Phantom TV Pilot Trailer For SyFy

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This is the story of the 22nd Phantom, starring Ryan Carnes, written by one of the Carnivale fellows and one more attempt to try and convince Americans that, yes, they do want to watch the purple-clad adventures of one of the world's oldest superheroes.

And by the look of this, SyFy have coughed up a little cash to see if it can be done. Although he does look a little like the TV movie version of Daredevil don't you think?

Created in 1936, this jungle adventurer is published in comics internationally, but the biggest exposure he's had in the US in the last thirty years was as a cast member of the Defenders Of The Earth cartoon. He's been published by Gold Key, Charlton, DC Comics, with even Stan Lee and Steve Ditko working on different versions of the character for Marvel in the eighties and nineties. Moonstone are currently the US publisher, with Dynamite snapping at their heels. But the character has had greater success in Scandinavia, Australia and India.

Maybe the 22nd time is the charm?

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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