Bob Phantom can pass harmlessly through any material of up to Good material strength, such as brickwork, aluminum, light machinery pieces, or asphalt.
Journalism * Stage Magic * Sleight-of-Hand
The Mighty League of the Just * Police Captain Casey
Broadway gossip columnist Walt Whitney was frustrated at the crime that ran rampant in his beloved city. Despite having a milksop image, Walt decided to become a masked hero to pursue crooks whom the law can't touch. He called himself Bob Phantom, after a famed stage magician whose greatest trick was to "fade out" on his audience.
Walt Whitney's good friend Captain Casey gave him leads on crime, which he followed up as Bob Phantom. Jinx Friday, his girlfriend and secretary, also assists him.
The chronicles differ about whether Bob's phantom effects were real or a stage trick. Also, at times he seems to become invisible. But in all times and places, Phantom Bob showed himself an extraordinary fighter and athlete.