Sunday, 3 January 2021

141: Mean Arena

Peter Duncan from the Sector 13 fanzine joins the book club with a classic mixture of British sports comics and science fiction violence in the Mean Arena.

Check out all the issues of the Sector 13 fanzine. Also get yourself a copy of the Splank! compilation for NHS charities and check out Peter's comics blog and his page about Gary K Wolf's KillerBowl.

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Sunday, 27 December 2020

140: Sentinel

 

I'm joined by Ed Doyle and Alan Holloway, the artist and writer on Sentinel comic which has just released its fifth issue. Get yours from Get my Comics, or from their Facebook page. And check out Alan's book and comic shop site.

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Sunday, 20 December 2020

139: The Invisibles

Julius Howe is back in the bookclub but instead of the ABC Warriors we consider Grant Morrison's nineties classic The Invisibles, with art by Steve Yeowell and Jill Thompson.

Check out Julius' comedy on his YouTube channel and at his website.

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Sunday, 6 December 2020

138: America Lost and Found

Pete Wells is back to help me review two new editions of one of the greatest Judge Dredd stories of all time. We look at the first volume of the Essentials series which provides lots of context leading up to and beyond America. And then we turn to the publication of the original scripts which give us some insight into the creative process of John Wagner and Colin MacNeil.

Get your copies from the 2000AD store. And check out Pete's Sensory Stories podcast on his website.

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Thursday, 3 December 2020

137.5 Red Alert!

Emergency broadcast. If you have bought raffle tickets and haven't emailed me yet please send a copy of your donation receipt to MCBCpodcast@gmail.com I found out that the justgiving platform does not share your email addresses with me unless you already have a justgiving account.

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Tuesday, 1 December 2020

137: The Xmas Raffle

A short bonus episode to announce the details of this year's Christmas raffle to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Thank you to everyone who donated prizes, sketches or signatures. Head over to Justgiving to get your ticket. Or go to YouTube to see the prizes.

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Sunday, 22 November 2020

136: Providence

Max Lieberman joins me all the way from Portland, Oregon to discuss a challenging take on the H.P.Lovecraft mythos by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows.

Content note: this comic includes a depiction of rape and we discuss the difficult issue of sexual violence in Alan Moore's comics. We also talk about Lovecraft's racism and his other deplorable opinions.

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