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


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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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Sunday, 28 March 2021

151: Swamp Thing

I persuaded Tony Foster to come back to the book club and chat about Moore, Totleben, Bissette, and Wood's great run on Swamp Thing from the 1980s.

The History of Comics Kickstarter is still live or you can join the Comic Scene comic club to get the History of Comics magazines. And join the Comic Scene community on Facebook.

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Sunday, 14 March 2021

150: Mike Collins

I chat with the great 2000AD artist Mike Collins about his career, and about his wonderful graphic novel about Apollo 11. We also talk about his work for American comics and television.

Pick up a copy of Apollo from bookshop.org or from your own independent book shop, and find more of Mike's work at http://www.freakhousegraphics.com/home

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Wednesday, 10 March 2021

149: Halo Jones audiobook

I sat down with Jenny Clarke to revisit The Ballad of Halo Jones again. This time in an exciting new audiobook version from Penguin Random House.

You can get a copy from Penguin, Audible, or the Google Play store.

And subscribe to the Handful of Dust podcast for more episodes coming soon.

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