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X-Band: The Phantom Podcast

ChronicleChamber.com

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.

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#222B - Reviewing Sydnova 2022
3d ago
#222B - Reviewing Sydnova 2022
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 Jermayn, Dan and our teenager reporter Angus Fraser who attended his first LFMBE dinner. On the Sunday we also gathered a few quick creator audio grabs including Julie Ditrich, Daniel Picciotto, Matt Kyme, Alex Trpcevski and Kieran Jack.Did you attend the event? Would love to hear your thoughts on the weekend. You can contact us via email at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. We also love comments, likes, shares and discussions on our social media so please let us know your thoughts.Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel. Support the show
#222B - Reviewing Sydnova 2022
3d ago
#222B - Reviewing Sydnova 2022
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 Jermayn, Dan and our teenager reporter Angus Fraser who attended his first LFMBE dinner. On the Sunday we also gathered a few quick creator audio grabs including Julie Ditrich, Daniel Picciotto, Matt Kyme, Alex Trpcevski and Kieran Jack.Did you attend the event? Would love to hear your thoughts on the weekend. You can contact us via email at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. We also love comments, likes, shares and discussions on our social media so please let us know your thoughts.Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel. Support the show
#222 - With Rene White Previewing Sydnova 2022
Jun 14 2022
#222 - With Rene White Previewing Sydnova 2022
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 Supanova. FrewThe new products available at the Frew open house are:Pholio #7 including a 13 print set by Australian artists: $75AuA Phantom World Collector Card set: No price givenKey existing products already on the Frew website apart from trading cards, back issues, signature comics plus much are:Limited copies of the Regal TPB which is sold out on the website: $75AuGames by Lyck Phantom card game base set and the extension packsThe Nicola Scott and maybe a reprint of the Chris Wahl door posters: $60AuSupanovaThe event is Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June - you can find out more at their website including how to buy tickets and  the schedule. We will be giving out 20x Chronicle Chamber branded wristbands, ensure you say the keyword to get yours.The following Phantom creators will be attending along with the location of their booth.Camillo Di Pietrantonio (booth 13 in Comic Supa-Stars)Daniel Picciotto (booth 16 in Comic Supa-Stars)Jamie Johnson (booth 6 in Comic Supa-Stars)Alex Trpcevski (booth 132 in Artists Alley)Matt Kyme (booth 10 in Comic Supa-Stars)Julie Ditrich (booth 12 in Comic Supa-Stars)Christopher Sequeira (booth 11 in Comic Supa-Stars)Dean Rankine (booth 4 in Comic Supa-Stars)Kieran Jack (booth 55 in Artists Alley)Expect the artists to have new prints and some will have original art to purchase. Phan Catch UpsThere will be two generic phan catch ups over the weekend open for ALL phans.Friday night catch up at the Mecure Hotel pub in the Sydney CBD from 7pm-ish.Saturday lunch at a restaurant near the convention. We will be meeting at Matt Kyme's booth at 1pm and then heading to the restaurant after. LFMBEC DinnerThe LFMBEC Dinner is an all time phan phavourite. This is the highlight for many a phan of the weekend. The dinner draws phans from around the four corner of Australia and the world including Europe, USA, New Zealand and Japan.This event is NOT open for all. It is by invite only. The guest speaker for the evening is Daniel Picciotto. To learn more about the event we recommend visiting their website LFMBEC.org. Are you attending the event? Make sure you come and say hi if you are!if you would like to contact us, you can via email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel. Support the show
#221 - Online Phundraiser Studio Session
Jun 9 2022
#221 - Online Phundraiser Studio Session
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 Turtles plus much more and have a healthy rival at Supanova and Comic Con conventions with their sketch offs and have agreed to do another with us hosting it with a Phantom theme. This podcast is the recording from the special night. We would suggest you watch this on YouTube and while it is 2.5 hours long, you do not often get to watch not one, or two but three talented artists drawing and talking the Phantom. We want your feedback on what we discuss during the session. You can email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel. Support the show
