Hi CaptHowdy, I am a fan of the moonstone issues myself, along with most of the other phantom publications past and present.
Considering that the forum has rebooted and we are starting with a clean slate it's probably a good idea to do a new introduction.
My name is Ben, I hail from Sydney town Australia, and am 27. I am a programmer / web developer by trade. Have also worked in graphic reproduction and interactive multimedia production; currently studying business.
I have been reading the phantom since the early 90s. Reading the strip / Frew issues was always something I looked forward to growing up. I honestly think that reading the strip influenced me to always do the right thing growing up … well at least it offset against the number of times I did the wrong thing … or at least I always felt a little bit bad after doing the wrong thing. Either way I do think the stories are a good influence.
I am working on building up a collection with a preference for older items. Although the going rate
for some of the older stuff is usually well beyond my means.
I also enjoy real time strategy games, turn based strategy games, fitness/wellbeing activities, motorcycle riding, drums / music, a hundred other things and long walks on the beach.