Aug 1, 1962
Dec 5, 1962
Everybody's Magazine was Australia's leading teen-oriented entertainment publication in the early 1960s. First published in 1961, it was produced by the Packer family's Consolidated Press company. The magazine focussed on stories and pinups of local and international pop music, movie and TV personalities, with the occasional excursion into tabloid territory. When The Phantom finished in the last issue of The Australian Woman's Mirror in June 1961, it was almost immediately picked up in Everybody's Magazine. The last story to appear in the Woman's Mirror was The River Gang (S54) but only the first 8 weeks of the 20 week story were published. It is not known if this story was completed in Everybody's Magazine. However, the next story The Honeymooners (S55) certainly was, and the weekly magazine continued with the Phantom Sunday strips in sequential order. The one exception was The Astronaut and the Pirates (S61) which was initially skipped before making an appearance a few years later. As with the Woman's Mirror, the Phantom strips in Everybody's Magazine were about 16 months behind the original US newspaper appearance date. The last known Phantom story to appear in Everybody's Magazine was Rex King (S68) in 1967. The magazine was cancelled in 1968 although it is not known if The Phantom continued until the end.
Story Title Code Newspaper
1961 The Honeymooners S55 29 May 1960 1962 The Goggle-Eye Pirates S56 30 Oct 1960 1962 Fluffy S57 2 Apr 1961 ? The Limper S58 * 20 Aug 1961 1963 Queen Samaris XII S59 5 Nov 1961 1963 Treasure of the Skull Cave S60 20 May 1962 1964 Old Baldy S62 19 May 1963 1964 The Giant Bird of Gandor S63 22 Dec 1963 1965 The Founding of the Jungle Patrol S64 5 Jul 1964 1965 The Great Web of Spidera S65 31 Jan 1965 1966 The Astronaut and the Pirates S61 4 Nov 1962 1966 Mystery of Wamba Falls Inn S66 4 Jul 1965 1966 The Veiled Lady S67 31 Oct 1965 1967 Rex King S68 15 May 1966
* = it is not known if The Limper(S58) was actually published, but it would be the next story in the sequence
Thanks to Wally Bratasiuk for research into Everybody's Magazine, and Barry Stubberfield for sharing this information.
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