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X-Band: Phantom Podcast #276 - February & March 2024 Comics & News Review

Jermayn Parker, Stephen East and Dan Fraser sit down and discuss the latest Phantom comics and news from February and March 2024. This includes everything Phantom related from around the world including products, comics, publishers, creator changes and much more.

So please sit down, grab a milk (or wine if your a post modern phan) and watch / listen to us as we review and discuss the latest from a Phantom perspective for the past two months.

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 #1963: 2 Minutes

    • "The False Jean Lafitte" by Claes Reimerthi and Anthony Spay

    • "Bad Blood in Bangalla, Part 2: The Hanta Track!" by Shane Foley

  • Frew #1964: 19 Minutes

    • "The Wrestling Tourney" by Lee Falk and Wilson McCoy

    • "Ragon's Game" by Lee Falk and Wilson McCoy

    • "The Lady from Nowhere" by Lee Falk and Wilson McCoy

  • Frew #1965: 22 Minutes

    • "Press Service" by unknown Fratelli Spada creator and Senio Pratesi

    • "Bad Blood in Bangalla, Part 3: Witch's Way" by Shane Foley

  • Giant Size #28: 36 Minutes

    • "The Assassination of the Phantom" by unknown Fratelli Spada creator, and Angelo Todaro

Fantomen (Sweden) Phantom Comics:

  • Fantomen 4/2024: 47 Minutes 30 Seconds

    • "Ondskans sändebud" ("The Message") by Norman Worker and Kari Leppänen

    • "Försvunnen i det östra mörkret" ("Return of the Eastern Dark - Shameful Trade") by Duncan Munro and Daniel Picciotto

  • Fantomen 5/2024: 49 Minutes 30 Seconds

    • "Brutna beten" ("Broken Bait") by David Bishop, Anthony Spay and Brian Atkins

  • Fantomen 6-7/2024: 51 Minutes 30 Seconds

    • "Vägs ände" ("Phantom's End") by Tony DePaul, Mike Manley, and Scott Cohn

    • "Kidnapparna" ("The Kidnappers") by Lee Falk, Elizabeth Falk, George Olesen, and Fred Fredericks

German Phantom Comics:

  • Zauberstern #1154 Minutes 30 Seconds

    • "Händler des Todes, Teil 1" ("Guns, Part 1") by Mark Verheiden and Luke McDonnell

    • "Händler des Todes, Teil 2" ("Guns, Part 2") by Mark Verheiden and Luke McDonnell

    • "Die Weisheit des Alters" ("The Jungle Gang") by Tony DePaul and Paul Ryan

    • "Einstein Junior" ("The College Kid") by Tony DePaul and Paul Ryan

Daily / Sunday Newspaper Stories Progress

Phantom News From Around the World

  • Mike Manley and the Daily strip: 1 Hour 14 Minutes & 30 Seconds

  • Redesigned Comics Kingdom website (link): 1 Hour 18 Minutes

  • Future of Frew: 1 Hour 26 Minutes

  • Vote for Fantomen best 2023 cover (link): 1 Hour 38 Minutes & 30 Seconds

  • Jose Delbo Passes (link): 1 Hour 40 Minutes

  • Dolmen Editorial holding a poll for Phantom Merchandise (link): 1 Hour 41 Minutes

  • Norwegian Mad Magazine artist with art exhibition including Phantom themed covers for sale (link): 1 Hour 42 Minutes

  • Pre order for the Hermes Colouring In Book (link): 1 Hour 43 Minutes & 30 Seconds

  • Australian comic convention dates (link): 1 Hour 45 Minutes & 30 Seconds

    • Sydney Supanova: Matt Kyme, Alex Tripp, Jamie Johnson and Ash Nicholls

    • Melbourne Comic Con: Grange, Matt Kyme and Ash Nicholls

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:

  • Are you enjoying the Fratelli Spada stories?

  • Are you a phan of the Lee Falk story titled "The Chain"?

  • What is your views on the new art by Bret Blevins? What about the theory from Team CC, that we will evolve and grow to like any style? Do you subscribe to that?

  • Can you handle your Phantom Lore being changed or modified?

  • Are you going to Sydney Supanova in 2024?

The Phantom community is amazing and we are asking for help. If you can help in the following areas, please contact us:

  • If you're from Greece, France, Hungry and or Brazil and you would like to review the comics that come from your country for Chronicle Chamber, please contact us.

  • Are there any Phantom phans who understand the copyright law? Please get in touch with us.

  • Does anyone have a copy of the A&E Biography episode of the Phantom? We would love a copy for the Phantom Preservation Project.

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