by Antonio Lemos
(this edition is the 1453rd actually printed)
Release Date: 9 Sep 2005
- Pages: 36
- Price: $2.50 inc. GST
- Cover: Antonio Lemos
- No Phantom Forum in this issue
by Felmang & Rudy Walk
- Diana's Crisis Pt.3: The Search for Diana
- Script: Tony De Paul
- Art: Felmang & Usam
- First published in Fantomen Nr.16/2005 by Egmont, Scandinavia. Original cover shown on the left, thanks to Ulf Granberg.
- Message from the Publisher:
The mystery of Diana's disappearance continues in The Search for Diana! The plot deepens in this episode! What on earth lies behind Diana's peculiar behaviour? Why has she taken the children back to the United States? Why, especially, has she asked Lily Palmer and her brother Dave, not to let The Phantom know her whereabouts? Start guessing now! But be prepared for a few shocks in the next two episodes as the truth emerges!
This is by far the most intriguing of all the many previous stories involving the disappearance or kidnapping of Diana. One of the first times Diana went missing was in the 1937 adventure, The Diamond Hunters. In following years, Lee Falk revived the theme on so many occasions and one of the best remembered was featured in The Slave Traders in 1939. Then came the equally well remembered The Sea Horse in 1940, when The Phantom had to rescue Diana from the evil Baron Danton ... and such adventures as The 12 Tasks in 1946-47, The Haunted Castle in 1948-49, Prince Hali and the White Stallion (1965-66), Return of the Terrorists in 1976-77, Ughland (1983) ... the list is not exactly endless, but extremely long.
The difference between all the old adventures in which Diana is abducted or held prisoner and the current story, is that on all previous occasions, we all knew exactly what had happened to her! This time around, we have a real mystery on our hands. Diana (perish the thought) is giving the impression she is simply walking out of her life with The Phantom! With no reason or explanation given!
Covers for this issue are by Antonio Lemos, who has very cleverly depicted Diana with a quite mysterious look on her face. You will just have to wait for parts three and four of Diana Disappears to get to the bottom of all the intrigue.
While you wait, there will be more stories about the Son of the Pirate Queen and the dreaded Lubanga.
Each of these adventures are in three parts.
Future issues planned as of 4 Sep 2005 (subject to change without notice):
- #1426 (16 Sep) Son of the Pirate Queen Pt.2 Empress of India (Bishop & Boix, Fantomen Nr.17/2005)
Check the New@Egmont and The Missing Semic Stories pages for details of other upcoming stories.
My thanks to the staff of Frew Publications for providing this information.
More Frew stuff ...
- History of Frew Publications
- 50th Anniversary Celebrations
- Complete Publishing Chronology
- Archive of Covers from #1 to #100
- Frew in Review: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
- Annual Specials: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005.
- Phantom Poll: 2001, 2002.
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