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Gudmundsson, David: "The Ghost who Walks Goes North. Early Modern Sweden in The Phantom, 1987–2008." In: Scandinavian Journal of Comic Art 2.1 (2015), S. 6–24, <http://sjoca.com/wp-con ... Article-Gudmundsson.pdf> (Zugriff: 29. Juni 2016) 
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Resource type: Web Article
Languages: englisch
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BibTeX citation key: Gudmundsson2015
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Keywords: "The Phantom", Falk. Lee, Historische Themen, Memoria, Schweden, Superheld, USA
Creators: Gudmundsson
Collection: Scandinavian Journal of Comic Art
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Abstract
Ever since its first appearance in 1950, the Swedish edition of Lee Falk’s The Phantom (Swe. Fantomen) has been one of the most popular comic magazines in Sweden. Some of the most active contributors to Fantomen in recent decades have been the Swedish and Nordic comics creators who make up the so-called “Team Fantomen.” Characteristic for “Team Fantomen” is their many historical stories. Since the key concept of the Phantom legend is that the role of the Phantom has been inherited in the Walker family since the mid-16th century, history holds a central place in Fantomen’s world. This article is about Fantomen’s depiction of early modern Swedish history. Its approach is that of historiography, cultural memory, and the uses of history. The aim of the article is to analyze how this period is represented in nine issues of Fantomen from 1987 to 2008. How are rulers, wars, religious beliefs, and well known events depicted in Fantomen? How does fiction relate to facts? How are language and images used to create an historical atmosphere?
  
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