For some collecting Phantom comics from around the world is their jam! I am one of them and there are plenty of others who get excited about this type of stuff.
The good guys at Phantom Wiki have found a new Phantom country for us to try and hunt down. This time in modern Iran, in the Persian language, printed all the way back in 1970.
Confirmation of the comic has taken the guys at Phantom Wiki years to establish, find someone who has the comic and then confirm it actually exists. This is a passion which has brought us new Phantom history in the form of the first EVER Phantom comic, new languages our hero has been released in and they deserve a Good Mark for their diligence and hard work.
Mosavar (written مصور in Persian) was published from November 1969 to October 1970. Since the start it has included various comics, like Tarzan, Batman, Superman, The Lone Ranger, Tom and Jerry, Woody Woodpecker, Porky Pig, Yogi Bear and Donald Duck, to name a few. There was 49 issues in total. The Phantom appeared in only one issue.
That issue was #16 and the Persian title is "قبیله ارواح" (romanized as "Ghabile arvah"; "The Ghost Tribe"). This story was created by Bill Harris and Bill Lignante, and was also published by Charlton in the USA.
Below are some scans of the story.
Thanks to Marko for his help in finding out about this comic, and unique piece of Phantom history.