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Colin YNWA

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #825 on: 26 June, 2021, 12:21:31 PM »
Just caught up with the Darkie's Mob and beginning of the Bad Company double header. I call them double headers as I think Roland perfectly lays out the connective tissue between the two and the thematic links really well. Looking forward to finishing  what appears to be a very good breakdown and analysis of the rest of Bad Company.

The Darkie's Mob discussion is what's drawn me here. Firstly wonderful episode as ever. Great insight into a truly great comic. The discussion has reminded of a man called Les who used to live across the road from us when I was a teenager. Les fought and was captured in the Burma campaign and though he didn't talk much about it would on occasion open up about the pain he under went as a captive of the Imperial Army. He, as was discussed, really struggled to forgive the Japanese for the horrors he witnessed and were inflicited upon him. Yet he also had an inspiring view of that inability to forgive, an insight that I've found folks who have been through such astonishing experiences can often have.

He used to tell that while he was never able to forgive the Japanese that was a massive failing on his part. His view. Primarily as for years he carried that anger with a sense of justice, given what he'd been through. Later though as he learnt, from encounters, or reading of the horrors, committed in the name of the British Empire he hoped the folks who those brutal actions were committed against didn't feel about the British people the way he felt about the Japanese. He realised that the dehumanising aspect of great powers, feeling an innate superiority to those that are other, was what the problem was. And sadly he died, to my knowledge, knowing that and yet still unable to forgive his 'enemy'.


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« Reply #826 on: 26 June, 2021, 09:52:57 PM »
Thanks, Colin. A powerful story and insight for all of us.
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« Reply #827 on: 04 July, 2021, 09:33:52 AM »


Dave Grice is back to take me through the Bond like romp of Zenith phase 2 by Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell.

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https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/07/159-zenith-phase-2.html

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« Reply #828 on: 04 July, 2021, 01:03:44 PM »
It's been a while since I read the lot, but as I recall, the events of Phase II resulted in the birth of Zenith's son, who due to extra-dimensional, existing-in-all-of-time-and-space shenanigans ended up being Iok Sotot (the Lloigor from Phase I).

Oh, and at least one of the superhumans that Zenith mated with was a clone of his mum.  I'm going to guess the other was Ruby Fox, but that's just a guess.  Could be one of those other sixties superhumans, like the one who fell through a mirror to another dimension (pay close attention).

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« Reply #829 on: 05 July, 2021, 06:34:45 PM »
Cheers, Sheridan. I’d forgotten all that. More to come.

Here is David’s grail page with that tricky reflection.


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« Reply #830 on: 18 July, 2021, 10:07:33 AM »


Folk horror in the prog with Thistlebone from T.C.Eglington and Simon Davis. Tony Esmond takes me into the dark woods around Harrowvale, and we discuss his own comics, reviews, and podcast.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/07/160-thistlebone.html

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« Reply #831 on: 20 July, 2021, 09:05:29 AM »
And Tony’s grail page by Eglington and Davis.


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« Reply #832 on: 20 July, 2021, 09:18:47 AM »
Damn that is an astonishing piece.

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« Reply #833 on: Today at 09:30:56 AM »


Rob Foster joins the book club to discuss the return of Johnny Alpha in The Project & Dogs of War. We talk about bringing back comic book characters from the dead and creators taking ownership of their heroes.

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