Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human (possibly channeling a ghost/spirit)

Occupation: Adventurer, defender of his tribe

Group Membership: Apparently a tribe of pteranodon riders

Affiliations: Devil Dinosaur, Ka-Zar (Kevin, Lord Plunder), Moon-Boy, Skaar

Enemies: Designer and those under his/its influence, Umbu the Unliving

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Savage Land

First AppearanceSkaar: King of the Savage Land#4 (August, 2011)

face (masked)Powers/AbilitiesThe Phantom Eagle was an ordinary human with expert stunt piloting and aerial combat skills. 

    He may or may not have exceptional hand-to-hand combat skills, with athletic reflexes.

    He flew a biplane of unspecified abilities.

Height: Approximately 5'9" (no good reference)
Weight: Approximately 170 lbs.
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Unrevealed

Skaar: King of the Savage Land#5 (fb) - BTS) <Circa 1917-1918> - Phantom Eagle (Karl Kaufmann) crashed in the Savage Land. After 40 days, he was rescued by a British team. The Antarctic German outpost was rooted out and the Eagle prepared to head home. Unable to take his broken ship with him, he left behind his journal with it as a curiosity for future explorers; he hoped his biplane would fly again. 

(Skaar: King of the Savage Land#5 (fb) - BTS) - Phantom Eagle's ship and journal were found by a "strange mountain man" who claimed/seemed to be periodically entered by the original Phantom Eagle's spirit. The ship was repaired and the man wore a uniform patterned after the Phantom Eagle's.

(Skaar: King of the Savage Land#5 (fb) - BTS) - After Ka-Zar collapsed atop a frozen mountain after slaying a pteranodon, the man allegedly channeling the Phantom Eagle and several others found him. 

(Skaar: King of the Savage Land#5 (fb) - BTS) - The Eagle read to Ka-Zar from the Phantom Eagle's journal, telling him how he had gained the biplane, etc. After the others proclaimed that the spirit of the Phantom Eagle had entered him again, this Eagle offered Ka-Zar his wings "and this land's enemies death from above." Ka-Zar told him it would take more than an old plane to win, but the Eagle assured him they had much more than one plane. biplane & dino-riders

(Skaar: King of the Savage Land#4 - BTS) - Flying the biplane, this Phantom Eagle joined Ka-Zar and other pteranodon-riding troops against the Designer (a being claiming to be the last of an alien race that built the Savage Land millions of years ago, who was possessing Shanna and had usurped Ka-Zar's rule of the Savage Land) and his forces. 

(Skaar: King of the Savage Land#5 - BTS) - This Phantom Eagle continued this fight. When Ka-Zar's pteranodon was wounded and began to descend, this Phantom Eagle flew down and caught Ka-Zar on his wing. 

    Soon after, the Designer revived Umbu the Unliving, and when this Phantom Eagle approached Umbu, the robot struck the biplane with its hand. As the biplane descended with fire streaming from its tail, Ka-Zar leapt off.

    After Skaar stopped Umbu, this Phantom Eagle was amongst those who chanted for Skaar, who was proclaimed the new king of the Savage Land.

Comments: Created by Rob Williams, Brian Ching, and Rick Ketcham.

    We really don't have any idea whether this man was actually being possessed by the spirit of the Phantom Eagle (Karl Kaufmann) or not.

    The Nuwali created the Savage Land for the Beyonders...not sure whether the Designer was supposed to be one of those, or what...

Profile by Snood.

This Phantom Eagle has
uncertain connection to:

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Skaar: King of the Savage Land#4, pg. 6, panel 4 (parka);
        pg. 18 (biplane);
    #5, pg. 1, panel 3 (channeling Phantom Eagle's ghost);
        pg. 5, panel 5 (face)

Skaar: King of the Savage Land#4-5 (August-September, 2011) - Rob Williams (writer), Brian Ching (penciler), Rick Ketcham (inker), John Denning (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)

Last updated: 05/02/16

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