Escape from Devil's Island

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Escape from Devil's Island
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Produced for: Fantomen 7/1977
# of pgs: 32
Writer: Heiner Bade & Ulf Granberg
Artist: Heiner Bade
Original colorist: N/A
Producer: Semic Press

"Escape from Devil's Island" is a 1977 Team Fantomen story, written by Heiner Bade and Ulf Granberg, with art by Heiner Bade.

Plot summary

Rex and Tom-Tom ask the Phantom to read something from the chronicles. The Phantom read about something that happened to his father in 1936.

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.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Juga
  • Toto


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:

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