Rank #1: #137: Defenders of the Earth Read Along: The Sun Stealers
"Defenders of the Earth" and their children battle to stop the evil Ming the Merciless from stealing energy from Earth's Sun.
Read-Along Book and Tape from Golden Storybook (1987) featuring Flash Gordon, Mandrake, Lothar and the Phantom, along with their children, as they do battle with Ming the Merciless. Based on the Defenders of the Earth animated series.
Jan 12 2020
Rank #2: Episode #44- July 2016 News and Comics
In this episode Jermayn leads Dan and Steve as they discuss the latest Phantom news, including: Egmont's "Empty Throne" story, the passing of Frew artist Peter Chapman, Sal Velutto's fundraiser, The Frew-Phan Fare-Phantom's Vault connection, Frew comics in colour, Colouring in books, Frew Crew badges, the 80th anniversary, a Mandrake Movie, Dublin Comic Con, Bradford Exchange and Indian T-shirts! Phew, That's quite a bit to get through so brew yourself a nice cuppa, get comfy in your Phavourite Skull throne and catch up with all the news that is news.
Aug 01 2016
Rank #3: Episode #83- The Phantom Unmasked
In a wide-ranging discussion, the phellas discuss the cultural phenomenon that is The Phantom, the spread of the character and comic strip around the world, and discuss reasons for his popularity (or otherwise) in Australia, India, Sweden and the USA.
Kevin also provides some fascinating insights into the history of King Features Syndicate and the business that is The Phantom.
Nov 17 2017
Rank #4: Episode #75- The Collection That Does Not Die
Modest accumulators Steve and Dan are joined by two of Australia's foremost Phantom collectors, ChronicleChamber's own Jermayn Parker and returning guest Jon Cookson.
In a wide-ranging and comprehensive discussion, the gents discuss their own approaches to collecting, as well as others they have heard of. We explain why and how we collect, how we buy the items in our collection, how we store them, and what we plan on doing with them long term - including after we die!
So whether you're a completist, an investor, an art lover, a slabber or a simple gatherer, there's something here for you!
Sep 23 2017
Rank #5: #131 - Comics & News October 2019
ChronicleChamber discusses all the latest Phantom news from around the world, including detailed reviews of recent releases from Frew, Egmont, Mythos and Hermes Press.
2m45 - Steve's Lightning Strike visit
6m45 - Stevo's Choice
10m50 - Billy Zane in Australia
17m50 - Sal Velluto prints
20m20 - Brazilian products; Ludi
22m20 - Pod66 apparel
24m55 - Guy Possaint cards
27m50 - Newspaper strip creative team, health
30m10 - Lightning Strike news
33m25 - Hermes Press & JFK
35m40 - Phantom in Hungary
40m50 - Comics reviews
42m10 - Fantomen 2019-20
44m05 - Fantomen 2019-21
47m15 - Fantomen 2019-22/23
49m40 - Fantomen Noir
53m05 - Frew #1849
1hr02m40 - Frew #1850
1hr22m50 - Frew #1851
1hr27m25 - Frew Phantom's World #10
1hr43m25 - Mythos O Fantasma #1 & Cronicas do Fantasma #1
1hr49m35 - Hermes Press - Sundays Vol 6 1956-1960
Enjoy and as always, Happy Phantoming!
Nov 03 2019
Rank #6: Episode #16 - What's Going On With Hermes?
Nov 02 2014
Rank #8: Episode #27 - An Interview With Jeremy Macpherson, Frew Cover Artist
Aug 17 2015
Rank #9: #142: Chat with Graham Nolan
A huge honour to chat with Graham Nolan who is a modern day legend in the comics field with credits at both DC and Marvel and is mostly known for his Batman work including the co-creation of Bane, the villain in the world of Batman.
As you will find out in the following podcast, there is much more to Graham Nolan that his Batman work including a legacy of the Phantom phandom passed on by his mother at a young age.
Graham's Phantom work includes the Sunday newspaper strip adventures, writing Phantom stories for the newspaper strip and Egmont, covers for Moonstone, Hermes & Fantomen and of course the Frew Gallery Trading Series 1 and 2.
We also touch upon two great subjects regarding his retirement from the Sunday newspaper stories and two panels that caused some angst among certain phans.
You will enjoy gaining an insight into this modern day comics legend!
