|Excerpt of Fantomen Cover Image|
Breitbart reported on May 2 that the Swedish version of the Phantom, appearing in the eponymous Fantomen, was featured “beating up ‘Polish nationalists’ with a gay pride flag.” The article provides a brief summary of the tale.
The story occurs in the latest issue of Sweden’s Fantomen magazine which sees the Phantom, a popular superhero in Sweden who was created by United States comic book artists in 1936, attend a gay pride parade in Warsaw and attack “Polish nationalists” who protest the event, Aftonbladet reports.
Does that sound like an enticing story or one to skip? Either way, regular readers of Liberate Liberty will recognize that the plot and actions of the Phantom story aren’t similar at all to fiction published here.
Här försvarar Fantomen prideparaden – slår ner nationalister: ”Omslaget är kontroversiellt, men ibland måste man stå rakryggad i sitt valhttps://t.co/HKyVX7A4Jr pic.twitter.com/6l7EgNEZIF— Expressen (@Expressen) April 26, 2018
In fact, if you haven’t already started reading the in-progress Mortal Gods: “Sodom by the Susquehanna,” now is a great time to start.
Adam White and his team of superhuman operatives are part of a secret, governmental unit known as the Strategic Effect Group. The latest mission the government assigns the SEG requires it to gather intelligence against a growing extremist group in Harrisburg, Pa. Yet while the government suspects the group (ostensibly led by a woman and her female significant other) is responsible for a recent terrorist attack, it doesn’t want the SEG to engage it or even gather that much intelligence on it. SEG leader Adam expresses his frustration but is told to follow orders.
Will Adam and the SEG be able to find who committed the terrorist attack and stop something even bigger from happening? Or will the government tie their hands and prevent them from doing their job? Worse still, is the government even on the side of law and order any longer?
So if you enjoy stories about a man in purple tights using a rainbow-colored flag to beat up Polish citizens, read The Phantom. But if you want to read something entirely different, read Mortal Gods: “Sodom by the Susquehanna” and the rest of the exciting stories you’ll find here at Liberate Liberty.