#220 - May 2022 Comics & News
May 31 2022
#220 - May 2022 Comics & News
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 ReviewFrew #1917: 2 MinutesFrew #1919: 13 MinutesFrew #1917 & #1919: 25 MinutesFrew #1918: 40 MinutesFantomen Comics ReviewFantomen 10-11/2022: 42 Minutes 30 SecondsDaily / Sunday Stories Progress DiscussionSunday 192: "The Ingenues": 47 MinutesSunday 193: "Return of the Temple of the Gods": 50 MinutesDaily 260: "The Phantoms End": 57 MinutesNewsPartnership with Ukraine, Unicef and Chronicle Chamber (link): 1 Hour 6 MinutesLFMBEC June with Supanova (link): 1 Hour 8 MinutesRegal Publishers & the TPB (link): 1 Hour 17 Minutes2021 Fantomen Best Story “Devils Story” (link): 1 Hour 20 Minutes 30 Seconds“When the Phantom Became a Swede" Book by Robert Aman (link): 1 Hour 23 Minutes 30 SecondsBoss Fight Studio’s wave 1.0 and 1.5 hitting Australian fans (Our Review): 1 Hour 26 Minutes 30 SecondsFrew Board game on Pop Cultcha & other websites: 1 Hour 44 MinutesEditions Black & White Mitton hardcover book (link): 1 Hour 47 MinutesLatest on the two new German comic book seriesZauberstern Comics (link): 1 Hour 48 MinutesWick Publications (link): 1 Hour 49 Minutes 30 SecondsFrew to Add Phans into stories (link): 1 Hour 53 MinutesThe Phantom published again in Assam Language (link): 1 Hour 58 MinutesWe want your feedback on a few topics. You can email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. Do you like the new paper stock for Frew? Would you pay extra for it in every comics?Have you brought any phaffle tickets for the Unicef Ukraine fund raisers?Have you received your Boss Fight Studio figurines yet? Have you pre ordered the other items?Are you going to Supanova Sydney or Perth or the LFMBEC dinner?Do you think the Phantom is Swedish?is the Devils Story classic story the best Phantom story?Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel. Support the show
#219 - Regal Publishers & the new "Terror of the Python" TPB
May 23 2022
#219 - Regal Publishers & the new "Terror of the Python" TPB
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 in the 1980's with reprints of the Avon novels, then comics in the 1990's. We touch upon the family generation of Regal which sees the company passing the mantle from father to sons.If you are an Indian comic reader, this is not a podcast to miss. We would love your feedback on the topics we discussed in this podcast. You can email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel. Support the show
#218 - Matt Kyme (Creator and Phan)
May 9 2022
#218 - Matt Kyme (Creator and Phan)
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 characterHow he would get new phans if he ever stepped into the KFS and Frew shoesThe Phantom & the world of digital. Matt's next projectsUnder utilised elements of the PhantomFalkism, modernism and the tricky balancing act in-betweenShould we kill off the 21st Phantom?The Phantom visiting Australia againSilly Phantom tropesShould the Phantom be allowed to have a wine with his wife?Should the Phantom take of his cowl and mask when dressed as a normal man?We want your feedback on the topics we discussed. You can email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel. Support the show
#217 - April 2022 Comics & News
Apr 25 2022
#217 - April 2022 Comics & News
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 runsheet with time stamps for you to listen to parts.Frew Publications Comics ReviewFrew #1914: 3 Minutes"Death in the East End, Part 1: The College Ghost" by Michael Tierres and Georges BessFrew #1915: "Death in the East End, Part 2" by Michael Tierres and Georges BessFrew #1916: "Death in the East End, Part 3: Castle in the Sea" by Michael Tierres and Hans LindahlFantomen Comics ReviewFantomen 8/2022: 34 Minutes"Den översvämmade staden" ("The Flooded City") by Claes Reimerthi and Janusz OrdonFantomen 9/2022: 36 Minutes"Uppgörelsen vid Paradise hotel" ("The Deal at Paradise Hotel") by Claes Reimerthi and Janusz OrdonDownload link for the free English Karl Kämpe comic book Shatki Comics ReviewShatki Comics #3: 38 Minutes 30 Seconds"A Detente with Crime" by Tony DePaul and Paul RyanDaily / Sunday Stories Progress DiscussionSunday 192: "The Ingenues" by Tony DePaul and Jeff Weigel: 43 MinutesDaily 260: "Death in the Himalayas" by Tony DePaul and Mike Manley: 52 Minutes 30 SecondsNewsPartnership with Ukraine, Unicef and Chronicle Chamber (link): 1 Hour 5 Minutes Inkspot with Glenn Lumsden cover and interview (link): 1 Hour 10 Minutes 30 SecondsRIP Aslan Sukur (link): 1 Hour 13 MinutesBoss Fight Studio’s posting Wave 1.0 and Wave 1.5 (link): 1 Hour 16 Minutes 30 SecondsLFMBEC June with Supanova: 1 Hour 21 Minutes 30 SecondsLFMBEC website We want your feedback on a few topics. You can email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. Do you like the new paper stock for Frew? Would you pay extra for it in every comics?Have you brought any phaffle tickets for the Unicef Ukraine fund raisers?Do you want to see more of the 22nd Phantom saga stories?Have you received your Boss Fight Studio figurines yet? Have you pre ordered the other items?Would you like to see Madam X back in another Phantom story?Which guest would you like to see at Supanova Sydney / LFMBEC?Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcas. Support the show (
#216 - Duncan Munro (Phan & Creator)
Apr 12 2022
#216 - Duncan Munro (Phan & Creator)
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 who has added to the lore of the character.Some of the discussions we have during the podcast are:Duncan's history with the characterWhat he collects and what he would NEVER collectFavourite storiesHow he would get new phans if he ever stepped into the KFS and Frew shoesThe Phantom & the world of digital. Can they marry?Colour and increased paper quality with the Frew comicUnder utilised elements of the PhantomFalkism, modernism and the tricky balancing act in-betweenShould we kill off the 21st Phantom?The Phantom visiting Australia againDuncan and his decision to add/correct Falk loreDuncan's right of reply to our reviews of his workYou can email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel. Support the show (
#215 - 2022 Melbourne Supanova
Mar 29 2022
#215 - 2022 Melbourne Supanova
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 has heaps of titles as a writer, radio host and host of the new Phantom never Dies audio documentary. Please note, we do not have video content of this. The above YouTube video is just audio only.Some of the following discussion has been touched in previous podcasts both here and on the Phantom Never Dies podcast but a list of the topics they touch upon are:RacismFavourite storiesYou can learn about Matt Kyme's fav story here in X-Band: The Phantom Podcast Episode #170 About the Phantom Never Dies PodcastWhat they would like to see in a new TV show or movieShould have the Phantom aged in real years and passed the mantle every 30-40 years?Do we kill off the 21st Phantom? The transition in the newspaper storiesOther generational heroesThe Australian Phantom clubYou can email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel. Support the show
#214A - Call out to Support Ukraine
Mar 26 2022
#214A - Call out to Support Ukraine
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 email only (chroniclechamber@gmail.com)All phunds go to Unicef.The process:The artist creates the workThe artist sends a scan of the artwork to CCWe promote the art on our website and socialsSomeone reserves the artThe buyer sends Chronicle Chamber the money via paypal/EFTChronicle Chamber sends the money to Unicef in the buyers nameWe send the receipt to the buyer (can be used for tax deductions)The artist sends the art to the buyerThe purchaser may need to pay extra for the postage. Deal with the buyer and artistIf any artists would like to do another video with us promoting your piece, also contact us.As some phans will know, 2020 we did a bushfire phundraiser book and we all together raised over $25,000. This is NOT a book but just a call out for artists to help support Ukraine.All details, plus images of the donations and any further communications with artists can be found here.You can email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel. Support the show (
#214 - March 2022 Comics & News
Mar 16 2022
#214 - March 2022 Comics & News
