After an acknowledgment of the virus, this podcast becomes a refuge where you can focus on the Phantom instead of the worlds crises. This is a bumper podcast as we go through a lot of news and comics to review and discuss. There is some great discussions throughout the two hour podcast as we discuss editing of covers and comics, the famous Golden Eagle story, the end of the Phantoms World series, the ongoing Giant Size series with the cross over stories and new characters plu
At the start of every season (Spring, Summer, Autumn [Fall] and Winter) we hold a competition for our loyal Patreon supporters. For the Australian Autumn, we have two (2) pencil roughs from Jeff Weigel from the current Sunday story which features the 13th Phantom visiting Australia and having an adventure with Australian explorer George Bass. The roughs are from the following dates: Sunday 17 November 2019 Sunday 26 January 2019 You will receive the roughs in A4 format, thumb
So which did you think were the best Frew issues, stories and covers published in 2019? After a huge response from the phans, the Best of Frew 2019 survey has been run and won. Today we're releasing the results - very exciting! It was an expanded survey this year as we added a "Favourite Issue" category, and we were blown away by the entries - over 230 responses in all. The google form document went into hyperdrive on the last day in particular as votes came in thick and fast
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
At the start of every season (Spring, Summer, Autumn [Fall] and Winter) we hold a competition for our loyal Patreon supporters. For the Australian Summer, we have nine (9) signed Frew trading cards to give away to our Patreon winner. The winner gets to choose from the signed cards we have collected. At the time of writing we have signed cards from American artists in Jeff Weigel and Keith Williams. Australians in Paul Mason, Glenn Lumsden, Jason Paulos, Jamie Johnson, Shane F
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
Frew have recently established a great tradition of attending the Sydney Supanova comic convention, and an even better one of releasing beautiful items for Phantom phans to enjoy. This post is a wrap up of all the items that Frew have published on their Facebook page, as well as those that Glenn Ford told us about in X-Band: The Phantom Podcast #121. The Phantom Gallery - Series 2 Trading Cards While they're not necessarily a 'Frew Publications' product as such, the release o
It's been 23 years since Series 1 was in stores, and almost three since the promo card came with Frew's 80th Anniversary Special, but finally - The Phantom Gallery - Series 2 trading card set is available for sale! Creator Glenn Ford is understandably relieved that his vision of over two decades has finally been realised. "It all got done - it's looking amazing, it's looking fantastic." he tells us in Episode #121 of X-Band: The Phantom Podcast. Glenn was speaking to Chronicl
Even though sometimes it genuinely felt like the universe was trying to stop us recording this podcast, it is that time again. Today, ChronicleChamber looks back over the comics and news that have emerged over the last month or so. The big news this month is of course the Kickstarter campaign for The Phantom: Treasures of Drakon board game that we are so excited about. Unfortunately, the Kickstarter was launched a week after we recorded this so we barely discuss it! But, as w
Our first Comics and News review for 2019 has landed! In this episode Dan and Jermayn explore the latest in Phantom news before turning their attention to the latest offerings from Frew (#1828-#1831) which includes the 2018 Christmas Special, the Rex Special and the 2019 Annual - The Phantom At War. Mikael also chimes in with his reviews of the first three Fantomen issues of the year. As always enjoy, and Happy Phantoming! Editor's note: Instead of googling an obscure 1980's
So which were the most popular Frew stories and covers published in 2018? After a huge response from the phans the Best of Frew 2018 survey has been run and won, and many of you will have already heard the results on Episode #109 of X-Band: The Phantom Podcast. However today we're releasing the full set of results in written form so you can sit back and take it all in at your leisure! We were blown away by the entries - over 300 responses to the survey just about melted down
The ChronicleChamber team take a look back at all the comics and news for the last months of 2018. The recently concluded SHORTEST EVER Daily story leads us out, with Kit's Letter Home opening up a range of conversation points. Frew regular issues #1824-1827 then form the core of the conversation, with one each of the quarterlies also up for review: Giantsize #7, Phantom's World #7 & Kid Phantom #6. For the first time ever we also have an international reviewer, with Mikael L
It's only been "two" podcasts since our last Comics & News but somehow there's nine Frew issues to discuss! Kid Phantom dominates early because we love it, then later there is a bit of a barney over the latest installment of the Sandal Singh saga - fair to say this plot-line had divided readers (and podcasters)! In between there's all the usual rabbit holes and side-tunnels you've come to know (and love?) from your Phantom podcast... we hope you enjoy it. Happy Phantoming! #M
In this episode Dan, Jerm, Steve along with a special appearance by Gus review the latest comics in the world of the Phantom. The phellas also discuss the latest news in the Phantom World. Happy Phantoming! #Mallon #DolmenEditorial #Supanova #Frew #LightningStrikeComics #HermesPress #KidPhantom #Giantsize #PhantomsWorld #AlexSaviuk #ClaesReimerthi #ShaneFoley #JasonPaulos #ChrisWahl #JeremyMacpherson #DaleMaccanti #Felmang #GlennLumsden #AndrewConstant #DrPaulMason #PhantomsV
For the first podcast of 2018, Steve, Dan and Jermayn take a look back at the year that was 2017. They share their thoughts on the best writers, best artists, best stories, best issues, best covers, best merch, best addition to their own Skull Caves, best moment of being part of the ChronicleChamber team in 2017, and what they thought of 2017 in relation to the Phantom. Enjoy! #DynamiteEntertainment #HermesPress #XBand #KingFeaturesSyndicate #Podcast #Frew #YearinReview #KidP
In his interview with us in Episode 85 of X-Band: The Phantom Podcast, Frew Director Glenn Ford introduced a new Phantom artist - Paul Bulman. ChronicleChamber sat down with Paul to find out a little more about him... Name: Paul Bulman Age: 34 Location: Adelaide Other occupation: Nightfill worker (shelf stacker), Dad CC: How long have you been drawing? PB: Professionally about 4 years, but I’ve drawn on and off from an early age. I did have about a 12 year gap where I didn’t
Frew Publications continue their stellar start to 2017, with the announcement of a third new publication, as well as a free gift to all their fans. On Facebook today, Frew announced that they will soon be bringing the Giantsize Phantom comic back to life. "Giantsize Phantom was an anthology-style comic published by Frew in the late 50’s-early 60’s. It featured a Falk Phantom story along with other stories from Frew’s stable of characters, most notably Catman, Sir Falcon, the