X-Band: The Phantom Podcast

X-Band: The Phantom Podcast

Presenting the world's ONLY podcast dedicated to the classic adventuring comics hero THE PHANTOM! Hosts Jermayn, Stephen & Dan discusses everything from the comics and newspaper strips to the movies, tv shows, creators and much more! If you're passionate about the Ghost Who Walks, this is one podcast you won't want to miss!... Show More

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August 16, 2019 225 min

In this episode we are excited to be joined by the one and only Alex Saviuk.Alex is an accomplished and experienced Phantom artist, and in fact boasts the extraordinary achievement of having worked for the greatest variety of The Phantom publishers of any artist in history! His Phantom credits (both covers and stories) include: Marvel, Egmont, Moonstone, Lightning Strike Comics, Frew, Hermes Press, and even the King Features' syndi... Read more

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The team of Chronicle Chamber chat with Sal Velluto, an American Italian artist who we have admired ever since his work first graced a Fantomen / Frew comic. One thing we where surprised at was he has only been doing Phantom comics, covers and images for 12 years, yet he feels like an elder statesmen who has been at it for years.We learn all about Sal, from growing up in Italy and reading Spada Fratteli comics to working on comics ... Read more

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Our determination to keep the conversation under two hours this month was thwarted by a few huge recent announcements in the world of the Phantom!With Billy Zane hitting Australian shores in a few short months, two new exciting collections of Phantom merch, and a raft of reading to get through there's a lot to discuss in the world of the Phantom at the moment!Of course, our ever-reliable Scandinavian correspondent Mikael Lyck also ... Read more

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In the second of our two-part summary of the 2019 Sydney Supanova/LFMBEC adventure, this podcast features a number of short recordings from the weekend of 21-23 July 2019, as well as Jermayn and Dan reflecting on their experiences.It's both longer and shorter than we expected. What does that mean? Only Old Man Mozz would know.Happy Phantoming!

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In the first of two podcasts recorded over the weekend of 21-23 July 2019, we bring you the Speeches of Supanova.These were the more formal presentations from the weekend, with panels at the Supanova pop culture convention and speeches at the Lee Falk Memorial Bengalla Explorer's Club (LFMBEC) dinner.It's another longer compilation podcast, so back due to popular demand we have timestamps for you!So whether you couldn't make it and... Read more

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The ChronicleChamber team are getting ready for our annual Phantom pilgrimage to Sydney, for the Supanova event, the Frew Booth and of course, the wonderful Lee Falk Memorial Bengali Explorers Club Dinner. To help get you in the mood, we chatted with six different Phantom creators from around Australia and the special guest in Jeff Weigel. We learn a lot including an amazing exclusive and what to expect from the Frew booth.&nb... Read more

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There might only be three Frew and two Egmont comic books for us to review since our last Comics and News podcast, but it does not mean it will be a short podcast :)We received a phone call during the podcast by none other than Shane Foley the creator behind the Frew's version of the team up between their characters in The Phantom, Sir Falcon, Catman and The Shadow. Shane gives us a great in depth look at the series and what will h... Read more

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Chronicle Chamber goes back to the 1960's and 1970's with an interesting discussion with Team Fantomen writer Magnus Knuttsson. He may be a bit of an unknown too many Phantom phans but when you discuss Rhodia / Rodia, females in the Jungle Patrol and the Team Fantomen group who write us stories that are read around the world, Magnus is the father of all of these important elements.Listen as we go into depth on his stories from the ... Read more

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There might only be four Frew and three Egmont comic books for us to review since our last Comics and News podcast, but there's also a surprising amount of news for us to talk about!Perhaps the biggest Phantom event of the last few years leads the discussion as the phellas reflect on the successful Treasures of Drakon Kickstarter campaign.We also chat about: our Don Newton competition, Mythos in Brazil, what we know about Supanova ... Read more

