The Runestone Saga

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The Runestone Saga
Produced for: Fantomen 25-26/2012
# of pgs: 32
Writer: Falco Pellerin
Artist: Joan Boix
Original colorist: Reprostugan
Producer: Egmont Kärnan

"The Runestone Saga" is a 2012 Team Fantomen story, written by Falco Pellerin, with art by Joan Boix.

Plot synopsis

In the summer of 1879 the 17th Phantom travels by ship to USA to visit Walker's Table. He first makes a stop in Boston to visit his wife's parents who bring him news of trouble in Minnesota where his maternal uncle Jens Jensen lives. The Phantom arrives in Alexandria, Minnesota after an arson attack on Jensen's newspaper. Jensen blames the attack on Mr Pillsbury, a rich businessman who has made a fortune illegally logging timber on Indian lands.

In the saloon the Phantom meets a Swedish emigrant, Sven Fogelby, who is helping Pillsbury to create a false runestone; its "discovery" will attract Scandinavian immigrants who will pay Pillsbury handsomely for mostly useless land in the Kensington swamp.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Uncle Jens and his wife, in Minnesota
  • Parents of Mary Stillwell
  • Jens Jensen, Asta Jensen's brother
  • Mr Pillsbury
  • Sven Fogelby
  • Bob
  • Moe
  • Shorty
  • Emma
  • Sheriff of Alexandria, Minnesota

Real-life characters



  • The Scandanavia Post
  • Pillsbury Lumber Company


Behind the scenes

In the Swedish translation, Jens Jensen initially calls Kit "brorson" (son of my brother) but perhaps he was still in shock after the arson attack. Later in the story Jensen correctly use "systerson".

Related stories

Refers to


This story has been published in the following publications:

Mini australia.gif Australia

Mini norway.gif Norway

Mini sweden.gif Sweden