The Phantom Detective was Standard Magazine's response to the launch of The Shadow Magazine by Street & Smith. Although it ran for far fewer issues (170 instead of 325) its less frequent schedule meant it held the record for the longest-running single-character pulp, lasting for over 20 years.
There were also at least 2 different series of a British reprint edition (one under the title Phantom Mystery Magazine), as well as a Canadian reprint edition.
Blue Heat—G.T. Fleming-Roberts
Detective Faring Couldn’t Take a Joke—But He Was No Slouch When It Came To Action!
Time Will Tell—JOE ARCHIBALD
Bat Gore, Petty Larceny Crook, Gets a Bright Idea That Leads to Some Dark Moments!
The RAG-TAG GIRL—NORBERT DAVIS
In His Attempt to Get a Friend Out of Jail, Lunsford Takes a Warped Path Through Underworld Trickery and Swift Slaughter!
The Chair Cheater—PAUL ERNST
Round by Round, Check Gavey Outpointed the Law, but Fate Was a Different Kind of Opponent
New Year’s Eve Test—JOHNSTON McCULLEY
Patrolman Larry Murphy wants to be a plainclothesman—and makes a good start when he tackles a tough gang!