Sunday 24 September 2023

236: Action. The Story of a Violent Comic

John Caro is a principal lecturer in the department of creative and cultural industries at the university of Portsmouth. He was on the film club recently talking about 1970s films that influenced 2000AD, and now he makes his book club debut with Martin Barker's history of Action comic and its legacy. Hard copies of the book are hard to find but you can read some sections of it on John Freeman's Down the Tubes website.

Check out John's writing about Action on the Pop Junctions blog, listen to him talk about the 2000AD Action special on Space Spinner 2000 episode 266, and head to the Portsmouth Comic Con website.

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

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