Sunday, 8 July 2018

70: Ant Wars

Fox Galassi from the fabulous Space Spinner 2000 podcast is my guest to discuss some old school thrill-power as giant, ravenous ants go on the rampage in Ant Wars by Gerry Finley-Day and a host of great artists. Get your copy from the 2000AD online store and join in the fun.

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Sunday, 24 June 2018

69: Slaine - Time Killer

Jules Boyle is my guest to discuss the second volume of Slaine's chronicles, and to tell me how he came to be immortalised in the pages of the prog by Glenn Fabry.

There are some audio issues with this episode for which I apologise, fortunately Jules has plenty of interesting stuff to say about the history of Slaine and his own adventures as a teenage fan of the Galaxys' greatest comic.

Check out Jules' own work on his Big Comic Page, and get your copy of Time Killer from the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, 10 June 2018

68: Sandman - A Game of You

My daughter Jenny is back in the book club to follow Neil Gaiman and Bryan Talbot into the world of the Sandman, and the fifth collected volume, A Game of You, which allows us to pick up on some of the interesting issues about representation in comics that we started in our Halo Jones chat.

You can find the Autostraddle article Jenny references here. And A Game of You is available from all good comic and book shops.

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Sunday, 27 May 2018

67: Otto Sump



I caught up with Rachael Bullmore on free comic book day to chat about a digest collection of Otto Sump stories and to glory in the wonders of Ron Smith's art.

Look out for a Hachette collection hardback which includes all the Sump stories, or check out Case Files 3, 4, 6 and 8 from the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, 13 May 2018

66: Doctor Who and the Iron Legion

Brian Doob from the British Invaders science fiction podcast is my return guest and he's chosen a great collection of Doctor Who stories by Pat Mills, John Wagner, Dave Gibbons and Steve Moore.

The Panini edition is still available through all good bookstores and you can also track down the IDW coloured versions.

Check out Brian's other podcast Hooked on Bond and his essay in the upcoming Children of Time book about the Doctor's companions.

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Sunday, 6 May 2018

65: 2000AD Top Tens

A very short bonus episode to do some housekeeping and to ask you to submit your top ten Judge Dredd stories, and also your top ten non Dredd 2000AD stories to MCBCpodcast@gmail.com so that we can compile our book club list of the best of the best. You are the academy of law and your vote counts!

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Sunday, 29 April 2018

64: Tour of Duty: The Backlash

Santiago Mayaud joins me down the line from Buenos Aires to discuss a huge turning point in the history of Judge Dredd, backed up by some great art from the pick of the current artist droids.

You can find Santi's history of female Judges in Mega-City One here, check out all his work for Zarjaz and Dogbreath, and his new work on Filthy Sleeves Studios.

And get your copy of The Backlash from the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, 15 April 2018

63: Mek Files vol 2

I met up with Julius Howe in a musical London pub to discuss the second volume of the Mek Files and the subject of artwork collecting. The audio quality is not up to my usual standard (apologies) but the discussion is fun.

Check out Julius' Inky Fingers podcast about original comic book artwork, and buy your copy of the Mek Files from the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, 1 April 2018

62: P.J.Maybe

Pete Wells is back, and he's brought a collection of stories about that constant thorn in Dredd's side, P.J.Maybe. There are spoilers along the way as we admire John Wagner's writing and artwork by a host of Tharg's finest droids.

Get your copy at the 2000AD online store, or the Hachette version. And check out Pete's 2000AD covers uncovered blog.

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Sunday, 18 March 2018

61: The Terra-Meks


Journalist, editor, and podcaster Andrew Harrison joins me to discuss everybody's favourite story from the Ro-Busters Disaster Squad, written by Pat Mills and beautifully illustrated by Dave Gibbons. As you will hear it's a tale that has particular significance for my guest, including the ending which we do spoil a bit.

Check out Andrew's Bigmouth podcast and follow him on twitter @nndroid. And get your copy of Ro-Busters: the complete nuts and bolts vol 2 from the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, 4 March 2018

60: Zombo

Mr Spongejoshing himself is back in the book club with the masterpiece that is the first volume of Zombo by Mr Henry Flint and Mr Al Ewing. When we manage to control our giggles we discuss the wonders of the big green death machine himself and we manage to avoid spoilers along the way.

Check out Josh's blogging at Spongejoshing.blogspot.co.uk and buy your copy of Zombo from the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, 18 February 2018

59: Cinnabar

The book club is back in Dublin's fair city as Brian Walsh returns to discuss one of the greatest of Rogue Trooper's adventures, Cinnabar by John Smith, Steve Dillon and Kev Walker.

Check out Brian's artwork on our facebook page and at his site.

And get your copy of Tales of Nu-Earth 4 from the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, 4 February 2018

58: Stainless Steel Rat

It's time for a science fiction classic as Jake Ebeling joins the book club to discuss Harry Harrison's Stainles Steel Rat as brought to the pages of the prog by Kelvin Gosnell and Carlos Ezquerra. We visit all three of Slippery Jim's 2000AD adventures. 

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Sunday, 21 January 2018

57: Gaze into the fist of Dredd!


It's the most famous page in the history of British comics and I spoke to the lucky chap who owns it. We chat about his collection and how he met Brian Bolland and acquired some key pages from him. You can check out Chris's astonishing collection of pages and commissions on his ComicArtFans page.

And of course you can read the Judge Death Lives story in a variety of collections from the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, 14 January 2018

56: Al's Baby Revisited


The voice of Tharg returns as David Bishop makes his third visit to the book club to give his insights into the conception of Al's Baby in the Meg, and the subject of creator owned strips. You can find details of his creative writing course at Edinburgh Napier university, and find all David's books on his Amazon author page.

Al's Baby is still on the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

55: Al's Baby

It's the weirdest pregnancy to ever appear in the pages of the Meg and the Prog as Ben Penfold-Marwick joins me from Oz to discuss a comedy classic from our heroes, John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra.

You can find Ben's musical work on Bandcamp with Celestial Shadows and Flatus

Hurry to the delivery ward on the 2000AD online store to get your bouncing copy of Al's Baby.

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