X-Band: The Phantom Podcast

X-Band: The Phantom Podcast

Via the modern jungle drums Chronicle Chamber present the world's FIRST AND BEST podcast dedicated to the classic adventure comics hero, THE PHANTOM! If you're passionate about the Ghost Who Walks, this is one podcast you won't want to miss out on!Regular Hosts Jermayn, Stephen & Dan discuss everything in the Phantoms world from all the latest comics and news. We also regular interview Phantom creators and phans from around the world.

Episodes

August 10, 2022 116 min

Stephen East and Jermayn Parker join together talking all the latest Phantom comics and news from around the world. Joined by Mikael Lyck and Christian Moller who review the Fantomen comics and the latest comics from Germany. 

For those who cannot listen to the whole podcast, below is a runsheet with time stamps for you to listen to parts that may interest you.

Frew Publications Comics Review

  • Frew #1922: 3 Minutes 30 Seconds
  • Frew #1923...
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    While this may be our third podcast with Sy Barry, he is a legend who has been in the industry for decades and has countless stories to share. This time is no different as we are also joined by his son David Barry who shares with us stories growing up as the son of a legend. This is a phun podcast you can watch or listen to.

    We do not want to give away everything we talk about but some of the subjects we discussed are:

  • His career wit...
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    July 11, 2022 88 min

    Stephen East and Jermayn Parker join forces to chat with Pidde Andersson who is a Swede writing stories for the Australian Frew magazine. He is also currently the most prolific story writer for Frew.

    We discuss many interesting topics including how he got the job, the joys he received seeing his own stories intended for the English audience find its way to be published by the Fantomen magazine. His career plus interesting tropes on ...

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    June 29, 2022 128 min

    Dan Fraser and Jermayn Parker join together talking all the latest Phantom comics and news from around the world. Joined by Mikael Lyck who reviews the latest Fantomen comics.

    Along with the latest Frew comics we pitch an idea of a new comic series along with a creator team we would like to see take the series. We would love to hear your opinion of the pitch.

    Maybe the key to a short comics and news podcast is Stephen to limit the le...

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    June 22, 2022 61 min

    Jermayn Parker, Dan Fraser from Chronicle Chamber and many other Phantom phans converged to Sydney the past weekend (17, 18 & 19 June 2022). Here is a wrap up of the weekend which included a wrap up of their visit to Frew Publications, Supanova Sydney, the LFMBEC dinner and various phan catch ups.

    With permission we have also included a touching speech from LFMBEC guest Daniel Picciotto. The podcast also includes thoughts from J...

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    Jermayn Parker is joined by Frew Publications co owner Rene White as they go over Sydnova 2022 featuring the Frew open house, Supanova and the LFMBEC Dinner.

    We go over the new and existing products Frew will be selling plus what you will see if you attend the open house event. Please note, bookings need to be made by contacting Rene at his email - rene@rcwhite.com.au. 

    We also list all the Phantom creators who will be attending ...

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    Three young bucks, artists Jamie Johnson, Daniel Picciotto and Camillo Di Pietrantonio banded together in an 'online studio session' to raise funds for Unicef. This came on the back of several other artists who have done similar phundraising. You can learn about the phundraiser (fundraiser) campaign Chronicle Chamber have been involved with on X-Band: The Phantom Podcast #214A.

    All three artists have credits for Frew, Ninja ...

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    June 1, 2022 121 min

    The three are together talking all the latest Phantom comics and news from around the world. Joined by Mikael Lyck who reviews the latest Fantomen comics.

    For those who cannot listen to the whole podcast, below is a runsheet with time stamps for you to listen to parts.

    Frew Publications Comics Review

  • Frew #1917: 2 Minutes
  • Frew #1919: 13 Minutes
  • Frew #1917 & #1919: 25 Minutes
  • Frew #1918: 40 Minutes
  • Fantomen Comics Review

  • Fantomen 10-11/...
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    Jermayn Parker is joined by Ankit Mitra as they talk to Pratheesh from Regal Publishers, the Indian publisher bringing back the Phantom with great success. We end the podcast talking and exploring the ground breaking "Terror of the Python" TPB featuring 250+ pages of the collected stories of the battle between Chatu and the Phantom and his family.

    We learn that Regal Publishers actually first published the Phantom back i...

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    Dan Fraser and Jermayn Parker continues the series of having a good chat with phans who also wear the hat as a creator. We tackle all the hard questions including should the Phantom be allowed a wine with his wife or how to make new phans, do we kill of the 21st Phantom and much more. Grab a beer or milk and let us have some PHUN!

