The Mysterious Murders

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The Mysterious Murders
Produced for: Fantomen 12/1980
# of pgs: 32
Writer: Donne Avenell
Artist: Özcan Eralp
Original colorist: N/A
Producer: Semic

"The Mysterious Murders" is a 1980 Team Fantomen story, written by Donne Avenell, with art by Özcan Eralp.

Plot summary

In The Misty Mountains lies a small country, Sirocco, ruled by a dictator, the sultan of Sirocco. There is political unrest and attempts have been made on the ruler's life. He sends for his nephew, prince Hassan who is spending a gap year in Bengali at Dr. Axel's Jungle Hospital. When the prince returns to Sirocco he is introduced to the top brass of Sirocco who are all pretenders to the throne. When making a toast for the prince, the sultan falls down dead, murdered with a poisonous drink.

One by one the pretenders are murdered by a mysterious assassin. The prince sends for the Phantom. Finally the only survivor is the prince himself. The Phantom manages to reveal a sinister plot hatched by somebody who wants to rule as dictator.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Prince Hassan
  • The sultan of Sirocco
  • General Sabre
  • Muzafir Khan
  • Mr Chatterjee
  • Al Diabolo
  • Fatah the calif
  • Ali Kasim
  • Captain Lal



There are no women in Sirocco; at least there are none in Özcan Eralp's drawings.


This story has been published in the following publications:

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