Kari Leppänen

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Kari Leppänen
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Biographical information
Born: September 1, 1945
Died: N/A
Nationality: Mini finland.gif Finnish
Occupation: Artist, Cover Artist, Writer
Website: Kari T. Leppänen comics artist
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1980: "The Treasure from Rhodes"
1984: "The First Phantom"
1986: "The Battle on Malta"
1987: "The King is Dead"
1989: "The Last Unicorn"
1993: "The Test"
1994: "The Commander is Dead"
2005: "The Battle on Malta"
2007 (new story): "The Phantom Crusader, Part 1"
2007 (reprint): "The Commander is Dead"
2008 (new story): "The Castaways"
2009: "The Phantom Gladiator, Part 1"
2013: "Year 1349"
2016: "Nat Turner's Spirit, Part 6: The King of Louisiana"
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1989: "The Last Unicorn"
1991: "Death of a Patrolman, Part 2: Tracking the Killers"
1994: "The Commander is Dead"
2007 (reprint): "The Commander is Dead"
2011: "The Gulf of Aden Pirates"
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1985, 1992


Kari Tapio Leppänen (born September 1, 1945) is a Finnish comics artist who has worked on the Phantom comic since 1979.

Biography

Leppänen has worked for the Swedish comics industry since the 1970's, initially for the comic books Min Häst (My Horse) and Tumac. After that he was given the opportunity to try out for the Phantom. Leppänen has been a vital part of Team Fantomen ever since, primarily as an artist but on a few occasions as a writer aswell.

Leppänen has also created several back-up strips for the Fantomen comic book, including "Achilles Wiggen", "Xellana", "Starstriker" and "Dödsspelet" ("The Death Game").

Five of his Phantom stories have been reprinted in De Bästa Äventyren #1, a pocket book entirely dedicated to Leppänen


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Phantom work by Kari Leppänen

