Bradford Exchange has released a new print to celebrate The Phantom's 80th Anniversary with art by Glenn Ford for a cost of $499.95AU.
It has been a bit quiet down at Bradford Exchange the last year or so but they have come back with a bang with this print that is available for pre order with delivery in August 2016.
You may notice the new Glenn Ford design is a direct copy from one of the Women’s Mirror covers that where the first Australian Phantom comic books. To buy you can go to their website.
Below is Bradford’s descriptive text on this print:
There are certain things in life that you can always count on: the sun rising in the morning, The Bradford Exchange offering you the world’s finest limited editions and The Phantom™ thrilling millions of readers daily. He’s been doing that for eighty action-packed years. Introducing “The Phantom 80th Anniversary Gallery Edition Print,” a celebration of Lee Falk’s greatest legacy which is set to become a prized edition for just 499 fans in Australia and New Zealand.
Glenn Ford’s 12-year stewardship of the Australian edition of The Phantom comic created a golden age of adventures. A lifelong fan, Glenn was perfectly positioned to create the ultimate celebration…with a uniquely Aussie spin. The covers sit magnificently alongside specially commissioned art from Glenn which truly captures the heroic mystique of the 500-year old Ghost Who Walks™. Meticulously hand-crafted by our master printers and framers, the montage is faithfully rendered in fade-resistance inks ensuring a lifetime of vibrancy. It is preserved under a crystal-clear, museum-style cover. The black matting adds richness and depth. This sophisticated presentation is a spectacular 59cm high by 48cm wide including its dramatic, black frame. Equally impressive is the pure-silver layered medallion which we commissioned to accent Glenn’s contribution to the edition. It gleams as only silver can and contrasts Glenn’s art brilliantly. The medallion is yours FREE when you acquire the edition today!
Laminated for protection, it’s also a stunning work of art in its own right because it offers you a concise biography of Lee Falk as well as reproducing those five landmark covers and the stories they featured. Fascinating on its own, it completes the edition in spectacular style. Behind the frame is the all-important Certificate of Authenticity. Be one of just 499 fans to own the hand-signed and hand-numbered print. Pre order for expected delivery in August 2016!
The Phantom 80th Anniversary Gallery Edition Print. Crafted and framed to a true gallery standard with never before seen Glenn Ford Art. Delivered with a silver-layered medallion and full colour certificate.