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Jermayn flies solo as he talks to New Zealand born David Bishop who grew up on Phantom comics in the doctors surgery as a child and then was reconnected with our hero as he started writing Phantom comics for Team Fantomen.Listen as there is a fabulous in depth conversation of his Phantom stories including the classic ongoing saga of the female pirate called Kate Sommerset and her adventures with not one, but three different Phantom... Read more

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In the latest X Band podcast Jermayn & Dan have the privilege to chat with Swedish Fantomen editor Mikael Sol.It is a great conversation as we learn about Mikael the person and Mikael the person behind the Phantom / Fantomen in Sweden. Mikael Sol is the editor of the magazine and team leader of Team Fantomen which gives us the perfect opportunity to ask Mikael many questions about the Swedish magazine. Some of the question... Read more

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Alex and Dale join Dan who is flying solo to give us an in depth look at the current kickstarter campaign and if you are not yet pledged, why not?If you are interested go to https://tinyurl.com/ThePhantomBoardGameTo find out more go to https://www.chroniclechamber.com/single-post/2019/03/28/The-Phantom-Board-Game-has-been-KickstartedTo watch the game go to https://youtu.be/n-MpSz-aJUUCampaign topics we touch upon are:EU friendly po... Read more

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Even though sometimes it genuinely felt like the universe was trying to stop us recording this podcast, it is that time again. Today, ChronicleChamber looks back over the comics and news that have emerged over the last month or so.The big news this month is of course the Kickstarter campaign for The Phantom: Treasures of Drakon boardgame that we are so excited about. Unfortunately, the Kickstarter was launched a week after we recor... Read more

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The ChronicleChamber team is excited about the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for "The Phantom: Treasures of Drakon" board game!Check out www.chroniclechamber.com for all details.

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March 11, 2019 140 min

In a very special X-Band: The Phantom Podcast, the ChronicleChamber team are once again privileged to be joined by living legend Sy Barry. As any self-respecting phan knows, Sy Barry drew The Phantom Daily and Sunday newspaper strips for 33 years from 1961 to 1994. It's been two years since we last spoke to the great man for a podcast, back in December 2016, episode #53.Sy is as vibrant and generous with his time as ever. We e... Read more

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In this episode we are honoured to be joined by one of the most distinctive Phantom cover artists going around - Douglas KlaubaDoug is renowned for his covers for Moonstone comic books in the mid-late 2000s, as well as the artwrk that has featured on so many Bradford Exchange products and now most recently, on a future Lightning Strike Comics issue.In a wide-ranging interview that starts with a video tour of his studio (keep an eye... Read more

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Dan and Jermayn review the latest offerings from Frew (1828-1831) which includes the 2018 Christmas Special, the Rex Special and the 2019 Annual, The Phantom At War. Mikael also chips in with reviews of the first 2 Fantomen issues of the year. Once again a good 2 hours full of Phantom phun.Happy Phantoming!

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February 1, 2019 97 min

Who have been the most influential people in the history of The Phantom?It's a huge cast of characters to draw from: there's an 83-year continuity in the newspapers alone, as well as countless other comic creators, promoters, editors and phans contributing over the decades.In this podcast, ChronicleChamber takes on the daunting prospect of identifying and ranking the most important and influential individuals in Phantom history.Whi... Read more

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January 17, 2019 100 min

It's that time of year again, when Jermayn, Dan and Steve sit down and put forward what they think were the best Phantom things in 2018.  We run through stories, covers, art, writers, merchandise and issues from Australia and the world. We also announce the people's choice awards for best cover and best story. Happy Phantoming!

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January 10, 2019 56 min

In 108 episodes of X-Band: The Phantom Podcast, only once have we actually traveled overseas to interview a guest - and this is it!Parisian Ohm Roy is a phan with a focus on collecting original Phantom art, predominantly from pre-1970, and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the acquiring and preserving of Phantom history.It really is fascinating to hear how phans from around the world have come to know and love our favourite... Read more

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