To catch up on the reviews for Chronicle Chamber, I am reviewing the latest three issues. Going forward all future reviews will be the comics released at the time as previous. In this review we look at #22, #23, #24 and #25 featuring the following stories:
"The Patrolwomen" by Tony DePaul and Paul Ryan
"The Hunt for the Unknown Commander" by Tony DePaul and Paul Ryan
"John X" by Tony DePaul and Paul Ryan
"Patrolman X" by Tony DePaul and Paul Ryan
"The Lost Catacombs" by Tony DePaul and Paul Ryan
"The Phantom is Everywhere" by Tony DePaul, Terry Beatty, and Jeff Weigel
"The Wiseguy" by Tony DePaul and Terry Beatty
"The Rat Must Die" by Tony DePaul and Jeff Weigel
"Vigil at Phantom Head" by Tony DePaul and Jeff Weigel
"The Visitor" by Tony DePaul and Jeff Weigel
Regal Publishers from India has been producing some great products so far. After publishing the great Trade Paperback of The Chatu Saga back in May 2022 they returned to publishing regular issues of the comics with an anniversary special edition released in July and August 2022 (X-Band: The Phantom Podcast #219).
Issues #22, #23 and #24 were released in July 2022.
Issue #22 features a cover from a new artist Shaji Mathew. It features two Daily stories 'The Patrolwomen' and 'The Hunt For The Unknown Commander' by Tony DePaul and Paul Ryan. Both stories have been printed and presented very well by Regal.
Issue #23 features a fantastic cover from Ankit Mitra. It features two Daily stories 'John X' and 'The Patrolman X' by Tony DePaul and Paul Ryan. I quite enjoyed both stories and they have been printed very well by Regal.
Issue #24 features another cover from Ankit Mitra. It is based on the story 'The Lost Catacombs'. I really like the coloring on it. The issue features two Sunday stories 'The Lost Catacombs' and 'The Phantom is Everywhere'. Both stories are written by Tony De Paul and the artwork on the first story is done by Paul Ryan and the second story is done by Terry Beaty and Jeff Weigel. It is notable that this was the first story that was drawn by Jeff Weigel.
In August 2022, Regal released an anniversary special comics celebrating them publishing The Phantom for two years in English. The comic was like the trade paperback released earlier this year as it had a laminated cover, perfect binding and four stories. It has a painted cover done by Ankit Mitra after the styles of Sy Barry and Pratap Mulick.
It's a very good production containing 4 Sunday stories. The stories that are included are The Wiseguy" by Tony DePaul and Terry Beatty. "The Rat Must Die" created by Tony DePaul and Jeff Weigel. "Vigil at Phantom Head" by Tony DePaul and Jeff Weigel and "The Visitor" by Tony DePaul and Jeff Weigel.
It is worth noting that "The Rat Must Die" is the longest Sunday story and this will be the first time "The Visitor" has been published in comic book format before Frew and Fantomen.
These issues are very nice and worth buying. Regal has continued to deliver great products for phantom phans in India. We hope that they continue doing that.
Due to licensing limitations, Regal can only sell & ship to addresses within India - so for Phans living outside India, I recommend you befriend an Indian Phan & have these books bought & shipped to you by them. If not, FREW are selling some copies of this series via their website, and I'm sure these issues too will show up for order there - although in very limited quantity.
Regal have an Amazon Storefront for Indian Phans who would like to order these books from Amazon.in or via their website. For any assistance regarding ordering these books directly from Regal you can contact Regal Publishers here:
Whatsapp & Phone No: +91 94810 52592