Fletcher Hanks’s Fantomah, Mystery Woman of the Jungle Figurine Now Available from Goldenagefigurines.com
Goldenagefigurines.com has recently released a figurine of Fletcher Hanks’s Fantomah, Mystery Woman of the Jungle, the second figurine in the Golden Age Comics Figurine Collection:
Fantomah, Mystery of Woman of the Jungle, is probably Fletcher Hanks’s second most well known creation after Stardust. She is the first superheroine in comics, appearing in Jungle Comics #2 (February 1940) published by Fiction House, predating the first appearance of Wonder Woman by almost 2 years. A mysterious supernatural being who protects the jungles of Africa, Fantomah possesses near limitless magical power, including the powers of flight, levitation of other objects, and the ability to mutate her adversaries into any form imaginable. When the jungle or its inhabitants are under threat, Fantomah can instantly change from a beautiful blonde woman to a frightening skull-faced wraith capable of inflicting bizarre and brutal punishments on evildoers. All of the Fantomah tales drawn by Hanks have been collected in two fantastic books edited by Paul Karasik, I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets! and You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation!, both published by Fantagraphics.
Fantomah is sculpted at 1/21 scale and stands 3.75″ (9.5 cm) tall, with a weight of .6 oz (17 g). This is to the same scale as the Marvel and DC superhero figurines produced by Eaglemoss of England. The production run is limited to 150 pieces and divided into 3 color variants: the white (90 pieces), yellow (10 pieces), and blue (50 pieces) skull editions, each based on a specific color scheme from the original comics. Prices range from $17.95 to $22.95, depending on the variant, and the figurine can be purchased at Goldenagefigurines.com, eBay, and Amazon. Less than 50 remain in stock, with the yellow and blue skull editions almost sold out. Each variant has its own label, is individually numbered, and comes in a box with a unique full color printed sleeve. To reduce the chance of breakage, the figurine is packaged separately from the base; a small drop of super glue is required to attach it.