In this relatively short episode, we have a quick bit of Christmas phun!
Joined live by Swedish correspondent Mikael Lyck, the CC team draw the special Patreon Xmas raffle before discussing the best Phantom Christmas presents we've ever received, and then our honest thoughts on the lack of explicitly Christmas themed covers from Fantomen or Frew in 2019.
After musing on our Xmas/New Years wishes for 2020, there's a bit of a laugh while we scare each other with a round rob
In our last Comics & News podcast for 2019, there's a lot to discuss!
2min - Reflecting on Billy Zane
11min - Frew's launch on comiXology
19min - Fantomet's soft cover book sales
23min - Sal Velluto's Lucca prints
25min - Lightning Strikes in Australia
28min - Wulfric Media designs and plans
35min - A new Phantom card game!
48min - Mikael Lyck reviews Fantomen 2019/24, 25-26, and Christmas Album
1hr25 - Frew #1852 - The Sky Band
1hr42 - Frew #1853 - The Pit of Do
When we said back in the show notes for #132A, "You knew that having Billy Zane come to Australia meant that you were going to get bombarded with podcasts, right?", we had no idea that we'd be wedging in an actual sit-down podcast interview with the man himself (#133). As it turns out, we did! That's meant that a bit of a delay with the Brisbane recordings coming out, but so be it! A word of warning - the Phantom panel with the Frew guys (Glenn Ford, Jamie Johnson, Andrew Con
The ChronicleChamber team is lucky enough to sit down with Billy Zane in a quiet moment at Brisbane Supanova 2019. Generous with his time, Billy tells us how he became a phan and why the character resonates with him. He talks through the journey of getting the 1996 movie off the ground and convinces us that the time is right for a new Phantom film. We also hear about interactions with Australian phans and potentially exciting plans for future visits Down Under. If, like Billy
You knew that having Billy Zane come to Australia meant that you were going to get bombarded with podcasts, right? First up in the series is an insight into Adelaide Supanova through the eyes of one who was there. Phantom phan Sean reflects on his experiences and passes on his advice, before taking us into the audience of Billy's Q&A panel session. A massive thank you to Sean for sending these recordings in for us all - we know listeners are going to enjoy this. Until Brisban
ChronicleChamber discusses all the latest Phantom news from around the world, including detailed reviews of recent releases from Frew, Egmont, Mythos and Hermes Press. 2m45 - Steve's Lightning Strike visit 6m45 - Stevo's Choice 10m50 - Billy Zane in Australia 17m50 - Sal Velluto prints 20m20 - Brazilian products; Ludi 22m20 - Pod66 apparel 24m55 - Guy Possaint cards 27m50 - News strip creative team, health 30m10 - Lightning Strike news 33m25 - Hermes Press & JFK 35m40 - Phant
It's time again for the ChronicleChamber team to delve into all the latest Phantom news from around the world, followed by an detailed review of recent releases from Frew and Egmont. 1m30 - Billy Zane autographs 2m30 - Kid Phantom cancellation 7m30 - Ray Moore sequel by Matt Kyme 15m30 - Lightning Strike 20m45 - King Features social media 25m00 - Monkey Mail: reprints 33m30 - Frew reviews: #1844 46m30 - #1845 56m45 - #1846 1hr07m - #1847 1hr15m - Phantom by Gaslight conclusio
Our determination to keep the conversation under two hours this month was thwarted by a few huge recent announcements in the world of the Phantom! With Billy Zane hitting Australian shores in a few short months, two new exciting collections of Phantom merch, and a raft of reading to get through there's a lot to discuss in the world of the Phantom at the moment! Of course, our ever-reliable Scandinavian correspondent Mikael Lyck also gives us his detailed insight into the late
Who have been the most influential people in the history of The Phantom? It's a huge cast of characters to draw from: there's an 83-year continuity in the newspapers alone, as well as countless other comic creators, promoters, editors and phans contributing over the decades. In this podcast, ChronicleChamber takes on the daunting prospect of identifying and ranking the most important and influential individuals in Phantom history. While #1 may seem obvious to everyone, it wil
In this episode we are honoured to be joined by one of the most prolific The Phantom Daily newspaper strip artists, and the only one to share his initials with our hero! Keith Williams picked up the strip after Sy Barry retired and, together with penciller George Olesen, worked on the strip from 1994-2005. In total, he inked 32 Daily stories and was at the helm when the 1996 Billy Zane film premiered. Post 2005, Keith also inked The Phantom stories for both Moonstone (the Cap
