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What was the Best of FREW 2023? Vote Now!

What an absolutely sensational year it has been for FREW in 2023!

Throughout the year, we phans have basked in the glory of a multitude of fresh Phantom tales and artwork gracing the pages of our publications throughout the past year. In their astonishing 75th year of continuous publication, FREW have continued to provide both new and loyal readers with a vaariety of classic tales and fresh new material.

30 issues, 31 covers, 72 Phantom stories - in 2023 FREW have delivered in numbers that comic publishers around the world can only dream of. No fewer that 21 of those stories are entirely new and specially commissioned by Frew, surpassing the 19 from last year. And for devoted newspaper strip fans, fear not, as FREW has proudly presented no fewer than 24 Daily or Sunday stories this year!

Meanwhile the range of cover artists that FREW's creative director Glenn Ford has curated this year continues to impress, with the variety of styles providing something for everyone.

Now, onto the burning question – what were your favorites? For the sixth consecutive year, the Frew Crew and the Chronicle Chamber team are eagerly awaiting your thoughts on this year's Phantom releases. What stood out as your FREW Favourites of 2023?

In the spirit of collaboration, Frew Publications and Chronicle Chamber have once again joined forces to create a survey for you to share your ideas and opinions. Simply pick:

  • Your favorite Frew covers

  • Your favorite Frew stories

  • Your favorite Frew issues

You could be one of the lucky winners! Two Frew Crew badges and three sets of bespoke Chronicle Chamber merch are up for grabs.

To cast your vote for Frew's Best of 2023, follow the link below:

The final results and the randomly drawn prize winners will be revealed and celebrated on the "Best of 2023" episode of X-Band-The Phantom Podcast recorded and published early in the new year, and of course right here on

And here's the best part – there are FIVE chances to win a prize! The winners are chosen randomly, so be sure to enter your name, postal address, and email address for a chance to receive your well-deserved prize.

Act fast, as the survey closes at 8pm on Friday January 5th, 2023.

Let the deliberations begin, and Happy Voting!


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