Sunday, 10 December 2017

52: The Midnight Surfer

Duncan Nimmo returns to the Thought Bubble book club and brings along the first parts of Chopper's history in the prog as we discuss some wonderful story telling and superb artwork by Cam Kennedy.

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Sunday, 3 December 2017

51: Forty years on

It's another bonus episode for the wonderful 2000AD forum advent calendar organised by our very own not-so-secret Santa, Pete Wells. Here is another collection of Tharg's droids talking about their favourite thing from 40 years of the galaxy's greatest comic.

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Sunday, 26 November 2017

50: Harlem Heroes

I met up with Phil Lloyd at the Thought Bubble convention to talk about some soaring sports action from the earliest days of the prog. It's those wonderful Harlem Heroes.

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Sunday, 19 November 2017

49: Fiends Revisited

More Fiends action from the voice of Tharg himself, David Bishop. We talk about the original series, his four Fiends of the Eastern Front novels, and his sequel series for the Megazine with Colin MacNeil's art, Stalingrad.

Stalingrad is available in the current Fiends collection, all of David's four Fiends novels are on the 2000AD app and on Amazon Kindle, and you can find Blazing Battle Action here.

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

48: Fiends of the Eastern Front

Glen Lees returns to the book club with a classic mash-up of war and horror comics from the early days of the prog. We discuss some great work by Gerry Finley-Day and Carlos Ezquerra and we keep it mostly spoiler free.

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Sunday, 29 October 2017

47: The VCs

Class is in session again as Nathan Duck returns to teach me about space war in 2000AD. Along the way we discuss some great sci-fi novels and we also touch on the Dan Abnett and Henry Flint sequel series. Don your suit and get ready to vape some geeks!

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Sunday, 15 October 2017

46: Ro-Busters


Simon Belmont joined me on the terrace outside of the London super comic-con to talk about the first volume of Ro-Busters, with some marvellous art by Dave Gibbons, Kevin O'Neill, Ian Kennedy and many more.

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Sunday, 1 October 2017

45: Anderson Psi Files 1

Chris McAuley is my guest to discuss the first volume of Judge Anderson's solo adventures, and to talk about his own site Talking ComicsAnd you can find more of his reviews on the Sector House 13 blog

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Sunday, 17 September 2017

44: Judge Dredd Role Playing Game


Matt Sharp makes a successful D20 roll to get into the book club and guide me through the intricacies of the Dredd role playing game. He describes the gaming system, and a variety of adventures he has taken part in and run as the games-master. He also talks about some great 2000AD stories which provided background information for his group of 2000AD newbies.

You can find Matt's work for Futurequake Press here.

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Sunday, 10 September 2017

43: Invasion!


It's a 2000AD podcasts cross-over event as Conrad Leiden joins me to discuss the very first thrill from Prog one. "His name is Bill Savage, husband to a murdered wife, father to a murdered child, and he will have his vengeance in the year 1999!"

Check out Conrad and Fox's marvelous Space Spinner 2000 podcast here. And buy your copy of Invasion from the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, 3 September 2017

42: The Horned God

Roland Ungoed-Thomas joins me to celebrate one of the defining moments in the history of 2000AD and British comics. It's a largely spoiler free discussion of this Slaine classic from Pat Mills and Simon Bisley. Check out Roland's own illustration work at http://ungoed.com

Get your DRM free digital copy from the 2000AD online store, or head over to the Ultimate Collection page and secure a hardback version for only £1.99!

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Sunday, 20 August 2017

41: Urban Warfare

David Grice returns to the book club with a lovely hardback volume of tales from the Dredd 2012 movie-verse. There is great work from Matt Smith, Arthur Wyatt, Henry Flint, Paul Davidson and Chris Blythe, which builds on the movie and starts to introduce elements of classic Dredd.

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

40: Cradlegrave

Brian Walsh steps into a run down sink estate version of the book club to discuss a masterclass in hoodie horror by John Smith and the late, great Edmund Bagwell. We try and keep spoilers to a minimum in our discussion of one of 2000AD's greatest scary stories.

You can make donations in Edmund's memory at Pancreatic Cancer UK. And pick up your copy of his legacy at the 2000AD store. And check out Brian's own artwork at http://brianwalshpictures.com/

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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Mega City Book Club 39: Rogue Trooper

Chris Thompson, the Pop Culture Hound himself, is my guest to discuss the first collection of Rogue Trooper's adventures on Nu-Earth. Check out Chris's impressive roster of comics interviews at PopCultureHound.com

And get your copy of Rogue Trooper volume one from the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Mega City Book Club 38: The Leopard of Lime Street


Keith Richardson, the graphics novel editor at Rebellion, joins me in a London cafe to discuss the latest release from the Treasury of British Comics. It's time to don a cat costume, grab your claw cord, and take to the rooftops for some great 1970s British comics action.

Order your copy of the Leopard of Lime Street from the 2000AD online store, and check out the other titles in the Treasury. And there are more details of upcoming releases here.

