The Pandemic

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The Pandemic
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Produced for: Fantomen 16/2013
# of pgs: 32
Writer: Philip Madden
Artist: Sal Velluto
Original colorist: Reprostugan
Producer: Egmont Kids
Media Nordic AB

"The Pandemic" is a 2013 Team Fantomen story, written by Philip Madden, with art by Sal Velluto.

Plot synopsis

Contains origin story. A man working for a chemical factory is found dying in the jungle. Before he dies he tells the Phantom that he brought chemical vials that were broken. The Phantom brings them to Dr Axel who confirms that they contain a very aggressive flu virus.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Ivan Rostov
  • Marenko
  • Dr Ernst Hecht, also known as Fritter, head of Asena's Pharmacology Department
  • Pierre





  • Jungle Patrol four-wheel drive with Good Mark and "JP" on side
  • Helicopter with Asena's logo on side
  • Jungle Patrol cargo vehicle with "JP on side"
  • Swiss police car marked "Polizei" with number 32 on roof and number 117 on side
  • The Primavera
  • Boat marked AN32071


  • Asena branded box of vials
  • Virus S

Old jungle sayings

  • "The cold voice of an angry Phantom can freeze the blood!"


  • In the news broadcast, the text in the news ticker says "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet", a placeholder text often used in publishing.

Related stories

Referenced in


This story has been published in the following publications:

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