The mysterious Bob Phantom was one of MLJ (of Archie fame) Comics Line's first forays into having a superhero. He first appeared in Blue Ribbon Comics #2 in 1939, and in several issues of Top-Notch as a back-up feature until that publication switched to a humor format. He resurfaced occasionally in the Crusaders. This Bob Phantom was Walter Whitney, reporter. This version had invulnerability, the ability to teleport, and could create a cloud of yellow smoke (often, but not necessarily linked to the teleportation). His secret id. had an antagonistic relationship with the local police. He also got a sidekick in 1941, a female reporter named Jinx Friday. After about 25 appearances in various MLJ in the early forties, he disappeared. Since then he has appeared only sporadically an may have wandered into public domain. There is more information about this book at the bottom of the page
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