Unofficial Chronology PHANTOM STRANGER
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Phantom Stranger

Character Chronology Index

Below is the definitive list of appearances of Phantom Stranger in chronological order. Flashback sequences or story entries will be followed by a [Flashback] note. Stories that for some reason are no longer part of current continuity will have a comment saying this in a note following the entry.

Follow the links for a complete index of the issue, including story and creator info as well as full character chronology and in some cases story synopses.

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Phantom Stranger Chronology


Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 #1 (August-September 1952): "The Haunters from Beyond"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 #1/2 (August-September 1952): "When Dead Men Walk"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 #1/3 (August-September 1952): "The House of Strange Secrets"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 #2 (October-November 1952): "The Killer Shadow"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 #2/2 (October-November 1952): "Death's Strange Deputy"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 #2/3 (October-November 1952): "The Three Signs of Evil"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 #3 (December 1952-January 1953): "Ghosts for Sale"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 #3/2 (December 1952-January 1953): "Dead Man's Hand"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 #3/3 (December 1952-January 1953): "The Day of Destiny"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 #4 (February-March 1953): "The Hairy Shadows"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 #4/2 (February-March 1953): "The Riddle of the Ghostly Trumpet"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 #4/3 (February-March 1953): "The Dream Killer"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 #5 (April-May 1953): "The Living Nightmare"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 #5/2 (April-May 1953): "The Unseen Familiar"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 #5/3 (April-May 1953): "The Stars Screamed Danger"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 #6 (June-July 1953): "The Ghosts in the Locked Room"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 #6/2 (June-July 1953): "Doorway in the Sky"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 1 #6/3 (June-July 1953): "Horror in Miniature"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #6 (March-April 1970): "No. 13 Thirteenth Street" [Flashback]
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #7 (May-June 1970): "The Curse" [Flashback]
Showcase #80 (February 1969): "The Three Signs of Evil"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #1 (May-June 1969): "Defeat the Dragon Curse...or Die!"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #2 (July-August 1969): "The Man Who Died Three Times"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #3 (September-October 1969): "Some Day in Some Dark Alley"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #4 (November-December 1969): "There Is Laughter in Hell This Day"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #5 (January-February 1970): "The Devil's Playground"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #6 (March-April 1970): "No. 13 Thirteenth Street"
Brave and the Bold #89 (April-May 1970): "Arise, Ye Ghosts of Gotham"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #7 (May-June 1970): "The Curse"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #8 (July-August 1970): "Journey to the Tomb of the Ice Giants"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #9 (September-October 1970): "Obeah Man"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #10 (November-December 1970): "Death...Call Not My Name"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #10/2 (November-December 1970): "Charlie's Crocodile"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #11 (January-February 1971): "Walk Not in the Desert's Sun"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #12 (March-April 1971): "Marry Me -- Marry Death"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #13 (May-June 1971): "A Child of Death"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #14 (July-August 1971): "The Man with No Heart"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #15 (September-October 1971): "The Iron Messiah"
Brave and the Bold #98 (October-November 1971): "Mansion of the Misbegotten"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #16 (November-December 1971): "Image in Wax"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #17 (January-February 1972): "Like a Ghost from the Ashes"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #18 (March-April 1972): "Home Is the Sailor"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #19 (May-June 1972): "Return to the Tomb of the Ice Giants"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #20 (July-August 1972): "A Child Shall Lead Them"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #21 (September-October 1972): "The Resurrection of Johnny Glory"
