Review of Fantomen 2022/10-11

Mikael Lyck from Chronicle Chamber reviews the latest Fantomen issue - 2022/10-11 which features the following stories:

  • "Vigil at Phantom Head" by Tony DePaul and Jeff Weigel.

  • "The Reunion" by Tony DePaul and Mike Manley

  • "The Twins' 8th Birthday" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry.


This issue contains 3 Phantom stories and 1 "Karl Kämpe" story and we will find out the winner of Best Fantomen story for 2021.


Very nice cover again by Luca Erbetta.


"Vigil at Phantom Head", a police man that is a descendant of emperor Joonkar gets freed by the Phantom and together they take down quite a lot of thugs while also fixing some contradictions from old Lee Falk stories in a great way! More of this!


"Karl Kämpe", I will not go into details because it is not a Phantom story, but has lots of action and is a great fit for the comic book and I love it!


"The Reunion" Not much action, but loads of drama. It almost feels like you are in a totally different universe than most other Phantom stories, but I like it, it fleshes out the characters and sets up feelings for the future.


"The Twins' 8th Birthday" A bit older than the other stories. The twins turn 8 years old and get their first spandex Phantom suits. This one is quite cute but I know when reading it the first time I felt that I did not want the focus to be on kids, maybe my taste has changed, or that there were a few to many made in this style.


We also got to know the result of best Fantomen story of 2021, winner is "Story of Devil", that story means a lot to me since it was a big part of my card game, "Diana in the Jungle Patrol" also received a lot of votes but you can read more about that in the article here.


Happy Phantoming!


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