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Presenting the world's ONLY podcast dedicated to the classic adventuring comics hero THE PHANTOM! Hosts Joe and Jermayn discusses everything from the comics and 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!

X-Band: The Phantom Podcast ChronicleChamber.com

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Presenting the world's ONLY podcast dedicated to the classic adventuring comics hero THE PHANTOM! Hosts Joe and Jermayn discusses everything from the comics and 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!

    #187 - April 2021 Comics & News

    #187 - April 2021 Comics & News

    We are back to a shorter comics and news podcast this month. Due to timing there isn't a Regal Publishers comic to review but Mikael Lyck is joined by regulars Dan Fraser and Jermayn Parker in reviewing the latest comics and news from Australia Sweden and around the world. Latest ComicsFrew 1889 & 1890: 3 Minutes, 30 SecondsFrew 1891: 19 MinutesFantomen 8/2021: 29 Minutes, 30 SecondsFantomen 9/2021: 32 Minutes, 30 Seconds Latest NewsNew Fantomen Editor Team Member (link): 35 MinutesBest Fantomen Story Results for 2020 (link): 35 Minutes, 30 SecondsShipping Update for the Card Game (link): 35 Minutes, 40 SecondsReflections on the 2021 85th Anniversary Mallon Diary (link): 44 MinutesThe LFMBEC Dinner & Sydney Mecca Weekend (link): 49 MinutesHint of a new Frew Product Coming Out Soon: 53 Minutes, 30 SecondsNew Fantomen writer (link): 59 Minutes, 30 SecondsNew French Publisher (link): 1 Hour, 3 MinutesFantomen Softcover Album for 2021 (link): 1 Hour, 6 Minutes & 30 Seconds We want to know from our listeners if you want us to review the newspaper stories as they finish in the newspaper or when they are published in a Frew and or Fantomen comic. If you have ever wanted to do your own Chronicle Chamber reviews we are looking for any French / Canadian fans who have a copy and can review the latest Editions Dante TPB as well as anyone who can review the PNG Shields and Mallon Diary. We are also still on the look out for a Brazilian fan who can review all the new Mythos Phantom comics. Please email us at chroniclechamber@gmail.com if you are interested. Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel.  We would love to hear from you on what you think of this podcast episode and our reviews and opinions. You can email us at chroniclechamebr@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles: Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #186 - Moonstone & Team Fantomen Writer Ben Raab

    #186 - Moonstone & Team Fantomen Writer Ben Raab

    We are joined by past Phantom Team Fantomen & Moonstone writer, Ben Raab who wrote 23 Phantom stories over a decade between 1999 and 2009. Some of his stories include the popular "The Spear of Destiny" saga, "The Hero", "The Invisible Phantom" which won Norwegian best story in 2001, the first team we see Kit and Heloise as the joint 22nd Phantom in "The First Assignment" for Team Fantomen.  After Egmont he wrote several classic stories for Moonstone including the first two graphic novels "The Ghost Killer" and "The Singh Web" which was his adaption of the 1996 movie along with classic stories exploring the mythos of the Phantom in "Curse of the Phantom", "The Aviatrix" and "Legacy". Eager phans may know that Ben Raab has been making waves in Hollywood since with writing credits for "Warehouse 13", "Flash", "Arrow" and currently "Legacies". So obviously we end the podcast talking about how he would write a Phantom TV show series.  One of the questions we ask is could the Phantom exist being a hero in Africa in a TV show with a possible white saviour label being used against him? Ben also tells us how he would write a Phantom TV show. As always the video will show slides, art examples and props as we discuss the Phantom. The audio only version is attached if you prefer that method. Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel.  We would love to hear from you on what you think of this podcast episode and want to know your answers to our questions. You can email us at chroniclechamebr@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles: Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

    • 1 hr 36 min
    #185B - March 2021 News

    #185B - March 2021 News

    It may be only be a month since our last comics and news podcast but with 11 comics out around the world, Claes Reimerthi retiring, board and card games, wall banners plus much more news to discuss the podcast originally went for 3 hours so we decided to split it into two podcasts.  Hopefully it makes the podcast more palatable and enjoyable. This is episode 185B and where we focus on all the Phantom news from the last 5-6 weeks. There is a lot.  In X-Band: The Phantom Podcast Episode 185A Mikael Lyck our Swedish correspondent went into detail why Claes Reimerthi decision to retire is a big deal. We agree and pick off from there. Latest NewsClaes Reimerthi Retiring (link): 1 Minute 30 SecondsFantomen Editor Easter Eggs (link): 9 MinutesCard Game Arrived (Review link): 12 MinutesBoard Game Update (Review link): 24 Minutes 30 Seconds2021 Mallon Diary (Preview link): 41 MinutesNECA DotE Figurines (Where you can buy them): 48 Minutes 30 SecondsBoss Fight Studio Figurines (Where you can buy them): 55 Minutes 30 SecondsIkon Collectibles Wall Banner (link): 1 Hour, 1 MinuteSerbian Comic with Phantom on cover (link): 1 Hour, 6 MinutePNG Shields Coffee Table Book (link): 1 Hour, 7 Minutes 30 SecondsSydney Comic Con (link): 1 Hour, 10 Minutes 30 SecondsLFMBEC 2021 Dinner confirmed: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes 30 SecondsSupport Phantomwiki (link): 1 Hour, 20 Minutes 30 Seconds If you want an extra motivation to listen, we have included a key word for a prize. Full instructions and the key word in the podcast. Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel.  We would love to hear from you on what you think of this podcast episode and our reviews and opinions. You can email us at chroniclechamebr@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles: Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

