Mikael Lyck from Chronicle Chamber reviews Fantomen 24/2023 which featuring the following stories:
"Den allseende ögonstenen" ("The Allseeing Eyestone") by Jacob Habinc and Janusz Ordon
An amazing cover that looks like a painting by Janusz Ordon. His covers have been great. Any early suggestions on your phavourite Fantomen cover for 2023?
In the editorial page editor Andreas Eriksson writes about the recent book fair in Sweden including the good news that all the Fantomen books were sold out by Saturday!
The Phantom story in this issue is a new one by Jacob Habinc and Janusz Ordon
"Den allseende ögonstenen" ("The Allseeing Eyestone")
This adventure sees the 3rd Phantom chase after some kidnappers that took the prince of Wambesi. He learns that it was a ruse to get him to Italy where a very self confident man wants to do a series of challenges with the Phantom and it seems that he has the upper hand. A bit different way to tell a Phantom story, I liked it.
Second part of the issue was a new album with La Venin (the poisoner), I liked this already after the first time this was in Fantomen and it is still great, part 2 will appear in the next issue.
Speaking of next issue, in the preview section we see that we will read the Sunday story "The Ingeunes" by Tony DePaul and Jeff Weigel, we will also read the classic Team Fantomen story "The Prisoner in Marrakech" and the sequel to Pidde Anderssons Belle Epoque suite.
We will also get the last part of the La Venin (the poisoner) story by Laurent Astier.
And oh look at that, a very nice looking ad for the Achilles Wiggen Kickstarter campaign, must have been a great guy who designed this ;), Achilles Wiggen is a cool sci fi series by Phantom artist Kari Leppänen, please check it out on Kickstarter here.
Until next time, Happy Phantoming!
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