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Review of Fantomen 2022/8

Mikael Lyck from Chronicle Chamber reviews the latest Fantomen issue - 2022/8 which features the following stories:

  • "Den översvämmade staden" ("The Flooded City") by Claes Reimerthi and Janusz Ordon

Cool cover by Henrik Sahlström with the twins swimming around in the flooded city.

The main and only Phantom story in this issue is "The Flooded City" and it is as we guessed by the cover the latest part of the 22nd Phantom arc. We learn from the editorial page that this and next issue features the last two stories written by Claes Reimerthi.

Andreas also writes about action figures, this time a fan made one, made by Anders Eklund, looks like the "Last Phantom" by Dynamite with all the blood (berry juice) running down.

Back to "The Flooded City", art by Janusz Ordon. This story has two parallel story lines, the twins try to take down the Vultures that plan on, you guessed it, flooding a city and Diana is trying to get her original report to the right persons while getting chased by an assassin.

Lots of action and as usual with 22nd Phantom stories I liked it a lot, Ordon's art is magnificent as always.

The issue also contains a side comic, Thorgal, a lot of Fantomen fans probably ranks this as their favourite side comic. I believe this is the 37th album about vikings with fantasy elements, but some parts have been sci-fi but this one is not. I think it was quite ok, better than many of the later stories.

In the preview of the next issue we get the next part of the 22nd Phantom arc and the conclusion of the Thorgal album. I look forward to that in 2 weeks!

Happy Phantoming!

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