    • 1 hr 26 min
    #185A - March 2021 Comics

    #185A - March 2021 Comics

    It may be only be a month since our last comics and news podcast but with 11 comics out around the world, Claes Remierthi retiring, board and card games, wall banners plus much more news to discuss the podcast originally went for 3 hours so we decided to split it into two podcasts.  Hopefully it makes the podcast more palatable and enjoyable. We will release Episode 185B News in a weeks time. Comic Reviews Frew PublicationsFrew 1886, 1887 & 1888 (Vulture Saga): 4 MinutesRevenge of the Vultures (Frew 1888): 24 MinutesThe Phantom in Vietnam (Frew 1886 & 1887): 30 MinutesFrew TPB 4: 40 Minutes Regal ComicsRegal #7: 1 Hour, 9 MinutesRegal #8: 1 Hour, 9 MinutesRegal #9: 1 Hour, 19 MinutesRegal #10: 1 Hour, 19 Minutes FantomenFantomen 5/2020: 1 Hour, 27 Minutes & 30 SecondsFantomen 6-7/2020: 1 Hour, 29 Minutes & 30 Seconds Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel.  We would love to hear from you on what you think of this podcast episode and our reviews and opinions. You can email us at chroniclechamebr@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles: Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

    • 1 hr 35 min
    #184 - Past Sunday Artist, Terry Beatty

    #184 - Past Sunday Artist, Terry Beatty

    We are joined by past Phantom Sunday artist, Terry Beatty who drew the Phantom in the KFS Sunday newspaper strip between the dates of January 29, 2012 and the last one on May 7, 2017. He drew 9 complete stories and 2 part stories including gems like "Mandrake's Bon Voyage", "Death Stalks the 5th Phantom" and "The Shadows of Rune Noble".  Terry is part of the exclusive club that both drew The Phantom and Batman, only the third credited artist to draw both the Phantom and Mandrake in a newspaper story and the last artist to draw the Phantom after legendary artist Fred Fredericks retired. This is a phun episode as we go through Terry's career including his Australian trip as a guest of the Australian chapter of the LFMBEC. As always the video will show slides, art examples and props as we discuss the Phantom. The audio only version is attached if you prefer that method. Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel.  We would love to hear from you on what you think of this podcast episode and want to know your answers to our questions. You can email us at chroniclechamebr@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles: Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

    • 1 hr 35 min
    #183 - Frew Crew 5 Year Retrospect

    #183 - Frew Crew 5 Year Retrospect

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY FREW CREW!!!  Tuesday 23 February we celebrated 5 years of the Frew Crew releasing their first comic and we discussed what they have done throughout the years. Plus we will try and play Nostradamus on what we think they will do in the future. Tale of the tape After Jim Shepherd's death in April 2013, Judith and their son Stephen stepped in and kept the title alive. Stephen introduced a number of initiatives, such as the Frew website, purchased a license for the posters and brought in the infamous Replica Series. Stephen also started the process of improving the covers. In 2014 Dudley Hogarth came in to replace Stephen. Then in December 2015 Judith signed off and after almost two months of no Frew comics, Frew issue 1745  was released on 23 February 2016. It has been often described, particularly by members of Chronical chamber, as a Frew-naissance ever since. The Frew Crew are:Glenn Ford: Co-Director Rene White: Co-DirectorDudley Hogarth: PublisherSha Hua: Production CoordinatorFrank Schultz: Production Manager Issues per Year Frew released are:2016: 282017: 362018: 422019: 382020: 34 Key milestones of each year 2016 Colour (1748), first of heaps of Spada comics (1753), kiwi covers, 80th anniversary (1763), christmas album colour/theme (1772), Signature Series, Supanova stall and accompanying Supanova jam cover  (1755) and posters Pholio series, Frew Crew badges 2017 Kid Phantom, Phantom’s World stand alone, Gaslight, Giant Size, first TPB, first themed annual (1774), Triptych cover (1792-4) and then poster, Phantom Universe cards and folder, Phile cards and folder (1775), sketch cover 2018 Frew 70th (1820), sequel/prequel stories to classics (Sin 1813) and Frew 70th, TPB 2, Kid Phantom Kollection 2019 War annual (1830), 1850 (Matt Kyme), 1852 (colour daily and BZ on cover), Frew trading cards, Jam story printed (1855), first graphic novel, Frew games boardgame kickstarter, Phantom Adventures Collection and door poster 2020 Kid Phantom & PW cancelled, TPB #3 out, Comixology 2021 (so far) Frew Games boardgame released, TPB #4 out,  We then asked a heap of questions:What has been the THREE best things they have doneWhat has been the THREE worst things they have doneIf Frew Crew were to end tomorrow, what would be their lasting legacy?Which has been your top THREE moments with Frew?What’s been your favourite Frew product?What’s been your favourite Frew comic/tpb?Looking into the future. What is the next step for Frew?If you were to join Frew, what would you do?What's your Best Frew year? Make sure you stay with us and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel.  We would love to hear from you on what you think of this podcast episode and want to know your answers to our questions. You can email us at chroniclechamebr@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles: Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

    • 1 hr 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Jeff Cope ,

For those who came in late...

I was thrilled to find this podcast devoted to The Phantom. Very entertaining and informative.

Phantom Family ,

X-Band is like an old friend

As a lad in the 1960’s and 70’s I’d listen to my Grandfather reading the Phantom strip to me and it felt like he and I were on the adventures as well. Life catches up with you and things fade a bit. Having children now that I can share the Phantom stories with has brought him back into my life. We listen to this podcast together and of course read the old strips and comics together thanks for a really brilliant show !

Knotfist ,

X-Band Rocks The Deep Woods!

If you are a Phantom Phan this is a must to have! These guys do a killer job at showing their love and passion for this iconic hero. GOOD MARK ALL THE WAY!

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