Justice League of America #103 (December 1972): "A Stranger Walks Among Us"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #22 (January-February 1973): "Circle of Evil"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #23 (September-October 1973): "Panic In the Night"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #24 (March-April 1973): "Apocalypse"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #25 (June-July 1973): "Dance of the Serpent"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #26 (August-September 1973): "From Dust Thou Art"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #27 (October-November 1973): "Dr. Zorn: Soul-Master"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #28 (December 1973-January 1974): "The Counterfeit Madman"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #29 (February-March 1974): "The Devil Dolls of Dr. Z"
Justice League of America #110 (March-April 1974): "The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #30 (April-May 1974): "The Children's Crusade"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #31 (June-July 1974): "Sacred is the Monster Kang"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #32 (August-September 1974): "It Takes a Witch"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #34 (December 1974-January 1975): "A Death in the Family"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #35 (February-March 1975): "The Demon Gate"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #36 (April-May 1975): "Crimson Gold"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #37 (June-July 1975): "Images of the Dead"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #38 (August-September 1975): "The Curse of the Stalking Skull"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #39 (February-March 1975): "Death Calls Twice For a Deadman"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #40 (December 1975-January 1976): "In the Kingdom of the Blind"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 #41 (February-March 1976): "A Time For Endings"
Justice League of America #139/2 (February 1977): "The Ice Age Cometh"
Justice League of America #145 (August 1977): "The Carnival of Souls"
Justice League of America #146 (September 1977): "Inner Mission"
Justice League of America #150 (January 1978): "The Key - or Not the Key"
DC Super-Stars #18 (January-February 1978): "Hour of the Demon"
World's Finest Comics #249 (February-March 1978): "The Vampire of Steel"
House of Secrets #150 (February-March 1978): "A God By Any Other Name"
Showcase #100 (May 1978): "There Shall Come a Gathering"
Justice League of America #156 (July 1978): "The Fiend with Five Faces"
Justice League of America #157 (August 1978): "Till Doom Do Us Part"
Justice League of America #210 (January 1983): "When a World Dies Screaming" [Flashback story]
Justice League of America #211 (February 1983): "The Devil's Bargain" [Flashback story]
Justice League of America #212 (March 1983): "War in Space!" [Flashback story]
Brave and the Bold #145 (December 1978): "A Choice of Dooms"
Superman Vol. 1 #344 (February 1980): "The Monsters Among Us"
DC Comics Presents #25 (September 1980): "Judgment Night"
Detective Comics #500 (March 1981): "To Kill a Legend"
Justice League of America #200 (March 1982): "A League Divided"
Saga of the Swamp Thing #1/2 (May 1982): "In Shadowed Depths"
Saga of the Swamp Thing #2/2 (June 1982): "Soul On Fire"
Saga of the Swamp Thing #3/2 (July 1982): "The Beauty of the Beast"
Saga of the Swamp Thing #4/2 (August 1982): "Hospital of Fear"
Saga of the Swamp Thing #5/2 (September 1982): "But the Patient Died"
Saga of the Swamp Thing #6/2 (October 1982): "Till Death Do Us Join"
Saga of the Swamp Thing #7/2 (November 1982): "The Haunting of Amanda Dove"
Saga of the Swamp Thing #8/2 (December 1982): "If the Sword Should Slay the Dove"
Saga of the Swamp Thing #9/2 (January 1983): "Sanctuary of Shadow"
Saga of the Swamp Thing #10/2 (February 1983): "By All That's Holy"
Saga of the Swamp Thing #11/2 (March 1983): "And I Shall Stand in the Shadow of Death"
Saga of the Swamp Thing #12/2 (April 1983): "Ageless"
Saga of the Swamp Thing #13/2 (May 1983): "The Man Who Isn't There"
Saga of the Swamp Thing #14 (June 1983): "Crystal Visions, Shattered Dreams!"
Saga of the Swamp Thing #15 (July 1983): "Empires Made of Sand"
Batman and the Outsiders #8 (March 1984): "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle"
DC Comics Presents #72 (August 1984): "Madness in a Dark Dimension"
Justice League of America #231 (October 1984): "Family Crisis"
Saga of the Swamp Thing Annual #2 (1984): "Down Amongst the Dead Men"
Fury of Firestorm #32 (February 1985): "Ghosts"
Blue Devil Annual #1 (1985): "The Day All Hell Broke Loose"
Crisis on Infinite Earths #5 (August 1985): "Worlds in Limbo"
Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 (October 1985): "Beyond the Silent Night"
Crisis on Infinite Earths #10 (January 1986): "Death at the Dawn of Time!"
Crisis on Infinite Earths #11 (February 1986): "Aftershock"
Crisis on Infinite Earths #12 (March 1986): "Final Crisis"
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #49 (June 1986): "The Summoning"
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #50 (July 1986): "The End"
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #51 (August 1986): "Home Free"
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #55 (December 1986): "Earth to Earth"
Action Comics #585 (February 1987): "And Graves Give Up Their Dead..."
Legends #2 (December 1986): "Breach of Faith!"
Legends #3 (January 1987): "Send For... the Suicide Squad!"
