Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Phantom Stranger Vol. 1: A Stranger Among Us TPB [2013]


THE PHANTOM STRANGER VOLUME 1: A STRANGER AMONG US TPB
The Judas coins are attached to his skin and is sentenced to walk the Earth until is debt is paid by the Council of Wizards. The Phantom Stranger helps Gotham Police Detective Jim Corrigan find his missing fiancée. The Spectre is born as Jim dies and the Phantom Stranger loses a piece of silver for the deed. Afterwards he helps a woman named Rachel (Raven) return to her father Trigon where he loses another piece of silver. Later the Phantom Stranger heads home to his family.

Pandora asks the Phantom Stranger for help finding the strongest of hearts to open the box. She has unleashed evil upon mankind and wishes to return it back. The Phantom Stranger refuses to help her. Afterwards the eldest son of Trigon Belial visits the Phantom Stranger to give him a warning.

Terrence Thirteen calls for help against the Haunted Highwayman as the Phantom Stranger brings the original Terrence Thirteen to defeat him.

SERIES HIGHLIGHTS
- The Phantom Stranger is abducted by the Justice League Dark to the House of Mystery
- Constantine warns the Phantom Stranger that he is making enemies the Trinity War approaches
- Constantine has the one coin to relieve the Phantom Stranger of his curse
- Philip Stark returns home only to find his family missing and Pandora with the Spectre
- The Phantom Stranger answers concerning his missing family leads to the Question
- The Phantom Stranger encounters the Sons of Trigon using Deadman to probe their minds
- The Phantom Stranger loses another coin around his neck by dealing with Jack Ryder
- Jack Ryder is
- The Phantom Stranger is stabbed by Doctor Thirteen as the Question watches

This hardcover collects
The Phantom Stranger #0-7

RECOMMENDED – 4 OUT OF 5