We are extremely happy to announce that the Phantom Bushfire Phundraiser Book is now available to Purchase! $30 per book (plus shipping). Over 50 artists featured on 52 pages in colour. Only 400 copies printed - do not delay! Officially licensed by KFS. This podcast is a quick chat with Stephen East joining the band, interviewing and asking the questions to Jermayn and Dan about the production of the book. Listen for a peak behind the curtain on the production of this book th
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
Kristian Hellesund works both as a comics journalist and comics lecturer in Norway. Among other things he writes a weekly comics column in the Sydvesten newspaper. Where he writes reviews, comments on current affairs and report from events and comics conventions. This week’s column is about The Phantom coming back to Norway after a horrible 2018 which saw the Egmont Fantomet Magazine along with the Aftenposten newspaper all being cancelled. The good news is that a new Phantom
Sweden's Fantomen issue 9/2019 has come out and it features the results of the votes for the best adventure story for Fantomen 2018. The best story as voted by the phans is "Spöket vid Gallows' Inn" which featured in Fantomen issue 17/2018 written by Claes Reimerthi and drawn by Heiner Bade. This is yet to published by Frew and a crude Swedish to English translation of the title would be "The Ghost at Gallows' Inn". Second overall in the votes was Andreas Eriksson's "Blodregn
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
WARNING POTENTIAL SPOILERS CONTAINED IN VIDEO!! Thanks to guest ChronicleChamber video reviewer Mikael Lyck, who reviews one of the most anticipated Phantom comics of 2018. Fantomen 24/2018 features the Egmont created jam story: Blood Rain written by Andreas Eriksson, and extraordinarily drawn by no fewer than eight artists: Sal Velluto, Heiner Bade, Alex Saviuk, Joan Boix, Kari Leppänen, Carlos Pedrazzini, César Spadari, and Rafael Ruiz. Please note: while attempting not to
In the back pages of the Egmont comic (22-23/2018) released on Thursday there is an announcement that is taking the concept of a Phantom jam to whole new exciting level! For the past three years, Frew Publications in Australia have released Jam Covers featuring five or six artists doing a cover together. Egmont have stepped up the concept to a new level in a massive logistical undertaking with eight artists collaboratively drawing the one story. The eight (8) artists are: Sal
Please note that we will be touching upon adult themes in this article. Censoring in comics is such a negative word that tends to leave a bad aftertaste in everyone's mouth. However, is it always a bad thing? Frew and the Phantom have had a history of censoring. Some of the earliest Ray Moore stories, notably The Phantom Goes to War, were altered prior to publication as a comic book for Australian audiences. For instance, Diana being tied up in front of a cannon on a ship's d
Please note that this book was sent to the team at ChronicleChamber for a review. All our opinions are individual and we are not paid for anything we write. Below is a video review I have done for the The Phantom - El Hombre Enmascarado: Volume 1, and overall I believe it to be a great book. We first posted about this book back in February. The most important factor with any of these retrospective presentations is the print quality of the strips, and this book is crystal clea
Back in January, Egmont Sweden and Norway held a competition for readers to vote for their favourite stories and covers of 2017. The best stories have now been announced; the best covers should be next month. Sweden's Best Phantom story of 2017 was the 245th Daily Phantom story Farewell to the Deep Woods by Tony DePaul and Mike Manley. This was published in Fantomen 25&26/ 2017 and has NOT yet been published yet in Norway. It has been a while since a newspaper story has featu
You asked so we answered! In this episode of X-Band, the ChronicleChamber team is delighted to spend a couple of hours speaking with the publisher of Phantom comics in Australia - Glenn Ford. We last spoke to Glenn on Episode 33, almost exactly two years ago, and so much has changed since then! To find out about the phan, the creator and the artist, go back and listen to that one. To find out about Frew Publications - listen to this one! It's a monster recording, but only bec
The story reported on ChronicleChamber earlier this month has been verified: Frew Publications has commissioned a new The Phantom series, produced by the all-Australian creative team of Christopher Sequeira and Jason Paulos. Frew confirmed the news on their Facebook page tonight with an extensive statement accompanied by some teaser artwork (shown below). As part of their determination to fill the 6-8 page gap left by Egmont's decision to move to 22-page stories, Frew have "c
Tony DePaul has written countless Phantom stories since the early 90s, taking the Ghost Who Walks on some incredible adventures. Last year saw the Death of Diana storyline, second only to Claes Reimerthi and Joan Boix’s brilliant Heart of Darkness when it comes to being the most ambitious Phantom story ever created. Tony kindly took time out of his very busy schedule to talk to ChronicleChamber and answer some questions about his work on The Man Who Can Not Die. ChronicleCham