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X-Band: Phantom Podcast #233 - October 2022 Comics & News

This is a bumper podcast as we try and squeeze two podcasts into one - comics and news plus a creator interview as he gives us a peak behind the curtain of story. The result? A long podcast. Hope you will enjoy it though.

We have the full team of Jermayn Parker, Stephen East and Dan Fraser talking all the latest things Phantom from around the world for October 2022. We are also joined by Matt Kyme Frew Publications creator who wrote and drew the story "The Man Hunt" which was in Frew #1930.

Mikael Lyck reviews five issues plus we have a heap of news including Kickstarter campaigns, deaths of Phantom legends, conventions, new comics to be released, a passionate plea to King Features and a lot of phun in between.

Some have asked about us being behind reviews on the Regal comics and we are aware and they will be uploaded soon. Thank you for your patience.

For those who cannot listen to the whole podcast, below is a runsheet with time stamps for you to listen to parts that may interest you.

Frew Publications Comics Review

  • Frew #1928: 2 Minutes

    • The Leopard Cult” by Norman Worker & Jaime Vallve

  • Frew #1929: 8 Minutes 30 Seconds

    • Death in Carpatia” by Mikael Sol & Janusz Ordon

    • The Golden Queen pt2” by Shane Foley 29 Minutes

    • The Golden Queen pt3” by Shane Foley

  • Frew #1930: 43 Minutes 30 Seconds

    • The Man Hunt” by Matt Kyme

Fantomen Comics Review

  • Fantomen 20/2022: 1 Hour 21 Minutes

    • "Deadly Dinosaurs" by Bernd Frenz & Carlos Pedrazzini.

  • Fantomen 21/2022: 1 Hour 23 Minutes

    • "Saga of the Vultures Chapter One: The Haunted Castle" by Pidde Andersson & Anthony Spay.

  • Fantomen 22-23/2022: 1 Hour 25 Minutes 30 Seconds

    • "Saga of the Vultures Chapter Two: The First Vulture" by Pidde Andersson & Anthony Spay

    • "The King is dead!" by Norman Worker & Kari Leppänen

    • "An Evening in the Jungle" by Jimmy Wallin & Anna Weatherly

  • HoD HC: 1 Hour 28 Minutes 30 Seconds

    • 50 parts created by Claes Reimerthi and Joan Boix

  • Fantomen 2022 Softcover "Ondskans Nemesis" ("Nemesis of Evil"): 1 Hour 33 Minutes 30 Seconds

    • "Star of Bangalla" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

    • "The Star of Bangalla" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

    • "Gooroo's Jungle Muggers" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

    • "The Return of Gooroo's Mob" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

    • "Luck and Wealth" ("The Necklace of Solomon") by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

Daily / Sunday Stories Progress Discussion


  • Kickstarter campaign starting 2 November (link): 1 Hour 58 Minutes

  • Phantom wiki is back up and running properly (link): 2 Hours 6 Minutes 30 Seconds

  • Convention News: 2 Hours 8 Minutes

    • Brisbane & Adelaide Supanova Phantom related guests (link)

    • New York Big Apple Con (link)

    • Please let us know of other phantom related guests going to conventions around the world.

  • The Phantom 2040 Archive created by Joe Douglas (link): 2 Hours 11 Minutes

  • Billy Zane Phantom movie costume (link): 2 Hours 13 Minutes 30 Seconds

  • Phantom Article in the October 2022 Assamese Magazine 'Sofura' (link): 2 Hours 19 Minutes

  • Comics Kingdom & Bring Together A Paid Subscription Service for Vintage Strips (link): 2 Hours 20 Minutes 30 Seconds

  • Peter Kingston Death (link): 2 Hours 23 Minutes 30 Seconds

  • Editions Dante Release Their Second Hardcover Moonstone Collection (link): 2 Hours 27 Minutes

Please note, we are still after a reviewer from Brazil reviewing all the latest Mythos Phantom comics. please contact us if you can help out.

We want your feedback on a few topics which is listed below. You can email us at or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram.

  • Did you like our "For Those Who Came In Late" videos? Would you like more?

  • Do you like Monster themed Phantom stories?

  • Did you like the prequel "Golden Queen" story by Shane Foley?

  • Did you enjoy Matt Kyme's comments about his story?

  • Can you skull mark a skull?

  • What are your opinions of the Phantom holding the Veterinarian and her partner by gun point?

  • Will you pledge and support the kickstarter?

  • You going to bid on the Billy Zane movie costume?

  • What would you rather? A complete set of Frew issues or a Billy Zane movie costume?

  • Do you have any memories or interactions with Peter Kingston?

  • Would you like to see Moonstone back publishing and creating Phantom comics?

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