|First appearance:||"Dr Axel and the Witchmen"|
|Created by:||Lee Falk & Wilson McCoy|
- 1 Fictional character biography
- 2 Behind the scenes
- 3 Appearances
Fictional character biography
According to the newspaper strip
While still a young doctor Axel had alcohol problems, and after nearly causing the death of one of his patients he fled out in the jungle. Stumbling upon the 20th Phantom, badly wounded after a showdown, he saved the life of him, forever gaining the friendship of the Phantom.
With support from the minor treasure room, the Jungle Hospital was founded, and protected by the Phantom's good mark. Dr Axel late helped deliver the 21st Phantom, as well as the next generation - the twins Kit and Heloise
Dr Axel has a son Ben Axel, who studies medicine.
According to Team Fantomen stories
Behind the scenes
In the 1970's the the color of Dr. Axel's skin changed temporarily in the newspaper strip. Otherwise known to be Caucasian he was depicted as a black man between 1971 and 1977. Team Fantomen followed this change in their stories and continued this into the 1980's.
Dr Axel is based upon real-life doctor Albert Schweitzer.
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|"Dr Axel and the Witchmen"||Falk||McCoy|
|"The Flying Horse"||Falk||McCoy|
|"The Stolen Trophy"||Falk||Barry|
|"Tale of the Good Mark"||Falk||Barry|
|"Tale of Rex"||Falk||Barry|
|"The Wedding of the Phantom"||Falk||Barry|
|"The Star of Bangalla"||Falk||Barry|
|"Attack of the Witchmen"||Falk||Barry|
|"The Shaman"||Falk||Olesen and Williams|
|"Valley of the Gorillaman"||Falk||Olesen and Williams|
|"Blind Man's Bluff"||Lignante||Lignante|
|"The Treasure of Bengali Bay"||Harris||Lignante|
|"End War Part 1"||Bullock||Szilagyi|
|"End War Part 2"||Bullock||Szilagyi|
|"End War Part 3"||Bullock||Szilagyi|
|"The Strange Girl"||Ferri||Ferri|
|"The Treasure of the Green Hell"||Mennigen|