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In 1986, SEMIC launched a book club called De Bästa Serierna (The Best of Comics), which featured a variety of comics like Beetle Bailey, Rick O'Shay, Mandrake, Hägar the Horrible and of course The Phantom. Six Phantom books were published before the series ended after a total of 19 books. The Phantom books featured unedited (except the translation) versions of Sy Barry's first daily stories, and some interviews and other material.
Format: 48 pages, b/w, 220 mm x 290 mm, hardcover
Title Year Stories Cover artist Fantomen 1961 1986 D82 Barry Fantomen 1962 1986 D83, D84 Lindahl Fantomen 1962-63 1986 D85 Lindahl Fantomen 1963 1986 D86 Lindahl Fantomen 1963-64 1987 D87, D88 Lindahl Fantomen 1964 1987 D89 Majgren
The book club De Bästa Serierna was relaunched a few years later, this time with more pages in each book (about 144 pgs) and less books a year. One Phantom book was published in that series, The Sy Barry Book in 1991 to coincide with Barry's 30th anniversary as Phantom artist. It continued the publication of Sy Barry dailies from where the previous series ended, along with his first Sunday and a long interview.
Format: 144 pages, color & b/w, 225 mm x 305 mm, hardcover
Title Year Stories Cover artist Sy Barry - en jubileumskrönika 1961-1991 1991 S60, D90, D91, D92, D93, D94 Barry/Gohs
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