Legends #4 (February 1987): "Cry' Havoc...!"
Superman Vol. 2 #3 (March 1987): "Legends From the Darkside"
Legends #5 (March 1987): "Let Slip the Dogs of War"
Legends #6 (April 1987): "Finale!"
Spectre Vol. 2 #2 (May 1987): "First Stirrings"
Spectre Vol. 2 #3 (June 1987): "Justice Beyond the Flesh"
Doctor Fate Vol. 1 #3 (September 1987): "Strangers"
Spectre Vol. 2 #7 (October 1987): "Pieces of Zatanna"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 3 #1 (October 1987): "The Heart of a Stranger"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 3 #2 (November 1987): "The Soul of the Man!"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 3 #3 (December 1987): "Thunder in the Night!"
Phantom Stranger Vol. 3 #4 (January 1988): "A World Full of Voices!"
Millennium #8 (February 1988): "The Rising and Advancing of Ten Spirits"
Spectre Vol. 2 #11 (February 1988): "Housewarming Party"
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #76 (September 1988): "L'adoration De La Terre"
Spectre Vol. 2 #18 (September 1988): "Zombie Transit"
Action Comics Weekly #610/2 (July 26, 1988): "Kenny and the Demon"
Action Comics Weekly #613/3 (August 16, 1988): "Can't Judge a Book"
Action Comics Weekly #614/2 (August 23, 1988): "Death God"
Power Girl #3 (August 1988): "Heritage"
Power Girl #4 (September 1988): "Destiny"
Action Comics Weekly #617/5 (September 13, 1988): "Channel Switching"
Action Comics Weekly #623/6 (October 25, 1988): "The Devil Was a Baby"
Spectre Vol. 2 #21 (December 1988): "Jenny Dean Is Dead"
Spectre Vol. 2 #23 (Holiday 1988): "House of the Secret Enemy"
Invasion! #2 (1988): "Invasion! Book Two: Battleground Earth"
Action Comics Weekly #631/3 (December 20, 1988): "Cat and Mouse, chapter 1"
Action Comics Weekly #632/2 (December 27, 1988): "Cat and Mouse, chapter 2"
Action Comics Weekly #633/5 (January 3, 1989): "Cat and Mouse, chapter 3"
Action Comics Weekly #634/2 (January 10, 1989): "Cat and Mouse, chapter 4"
Action Comics Weekly #636/3 (January 24, 1989): "All that Jazz"
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #83 (February 1989): "Brothers In Arms Part One"
Action Comics Weekly #641/5 (March 7, 1989): "Tommy's Monster"
Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame (2000): "Legend of the Green Flame"
Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #29 (January 1990): "The Kingdom of No"
Doctor Fate Vol. 2 #19 (July 1990): "Chaos Descending"
Doctor Fate Vol. 2 #20 (August 1990): "The Whirlwind"
Doctor Fate Vol. 2 #21 (October 1990): "The Bleeding World"
Doctor Fate Vol. 2 #22 (November 1990): "Stoner Transcendent"
Doctor Fate Vol. 2 #23 (December 1990): "The Beginningless Beginning"
Doctor Fate Vol. 2 #24 (January 1991): "The Endless End!"
Books of Magic Vol. 1 #1 (January 1991): "The Books of Magic, Book I: The Invisible Labyrinth"
Books of Magic Vol. 1 #2 (February 1991): "The Books of Magic, Book II: The Shadow World"
Books of Magic Vol. 1 #4 (April 1991): "The Books of Magic, Book IV: The Road to Nowhere"
Demon Vol. 3 #9 (March 1991): "Apocalypse Now! 1: Signs and Portents"
Demon Vol. 3 #10 (April 1991): "Apocalypse Now! 2: Secret Origins"
Demon Vol. 3 #11 (May 1991): "Apocalypse Now! 3: Stranger Than Fiction"
Demon Vol. 3 #14 (August 1991): "Apocalypse Now! 6: The End is Nigh(ish)"
Demon Vol. 3 #15 (September 1991): "Apocalypse Now! 7: Boom!"
