Phantom, Bob (II). Walter Whitney, a theater columnist on Broadway, fights crime in the big city. He has the ability to phase and turn immaterial, though the origin of this power is not given. He beats up criminals and then breaks the news of his exploits in his newspaper column. He appears in stories with titles like “Ah Ku and the Council of Seven,” “The Explosive Light Beam,” and “The Hands of Johnny Napoleon.”

First Appearance: Blue Ribbon Comics #2 (Archie), Dec 1939. 25 appearances, 1939-1942. Created by Harry Shorten and Irv Novick.

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