Saturday, 31 January 2015

Digest Art meets Phantom Books Australia !

Phantom books were printed in Australia from 1951 right up to 1959, they were Crime, Pulp, Sleaze and Murder mystery novels. The artwork was of better quality than the Star covers and some issues are highly prized when found in great condition.

Here I have listed Twins that I own only but there are many more twins that I am still searching for .

FALCON DIGEST / PHANTOM TWINS !


 Same cover , but I prefer the Phantom cover as it is not over powered by the title like the Falcon original !
Woman Hunter has been re-drawn with inspiration from the Falcon original !

Both copies of 'Evil Sleep' are highly prized and collectable, a key drug novel by Evan Hunter !

 Pretty good re-drawing of Howell Dodds 'The Long Night' on this Bryce Walton book 'Hate Killer'

  
Case of the Cancelled Redhead gets some truly great treatment here, The Falcon edition left is pure magic and the Phantom Book runs it a pretty close second !

Two Dagger's of Flesh are better than one ........the fantastic Rudy Nappi art from the Falcon original (left) is copied with very little success on it's Aussie twin.

EXOTIC DIGEST / PHANTOM TWIN !


In America she was a "Tramp" but in Australia just a "Deadly Lover"

ORIGINAL DIGEST / PHANTOM TWIN !

 Two great books with the same cover only the title gets changed !

MERIT DIGEST/ PHANTOM TWIN !

Merit digest book gets the Phantom twin treatment and the Australian holds up pretty well against the USA original/

RAINBOW DIGEST / PHANTOM TWIN !

Same Kiss one for death the other of Fire ! in this case the Australian twin has been badly drawn !

The Rainbow edition the Vice- Cop is bare chested but on the Phantom Johnny Murdock has covered himself up with a pristine new white T-shirt ........must have got a bit chilly !

Other Phantom twins to be found are ;

Come Night, Come Desire (Rainbow)
Farewell To Passion (Original) - How Dead My Love (Phantom)
Sleep With The Devil (Original)
Dagger Of Flesh (Falcon)
Body & Passion (Original) - Dear Deadly Past (Phantom)
Gang Moll (Original)
Bedroom In Hell (Rainbow)


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