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 ReviewFrew #1911: 3 MinutesFrew #1912 & #1913: 9 Minutes 30 SecondsFrew #1912 & #1913: 36 Minutes 30 SecondsGiantsize #20: 41 MinutesFantomen Comics ReviewFantomen 5/2022: 50 MinutesFantomen 6-7/2022: 53 Minutes 30 Seconds91:an 5/2022: 56 Minutes 30 SecondsDaily / Sunday Stories Progress DiscussionSunday 192: "The Ingenues": 1 Hour 1 MinuteVideo instructions on how to say the word Daily 260: "Death in the Himalayas": 1 Hour 12 MinutesNEWSSy Barry NFT Art (link): 1 Hour 22 MinutesThe Phantom Never Dies podcast (link): 1 Hour 29 MinutesFrew Generations Trading Cards (our review): 1 Hour 34 Minutes 30 SecondsBoss Fight Studio’s posting Wave 1.0 and Wave 1.5 (link): 1 Hour 49 MinutesNECA DotE wave 2.0 out (link): 1 Hour 54 MinutesLFMBEC June with Supanova: 1 Hour 55 Minutes 30 Seconds WWE Game with the Phantom Skin (link): 1 Hour 59 MinutesGerman Book on the Phantoms history (link): 2 Hours 5 Minutes David Bishop writing the Phantom back in New Zealand (link): 2 Hours 8 MinutesPaul Mason Kickstarter (link): 2 Hours 10 Minutes We want your feedback on a few topics. You can email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. Would you like to see different themed covers for the Replica Series?Do you like the French language words sprinkled in the Phantom in Paris stories?Would you like all Phantom in Paris stories published together or you like them spread out?Do you like the covers for the two Phantom in Paris issues?You can see more of Turid Aurora Walderhaug and Lily McDonnell's work via:Turid: @walderhaugarts Lily: @mybeautifulmonsters Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel. Support the show (
#213 - Random Phantom Phacts
Mar 3 2022
#213 - Random Phantom Phacts
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 MarabellaOne of the first comic books published had a cover image of Phantom without the skin tight costume which he fast became famous for (just gloves, mask and briefs)Learn about the Brazillian comic here.The Phantom Club in Australia was run out of the space under a two-story Queenslander in Coorparoo.X-Band: The Phantom Podcast: Episode #81 Learn more about the Preservation ProjectName changes from around the World:In the Indian language Bengali:Devil is Bagha Hero is Tufan which means StormThe country Bangalla / Bengali is renamed to Denkali Fantomen in a Swedish newspaper was called DragosMikael will be exploring this in an article for us laterSala is Diana and Diana is Sala (Read the full story at this link)Lee Falk only used the Singh Pirates as a significant villain in one story ever Originally intended to be grey costume, printers decision led to iconic purple (Read the full story at this link)First colonial township ever mentioned in The Phantom was Frasertown, a settlement on the outskirts of the jungle.Third most credited writer is someone most phans have never heard of and likely never read his stories: Peter Mennigen (Read an interview with Peter here)Longest running continuous Phantom comic series is not Frew but rather the Fantomen Swedish Christmas Album series which first published in 1944 and is still publishing them yearly.Lee Falk based the Bandar tribe on the real life African tribe the Ituri  (Learn about Ituri and watch a video here )We would love to hear from you on what you think of the Random Phantom Phacts we discussed in this podcast & we hope you have a great time listening to the podcast. Huge shout out to all those websites and phans who have helped with sources:Deepwoods.org PhantomWiki.org ChronicleChamber.com Mikael LyckAnkit MitraSwaroop ChandIvan Pedersen Ed RhoadesJermayn ParkerDan FraserYou can email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review.Support the show (
#212 - January 2022 Comics
Feb 17 2022
#212 - January 2022 Comics
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 around the world from the past two months. Jermayn Parker, Stephen East and Dan Fraser are joined by Mikael Lyck and Ankit Mitra as we go through all the comics. Some highlights include a passionate plea to Glenn Lumsden to come to a Supanova for some signings and we want to know, did anyone read the replica series that came with the Annual? Please let us know, Jermayn doubts it, someone prove him wrong.We also discuss the difference between the names of DAKK and DARK for the region beyond the Misty Mountains to the east of Bangalla.Yes it is a longer than usual podcast but grab a bite to eat and a cold glass of milk and let's get started.If this podcast is too long for you to listen to, below is a list of topics that was discussed including their time stamps for you to pick and choose. We do recommend listening to the whole podcast though - you can always press pause.Daily / Sunday progressSunday S192: "The Ingenues" (2 Minutes 30 Seconds)Daily D259: "The Chronicle of Old Man Mozz" (14 Minutes) Daily D260: "Death in the Himalayas" (19 Minutes)Frew