Fantomen 1997

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In the year 1997, a total of 26 issues of Swedish comic book Fantomen were published.

Overview

After three years where a regular issue had been 84 pages, a regular issue was now reduced to 68 pages. 20 issues were standard issues of 68 pages, and 6 were expanded issues of 100 pages.

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Covers

The main cover artist of the year was Rolf Gohs with 18 covers. Other cover artists were Hans Lindahl (4 covers), Christer Thunborg (2 covers), Felmang & Germano Ferri (1 cover), and Felmang, Germano Ferri and Silio Romagnoli (1 cover).

The cover design was changed this year, as the thin white line and top bar that had been part of the covers for the last three years were removed. The logo was changed, and a triangle was placed in the top right corner of most covers.

Cover gallery

Contents

Phantom stories

All but one issue featured new Team Fantomen stories as main story. The only exception was a new Sunday story; the first new newspaper story published in Fantomen since 1993. The expanded issues featured reprints of Falk & Barry daily stories, continuing the chronological reprints that had begun the previous year in Den vandrande vålnaden.

Previously unpublished Team Fantomen stories

Issue Title Writer Artist
1 "The Experiment" Moberg Spadari
2 "The False Tsar" Ikonen, Hansegård Felmang, Benny
3 "Land of the Totems" DePaul Felmang, Morrik, Ferri
4 "The Secret of the Well" Avenell Bade
6 "The Jungle Saying" Goodall Cruz
7 "The Viking Castle Mystery" DePaul Spadari
8 "The Ghostly Ruins" Reimerthi Leppänen
9 "The Murderers from Moscow" Årnes Lindahl
10 "The Skull Cave Mystery" Avenell Felmang, Benny
11 "Revenge of the Navajo" DePaul Cruz
12 "The Golden Fleece, Part 1: Argo" Reimerthi Boix
13 "Bastis the Cat Goddess" Reimerthi Felmang, Benny
14 "The Golden Fleece, Part 2: The Grave of Tiberius" Reimerthi Boix
15 "The Mystery of Crocco Island" DePaul Spadari
16 "The Golden Fleece, Part 3: Medea's Revenge" Reimerthi Boix
17 "The Ghost Train" Paul Bade
18 "The Golden Fleece, Part 4" Reimerthi Boix
19 "The Ghost Who Died Twice" Worker Lindahl
20 "King Fatso" Moberg Felmang, Benny
21 "The Devil's Anvil" Avenell Cruz
22 "The Gold Robbers" Goodall Boix
23 "The Island of Death" DePaul Spadari
24 "Marabella" Reimerthi Felmang, Benny
25 "Puppets of Death" Reimerthi Cruz
26 "The Royal Palace Fire" Reimerthi Lindahl

Previously unpublished newspaper stories

Issue Title Writer Artist
5 "Queen Medusa" Falk Olesen, Fredericks

Previously published newspaper stories

Issue Title Writer Artist
2 "The Reef" Falk Barry
6 "The Adventures of Lucy Cary" Falk Barry
10 "The Bad Ones" Falk Barry
14 "The Hanta Witch" Falk Barry
18 "Prince Hali and the White Stallion" Falk Barry
22 "Bullets' Town" Falk Barry
26 "The Killer" Falk Barry

Other comics

  • "Chief Sly Fox" by Stan Lynde (issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, and 24)
  • "Det okända" by Alex Toth (issue 12),
    by Howard Purcell and Jack Abel (issue 20),
    by Howie Post and Bill Draut (issue 10),
    by John Broome, Alex Toth, and Sy Barry (issue 16),
    by John Osgood, Alex Toth and Sy Barry (issue 14),
    by Mort Drucker and Joe Giella (issue 23),
    by Sid Gerson and Sy Barry (issue 17),
    by Wrightson (issue 13),
    by Sy Barry (issue 11), and
    by ? (issues 2, 9, 24, and 25)
  • "Dödsspelet" by Tony DePaul and Kari Leppänen (issues 10, 12, 14, 23, 24, and 26)
  • "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 Enrique Villagrán (issues 16, 17, and 18)
  • "Johnny Peril" by Robert Kanigher and Frank Giacoia (issue 15),
    by Robert Kanigher, Alex Toth and Frank Giacoia (issue 7),
    by Robert Kanigher, Frank Giacoia and Sy Barry (issues 1, 5, and 11), and
    by Robert Kanigher, Jerry Grandenetti and Frank Giacoia (issue 4)
  • "Jonathan Struppy" by Joan Boix (issue 20)
  • "Mandrake the Magician" by Lee Falk and Phil Davis (issues 1, 4, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 19, and 26)
  • "Stig & Grieg" by Alf Woxnerud (issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 26)
  • "Thorgal" by Jean Van Hamme and Grzegorz Rosiński (issues 2, 3, 8, 9, 21, and 22)
  • "Tybalt" by Norman Worker and Ian Kennedy (issues 6 and 25)

Supplements

Supplements during the year were a publishing schedule poster in Fantomen 1 and the Best Fantomen cover 1996 poster in Fantomen 15,

See also