By Jeremy Meltingtallow

Everyone knows the fans in Australia are SUPER FANS when it comes to The Phantom. To celebrate the masked hero’s 80th Anniversary this year, King Features Australian agent, Merchantwise, staged a competition. Entrants had to purchase The Phantom 2016 Annual from Frew Publishing, and refer to the back inside cover ad to find out how to enter.

The big Prize Package, with a total retail value of $550, included:

  • Three (3) x 12 “ limited-edition Phantom statues
  • One (1) Funko pop vinyl Phantom
  • One (1) 3D hero lamp
  • One (1) 2016 collectible stamp pack

The Phantom 80th Anniversary CompetitionEntrants had to answer this question in 50 words or less: “Why do you still read the Phantom and how has the Phantom influenced your life?” They also had to send in a photo of their personal Phantom collection.

The single Major Prize winner has been chosen! Congratulations to  NOAH WARNEKEN!!!

The Phantom 80th Anniversary Competition WinnerAnd it’s no wonder. Check out his answer:

“I started liking Phantom comics when my pop gave me a copy of an old Phantom comic he had.

“Now I’m ADDICTED. I use my pocket money to buy them. They make me WANT to read (I didn’t like reading before) — I love THEM!!!!!!!!!”

Way to go, Noah!