The magazine X9 was launched in 1969, with Janne Lundström as editor. The first issue featured Secret Agent X-9, Jungle-Jim and The Phantom. The Phantom stories were mainly taken from the American Phantom comics by Gold Key & King, with some Italian exceptions. Since the Phantom was a back-up comic in this magazine, the stories were often edited to become shorter than they were originally. A replica of Nr.1/1969 was included in Nr.10/1994 of the magazine, which by then had changed name to Agent X9.
Including the Phantom in X9 was a bit of a compromise; Semic editors were considering publishing the Phantom more often (like at the end of the 1950s), but it was decided to run Phantom stories in X9 instead to give that magazine a good start. Some of the X9 covers featured the Phantom (i.e. Nr.6 and 12/1970, reprinted from old Fantomen covers) and that increased the sales a bit. However, the sales of the current issue of Fantomen usually decreased by the same numbers, so that didn't happen often and the Phantom soon left X9.
Issue Title Writer Artist Source 1/1969 The Treasure of Bengali Bay Harris Lignante King #21 2/1969 The Lost City of Yiango Harris Lignante King #26 3/1969 The Elephant Hunt ? ? Spada #20 ? 4/1969 The Treasure of the Skull Cave? Harris/Falk (S60) Lignante King #18 5/1969 The Doctor's Oath ? ? Spada #48 ? 6/1969 The Pearl Raiders Harris Lignante King #26 7/1969 The Story of Hero Harris Lignante King #27 1/1970 The Cold Fire Worshippers ? Pratesi King #25/Spada #? 2/1970 The Lady From Nowhere Harris/Falk (D49) Lignante Gold Key #6 3/1970 The Super Apes Harris/Falk (D51) Lignante Gold Key #7 4/1970 The Swamp Rats Harris/Falk (D74) Lignante Gold Key #5 5/1970 Blind Man's Bluff Lignante Lignante Gold Key #11 6/1970 The Beast of Bengali
The Phantom's Boyhood
Gold Key #12
Gold Key #5
7/1970 The Story of the Phantom Treasure
The Phantom's Boyhood: Diana
Spada #209 ?
Gold Key #6
8/1970 The Tournament
The Phantom's Boyhood: School
Gold Key #15
Gold Key #7
9/1970 The Crescent Cult Lignante/Falk (S41) Lignante Gold Key #16 10/1970 The Chain Lignante/Falk (S34) Lignante Gold Key #16 11/1970 The Game Harris/Falk (D52) Lignante Gold Key #1 12/1970 The Sixth Man Harris/Falk (D59) Lignante Gold Key #9 13/1970 The Diamond Cup Harris/Falk (S39) Lignante Gold Key #3 14/1970 The Crybaby Harris/Falk (D71) Lignante Gold Key #3 1/1971 The River Pirates Lignante/Falk (S54) Lignante Gold Key #15 2/1971 Riddle of the Witch Harris Lignante King #24 3/1971 The Phantom Chronicles Lignante Lignante Gold Key #13 10/1994 The Treasure of Bengali Bay Harris Lignante King #21
Other Swedish comic magazines to feature the Phantom as a back-up comic are the following:
Title Issue Story title Writer Artist Source Mandrake Nr.1/1967 SOS Phantom ? Lignante King Mandrake #1 Mandrake Nr.2/1967 The Pirate Raiders ? Lignante King Mandrake #2 Blixt Gordon
Nr. 2/1967 The Magic Ivory Cage ? Lignante King Mandrake #3 Blixt Gordon Nr.3/1967 The Girl Phantom ? Lignante King Mandrake #4 Mannen från U.N.C.L.E.
(The Man from U.N.C.L.E.)
Nr.14/1968 The Big Fight Harris Lignante King #28 Seriepressen 1983 The Mysterious Spring Darell/Ewers Lindahl F236 Serietidningen Nr.1-8/1987 The Golden Snake Redno/Kharelli Leppänen F273 Cheese Comics 1991 The Female Phantom Falk McCoy S32 (1 page)
The Phantom has been featured in several anthology books with various comics over the years:
Title Year Phantom story Source Comics - Den stora Serieboken 1 1970 The Black Gold Pirates S74 Comics - Den stora Serieboken 2 1971 Captain Kidder's Treasure D57 Comics - Den stora Serieboken 3 1972 The Phantom's Treasure D15 Serieboken 1985/88 The Wig S84 Comics - Serierna 100 år 1996 The Ape Idol of The Durugu S25
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