Frew #1453
by the photocopier
(this edition is the 1481st actually issued)

Release Date: 11 August 2006

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

Fantomen Nr.16/2006
by Rolf Gohs

  • The Moriarty Experiment
    • Script: David Bishop
    • Art: César Spadari
    • First published in Fantomen Nr.16/2006 by Egmont, Scandinavia with the title Dr Moriarty. Original cover shown on the left, thanks to Ulf Granberg.

  • Message from the Publisher:
    Sherlock Holmes fans will be fascinated (or perhaps amused!) with the appearance of the evil character "Eustace Moriarty" in this story! Professor Moriarty was the name of Sherlock Holmes' long-term enemy in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's long series of stories about the famous detective. The difference between the two Moriartys is that David Bishop's character is a medical man while Conan Doyle's villain was a mathematician.
    In The Moriarty Experiment, Bishop has borrowed an idea from one of Conan Doyle's final stories. Sherlock Holmes did battle with Moriarty in Europe and returned to London convinced his old adversary had fallen to his death over a waterfall. He was wrong - just as The Phantom in this adventure, is wrong in believing that Moriarty died after the two of them plunged over a waterfall in the Bengali jungle! As you will discover at the end of The Moriarty Experiment, the villain survived and arrives in London, seeking none other than Sherlock Holmes! Obviously, we will be seeing more of this evil character!
    In our next edition (Frew #1454, on sale 25 August) we will present The Phantom's Unknown Sister, a golden oldie originally published in Scandinavia in 1984. Without giving too much away, The Phantom is staggered to be confronted by a young woman who claims to be his sister - and stakes a claim for half of the fabled Phantom treasure! It turns out to be a scam and the young woman dies - horribly, as it turns out. The Phantom, realising she has been set up by criminals who have stumbled on many of his secrets, swears vengeance - and so begins an incredible battle to outwit and defeat the criminals. I guarantee you will be hardpressed to put this adventure down!

Jim Shepherd

Future issues planned as of 4 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 4 August 2006