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X-Band: Phantom Podcast #277 - March 2024 Comics & News Review

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

In this podcast we review comics from Australia and India plus dissect Phantom related news from Europe, India, Australia, South America and USA. 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 #1966: 7 Minutes

    • "The King of Beggars" by Per G. Hvidsten and Carlos Cruz

  • Frew #1967: 16 Minutes

    • "Scarlet Sapphire" by Stephen Mooney and Robert Carey

    • Phantom by Gaslight: Of Man and Beast pt2” by Andrew Constant and Jason Paulos

Indian Phantom Comics:

  • Shakti #12: 34 Minutes

    • "The Presidents" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

  • Regal #35: 47 Minutes & 30 Seconds

    • "The Epidemic" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

    • "Tiger, Tiger" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

    • "Captain Amazon - Pirate Queen" by Lee Falk and Sy Barry

German Phantom Comics:

  • Special comparison video of the colour remaster from Wick 6 to the original Phantom Spezial #37 (1981): 1 Hour, 1 Minute & 30 Seconds

Daily / Sunday Newspaper Stories Progress

  • Daily 265: "The Chain": 1 Hour, 3 Minutes & 30 Seconds

  • Sunday 194: "The Commander Will See You Now": 1 Hour & 9 Minutes

Phantom News From Around the World

  • Regal and Frew with potential offensive material disclaimers: 1 Hour, 18 Minutes & 30 Seconds

  • Fantomen 8/2024 features Uppsala to Coincide with a Convention (link): 1 Hour & 21 Minutes

  • Brazil writer to write a Lee Falk biography (link): 1 Hour, 23 Minutes & 30 Seconds

  • New Mythos WIlson McCoy hardcover collection (link): 1 Hour & 25 Minutes

  • Zauberstern to publish Defenders of the Earth stories (link): 1 hour, 26 Minutes & 30 Seconds

  • Rumours of a new Defenders of the Earth comic book series: 1 hour & 27 Minutes

  • New Indian TShirt range: 1 Hour & 29 Minutes

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

    • Melbourne Supanova: Ken Steacy, Alex Trpcevski, Dean Rankine, Jason Franks, Maria Lewis, Lauren Marshall, Lily McDonnell and Jamie Johnson

    • Gold Coast Supanova: Ken Steacy, Alex Trpcevski, Maria Lewis, and Dean Rankine

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:

  • What do you think of the Lightning Strike logo on the front cover of Frew 1967?

  • Where do you think the Daily Chain newspaper story is heading?

  • Did you know the golden falcon from Malta was based on a movie?

  • Do you think Phantom comics need the potential offensive material disclaimers?

  • Would you like to see a new Defenders of the Earth comic series?

  • Are you going to any comic conventions in 2024?

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