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X-Band: Phantom Podcast #266 - November 2023 Comics & New Review

Jermayn Parker, Stephen East and Dan Fraser sit down and discuss the comics news from November 2023 from around the world including products, exhibitions and much more. We are joined by Mikael Lyck, Seuj Abir and Christian Moeller who all review the latest comics from Sweden, India and Germany.

All together we review 15 comics and 25 Phantom stories. No wonder it takes us nearly 2.5 hours to do it...

We also sneak peak some exciting news that you will hear first on our platform for the Phantom video game. 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 #1956: 2 Minutes

    • "A Web of Lies" by Claes Reimerthi and Kari Leppänen

  • Frew #1957: 10 Minutes

    • "Jean Lafitte's Treasure" by Claes Reimerthi and Kari Leppänen

    • "The Pinstripe Wizards, Part 1 & 2" by Jason Franks and Kay: 19 Minutes 30 Seconds

  • Frew #1958: 27 Minutes

    • "The Super Apes" part 1 by Lee Falk and Wilson McCoy

    • "The Matchmaker" by Lee Falk and Wilson McCoy

    • "The Thuggees" part 2 by Lee Falk and Wilson McCoy

    • "The Thuggees" part 1 by Lee Falk and Wilson McCoy

  • Giantsize #27: 32 Minutes

    • "The Mystery of the Great Swamp" by Giorgio Cambiotti and Annibale Casabianca

    • "Sir Falcon: A Voice from the Dead Part 2" by Shane Foley

Fantomen (Sweden) Phantom Comics:

  • Fantomen 21/2023: 42 Minutes

    • "Döden i Himalaya" ("Death in the Himalayas") by Tony DePaul and Mike Manley

    • "Tirangis gravplats" ("Tirangi's Burial Ground") by Johan L. Borgnes and Kari Leppänen

  • Fantomen 22-23/2023: 44 Minutes 30 Seconds

    • "Belle epoque del 6: Gargoylen från Notre Dame" ("The Gargoyle of Notre Dame") by Pidde Andersson and Percy Ochoa

    • "Belle epoque epilog: Jane räddar presidenten" ("Jane Saves the President") by Pidde Andersson and Percy Ochoa

  • Fantomen 24/2023: 48 Minutes

    • "Den allseende ögonstenen" ("The All Seeing Eye Stone") by Jacob Habinc and Janusz Ordon

Indian Phantom Comics:

  • Regal #32: 52 Minutes

    • "Luaga's Undercover Tour" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

  • Regal #33: 58 Minutes

    • "The Fence" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

    • "Return to the Temple of the Gods" by Tony DePaul and Jeff Weigel

  • Regal #34: 1 Hour 6 Minutes

    • "The Crusaders' Treasure" by Tony DePaul, George Olesen, and Keith Williams

  • Shakti #10: 1 Hour 10 Minutes & 30 Seconds

    • "The Lake Lady" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

  • Shakti #11: 1 Hour 21 Minutes

    • "The Return of General Bababu" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

German Phantom Comics:

  • Zauberstern #9: 1 Hour 27 Minutes & 30 Seconds

    • "Betondschungel" ("Concrete Jungle") by Mike Bullock, Kevin Grevioux, and Samicler Gonçalves

    • "Die rückkehr der Python" ("The Return of Chatu") by Tony De Paul and Paul Ryan

    • "Sklavenhändler" ("The Doorman") by Tony DePaul and Paul Ryan

  • ECR-Verlag Werner Reuß: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    • Comicrundschau 17

    • Sammlerherzchen 1

Daily / Sunday Newspaper Stories Progress

  • Daily 264: "The Journey Home": 1 Hour 37 Minutes

  • Sunday 194: "The Commander Will See You Now": 1 Hour 51 Minutes

Phantom News From Around the World

  • Moonstone Update: 1 Hour 55 Minutes & 30 Seconds

  • Art of Play Game update - Stay tuned for our next podcast: 2 Hours

  • Bundaberg Phantom art exhibition 18 Nov to 4 Feb (link): 2 Hours 2 Minutes & 30 Seconds

  • Christmas Shopping List (link): 2 Hours 5 Minutes & 30 Seconds

  • New Perth Mint mini figurine style coin (link): 2 Hours 9 Minutes

  • Boss Fight Studio's Phantom Wave 2.0 Figurines out now (link): 2 Hours 11 Minutes & 30 Seconds

  • Finnish TPB #2 To Be Released in February 2024 (link): 2 Hours 12 Minutes

  • New series in Denmark for 2024 (link): 2 Hours 13 Minutes

  • New German Phantom Comic Series (link): 2 Hours 13 Minutes & 30 Seconds

  • The Norwegian Fantomet Kronologisk Series is Cancelled (link): 2 Hours 16 Minutes

  • New Patreon updates - please support us (link): 2 Hours 18 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:

  • Did you enjoy the The Pinstripe Wizards, Part 1 & 2" by Jason Franks and Kay?

  • Would you like to see more art from Tadam Gyadu?

  • Who would you like to see take the reigns of the Frew Giant Size comic covers?

  • Would you like to see more Fratelli Spada stories published in Giant Size or in another publication?

  • Have you sent the Christmas list to your loved one for a hint?

  • Are you going to the Bundaberg Phantom art exhibition?

  • With the knowledge that the Daily story ends towards the start of January / end of December helps you get reconnected to the story?

  • Would you like to see Rhodia target Lamanda Luaga and Bangalla in the Daily adventures?

  • Do you have any Phantom items we can archive on the Phantom Preservation Project? If so, please contact us.

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