As Shadow Lady she could become intangible at will, and like Phantom Lady, the projector allowed her to blind her opponents. Former All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. Stormy KnightAppearances • Images • Gallery • Quotes. Jennifer KnightAppearances • Images • Gallery • Quotes That company was run by Victor Fox, who was notorious for pushing any envelope to help boost sales. His jockey is killed, however, when he refuses to throw the race, so Don gets Sandra to ride Sugar Girl instead. Despite (or perhaps because of) its notoriety, Matt Baker's run on Phantom Lady has enjoyed enduring popularity. She was a founding member of an all-female super-team initially called the "All-Girl Squad," later to become known as AC's most famous creation, Fem Force. Here she met her young protégé, Dee Tyler, whom she trained to become the next Phantom Lady. in The Comic Book in America: An Illustrated History (Taylor Publishing Company, 1989 series) (1989) in Roy Thomas Presents Classic Phantom Lady Softee (PS, 2013 series) #2 (), #2 () in Roy Thomas Presents Classic Phantom Lady … DC grouped Phantom Lady with the other Golden Age characters they had acquired from Quality Comics and formed a new super-team: the Freedom Fighters. Panel from Quality Comics’ Police Comics, depicting Phantom Lady’s black ray gun (Photo credit: Wikipedia). Sandra Knight was created by Will Eisner and Arthur Peddy, first appearing in Police Comics #1 (1941). It was explained that Phantom Lady used this to her advantage in order to distract her male opponents. Phantom Lady became Silk Spectre, who wore a revealing yellow costume patterned after Phantom Lady's DC costume. Meanwhile, AC Comics acquired the Fox characters in the late 1970s and developed their own dolled up version of Phantom Lady. Heroes Inc - a webcomic by contibutor Zcotty. To reflect her new superhero name, she no longer had a "black light ray projector;" instead she was an expert markswoman and employed a pair of revolvers as weapons. Phantom Lady appears in 266 issues. While the character's design was tweaked, her background and supporting cast remained the same. This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for: Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Artist Arthur Peddy penciled her first 13 issues and is credited as her creator. As of this writing my issue (#21*) of Phantom Lady (published by Fox Feature Syndicate on December of 1948) is the fourth most expensive comic in my collection. After joining the DC Universe, Phantom Lady had to battle super-powered villains rather than mere criminals, so she received a significant power upgrade thanks to her dimensional travels between Earth-X and Earth-One. In the 1950s, Ajax-Farrell acquired the rights to the. When Quality stopped running Phantom Lady, what was by now Iger Studio (less Eisner) was still busy supplying its various comic publishers. Sandra Knight's origin was retconned following the Crisis on Infinite Earths in 1985, and her post- World War II history was revealed in DC's Damage title in 1994. Phantom Lady's journey across the dimensions gave her the power to phase through solid objects as well as the power to become invisible. During her career as Phantom Lady, Sandra Knight was a superb athlete and an accomplished hand-to-hand fighter, especially skilled at exploiting the distraction caused by her revealing costume. This upset the Human Bomb, another teammate who harbored feelings for Sandra. Matt Baker art credits from Roy Thomas Presents Classic Phantom Lady (PS Artbooks, 2013 series) #1. One night, Sandra discovered a plot to kill her father by two assassins who were trying to cause political strife. By the 1970's her 'scandalous' Matt Baker era costume was considered more acceptable, so that costume's revealing design was combined with the lemon and lime color scheme for a far more provocative look. But eventually DC Comics learned of AC's use of the character and threatened to sue, insisting they had bought the rights to Phantom Lady. I have since replaced #21* with a copy of #16. After thwarting an attempt on her father’s life with a rolled-up newspaper (demonstrating once again the power of the press) Sandra was forever hooked on crime-fighting. Phantom Lady was later acquired by Charlton Comics, but Charlton never produced any new Phantom Lady stories. Assisting towards that end was the lucky discovery of a “black light ray projector” that could either blind her enemies when pointed at them, or pointed at herself turned her invisible. That’s a torrid tale that has taken many twists over the decades. Victor Fox like what he saw, collectors got one of its most iconic images of good girl art, and Dr. Fredric Wertham got more material for his publication Seduction of the Innocent. Similarly, her cousin Ted worked with Davis to acquire the technology that allowed him to become the first Starman. any Comic Vine content. That’s some pretty good company. The character's team-up with the Raven 's in Police Comics #20 was later used by Canadian comic book artist, Jerry Lazare, to … The female Freedom Figh ter Phantom Lady and her diminutive partner-in-crime-fighting Doll Man make their New 52 debut! Professor Davis became Dr. Abraham Davis, a scientist who had escaped from Nazi-controlled Europe, and Sandra gave him asylum and a laboratory in which to continue his work. It is unclear how most people wouldn't recognize the famous socialite, but it's even more puzzling when one considered that her father and her fiance weren't able to recognize her, either. Together, they developed the black light ray projector that Sandra used to become Phantom Lady. An early focus of AC was reviving classic comic book heroines that had become Public Domain, which they believed Phantom Lady now was. For her DC debut, the decision was made to return her costume to its original "lemon and lime" color scheme from the Golden Age. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Her student and successor was Dee Tyler, who carried on her legacy until she died during the Infinite Crisis. Artist Arthur Peddy penciled her first 13 issues and is credited as her creator. Phantom Lady became a recurring character in their publications, starring in stories that were even more provocative than her Fox Feature era exploits. Phantom Lady’s alter ego was known as Sandra Knight, daughter of U.S. | Lobster or Liberty Annual, Food or Comics? AC then decided to have the Blue Bulleteer undergo another transformation. She fights crime using martial arts and a variety of high-tech gadgets that give her control over the light spectrum. 2 story arc War and Remembrance, Sandra Knight made a return appearance, both as an elderly retired woman in the modern day and in her youthful prime in an extended 1940's flashback. The Kamen credit comes from a 1994/96 AC reprint. In the 1970's, 'good girl' artist Bill Black founded a small publishing company called Paragon Publications, which later became Americomics and finally AC Comics. The administrator of this site (read-comic.com) cannot be held responsible for what its users post, or any other actions of its users. She could use the projector to blind and disorient her opponents and effectively make herself invisible. They relaunched Phantom Lady (in original Quality Comics costume colors) as part of the Freedom Fighters in Justice League of America #107 (Oct. 1973). Sandra Knight, the daughter of Senator Henry Knight, is a Washington D.C. socialite who fights crime as the costumed heroine known as the Phantom Lady. Don calls up Sandra and invites her out to the Grand Fairgrounds Track to introduce her to a new racehorse he has purchased. For the current New 52 Phantom Lady (active from 2012 - ), see: Jennifer Knight. She further equipped herself with special goggles that enabled her to see in the dark. During the time her stories were published by Fox Feature Syndicate, her rogues gallery included the Avenging Skulls, the Fire Fiend, the Killer Clown, Kurtz, the Robbing Robot, the Subway Slayer, and Vulture. Phantom Lady is well-known as being one of the earliest female super-heroes. Originally she was Sandra Knight, a Golden Age hero who fought the Nazi army alongside the All-Star Squadron. I bid considerably over Guide for a G- 1.8 grade copy – after having been outbid in other auctions for the same book I was forced to let the bid fly. In 1981, Phantom Lady began appearing in DC’s All-Star Squadron. Jennifer Knight (2011 - Present) Writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti spoke to CBR News about their new DC Comics miniseries "Phantom Lady" and revisiting the Freedom Fighters in the New 52 DC Universe. None of the files shown here are hosted or transmitted by this server. Your email address will not be published. Fox went under in the 1950's and its assets were acquired by other publishers. Despite this, somehow no one (not even her father or fiancé) could tell that Phantom Lady was Sandra Knight as long as she was in costume. Sandra still saved her Senator father from assassination, but this time took down his would-be assassins with her fists instead of a rolled-up newspaper. She was originally owned by Quality Comics until they were bought out by DC. Phantom Lady’s alter ego was known as Sandra Knight, daughter of U.S. After becoming a DC heroine, Sandra's black light ray projector took the form of high-tech wristbands so that she could operate with both hands free. One of its clients was Fox Feature Syndicate. Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Don Borden; Betty (death); Mints (villain). Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. In 1956, DC Comics obtained the rights to the Quality Comics characters. Everybody won. In the 2011 Birds of Prey vol. Phantom Lady's history from Quality Comics was retained by DC as official canon, though her Fox Feature and Ajax-Farrell stories were not. on 10/14/20 Its a Matt Baker two for one cover – we get good girl Phantom Lady busting a bad girl criminal. Sandra became a member of the prestigious Knight family of Opal City, and her cousin Ted Knight would become the superhero known as Starman.