is an American animated science fiction television
series loosely based on the comic strip
hero The Phantom
, created by Lee Falk
. The central character of the series is said to be the 24th Phantom. The unusual character designs are the work of Peter Chung
, creator of Æon Flux
The show debuted in 1994
to rave reviews, though it survived only 35 episodes before it was relegated to weekend repeats in 1996
. Along with action sequences, stories focused on intelligent plotting and character development, winning the series praise for its subtle teaching of such values as individuality, freedom, and the volatility of humanity. It also spawned comic books tie-ins and other merchandise.
Featured voice actors included Scott Valentine
, Margot Kidder
, Ron Perlman
, and Jeff Bennett
, while Mark Hamill
, Debbie Harry
, Rob Paulsen
, and Paul Williams
had recurring roles.
In the year 2040, environmental disasters and the economic Resource Wars of the early 21st century have decimated the fragile ecological
balance of an Earth once teeming with life. Everywhere, the privileged and wealthy continue to thrive in expensive real estate developments that tower above the suffering masses. The victims of Earth’s misfortune have been forced to subsist on scavenged refuse from the past on the mangled streets of forlorn city-states.
In Metropia (once known as New York City
), the largest and most powerful of the city-states
, the powerful robotics manufacturing corporation Maximum Inc.... Read More