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Old 01-20-2009, 09:48 AM   #89
Kent Allard
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Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Default Re: Tim Boyle's The Phantom

Originally Posted by rogue trooper View Post
^ If there were to be a 100 or 60 countdown of best superhero tv cartoons, I would put Phantom 2040 on that list. This show paved the way for Batman Beyond. Ironically, very much the same way The Phantom paved the way for Batman in comics.
The Phantom's influence on Batman is limited too the Bruce Wayne's oath and in aspects of the costume.

Batman is based almost entirely on the pulp hero, the Shadow. [Batman is neither the first nor the last character inspired by the Shadow] Even the very first Batman comic is copied from a Shadow story.

You can read more about the whole thing here:

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Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?
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