Stories

Team Fantomen stories

# Title Writer Artist
1 "The False Prince" Worker Leppänen
2 "The Floating Coffin" Worker Leppänen
3 "The Flute of Death" Avenell Leppänen
4 "The Treasure from Rhodes" Worker Leppänen
5 "The Pirate Inheritance" Avenell Leppänen
6 "Fish War" Worker Leppänen
7 "The Circus Murderer" Avenell Leppänen
8 "The Skull Mark" Worker Leppänen
9 "Poisoned Dreams" Kharelli Leppänen
10 "Lost on the Phantom Trail" Pélerin Leppänen
11 "The White Slave Trade" Darell Leppänen
12 "The Ghost Comet" Kharelli Leppänen
13 "Hero's Death Sentence" Darell Leppänen
14 "The Message" Worker Leppänen
15 "The Snake Ring" Darell Leppänen
16 "The First Phantom" Tierres Leppänen
17 "The Secret of the Golden Snake" Kharelli, Redno Leppänen ¤
18 "The Temple Treasure" Granberg Leppänen ¤
19 "Return of the Scorpia" Worker Leppänen
20 "Black Fagin" Tierres Leppänen
21 "Duel in Venice" Worker Leppänen
22 "The Battle on Malta" Worker Leppänen
23 "Pirate Hunt" Worker Leppänen
24 "The Cloud Pirates" Worker Leppänen
25 "Touganda's Secret" Worker Leppänen
26 "The Forest of Horrors" Worker Leppänen
27 "The Junky" Worker Leppänen ¤
28 "The King is Dead" Worker Leppänen
29 "Mystery of the Golden Rune, Part 1: Pirates of the Arctic" Worker Leppänen
30 "Mystery of the Golden Rune, Part 2: The Garden of Death" Worker Leppänen
31 "The Raid in Sanloi" Tierres Leppänen
32 "The Secret of the Valley of Wamballa" Worker Leppänen
33 "The Last Unicorn" Worker Leppänen
34 "Cleopatra's Asp" Tierres Leppänen
35 "Tirangi's Burial Ground" Borgnes Leppänen
36 "The Test" Worker Leppänen
37 "Death of a Patrolman, Part 1" Avenell Leppänen
38 "Death of a Patrolman, Part 2: Tracking the Killers" Avenell Leppänen
39 "The Doomsday Weapon" Worker Leppänen
40 "Curse of the Granite God, Part 1" Goodall Leppänen
41 "Curse of the Granite God, Part 2: The Hawk's Revenge" Goodall Leppänen
42 "The Witch Hunt" Goodall Leppänen
43 "Mombutu: The Power of Evil" DePaul Leppänen
44 "The Ibis Mystery, Part 1: The Evil Paradise" Worker Leppänen
45 "The Ibis Mystery, Part 2: Kazcim Master of the Dumb" Worker Leppänen
46 "The Ibis Mystery, Part 3: Scarface" Worker Leppänen
47 "The Ibis Mystery, Part 4: At the Edge of the Grave" Worker Leppänen
48 "The Doomsday Mountain" Moberg Leppänen
49 "Hunted" Moberg Leppänen
50 "The Commander is Dead" Avenell Leppänen
51 "Murder in the Eyes" DePaul Leppänen
52 "The Golden Falcon" Worker Leppänen
53 "Gullique - The Island of Doom" Falk, Granberg Leppänen
54 "Public Enemy Number One" Reimerthi Leppänen
55 "The Sea Jackals" Avenell Leppänen
56 "The Devil's Library, Part 4: The Secret Chamber" Reimerthi Leppänen
57 "The Ghostly Ruins" Reimerthi Leppänen
58 "The Ring of Death, Part 1" Leppänen, Granberg Leppänen
59 "The Ring of Death, Part 2" Leppänen, Granberg Leppänen
60 "The Witches of Bedburg, Part 1: The Water Test" Moberg Leppänen
61 "The Witches of Bedburg, Part 2: The Evil One" Moberg Leppänen
62 "The Tomb of Tzaka" Jönsson Leppänen
63 "The Terrorists" DePaul Leppänen
64 "The Boy from San Diablo" Nolan Leppänen
65 "The Deadly Masquerade" Bishop Leppänen
66 "The Grave Robbers" Bishop Leppänen
67 "The Lethal Trap" Reimerthi Leppänen
68 "Eye of the Hurricane" Bishop, Lindahl Leppänen
69 "The Plague" Bishop Leppänen
70 "The Redeemer, Part 1: Healing Hands" Reimerthi Leppänen
71 "Jonathon Wild, Part 1: King of Thieves" Reimerthi Leppänen
72 "Jonathon Wild, Part 2: Sentenced to Hang" Reimerthi Leppänen
73 "The Shadow" Reimerthi Leppänen
74 "The Philosopher's Stone, Part 2: King of Beggars" Reimerthi Leppänen
75 "The Philosopher's Stone, Part 4: The Middle of the World" Reimerthi Leppänen
76 "Son of the Jungle" DePaul Leppänen
77 "My Swedish Enemy" Lundström Leppänen
78 "The Phantom Crusader, Part 1" Reimerthi Leppänen
79 "The Phantom Crusader, Part 2" Reimerthi Leppänen
80 "The Phantom Crusader, Part 3" Reimerthi Leppänen
81 "The Castaways" Lundström Leppänen
82 "The Pirate Festival" Reimerthi Leppänen
83 "Secret of the Leech Pond" Reimerthi Leppänen
84 "The Phantom Gladiator, Part 1" Reimerthi Leppänen
85 "The Phantom Gladiator, Part 2" Reimerthi Leppänen
86 "The Phantom Gladiator, Part 3" Reimerthi Leppänen
87 "The Promise" DePaul Leppänen
88 "The Governor and Scarface" Reimerthi Leppänen
89 "The Legend of Rahotep, Part 1" Reimerthi Leppänen
90 "The Legend of Rahotep, Part 2" Reimerthi Leppänen
91 "The Legend of Rahotep, Part 3" Reimerthi Leppänen
92 "The Gulf of Aden Pirates" Kajander Leppänen
93 "Save Jerusalem" Reimerthi Leppänen
94 "U-118" Pellerin Leppänen
95 "Secret of the Templar Knights" Reimerthi Leppänen
96 "Year 1349" Reimerthi Leppänen
97 "The Basilisk" Madden Leppänen
98 "The Black King" Hansegård Leppänen
99 "The Last of the Merovingans" Reimerthi Leppänen
100 "The New France" Frognes Leppänen
101 "The Secret Weapon" Frognes Leppänen
102 "Nat Turner's Spirit, Part 1" Reimerthi Leppänen
103 "Nat Turner's Spirit, Part 2" Reimerthi Leppänen
104 "Nat Turner's Spirit, Part 3" Reimerthi Leppänen
105 "Nat Turner's Spirit, Part 4: A Diabolical Plan" Reimerthi Leppänen
106 "Nat Turner's Spirit, Part 5: Revolt" Reimerthi Leppänen
107 "Nat Turner's Spirit, Part 6: The King of Louisiana" Reimerthi Leppänen
108 "Black Dagger, Part 1: The Rag Doll" Reimerthi Leppänen
109 "Black Dagger, Part 2: The Curse of Black Annis" Reimerthi Leppänen
110 "The Dark Chalice, Part 1: The Ghost in Glastonbury" Reimerthi Leppänen
111 "The Dark Chalice, Part 2: The Tomb of the Sorceress" Reimerthi Leppänen
112 "Blood Rain" Eriksson Velluto, Bade, Saviuk,
Boix, Leppänen,
Pedrazzini, Spadari, Ruiz
113 Reimerthi Leppänen
  • In 1984 Fantomen published "A Secret Life", written by Ulf Granberg (under the pen-name Sprucehill), Idi Kharelli and Th. Pelerin, and with art by Kari Leppänen. This was a parody of the Phantom, lasting six pages.

Covers

Fantomen covers

Original Finnish covers