Feature Books

Feature Books were published in USA by the David McKay Publications company from 1937 to 1948 with a total of 59 issues released, with 6 issues featuring the Phantom. The first two editions featuring the Phantom were printed in black & white (#20 and #22), with the following four editions featuring the Phantom printed in color (#39, #53, #56, and #57).

The series contained a mix of comic book characters, including Mandrake the Magician, Dick Tracey and Rip Kirby.

The first 25 comics of the series were published in a larger size format, then reduced in size for the remainder of the series to the commonly known comic book size we see today.

The comic pages found within edition #56 can be seen below, featuring the Lee Falk classic story ‘The Sky Band’.

In 1993, Pacific Comics Club reprinted comic books number 20 and 22, measuring 21.5cm x 28cm. The covers of these reprints contain covers in a gloss finish, as opposed to the matt finish seen on the original comic books. The internal pages were also printed in black and white, with the Pacific Comics Club logo appearing on the outside back cover, not present on the original editions.