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Fantomen 2021 Christmas Album Review

To be honest when I heard the lineup of stories they did not excite me that much, seeing it is only newspaper Dail stories. But when reading through them I think the coloring really lifts them to a new level and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

"The Swamp Dragon" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry is not one of their best, but enjoyable, I was a bit confused by the translation choice made by Ulf back in the day to alternate between monster and dragon, when the original always said dragon.

The facsimile copy of the 1971 album which featured Lee Falk and Sy Barry stories "The Golden People" and "The Missing Link" is great as I said last year that we are in the years with full color albums.

The extra unpublished Rolf Gohs cover and a short “in memorial” is a great addition to make it memorial.

The contents are newspaper stories:

  • "The Animal Collector" by Tony DePaul and George Olesen and Keith Williams.

  • "The Bride of Xali" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

  • "The Swamp Dragon" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

You will be able to buy this album on some websites like and, it is also available at local shops along with the other Semic Christmas albums.


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