by the photocopier
(this edition is the 1472nd actually issued)
Release Date: 5 May 2006
- Pages: 36
- Price: $2.50 inc. GST
- Cover: the photocopier
by Hans Lindahl
- The London Underground Murders Pt.2 Maniac at Large
- Script: David Bishop
- Art: César Spadari
- First published with the title The Asylum in Fantomen Nr.9/2006 by Egmont, Scandinavia. Original cover shown on the left, thanks to Ulf Granberg.
- Message from the Publisher:
The gripping London Underground Murders saga reaches its climax in this issue. Writer David Bishop, who has already surprised us by introducing Professor Moriarty (from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous Sherlock Holmes no less!), throws in a few more twists and turns.
The London Underground fiend, who has already identified himself as "Cutbush", is portrayed to be quite possibly. the infamous "Jack The Ripper". Let's settle that one! Despite the untiring efforts of Scotland Yard and dozens of historians and researchers, including famous novelist Patricia Cornwall who recently wrote a book in which she claimed to solve the mystery, the identity of "Jack The Ripper" has not been established beyond question. There remain at least three prime suspects and I seriously doubt whether the truth will ever emerge.
Even though a few facts have been distorted, it doesn't really matter! The two-part London Underground Murders thriller is still a great Phantom adventure, tightly scripted and brilliantly illustrated by César Spadari.
We'll have a break from heavy drama in our next edition - a 100-page special which will be on sale on 12 May. Three stories, two of American origin, will be showcased and all are set in comparatively modern times.
Future issues planned as of 17th March 2006 (subject to change without notice):
- #1445 (12 May) 100 page special
- The Crime Apprentices (De Paul & Ryan, 2005/06 daily, D215)
- On the Trail of the Assassin (De Paul & Nolan, 2005/06 Sunday, S163)
- Temple of the Gods Pt.3: The Secret Sect (De Paul & Ryan, Fantomen Nr.4/2006)
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, 2005
- Annual Specials: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.
- Phantom Poll: 2001, 2002.
- Subscriptions & Back Issues
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