    Some of the discussions we have during the podcast are:

  • Matt's history with the character
  • How he woul...
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    April 25, 2022 91 min

    The three amigo's are together talking all the latest Phantom comics and news from around the world. Joined by Mikael Lyck and Ankit Mitra who review the latest Fantomen and Shatki comics.

    We chat paper quality, covers, figurines, historical stories, the ongoing 22nd Phantom saga, what Tony DePaul means by his next Daily newspaper story title plus so much more. 

    For those who cannot listen to the whole podcast, below is a runshee...

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    April 13, 2022 86 min

    Jermayn Parker tackles Duncan Munro on his own and together they get up to some mischief and phun talking everything Phantom. It is a fast paced chat as they talk and dissect all the big Phantom topics ranging from colour comics, paper quality, killing off the 21st Phantom, the digital realm and the age old Falkimsm v Modernism.

    Duncan Munro is one of the few Phantom people who balance the act of a life time phan but also a creator ...

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    March 30, 2022 48 min

    A huge shout out to Sean Bassett who was our reporter for the day down at the 2022 Melbourne Supanova on the weekend of March 5 and 6. Sean records his thoughts of the weekend plus records the Phantom panel featuring Matt Kyme and Marie Lewis.

    Matt Kyme is a comics writer and artist for Frew Publications plus has heaps of his own self published titles. Matt has also been a regular on our own X-Band: The Phantom Podcast.

    Marie Lewis h...

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    March 26, 2022 22 min

    A video call with Sal Velluto who together with Chronicle Chamber calls out phellow Phantom artists to support Ukraine through some donations of their work to sell to phans.

    Full details can be found on this website.

    Artists, if you want to participate, please contact us to discuss the donation. We will also be in touch with artists. We will post artwork as it comes up. To reserve the art, it will be first in best dressed. Reserve by...

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    March 16, 2022 137 min

    The three amigo's are back together talking all the latest Phantom comics & news from around the world. Joined by Mikael Lyck who reviews the latest Fantomen comics & even the 91:an issue featuring another tribute to Claes Reimerthi. 

    Below is a run sheet with a time stamp:

    Frew Publications Comics Review

  • Frew #1911: 3 Minutes
  • Frew #1912 & #1913: 9 Minutes 30 Seconds
  • Frew #1912 & #1913: 36 Minutes 30 Seconds
  • Giantsize...
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    March 4, 2022 82 min

    Who loves a good random phact? 

    Jermayn Parker and Dan Fraser got over 10 random phacts from around the world. We reckon not one phan will know all 10 & everyone will learn something as you listen or watch this podcast.

    Here are the random Phantom phacts we highlight during the podcast.

  • Multiple wives marrying the same Phantom.  
  • Pura married the 3rd, 4th and 11th Phantom 
  • 1st and 2nd married Marabella
  • One of the first comic books pu...
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    February 18, 2022 168 min

    As we mentioned in our X-Band: The Phantom Podcast #211, due to the festive season, COVID, family sickness and work, we have fallen behind in our comics and news monthly podcasts. With 12 comics from four continents and 34 stories plus the latest Sunday and Daily stories plus a bumper last two months of news from around the world, we decided to split our comics and news into two separate podcasts. 

    Now we get into the comics from ar...

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    February 9, 2022 64 min

    Due to the festive season, COVID, family sickness and work, we have fallen behind in our comics and news monthly podcasts. Our last one December and with 12 comics from four continents and 34 stories plus the latest Sunday and Daily stories plus a bumper last two months of news from around the world, we decided to split our comics and news into two separate podcasts. 

    First up is a good hour discussing all the latest news from aroun...

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    The boys Jermayn Parker, Dan Fraser and Stephen East join together to interview Jeff Parker the writer of the popular Dynamite Entertainment "Kings Watch" series.

    Jeff also returned to write the Flash Gordon "Kings Cross" series which ended the series of Dynamite Entertainment exploring the King Features characters they had licensed. 

    If you enjoyed the "Kings Watch" series (or even hated what they did), this ...

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    In a bumper 2 hour podcast Jermayn Parker, Dan Fraser and Stephen East go over their favourites for 2021 from around the world. Mikael Lyck and Ankit Mitra also give us their favourites. 

    We cover every country, every publisher and every comic. 10 countries, 100+ comics and 20+ new stories is a lot and even through a pandemic, 2021 has been a good Phantom year.

    In December we started the competition for the best of Frew of 20...

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