Sunday, 20 June 2021

158: The Thirteenth Floor vol 2

Peter Adamson from the Where Eagles Dare podcast is back to continue our exploration of The Thirteenth Floor by Wagner, Grant & Ortiz. There are dark horrors to be found in Max's virtual nightmares.

Go to the Lawless covention website to see Peter and Phillip Vaughan's interview with Pat Mills and Ian Kennedy.

And head to the 2000AD store for your copy of the book.

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


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Sunday, 6 June 2021

157: Journey into Hell

 

Distinguished man of letters Jim Campbell joins me to discuss a classic story from the first year of Strontium Dog. He also takes me through some of the basics of comic book lettering from the 1970s to today, including how he did the re-lettering on the first volume of the Rebellion Charley's War collections.

You can donate to the Justgiving page for Dave Evans here, or check out the forum tribute thread here.

Check out Jim's lettering website, or the Nate Piekos resources on Blambot. And you can read Journey into Hell in the first Agency Files collection.

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Sunday, 23 May 2021

156: Slaine the King

Jules Boyle returns to the book club with the third volume of Slaine's adventures, and to talk about Glenn Fabry's wonderful art which includes an image of Jules himself in the Slaine the King story.

Check out Jules' writing about horror movies at the Big Comic Page and on the We Belong Dead site. And get your copy of Slaine the King from the 2000AD store.

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Sunday, 9 May 2021

155: Bad Company

 

Roland Ungoed-Thomas returns to the book club with the classic Bad Company by Milligan, Ewins and McCarthy. And we get to discuss some of the genetic history of the strip and future war stories from the pages of 2000AD

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Sunday, 25 April 2021

154: Darkie's Mob

Paul Trimble is my guest in the book club to discuss one of the most brutal and controversial war comics from the 1970s. A story that reflects the harsh and uncompromising circumstances of the Burmese campaign, Content note: this John Wagner and Mike Western comic is not for the faint-hearted.

This episode is dedicated to the memory of British comics collector, historian, and all round good guy, Colin Noble.

The Darkie's Mob Titan collection is still available from Bookshop.org Keep an eye on Paul's Enniskillen comic fest facebook page for details of when the convention will return. And join the Battle Fans facebook page for more information about this fascinating British comic.

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Sunday, 11 April 2021

153: Skizz

The effervescent Fox from Space Spinner 2000 is back in the book club to discuss the only Alan Moore 20000AD story we haven't covered yet. There's an Alien on the loose in Burmy Garn. Flippy Neck!

Get your copy of the complete Skizz from the 2000AD store.

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Sunday, 4 April 2021

152: Mark McDermott

This is a bonus episode with an interview I did with Mark McDermott who is lucky enough to own the original Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott artwork for the first page of Fantastic Four #51 from 1966. I recently appeared on Tony Esmond's Never Iron Anything podcast to talk about this issue. You can also find Tony on the Awesome Comics Podcast.

Check out Mark's ComicArtFans gallery, and his own website for more wonderful art.

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