Fantomen 2004

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In the year 2004, a total of 26 issues of Swedish comic book Fantomen were published.


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Rolf Gohs was the main cover artist with 10 covers, of which one was old artwork edited by the editorial staff. Other cover artists were Hans Lindahl (8 covers), Paul Ryan & Tom Smith (6 covers), Felmang & Rudy Walk (1 cover), and Peter Friman (1 cover).

This year, the majority of the covers were colored by computer. Both Hans Lindahl and Paul Ryan produced line art covers for computer coloring; Lindahl coloring his own covers and Ryan cooperating with colorist Tom Smith. 15 covers were colored with computer, only the covers by Rolf Gohs and Felmang & Rudy Walk were painted.

2004 also saw two other cover experiments: Fantomen 7 had a double cover, of which the outer cover looked like the Phantom's mask. The eye holes in the mask were cut out, and the white parts that showed were from the background of an inside cover by Hans Lindahl. The cover of Fantomen 12 was a fold-out cover where the illustration became twice as big when folded out.

Starting with Fantomen 17, the cover design was changed. The logo became smaller in size, and a skull-shaped smoke was placed within the letter "o" in Fantomen. A vertical purple & black-striped bar was placed along the left side of the cover. An hourglass with a countdown of roman numerals was placed in the top right corner of the cover. All this coincided with the "Year 1" storyline. On the first inside cover, a new painting by Hans Lindahl was placed and used as background for a recap and introduction to the "Year 1" stories.

Cover gallery


Phantom stories

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Previously unpublished Team Fantomen stories

Issue Title Writer Artist
1 "The Elixir of Life" Longstreet Giordano
2 "The Psychiatrist" Moberg Mann
4 "Devil - The Wolf Who Cannot Die" Lindahl Lindahl
5 "The Vanishing Lake" Reimerthi Giordano
6 "The Horn of Roland" Worker Cruz
7 "The Deadly Masquerade" Bishop Leppänen
8 "Dogai Singh's Treasure" Reimerthi Ryan
9 "Forbidden Gold" Lindahl Spadari
10 "The Hood" Reimerthi Boix
11 "The Mysterious Commander" Moberg McLeod
12 "The Grave Robbers" Bishop Leppänen
13 "The Secret of the Falls" Stern Giordano
14 "The Poison Maker" Lindahl Lindahl
16 "Son of the Pirate Queen" Bishop Spadari
17 "The 21st Phantom" Reimerthi Ryan
18 "Molok" Reimerthi Ryan
19 "The Courier" Reimerthi Saviuk
21 "Johnny Hotwire Rides Again" DePaul Lindahl
22 "The Lethal Trap" Reimerthi Leppänen
23 "Death of a Phantom" Bishop Spadari
24 "Of the Same Blood" Bishop Spadari
25 "The Black Widow" Reimerthi Ryan
26 "Eye of the Hurricane" Lindahl, Bishop Leppänen

Previously unpublished newspaper stories

Issue Title Writer Artist
2, 3, 4 "The Golden Princess" Falk McCoy
3 "Valley of the Gorillaman" DePaul Olesen, Leppänen
7, 8, 9 "The Strange Fisherman" Falk McCoy
12, 13, 14 "King of Beasts" Falk Moore
15 "The Lion's Head Tamarine" Reimerthi Nolan
15 "The War Mongers" Reimerthi Nolan

Previously published Team Fantomen stories

Issue Title Writer Artist
20 "Johnny Hotwire" DePaul Lindahl

Previously published newspaper stories

Issue Title Writer Artist
2 "Jungle City" Falk Barry
6 "Jungle Gold" Falk Barry
6 "The Heirs" Falk Barry
10 "The Return of General Bababu" Falk Barry
14 "The Tree House" Falk Barry
15, 16 "The Scarlet Sorceress" Falk Moore, McCoy
20, 21, 22, 23 "The 12 Tasks" Falk Moore, McCoy
26 "Gooroo's Jungle Muggers" Falk Barry

Other comics

  • "Achilles Wiggen" by Kari Leppänen (issues 18, 21, and 24)
  • "Bad Bob" by Stan Lynde (issues 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, and 19)
  • "Beppe" by Benito Jacovitti (issues 21 and 26)
  • "Herman Hedning" by Jonas Darnell (issues 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, and 26)
  • "Jak Mandolino" by Benito Jacovitti (issues 20 and 22)
  • "Jerome K Jerome Bloche" by Alain Dodier (issues 4, 5, 19, and 20)
  • "Mandrake the Magician" by Fred Fredericks (issue 9)
  • "Mort de trouille" by Virginie Vanholme and Mauricet (issues 11 and 12)
  • "Mystiska 2:an" by Rolf Gohs (issue 10)
  • "Rick O'Shay" by Stan Lynde (issue 16)
  • "Robin Hood" by Bob Haney and Russ Heath (issues 23 and 24)
  • "Spirou" by André Franquin (issues 17, 18, 22, and 23)
  • "Stig & Grieg" by Alf Woxnerud (issues 1, 3, and 4)
  • "The Spirit" by Will Eisner (issues 3, 5, 6, 10, and 11)
  • "Thorgal" by Jean Van Hamme and Grzegorz Rosiński (issues 13 and 14)
  • "Tom Strong" by Alan Moore, Chris Sprouse, and Al Gordon (issue 3)
  • "Valérian et Laureline" by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Meziéres (issues 1, 2, 7, 8, 25, and 26)
  • "Zorry Kid" by Benito Jacovitti (issues 17 and 18)


Supplements during the year were a publishing schedule poster in Fantomen 1 and a best cover poster in Fantomen 15.

See also