February 17, 1536 — Christopher Walker is the only survivor of a pirate attack

Christopher Walker was a man of strong will. When he washed ashore on a remote Bangalla beach, he did not just swear vengeance on the pirates, but on all criminals. And he did not merely swear his own life, but those of all his descendants. The Phantom who appears in Phantom comics to this day is the 21st in a unbroken line of mighty crime fighters. Because of this constant succession – and the use of the same costume design for centuries – the Phantom is widely believed to be immortal, and local tribes refer to him as ‘the man who cannot die’ and ‘the ghost who walks’.

First Phantom Sunday strip.jpg
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Phantom Shuffle — Austen Tayshus