Sunday, 26 June 2022

190: The Cam Kennedy collection

Andy Janes is a character designer and story board artist for Aardman animations, and a published Beano artist. He joined me at the Lawless convention to discuss a huge hardback collection of Cam Kennedy's Judge Dredd stories, and to reflect on Kennedy's wonderful artwork and storytelling. Google tells me there was a second volume of Kennedy stories from IDW but that is also out of print and very hard to find.

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Sunday, 19 June 2022

189: Dredd Vs Death

Giles Richards is a sports journalist, and the Formula One correspondent for the Guardian newspaper. He joins me over a slightly crackly Zoom link to discuss a new collection of classic Judge Death stories which features some peak Brian Bolland artwork.

Buy your copy of the Essentials trade paperback from your local book shop, or from 2000AD.


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Sunday, 12 June 2022

188: King's Reach

It's a speedy return for the Don of British comics, Richard Sheaf, as we take a brief time-out from the Lawless convention to discuss John Sanders' memoir of his 25 years as a publisher in the British comics industry.

Check out Richard's daily blog, and get your copy of the book from 2000AD

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Sunday, 5 June 2022

187: Lawless Film Club

Conrad from Space Spinner 2000 joined me at the Lawless convention to discuss some recent comic book movies. We also added some post match discussion about the convention itself so stay tuned right to the end for some car-casting!

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Sunday, 29 May 2022

186: Masters of British Comic Art

Richard Sheaf is a renowned scholar of British comics and publishes a daily blog at boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com He is back in the book club with a huge, gorgeous volume by David Roach. We drool over the artwork and discuss some of the forgotten history of British comics.

Get your copy from your local book shop or the 2000AD store.

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Sunday, 22 May 2022

185: Jaegir

Alan Fisher is back to discuss Jaegir by Gordon Rennie and Simon Coleby. And we get to talk about the idea of expansion stories from the 2000AD universe.

Get your copy from the 2000AD store, and watch out for all of Bryan Talbot's upcoming releases.

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Sunday, 15 May 2022

184: Pandora

A bonus episode to talk to Jo Heeley about a new comic called Pandora that launchs at the Lawless convention, and features work from Alan Hebden, Anna Morozova, and many more. You can get your copy from The 77 store, and follow the comic on Twitter for regular updates.

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Sunday, 8 May 2022

183: Outcasts

Colin Taylor is known as Colin YNWA on the 2000AD forum. He joins me to discuss the most 2000AD comic that DC ever published. We talk about this less well known but wonderful series from Wagner, Grant & Kennedy.

You can find Chloe Maveal's article about Outcasts here. And head to the 2000AD forums to see the results of the board's favourite thrills.


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Sunday, 24 April 2022

182: Spectrum

Steve Tanner from Time Bomb comics is my guest to discuss an amazing new collaboration with Anderson Entertainment to produce a comic based on the works of Gerry Anderson. Check out the Kickstarter while there is time, and look out for Steve's multicoloured jackets at a comics event near you soon.

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Sunday, 10 April 2022

181: Portrait of a Mutant

Dave Wynn returns with a stone cold classic in the shape of Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant by Alan Grant, John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. We really get into some of the politics and real life parallels of this great story.

You can find Portrait of a Mutant in the Strontium Dog Agency Files volume 2 or the pocket digest edition.

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Sunday, 27 March 2022

180: Misty presents Jaume Rumeu

Sarah Harris joins me to talk about the great legacy of Misty comic, and to focus on the latest release from the Treasury of British Comics, the Jaume Rumeu collection. Check out Sarah's own work on her website, and get a digital copy of the DUI comic to help the charity Refuge.

You can get the Jaume Rumeu collection and other Misty books from the Treasury store.

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Sunday, 13 March 2022

179: Brink book 2

Ian Dunt is an author, a political journalist, and a columnist for the I newspaper. He is also a regular panelist on The Bunker and Oh God, What Now? podcasts. He joins me to discuss one of the best comics in 2000AD, or indeed anywhere at the moment, as we get into the second volune of Brink by Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard.

Get your copy from the 2000AD Store, and check out Ian's own books at Bookshop.org

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Sunday, 27 February 2022

178: Marshal Law

Dan Butcher from the Awesome Comics podcast joins me to discuss Marshal Law by Pat Mills and Kevin O'Neill. Check out Dan's own work at VanguardComic.Com, and the upcoming Vyper kickstarter.

You can find the Deluxe edition of Marshal Law in digital format from Comixology.

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Sunday, 13 February 2022

177: HMS Nightshade

James Peaty returns to the book club to complete the Battle & Action miniseries with a look at HMS Nightshade by John Wagner, Mike Western and Ron Tiner. This is a relatively obscure gem from Battle in the late 1970s. Seek out your copy from Bookshop.org, and keep an eye on James' own books including Diamond Dogs in the Megazine, and the upcoming Skip Tracer digital collection.

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Saturday, 12 February 2022

176: The 2000AD Encyclopedia

Scott Montgomery is a writer, journalist and the author of the new 2000AD Encyclopedia. Get your copy from the 2000AD store, and check out Scott's other books on his Amazon page.

This is a bonus episode for the Comic Scene I Love Comics event on Faecebook.

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Sunday, 30 January 2022

175: Hellman of Hammer Force

Paul Trimble returns with a classic story from the pages of Action! We discuss Kurt Hellman and the challenges of telling war stories from the German point of view in the 1970s. Get your copy of the new collection from the Treasury webstore.

For more great discussion of Action and Battle comics join the Battle Fans group on Facebook. And also watch for announcements from the Enniskillen comic fest. You can also read Paul's interview with Garth Ennis in the latest issue of Battling Britons.

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Sunday, 16 January 2022

174: Garth Ennis

Garth Ennis is my very special guest to discuss the first Titan collection of Johnny Red from 2011. We also talk about other great stories from Battle, and Garth updates me on some of his new projects that are due out this year.

Get your copy of this lovely hardback from Bookshop.org, and also check out Garth's own books including Johnny Red: The Hurricane, The Stringbags and Out of the Blue. And keep your eye on the 2000AD and Treasury specials page for upcoming releases.

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Sunday, 9 January 2022

173: Rage

Conrad from Space Spinner 2000 returns with one of the absolute highpoints of Strontium Dog and 2000AD history. Get your digital copy of the Agency Files volume 3 from the 2000AD store. And follow Space Spinner 2000 and the Big Meg One on social media to hear more of Conrad's adventures in the UK.

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Sunday, 2 January 2022

172: Raptor

Tony Esmond makes a third visit to the book club with a new masterpiece by Dave McKean. Check out Tony's own podcast at Never Iron Anything, support some great small press comics from Tribute Press, and listen in to more great comics talk on the Awesome Comics Podcast.

And buy your own copy of Raptor from Bookshop.org.

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