Egmont launched the Swedish edition of their PHANTOM 80th anniversary commemorative book at the Gothenburg Book Fair at the end of September along with much-beloved PHANTOM editor, Ulf Granberg. The Gothenburg Fair is the largest cultural event in Scandinavia and receives over 100,000 visitors annually.
Ulf Granberg at the PHANTOM 80 release party
Everyone knows the fans in Australia are SUPER FANS when it comes to The Phantom. To celebrate the masked hero’s 80th Anniversary this year, King Features Australian agent, Merchantwise, staged a competition. Entrants had to purchase The Phantom 2016 Annual from Frew Publishing, and refer to the back inside cover ad to find out how to enter.
The folks at Frew Publications in Australia have published The Phantom comic books since 1948. Following the untimely death in March of King Features artist Paul Ryan, the Frew crew decided to release a special tribute issue – in color – to commemorate the man and his artwork on the beloved comic.