Fantom of the Fair
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Real Name


First Appearance

Amazing Mystery Funnies vol. 2 #7 (July 1939)

Original Publisher


Created by

Paul Gustavson


This unnamed hero operated from underneath the 1939 New York World's Fair in an underground lab connected to an underground river. He guarded the Fair and fought those criminals and racketeers who threatened it.

He later became known as "Fantoman." The Fantom was strong enough to bend gun barrels and also possessed great speed. He was also a skilled hypnotist and could tamper with people's memories.

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He was also very hard-boiled and quite willing to torture enemies to get what he wanted, dedicating a room in his hideout for a collection of medival torture devices. His activities quickly spread beyond the World's Fair.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Amazing Adventures #1
  • Amazing Mystery Funnies Vol. 2 #7-12
    • vol. 3 #1-8
  • Fantoman #2-3

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