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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Mega City Book Club 37: Mega City Undercover



It's a welcome return visit for Alex Frith from the Heroes of 2000AD blog as we go undercover in a London pub to discuss the Wally squad and one of the most memorable characters of recent years, Dirty Frank.

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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Mega City Book Club 36: Oz


Terry Mack joins me from the southern hemisphere to discuss the mega epic from the middle part of the Chopper saga. We're off to the wonderful world of Oz. Dredd tackles the Judda, and Supersurf 10 is go!

You can read Oz in the Hachette Mega collection, or in case files volume 11.

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Sunday, 11 June 2017

Mega City Book Club 35: The Apocalypse War

Mr Jim Moon travels from the great library of dreams to the book club and brings with him the Dredd epic to end all epics.

Check out Jim's fabulous podcast about all forms of weird fictions, Hypnogoria.

And get your copy of the Apocalypse War in Case Files volume 5,  or in the Hachette collection hardback.

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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Mega City Book Club 34: The Tale of One Bad Rat

Owen Watts follows a 2000AD creator off piste with an Eisner award winning book by Bryan Talbot, a tale of one young woman overcoming a history of abuse through the power of art, the English Lakes, and the kindness of strangers.

Check out the 2000AD forums art competitions here, or on Facebook. And you can check out Owen's own podcasts on Mixcloud.

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Mega City Book Club 33: Strontium Dog

Steve Green, the co-director of the upcoming Strontium Dog fanfilm: Search Destroy, brings along the first volume of Johnny Alpha and Wulf's adventures to the book club.

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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Mega City Book Club 32: Strontium Dog audio dramas

Brian Doob from the British Invaders science fiction podcast is my guest and he's thought outside the box and chosen two splendid Strontium Dog full cast audios from Big Finish. Check out Brian's new Hooked on Bond podcast.

You can find the 2000AD audio range at BigFinish.com or audiobooks.com.

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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Mega City Book Club 31: Too Cool to Kill


Matthew Ellis converts me to the cult of Nikolai Dante with the first volume of his swashbuckling adventures. Bojemoi!

All eleven Dante collections are available from the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, 2 April 2017

Mega City Book Club 30: The Art of Judge Dredd


I welcome back Pete Wells, the P-WLS covers uncovered droid himself, for his third visit to the book club. And this time he's brought along an absolute stonker of an art book covering Dredd's covers from the first 35 years of 2000AD. It's our longest episode yet with a few audio problems for which my apologies.

Buy the Art of Judge Dredd from the 2000ADonline store. Listen to Pete on the Megacast podcast and find his covers uncovered blog on 2000ADonline.com

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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Mega City Book Club 29: The Gothic Empire

Luke Williams, who posts as Seth73 on the ECBT2000AD blog, is my guest to discuss book 4 of Nemesis the Warlock by Pat Mills, Kevin O'Neill and Bryan Talbot, with some pretty big spoilers along the way.

Check out Luke's potted histories of key 2000AD characters on the ECBT site. And buy your copy of the complete Nemesis the Warlock voulme 1 from the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, 5 March 2017

Mega City Book Club 28: Charley's War

Art droid Mark Sexton joins me in that London pub to discuss one of the absolute classics of British comics history, Charley's War by Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun.

You can find a full listing of Mark's comics work on is ComicBookDB page. Charley's War is available in ten lovely hardbacks from Titan books.

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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Mega City Book Club 27: 40 years of 2000AD

I took my digital recorder to the 40th anniversary festival in London and played at being a comics journalist. Listen in as some of the creators, staff and fans of 2000AD discuss the highlights of the day and their favourite moments from 40 years of 2000AD.

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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Mega City Book Club 26: D.R. & Quinch

Adam Murdough from the Comic Geek Speak podcast is my guest to discuss some madcap hilarity from the Moore and Davis droids. Tearaway teens with terrible thermonuclear weapons!

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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Mega City Book Club 25: Thrill-Power Overload

Be prepared for thrill-power galore as I'm joined by David Bishop himself to discuss his history of the first thirty years of the Galaxy's greatest comic, and the new updated version produced with Karl Stock for the 40th birthday.

Check out all of David's other books including his companion guide to Morse and Endeavour on his amazon author page.

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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Mega City Book Club 24: Captain Britain

I've persuaded Duncan Nimmo to take us slightly off topic as we discuss a book by two of Tharg's greatest droids. Listen in for madcap mutants, a terrfying monster, and a British super-hero whose heart is in the right place even though his brain sometimes lags behind.

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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Mega City Book Club 23: The Taxidermist


Steve Longdon is my guest in the book club to discuss some madcap adventures from Mega-City One in The Taxidermist. You can see Steve's Judge Minty commission by Cliff Robinson here, and his PJ Holden piece here.

The Taxidermist is available both from the 2000AD online store, and from the Hachette Mega Collection.

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