The following information is based on the Norwegian Fantomet magazine, published fortnightly by Egmont Scandinavia. Egmont also publish Fantomen in Sweden with a very similar format, and Mustanaamio in Finland (both a few days prior to the Norwegian edition). The content list in Sweden and Finland differs slightly, eg. Viggo only appears in Norway, and the 8 pages of Phantom Club are not in Mustanaamio.

The Phantom stories created by Egmont's team of writers and artists are subsequently translated into English and reprinted by Frew Publications (Australia).

Fantomet (Norway)
Nr.22 / 2003
by Rolf Gohs

Fantomen (Sweden)
Nr.22 / 2003
by Rolf Gohs

Mustanaamio (Finland)
Nr.22 / 2003
by Rolf Gohs

Nr.22 / 2003
Release Date: 20 Oct 2003 (Norway), 16 Oct 2003 (Sweden), 16 Oct 2003 (Finland)
  • Pages: 108 (all in full colour)
  • Price: Kr 26,- (Norwegian Kroner - approx. Aus$6.20)
  • Cover: Rolf Gohs

  • The Phantom: The Cruel Revenge
    • Script: Claes Reimerthi
    • Art: Joan Boix
    • 31 pages

  • The Phantom: The Three Bandits
    • Script: Lee Falk
    • Art: Sy Barry
    • 29 pages
    • 137th daily newspaper story; 6 Feb - 15 Apr 1978.
    • Previous Norwegian appearances: Fa24/78, SP152/90.

  • The Phantom: The Childhood of The Phantom Pt.2
    • Script: Lee Falk (the story was probably ghosted by an unknown writer as Falk was serving in the war at the time)
    • Art: Wilson McCoy
    • 9 pages
    • 11th Sunday newspaper story; 2 Jul 1944 - 7 Jan 1945.
    • Previous Norwegian appearances: Fa23-25/89.

  • The Phantom Club and Co. (an 8-page lift-out section)
    • The Phantom Club (3 pages) - editorial and reader letters & drawings.
    • A chat with ... Bryan Shedden (2 pages) - a new column in which The Boss interviews various people of interest. This time it's ME!
    • The Boss Speaks (2 pages) - curly questions of Phantom lore are answered by the boss of the Phantom Club. In this issue a detailed bio on Phantom artist Bertil Wilhelmsson.
    • The Phantom Shop (1 page). Current items are Phantom Chronicles Vol.1-12, sports bag, comics binder, keyring, t-shirt, good mark necklace, 8cm plastic figurine, reflector, ballpoint pen, swimming towel, and watch.

  • Jerome K Bloche: Baby in Balance Pt.1
    • Script & Art: Alain Dodier
    • 24 pages
    • Originally published in France by Dupuis in 2003.

  • Viggo
    • Script & Art: André Franquin
    • 2 pages
    • A Belgian comedy strip originally called Gaston (more info)

  • Herman The Heathen
    • Script & Art: Jonas Darnell
    • 1 page
    • A Swedish comedy strip (website)

Future issues planned as of 31 October 2003 (subject to change without notice):

My thanks to Kjell Steen (The Boss of Fantometklubben) for providing this information. My appreciation also to Brian Jensen and Juha Tynninen for the Swedish and Finnish cover scans.

More Egmont stuff ...

Recommended websites for more information:

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Last updated 22 November 2003