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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #540 on: 01 September, 2019, 10:42:13 am »


The forum's very own Buttonman, Stephen Watson, joins the book club with a marvellous slice of Battle action from Wagner, Grant and Bradbury in Invasion 1984!.We also discuss the wonderful resource that is the Letter to Tharg database, the Beast itself.

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https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/09/101-invasion-1984.html

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #541 on: 01 September, 2019, 11:22:56 am »


The forum's very own Buttonman, Stephen Watson, joins the book club with a marvellous slice of Battle action from Wagner, Grant and Bradbury in Invasion 1984!.We also discuss the wonderful resource that is the Letter to Tharg database, the Beast itself.

Listen in at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/09/101-invasion-1984.html


https://translate.google.co.uk/


Contains the origin story of The Beast and John Wagner reminiscing on the creation of this memorable classic.



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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #542 on: 01 September, 2019, 07:11:08 pm »
Came out well n the edit! Tune in for exciting origin tales and letter writing anecdotes. A book gets mentioned too!

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #543 on: 02 September, 2019, 01:30:22 am »
https://translate.google.co.uk/

Contains the origin story of The Beast and John Wagner reminiscing on the creation of this memorable classic.

It's alright - thirty five years of tales told by Scots means I don't need translate to listen (though I'd probably need some help if trying to speak it)!

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #544 on: 02 September, 2019, 10:31:24 am »
And here are Buttonman's grail pages in a sequence that means the end of Ol' Glasgee.



Captain Haddock just following orders there.

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #545 on: 02 September, 2019, 11:23:26 am »
Captain Haddock just following orders there.

I thought that was Commander Lex O'Malley from Dan Dare (you can see him walking down the stairs with the Theron Ambassador in last episode's grail page) rather than Captain Haddock, although admittedly they do look rather alike.

Or possibly he's the officer who orders the HMS Nemesis to attack Charlie at the end of The Terra Meks.
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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #546 on: 03 September, 2019, 01:09:10 am »
Nice! Eamonn I think the biggest thing I've learned from MCBC is an appreciation for the work of Alan Hebden and Eric Bradbury. If your only window into British comics is 2000AD it's easy to overlook them as the writer of Meltdown Man and the artist of Tharg strips respectively, but their history and work in other publications is amazing! Thanks for highlighting some of these other works, they're very illuminating!
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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #547 on: 03 September, 2019, 02:10:59 pm »
Captain Haddock just following orders there.

I thought that was Commander Lex O'Malley from Dan Dare (you can see him walking down the stairs with the Theron Ambassador in last episode's grail page) rather than Captain Haddock, although admittedly they do look rather alike.

Ooh, good call. You wait ages for Lex O’Malley to turn up in a podcast and then two turn up in a row!

And thanks ,Conrad. More Alan Hebden coming up later this year 😉

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #548 on: 03 September, 2019, 02:30:07 pm »
Glasgow hit by a nuke? Millions of pounds worth of improvements

Oh the banter...
But everybody else is overwhelmed by indifference and the promise of an early bed

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #549 on: 03 September, 2019, 05:14:00 pm »
Glasgow hit by a nuke? Millions of pounds worth of improvements.  Oh the banter...

The radioactive fallout was the first shower any Weegie'd had in years ... 600,000 hideously deformed mutants roaming a blighted wasteland - and then the bomb hit it ... the locals were horrified by the mushroom cloud because they'd never seen any kind of fruit or veg before ... etc.

I think that's not racism as long as I'm Scottish?



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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #550 on: 03 September, 2019, 05:33:19 pm »
Great episode about a story I haven't read but now really want to. Also great to hear what the forum's greatest digital artist sounds like. All in all, still my favourite Two Thoosand AD poadcast.
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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #551 on: 03 September, 2019, 05:42:37 pm »
The radioactive fallout was the first shower any Weegie'd had in years ... 600,000 hideously deformed mutants roaming a blighted wasteland - and then the bomb hit it ... the locals were horrified by the mushroom cloud because they'd never seen any kind of fruit or veg before ... etc.

I think that's not racism as long as I'm Scottish?

We can tell - mushroom are fungi - neither fruit or veg :P

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #552 on: 03 September, 2019, 05:50:34 pm »

I didn't know that.



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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #553 on: 15 September, 2019, 10:25:48 am »


Brett Harris joins me down the line from Oz to introduce me to the artistic and gaming wonders of Dice Man, featuring a host of 2000AD greats led by Mills, O’Neill, Talbot, Collins, Ridgway and Dillon, but also the cartooning genius of Hunt Emerson.

Have your D6 at the ready and let it roll at:
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/09/102-dice-man.html

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #554 on: 16 September, 2019, 08:57:19 am »


Brett Harris joins me down the line from Oz to introduce me to the artistic and gaming wonders of Dice Man, featuring a host of 2000AD greats led by Mills, O’Neill, Talbot, Collins, Ridgway and Dillon, but also the cartooning genius of Hunt Emerson.

Have your D6 at the ready and let it roll at:
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/09/102-dice-man.html

Downloading now so I can listen at lunchtime!