I would venture to say he is in fact a different and distinct archetype - different from the immigrant from another planet or the supercapitalist traumatized by the belly of the beast. First of all he is a geneological hero... in that the mantle of The Phantom is passed down from generation to generation, from father to son, and sometimes even daughter - yes kids there has been a female Phantom or two. He is "The Ghost Who Walks".... and when he ventures into the civilized world... well, just call him Mr. Walker (cute huh?). Raised by the African Bandar pygmies, he is both non-racist and non-sexist, his faithful companion is a wolf named Devil, he marks his friends and enemies with his good or bad marks.... impressions made by rings he wears on each hand. He lives in THE SKULL CAVE for goodness sakes! This is just the tip of the iceberg....believe me there's more!