Fantomen - Den inbundna årgången
Fantomen - Den inbundna årgången (Fantomen - Year's issues in hardcover) is a Swedish series that collects issues of Fantomen as facsimile reprints in hardcover books. Each book includes several Fantomen issues, meaning that three or four hardcover books collects one year.
The series began in 2002, following Egmont's succesfull facsimile collections of the Swedish "Donald Duck" comic book Kalle Anka & Co. In the first year, only one volume was released, collecting all Fantomen issues originally published in 1950. From 2003 to 2006, three volumes were released per year, and since 2007 four volumes are released each year. Since 2005, a second edition has been printed of some of the books and a third from 2011.
Besides the facsimile replicas of the original issues, each book also contains articles about the history of Fantomen and Swedish comic books in general.
The books are sold in book stores and as a book club where they are sent home to members as a subscription.
The table below is organized by the year of the original Fantomen issues that the books collect, not the printing year for the hardcover books.