Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Presumably human technology user
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: An abandoned carnival
First Appearance: Spider-Man in "The Frustrated Phantom" (Kenner Give-a-Show Projector slide, 1968)
Powers/Abilities: The Phantom did not appear to possess any superhuman powers. He had access to an abandoned carnival, which he had rigged to trap others. The carnival's Funhouse entrance could project knockout gas and the Phantom could rig the roller coaster cars to run people over.
(Spider-Man in "The Frustrated Phantom") - Having apparently lured Spider-Man to his abandoned carnival, the Phantom sprayed Spider-Man with gas, knocking him out. He then placed the captured Spider-Man on the tracks of the carnival's roller coaster, planning to kill the hero by running him over with the roller coaster cars. At the last minute, Spider-Man hit the "stop" lever with a webline, effectively halting the coaster cars. He then swung across the track and kicked the Phantom.
Comments: Created by an unidentified writer and artist.
While there was a Phantom character that Spider-Man fought in an episode of the 1960s Spider-Man animated series ("Fifth Avenue Phantom") who looked very similar to this Phantom, I believe they are either not the same character or different counterparts of the same character. Perhaps the one seen in the Kenner Give-a-Show slide is the Earth-616 counterpart of the animated series Phantom? I do not believe the Give-a-Show slide takes place within the confines of the Spider-Man animated series universe because 1) Spider-Man's costume was not missing webbing, as it was on the animated series, 2) the Give-a-Show slide does not (to the best of my knowledge) adapt any of the animated series episodes and 3) the Phantom seen in the Give-a-Show looked slightly different (he wore a full-body robe, whereas the animated series Phantom appeared to wear a purple costume with a cloak, rather than a robe).
The Kenner Give-a-Show slide has a copyright of 1968 Marvel Comics Group, meaning that Marvel owns the character, not Kenner.
Special thanks to Jon Knutson for images!
Profile by Proto-Man.
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Spider-Man in "The Frustrated Phantom" slide, pan3 (Phantom main image)
Spider-Man in "The Frustrated Phantom" slide, pan6 (Phantom headshot)
Spider-Man in "The Frustrated Phantom" (Kenner Give-a-Show slide, 1968)
Last updated: 10/11/12
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