You may recall that The Phantom’s cousin Simon had been dishonoured and betrayed by his master, Count Emile de Auvergne. The Phantom took on and succeeded in the mission of recovering the treasure and in the process cleared his cousin’s name. In the process Count Emile’s treacherous deed was brought to the attention of The Grand Master. He was punished for it by a death sentence, leaving the family dishonoured. In this story Count Emile’s son Henri is encouraged by his mother to seek revenge upon The Phantom for the fate of his father and to clear the family name.
All of this has taken place against the backdrop of 1564 and the battle that raged between the Knights of the Johanniter Order on Malta and the forces of the Ottoman Empire who were attacking their strongholds.
The Heart of Darkness (Part 1) The Grave of Imhotep by Claes Reimerthi with art by Joan Boix is shaping up to be a more than adequate way of completing our next Issue No 1742. The art is fantastic, the story dark and epic. In this the first part we meet the archaeological team and we learn a little of the power they have uncovered and released from the tomb!