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X Band: Episode 58 - Frew Renaissance Year One


It has been 12 months since Glenn Ford and Rene White took over ownership of Frew Publications and, along with publisher Dudley Hogarth, formed the Frew Crew. For this episode Dan, Jermayn and Steve look back at Frew Crew: Year One going through innovations, positives, minuses, and things we thought were interesting. We also put forward what we would like to see in Year Two. Enjoy!

In the episode, we refer to a bunch of statistics around Year One. These are posted below for those who prefer to read them:

1st year stats

Issue 1745 (Feb 23 2016) - 1776 (Feb 23 2017)

  • 31 issues

  • 11 episodes of Heart of Darkness

  • 3 Replica series issues

  • 2 Annuals

  • 1 Anniversary Special

  • 2 multiple story specials (Xmas, Black Fire)

  • 1 Poster centrefold (Paul Ryan tribute)

  • 70 stories (counting Parts separately, excludes HOD)

  • 44 previously unpublished by Frew

  • 26 reprinted stories - 9 in the three Replicas, 8 in the Girl Phantom Annual. Of the 11 not in the Replicas, Kings Cross Connection is a 3rd reprint, all others 2nd only. *Notable exception - Female Phantom 13th reprint

  • 1.5 stories (3 issues) never published before anywhere

  • 13 Colour stories (across 4 issues) (includes Treasure of Green Hell red)

  • 23 different authors

  • 18 Lee Falk

  • 8 Claes Remerthi

  • 29 different artists

  • 12 Wilson McCoy

  • 6 Kari Leppanen

  • 5 Felmang

  • 4 Bill Lignante

  • 3 Heiner Bade

  • 3 Alex Saviuk

  • 3 Sy Barry

  • 1 Ray Moore

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