Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Magically empowered human
Affiliations: Whizzer McGee
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Phil Anson, Master of the World
Base of Operations: U.S.A.
First Appearance: The Funnies #45 (Dell Comics, 1940)
Powers/Abilities: Able to separate his spirit from his body, enabling it to act independently. While unfettered by his mortal form, his spirit can grow to giant size, fly, become invisible and has superhuman strength. However it remains vulnerable to injury inflicted on its corporeal counterpart, and if the body is killed, so too would the spirit.
History: Having spent 25 years in Tibet as a student of the Grand High Lamas, an unidentified American returned home armed with their magical knowledge to fight crime. Adopting the alias Phil Anson, he would separate his spirit from his body to become Phantasmo, Master of the World; since his mortal form remained his main vulnerability, he hired bellhop Whizzer McGee to look after his body when he was elsewhere.
Comments: Created by E.C. Stoner.
The first Dell superhero, Phantasmo appeared in The Funnies #45-63, being the cover star up to #56, jointly sharing the cover with Captain Midnight on #57, who thereafter took the main cover spot from him.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
The Phantom, cloaked reporter from Pow Annual 1972
Phantom, The Ghost who Walks, a dynasty of heroes created by Lee Falk
Phantoma, Japanese hero
Phantom Blot, enemy of Super Goof
Phantom Bunny, partner of Bullet Crow
Phantom Commando, Australian airman
Phantom Falcon, Fiction House's Golden Age hero
Phantom Falcon, Holyoke Golden Age hero
Phantom Jack, invisible reporter
Phantom Jungle Girl, ally of the Tick
Phantom Jungle Girl, 1950's, mother of the last
The Phantom Knight, Australian hero
Phantom Lady, U.S.
Phantom Lady, Philippines
Phantom of Bascom Hill, scarred martial artist and anti-war protestor who has been hiding out beneath his old university. Opponent of the Badger
Phantom of Cursitor Marsh, ghostly spectre who fought for justice in the 18th century
Phantom of Fear City, ghostly sailor cursed to return to the scene of his death every seven years
Phantom Reporter, Golden Age Timely hero
Phantom Rider, Canadian Golden age hero
Phantom Viking, British hero
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