X-Band: The Phantom Podcast

#261 - Happy Frewnersary! Looking At 75 Years of Frew

September 20, 2023 ChronicleChamber.com
X-Band: The Phantom Podcast
#261 - Happy Frewnersary! Looking At 75 Years of Frew
Show Notes

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 about is Sylvia Eisen and we explore her importance to Frew history and the family connections between her and Yaffa Syndicate. The significance of this connection continues all through out until the 1980's including how they were key in helping the Team Fantomen stories become apart of the Frew publishing schedule.

Another great story you will learn about is how Frew Publications almost lost the license in the late 1980's and how it took a last minute stand to ensure they continued the comic. Kevin also was able to dig up some sales figures for issue #1, from the 1950's, 1970's and the 2010's.

We would love your own answers on these hot seat questions we asked towards the end of the podcast:

  • Best thing Frew has ever done?
  • What is their biggest impact / legacy?
  • What is next for Frew?
  • Where will Frew be in 5 years time?
  • What do Frew need to do to continue publishing the Phantom?
  • How do they reach the next generation of phans?

You can email us your answers at chroniclechamber@gmail.com or chat with us via our social media profiles with your feedback at Facebook, Twitter and or Instagram

Coming up in a later podcast we also chat with Jeremy MacPherson and Daniel Best about Frew cover and story artist Peter Chapman. Make sure you stay tuned with us so you do not miss out on that and do not forget to subscribe and leave a review on our podcast and or our YouTube Channel

Please note: On the video when Kevin Patrick talks, there is a place holder image instead of motion of him. Rest assured we have added heaps of imagery so you will find it worth the effort watching on YouTube. 

You can purchase the Phantom Unmasked book by Kevin Patrick at the IOWA Press Bookstore.

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