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X-Band: Phantom Podcast #257 - July 2023 Comics & New Review

Jermayn Parker and Dan Fraser sit down and discuss the comics news from July from around the world. We are joined with Mikael Lyck and Seuj Abir who review comics from Finland, Sweden and India.

Stick around and let us have some phun as we discuss Phantom news and comics from seven different countries.

If your one of the phans who can only listen to some parts of the podcast, below is a timeline of what we discussed.

Frew (Australia) Phantom Comics:

  • Frew #1947: 1 Minute 30 Seconds

    • "T" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

    • "The New Island of T" by E. J. Holden and Angelo Todaro

    • "Fury, Part 1" by Paul Mason and Amanda Bacchi

  • Frew #1948: 30 Minutes

    • "The True Singh Brotherhood‎" by Andreas Eriksson and Janusz Ordon

    • "Kit and the Panther Queen" by Karl Johnsson

  • Frew #1949: 45 Minutes 30 Seconds

    • "Atomic Terror" by Anders Eklund, Bertil Wilhelmsson, and Özcan Eralp

Fantomen (Sweden) Phantom Comics:

  • Fantomen 13/2023: 54 Minutes

    • "Infångad från ovan" ("Captured from Above") by Bernd Frenz and Janusz Ordon

    • "Vilddjuret" ("Wildman from Bengali") by Donne Avenell and Hans Lindahl

  • Fantomen 14-15/2023: 57 Minutes

    • "Belle époque, del 4: Med ballong mot månen" ("Balloon for the Moon") by Pidde Andersson and Percy Ochoa

    • "Ku Klux Klan" by Ulf Granberg and Heiner Bade

Mustanaamio (Finland) Comics:

  • Karpaattien vampyyri 1 Hour 1 Minute & 30 Seconds

    • "Pyöreän pöydän ritari" ("Sir Phantom - Knight of the Round Table") by Ulf Granberg and Jaime Vallvé

    • "Karpaatian vampyyri" ("The Vampire in Carpatia") by Ulf Granberg and Jaime Vallvé

    • "Linnan aarre" ("The Treasure in the Castle") by Idi Kharelli and Jaime Vallvé

    • "Capitoliumin vanki" ("The Prisoner at Capitolium") by Idi Kharelli and Jaime Vallvé

Indian Comics Review

  • Shakti #8: 1 Hour 5 Minutes

    • "Luck and Wealth" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

  • Shakti #9: 1 Hour 17 Minutes

    • "The Phantom Stamp" by Tony DePaul and Mike Manley

  • Regal #30: 1 Hour 24 Minutes

    • "Return of the Thuggees" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

    • "The Shipwreckers" by Donne Avenell, Claes Reimerthi, George Olesen, and Fred Fredericks

Daily / Sunday Newspaper Stories Progress

  • Daily 263: "Dungeons Undone": 1 Hour 35 Minutes & 30 Seconds

  • Sunday 193: "Return of the Temple of the Gods": 1 Hour 50 Minutes

  • Sunday 194: "The Commander Will See You Now": 1 Hour 56 Minutes

Phantom News From Around the World

  • KFS Announce a New TV Show in Development (link): 2 Hours 1 Minute & 30 Seconds

    • We have created a podcast where the extended team pitched some tv ideas (link)

  • Art of Play Game update (link to last podcast): 2 Hours 4 Minutes

  • Fantomen Announce Their Next Hardcover collection book (link): 2 Hours 6 Minutes

  • Vale Treat Williams (link): 2 Hours 9 Minutes

  • Finnish Brewery Releases, Sells out and re released of Phantom themed Beer (link): 2 Hours 11 Minutes & 30 Seconds

  • New German Series (link): 2 Hours 15 Minutes

  • Fantomen 2023 Christmas Album Contents & Cover Revealed (link): 2 Hours 17 Minutes & 30 Seconds

  • Norway 2023 Annual Contents & Cover Revealed (link): 2 hours 19 Minutes

  • Frew release Frew Pholio set & other prints (review of pholio): 2 Hours 21 Minutes

  • Fantomen 2022 Best Cover (link): 2 Hours 27 Minutes

  • Hermes Press Pre Order of a George Wilson Book (link): 2 Hours 30 Minutes

  • Canberra Times cancels the newspaper strip after running a poll for the readers to choose (link): 2 Hours 32 Minutes

You can email us at or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. We would love some feedback on what we discussed on the podcast and on the following topics:

  • Who do you think the writer EJ Holden is?

  • Do you like the sequel stories Frew produce?

  • Are you enjoying the longer Daily and Sunday stories?

  • Do you have any questions you would like to see Tony DePaul answer if we get him on the podcast?

  • Do you still read the stories in the newspaper?

  • You excited about the new TV show and video game?

  • Have you tried the new beer from Finland?

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