Fantomen 2013

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In the year 2013, a total of 19 issues of Swedish comic book Fantomen was published.


In total, 19 issues were published of which 12 were regular issues of 68 pages and 7 were "double issues" of 132 pages. The double issues were on sale for four weeks, while the other issues were on sale for two weeks.

The first issue of 2013 was released on December 20, 2012. Since the Norwegian Fantomet switched to publishing only 12 monthly issues this year, it also meant that the co-printing of Swedish and Norwegian issues ceased.


An in-house ad with artwork by Paul Ryan was published in the black/white Agent X9 magazine published by Egmont Kärnan; and in color in the magazine Bild & Bubbla.

An in-house ad with artwork by editor Mikael Sol was published in the black/white Agent X9 magazine published by Egmont Kärnan.

Another ad was published in various comic books published by Egmont Kärnan.


The main cover artists of the year was Hans Lindahl with 12 covers. Other cover artists were Dag R. Frognes (3 covers) and the teams Sal Velluto and Eugenio Mattozzi (3 covers), and Paul Ryan and Tom Smith (1 cover).

It was the first year since 1956 that Rolf Gohs did not make any cover.

Cover gallery


Phantom stories

All but one issue included new Team Fantomen stories as main stories, a total of 18 new stories. One issue included a two recent Sunday stories as main stories. Several Falk & Barry Sunday stories appeared as back-up stories throughout the year. Daily strip stories by Falk, Moore and/or McCoy were published in the double issues. For the first time, they were printed unedited (apart from translation) in Fantomen. To accomodate the format of the strip, these stories were printed sideways with three strips per page.

Previously unpublished Team Fantomen stories

Issue Title Writer Artist
1 "The Bandar Idol" DePaul Spadari
2-3 "The Devil Camp" Reimerthi Saviuk
4 "The Brotherhood of the Ring" Reimerthi Bade
5 "The Slave Ship Zong" Lundström Lindahl
6-7 "Year 1349" Reimerthi Leppänen
8 "The Search For Mu" Reimerthi, Lindahl Spadari
9 "Rodia - Twilight" Reimerthi Felmang
10-11 "The Whistleblower" Bishop Saviuk
12 "Rodia - Night" Reimerthi Boix
13 "The Basilisk" Madden Leppänen
14-15 "Invisible Eyes" Reimerthi Bade
16 "The Pandemic" Madden Velluto
17 "The Haunted Bay" Lindahl Lindahl
18-19 "The Curse of Robert Fitzgiles" Madden Spadari
21 "Rodia - Dawn" Reimerthi Boix
22-23 "Dirty Business" Madden Saviuk
24 "The Black King" Hansegård Leppänen
25-26 "Medusa's Keeper" Madden Bade

Previously unpublished newspaper stories

Issue Title Writer Artist
20 "The Nomad" DePaul Ryan, Barreto
20 "The Shadows of Rune Noble" DePaul Barreto, Ryan, Beatty

Previously published newspaper stories

Issue Title Writer Artist
2-3 "Romance" Falk McCoy
6-7 "The Devil Road" Falk McCoy
8, 9 "Phantom Head Peak" Falk Barry
10-11 "The Flirtatious Princess" Falk McCoy
10-11, 12 "Sunken Treasure" Falk Barry
14-15 "The Thuggees" Falk McCoy
18-19 "The Movie Stars" Falk McCoy
22-23 "The Gray Gang" Falk McCoy
24 "The Escaped Convicts" Falk Barry
25-26 "Whirlpool Channel" Falk McCoy

Previously published Team Fantomen stories

Issue Title Writer Artist
14-15 "Black Fagin" Tierres Leppänen
16 "The Treasure in the Skull Cave" Wilhelmsson Wilhelmsson

Other comics

  • "De utvalda" by Nils Lindberg and Gösta Lindwall (issues 17 and 21)
  • "Herman Hedning" by Jonas Darnell (issues 1, 4, 9, 10-11, 12, 13, 14-15, 16, 17, 21, 22-23)
  • "Jerome K. Jerome Bloche" by Alan Dodier (issues 4 and 5)
  • "Kriss de Valnor" by Yves Sente and Giulio de Vita (issues 8 and 9)
  • "Le Scorpion" by Stephen Desberg and Enrico Marini (issues 1 and 2-3)
  • "Long John Silver" by Xavier Dorison and Mathieu Lauffray (issue 25-26)
  • "Louve" by Yannick le Pennetier and Roman Surzhenko (issues 12 and 13)
  • "Sagor från Mirakelstaden" by Maria Fröhlich (issues 18-19 and 25-26)
  • "The Norseman" by Henrik Jonsson (issues 20, 21, 22-23 and 24)
  • "Thorgal" by Jean Van Hamme and Grzegorz Rosiński (issues 6-7, 10-11, 18-19 and 22-23)


Fantomen 1 included a publishing schedule poster, Fantomen 14-15 a gold or silver Phantom skull pin and Fantomen 16 a poster of Best Fantomen cover 2012.

See also