by the photocopier
(this edition is the 1490th actually issued)
Release Date: 17 November 2006
- Pages: 36
- Price: $2.50 inc. GST
- Cover: the photocopier
- No Phantom Forum in this issue
by Terje Aspmo
- Diana's New Job
- Script: Donne Avenell
- Art: Hans Lindahl
- First published in Fantomen Nr.26/1994 by Semic, Sweden. Original cover shown on the left, thanks to Ulf Granberg.
- Message from the Publisher:
In this new story by the late Donne Avenell and artist Hans Lindahl, The Phantom takes something of a behind-the-scenes role! The Ghost Who Walks is not seen in uniform until near the climax of Diana's New Job and lurks in the shadows for most of this adventure.
The story, as you are about to discover, delves into the mysterious power of voodoo. It may come as a surprise to many to learn that voodoo, a weird religion practiced by the Negro populations of some West Indies islands - and especially Haiti - still exists! It is a curious mixture of beliefs and practices, the most important element being belief in loa (spirits or lesser gods) who possess worshippers. 'Black Magic' is these days considered being an overstated description of voodoo, but it is true that in some West Indies communities, animal sacrifice and other practices unacceptable to western civilisation do take place.
Scripter Avenell has cleverly kept The Phantom hidden to the point where many may think he will never make an appearance and Lindahl has brilliantly captured all the atmosphere of the West Indies - and all the dark mystery that envelops voodoo.
[Comment from Guran: This story was originally published during the Lubanga saga over 10 years ago. Frew did not publish the story back then. It's best to read it in that context because it helps to explain why Diana left Bangalla at the time.]
Future issues planned as of 11 November 2006 (subject to change without notice):
- #1463 (24 Nov) The Reptile Queen (Worker & Felmang/Waldrag, Fantomen Nr.24/1990)
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.
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