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X-Band: Phantom Podcast #259 - August 2023 Comics & New Review



Jermayn Parker and Stephen East sit down and discuss the comics news from August 2023 from around the world. We are joined with Mikael Lyck, Christian Moeller and Seuj Abir who review comics from Sweden, Germany and India. Our next podcast is the review of the Frew 75th anniversary comic.


Stick around and let us have some phun as we discuss Phantom news and comics from five different countries (Australia, Sweden, USA, Chili and India).


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 #1950: 4 Minutes

    • "The Street Predators" by Daniel Carlsson and Anthony Spay

    • "Jane Saves the President" by Pidde Andersson and Percy Ochoa

  • Frew #1951: 17 Minutes 30 Seconds

    • "The Ape Idol of the Durugu" by Lee Falk and Wilson McCoy

    • "The Mob" by Lee Falk and Wilson McCoy

    • "Aboard the SS Gay" by Lee Falk and Wilson McCoy

    • "The Super Apes Part 2" by Lee Falk and Wilson McCoy

Fantomen (Sweden) Phantom Comics:

  • Fantomen 16/2023: 24 Minutes

    • "Lokes skatt" ("Loki’s Treasure") by Dag Frognes and Kari Leppänen

  • Fantomen 17/2023: 26 Minutes 30 Seconds

    • "Besökaren" ("The Visitor") by Tony DePaul and Jeff Weigel

    • "Gamle Moz Krönika" ("The Chronicle of Old Man Mozz") by Tony DePaul and Mike Manley

  • Fantomen 18-19/2023: 28 Minutes 30 Seconds

    • "Belle epoque del 5: Mord på Maxim's" ("Murder at Maxim's") by Pidde Andersson and Percy Ochoa

    • "Vattumännen" ("Waterman") by Lee Falk, George Olesen, and Fred Fredericks

    • "Joomba försvunnen" ("Joomba Missing") by Özcan Eralp

  • Fantomen Hardcover “Den Hemliga Kronikan”: 31 Minutes 30 Seconds

    • "The Phantom Crusader, Part 1" by Claes Reimerthi and Kari Leppanen

    • "The Phantom Crusader, Part 2" by Claes Reimerthi and Kari Leppanen

    • "The Phantom Crusader, Part 3" by Claes Reimerthi and Kari Leppanen

    • "The Phantom Gladiator, Part 1" by Claes Reimerthi and Kari Leppanen

    • "The Phantom Gladiator, Part 2" by Claes Reimerthi and Kari Leppanen

    • "The Phantom Gladiator, Part 3" by Claes Reimerthi and Kari Leppanen

    • "The Legend of Rahotep, Part 1" by Claes Reimerthi and Kari Leppanen

    • "The Legend of Rahotep, Part 2" by Claes Reimerthi and Kari Leppanen

    • "The Legend of Rahotep, Part 3" by Claes Reimerthi and Kari Leppanen

    • "Save Jerusalem" by Claes Reimerthi and Kari Leppanen

    • "Secret of the Templar Knights" by Claes Reimerthi and Kari Leppanen

    • "Year 1349" by Claes Reimerthi and Kari Leppanen

    • "The Last of the Merovingans" by Claes Reimerthi and Kari Leppanen

Indian Comics Review

  • Regal #31: 36 Minutes

    • "The Drummer of Timpenni" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

    • "The Wharf Rats" by Lee Falk, George Olesen, and Fred Fredericks

Germany Comics Review

  • Wick #3: 56 Minutes 30 Seconds

    • "Die Kronjuwelen" ("The Crown Jewels") by Peter Mennigen and José María Ortiz Tafalla

    • "Flucht von der 'Teufelsinsel'" ("The Prisoner of the Devil Count") by Peter Mennigen and José María Ortiz Tafalla

  • Wick #4: 59 Minutes

    • "Jones‘ Tiershow" ("A Sum Doesn't Work") by Peter Mennigen and José María Ortiz Tafalla

    • "Der Racheschwur" ("The Oath of Vengeance") by Peter Mennigen and José María Ortiz Tafalla

  • Zauberstern #8: 1 Hour 3 Minutes

    • "Hinter der Maske" ("Unmasked, Part 1 & 2") by Martin Powell and Hannibal King

    • "Die Sünden des Vaters" ("The Crime Apprentices") by Tony De Paul and Paul Ryan

    • "Familienbande" ("The Jungle Trek") by Tony DePaul and Paul Ryan

Daily / Sunday Newspaper Stories Progress

  • Daily 263: "Dungeons Undone": 1 Hour 6 Minutes

  • Sunday 194: "The Commander Will See You Now": 1 Hour 15 Minutes


Phantom News From Around the World

  • KFS Announce a New TV Show in Development (link): 1 Hour 25 Minutes 30 Seconds

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

    • Stephen East gives his pitch.

  • Art of Play Game update coming in one of our next podcasts: 1 Hour 31 Minutes

  • Chronicle Chamber, David & Sy Barry hosting an Online Studio Session: 1 Hour 31 Minutes 30 Seconds

  • New Price Increase for the regular Fantomen comic: 1 Hour 32 Minutes 30 Seconds

  • Famtomen HC book got as high as top 5 best selling book in Sweden: 1 Hour 33 Minutes

  • Defenders of the Earth Key Chains Release in USA in October 2023 (link): 1 Hour 35 Minutes 30 Seconds

  • New Souled Store Phantom Shirt Design (link): 1 Hour 38 Minutes 30 seconds

  • Hot News! Phantom returns to Chili: 1 Hour 41 Minutes

  • Phantom creators & Frew comic #1925 shortlisted for Australia Comic Awards (link): 1 Hour 42 Minutes

  • Error in Hermes Press Vol 29 (link) : 1 Hour 44 Minutes 30 Seconds

  • Melbourne Comic & Toy Fair Sunday October 29th with Glenn Ford (link): 1 Hour 46 Minutes


You can email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com 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:

  • You excited by the Frew 75 anniversary comic?

  • Do you think Tony DePaul is going to kill off the Unknown Commander plot line?

  • Are you collecting comics from other countries? If so, what?

  • Would you like to see Frew release more hardcover and TPBs?

  • What theme stories would you like to see Fantomen release next?

  • Will you buying the Defenders of the Earth keychains?

  • Are you still buying the Hermes Press volumes?

  • Have you brought a shirt from The Souled Store?

Do not forget that we are holding a competition for our YouTube viewers that if you comment in the next week, you will be in the running for a Phantom shirt posted to you for Free.


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