It must be the tights! They’re constrictive and reduce the blood flow…

Poor Phantom. He looks like he just took a skull ring to the jaw, himself.


Via Roger Ebert, who as a salve to his ego, suggests that the Phantom is the only sexually active superhero, which is not true! I vividly recall a scene in a Spiderman comic with a blissed out Mary Jane, who definitely looked post-orgasmic, in bed with Peter Parker…and the bedroom was strung with all kinds of webbing all over the place, like the activities had been a bit acrobatic for a while. And at that moment, I realized that Spidey’s mopey ol’ woe-is-me act was all fake, and that there were definitely some side benefits to the super-power biz.