Moonstone has a very important part to play in Phantom history with the small publisher printing the most Phantom books from USA. One of the men responsible for this rich history with our hero is Mike Bullock. He wrote 50 Phantom stories through out this time and as you will discover listening to the podcast, he had many more Phantom stories already penned and ready until they lost the license. We talk to Mike about that ill fated take over from Dynamite Entertainment and the
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
Kjetil Johnsen, the editor of comics from Egmont Norway recently posted on a comics related Norwegian Facebook group (link here) about the future of the Fantomet Softcover Book after the first two issues was released in 2019. The sales was quoted as been 'unimpressive' by what they had budgeted and hoped for. This is sad as 2018 and early 2019 saw the regular monthly Fantomet magazine being cancelled and long standing newspapers ceasing printing the newspaper stories. This is
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
According to Google Maps I was 13 mins away - I reckon I made it in 10. Not bad for a big bloke. A quick press on the intercom, then swiftly up the stairs, past Starkiller, and I was on the campus of Pulse College, Dublin - home of Lightning Strike Comics. Seeing as I was on “official” chroniclechamber.com business I had decided to wear our ‘Happy Phantoming’ uniform. Just as well, as Eoin McAuley and I had never met before and really only had each other’s Facebook profile pi
In this episode we are excited to be joined by the one and only Alex Saviuk. Alex is an accomplished and experienced Phantom artist, and in fact boasts the extraordinary achievement of having worked for the greatest variety of The Phantom publishers of any artist in history! His Phantom credits (both covers and stories) include: Marvel, Egmont, Moonstone, Lightning Strike Comics, Frew, Hermes Press, and even the King Features' syndicated Sunday strip! Over the course of this
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
The Irish publisher Lightning Strike Comics has promised and produced great things on a Phantom-front, but have they delivered? Phantom phans from around the world are sharing their frustration that comics they have paid for not being delivered when promised. We at Chronicle Chamber are receiving word and complaints from places around the world, including Australia, Europe and North America. Phantom phans by nature are patient. We are used to being given the rough end of the
In this episode we are honoured to be joined by one of the most distinctive Phantom cover artists going around - Douglas Klauba! Doug is renowned for his covers for Moonstone comic books in the mid-late 2000s, as well as the artwrk that has featured on so many Bradford Exchange products and now most recently, on a future Lightning Strike Comics issue. In a wide-ranging interview that starts with a video tour of his studio (keep an eye on our YouTube channel for the footage),
ChronicleChamber is proud to announce that we have an episode of X-Band: The Phantom Podcast featuring an interview with Douglas Klauba coming out very soon. Doug is most famous for the covers he completed for Moonstone between 2003 and 2010. Doug has popped onto the radar for Phantom phans again recently, with an image surfacing of a planned cover for Lightning Strike Comics (right). During our process of planning the podcast with him we stumbled upon his procedure of using
It's that time of year again - Steve, Dan and Jermayn take a look back at the year that was!. Reflecting on the 80+ issues of The Phantom comics published internationally, we nominate our choices for best writers, best artists, best stories, best issues, and best covers of 2018. We also consider what we thought was the best merchandise, our favourite additions to our own Skull Caves, the best moment of being part of the ChronicleChamber team in 2018, and our overall reflectio
Last week a group of Norwegian phans met to celebrate the 54-year run of Fantomet magazine, and commiserate its demise at the end of 2018. Arranged by phan Kristian Hellesund, the wake took place in the cellar of Barbarista, the pub run by May Vik Medås (partner of Lightning Strike Comics author Arild Wærness). The venue features an open space in front of a stage, as well as a bar. With a Phantom cosplayer and a number of The Phantom and Fantomet creators on deck, the mood wa
Lightning Strike Comics released issue #2 in their new Phantom regular series just before Christmas, featuring a striking cover image by Australian artist Jamie Johnson. You can purchase the issue here on their website. ChronicleChamber has been fortunate enough to view an advance copy of the story and overall, we loved it. We enjoy seeing artists push their style, and after seeing Jamie’s more gritty and dark covers for Frew, his use of Copic markers for this cover is a poin
If you're reading this after being sent a link by a partner, parent, sibling, buddy or loved one, it's pretty evident that they are a die-hard Phantom phan who is dropping a not-so-subtle hint! Hopefully in this post we can remove some of the hard work for you in finding them a Christmas present, and ideally something they don't already have... NOTE: socks, jocks and towels do NOT count as Christmas gifts unless they have The Phantom on them! The information below should be a
By now copies of Lightning Strike Comics' new series The Phantom Strikes #1 have started to filter their way to phans around the world. Phantom related social media channels are littered with comments from enthusiastic readers & phans in Europe, Scandinavia, America and Australia. If you have your copy and have read it, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on our social media accounts. If you're still unsure if you want to purchase a copy, why not read Ch
Another busy and mammoth Comics & News podcast, this time reviewing no fewer than 11 comics. The two highlights are the Lightning Strike comic #1 and Frew's 70th Birthday issue featuring that beautiful cover by Sy Barry. . We also break some Lightning Strike news regarding issues #2, #3 & #4. 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! #Frew #LightningStrike
The Phantom Strikes #1 From the Shadow of a Ghost is now available from Lightning Strike Comics, and as the first issue of a new series from a new publisher, ChronicleChamber is very proud to be able to preview it for all readers. As you can plainly see, Oisen Roche's cover features a sleek athletic Phantom, seemingly drawing on the original Ray Moore physique that is much more realistic than the "condom full of walnuts" style that many modern artists tend to favour. Some pha
Lightning can indeed Strike in the same place more than once, in the case of a small publishing company in Ireland making waves with their published Phantom works. The team behind Lightning Strike Comics is Eoin McAuley and David Williams, two fans who took a chance with their 80th anniversary celebration Phantom comic Tales of the Ghost Who Walks back in 2016, then followed it up with a standalone book The Phantom: Scarlet Sapphire in 2017. We reported back in February that
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