by Hans Lindahl & Jim Shepherd
(this edition is the 1378th actually printed)
Release Date: 4 April 2003
- Pages: 36
- Price: $2.20 inc. GST
- Cover: Hans Lindahl & Jim Shepherd
- No Phantom Forum in this issue
by Hans Lindahl
- The Weapon of Terror
- Message from the Publisher:
This month we present a most unusual adventure! The Weapon of Terror, written and illustrated by Hans Lindahl, explores a theme that has been so obvious for so many years. What would happen if a villain devised a plan to use The Phantom's skull mark to his own advantage? Not simply using the same size mark left by The Phantom's ring, but big and dramatic enough to scare others away from premises he wishes to rob or take over for himself! It's a very clever extension of the idea used in such classic old stories as The Phantom's Ring. Lindahl has pulled out all the stops with this story and like his storyline, the art is breathtaking.
All the stories planned to follow The Weapon of Terror are equally engrossing. In our next edition (Frew No 1351, on sale 11 April) we will bring you The False Prince, a Scandinavian classic from 1979, published by Frew for the first time. The story was written by Norman Worker and the art was created by Kari Leppänen. In this adventure, we travel back to mysterious Carpatia, where The Phantom has one of his secret hideouts and the climax is stunning - with The Phantom riding an elephant and leading a group of circus performers in an attack on a heavily protected fortress!
That will be followed by Frew No 1352 (on sale 2 May) and another new adventure, Return of the Halloween Gang, which has been written by Claes Reimerthi and illustrated by Paul Ryan. The lead villain is the brilliantly named Carrion Crane and the story begins with Crane escaping from an Asylum for the criminally deranged and explodes into a gripping plot in which The Phantom attempts to put an end to Crane's wild rampage of destruction. If you have a file of back issues, look up Frew No 1246 (The Halloween Gang) which appeared in 1999. That story, written by Reimerthi and illustrated by Hans Lindahl, will give you the history of the infamous Halloween villains. [Comment from Guran - the story was also remade as a daily strip in 2000, Frew #1270],
Covers for both The False Prince and Return of the Halloween Gang have been created by Antonio Lemos.
As we move through May and into June, we will bring you some truly astounding new Phantom adventures, including the latest daily and Sunday from the United States and a Scandinavian classic entitled Flame, which was written by Norman Worker and illustrated by Georges Bess. Flame is a longer-than-usual epic which we will include in a 100-page special. It is such a remarkable adventure that it would be a crime to cut a single frame!
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Future issues planned as of 28th March (subject to change without notice):
- #1351 (11 Apr) The False Prince (Worker & Leppänen, Fantomen Nr.3/1979)
- #1352 (2 May) Return of the Halloween Gang (Reimerthi & Ryan, Fantomen Nr.6/2003)
- Other stories scheduled for 2003:
- The Swamp Goddess's Island (Reimerthi & Nolan, 2002 Sunday)
- Crash Landing in Bangalla (De Paul & Olesen/Williams, 2003 daily)
- The Power of the Singh Pirates (Granberg & Vallvé, Fantomen Nr.10/1978)
- Flame (Worker & Bess, Fantomen Special 1980)
- The Treasure from Rhodes (Worker & Leppänen, Fantomen Nr.6/1980)
- The Malicious Messenger (Worker & Leppänen, Fantomen Nr.4/1984)
Check the New@Egmont, Frew Reprint Schedule, and The Missing Semic Stories pages for details of other upcoming stories.
My thanks to the staff of Frew Publications for providing this information.
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Bryan Shedden / email@example.com
Last updated 29 March 2003