Publications Frew #1908: (29 Minutes)Frew #1909 (55 Minutes 30 Seconds)Frew #1910 (1 Hour 9 Minutes 30 Seconds)Giantsize #19 (1 Hour 50 Minutes)Frew Graphic novel 2 (1 Hour 56 Minutes)HermesDC Hermes Book Vol 1 (2 Hours 10 Minutes)Fantomen   Fantomen 1/2022 (2 Hours 18 Minutes 30 Seconds)Fantomen 2&3/2022 (2 Hours 23 Minutes 45 Seconds)Fantomen 4/2022 (2 Hours 26 Minutes 30 Seconds)ShaktiShatki Phantom issue #2 (2 Hours 29 Minutes)Regal Phantom issue #19 (2 Hours 38 Minutes 15 Seconds)Phantom issue #20 (2 Hours 41 Minutes)Phantom issue #21 (2 Hours 43 Minutes)We would love to hear from you on what you think of what we discussed in the podcast and we hope you have a great time listening to the podcast. You can email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel. Support the show (
#211 - January 2022 News
Feb 8 2022
#211 - January 2022 News
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 around the world from the past two months. Jermayn Parker, Stephen East and Dan Fraser go through it all and we spend a good 20 minutes talking figurines - 2022 will be the year of Phantom toys!Below is a list of topics that was discussed including their time stamps for you to pick and choose if needed. We do recommend listening to the whole podcast though.Phantom News for JanuaryBoss Fight Studio cartoon style 3 inch figurines (link): 3 MinutesBoss Fight Studio Retro ‘Power Stars’ 5” figurine (link): 12 MinutesRelease Dates for Hero HACKs, 3" and 5" Power Stars Figurines: 14 Minutes 30 SecondsNECA 6” Phantom superhero figurine out now (link): 18 MinutesList of shops to buy your figurines How to Bath your Phantom NECA Figurines Mr Walker Trench Coat and Library Bag for sale (link): 25 Minutes 30 SecondsUnlicensed Phantom Statues by Marco Navas Estudio (link): 31 Minutes 30 SecondsWhat is to come with Fantomen 2022 (link): 34 Minutes 30 SecondsVote for the best Fantomen 2021 story (link): 38 MinutesGo Fund Me Campaign for Wulfric Media's Phantom Treasure (link): 39 MinutesLion Muthu Comics Bringing out a Tamil Phantom TPB (link): 42 Minutes 30 SecondsPaul Mason’s art in Brisbane library, A Masked Marvel Sequel and an Exhibition in Thailand featuring Phantom art (link): 45 Minutes 30 SecondsGames by Lyck Extension Pack Update (link): 53 Minutes 30 SecondsSupanova 2022 Dates (link): 58 MinutesWe would love to hear from you on what you think of what we discussed in the podcast and we hope you have a great time listening to the podcast. You can email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel. Support the show (
#210 - Jeff Parker - 'Kings Watch' Writer
Jan 27 2022
#210 - Jeff Parker - 'Kings Watch' Writer
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 podcast is a must watch / listen. Jeff is very candid in his comments and details why he chose to have an imposter fulfilling the role of the Phantom. He also answers the question that has been on some phans lips since the character Jen was introduced as the missing Walker heir. Was that his idea or someone else's?Jeff also talks about other plots and tid bits which you may find interesting, some of them are:The uncredited co writer to the Flash Gordon "Kings Cross" storyline.What the inspiration was for giant tarantula formed out of drowned apes.The un named Phantom imposter who took over the role was at one time going to be wearing a Skull Mark on his face by the previous Phantom.The relationship between Lothar and the Phantom and how he became an obvious replacement.How Jeff got the gig for Dynamite Entertainment and then how that morphed into a modern version of the 1980's classic TV show.Why Sydney, Australia faces perhaps the most dangerous beast/alien in the comic.Why its important to mess with fans slightly.When Jeff released that the Phantom was going to die.What was Jeffs vision for the missing Phantom if Jen was not shoehorned into the role.To get in touch with Jeff Parker, you can follow him on twitter @JeffParker or his website www.JeffParkerWrites.com What did you think of this podcast? You can email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel. Support the show (
#209 - Our Best of 2021 (& Frew Best Of Results)
Jan 13 2022
#209 - Our Best of 2021 (& Frew Best Of Results)
