Fantomen 1991

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In the year 1991, a total of 26 issues of Fantomen were published.

Overview

Fantomen returned to being a full-color magazine this year, for the first time since 1955 with the excpetion of the 40th anniversary issue from 1990. Another milestone published this year was the 1000th issue of Fantomen.

22 issues were regular issues of 68 pages and 4 were expanded issues of 100 pages.

Promotion

Promotional posters were supplied for most issues published during the year.

Covers

Rolf Gohs was the only cover artist this year; painting all 26 covers. This was the first time since 1975 that Gohs was the sole cover artist. The color of the border around the cover was changed from red to blue. On the covers of the first 13 issues, it was pointed out that Fantomen was now printed in full color.

The cover of the 1000th issue was printed on cardboard paper with a relief of the Phantom's head and a gold-colored border.

Cover gallery

Contents

Phantom stories

20 issues featured new Team Fantomen stories as main story. 3 issues featured new newspaper strip stories, and 3 featured reprinted newspaper strip stories as main story. The expanded issues reprinted newspaper strip or Team Fantomen stories as back-up.

Previously unpublished Team Fantomen stories

Issue Title Writer Artist
1 "Marineland Drug Menace" Tierres Felmang, Ferri
2 "The Witch" Worker Vallvé
3 "The Boy from the Sea" Avenell Cruz
4 "Redbeard the Traitor" Tierres Olesen
5 "Korzan - King of the Jungle" Årnes Spadari
6 "Death of a Patrolman, Part 2: Tracking the Killers" Avenell Leppänen
7 "Mystery of the Reef" Goodall Eralp
8 "From the Other Side of the Grave" Tierres Vallvé
10 "Kingdom of the Amazons" Goodall Felmang, Ferri
11 "Ziggor the Horrible" Årnes Bade
13 "The Mark of Death" Tierres Vallvé
15 "The Bird Man of Bengali" Goodall Cruz
16 "The Guardian Angel" Tierres Felmang, Ferri
17 "The Secret of Bald Mountain" Goodall Spadari
19 "Death in Belgium" Avenell Mitton
20 "Bababu's Great Hoax" Worker Felmang, Usam
21 "A Man Called Nobody" Goodall Cruz
22 "Marsh Fever" Avenell Felmang, Ferri
24 "The Devil's Drug" Årnes Vallvé
26 "The Assassin" Worker Olesen

Previously unpublished newspaper stories

Issue Title Writer Artist
9, 25 "Return of the Thuggees" Falk Barry
13 "Attack of the Witchmen" Falk Barry
14 "The Valley of the Elephants" Falk Barry
17 "The Wedding of the Phantom" Falk Barry

Previously published Team Fantomen stories

Issue Title Writer Artist
26 "Devil's Story" Avenell Bess

Previously published newspaper stories

Issue Title Writer Artist
4 "Joonkar and the Slavers" Falk Barry
12 "The Vault of Missing Men" Falk Barry
18 "Crook's Haven" Falk Barry
19 "Crazy Louie's Story" Falk Barry
23 "The Veiled Lady" Falk Barry

Other comics

  • "Achilles Wiggen" by Kari Leppänen (issue 2)
  • "Albatross" by Norman Worker and Alberto Salinas (issues 1, 7, and 24)
  • "Blueberry" by Jean-Michel Charlier and Colin Wilson (issues 15, 16, and 17)
  • "Bruce J. Hawker" by André-Paul Duchâteau and William Vance (issues 21 and 22)
  • "Demain... Les Monstres" by Jean-Yves Mitton (issues 2, 5, and 6)
  • "Herman Hedning" by Jonas Darnell (issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26)
  • "Herman Storm" by Eirik Ildahl and Jean-Yves Mitton (issues 6, 8, 10, and 12)
  • "James Hund" by Jonas Darnell and Patrik Norrman (issue 26)
  • "Jeff Hund" by Jonas Darnell and Patrik Norrman (issues 14 and 17)
  • "L'Archer Blanc" by Francois Corteggiani and Jean-Yves Mitton (issues 16, 18, and 20)
  • "Mandrake the Magician" by Lee Falk and Phil Davis (issues 23 and 26) and
    by Lee Falk and Fred Fredericks (issues 3, 5, 8, 12, 14, and 23)
  • "Rick O'Shay" by Stan Lynde (issues 4, 9, 14, 20, and 25)
  • "Silent Knight" by Robert Kanigher and Irv Novick (issues 22 and 25)
  • "The Spirit" by Will Eisner (issues 1, 7, 10, 11, 15, 19, and 24)
  • "Tybalt" by Norman Worker and Ian Kennedy (issues 4, 11, and 18)

Supplements

Supplements during the year were a publishing schedule poster in Fantomen 1, the Best Fantomen cover 1990 poster in Fantomen 15, a set of stickers in Fantomen 16, and the Phan-Toom article in #1000.

See also