The Phantom has had a regular Australian comic book title since my dad was a boy, originally consisting of strip reprints, but throwing in some new stuff as well, I believe. The character is more famous down-under than Superman and Batman put together (well, maybe not since all the movies, but for a long time that was true). I'll be visiting New Zealand for a couple of weeks by the time you read this (this post is scheduled in advance, don'tcha know!) and will do some research for you and find out if they're still as ubiquitous as they once were. I will report my findings.