Devil's Story

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Devil's Story
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Produced for: Fantomen 23/1979
# of pgs: 32
Writer: Donne Avenell
Artist: Georges Bessis
Original colorist: N/A
Producer: Semic Press

"Devil's Story", or "The Story of Devil", is a 1979 Team Fantomen story, written by Donne Avenell, with art by Georges Bessis.

Plot summary

"Devil's Story" tells the story of how The Phantom found the mountain wolf Devil while still a cub, and how he trained him to be on of his most trusted allies.

In this story, the Phantom finds Devil under the body of his dead mother, shot down by Colonel Bagshot, a merciless hunter. After his father's death, the Phantom found himself lonely, and takes the cub home, trying to ease his feelings of pain and solitude. He called him initially "Little Devil", since he was heir to the feared mountain wolf Satan.

"Little Devil" went soft, being loved and cared about like a puppy. He was not ready to face wilderness like a genuine wolf. Realising that, the Phantom trains him, teaching him to chase away both beast and man.

Finally, Devil even passes the chance of leading the wild pack of wolves after his father is killed along with Bagshot. It seems he'd rather stay with the Phantom.

Appearances

Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Colonel Bagshot
  • Satan
  • Argo

Locations

Tribes


Behind the scenes

  • Since the 21st Phantom first found Devil soon after his father's death, it implies that Devil was born around the time the 21st Phantom swore the Oath of the Skull.
  • Devil is trained to not fear anything that walks, flies or creeps. This is based on a quote by the Phantom in "The Slave Market of Mucar".

Related stories

Referenced in

Reprints

This story has been published in the following publications:

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Awards

  • Best story (Sweden) 1979
  • Best reprint story (Sweden) 1986
  • Best story (Sweden) 1991
  • Best story (Sweden) 1999
  • Best story (Norway) 1999






Best Story Winners
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Mini finland.gif  Finland

1985: "The Prisoner at Capitolium" | 1986: "The Moor of Death"

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1979: "The Heirs" | 1983: "Tale of Rex" | 1984: "Hero" | 1985: "Pirates of the Yellow Snake" | 1986: "The Beanstalk" & "Race Against Death" (tie) | 1987: "Devil's Adventure" | 1988: "Eden" | 1989: "The Last Unicorn" | 1990: "The Last Emperor" | 1991: "Death of a Patrolman, Part 2: Tracking the Killers" | 1992: "The Wolf is Coming" | 1993: "Aron" | 1994: "The Commander is Dead" | 1995: "The Demon's Image" | 1996: "Johnny Hotwire" | 1997: "The Ghost Who Died Twice" | 1998: "The Last Phantom, Part 1: The Eighth Circle" | 1999: "Devil's Story" | 2000: "The Phantom vs Singh 2050" | 2001: "The Invisible Phantom" | 2002: "In A Strange Land, Part 2" | 2003: "My Darling Pirate" | 2004: "Son of the Pirate Queen" | 2005: "The King of Norway" | 2006: "The Singh Brotherhood" | 2007: "Dogai - The Road to Power" & "The Commander is Dead" (best reprint) | 2008: "The Devil of Ravenscar" & "Kingdom of the Amazons" (best reprint) | 2009: "Duel at Deadman's Gulch" | 2010: "The Cabin Boy and the Princess" | 2011: "The Gulf of Aden Pirates" | 2012: "The Pirates' Prisoner" | 2013: "The Slave Ship Zong" | 2014: "Death of a Pirate Queen" | 2015: "A Plague in Venice" |
2016: "John X" & "Patrolman X" | 2017: "The Karabasan League"

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1978: "The Avenger from the Sea" & "Phantom Wedding" (tie) | 1979: "Devil's Story" | 1980: "The Treasure from Rhodes" | 1981: "The Legend of the Swords, Part 1: Excalibur" | 1982: "The Stone Carving People" | 1983: "The Water of Life" | 1984: "The First Phantom" | 1985: "The Beanstalk" | 1986: "The Battle on Malta" & "Devil's Story" (best reprint) | 1987: "The King is Dead" | 1988: "Eden" | 1989: "The Last Unicorn" | 1990: "The Cathedral Mystery" | 1991: "Devil's Story" | 1992: "Hoogan's Revenge" | 1993: "The Test" | 1994: "The Commander is Dead" | 1995: "The Set Up, Part 1" & Part 2 | 1996: "The Last Viking" | 1997: "The Ghost Who Died Twice" | 1998: "Return of the Zombies" | 1999: "Devil's Story" | 2000: "The Phantom vs Singh 2050" | 2001: "The Prodigal Son" | 2002: "The Long Bow of Little John" | 2003: "My Darling Pirate" | 2004: "Son of the Pirate Queen" | 2005: "The Battle on Malta" | 2006: "The Singh Brotherhood" | 2007: "The Phantom Crusader, Part 1" & "The Commander is Dead" (best reprint) | 2008: "The Castaways" & "Kingdom of the Amazons" (best reprint)" | 2009: "The  Phantom Gladiator, Part 1" | 2010: "The Cabin Boy and the Princess" & "The Dragon Throne" | 2011: "The Sons of Captain Walker" | 2012: "The Pirates' Prisoner" | 2013: "Year 1349" | 2014: "Death of a Pirate Queen" | 2015: "A Plague in Venice" | 2016: "Nat Turner's Spirit, Part 6: The King of Louisiana" | 2017: "Farewell to the Deep Woods" | 2018: "The Ghost at Gallows' Inn"