Thursday, 3 December 2015
PHIL THE FLUTER - IS THERE SUCH A THING?
Who remembers The MAGIC BOOMERANG, an Australian
TV show which was also shown in the U.K. back in the '60s? It was
about a lad who could stop time by throwing his boomerang, 'though
time only stood still while the boomerang remained airborne.
THUNDER comic's PHIL The FLUTER had the same concept,
except Phil only had to play his musical instrument to halt time, not
throw it into the air and wait for it to return to him. Actually, the strip
should more accurately have been titled PHIL The FLAUTIST - or
FLUTIST would've passed muster - but 'Fluter' arguably had a bit
more of a ring to it - or so the editor seemed to think at least.
Anyway, the following strip from the 1971 LION & THUNDER
Holiday Special is typical of the kind of escapades in which young
Phil usually found himself involved, and should give you a good
idea of why comic readers enjoyed it back in the '70s.
Posted by Kid at Thursday, December 03, 2015