name is Bjorn Harnby and I entered the world of the Phantom in
the beginning of the sixties.
I then joined the Swedish Phantom society "Fantomenklubben",
at that time called "Fantomens Deckarklubb", and became
Yet I didn't start to collect Phantom items until the beginning
of the nineties. Since then I have had the pleasure of shaking
hands with Lee Falk, the creator of the Phantom, Sy Barry, the
artist that have drawn most Phantom stories, and a number
of Swedish Phantom writers and artists. Another great moment was
when I had the opportunity to meet Pete Klaus, one of the greatest
Phantom Phans ever, in his home in Baltimore and was shown highlights
from his huge collection.
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pages, please let me know.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first Phantom
story was published in US 17 February 1936. It was the story "The
It was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Ray Moore. In Sweden it
is called "Singhpiraterna".
strip, 17 february 1936.
The first time the Phantom was published in Sweden was in
'Vecko-Revyn' no 21/1940.
It was the story "Adventure in Algiers" that's called
"Aventyr i Algeriet" in Sweden.
It run for 10 weeks and that was the only time that this story
was published in Sweden
until 2006, when
it was published
in Fantomen #14.
The first Fantomen comic was published in 1944, as a Christmas
annual, and contained the story "The Golden Circle"
(Mysteriet Pilringen) from 1939 - written by Lee Falk and
drawn by Ray Moore.
5 October 1950 the Phantom was published as a biweekly comic
The first story was "The Maharajah's daughter" (Den
kidnappade maharadjan) - written by Lee Falk and drawn by
first Swedish newspaper that published the Phantom was 'Svenska
Dagbladet'. It was 8 June 1942 and the Phantom was presented
as "Dragos - den mystiske mannen" (Dragos - The
Mysterious Man) and the story was "Diana Aviatrix Lost"
name Dragos stayed up to 1980 when the name of the comic strip
was changed to Fantomen.
papers in Sweden and Finland kept the name Dragos. In Sweden
the last Dragos-name disappeared in around 2003 but in Finland
there are still papers, e.g. 'Åbo Underrättelser',
that calls the comic Dragos.
'Svenska Dagbladet', 8 juni 1942
5 November 1946 (original size 6,5 x 29,5 cm)
'Åbo Underrättelser', 21 augusti 2010
has been published as comic strip in a number of Phantom publications
and in newspapers and magazines.
I have put together a list over the Fantomen stories that
have been presented in Fantomen publications in Sweden.
have also listed the Phantom stories that have been edited
by the Swedish Phantom
Editors. The first Swedish story was presented in no. 8/1963
and is called "Skatten
i dodskallegrottan". It is written and drawn by Bertil
After that the Swedish editors have (up to 2015) used 54 writers
(+ the Italian
stories from Fratelli Spada and stories created by Ulf Granberg
together with some artists)
and 39 different artists (+ the Italian Fratelli Spada stories).
(note that Lee Falk is not mentioned in the comic)
'Hemmets Veckotidning' no. 21/1982
source that is mentioned is as follows:
D = Daily story (USA), S = Sunday story (USA), F = Fantomen
FL = Fantomen legend (= The heart of darkness - Sweden), FS
= Fratelli Spada (Italy),
GK = Gold Key (USA), King = King (USA), Charlton = Charlton
I have used Andreas Erikssons index as source for the Swedish
have also listed in what Swedish publications the Lee Falk
stories have been presented and also those stories created
for the daily and sunday newspapers in USA that never have
been published in Swedish comics.
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