To celebrate the new Moonstone comic book series featuring both the Phantom and Mandrake we catch up with Mike Bullock the writer from the old and new series. He gives us more insight into the new series including a sneak peak of the artwork by Argentinian Sergio Ibáñez - however you will need to watch the whole podcast to see this. It is worth it!
What is confirmed and discussed by Mike Bullock is the following:
The initial comic series will be like the past KGB Noir series with The Phantom and another character.
There will be three stories released in 15 installments guarantying at least 15 comics and 150 pages.
The titles of the stories are: "Phantom: Last Night", "Mandrake the Magician: Seven Kings Calling" and "Phantom and Mandrake: The Seven Kings".
The stories will be re released in a hardcover TPB.
Sergio Ibáñez will be drawing the first series, news to come for the Mandrake and cross over series.
King Features have already approved several parts of the first Phantom and Mandrake series.
The first Phantom and Mandrake stories take place at the same time.
If you are outside of USA and Canada, you can pre order the series through Diamond Comic Distributors through your local comic bookstore.
There will be variant covers.
We touch upon the cover competition.
There will be some returning, new and surprising characters.
The story is based in USA and in current day.
Possibility of re releasing past Moonstone comics in hardcover format.
We will see new and old characters including Old Man Mozz' grandson.
What past Moonstone comic book series to re read (hint: Our 2024 New Years resolution).
Which past Moonstone creators that may return and do more Phantom work.
Will other Moonstone licensed characters crossover with the Phantom?
What is next after the "7 Kings" storyline?
Will the Phantom be coming to Australia?
As you can tell this podcast is a goldmine of information on the upcoming series and should warm the hearts of all Phantom phans.
If you have missed out on many of these past comics in your collection, you can now buy many back issues from their online shop. We would also suggest going back and listening to past podcasts, articles and interviews with Moonstone creators if you are coming in late to what they created over a decade ago.
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