Sunday, 25 September 2016

Mega City Book Club 12: GoldTiger

Simon Belmont returns to the book club to tell me the history of the Modesty Blaise newspaper strips. Then we don sexy, sixties scuba gear to dive through the many layers of Jimmy Broxton and Guy Adams' quirky metatextual homage to sixties Spy-Fi comics, with the mysteries of the strip that never was, GoldTiger.

GoldTiger is available to buy digitally from the 2000AD online store, or you may still snap up hard copies from passing scuba-diving amazons.

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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Mega City Book Club 11: Chopper: Song of the Surfer


I welcome Glen Lees all the way from the wonderful land of Oz to discuss a classic chapter from the legend of Chopper. Surf's up and there are plenty of spoilers for the controversial ending right from the outset.

You can find this story in the Chopper: Surf's Up! collection from the 2000AD online store, or digitally from their apps for Apple, Android, and Windows devices.

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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Mega City Book Club 10: The Mighty One


A special episode to tie in with the release of Steve MacManus' fascinating memoir of his time at the helm of the Galaxy's greatest comic. I'm joined by Will Cooling to discuss the mysteries of creating comics in the seventies and eighties. You can find Will's retrospective article about 2000AD in the latest issue of Geeky Monkey magazine, and check out his own interview with Steve on the Geeky Monkey podcast.

The Mighty One is available from the 2000AD online store, and you can also hear Mr MacManus on the Thrill-Cast with Mike Molcher.


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Sunday, 4 September 2016

Mega City Book Club 9: Zenith phase 1


David Grice is my guest to discuss the first appearance of 2000AD's take on the British Super-hero. There are number one singles, 80s shoulder pads, splendid black and white artwork, and some spoilers to come.

Zenith Phase 1 is available from the 2000AD online store, or digitally through their Apple, Android, and Windows devices.

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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Mega City Book Club 8: ABC Warriors:The Black Hole


It's another pubcast as Julius Howe from the Inky Fingers podcast is my guest to go in depth on the artwork of the ABC Warriors' return to the prog in 1988. Recorded in a noisy London pub we focus on the stunning debut of Simon Bisley, and why SMS is the often overlooked half of a dramatic double act, plus Julius gives us his views on the various reproductions of the original art.

This story appears in the Mek Files volume 1, available from the 2000AD online store, as well as digitally for Apple, Android, and Windows 10 devices.


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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Mega City Book Club 7: Button Man. Get Harry Ex


It's the return of the "Mackem" as Pete Wells brings along another masterpiece by John Wagner and Arthur Ranson. It's grim and it's gritty, but as ever there are pastry jokes and spoilers aplenty.

Now that Pete has been elevated to sub-droid level by the Mighty One you can find his covers uncovered postings in the news feed on the 2000AD site.

Buy the individual volumes of Button Man from the 2000AD store or digitally for the apps for Apple, Android, and Windows 10 devices.

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Sunday, 14 August 2016

Mega City Book Club 6: Scarlet Traces


Dave Wynn, sometimes known as Judge Pal or Shaolin Monkey, brings along the three splendid volumes of Scarlet Traces, just as Ian Edginton and D'Israeli's fantastic series returns to the Prog. There are Martian war machines and spoilers aplenty!

You can find Dave's fabulous 2000AD sculptures on his DeviantArt page.

The hardbacks we discuss are now out of print but there's a new collected edition coming from Rebellion and 2000AD in 2017.

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