Frew #1474
by the photocopier
(this edition is the 1502nd actually issued)

Release Date: 20 April 2007

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

Fantomen Nr.7/2007
by Heiner Bade

  • The Loch Ness Monster
    • Story: Claes Reimerthi
    • Art: Heiner Bade
    • First published in Fantomen Nr.7/2007 by Egmont, Scandinavia. Original cover shown on the left, thanks to Ulf Granberg.

  • Message from the Publisher:
    Whether or not you believe in the existence of the famous Loch Ness Monster, you will enjoy this new adventure! The Loch Ness Monster, written by Claes Reimerthi and illustrated by Heiner Bade, gently skirts around the issue. So much so, that the famous creature is only depicted once!
    These days, the general consensus of opinion is that the Loch Ness Monster is - and always has been - a myth which has helped attract thousands of tourists to the spectacular and quite mysterious, area in northern Scotland. However, there are still many people who believe in the existence of 'Nessie' (as the creature is popularly known) and a number of semi-scientific societies which maintain a constant vigil at Loch Ness. The theory they believe is that one or more, perhaps prehistoric sea creatures, were trapped in Loch Ness by a rock slide which prevented them returning to the sea and that somehow, they adapted to the cold depths of the Loch. For all the photographic 'evidence' which has been amassed over many years, the most famous photograph, showing the monster in clear detail, was long ago proven to be a fake produced by two local practical jokers. The entire area covered by the Loch has been scoured by scientists using elaborate sensing equipment and no trace of 'Nessie' or any other creatures has ever been found! It will be worth your while tracking down all the web sites on the Internet or some of the more reputable books on the subject, because the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster is completely fascinating.
    In our next edition (Frew #1475, on sale on 4th May), we will re-present Lee Falk's classic The Heirs, a Sunday story which has been out of print since 1991. The Heirs is the story about the birth of the twins Kit and Heloise, and Sy Barry's artwork is exquisite!

Jim Shepherd

Future issues planned as of 21st April 2007 (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 21 April 2007