Captain America wasn’t the first to be packing

Everyone is talking about how Captain America now open carries a pistol! They have all forgotten that the Phantom has carried two .45’s for decades!

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I didn’t read comics much as a kid and my memory is vague so please correct me if I am wrong.

Steve Johnson

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  • That’s right, the Phantom used to carry a pair of 1911s.

    The Phantom was not immortal, IIRC, but the role was passed from father to son. Whenever there was a flashback to an earlier Phantom the firearms would change accordingly.

    I only ever owned one Phantom comic but I remember one such flashback contained therein. A Phantom in the late 18th/early 19th century was shown, identical to his modern counterpart in every way except that his trusty Colt .45s had been replaced by a handsome pair of flintlock pistols.

  • Thanks Razorskarr for confirming that.