Eden (story)

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Eden
Produced for: Fantomen 10/1988
# of pgs: 31
Writer: Donne Avenell
Artist: Hans Lindahl
Original colorist: N/A
Producer: Semic Press


"Eden" is a 1988 Team Fantomen story, written by Donne Avenell, with art by Hans Lindahl.

Plot synopsis

The 21st Phantom tells the origin of Eden story to Rex and Tom-Tom.

Soon after the Second World War ends The 20th Phantom hears about a wild child caught by the Llongo. When he meets the child he finds out they call him Archie because all he says is "arch". The Phantom tries to civilise the child, teaching him to read, write, and speak, but Archie refuses. When the Phantom sees Archie's close relationship with wild and dangerous animals, he decides to let Archie live on an uninhabited and at the time unnamed island. When the Phantom returns to visit Archie, he observes that the lion and the lamb live together in peace, like it says in the Bible, so he decides to call the island Eden.

Some time later Archie informs the Phantom of some strange objects which appeared on Eden which turn out to be German war supplies dropped off by a German submarine whose crew do not know the war is over. An English destroyer hunting the German submarine engages and brings chaos to Eden. Archie gives his life protecting his animals and his grave is marked with a stone slab. Rex and Tom-Tom leave wild flowers for the wild boy, whose spirit still calms the animals on Eden.

Appearances

Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Three unnamed hunters
  • Herr Kapitan of the German submarine
  • Gunther, German submariner
  • Frantz, German submariner
  • Walter, German submariner
  • Hans, German submariner
  • Captain Everett of the English destroyer
  • Harry, English sailor

Locations

Tribes

Organizations

Ships

  • Cargo ship marked "NP" on funnel
  • German submarine
  • English destroyer
  • English patrol-boat marked "187"

Objects

  • German war supplies, including hand-grenades


Reprints

This story has been published in the following publications:

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Awards

  • Best story (Norway) 1988
  • Best story (Sweden) 1988





Best Story Winners
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Mini finland.gif  Finland

1985: "The Prisoner at Capitolium" | 1986: "The Moor of Death"

Mini norway.gif  Norway

1979: "The Heirs" | 1983: "Tale of Rex" | 1984: "Hero" | 1985: "Pirates of the Yellow Snake" | 1986: "The Beanstalk" & "Race Against Death" (tie) | 1987: "Devil's Adventure" | 1988: "Eden" | 1989: "The Last Unicorn" | 1990: "The Last Emperor" | 1991: "Death of a Patrolman, Part 2: Tracking the Killers" | 1992: "The Wolf is Coming" | 1993: "Aron" | 1994: "The Commander is Dead" | 1995: "The Demon's Image" | 1996: "Johnny Hotwire" | 1997: "The Ghost Who Died Twice" | 1998: "The Last Phantom, Part 1: The Eighth Circle" | 1999: "Devil's Story" | 2000: "The Phantom vs Singh 2050" | 2001: "The Invisible Phantom" | 2002: "In A Strange Land, Part 2" | 2003: "My Darling Pirate" | 2004: "Son of the Pirate Queen" | 2005: "The King of Norway" | 2006: "The Singh Brotherhood" | 2007: "Dogai - The Road to Power" & "The Commander is Dead" (best reprint) | 2008: "The Devil of Ravenscar" & "Kingdom of the Amazons" (best reprint) | 2009: "Duel at Deadman's Gulch" | 2010: "The Cabin Boy and the Princess" | 2011: "The Gulf of Aden Pirates" | 2012: "The Pirates' Prisoner" | 2013: "The Slave Ship Zong" | 2014: "Death of a Pirate Queen" | 2015: "A Plague in Venice" | 2016: "John X" & "Patrolman X" | 2017: "The Karabasan League"

Mini sweden.gif  Sweden

1978: "The Avenger from the Sea" & "Phantom Wedding" (tie) | 1979: "Devil's Story" | 1980: "The Treasure from Rhodes" | 1981: "The Legend of the Swords, Part 1: Excalibur" | 1982: "The Stone Carving People" | 1983: "The Water of Life" | 1984: "The First Phantom" | 1985: "The Beanstalk" | 1986: "The Battle on Malta" & "Devil's Story" (best reprint) | 1987: "The King is Dead" | 1988: "Eden" | 1989: "The Last Unicorn" | 1990: "The Cathedral Mystery" | 1991: "Devil's Story" | 1992: "Hoogan's Revenge" | 1993: "The Test" | 1994: "The Commander is Dead" | 1995: "The Set Up, Part 1" & Part 2 | 1996: "The Last Viking" | 1997: "The Ghost Who Died Twice" | 1998: "Return of the Zombies" | 1999: "Devil's Story" | 2000: "The Phantom vs Singh 2050" | 2001: "The Prodigal Son" | 2002: "The Long Bow of Little John" | 2003: "My Darling Pirate" | 2004: "Son of the Pirate Queen" | 2005: "The Battle on Malta" | 2006: "The Singh Brotherhood" | 2007: "The Phantom Crusader, Part 1" & "The Commander is Dead" (best reprint) | 2008: "The Castaways" & "Kingdom of the Amazons" (best reprint)" | 2009: "The  Phantom Gladiator, Part 1" | 2010: "The Cabin Boy and the Princess" & "The Dragon Throne" (tie) | 2011: "The Sons of Captain Walker" | 2012: "The Pirates' Prisoner" | 2013: "Year 1349" | 2014: "Death of a Pirate Queen" | 2015: "A Plague in Venice" | 2016: "Nat Turner's Spirit, Part 6: The King of Louisiana" | 2017: "Farewell to the Deep Woods" | 2018: "The Ghost at Gallows' Inn" | 2019: "The Devil in Stockholm" | 2020: "A Reckoning with the Nomad" | 2021: "Devil's Story" | 2022: "Saga of the Vultures Chapter One: The Haunted Castle"