The Phantom: Valley of the Golden Men #1

Writer: Tom DeFalco Artist: Lou Manna, Art Nicols Publisher: Moonstone Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jun 12, 2004

    The book fails to get a perfect score due to the inclusion of small pox as a plot element. A minimal amount of research should have clued DeFalco to the worldwide eradication of small pox. Perhaps, this was a nod to terrorist times, but the only countries who possess samples of the bacteria are the U.S. and Russia. No modern day terrorists have ever used small pox. Therefore, we can deduce that they do not possess the bioweapon. The story would have been more plausible had DeFalco employed the Bubonic Plague as a reasoning for the U.N. mission. Bubonic Plague is treatable and continues popping up in spots worldwide. Read Full Review

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