Phantoms (DRK)

Trade Hardcover

Release Date: March 31, 1983
Copyright: Copyright © 1983 by Dean R. Koontz
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Page Count: 352
ISBN-10: 0-399-12655-4
Cover Price: $15.95
States: No statement of printing

A second printing was issued and states “Second Impression”.

Copies were distributed as advance reading copies including a typed note with publication forthcoming publication data and a publicity photo.

Book Club Edition

Release Date: 1983
Format: Reprint of the trade hardcover edition
Page Count: 352
Book Club ID: #17998

Mass Market Paperback

Release Date: October 1983
Copyright: Copyright © 1983 by Dean R. Koontz
Publisher: Berkley Books
Page Count: 426
ISBN-10: 0-425-10145-2
Cover Price: $3.95
States: "Berkley edition/October 1983”
Printing 45, mid 1997, on cover: “Now a major motion picture event from Dimension films”
Printing 50: cover changed to match the movie poster
Printing 62: 2002, contains “new afterword” which is a reprint of the afterword from the signature series


The Audio CD version was re-released on July 18, 2013 in the original packaging with a sticker on the back listing a “New Price” of $19.99 and the following ISBNs: 978-1-4805-1455-3 / 1-4805-1455-1.

Related items:

Publicity materials
Phantoms inscription to Gary Elswick

One Rainy Night by Richard Layom, p159 US PBK Edition
“He considered opening them and looking in. As he reached for a handle, however, he remembered a book he’d read a few years ago. Phantoms. The oven of an abandoned bakery had a severed head or two inside. So he stepped away from the ovens.”
Thanks to Joshua Miguel for the find.

Other editions:

Mass Market Paperback 28th printing
German Anthology paperback
UK Trade Hardcover
UK Star mass market paperback
Danish Edition courtesy of Thomsen

Last updated on March 29th, 2018