The Phantom publications in Sweden

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The Phantom has been featured in several publications in Sweden.

Overview

The Phantom ("Fantomen" in Swedish) was introduced in Sweden in 1940, when the weekly magazine Vecko-Revyn started to include dailies and Sunday stories. Beginning in 1944, material from Vecko-Revyn was collected in annual "Christmas Albums", the first Swedish publications to focus on The Phantom. The Christmas Albums continues to be published, with its 72nd issue released for Christmas 2015, but the connection to Vecko-Revyn is long gone.

In 1950, the first issue of the fortnightly comic book Fantomen was published, and by the end of 2015, the 1583th issue was released. Since 1963 Phantom stories have been produced directly for Fantomen, and, as of 2015, over 900 stories have been created by the so-called "Team Fantomen".

Being one of Sweden's most profilic comic books, "Fantomen" has spawned several one-shots and periodicals (Fantomen Krönika enjoying the longest run, 1993-2010) and Phantom comics have also appeared in other comic books and in anthologies. Since 2002, the earliest Fantomen issues are reprinted in chronological hard cover volumes, Fantomen - Den inbundna årgången, which, as of 2015, has reached the year of 1965.

Comics syndicate Bulls Press is the longtime rightsholder of The Phantom in Sweden, while the main publisher of the comic books has been Semic Press until 1997, and Egmont Publishing thereafter.

Serialized "The Phantom" titles

Title Year(s) Issues
Fantomen Christmas Album 1944–present 73*
Fantomen 1950-present 1602*
Serie-pocket 1972–1985 14
Fantomenböckerna 1973 4
Fantomen (Avon reprint) 1978 4
Samlade Serierariteter 1986–1987 6
Fantomen Krönika 1993–2010 100
Den vandrande vålnaden 1996 9
Fantomen Krönika Band 1999–2003 6
Sy Barry Söndagsäventyr 2001–2003 3
Fantomen - Den inbundna årgången 2002–present 54*
De bästa äventyren 2004 4
Fantomen Softcover Books 2015–present 2*

*As of the turn of 2016/2017.

"The Phantom" one-shots

Title Year
Fantomens stora presentbok 1970
Den förste Fantomen - Fången i Himalaya 1971
Stora Fantomenboken 1973
Stora jubileumsboken 1975
SOS-boken 1977
Piratbruden Flame 1980
Fantomen 1984
Comics '85 1985
Fantomendagen på Grönan 1986
Krönika över en vandrande vålnad 1990
Sy Barry - en jubileumskrönika 1961-1991 1991
Djungelsnö 1992
Betapocket 1993
En odödlig legend 1996
Lee Falk - mannen som skapade Fantomen 1999
Wilson McCoy - de opublicerade äventyren 2000
Parken Zoo Extra 2008

Anthology appearances

Title Year
Comics - Den stora serieboken 1 1970
Comics - Den stora serieboken 2 1971
Comics - Den stora serieboken 3 1972
Seriepressen 1983
Serieboken 1986
Serietidningen (8 issues) 1987
Cheese Comics 1991
Comics - Serierna 100 år 1996

As backup title

Title Issue(s)
Mandrake 1-2/1967 (2 in total)
Blixt Gordon 2-3/1967 (2 in total)
Mannen från U.N.C.L.E. 14 (1 in total)
(Agent) X9 1/1969-3/1971 & 10/1994 (25 in total)

In newspapers

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Title Sundays/dailies Period Comment
Arbetet Sundays  ?–1994
Aurora dailies  ?–?
Barometern dailies  ?–present
Blekinge läns tidning dailies  ?–2000
Bohusläningen dailies  ?–2014
Borlänge Tidning dailies  ?–2007
Bärgslagsbladet dailies  ?–1993
Eesti Päevaleht dailies 1975–1994 in Estonian
Elfsborgs Läns Allehanda dailies  ?–1991
Eskilstuna-Kuriren dailies  ?–1996
Expressen dailies  ?–?
Falu-Kuriren dailies  ?–2007
Folkbladet dailies  ?-1985, 1986–present
Gefle Dagblad dailies  ?–2009
Gotlands Tidningar dailies  ?–2000
Hallandsposten dailies  ?–20??
Helsingborgs Dagblad dailies  ?–2001
Jönköpingsposten dailies  ?–present
Karlskoga-Kuriren dailies  ?–2003
Katrineholmskuriren dailies  ?–199?
Kristiandstadsbladet dailies  ?–2002
LK. dailies  ?–2015 The newspaper is two newspapers in one - Linköpings tidning and Kindaposten
Motala Tidning dailies  ?–1986–?
Nerikes Allehanda dailies 1943–1988 as "Fantomen Dragos" until 1948; as "Dragos" until 1988
Norra Västerbotten dailies 1944–2006 as "Dragos" until 2003
Norrbottens-Kuriren dailies  ?–2009
Norrköpings Tidningar dailies  ?–2008
Norrtelje Tidning dailies  ?–2003
Nya Wermlands-Tidningen dailies  ?–2006
Sala Allehanda dailies  ?–1993
Skaraborgs Läns Tidning dailies  ?–present
Skånska Dagbladet dailies  ?–2009
Skövde Nyheter dailies  ?–1996
Smålands-Tidningen dailies  ?–present
Smålandsposten dailies  ?–present
Smålänningen Sundays  ?–present
Sundsvalls Tidning dailies  ?–2001
Svenska Dagbladet dailies 1942–present as "Dragos" until 1980
Tidningen Ångermanland dailies 200?–2014
Trelleborgs Allehanda dailies  ?–2001
Ulricehamns Tidning dailies  ?–2003
Upsala Nya Tidning dailies  ?–2003
Vadstena Tidning dailies  ?–1986–?
Vimmerby Tidning dailies  ?–2015
Västernorrlands Allehanda dailies  ?–2000
Västerviks-Posten dailies  ?–2015
Västgöta Tidningar dailies  ?–present
Ystads Allehanda dailies  ?–1997
Örnsköldsviks Allehanda dailies  ?–2014
Östersunds-Posten dailies 194?–1996 as "Dragos"
Östgöten dailies  ?-1985, 1986–1997 The newspaper was an edition of Folkbladet.

In magazines

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Title Sundays/dailies Period Comment
Hemmets Veckotidning Sundays 1978-198? color
Lektyr Sundays 198?–? b/w
Vecko-Revyn various 1940–197? b/w/r, color



Seriewikin.gif This article, in the version of 12:02, 11 April 2008 (CEST), includes information from Seriewikin: Fantomen#Svensk_dags-_och_veckopresspublicering.



Reference publications

Title Year
Serier i Sverige - Seriekatalogen 1982-83 1983
Splasch Magazine 1995
1997
Bild & Bubbla 3/2000 2000
Från lila vålnad till blågul hjälte 2010
Lee Falk – Berättaren 2011
Lee Falk – Storyteller 2011
Skörvnöpparn 2013