General Phantom links
- The Deep Woods
- The Deep Woods website, created by Bryan Shedden, was the first Phantom website I ever visited. I was impressed. It has comprehensive information about the Phantom, Lee Falk, and an extensive index of the Daily and Sunday newspaper strips.
- The Phantom (Wikipedia article)
- A well-maintained, up-to-date Wikipedia article about the Phantom. It has a lot of information covering the character's history, as well as publication information from across the globe.
- Phantom Phans Reddit
- This is a relatively new message board for Phantom fans. It hopes to replace a popular online forum that was originally a part of Bryan Shedden's website.
- Chronicle Chamber
- An excellent up-to-date resource about Phantom-related news and events, including announcements of new Phantom publications.
- An exhaustive database of Phantom newspaper stories, both Daily and Sunday, including summaries of most.
- An online encyclopedia dedicated to the Phantom, with articles created by Phantom enthusiasts from all over the world.
- Comics Trades
- A Greek website with a great page on the Phantom, having information and cover pictures of many Phantom comics.
- Good will prevail
- An article by R. Krithika for the children's magazine section of The Hindu, an Indian newspaper.
- Return to Comics
- A nostalgic article by Shalabh Mohan about the Phantom, Mandrake and old Indrajal comics of the lost golden era.
- White Skin, Black Mask
- A critical essay by Kai Friese about the Phantom.
- The Ghost Stops Walking
- A tribute to Lee Falk by Nakul Shenoy.
- The Wonder Years
- An article by Lindsay Periera trying to find out if the Internet can recreate a sense of déjà vu.
- Mr Walker's Last Mile
- An article by Vir Sanghvi about the Phantom and his fate after Lee Falk's death.
- Phantom and Fantasy
- An editorial appearing on March 22, 1999 in a web-based daily named Calcutta Online.
- Indian Ham Radio
- An Indian Ham Radio website page that shows the Phantom using the radio.
- Business Commentary
- A business commentary by Mahesh Nair that starts off with a mention of the Phantom.
- The Ghost Who Walks For Diamond Comics
- A financial news item by Pummy Kaul, dated June 13, 1999, about Diamond Comics acquiring a license to publish the Phantom.
- Ashok Amritraj Venture Sets Aside $90 M For 'Mandrake The Magician'
- An article, dated 16 March 2004, about Ashok Amritraj (a tennis star turned film producer) and his plans for a Phantom & Mandrake movie.
- Betaal Pachisi, A Magical Fantasy
- A webpage on UTV Network's official website.
- Shahbaaz Khan, The Second Coming
- An interview with Shahbaaz Khan, the Indian actor who played the lead role of Betaal.
- Is It Phantom Of Just A Phantom
- An article by Murli Sharma about Betaal Pachisi.
- Fanning Out Fantasy
- An article by Vandana Mujumdar who trys to reason why fantasy serials become popular. In her article, she gives details about the serial Betaal Pachisi and also mentions a producer's plans to make a serial based on Mandrake the Magician.
Betaal Pachisi is a Phantom-inspired Indian TV serial, starring Shahbaz Khan, Tom Alter, Sonu Walia, and directed by Sunil Agnihotri. It was first aired in May, 1997 on the Doordarshan TV network of India. Each episode was half an hour long and in the Hindi language. The serial has long been discontinued. The picture on the side is a still image from the serial. Notice the similarity between the hero's costume and that of the Phantom, except for the red colour and the fact that Betaal (Sanskrit for “Phantom”) does not cover his face!
Please note that I bear no responsibility for the content available at the above links. They are online resources that I found to be Phantom-related with an Indian perspective.
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