The Island of Death (1971 story)

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The Island of Death
Produced for: Fantomen 8/1971
# of pgs: 24
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Özcan Eralp
Original colorist: N/A
Producer: Semic Press

"The Island of Death" is a 1971 Team Fantomen story by Lee Falk and Özcan Eralp.

Plot summary

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Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Teacher
  • Reporter
  • TV host
  • Lil
  • Airfield mechanic
  • Gus
  • Scorpia henchmen


  • USA
    • Palmer home
    • College
    • Police station
    • Airport
    • Museum
    • 23, Scorpia's American Branch
  • Bengali
  • Scorpia island
  • Canary Islands (mentioned)
  • West Africa (mentioned)
  • France (mentioned)
    • Paris (mentioned)
  • Hong-Kong (mentioned)
  • United Kingdom (mentioned)
    • London (mentioned)
  • Italy (mentioned)
    • Rome (mentioned)



Behind the Scenes

  • No official credits were given when this story was first published, but the text Ö11 on the first page indicates that it is the 11th story drawn by Özcan Eralp. This practice of indicating the creators by initials and a serial number on the first page is still used on some comic strips produced in Sweden, but was abandoned rather quickly for "The Phantom".
  • In the original Swedish version, the name of Scorpia is misspelled on two occasions, as Siorpian and Scorpion.
  • Like the story it is based on, there is no connection between the name Scorpia and the animal scorpion (besides the aforementioned misspelling). However, a competition on the editorial pages of the same issue of Fantomen that included this story makes this connection. That is the first published connection between Scorpia and scorpions.
  • Scorpia's leader is never given a name or title.

Related stories

Remake of


This story has been published in the following publications:

Mini norway.gif Norway

Mini sweden.gif Sweden

Mini germany.gif West Germany