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X-Band: Phantom Podcast #263 - October 2023 Comics & New Review

Jermayn Parker and Dan Fraser sit down and discuss the comics news from September and October 2023 from around the world including products, exhibitions and much more. We are joined by Mikael Lyck who reviews the latest Fantomen comics from Sweden.

We also sneak peak some exciting news that you will hear first on our platform. Now is the time to subscribe to our YouTube Channel, website and or our social media platforms in Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram.

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 #1953: 1 Minutes 30 Seconds

    • "The Kiss of the Devil, Part 2" by Pidde Andersson and Giancarlo Caracuzzo

  • Frew #1954: 10 Minutes

    • "Night of the Jesters" by Michael Tierres and Jaime Vallvé

  • Frew #1955: 18 Minutes

    • "The Demon in the Tower" by Michael Tierres and Jaime Vallvé

  • Giant size #26: 31 Minutes

Fantomen (Sweden) Phantom Comics:

  • Fantomen 20/2023: 50 Minutes

    • "Monstret i Montargis" ("The Wolfman of Montargis") by Norman Worker and Hans Lindahl

  • Fantomen 2023 Softcover Album: 53 Minutes

    • "Den maskerade cowboyen" ("The Phantom Cowboy") by Lee Falk, Sy Barry, George Olesen, and Keith Williams

    • "Spökbyn" ("The Massacre") by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

    • "Wagon Master" by Ulf Granberg, Janne Lundström, and Özcan Eralp

    • "Indianhataren" ("The Indian Hater") by Janne Lundström and Özcan Eralp

    • "Terror i öknen" ("Terror in the Desert") by Janne Lundström and Özcan Eralp

    • "I laglöst land" ("Badlands") by Özcan Eralp

Daily / Sunday Newspaper Stories Progress

  • Daily 264: "The Journey Home": 57 Minutes

  • Sunday 194: "The Commander Will See You Now": 1 Hour 8 Minutes

Phantom News From Around the World

  • Art of Play Game update in New York and coming up on one of our next podcasts: 1 Hour 14 Minutes

  • Chronicle Chamber, David & Sy Barry hosting an Online Studio Session (link): 1 Hour 16 Minutes & 30 Seconds

  • Bundaberg Phantom art exhibition 18 November 2023 to 4 February 2024 (link): 1 Hour 20 Minutes

    • Including a chat with Shane Foley

  • Monogram Key Chains out October 2023 and our Review now online (link): 1 Hour 32 Minutes

  • Melbourne Comic & Toy Fair Sunday October 29th with Glenn Ford (link): 1 Hour 38 Minutes

  • The Phantom again on the ABC Hard Quiz TV Show (link): 1 Hour 39 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:

  • Do you like the splash page or the front cover best on Frew #1953?

  • would you like to see more covers from Marcello Baez?

  • Would you like to see Lon and Lila Luaga return in more stories?

  • Do you enjoy these crossover stories with the Phantom and other Frew characters like Sir Falcon, Shadow etc?

  • Do you remember the Phantom story where a past Phantom was framed for a murder and was unable to prove his innocence?

  • Would you like to see a quick return to some stand alone adventures in the newspaper strips before we go to the next phase?

  • Did you get all the ABC Hard Quiz TV Show questions correct?

  • You excited for the Phantom video game?

  • Do you like the blind bags concept or hate it?

  • Are you going to attend the Bundaberg Phantom art exhibition?

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