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 2021 and we go over the results including drawing the winners which are:Frew Crew Badges:Dale MaccantiMichelle ForresterChronicle Chamber Pack:WadeChad KymeZac SavageYou can read a detailed break down of the results here.If you would like to just listen to specific opinions on what we think was best of 2021 from around the world, you can use the below timeline:Best non-Frew / Fantomen / Indian Cover: 13 Minutes 30 SecondsBest Frew Cover: 17 Minutes 30 SecondsBest Fantomen Cover: 29 Minutes 30 SecondsBest Indian Cover: 39 MinutesBest Writer: 44 MinutesBest Story Artist: 51 Minutes 30 SecondsOverall Best Story published by Frew: 58 MinutesOverall Fantomen Best Story: 1 Hour 16 MinutesBest Fantomen Issue: 1 Hour 18 MinutesOverall Best Indian Story Published: 1 Hour 19 MinutesBest Indian Issue: 1 Hour 19 Minutes 30 SecondsBest Frew Issue: 1 Hour 20 Minutes 30 SecondsPrize Draw: 1 Hour 38 MinutesBest Merchandise in 2021: 1 Hour 40 MinutesBest Chronicle Chamber Moment: 1 Hour 53 MinutesOverall reflection on 2021 & looking forward to 2022: 1 Hour 59 MinutesWhat did you think of 2021? If you think there is a cover, artist, writer or story you think we missed, you can email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. We love your opinion, so please leave it.Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel. Support the show (
#208 - New Years Resolution - Read Some Back Issues
Jan 2 2022
#208 - New Years Resolution - Read Some Back Issues
To wrap up our festive season we have created a New Years Resolution that we all can get around and ensure we follow through. Forget eating healthy, saving your money or doing more exercise - let us all take some time out and read a Phantom back issue.Mikael Lyck, Duncan Munro and Ankit Mitra join regulars Jermayn Parker, Dan Fraser and Stephen East in reviewing (one or two) stories that are worth digging out and having a re read. Some of the stories have been reprinted regularly and within the last 5 years but many have been out of print for 10 or 20 years.The stories we have reviewed are:"The Hanta Witch" by Lee Falk and Sy BarryFrew #1746 (2016)Fantomen 22-23/2021Fantasma #282 (1979)Diamond Comics #73 "The Founding of the Jungle Patrol" by Lee Falk and Sy BarryFrew #1653 (2013)Fantomen 13/2021Fantasma #284 (1979)Diamond Comics #73 "The Ghost Pirates" by Norman Worker and Jaime VallvéFrew #765 (1983)Fantomen 1/2020Fantasma #367 (1986)"The Devil's Brotherhood, Part 1-3" by Idi Kharelli and Hans LindahlFrew #867A (1986)Fantomen Krönika 2/2002L'Uomo Mascherato #4 (2009)"The Avenger" by Janne Lundström and Jaime VallvéFrew #883 (1987)Fantomen Krönika Band 1 (1999)"Red as Blood - White as Snow" by Lennart Moberg, Felmang, and Germano FerriFrew #1607 (2011)Fantomen 22/1992"The Phantom vs Singh 2050" by Claes Reimerthi and Hans LindahlFrew #1276 (2000)Fantomen 21/2000"Guns, Part 1-2" by Mark Verheiden and Luke McDonnellDC #1 & #2 (1989)Hermes The Complete Series: The Complete DC Comics Volume One (2021)Fantasma #1-#2 (1989)What did you think of the stories? Have you read all of them? If you have another story you think phans and us should read, add a photo in the comments section or on social media. You can email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. Support the show (
#207 - Merry Phantoming
Dec 20 2021
#207 - Merry Phantoming
For our Merry Phantoming (Christmas) X-Band: The Phantom Podcast we decided to have some phun. We created a quiz to celebrate the festive season. The quiz was open for a live participation with phans from around the world and then afterwards open for all. All together we had over 100 phans have a go.The top five:Indian 30,477Seuj 28,464Mase 25,934Marcus 24,579Callum 22,748A huge thank you to all who participated plus Mikael Lyck, Marcus and Seuj Abir who joined us and participated. Seuj and Indian are both young teenager phans from India and we hope they stick around and are part of the next generation of long term phans. The list of questions are:What is Ray Moore's middle name?In which story is Bangalla first shown to be in Africa?In what year did Mike Manley begin working on the daily strip?What are the start & end dates for Sy Barry's time on the Phantom daily strip?What date was the first Phantom strip published?In what year did Tony DePaul solely take the reigns on the Newspaper strip?What was the title of Paul Ryan's first Phantom Newspaper Story?The Baronkhan Sedition is Mike Manley's first Phantom story - True or False?What is the date of the First Frew issue?Which was the first Frew issue to be published in portait rather than landscape?How many times did Ralph Gohs win Best Cover for Fantomen ?Who was the writer of the 1000th Team Fantomen story?What year was Frew issue #1000 published?What do the letters in