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

February 7, 2024 88 mins

Jermayn Parker, Stephen East and Dan Fraser sit down and discuss the 2024 Frew Annual which consists of 8 stories, featuring 6 Sunday newspapers, 1 from Team Fantomen, 1 story from Moonstone featuring 5 chapters and of course the replica of Frew issue #34.

Now is the time to subscribe to our YouTube Channel, website and or our social media platforms in Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. Make sure you leave a comment, review and sub...

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Jermayn Parker, Stephen East and Dan Fraser sit down and discuss the latest Phantom comics and news from not one but two mammoth months. This includes everything Phantom related from around the world including products, comics, creator changes and much more. 

Normally we try and review everything once a month but December 2023 was busy. So please sit down, grab a milk (or wine if your a post modern phan) and watch / listen to us as ...

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January 15, 2024 113 mins

We try and review 2023 in two hours. We go over the tale of the tape, highlighting every comic and merchandise released around the world in 2023 and then go over our favs. We have regular contributors joining us in Ankit, Christian , Seuj, Mikael, Duncan and Christopher and giving their input as well.

We also go over the Frew best cover, best issue and best story as voted by you, the phans. Towards the end of the podcast we draw the...

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To celebrate the new Moonstone comic book series featuring both the Phantom and Mandrake we catch up with Mike Bullock the writer from the old and new series.

What is confirmed and discussed by Mike Bullock is the following:

  • The initial comic series will be like the past KGB Noir series with The Phantom and another character
  • There will be three stories released in 15 installments guarantying at least 15 comics and 150 p...
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To celebrate the new year, we have resolutions on what to do differently. Instead of trying to lose weight or eat healthy, this is a resolution all can get behind. Join us with our resolution to read more back issue Phantom comics! This year the team reviews some Moonstone comics which are worth digging out.

This year Dan Fraser, Duncan Munro, and Jermayn Parker review the following stories and comics:

  • "Five Days o...
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December 19, 2023 83 mins

During the podcast we discuss and dissect the new Phantom video game trailer plus much more. We ask about NYCC 2023, his dealings with King Features plus rattle of some key future dates including the announcement of Ashley Nicholls and Matt Kyme attending Supanova events in 2024 in Melbourne and Sydney.

If this video game excites you, this podcast is must watching and or listening. You do not want to miss out!

Some of the key dates t...

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A huge thank you to all who contributed to this podcast in Rebecca McDuff and Duncan Munro for their time recording and reviewing the exhibition. To Bradley and Joyful Peach, Terry Krahe, Chris Hill, Amanda Bacchi and Paul Mason for their videoing and photos we used throughout the podcast.

Because of what they did, it has allowed those who did not attend the ability to enjoy this PHantastic exhibition.

To find out more about the even...

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December 4, 2023 144 mins

Jermayn, Stephen and Dan sit down and discuss the comics news from November 2023 from around the world including products, exhibitions and more. We are joined by Mikael Lyck, Seuj Abir and Christian Moeller who all review the latest comics from Sweden, India and Germany. All together we review 15 comics and 25 Phantom stories. No wonder it takes us nearly 2.5 hours to do it.

We also sneak peak some exciting news that you will hear f...

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Presenting our recorded studio session with not one, or two but three highly talented artists in Sy Barry, Lou Manna and Jeremy MacPherson. This event was held on Saturday 4 November 2023 (New York time) with a dozen phans interacting with the three artists and asking various questions while they watched them draw.

The bonus was that everyone who brought a ticket went into the draw to win one of the three pieces.

All funds from the t...

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No your eyes do not deceive you - It is a shorter podcast than most.

Jermayn Parker and Dan Fraser join to quickly discuss the news about Moonstone publishing new Phantom comics from the first half of 2024. You can read our initial report here.

Like you, we have questions, heaps of questions. So we go over our own questions plus recap what we do know.

We go over our initial responses plus why this is important news. We disc...

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October 18, 2023 103 mins

We sit down and discuss the comics news from September and October 2023 from around the world including products, exhibitions and much more. 

