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First appearance: "Return of the Irregulars" (mentioned)
"The Dead River" (shown)
Created by: Magnus Knutsson &
Jaime Vallvé

Rodia (sometimes spelled Rhodia) is one of Bangalla's neighbouring countries.

Government and politics

Unlike Bangalla, Rodia is not a democracy but is ruled by a junta. The country is also racially segregated much like South Africa during the days of Apartheid.

During General Bababu's reign over Bengali, Rodia was considered an evil regime and Bababu built fortifications along the border to protect Bengali. Nuclear Terror

A few hundred thousand white people rule, while 8 million Africans don't have a right to vote. One hundred thousand black Africans who work in Marcusburg live in guarded slum areas of the city, such as Lowfield. Interracal marriage is not explicitly forbidden, although it is made difficult as they are not allowed to live in the same areas, and it would be considered a scandal. On Forbidden Land

After a civil war, the country became a democracy and the first democratically elected president was Nelson N'Dela.


The capital of Rodia is Marcusburg.

Behind the scenes

  • The first mention of Rodia is in "Return of the Irregulars", drawn by Özcan Eralp. This is in part a remake of a Lee Falk story, and has no other credited writer.
  • The first story to actually take place in Rodia is "The Dead River", by Magnus Knutsson and Jaime Vallvé.
  • The name Rodia (occasionally spelled Rhodia) is inspired by Rhodesia, today known as Zimbabwe.
  • Rodia is a rare example of a Team Fantomen creation that has appeared in the newspaper strip. However, the segregation of Rodia has not been mentioned in the newspaper strip.

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Team Fantomen stories

Title Writer Artist Comments
"Return of the Irregulars" Falk Eralp mentioned
"The Dead River" Knutsson Vallvé
"The Slaves" Knutsson Vallvé
"On Forbidden Land" Lundström Vallvé
"Deadly Infection" Tierres Vallvé
"Deadly Cargo" Worker Felmang, Waldrag mentioned
"Tirangi's Burial Ground" Borgnes Leppänen mentioned, also in flashback from 1945
"Jungle Snow" Reimerthi Felmang, Ferri, Benny mentioned
"The Evil Game, Part 1" Reimerthi Cruz
"The Evil Game, Part 2" Reimerthi Cruz
"The Secret Agent" Reimerthi Cruz
"Death from Radiation" Moberg Moberg, Thunborg
"Death of Lubanga, Part 1: The Peace Prize Winner" Reimerthi Lindahl
"Death of Lubanga, Part 2: The Last Battle" Reimerthi Lindahl
"Diana's Crisis, Part 3: The Search for Diana" DePaul Felmang, Usam
"Fateful Meeting" Reimerthi Lindahl
"Encounter With Murder" Reimerthi Boix
"Rodia - Twilight" Reimerthi Felmang
"Rodia - Night" Reimerthi Boix
"Rodia - Dawn" Reimerthi Boix
"Epilogue" Reimerthi Boix
"Floating Borders" Reimerthi Leppänen

Daily / Sunday stories

Title Writer Artist Comments
"Jungle Mystery" DePaul Olesen, Williams mentioned, as Rhodia
"Terror in Mawitaan" DePaul Nolan as Rhodia
"The Iron Python" DePaul Nolan as Rhodia
"On the Trail of an Assassin" DePaul Nolan mentioned, as Rhodia
"Revenge in Rhodia" DePaul Beatty as Rhodia
"The Phantom Stamp" DePaul Manley mentioned
"A Reckoning with the Nomad" DePaul Manley mentioned, as Rhodia
"The Rhodian Column" DePaul Manley in flashback, as Rhodia
"Then Came Towns Ellerbee" DePaul Manley as Rhodia