The black Phantom
the black Phantom ( Phantom Blot in English original version) is a Personnage of fiction of the universe of Mickey Mouse created in 1939 by Merrill De Maris and Floyd Gottfredson for the studios Disney. Almost imperceptible criminal carrying a black Shroud making it resemble a phantom, it is one of the worst enemies of Mickey Mouse. He leaves behind him messages which he signs of a spot of ink Noir E.
He was used thereafter regularly by the draftsmen of stories French Italy and , not hesitating to degrade itself punctually with other criminals like Pat Hibulaire, Oscar Raptor or Tom Pouce and Blast-furnace slag.
OriginsDuring its first appearance the May 22nd 1939 in Attention with the black phantom! (Outwits The Phantom Blot) , the black Phantom was uncovered and one could see his face, a canine face with the quasi non-existent muzzle decorated fine moustache inspired of Walt Disney itself and small hanging ears. It is in this same history as the Commissaire Finot ( Chief O' Hara in English original version) made his beginnings.
The appearance of the black Phantom varies according to the countries and the draftsmen: if, in the French stories, it never removes its hood and its shroud (going even until carrying other masks and clothing over), it frequently appears without mask in the stories Italy, where it does not sometimes even carry its costume.
It is advisable to note a freedom taken by the translators of Mickey Parade : in the Italian stories where the Black Phantom appears without its shroud, the team of the French newspaper seems to have decided to treat it like a different character. Thus on several occasions, the Black Phantom is seen allotting the name of Al Bandy (in the first Mickey Parade), of OJ or even of OJ Larapine Grates.
Gottfredson depicts the character as a sadistic criminal whose speciality is to imprison Mickey in explosive devices intended to kill it via complex mechanisms. This characteristic, undoubtedly considered to be too cruel, only was very occasionally taken again by the other authors. In the American stories and Frenchwomen where it keeps her shroud constantly, the black Phantom is readily presented like a rather burlesque gangster.
Appearances as cartoons
- 1939 : First appearance of the black Phantom in the United States. The character will not be exploited any more there until the years 1960.
1955 : The scenario writer and Italian draftsman Romano Scarpa ressuscite the black Phantom ( Macchia Nera in Italian version) for an adventure of 76 pages, Mickey and the Double Secrecy of the Black Phantom (Topolino E it doppio segreto di Macchia Nera) . The character returns since regularly in the European stories.
1964 - 1966: Reappearance of the black Phantom in the United States, drawn by Paul Murry in the Mystery of the Black Phantom (The Return off the Phantom Blot) . A newspaper with its name will be published, but only for six numbers.
Appearances on televisionThe first appearance of the black Phantom in Cartoon is in an episode of the Band with Picsou . It also appeared in a short-measuring of Mickey Mouse Works and in two episodes of Disney' S all out of box .
Name in various countries
- Germany: Das schwarze Phantom
- England: The Phantom Blot
- : Mancha Negra, Borrao Vermelho
- China: 幽灵黑鬼
- Colombia: Mancha Negra
- Denmark: Slyngel
- Spain left: Mancha Negra, Borrón
- Finland: Mustakaapu
- France: The Black Phantom
- Greece: Μαύρο Φάντασμα (Maíro Fántasma)
- : Hantu Tinkled
- Iceland: Svarti Skuggi
- Italy: Macchia Nera
- Japan: オバケの妖怪ブロット, ブラックファントム (Obake No Yōkai Burottu, Burakku Fantomu)
- Norway: Spøkelseskladden
- Netherlands: Zwarte Schim, Platneus
- Poland: Fantomen
- Sweden: Spökplumpen
- Cover of the cartoon where the black Phantom
- appears the true face of the black Phantom
- the black Phantom on INDUCKS
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