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Review of Fantomen 4/2024, 5/2024 & 6-7/2024

Mikael Lyck from Chronicle Chamber reviews Fantomen 4/2024, 5/2024 & 6-7/2024 which feature the following stories:


Fantomen 4/2024

  • "Ondskans sändebud" ("The Message") by Norman Worker and Kari Leppänen

  • "Försvunnen i det östra mörkret" ("Return of the Eastern Dark - Shameful Trade") by Duncan Munro and Daniel Picciotto

Fantomen 5/2024

  • "Brutna beten" ("Broken Bait") by David Bishop, Anthony Spay and Brian Atkins


Fantomen 6-7/2024

  • "Vägs ände" ("Phantom's End") by Tony DePaul, Mike Manley, and Scott Cohn

  • "Kidnapparna" ("The Kidnappers") by Lee Falk, Elizabeth Falk, George Olesen, and Fred Fredericks




Review of Fantomen 4/2024

Cover by Luca Erbetta, to me it looks like a bit different technique used than his normal techniques. I am no expert but it feels very different than his usual covers, very sharp lines on the faces and great colors.


"Ondskans sändebud" ("The Message") by Norman Worker and Kari Leppänen


A classic Team Fantomen story about the origin of the Good Mark. I am however, a bit confused - when they hang on the chandelier it looks like the good mark, but then on the next page he presents it as it is a new motive and symbolising the 4 sabers. Well it is a great story nonetheless.


Then we have a shorter Frew story, also a good one. FIrst published in Frew #1910 (2022).


"Försvunnen i det östra mörkret" ("Return of the Eastern Dark - Shameful Trade") by Duncan Munro and Daniel Picciotto


Review of Fantomen 5/2024

Cover artist Henrik Sahlström gives us his second cover this year. This issue and cover was originally suppose to be released last year, but there was some issues making it miss its first publication date.


"Brutna beten" ("Broken Tusk") by David Bishop, Anthony Spay and Brian Atkins


This story is about an elephant that never forgets as the old saying goes. This elephant does not forget the humans that wronged him. The Phantom is on damage control and tries to warn all the spoiled people that live in a gated community, but they will not listen to reason. I really like Anthony Spay's style as an artist and the story has a nice feel about it.


The comic continues with a new story, "La Venin" by Laurent Astier. This series has taken the top spot for me of side comics in the Fantomen comics and I can't wait for the next part.


Review of Fantomen 6-7/2024

Cover artist is again Henrik Sahlström, making it his third cover of the year. It looks like he is back from his hiatus, and I think all Fantomen phans are happy about that! This cover is really awesome and would look great as a poster.


On top of getting the conclusion of the "La Venin" story by Laurent Astier, we get two Phantom stories:


"Vägs ände" ("Phantom's End") by Tony DePaul, Mike Manley, and Scott Cohn


The next part of the continuous ark of the end of the 21st Phantom according to Tony DePaul, I think this part is one of the strongest, I like to see Kit as the freedom fighter and how fate is cruel towards 21.


"Kidnapparna" ("The Kidnappers") by Lee Falk, Elizabeth Falk, George Olesen, and Fred Fredericks


The last Sunday story Lee Falk wrote, that got finished by his wife Elizabeth. It is not a great story, and at least in Swedish the “clue” that Tania leaves on tv is not viable to be solved.



Until next time, Happy Phantoming!


All Fantomen reviews will be included in our monthly X-Band: The Phantom Podcasts. You can find out more at our website and or subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos. Thanks also goes to Jörgen Karlsson for his help creating the Fantomen review intro which will now be featured for all reviews by Mikael Lyck.

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