The Daily Colonist was a daily newspaper founded in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 1858 by Amor De Cosmos. The Daily Colonist merged with the Victoria Daily Times in 1980, and today is published under the title of the Times Colonist.
The Daily Colonist was printed in English in black and white.
The first Phantom comic strip appeared on the 15th of March, 1945 (as seen below). The first Phantom story printed was ‘The Maharajah’s Daughter’, however the full story wasn’t printed, just the last few comic strip dailies. ‘The Blue Gang’ was the next story to follow.
The Phantom makes his first appearance on the 17th of March, 1945 (see below).
The Phantom comic strip didn’t last long in The Daily Colonist, with the last Phantom comic strip being published on the 23rd of November, 1946.
Interestingly, the publisher of The Daily Colonist posted a notice on the 24th of November, 1946 informing readers as to why the Phantom comic strip wasn’t published. The Phantom comic strip wasn’t published in The Daily Colonist post this notice.
Comics Delayed By Bad Weather
The Daily Colonist regrets the absence from this page of three of it’s regular comic strips – L’il Abner, Rip Kirby and The Phantom. The strips are air-mailed regularly from Eastern Canada but have been delayed this week by the unfavorable weather conditions which have prevailed in the many parts of the Dominion and disrupted air traffic.