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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Sunday, 24 May 2020

121: Mach Zero

Conrad Leiden from the Space Spinner 2000 podcast makes a fourth appearance on the book club to talk about the second collected volume of MACH 1 stories, and the dark tragedy of MACH Zero. We also get very excited about the Action 2020 special, with an added Foxy bonus right at the end.

Get your copy of both books from the 2000AD Store.

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Sunday, 10 May 2020

120: The 77

I'm joined by the Mighty One himself to discuss his time in the nerve centre, his novel the Sheerglam Conspiracy, and his work for The 77 comic. Then editor Ben Cullis tells me more about the creation of The 77 and their plans for future issues.

Contact Steve to buy a signed copy of The Mighty One or The Sheerglam Conspiracy, and get your copy of The 77 from GetMyComics.

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Sunday, 26 April 2020

119: Johnny Future

Rebellion's senior graphics novel editor, Keith Richardson, joins me on skype to discuss an overlooked gem he discovered in the Treasury of British Comics. We also chat about all the upcoming releases from the Treasury in 2020, and how the lockdown is affecting the comics industry.

Get your copy of Johnny Future from the 2000AD store and check out the specials bundle as well.

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Sunday, 12 April 2020

118: The Pit

2000AD superfan Stacey Dutton-Whittle is my guest to discuss a cracking Dredd epic from the middle of the much maligned 1990s. Join us if a spoiler free chat about The Pit. And get your copy from the 2000AD shop.

Check out Whittle Waffle on youtube and read Stacey's interview with a number of 2000AD droids about the best volume of Dredd to start reading with on the Games Radar site here. Also check out Mark Dutton-Whittle's Evil Dead blog Within the Woods.

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Sunday, 29 March 2020

117: The Trigan Empire

I'm joined by one of Tharg's top art-droids Chris Weston to discuss a fabulous new collection of The Trigan Empire by Mike Butterworth and Don Lawrence. We discuss Lawrence's superlative work and his lasting legacy as a great artist, mentor and teacher.

Get your copy of this wonderful book from the 2000AD store. And look out for those concept art pieces that Chris produced for a television version of Trigan Empire that never got to the screens.

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Sunday, 15 March 2020

116: The Final Solution

I took my mini recorder to a slightly noisy coffee shop in Cambridge to meet Tim Burnell and discuss a highly controversial story from the Strontium Dog canon. Along the way we discuss the fantastic contributions to the galaxy's greatest comic from Alan Grant, Simon Harrison and Colin MacNeil.

Get your copy of the Final Solution from the 2000AD online store. And check out the Fans of the Eastern Front meetups on Facebook.

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Sunday, 1 March 2020

115: Billy's Boots

The book club has gone football crazy (again). Richard Sheaf is my guest to discuss a Treasury of British Comics hardback collection of the first year's worth of Billy's Boots strips.

Check out Richard's fabulous blog including the list of all his published articles and his work on John Freeman's Down the Tubes site.

And get your copy of Billy's Boots from the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, 16 February 2020

114: Toxic!


Carl Reeder joins me with another slice of British comics history and the comic that threw up, blazed brightly, but then burnt out too soon.

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Sunday, 2 February 2020

113: Skreemer

My guest is writer James Peaty who guides me through an interesting DC comic by Peter Milligan, Steve Dillon and Brett Ewins. James also talks about his own writing for the galaxy's greatest comic and gives some useful advice to aspiring script droids.

And check out James' latest graphic novel about Chanakya from Campfire.

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Sunday, 19 January 2020

112: Canon Fodder

I’m joined by David Page to discuss Mark Millar’s early works for the galaxy’s greatest comic, and whether Kek-W made a better job of the Canon with the gold right hand. We also discuss Chris Weston’s wonderful artwork. Stay tuned to the socials for details of David’s own podcast launching soon.

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Sunday, 5 January 2020

111: Alice in Sunderland

Luke Williams is back in the book club with Bryan Talbot's magnum opus, Alice in Sunderland, a towering pinnacle of British comics. Hunt down a copy of this glorious hardback for yourself.

And check out Luke's writing on the ECBT2000AD site, in Comic Scene magazine, and on John Freeman's fabulous Down the Tubes site.

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