The Scapegoat

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The Scapegoat
Produced for: Fantomen 23/2011
# of pgs: 32
Writer: Claes Reimerthi
Artist: Sal Velluto
Original colorist: Reprostugan
Producer: Egmont Kärnan

"The Scapegoat" is a 2011 Team Fantomen story, written by Claes Reimerthi, with art by Sal Velluto.

Plot synopsis

Luther Russell, journalist for Newsflash Weekly in New York, receives a tip that Diana Palmer-Walker is responsible for embezzling UN funds. Another UN employee, Simon Plaistow has been sentenced for the embezzlement but has been granted a retrial. Since Diana is believed to have died in a terrorist attack on the UN office in Morristown, news media are staying outside the house of Dave and Lily Palmer. To free herself of the accusations, Diana Palmer-Walker makes her first public appearance at the court in New York. General Bababu contacts the Phantom to offer him conclusive evidence that Diana is innocent, in exchange for help to escape from prison.

In the Morristown presidential palace President Singh takes a pregnancy test and learns that she is pregnant.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Gwen, secretary
  • Martin, editor of Newsflash Weekly
  • Luther Russell, journalist
  • Simon Plaistow
  • Mr Henna
  • Shelly Conway, attorney
  • Luke, twin
  • Davidson
  • President Bassanga of Muassaland (mentioned)




  • Newsflash Weekly

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This story has been published in the following publications:

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