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X-Band: The Phantom Podcast

Via the modern jungle drums we present the world's ONLY podcast dedicated to the classic adventure comics hero THE PHANTOM! Hosts Jermayn, Stephen & Dan discuss everything from the comics and newspaper strips to the movies, interview creators from around the world, and much much more.If you're passionate about the Ghost Who Walks, this is one podcast you won't want to miss!

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#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.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)


12 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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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.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

1hr 41mins

1 Aug 2016

Rank #2

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Episode #83- The Phantom Unmasked

Dan and Jermayn go back to school in Episode 83, when we talk to one of the world's foremost academic experts on The Phantom, Kevin Patrick, author of the recently released The Phantom Unmasked: America's First Superhero.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.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

1hr 58mins

17 Nov 2017

Rank #3

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Episode #75- The Collection That Does Not Die

In Episode 75 - The Collection That Does Not Die we’re focusing on all things to do with being a Phantom Collector!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!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

2hr 29mins

23 Sep 2017

Rank #4

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#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 visit6m45 - Stevo's Choice10m50 - Billy Zane in Australia17m50 - Sal Velluto prints20m20 - Brazilian products; Ludi22m20 - Pod66 apparel24m55 - Guy Possaint cards27m50 - Newspaper strip creative team, health30m10 - Lightning Strike news33m25 - Hermes Press & JFK35m40 - Phantom in Hungary40m50 - Comics reviews42m10 - Fantomen 2019-2044m05 - Fantomen 2019-2147m15 - Fantomen 2019-22/2349m40 - Fantomen Noir53m05 - Frew #18491hr02m40 - Frew #18501hr22m50 - Frew #18511hr27m25 - Frew Phantom's World #101hr43m25 - Mythos O Fantasma #1 & Cronicas do Fantasma #11hr49m35 - Hermes Press - Sundays Vol 6 1956-1960Enjoy and as always, Happy Phantoming!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

1hr 59mins

3 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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Episode #16 - What's Going On With Hermes?

For Phans living in Australia looking forward to Hermes Press' new PHANTOM series, it's been something of a turbulent time. Joe and Jermayn sit down to talk about just what is going on with this highly anticipated book.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)


2 Nov 2014

Rank #6

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Episode #53- Our interview with Sy Barry

4 Different Time Zones3 Awestruck Phans2 Continents and HemispheresLadies and Gentleman...The one, Sy BarrySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

1hr 43mins

21 Dec 2016

Rank #7

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Episode #27 - An Interview With Jeremy Macpherson, Frew Cover Artist

A lot has been said recently about the improvements Frew have made to the production quality of their comics. One area in particular has been greatly celebrated for its higher quality and this is the covers. Joe, Jermayn and Steven sit down and talk with one of the people directly responsible for this, cover artist Jeremy Mcpherson.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)


17 Aug 2015

Rank #8

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#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!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

1hr 21mins

5 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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Episode #26 - A Mini Frew Special

Yep, it's a brand new episode of X-Band: The Phantom Podcast in which we cover all of the latest Phantom news and, as the title of the episode suggests, talk a lot about Frew Publication!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

1hr 34mins

13 Jul 2015

Rank #10

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Episode #88- Interview with Pete Klaus

Dan and Jermayn speak with one of the foremost authorities on all things Phantom, the co-founder of the Friends of the Phantom, Pete Klaus. Pete has had a number of cameos in Phantom stories and was able to tell many a story about his relationships with Lee Falk, Sy Barry and Ulf Granberg. He is also regarded as the world's premier Phantom collector and possesses more knowledge about the toys than anyone. Enjoy and Happy Phantoming!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

1hr 58mins

19 Jan 2018

Rank #11

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Episode #23 - Moonstone Special, Pt. 1

For eight years American publisher Moonstone Books produced arguable the best Phantom stories to come out of the US. In this two parter Joe and Jermayn discuss all of Moonstone's releases from graphic novels to mini series and of course the on-goings.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!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

1hr 33mins

24 May 2015

Rank #12

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Episode #63- Kid Phantom Reactions

Frew's latest innovation, The Kid Phantom, has been out in stores for about a fortnight now. For those who may not know about it the series follows the adventures of our hero as a boy as he journeys to America for his education. 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!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

1hr 17mins

12 May 2017

Rank #13

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Episode #65- The Phantom by Gaslight

Introducing the creative team behind Frew's newest creation - 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 !Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

1hr 25mins

1 Jun 2017

Rank #14

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#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.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

1hr 30mins

17 Mar 2020

Rank #15

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Episode #87- The Best of 2017

It is X-Band: The Phantom Podcast's annual Year in Review Best of show where Steve, Dan and Jermayn get to share with you their picks for a number of categories. These categories are: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!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

2hr 3mins

7 Jan 2018

Rank #16

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#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).Happy Phantoming!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

1hr 3mins

14 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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Episode #17 - Legenderry

With Dynamite's steampunk adventure wrapped up Joe and Jermany, this time joined by fellow fan Stephen East, discuss the series. Concentrating on the Phantom's issues but also covering the series as a whole, the trio talk about what they liked, what they didn't and what they hope for the future.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)


23 Nov 2014

Rank #18

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Episode #68- The Sydney Experience 2017

For the first time ever, the X-Band Podcast team (well, 2/3 of us anyway) are in the same room together and recording a conversation they have in person!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!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

1hr 11mins

23 Jun 2017

Rank #19

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Episode #70- Sunday Artist Jeff Weigel

In a very special X-Band, the phellas are lucky enough to talk to new 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.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chroniclechamber)

1hr 22mins

10 Jul 2017

Rank #20