Feb 05 2020
Rank #10: Episode #26 - A Mini Frew Special
Jul 13 2015
Rank #11: Episode #88- Interview with Pete Klaus
Jan 19 2018
Rank #12: Episode #23 - Moonstone Special, Pt. 1
If you're at all a phan of Moonstone's Phantom books or haven't yet experienced them this is an episode you won't want to miss! This is one we've been planning for a while so we hope you enjoy it!
May 24 2015
Rank #13: Episode #63- Kid Phantom Reactions
The team at Chronicle Chamber have been able to collect a number of 'reactions' from phans around the world and have put them all together in this podcast. So sit back and enjoy as X-Band opens the airwaves for the phans to review, The Kid Phantom!
May 12 2017
Rank #14: Episode #65- The Phantom by Gaslight
On the X-Band this week, Jermayn and Dan welcome author Christopher Sequeira and artist Jason Paulos into the wonderful world of Phantom phandom.
The boys quiz the creative team about their professional histories, the Gaslight genre, and how the Phantom fits into that world. We also find out a little about their creative processes, their philosophical approach, and the reasoning behind some of their creative decisions.
Most excitingly, Christopher and Jason share some important details about the series: How many chapters are there? What is the deal with episode #0? Which characters might we expect to appear?
With no spoilers but heaps of teasers, we know you will enjoy this prequel to Frew's Supanova special, issue #1785, the launch of Phantom by Gaslight !
Jun 01 2017
Rank #15: #147: Mike Bullock - Writer for Moonstone
Moonstone has a very important part to play in Phantom history with the small publisher printing the most Phantom books from USA. One of the men responsible for this rich history with our hero is Mike Bullock. He wrote 50 Phantom stories through out this time and as you will discover listening to the podcast, he had many more Phantom stories already penned and ready until they lost the license.
We talk to Mike about that ill fated take over from Dynamite Entertainment and the conversation he had with senior editor Joe Gentile when they received the news.
Other discussions we had was about the amazing artists he worked with, the bad guys he introduced and how they were all pitted against the Phantom. The story behind the "Invisible Children" saga and much much more.
There is no video for this podcast but do not let that stop you listening to one of the most insightful podcasts you will listen to for a long time.
Mar 17 2020
Rank #16: Episode #87- The Best of 2017
Best Cover (Frew/ Non-Frew), Best Writer, Best Artist, Best Issue (Frew/ Non-Frew), Best Story, Best Merchandise, Best Addition to the Collection, Best ChronicleChamber moment. During all of this the phellas reflect on the year that was while looking forward to the one that is to come. Happy Phantoming!
Jan 07 2018
Rank #17: #130: What would you ...?
They're the classic debates you'll hear wherever phans gather to discuss their favourite Phantom stories, characters, comics and collectibles. Do you prefer colour or black & white? Who's your favourite publisher? Who's your favourite artist?
To spice up the conversation it's a Sophie’s Choice: we pose a Phantom question with only two answers. Once you've made your selection, the other is lost to you forever!
We hope you enjoy the debates and leave you to ponder the questions.... What would you choose and why?
We also wrap up #130 with a shoutout to our newest Patreons and a reminder of the latest additions to the Phantom Preservation Project (P3).
Oct 14 2019
Rank #18: Episode #17 - Legenderry
Nov 23 2014
Rank #19: Episode #68- The Sydney Experience 2017
Jermayn and Dan share their Sydney Experience with you, touching on everything from finding each other at the airport and socialising on the Phriday night, through to Supanova Saturday and the Lee Falk Memorial Bengali Explorer's Club Dinner.
We hear from a few special guests, including Kid Phantom artist Dr Paul Mason and Frew publisher Dudley Hogarth, and get a feel for the Phantom phun that is the Phantom Mecca Pilgrimage Sydney weekend!
Jun 23 2017
Rank #20: Episode #70- Sunday Artist Jeff Weigel
Jeff takes the opportunity to introduce himself to phans, filling us in on his history and background as an artist, as well as his history with the Ghost Who Walks.
We find out a little about how Jeff has been re-acquainting himself with Phantom Country, and the support he's been receiving from outgoing author Tony DePaul. Jeff also tells us what he knows about the change of writer.
There are also some fascinating insights into the process of creating art for a modern Phantom artist, as Jeff takes us through the pros and cons of digital versus traditional drawing.
Jul 10 2017