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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #60 on: 04 September, 2016, 11:40:36 am »
Zenith is an absolute favorite of mine, Morrison's best work, and Yeowell's crowning gem. Looking forward to hearing what you lads have to say, and can't wait for a Flesh episode having just gnawed my way through the Dino Files.

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #61 on: 04 September, 2016, 08:55:19 pm »
I loved Zenith when it first appeared. I had been around since Prog 1 (on and off) but felt the comic was starting to get a bit stale. Zenith gave it a real boost and for me Phase 1 remains the best work of both Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell. I don't think the subsequent books live up to it. There was a bit of fun though in spotting the old comic characters I suppose.

I'm enjoying the podcast.

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #62 on: 04 September, 2016, 09:11:29 pm »
I can't remember exactly if I liked or disliked the first book (sorry, phase) of Zenith, but I certainly remember being confused.  Each episode seemed to jump around from the previous, though when I read it now I can't see why I got confused...

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« Reply #63 on: 05 September, 2016, 01:49:02 am »
Knew Zenith would appear imminently...
Thing is I haven't read the early stuff since the 80's (just phase 4 on a slog recently) but remember a Morrison/Yeowell signing at FP Glasgow at the time. My abiding memory is that one wore a black shirt, the other looked ridiculously similar, but with polka dots. Back then, that kind of shit was important. Hm, fashion. No interest in buying reprints, will re-read the progs in my own good time, fank-yew-very-much  ;)

Enjoying the 'casts Eamonn, midway through Scarlet Traces. Adore d'Israeli and will pick up the rest when Rebellion reprint those. Keep up the excellent work, etc  :)

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« Reply #64 on: 05 September, 2016, 10:27:25 pm »
loved the talk on black hole mission book 3 & 4 check this out!, possibility the original art that got Bisley the job, look at top right robot and child at this link, I found it it years ago and passed it on "simonbisleyart.com" for confirmation:
http://www.simonbisleyart.com/galleries/beginnings-of-bisley/

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #65 on: 06 September, 2016, 04:55:18 pm »
loved the talk on black hole mission book 3 & 4 check this out!, possibility the original art that got Bisley the job, look at top right robot and child at this link, I found it it years ago and passed it on "simonbisleyart.com" for confirmation:
http://www.simonbisleyart.com/galleries/beginnings-of-bisley/
Some interesting pictures there - if they all pre-date his tooth work then it looks like Pineapples' jacket was nicked from that robot near the bottom of the page!

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #66 on: 08 September, 2016, 08:06:03 am »


A special episode for the release date of Steve MacManus' memoir of his time in the Nerve Centre's hot seat.

Will Cooling, who has written the 2000AD retrospective article in this month's Geeky Monkey magazine, joins me in a cramped seventies office version of the book club to talk about comics before, during and after the golden age of 2000AD.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/mega-city-book-club-10-mighty-one.html

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #67 on: 08 September, 2016, 02:40:35 pm »
Just to note that I don't think Will's interview with Steve MacManus is out yet. I'll post a link when it appears.

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #68 on: 10 September, 2016, 07:35:55 pm »

Yeah I've spoke to Steve MacManus - just waiting for it to go up on the website.

Hope everybody enjoyed the episode - I had a great time talking to Eamonn and the book is a very enjoyable read.
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« Reply #69 on: 18 September, 2016, 08:54:03 am »


http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/mega-city-book-club-11-chopper-song-of.html

Episode 11 and Supersurf 11!
The book club becomes a surf shack with Glen Lees bringing along one of the definitive Chopper tales.

There are spoilers fairly early on for a dramatic ending, so beware if you haven't read this one yet.

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #70 on: 18 September, 2016, 09:30:48 am »


And I can answer one of the questions already, the cover for the Fleetway/Titan trade paperback was an original piece by Colin MacNeil and is up on comicartfans.com belonging to Mike Holman.

It's stunning and I really hope it's hanging on a wall and not hidden away in a folder.

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #71 on: 18 September, 2016, 11:36:16 am »
Just started listening to these podcasts - amazing stuff.  The Mighty One / Zenith ones were excellent; the ABC Warriors one was just sublime.  Looking forward to the Chopper one.
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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #72 on: 18 September, 2016, 12:21:10 pm »
Just started listening to these podcasts - amazing stuff.  The Mighty One / Zenith ones were excellent; the ABC Warriors one was just sublime.  Looking forward to the Chopper one.

Cheers, JBC. Appreciate it.

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #73 on: 19 September, 2016, 12:07:38 pm »
Yeah, that ABCs Warriors episode was very informative. In light of Julius's passionate fury about the maltreatment of SMS's artwork, I wonder if we'll get a better reprint one day? I immediately looked in my copy of the Mek Files, and thought the production values were pretty great - so the 'proper' version must be amazing!

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #74 on: 20 September, 2016, 08:04:02 am »
 Is it wrong that I have just listened to the Button Man podcast to that I was on, I laughed at all my jokes and ended up nodding in  agreement with myself on several occasions?