The folks at Frew Publications in Australia have published The Phantom comic books since 1948. Following the untimely death in March of King Features artist Paul Ryan, the Frew crew decided to release a special tribute issue – in color – to commemorate the man and his artwork on the beloved comic.
The Paul Ryan Tribute (issue #1748) features what they call a Kiwi (back) Cover, which is pictured above. Frew will also issue a Signature Series version, new for 2016. One hundred copies of each new comic issue are reserved and will be signed by the cover artist. These Signature Series issues come sealed in a poly bag with a backer board and certificate of authenticity signed by the Frew Crew. Paul’s long-time writing partner, Tony DePaul, has agreed to sign the Signature Series covers for this Tribute issue.
Kudos to our friends Down Under at Frew!