The Cruel Revenge
|The Cruel Revenge|
|Produced for:||Fantomen 22/2003|
|# of pgs:||31|
In January 1775, Korshir Singh, the leader of the Singh Brotherhood, is forced to execute his son, Omar Singh, because of his son's failure in "The Doomsday Weapon". Angered by this, he sends an avenger to destroy the Phantom. The avenger is Messer Grande, who the 11th Phantom revealed to have committed treason in 1757. Messer Grande dresses himself as a pest doctor to disguise his true identity.
The next day the Phantom and Diana receive an anonymous letter with a pair of theater tickets (presumably Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice ). At the theater they meet Comte d'Di Thanatos and his wife Aurelia who present themselves as distant relatives of Renata's. They are in fact involved with Messer Grande in a complicated plot to have the Phantom poison his own wife.
Messer Grande's original plan fails at the end. He then tries to shoot the 11th Phantom with his gun, but Renata put herself in the way and gets shot. A fight break out and a second shot is fired that cuts off a stonesword that falls down and pierces Messer Grande, killing him immidiately.
Renata dies in the arms of her husband. The 11th Phantom decides to seek up Korshir Singh. The 21st Phantom then end the story by stating that the endgame with Korshir Singh ended with the death of the 11th Phantom.
- The 21st Phantom
- Kit and Heloise
- The 11th Phantom
- The 12th Phantom
- Renata di Mascarelli
- Korshir Singh
- Omar Singh
- Messer Grande
- Aurelia di Thanatos
- Comte di Thanatos
Behind the scenes
- In Greek mythology Thanatos is the personification of Death.
- "The Prisoner in Venice" by Janne Lundström and Jaime Vallvé
- "The Doomsday Weapon" by Norman Worker and Kari Leppänen
This story has been published in the following publications:
- "The Cruel Revenge", The Phantom #1367 (2003)
- "Julma kosto", Mustanaamio 22/2003