Q: When is this Phantom his most substantial?
A: When he looks back at ghosts gone by.
–noun, plural -la, -lons.
2011 Gk kal ( ós ) beautiful + eîdolon phantom, idol
1. a lovely phantom; apparition en gloire.
(var. an unsubstantial image)
2. an ideal.
3. an illustration,
part of which is given a transparent effect
so as to permit representation of details otherwise
hidden from view, as the inner workings of a mechanical device.
(see also: kal-eldolon; Attritions of Kali-Yuga, Apparition of Dali-Gala)
(Beautiful Inside My Head Forever / "Beautiful Kali Psychopathy Intense Painting (with Extra Inner Beauty)")
Inspired by this, echoed by this, and haunted by thoughts in this and this.
Adapted from "The Phantom" comic strips by Lee Falk