Sunday 25 February 2024

253: V for Vendetta

Broadcasting on the Voice of Fate Giles Richards returns to discuss one of the all-time classics: V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. We talk about some of the very emotional moments in this book with spoilers for some big reveals. Pray the future will never need V for Vendetta!

Find Giles on The Gurdian and order his new book F1 Racing Confidential.

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Sunday 18 February 2024

252: Escape from New York

The film club is back as Giles "Snake" Richards helps us Escape from New York and makes the connection between one of John Carpenter's finest films and the prog. We also try and spring Conrad from LA in the sequel. You can find Giles at The Guardian, and order his new book about Formula One. You can find the theme song remix by King DJ that we discussed on Spotify. And, as always, follow Conrad and Fox at SpaceSpinner2000.

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Sunday 11 February 2024

251: The Phoenix

Colin "YNWA" Taylor returns to help me tick off another great British comic as we consider the success, the style, and the humour of The Phoenix. Track down a Colossal collection or some of the many Bunny vs Monkey books. And check out Colin's own project of 133 great comic book runs you should read on the 2000AD forums.

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Sunday 4 February 2024

250: Angouleme

I was lucky enough to attend this year's Angouleme festival in France, and while there I met with Tony "LeMonde" Esmond for a croissant and a chat about the festival experience, some key creators, and a fantastic book from NoBrow Press. Follow Tony's comic book adventures at Never Iron Anything, and check out his visitors' guide to the festival on the Awesome Comics Podcast.

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Sunday 28 January 2024

249: Night of the Devil

Jim O'Brien joins the book club to introduce me to the work of the great European comic book artist Hugo Pratt. We start with the Night of the Devil collection from the Treasury of British Comics, and then cover some of his other works.

You can find Jim's own writings about the history of comics in Justin Marriott's Battling Britains and in Comics Rule OK as well as the Paperback Fanatic series.

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Sunday 21 January 2024

248: The Marvels and Aquaman 2

Conrad and I have been back to the movies to see two recent comic book movies and we chat about them with minor spoilers both above and below the waves! SpaceSpinner2000 will return very soon so please subscribe, like and follow.

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Sunday 14 January 2024

247: Hewligan's Haircut

Be careful when choosing a new hairstyle just in case you end up causing a madcap reality storm as detailed in a wonderful collaboration between Peter Milligan and Jamie Hewlett. 2000AD writer James Peaty returns to the book club to discuss a classic from the late 1980s. Get your copy from the 2000AD store.  And check out James' work on Amazon, at 2000AD, and on the Writers on Film podcast with John Bleasdale.

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