Gary Horne's Phantom Rings book is almost back from the printers - and you can purchase your copy now!
As we reported last week, Phantom ring specialist Gary Horne has written a comprehensive reference book devoted to the many Skull and Good Mark rings that have been produced over the years. Having seen an advance copy of the book, we at ChronicleChamber are sure that this will prove to be a substantially definitive guide for all phans seeking to add Phantom rings to their collection.
Phantom Rings: Celebrating 80 Years of The Phantom is a book that can help you sort the wheat from the chaff. It answers the question: what is a legitimate, KFS licensed ring, and what is just a nice looking but ultimately unofficial or unconfirmed Phantom ring?
This 75-page reference guide is quite simply a must have for Phantom phans keen to know about the history and authenticity of their Phantom rings, or those they are looking acquire.
Every genuine Phantom ring known to have been produced in the first 80 years of the character's history, both Skull Mark and Good Mark, is photographed in full and bright colour. Accompanying the images is detail about each particular ring: dates produced, a physical description, manufacture material, band type, variants, and a Rarity rating. Where applicable, original accompanying advertising is also reproduced.
Fully licensed through King Features Syndicate, Phantom Rings: Celebrating 80 Years of The Phantom is now due for release ahead of schedule, from 22nd May 2017. It will retail at $25 + postage ($10 in Australia, $20 internationally).
To order your copy, simply:
Gary will also be selling the books in person at Sydney Supanova (June 17 2017), so you can save on postage and get your copy signed by the author!
Over the weekend, we recorded an extensive chat with Gary for an upcoming episode of X-Band: The Phantom Podcast, where you can hear a some wonderful insights into the background behind the book, Gary's favourite Phantom ring stories, and a discussion around some of the more controversial rings available. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss it!