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X-Band: The Phantom Podcast #153 - The Stories Behind the Cards

In a fun podcast, we are joined by Mikael Lyck, the creator and developer behind The Phantom: The Card Game. We discuss and review the stories that Mikael has used as inspiration for his card game that is currently on Kickstarter and already fully funded. The stories we review are The Story of Devil, Diana in the Jungle Patrol and The 21st Phantom.

Devil’s Story

1979 Team Fantomen story, written by Donne Avenell, with art by Georges Bess and has been published in 14 countries. One reviewer labelled this as the best Team Fantomen story ever!

Sweden: published 5 times, first in Fantomen 23/1979, most recently Krönika 6/2007 Australia: 1992 (#1013), 1996 (#1125) and the 2017 Frew TPB For Those Who Came In Late

Diana in the Jungle Patrol

1973 Team Fantomen story, written by Magnus Knutsson, with art by Jaime Vallvé. This adventure has almost exclusively published in Scandinavia. Incidentally, you can check out our interview with Magnus in X-Band: The Phantom Podcast Episode #119.

Sweden: 3 times, first in Fantomen 5/1973 and most recently Krönika 2/2003 Australia: Once (only time outside Scandinavian nations) in 2018 (#1804)

The 21st Phantom

2004 Team Fantomen story, written by Claes Reimerthi, with art by Paul Ryan. This was the first book in the Year One saga, a series of stories exploring Kit Walker's first year after swearing the oath and accepting the rings from his dying father, as he becomes The Phantom.

Sweden: Fantomen 17/2004 (also rest of Scandinavia 2004) Australia: 2004 (#1390)

We would love to hear your feedback and thoughts of these three stories. If you have other stories you would like to see based on a card game, let us know.


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