Escape from Devil's Island
|Escape from Devil's Island|
|Produced for:||Fantomen 7/1977|
|# of pgs:||32|
|Writer:||Heiner Bade & Ulf Granberg|
The 20th Phantom was on his way to the US to meet his fiancé Maude Thorne McPatrick. In Paris he intervened when a man was attacked by muggers. When police arrives the victim is dead and the Phantom is arrested. The court finds him guilty of murder and sentence him to serve a lifetime sentence at the Devil's Island. Along with other prisoners he is taken by boat to the island. At the island the prisoners are treated brutally by the guards. When his friend Juga is beaten up by the guards, the Phantom knocks down one of the guards. The Phantom is sentenced to 8 months in isolation. He is let out after six months for good behaviour.
The Phantom and his friend Juga start to plan their escape. They climb the prison wall and run into the swamp where there is a raft. The sun is scorching and the sea is filled with sharks. They finally reach land and get help in an Indian village. After many hardships they get to a large city. Juga decide to stay while the Phantom finds a ship that can take him to New York.
Behind the scenes
- According to the last page of the story it was inspired by the 1973 movie Papillon, which in turn is based on the purportedly autobiographical book of the same name by Henri Charrière.
This story has been published in the following publications:
- "Escape from Devil's Island", The Phantom #1339 (2002)
- "Escape from Devil's Island", The Phantom #1684 (2014)
- "Pako paholaissaarelta", Mustanaamio 16/1977
- "Flukten fra Djeveløya", Fantomet 16/1977
- "Flukten fra Djeveløya", Fantomets Krønike 2/1993
- "Flukten fra Djeveløya", Krønikebok #20 (2005)