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 of the Series 2 cards is arguably the biggest news in terms of products available for sale at the Frew Booth.
We've dedicated a stand alone article on these, as they are seriously big and exciting news that we've been waiting over 20 years for. You can read all about the cards here.
Sword of the Caliph - A graphic novel by Giancarlo Caracuzzo and Gabrielle Enriquez
It’s a brand new story featuring both the 21st and the 6th Phantom, with the two characters sharing a dream (albeit in different centuries), while the current Phantom is trying to stop a terrorist attack on the USA.
This book was first discussed by Glenn back in 2017 - you can read about that here.
Illustrated by Italy’s Giancarlo Caracuzzo and written by Gabriel Henriquez (Kid Phantom #1), it introduces us to a new villain, who acts as a major adversary for our hero.
The volume is 90 pages long, full colour and slightly over sized (like the Swedish Soft Cover Album).
Supanova Price: $16. Regular price: $20
Supanova Special edition comic: Black Glove
The Frew issue timed for release with Supanova this year is the much-requested 1985 Team Fantomen story Black Glove by Michael Tierres (Claes Reimerthi) and Knut Westad. This popular story has only been printed once before by Frew, back in 1988.
The newsstand version is a superb cover from Sunday newspaper artist and Supanova guest, Jeff Weigel, but the Supanova Special edition is wrapped in another Frew jam cover, featuring artwork from the some of the regular Frew Crew: Jeremy Macpherson, Jamie Johnson, Jason Paulos, Shane Foley and ‘Chewie’ Chan.
Pholio Set #7: Pirates
The newest in the series of Pholio sets that Frew is releasing will feature A3 size prints of the artwork that was used to create the Black Glove jam cover, as described above.
Supanova price: $60. Regular price: $75
Mini Pholio Set #2: Giantsize Phantom covers
At Supanova 2018 we saw the first mini Pholio set and this year there will be another released.
This is an A4 size collection of all of Glenn Lumsden’s wonderful Giantsize Phantom covers, along with a special ‘faux’ cover drawn up to complete the set of 8 prints.
Supanova price: $50. Regular price: $60