Sunday, 2 August 2020

128: Janus Stark

Chris Wright is my guest to talk about the first two volumes of Janus Stark from the Treasury of British Comics. We also review the 2020 Smash! special and reminisce about those wonderful things called comic conventions.

Get your copies of Janus Stark from the 2000AD store.

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Sunday, 19 July 2020

127: One-Eyed Jack

Jon Clark joins the book club to discuss the first book published by the Treasury of British Comics, and to talk about one of Judge Dredd's forerunners, One-Eyed Jack McBane. Get your copy from the Treasury shop. And check out the Stockport Garrick theatre website for more information of Jon's other project.

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Sunday, 12 July 2020

126: The Sandman

As this episode explains I have started another podcast with my daughter Jenny where we are going to cover all the collected editions of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman and this is the first episode of that podcast. If the Sandman is not your thing then don't worry, normal service will be resumed next week with an episode about One-Eyed Jack and Valiant comic.

If you are interested in hearing us discuss the rest of the Sandman then the podcast is called A Handful of Dust and you can find it in the usual places or use the following feed address to subscribe directly.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/ahandfulofdust

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Sunday, 5 July 2020

125: Mega-City Justice

Giles Wright is my guest to help me wrap up the Tour of Duty storyline that started in episode 64 with Santiago Mayaud. This time we follow Dredd into the mutant townships of the cursed earth, and discuss the different types of villains he encounters, as well as talking about Dredd's prospects as a Chief Judge.

Get your copy from the 2000AD store, and check out Giles' film blog at Sometimes they go to eleven.

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Sunday, 21 June 2020

124: Nemesis the Warlock

Brother Sheridan Kelly is back with the second volume of the Hachette collected Nemesis the Warlock. We discuss the wonderful Bryan Talbot artwork and the complicated past history of Satanus the dinosaur. You can find Luke Williams' article about the 2000AD dinosaur family tree on the ECBT website. Check out Sheridan's prog slog blog. Credo!

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Sunday, 14 June 2020

123: Absalom: Terminal Diagnosis

Alan Fisher is back to discuss the conclusion of the Absalom story that we started on episode 90. We try to keep spoilers to a minimum but the title may give some of it away. Get your copies of these marvellous trades from the 2000AD store. And check out Alan's rural American adventures on his blog.

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Sunday, 7 June 2020

122: Misty

My guest is Dr Julia Round who has written a fascinating book about the comic Misty. She shares some of her insights into how gothic works in British girls' comics and we also discuss the four Misty collections released so far by the Treasury of British Comics.

Do check out Julia's work and her Misty database on her website, and please get in touch if you can help with the hunt for some of the unknown writers. Dr Round's book Gothic for Girls: Misty and British Comics is available from all good bookshops, and the four Misty collections are available from the 2000AD online store.

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