The Ghost is walking among us

THE Ghost Who Walks is among us... mate.

Better known as The Phantom, a new exhibition at the Albury Library Museum is celebrating the purple comic book hero with an impressive display of collectables.

Many of them belong to Jindera collector Brad Peach — including the submarine used in the 1996 Billy Zane movie, The Phantom; Slam Evil, as well as a few examples of Phantom with an Aussie twist.

“I’ve had a guy come and have his photograph taken in the submarine just because Catherine Zeta Jones had been in it,” Mr Peach said.

Normally in his backyard, he and wife Joy had to have a bridge built over their pool to transport the 630-kilogram prop.

But that’s what you do when you’re as passionate about something as Mr Peach is about his Phantom collection.

“I love reading Phantom, I love collecting and I love the people who collect — we’ve met some wonderful people doing it,” he said.

The exhibition opened on Saturday and will run until Sunday, March 16.

This Saturday the Albury Council is holding a Phantom Fun Day with a Super Hero Family Storytime in Kidspace, which is a chance for youngsters to dress up as their favourite super hero from 11am.

Also from 11am, there will be a workshop with renowned illustrator Glenn Ford, who created the first computer-generated Phantom cover and the 1998 50th anniversary cover.

Visit alburycity.nsw.gov.au and see Saturday’s Pulse for more pictures and another story.

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