"The Outlaw Days" is the second installment of a 3 part story-arc, written by Tony DePaul and illustrated (in order) by César Spadari, myself, and Kari Leppänen.
The protagonist of these stories is not necessarily The Phantom riding his white stallion Hero, but Johnny Hotwire ( an alias of Kit Walker ) riding his classic Harley-Davidson Knucklehead motorcycle across the USA.
The character of Johnny Hotwire, made his debut in the story "Johnny Hotwire Rides Again," which was voted Best Story of 1996, by the readers of Fantomet, in Norway.
Writer Tony DePaul, who is himself a great motorcycle aficionado, scripted this latest story-arc, in August 2009, while riding his Harley, coast-to-coast. You can read a road report on this cross-country trek by clicking here. Below are two photos of Tony and his Iron Piggy during this epic road trip. You can read an interview with Tony DePaul by clicking here.
(Photo Courtesy of Tony DePaul - Click to enlarge)
An interesting follow-up to this entry has been posted by Swedish journalist Pidde Andersson on his blog "Toppraffel." You can read it (in English, through the embedded translator) by clicking here.