Sammy J's Hero Complex came to an end in Melbourne last night, and thanks to his former school gardener Duncan Munro, the show went out with a bang. Phans who have seen the performance would know that, together with The Phantom and Billy Zane, Duncan plays a small role in the tale that Sammy tells. Last night Duncan wrote something of a resolution to that tale. As the conclusion to the finale, Sammy called his former school gardener onto stage to share the limelight. Calling
The Bengali fan-made Phantom film Cholomon Oshoriri has been available on YouTube and Facebook for a few months now, so it's well and truly time we devoted a podcast to it. And what a lot of fun this one was! Steve, Jermayn and Dan recorded a 'phan commentary' of the film, chatting about it as we watched it together. Then we were lucky enough to speak to Abir Roy (writer, director, editor) and Sagardeep Roy (actor - Choloman). The commentary and the interview make for a fasci
A very special collection of original Phantom art, comics and collectibles is currently on display and viewable to the public in a Library in Sydney, as part of an event called the Comic Con-versation. The ChronicleChamber team has had a chat to the good folk at the Liverpool City Library to find out all about it! ChronicleChamber: For non-Sydneysiders and those who came in late, what is Comic Con-versation? How many venues participate? Liverpool City Library: Comic Con-vers
Sammy J's tour of his award-winning show Hero Complex starts this week, and so the Australian comedian has filmed a series of promotional short video clips featuring the Phantom. The first of these was published on his Facebook page earlier today; you can watch it here. The amusing promo features a Phantom who is clearly very devoted to the Old Jungle Saying "Call the Phantom anywhere and he will hear". It's a light-hearted but very respectful interpretation of our hero, and
One of the better looking Phantom figurines to ever hit the market is available for pre-order now. Phans who browse the various Facebook groups dedicated to the Ghost Who Walks, particularly ChronicleChamber's own PhantomCollector page, have been privileged enough to see this unfold and develop. Jerome Dizon, who has conceived and commissioned the fully articulated 1/6 scale figure through his company D's Custom, has been teasing phans with progress photos over the last few m
YouTube channel Midnight's Edge, who are know for their deep analysis of film, TV and pop culture, have created a special video looking back at the 1996 The Phantom film. The video is not a simple re-review of the film nor a fan assessment with a more mature mind. Rather, the video goes behind the scenes of the making of the film, intelligently discusses why it may not have been successful in America and why it had the tone and Indiana Jones-like feel it did. An incredibly in
Phantom phans are very familiar with the variety of posters used to promote the 1996 film starring Billy Zane. Most serious collectors would have at least one of these in their collection. However, very few phans would be aware that, in 1996, Drew Struzan painted a number of prototypes for what might have become the official movie posters. Even the most cursory of google searches reveals why Struzan is so renowned among film poster buffs as one of the greatest exponents of th
Sammy J has unveiled the promotional poster for Hero Complex, his upcoming Phantom-themed show at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. As recently reported on ChronicleChamber and discussed in his interview on the X-Band podcast, Sammy J's show reflects on his relationship with our purple-clad jungle-based hero. Illustrated by Peader Thomas, the poster has Sammy assuming a trademark Phantom pose - a flashing Skull Ring presented strongly to the viewer. Many phans might assume that
The Daily Mail has featured an interview with Australian director Simon Wincer about the story behind the filming of the 1996 The Phantom movie. With the 20th anniversary of the film just around the corner, it’s a timely reminder of just how much effort was involved in bringing the Ghost Who Walks to the big screen. The article talks about the long, difficult road the Phantom has toward his first big screen appearance, discusses the cult following the movie has earned since i
Things have started rumbling again in the Phantom movie space. After several false starts it looks the star of the 1996 Phantom film, Billy Zane, might be working on plans for a follow up. Comics website The Superhero Method contacted Billy via his Twitter account asking about when we might see the Ghost Who Walks once more on the big screen. Mr. Zane’s reply was interesting to say the least. What exactly this means we can’t be sure, but it seems that Billy Zane is actively t