Eclipso: The Darkness Within #1 (July 1992): "All Men Make Faults"
Deadman: Exorcism #1 (1992): "Exorcism"
Deadman: Exorcism #2 (1992): "Exorcism"
Hellblazer #63 (March 1993): "Forty"
Vertigo Visions: Phantom Stranger #1 (October 1993): "Geronition"
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #137 (November 1993): "Dead Relatives"
Scarab #2 (December 1993): "Lost and Found"
Eclipso #15 (January 1994): "Judgment Day"
Spectre Vol. 3 #14 (January 1994): "Wrath of God"
Eclipso #16 (February 1994): "Fallout"
Spectre Vol. 3 #15 (February 1994): "Old Blood"
Spectre Vol. 3 #16 (March 1994): "Call For Blood"
Eclipso #17 (March 1994): "Big Game"
Eclipso #18 (April 1994): "Works of Darkness"
Spectre Vol. 3 #17 (April 1994): "Into the Dark Side"
Spectre Vol. 3 #18 (May 1994): "Final Judgments"
Guy Gardner: Warrior #25 (November 1994): "Family Ties"
Fate #5 (March 1995): "Twist of Fate"
Sandman Vol. 2 #71 (September 1995): [The Wake] "Chapter Two: In Which a Wake is Held"
Underworld Unleashed: Abyss - Hell's Sentinel #1 (December 1995): [No Title]
Underworld Unleashed #3 (late December 1995): "Seduction of the Innocent"
Guy Gardner: Warrior #39 (February 1996): "Merriment, Mistletoe, and Mayhem!"
Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #105 (January 1996): "Lifelines, Part One"
Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #106 (February 1996): "Lifelines, Part Two"
Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #107 (March 1996): "Lifelines, Part Three"
Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #108 (April 1996): "Lifelines, Part Four"
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #166 (May 1996): "Trial By Fire, Part 1: Golden Days Before The End"
Swamp Thing Vol. 2 #168 (July 1996): "Trial By Fire, Part 3: Last Temptation of Anton"
Final Night #1 (November 1996): "The Final Night, Ch. 1: Dusk"
Final Night #3 (November 1996): "The Final Night, Ch. 3: Keeping Hope Alive"
Green Lantern Vol. 3 #81 (December 1996): "Funeral For A Hero"
Adventures of Superman #548 (July 1997): [28] "Friends, Lovers, and Strangers"
Spectre Vol. 3 #62 (February 1998): "Final Rites"
Resurrection Man #18 (October 1998): "Secrets & Lies"
JLA #29 (May 1999): "Crisis Times Five, Part 2: World Turned Upside Down..."
JLA #31 (July 1999): "Crisis Times Five, Part 4: Gods & Monsters"
Day of Judgment #1 (November 1999): "The Summoning"
Day of Judgment #2 (November 1999): "Lost Souls"
Day of Judgment #3 (November 1999): "Choosing Sides"
Day of Judgment #4 (November 1999): "The End of the World As We Know It"
Day of Judgment #5 (November 1999): "Soul Search"
Day of Judgment Secret Files #1 (November 1999): "The Destiny Dilemma"
Justice Leagues: Justice League of Atlantis #1 (March 2001): "Justice Leagues, Part III: Sea Change"
Green Arrow Vol. 3 #7 (October 2001): "Quiver Chapter Seven: Hard Travelling Heroes"
Superman: The Man of Steel #118 (November 2001): [44] "Time and Punishment"
Spectre Vol. 4 #11 (January 2002): "The Mission"
Spectre Vol. 4 #12 (February 2002): "The Spectre of Christmas"
Impulse #87 (August 2002): "Crisis on Impulse's Earth, Part Two"
Doctor Fate Vol. 3 #1 (October 2003): ""
Hellblazer #191 (February 2004): "Staring at the Wall Part 3"
Hellblazer #195 (June 2004): "Out of Season Part 1"
Day of Vengeance #2 (July 2005): "Some Enchantress Evening" [Flashback]
Day of Vengeance #1 (June 2005): "One Last Drink at the End of Time"
Day of Vengeance #2 (July 2005): "Some Enchantress Evening" [Behind the scenes]
Day of Vengeance #3 (August 2005): "A Hot Night In Budapest"
Day of Vengeance #4 (September 2005): "Monkey Business"
Seven Soldiers: Zatanna #2 (August 2005): "A Book in the Beginning"
Day of Vengeance: Infinite Crisis Special #1 (March 2006): "The Ninth Age of Magic"
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