Frew stand for?Who was the 12th editor of Fantomen?Which USA publisher published the most Phantom comics?Which of the Big 2 Comic Publishers published a standalone Phantom comic first?What was the first Frew issue published by The Frew Crew?When did chroniclechamber.com launch?What episode did the current line up of Dan, Jermayn & Steve host their first podcast together?Who was Joe's first guest on the Podcast?Where was the first X-Band theme from?Who signed off with Happy Phantoming first?Who designed the current Chronicle Chamber logo?What is the P3?Which Phantom creator has appeared on the most episodes of the X-Band Podcast?In which episode did we first interview Sy Barry?What number episode was the December 2021 Comics & NewsIn what year was the First Mallon Diary published?What is the first known Phantom jam cover?In the 1996 movie, what is the name of the Palmer family's butler?What is the name of the 1980s cartoon which featured The Phantom?Which company recently released a Jungle Patrol Hat and Beanie?Who composed the score for the 1996 Phantom movie?What is the name of the shape-shifting fractal biot from the 2040 series?What is the name of The Phantom's alias in the 1943 Movie serial?"Things are hotting up" is attributed to which Phamous Phantom Phan?What is the longest running Sunday Story?What did you think of the questions? Did you enjoy the quiz. Please let us know, you can email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.Support the show (
#206 - Phan Phavourite Frew 2021
Dec 14 2021
#206 - Phan Phavourite Frew 2021
This podcast is just shy of 16 minutes - maybe our shortest EVER!Jermayn Parker, Dan Fraser and Stephen East talk about some of their favourite Frew issues, covers and stories and then hand over to Frew creator Matt Kyme as he gives us his top three issues and stories for the year. To vote for your favourite Frew cover, issue and story for the year follow the link below:CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITEWe would love to hear from you on what you think of what we discussed in the podcast and do not forget to vote away. You can email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel. Support the show (
#205 - December 2021 Comics and News
Dec 9 2021
#205 - December 2021 Comics and News
Another bumper (and long) X-Band: The Phantom Podcast as we look back at the comics and Phantom related news that have come out in November and December 2021. Mikael Lyck, Ankit Mitra review comics from Sweden and India and are joined by regulars Jermayn Parker, Stephen East and Dan Fraser.If two hours is too long for you, below is a list of topics that was discussed including their time stamps for you to pick and choose. We do recommend listening to the whole podcast though.Frew Publications Comics ReviewsFrew #1905: (2 Minutes 30 Seconds)Frew #1906: (16 Minutes)Frew #1907: (28 Minutes 30 Seconds)"The Riddle of the Grey Malkin pt 6-8" (40 Minutes)Frew stuff to discussPrice rise (52 Minutes)Social media manager (58 Minutes 30 Seconds)What next as backups for Frew stories? (1 Hour 4 Minutes)Fantomen Comics ReviewsFantomen 24/2021: (1 Hour 11 Minutes 30 Seconds)Fantomen 25 & 26/2021: (1 Hour 15 Minutes)Fantomen 2022 Christmas Album: (1 Hour 18 Minutes 30 Seconds)Shakti ComicsShatki Phantom issue #1: (1 Hour 21 Minutes 30 Seconds)Daily / Sunday progressSunday S192: "The Ingenues" (1 Hour 37 Minutes)Daily D259: "The Chronicle of Old Man Mozz" (1 Hour 39 Minutes)X-Band: The Phantom Podcast #200: Tony DePaul, Jeff Weigel and Mike Manley joined us with patreons and there are lots of comments and discussions about these newspaper past and future stories.Phantom News for November & DecemberTeam Fantomen 1000 stories: (1 Hour 48 Minutes)Norwegian cassette Successful crowdfund (link): (1 Hour 54 Minutes 30 Seconds) Sal Velluto & Eugenio Print Set (link): (1 Hour 56 Minutes) Iron Studios Figurines (link): (1 Hour 57 Minutes)KFS Christmas Decorations (link): (2 Hours 1 Minute 30 Seconds) Upcoming podcasts over Christmas/New YearsBest of Frew with poll Merry Phantoming (Quiz with prizes) 17th December2021 ReviewSpecial Phantom themed New Years ResolutionInterviews to come in JanuaryAnnouncement of a special project we are working on We would love to hear from you on what you think of what we discussed in the podcast and we hope you have a great time listening to the podcast.  You can email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram. Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel. Support the show (