Sunday, January 25, 2015

Phantom Stranger

The Phantom Stranger is a DC Comics character who has appeared since the 1950s. Through all those years, the Stranger is part of the story but you never learn who he really is, what his history might be, or even what powers he has. He always looks the same, always wears the same suit, hat, and cape, and is generally spooky. Some say that he is a fallen angel, others that he is a demon, and others that he is really the "Wandering Jew," who mocked Christ carrying the Cross and was consigned to wander as an immortal till the Last Judgement. I always loved the character and was glad to do this piece of fan art for a comic book fanzine.

Black ink on illustration board, 9" x 12", May 1987.

I'll try to make you some fresh art soon. I hate the lethargy of winter.

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