Thanks initially to some eager eyed phans, we have been able to confirm the details with the editors for the Norwegian Fantomet Annual which will be out in October/November of 2023. Since 2021, these annuals have been in the landscape format with the cover art by Sam Klein. Below is the virgin cover design minus the logo and trade dress.
The past annuals in this format have been 68 pages in full colour and we expect the 2023 annual will be the same. The stories included are:
"The Horned Star Demons" by Lee Falk and Wilson McCoy
"The Fence" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry
"The Little Detective Who Disappeared" by Tony DePaul and Jeff Weigel
Both "The Horned Star Demons" and "The Little Detective Who Disappeared" have never been published in Norway before. "The Little Detective Who Disappeared" was first featured in newspapers in 2018 and 2019 and has been published in Sweden, Australia and Indian comics. "The Horned Star Demons" was first in newspapers in 1955 so it is weird that its never been featured in a Norwegian Phantom comic before.
I like how the editors have brought two stories into the annual that have never been published in a Norwegian comic prior. "The Fence" while has been published in the regular Fantomet comic, it has been 20+ years since it was last published. 20 years is a good gap and it is a similar policy that Frew uses.
Thanks to several Norwegian phans who brought this news to our attention and to the Fantomet editors who have been able to confirm the news.