Frew #1452
by the photocopier
(this edition is the 1480th actually issued)

Release Date: 4 August 2006

  • Pages: 36
  • Price: $2.50 inc. GST
  • Cover: the photocopier
  • No Phantom Forum in this issue

Fantomen Nr.15/2006
by Rolf Gohs

  • The Philosopher's Stone Pt.2 King of Beggars
    • Script: Claes Reimerthi
    • Art: Kari Leppänen
    • First published in Fantomen Nr.15/2006 by Egmont, Scandinavia. Original cover shown on the left, thanks to Ulf Granberg. The original title of this series is The Philosopher's Stone but Frew have invented their own title based on the name of the first chapter in the story, Phoenix Reborn.

  • Message from the Publisher:
    In this issue, we return briefly to the mystery surrounding the life of modern rock star, Phoenix. All will be revealed in later episodes, but as you are about to discover, it is necessary to go back in time to establish whether Phoenix actually lived centuries ago! In King of Beggars, a serious clue emerges ... way back in 1541 there lived a man known as Baron De Phenix! The evil Baron possessed a piece of the fabled Philosopher's Stone - the key to eternal life! Mystery piles upon mystery in this story, with the Baron/Phoenix certain to survive after falling, with The Phantom, into a castle moat.
    Lots more will emerge in a coming adventure entitled, The Lost Library, part three of the Phoenix saga, due for publication around November this year. Claes Reimerthi continues as the writer, but Alex Saviuk takes over the art, making him the third artist, after Hans Lindahl and Kari Leppänen, to take responsibility for this most complex plot.
    In our next issue, which goes on sale on 11 August, we will bring you The Moriarty Experiment - yes, the dreaded Dr Moriarty returns to plague The Phantom!
    There are just so many great adventures coming your way! In response to all the queries, I can now confirm that part two of the quite incredible cyberspace story will be published in December. Look for another unusual cover wrapping Lost in Cyberspace! Frew is also hard at work reassembling no less than fifteen Lee Falk classics and the bulk of these will be featured in our 2006 Christmas Special and the 2007 Annual. A reminder also, that not too far into 2007, Frew will publish its 1500th edition, a milestone we intend to make really special!

Jim Shepherd

Future issues planned as of 2 August 2006 (subject to change without notice):

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.

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Last updated 2nd August 2006