We also sneak peak some exciting news that you will hear first on our platform. Now is the time to subscribe to our YouTube Channel, website and or our social media platforms in Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram

Below is a timeline of what we discussed:

Frew (Australia) Phantom Comics:

  • Fre...
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Jermayn Parker and Dan Fraser are joined by two guests as we look at one of the unsung heroes of Frew Publications in Peter Champan. The two guests who join us are Jeremy MachPerson and Daniel Best two budding detectives in realm of Australian comics. In this podcast you will learn all about Peter Chapman.

Did you also know that he created over 400 comics and created artwork from the late 1940's all the way until  the...

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Jermayn Parker and Dan Fraser are joined by Kevin Patrick as they go over the 75 years of Frew. It is a fascinating chat and we guarantee that you will learn something new!

Kevin Patrick is a great researcher and he has dug up a lot of information for us like stories about Ron Forsyth, Lawford Richardson, Jack Eisen and Peter Watson the original creators of Frew

We learn about one important person who to most has been forgotten abo...

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September 6, 2023 93 mins

Jermayn Parker and Dan Fraser do their best (& fail) to review this 180 page full colour Frew special comic inside an hour. They go down various rabbit holes and get caught up loving this comic which we both label is a hands down winner of the best Frew comic of the year and likely all time.

They discuss the overall package of the comic with the paper quality, the cover, the historic article written by Kevin Patrick and each sto...

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August 29, 2023 110 mins

We sit down and discuss the comics news from August 2023 from around the world. Mikael Lyck, Christian Moeller and Seuj Abir review comics from Sweden, Germany and India. Stick around and let us have some phun as we discuss Phantom news and comics from five different countries (Australia, Sweden, USA, Chili and India).

If your one of the phans who can only listen to some parts of the podcast, below is a timeline of what we...

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August 14, 2023 75 mins

Our special guest may be our most educated and most professional guest ever. Duncan Munro and Jermayn Parker do their best to try and contain this larger than life Phantom personality.

He is a practicing clinician with over 30 years experience, combined with ongoing service through several significant Federal and State medical policy roles providing outcomes to improve the well being of Australians. Was the Chairperson for the Inter...

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August 2, 2023 155 mins

We sit down and discuss the comics news from July from seven different countries. If your one of the phans who can only listen to some parts of the podcast, below is a timeline.

Frew Comics:

  • Frew #1947: 1 Minute 30 Seconds
  • Frew #1948: 30 Minutes
  • Frew #1949: 45 Minutes 30 Seconds

Fantomen Comics:

  • Fantomen 13/2023: 54 Minutes
  • Fantomen 14-15/2023: 57 Minutes

Mustanaamio Comics:

  • Karpaattien vampyyri  1 Hour 1 Minute & ...
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July 17, 2023 115 mins

We are getting excited about the confirmation on the official KFS Phantom page that a new TV series is in development. Obviously with the very small notice given we don’t know much at all, but that’s not going to stop us speculating wildly!

For big news like this, we’ve got Chronicle Chamber members from all over the world to share in the excitement with Mikael Lyck, Ankit Mitra and Duncan Munro joining Dan Fraser and Jermayn Parker...

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Did you go to Sydnova 2023? If not, we have you covered. 

Included in this podcast we have a recording of the Supanova Phantom panel with Alex Trpcevski, Lauren Marshall and Matt Kyme plus Alex Trpcevski's LFMBEC speech. Jermayn Parker also gives his review of the weekend as he discusses the phan catch ups, the LFMBEC dinner, the Frew booth and Supanova in general.

The two recordings were recorded on a phone and in a n...

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The  extended team Seuj Abir and Mikael Lyck join Jermayn Parker, Dan Fraser and Stephen East as they go through the comics from May (and June). We review 14 Phantom comics in total - 5x from Frew Australia and 3x from Fantomen Sweden, 1x from Mustanaamio and 2x each from Regal and Shakti which are published in India. It is a huge 33 Phantom stories in total.

As you can understand, this is why we split episode #253 and #254 into two...

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