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November 10, 2019

For those who came in late

In the daily story "The Mysterious Ambassador" (Frew #1101 - 1995 & Fantomen 6/1996) Bengali was reformed into a republic, the people wanted Lamanda Luaga as their president but General Bababu tried to take the power. The Phantom however stopped Bababu. Ever since then Luaga has been the president. At least according to the Daily and Sunday strips. But there is another side to that coin which is Team...

February 11, 2019

One of the world's most iconic comic book covers is Batman: The Killing Joke (right) which features the Joker holding up a camera in front of his eye in a classic ‘Smile!’ pose. What some may not know is that artist Brian Bolland drew the image based on a photographic reference of himself posing for the cover. Other famous mainstream artists like Jim Lee and Alex Ross also use photographic references for their work.

This i...

September 5, 2018

Have you listened to Episode 97 of X-Band: The Phantom Podcast - the Ulf Granberg interview? If so, no doubt you have learnt a lot and may also have been intrigued by his comments when we asked about Lee Falk's opinions about Semic* stories.

While of course Lee Falk's work provides the core of The Phantom canon, there are many disputes as to what else can be regarded as 'true' Phantom Lore. Scandinavian authors published storie...

April 6, 2018

Many Phantom phans share a common thread when it comes to the time they were introduced to the Ghost Who Walks - their first comics came via a Phantom showbag at their local show. So what on earth happened to these?? 

Scrolling through my twitter feed over a lazy Easter weekend, I was pulled up short by the following tweet:

With a few notable exceptions (@Phantom_Comic@_GhostWhoWalks and of course our own @Chronicle_Tweet) it'...

March 16, 2018

In his Message from the Publisher in Frew #1806, publisher Dudley Hogarth relayed some fascinating information about the 'new' cover artist featured on that issue. However, space constraints prevented him from telling the full fascinating story of Jonny Nordlund, so Andreas Erikkson has kindly allowed us to share the tale with you here.

Frew readers with a keen eye may have taken a look at issue #1806 and thought that a new cov...

February 23, 2018

Howard Gesbeck recently posted this fascinating history lesson to our PhantomCollector Facebook group. With his permission, we repost it here.

Friends of the Phantom was an American fan club for the Phantom. Ed Rhoades, one of the founders of the group, was also the Editor of the FOTP Newsletter. The newsletter was published from February of 1993 until the Spring of 2004. There were 24 issues. 

The first issue contained 4 pages,...

August 30, 2017

As we (I) have mentioned many times here on ChronicleChamber,  the Phantom 2040 video game is an absolute cracker on both the Sega Mega Drive/ Genesis and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System*. And while everyone can agree on this point, the one complaint that seems to come up again and again is how hard it is to achieve the game's elusive "good" ending.

Well, worry not fellow phans! We have put TeamCC's the hardest of core...

August 23, 2017

In 1980 Norman Worker and Kari Leppanen began a trilogy of stories featuring the First Phantom that began with a tale of the origins of the "Phantom" name and ended with one of the greatest battles in military history - the Siege of Malta.

Encompassing The Treasure from Rhoads (Fantomen 6/1980, Frew #1734), Duel in Venice (Fantomen 9/1986, Frew #937 & 1741) and The Battle on Malta (Fantomen 10/1986, Frew #938, 1125 &...

May 7, 2017

Today we would've probably all seen the sad news that Terry Beatty has drawn his last Sunday strip, ending a five-year reign with the character we have an unhealthy addiction to: The Phantom, the Ghost Who Walks and the Guardian of the Eastern Dark.

The Sunday page in newspapers today (below) is his final contribution to the strip.

You can read Terry's official statement on his Facebook page, and with his permission we have repo...

January 7, 2017

With 2017 officially here it is the perfect time to look back at the year that was. 2016 was another big year for not only we here at ChronicleChamber but also the Phantom himself. Join us as we look back at the biggest stories of last year.

80th Anniversary:

February 17, 2016 saw Lee Falk's hero turn 80 years young. Still enjoying any level of popularity after 80 years is an achievement for any fictional character but The Phant...

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