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X-Band: Phantom Podcast #205 - December 2021 Comics and News

Another bumper (and long) X-Band: The Phantom Podcast as we look back at the comics and Phantom related news that have come out in November and December 2021. Sit back with a glass of milk and let us have some phun!

Mikael Lyck, Ankit Mitra review comics from Sweden and India and are joined by regulars Jermayn Parker, Stephen East and Dan Fraser.

If two hours is too long for you, below is a list of topics that was discussed including their time stamps for you to pick and choose. We do recommend listening to the whole podcast though.

Frew Publications Comics Reviews

  • Frew #1905: (2 Minutes 30 Seconds)

    • "It's Just a Shot Away" by Paul Mason

  • Frew #1906: (16 Minutes)

  • Frew #1907: (28 Minutes 30 Seconds)

    • "Nosferatu's Revenge" by Claes Reimerthi and Janusz Ordon

  • "The Riddle of the Grey Malkin pt 6-8" (40 Minutes)

    • by Glenn Lumsden and Jason Paulos

  • Frew stuff to discuss

    • Price rise (52 Minutes)

    • Social media manager (58 Minutes 30 Seconds)

    • What next as backups for Frew stories? (1 Hour 4 Minutes)

Fantomen Comics Reviews

  • Fantomen 24/2021: (1 Hour 11 Minutes 30 Seconds)

    • "Gatans rovdjur" ("?") by Daniel Carlsson and Anthony Spay

    • "Den sovande jätten" ("The Grove of the Sleeping Giant") by Lee Falk and Wilson McCoy

  • Fantomen 25 & 26/2021: (1 Hour 15 Minutes)

    • "Singhs sanna brödraskap" ("The True Singh Brotherhood‎") by Andreas Eriksson and Janusz Ordon

    • "Den siste kejsaren" ("The Last Emperor‎") by Norman Worker and Carlos Cruz

    • "Djungelpatrullen på uppdrag" ("The Phantom is Everywhere‎" - first six weeks only) by Tony DePaul, Terry Beatty and Jeff Weigel

    • "Flamman del 1: Hjältekomplex" ("Hero Complex") by Duncan Munro and Jeff Weigel

  • Fantomen 2022 Christmas Album: (1 Hour 18 Minutes 30 Seconds)

    • "Djursamlaren" ("The Animal Collector") by Tony De Paul, George Olesen, and Keith Williams

    • "Träskmonstret" ("The Swamp Dragon") by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

    • "Xali - Eldguden" ("The Bride of Xali") by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

    • Fantomen Christmas Album 1971 cover by Rolf Gohs

    • "Det gyllene folket" ("The Golden People") by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

    • "Apmannen" ("The Missing Link") by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

    • Unpublished Fantomen Christmas Album 1989 cover by Rolf Gohs

Shakti Comics

  • Shatki Phantom issue #1: (1 Hour 21 Minutes 30 Seconds)

    • "The Curse of Old Man Mozz" by Tony DePaul and Mike Manley

Daily / Sunday progress

  • Sunday S192: "The Ingenues" by Tony DePaul and Jeff Weigel: (1 Hour 37 Minutes)

  • Daily D259: "The Chronicle of Old Man Mozz" by Tony DePaul and Mike Manley (1 Hour 39 Minutes)

X-Band: The Phantom Podcast #200: Tony DePaul, Jeff Weigel and Mike Manley joined us with patreons and there are lots of comments and discussions about these newspaper past and future stories.

Phantom News for November & December

  • Team Fantomen 1000 stories: (1 Hour 48 Minutes)

  • Norwegian cassette Successful crowdfund (link): (1 Hour 54 Minutes 30 Seconds)

  • Sal Velluto & Eugenio Print Set (link): (1 Hour 56 Minutes)

  • Iron Studios Figurines (link): (1 Hour 57 Minutes)

  • KFS Christmas Decorations (link): (2 Hours 1 Minute 30 Seconds)

  • Upcoming podcasts over Christmas/New Years

    • Best of Frew with poll

    • Merry Phantoming (Quiz with prizes) 17th December

    • 2021 Review

    • Special Phantom themed New Years Resolution

    • Interviews to come in January

    • Announcement of a special project we are working on

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