Fantomet Nr.25 / 2001

The following information is based on the Norwegian Fantomet magazine, published fortnightly by Egmont Scandinavia. Egmont also publish Fantomen in Sweden with a very similar format, and Mustanaamio in Finland (both a few days prior to the Norwegian edition). The content list in Sweden and Finland differs slightly, eg. Viggo only appears in Norway, and the 8 pages of Phantom Club are not in Mustanaamio.

English translations of The Phantom stories created by Egmont's team of writers and artists are subsequently reprinted by Frew Publications (Australia) and Egmont Imagination (India).

Fantomet (Norway)
Nr.25 / 2001
by Paul Ryan & Tom Smith

Fantomen (Sweden)
Nr.25 / 2001
by Paul Ryan & Tom Smith

Mustanaamio (Finland)
Nr.25 / 2001
by Paul Ryan & Tom Smith

Nr.25 / 2001
Release Date: 4 December 2001 (Norway), 29 November 2001 (Sweden), 29 November 2001 (Finland)
  • Pages: 76 (all in full colour)
  • Price: Kr 25,- (Norwegian Kroner - approx. Aus$5.85)
  • Cover: Paul Ryan & Tom Smith

  • The Phantom: The Invisible Phantom

  • The Phantom: Walker's Table Pt.3
    • Script: Lee Falk
    • Art: Sy Barry
    • 6 pages
    • 75th Sunday newspaper story; 5 Jan - 20 Apr 1969.
    • Previous Norwegian appearances: Fa12/71, ALB1983, KR0-1984, FAKR0-01/89.

  • The Phantom Club and Co. (an 8-page lift-out section)
    • The Phantom Club (3 pages) - editorial and reader letters & drawings.
    • The Boss Speaks (2 pages) - curly questions of Phantom lore are answered by the boss of the Phantom Club.
    • Grandmaster Convention 2001 (3 pages) - a report on the recent meeting of Phan Phans and luminaries, including Sy Barry, at a restaurant in Oslo.

  • Mandrake: The Mole Pt.1
    • Script: Lee Falk
    • Art: Phil Davis
    • 23 pages
    • Sunday newspaper story; 16 Aug 1964 - 10 Jan 1965.

  • Viggo
    • Script & Art: André Franquin
    • 2 pages
    • A Belgian comedy strip originally called Gaston (more info)

  • Stig & Grieg
    • Script & Art: Alf Woxnerund
    • 2 pages
    • A Swedish comedy strip.

Future issues planned as of 6 January 2002 (subject to change without notice):

Legendary American comic book artist Dick Giordano is due to produce his first Phantom story in 2002. There are three other new additions scheduled to appear this year:

My thanks to Kjell Steen and Michael Jaatinen for providing this information. My appreciation also to Brian Jensen and Kari Elkelä for the Swedish and Finnish cover scans.

Recommended websites for more information:

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Last updated 11 January 2001