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The Phantom Strikes like Lightning in May

Phans who enjoyed Lightning Strikes Comic Books' special 80th Anniversary release of The Phantom at the Dublin Comic Con in 2016 have been eagerly awaiting a 2017 follow-up since the Irish publishing company began teasing it on Facebook earlier this year.

Now, thanks to publisher Eoin McAuley, ChronicleChamber can reveal a lot more detail about the upcoming release.

The Phantom: Scarlet Sapphire (cover art Stephen Mooney)

The Phantom: Scarlet Sapphire is set to be published on May 27, and will be a 24-page full colour stand alone story.

Retailing for €3.50, it is a less expensive than last year's €5 offering. All retailers for the book will be listed on the Lightning Strike Facebook Page, and will also be published by ChronicleChamber as soon as they are available.

Many phans will also be curious to know more about the creative team behind Lightning Strike's new Phantom comic:

WIP - Internal art by Robert Carey

The Phantom: Scarlet Sapphire

Written by: Stephen Mooney

Stephen Mooney is a New York Times best selling creator most widely known for his award winning hit series HALF PAST DANGER from IDW Publishing.

More recently he has been working as an artist for DC Comics on popular series such as GRAYSON, MIDNIGHTER and BOMBSHELLS. Stephen is currently hard at work writing and drawing the sequel to Half Past Danger.

Stephen is also the cover artist for this book.

Illustrated by: Robert Carey

Robert Carey is an Irish based artist known co-founding Lightning Strike Comics and for North Bend, Ness and recently being chosen as a winner in Mark Millar's Millarworld talent search 2017.

Coloured by: Tríona Farrell

Triona Farrell is a comic colourist based in Dublin, who has worked on numerous issues series from TITAN, BOOM!, IDW and IMAGE. Such favourites include WEAVERS, and the upcoming IMAGE book ROSE. She illustrates in her spare time and enjoys many nerdy interests.

Lettered by: Rob Jones

Rob Jones is an award winning letterer and 1/4 of British Based Indie Publisher, Madius Comics. Rob lettered Lightning Strike Comics' PHANTOM 80th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL and he has co-written PAPERCUTS AND INKSTAINS, GRIFF GRISTLE and TRAGIC TALES OF HORRERE with long standing/suffering co-writer, Mike Sambrook.

Edited by: David Williams

David Williams is a published academic researcher and lecturer who specialises in Game Development & Animation.

On a day to day he is responsible for the Animation and Game Development faculties for Pulse College third level education, developing courses in Sequential Art, VFX, Games and Animation sectors.

WIP - Internal art by Robert Carey

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