A Deadly Game

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A Deadly Game
Produced for: Fantomen 5/1999
# of pgs: 32
Writer: Claes Reimerthi
Artist: Carlos Cruz
Original colorist: Times Graphics Singapore
Producer: Egmont Serieförlaget

"A Deadly Game" is a 1999 Team Fantomen story, written by Claes Reimerthi, with art by Carlos Cruz.

Plot summary

In 1616 William Shakespeare looks back on an event in his childhood when he helped to catch a blackmailer and saved an actor from a touring theater company from a death sentence.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Thomas Jenkins
  • Nicholas Kemp
  • unnamed innkeeper
  • Thomas Topcliffe
  • Mr Langrake
  • Sheriff Adrian Quiney

Real-life characters


  • England
    • Stratford-on-Avon
      • Shakespeare's home
      • The Peacock (inn)
      • a barn on the outskirts of Stratford

Behind the scenes

  • According to Fantomen Krönika 6/2002 the story is set in 1567 when William Shakespeare was 12 years old. In the real world Shakespeare is believed to have been born in 1564.

Related stories

Refered in


This story has been published in the following publications:

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