Fantomen 2011

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In the year 2011, a total of 20 issues of Swedish comic book Fantomen were published.

Overview

2011 continued the trend of reducing the number of actual issues published in favor of "double issues". In total, 20 issues were published of which 14 were regular issues of 68 pages and 6 were "double issues" of 132 pages. The double issues were on sale for four weeks, while the other issues were on sale for two weeks.

The first issue of 2011 was released on December 22, 2010. The corresponding issue of Fantomet was released on December 20, 2009, and was numbered as the last issue of 2010 instead.

Fantomen 16-17/2011 was the 1500th issue of Fantomen since the start in 1950. To celebrate this, the cover by Sal Velluto and Eugenio Mattozzi is a remake of the first Fantomen cover, originally by George Camitz.

Promotion

Fantomen 14 and Fantomen 15/2011 were part of a summer campaign that included most titles published by Egmont Kärnan. The campaign was indicated by a symbol on the cover. People who bought two magazines featuring the symbol were eligible to participate in contests hosted by Egmont Kärnan.

Covers

The main cover artist of the year was Hans Lindahl (6 covers). Other cover artists were Sal Velluto and Eugenio Mattozzi (5 covers), Rolf Gohs (3 covers), Heiner Bade (3 covers), Felmang and Germano Ferri (1 cover), Felmang and Alex Biffignandi (1 cover), and César Spadari (1 cover).

Two of Velluto's covers were remakes of classic covers, i.e. the Fantomen 1/1950 cover and the Fantomen Christmas Album 1944 cover.

Cover gallery

Contents

Phantom stories

All but four issues included new Team Fantomen stories as main stories. Four issues included newspaper strip stories that hadn't previously been published in Fantomen as main stories. These stories were heavily edited to fit the continuty of the Team Fantomen stories. Several reprints of Falk & Barry Sunday stories appeared as back-up stories throughout the year.

Previously unpublished Team Fantomen stories

Issue Title Writer Artist
1 "The Sons of Captain Walker" Lundström Lindahl
4 "Walker's Ride" Reimerthi Velluto
5 "In the Shadow of the Guillotine" Reimerthi Bade
6 "Power of the Skull Mark" Reimerthi Bade
8-9 "The Legend of Rahotep, Part 1" Reimerthi Leppänen
10 "Sister Steelfist" DePaul Spadari
11 "The Skull Murders" Reimerthi Velluto
12-13 "The Legend of Rahotep, Part 2" Reimerthi Leppänen
14 "Fatal Salvation" Reimerthi Bade
15 "Dangerous Escape" Reimerthi Felmang, Ferri
16-17 "Fateful Meeting" Reimerthi Lindahl
18 "Encounter With Murder" Reimerthi Boix
21-22 "The Legend of Rahotep, Part 3" Reimerthi Leppänen
23 "The Scapegoat" Reimerthi Velluto
24 "The New Abbess" Bishop Spadari
25-26 "A Strong Case" Lundström Lindahl

Previously unpublished newspaper stories

Issue Title Writer Artist Comment
(24), (25-26), 1 "The Missing Link Family" Falk Barry
2-3 "The Death of Diana Palmer Walker" DePaul Ryan with additional story by Granberg and art by Lindahl
2-3 "The Phantom at Sea" DePaul Ryan with additional story by Granberg and art by Lindahl
7 "The Mozznappers" DePaul Ryan
19 "Terror Cells of New York" DePaul Ryan with additional art by Lindahl
19, 20 "The Trail to Gravelines Prison!" DePaul Ryan with additional art by Lindahl
20 "Chatu's Fate" DePaul Ryan with additional art by Lindahl

Previously published newspaper stories

Issue Title Writer Artist
15, 16-17 "Mysterious Karapura" Falk Barry
16-17 "Chasamba" Falk Barry
21-22 "Rex: Prince of Baronkhan" Falk Barry
24, 25-26, (1) "The Eastern Dark" Falk Barry

Other comics

  • "Bernard Prince" by Greg and Hermann (issues 12-13 and 14) and
    by Yves H and Hermann (issues 18, 19, and 20)
  • "De utvalda" by Nils Lindberg and Gösta Lindwall (issues 4, 5, and 8-9)
  • "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, and 25-26)
  • "Jerome K. Jerome Bloche" by Alan Dodier (issues 1, 2-3, 6, and 7)
  • "Johnny Hazard" by Frank Robbins (issues 7, 8-9, 12-13, 15, 20, 21-22, and 25-26)
  • "Latigo" by Stan Lynde (issues 2-3 and 4)
  • "Long John Silver" by Xavier Dorison and Mathieu Lauffray (issues 10 and 11)
  • "Thorgal" by Jean Van Hamme and Grzegorz Rosiński (issues 2-3, 8-9, 12-13, 16-17, 21-22, and 25-26) and
    by Yves Sente, Grzegorz Rosiński, and Graza (issues 23 and 24)

Supplements

Fantomen 1 included a publishing schedule poster and Fantomen 15 included a poster of Best Fantomen cover 2010 and a Glow in the dark Skull ring.

See also