Sunday, 20 June 2021

158: The Thirteenth Floor vol 2

Peter Adamson from the Where Eagles Dare podcast is back to continue our exploration of The Thirteenth Floor by Wagner, Grant & Ortiz. There are dark horrors to be found in Max's virtual nightmares.

Go to the Lawless covention website to see Peter and Phillip Vaughan's interview with Pat Mills and Ian Kennedy.

And head to the 2000AD store for your copy of the book.

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Sunday, 6 June 2021

157: Journey into Hell

 

Distinguished man of letters Jim Campbell joins me to discuss a classic story from the first year of Strontium Dog. He also takes me through some of the basics of comic book lettering from the 1970s to today, including how he did the re-lettering on the first volume of the Rebellion Charley's War collections.

You can donate to the Justgiving page for Dave Evans here, or check out the forum tribute thread here.

Check out Jim's lettering website, or the Nate Piekos resources on Blambot. And you can read Journey into Hell in the first Agency Files collection.

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Sunday, 23 May 2021

156: Slaine the King

Jules Boyle returns to the book club with the third volume of Slaine's adventures, and to talk about Glenn Fabry's wonderful art which includes an image of Jules himself in the Slaine the King story.

Check out Jules' writing about horror movies at the Big Comic Page and on the We Belong Dead site. And get your copy of Slaine the King from the 2000AD store.

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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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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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Sunday, 7 March 2021

148: America Audiobook

 

A bonus episode! Pete Wells and I review the new full cast adaptation of America from Penguin Random House audiobooks.

Get your copy from Penguin, Audible or Google Play and buy the other 2000AD titles from them as well.

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Sunday, 28 February 2021

147: The Day the Law Died

Damian Harvey joins me to discuss a classic from Dredd's early years. Having survived the Cursed Earth can the Mega-City One lawman overcome Chief Judge Cal and the Kleggs? We discuss John Wagner's gift for comedy, and the great line-up of artists on this story.

Read this epic in Case Files volume 2, or in the Digest edition

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Monday, 15 February 2021

146: John M Burns

I got the chance to record a short interview with legendary 2000AD artist John M Burns. Thanks to Tony Foster at Comic Scene magazine, and to Steve Tanner at Time Bomb comics for arranging this.  And you can find The Art of John M Burns at The Book Palace.

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Sunday, 14 February 2021

145: Death Wish

Vince Hunt from the Awesome Comics podcast joins me to consider a Treasury of British Comics reprint of Death Wish from the short-lived Speed comic by Barrie Tomlinson and Vanyo. We also take a huge left turn to discuss the artistic wonders contained in Bernie Wrightson's illustrated Frankenstein.

Get your copy of Death Wish, look out for the new paperback version of Wrightson's Frankenstein coming soon. And check out the ACP interview with Barrie Tomlinson in episode 147. And please consider Vince's own comics and look for Blak the comic on instagram.

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Saturday, 13 February 2021

144: Julia Round

I got the chance to catch up with Misty and Gothic expert Dr Julia Round. We discussed the two recent Misty specials from Rebellion, as well as events going on during the 13th and 14th February "I Love Comics" event on Facebook. Thanks to Tony Foster at Comic Scene for help arranging this interview.

Check out the I Love Comics event on Facebook and head to JuliaRound.com for details of all of her work including the searchable Misty database. Julia's next online lecture will be on the Romancing the Gothic website on February 21st.

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Sunday, 31 January 2021

143: Detective Comics

 

James Peaty is a writer for 2000AD, Supergirl, Doctor Who comics, and is also an independent filmmaker. He returns to the book club to consider John Wagner and Alan Grant's run on Batman in Detective Comics from the late 1980s, and to talk about some great artwork by one of the definitive Batman artists, Norm Breyfogle.

Check out James' short films on the Ealing film festival site and watch out for the return of Skip Tracer and Diamond Dogs in 2021

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Sunday, 17 January 2021

142: Steve Dillon

Damian Edwardson brings along the Steve Dillon memorial sketchbook so we can discuss the great artist's stellar career and the many lovely tributes in this book. We also talk about John McCrea's IDW Deviations one-shot based on the classic Dredd story Cry of the Werewolf.

Support the Hero Initiative if you can, and check out Damian and Helena's own art and comics at ArtNineTwo.com

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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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