Phantasmo. A young man leaves the U.S. to spend 25 years in Tibet, studying with the “Grand High Lamas” and learning all sorts of mystic secrets. After he has mastered both spirit and body he returns to the U.S., takes on the identity of “Phil Anson,” and begins fighting crime. He is assisted by his bellhop, Whizzer McGee, who is Anson’s bodyguard. Anson has the ability to separate his spirit and send it moving about independent of his body; when he is in spirit form he has super-strength, flight, can grow to giant size and move invisibly. But if his body is hurt when he’s in spirit form, both body and spirit will die.
First Appearance: The Funnies #45 (Dell), July 1940. 12+ adventures, 1940-1941. Created by R.S. Callender and E.C. Stoner.
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