Sunday, 25 September 2022

202: Terror Behind the Bamboo Curtain

Matthew Ellis joins me in a somewhat noisy London box room to discuss an obscure comic from the first 12 issues of Battle Picture Weekly. We get to talk about early plot reveals, the differences between boys' and girls' comics from the 1970s, handling problematic racial stereotypes, and other difficulties with collecting comics from this period. Note: I did what I could with the background noise on this episode but there are a lot of sirens in London!

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Music used in this episode is Circuit Breaker by the artist Robodub.


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Sunday, 11 September 2022

201: Childhood's End

Space Spinner 2000 takes us to Mars as Conrad Leiden returns with the further adventures of Judge Anderson from Psi Division. Spoiler alert early on for a big character reveal in this story.

This episode was recorded before the sad passing of Alan Grant, stay tuned for a book club tribute to Alan later in the year.

Tune in to Space Spinner 2000 and the Big Meg One wherever you get your podcasts. You can find the Childhood's End story in Psi Files volume 2

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Sunday, 4 September 2022

200: Case Files 5

The book club celebrates 200 episodes and invites Brett Summers back to answer a question we posed in episode 13, is Case Files volume 5 the best Judge Dredd book to hand to a new reader? Check out Brett's blogging and podcast at CultFaction.com and Apple podcasts.

Buy your copy of Case Files 5 from your local comic or book shop, or from the 2000AD webstore.

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Sunday, 28 August 2022

199: Drawn Under the Influence 2

Tony Esmond from the Never Iron Anything podcast joins me to discuss a new small press anthology comic that grew out of the Awesome Comics Podcast community, and is raising money for cancer research UK.

Get your copy from https://duicomic.bigcartel.com/ and if you are interested in submitting a pitch for next year's issue 3 then email duicomic3@gmail.com

And get Tony's comics, including the highly recommended Hidden Figures, from Tribute Press.

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Sunday, 14 August 2022

198: Luther Arkwright

Sheridan Kelly joins me at London's Cartoon museum to discuss Bryan Talbot's Adventures of Luther Arkwright, and a wide variety of releases since the 1970s. The Talbot exhibition continues at the museum until October 2022. Thank you to Emma Stirling-Middleton and Steve Marchant at the Cartoon museum for their help with this episode.

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Sunday, 7 August 2022

197: Thistlebone 2

I met up with Damian Lubanski in an echoey London dungeon to discuss Thistlebone book 2, the art of Simon Davis, and the subject of folk horror in film, television, and comics.
Note: this book and episode refer to the subject of child abuse. Listener discretion advised.

Get your copy of Thistlebone 2 from Bookshop.org

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Sunday, 31 July 2022

196: Bullet

Andrew Stringer joins the book club to introduce me to the DC Thomson comic Bullet and the exploits of its lead character, Fireball. Seek out the Warlord and Battle Fans groups on Facebook, and follow the Fireball page for more great 1970s comics discussion.

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