The Whew Phantom Poster was produced by the United Book Guild in New York, USA in 1966. The poster depicts the Phantom grappling a tiger, exclaiming ‘Whew’, hence why the poster is commonly referred to as the Whew Phantom Poster.
The Whew Phantom Poster measures a large 132cm x 81.5cm. On the front of the poster we see an image illustrated by Ray Moore, with the reverse of the poster left blank.
At the bottom left of the poster, we see the details of the company who produced the poster, the United Book Guild.
The Whew Phantom Poster is part of a large range of posters created by the United Book Guild. The vibrant and colorful posters feature comic book characters for an array of publishers. Below we see a small sample of the posters produced, typically in the middle of the 1960s.
Advertisements for the various posters produced by the United Book Guild could be found in comic books at the time. Below we see an example of one of the full page advertisements, with the Whew Phantom Poster found on the bottom left of the advertisement. This example gives the reader the option to mail-away a coupon to purchase the poster/s of their choice.