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2000 AD => General => : Eamonn Clarke 23 May, 2016, 08:59:38 AM

: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 May, 2016, 08:59:38 AM
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Mega City Book Club is my new podcast about 2000AD collected editions. The format is myself and a different guest each episode discussing the book they have chosen. You can find full details on my blog here:
http://www.megacitybookclub.com/

or the facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/Megacitybookclub

For the first show I am joined by Simon Belmont to discuss Dan Dare vol 1.
I published the episode yesterday and have submitted it to iTunes for approval to get it in their directory but in the meantime you can subscribe through iTunes or any podcatcher by using the feed address:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/MegaCityBookClub

I am a 2000AD enthusiast but not an expert and I'm sure there will be minor errors and oversights along the way, please feel free to correct me.

And please consider coming on the podcast as a guest, get in touch with the book you would like to talk about. Any 2000AD collection is fair game, including individual volumes of the case files, or allied titles that graced the Meg such as Scarlet Traces or Preacher to pick just two examples out of my left brain.

Coming up in the next couple of months will be:

Episode 2: The Complete America with Pete Wells
Episode 3: The Cursed Earth (Titan editions) with Jim Moon
Episode 4: Devlin Waugh: Swimming in Blood with Tony Richards

Other books that have been picked for future shows are (in no particular order)
Dredd: Origins
Button Man: Get Harry Ex
Gold Tiger
D.R. & Quinch
Zenith phase 1
Satan's Island

Have a listen and let me know what you think.
Cheers
Eamonn
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 May, 2016, 09:03:14 AM
and you probably won't be too surprised to hear that there is a linked justgiving page for Cancer Research UK.

This won't be a podcast that looks for sponsorship, freebies, or asks listeners for help with the running costs.
Instead if you like what you hear you might donate a quid to a good cause at:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/megacitybookclub

And many thanks to the kind and generous souls who have done so already
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Pete Wells 23 May, 2016, 12:26:34 PM
Notice how there is a necessary gap between myself and professional broadcaster Tony Richards. I believe Tony specifically requested this as he was worried my posh accent would show him up.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Steve Green 23 May, 2016, 12:37:27 PM
You'd probably want to slowly progress up or down the accents, or end up with the linguistic equivalent of the bends...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Dash Decent 23 May, 2016, 01:22:44 PM
I like the title you've chosen Eamonn, though when I first saw the post listed I thought it must be the next topic for the written story competition!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 May, 2016, 01:48:36 PM
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We're open for business!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 24 May, 2016, 05:43:58 PM
and twitter
https://twitter.com/MCBCpodcast
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Dandontdare 24 May, 2016, 06:09:39 PM
I understand why you approached Pete Wells, he's such a podcast whore, he'll sound off for anyone on any subject for the promise of a Gregg's pasty.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 24 May, 2016, 06:17:11 PM
and now searchable on itunes!

And the guests' fees are never discussed in public, only at the bar.  ;)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Dash Decent 25 May, 2016, 02:11:42 PM
'Advanced, forthright, signifficant,' i repli, kicking off the mud from my footer boots
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Hawkmumbler 25 May, 2016, 10:28:33 PM
Nicely done, eamonn, and a brilliant topic for the first episode!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Pete Wells 25 May, 2016, 10:53:04 PM
I understand why you approached Pete Wells, he's such a podcast whore, he'll sound off for anyone on any subject for the promise of a Gregg's pasty.

Greggs pasty and a cuddle.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: I, Cosh 25 May, 2016, 11:04:39 PM
I understand why you approached Pete Wells, he's such a podcast whore, he'll sound off for anyone on any subject for the promise of a Gregg's pasty.
Greggs pasty and a cuddle.
Like the corned beef pasty, Greggs don't sell those in Scotland.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 26 May, 2016, 09:21:00 AM
Cheers, guys. Simon and I appreciate the support for the first episode.
And huge thanks to Molch-R and TMO for the tweet and the link in the Thrill mail.

Pasty supplies permitting Mr Pete Wells and I will be continuing the search for America on Sunday 5th June.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Dodsy 26 May, 2016, 12:19:49 PM
Listened to the first episode driving home last night and really enjoyed it. Have already subscribed on iTunes and looking forward to the next show.

Would be great to hear some shows about Preacher, Nikolai Dante, the Dredd mega epic and Button Man in future shows (to name but a few).
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Albion 26 May, 2016, 03:19:01 PM
Good stuff. Well done Eamonn and Simon.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Pete Wells 26 May, 2016, 09:09:43 PM
Would be great to hear some shows about Preacher, Nikolai Dante, the Dredd mega epic and Button Man in future shows (to name but a few).

I bagsied Buttonman so hopefully that'll get recorded soon! A Nikolai Dante series eh? Now you're talking...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 05 June, 2016, 09:39:15 AM
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Lured by the promise of a pasty and a cuddle Pete Wells joins me in Mega City Book Club to discuss one of the all time classic Dredd tales.

In your podcatchers now and also on the slightly rejigged blog site.
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/mega-city-book-club-2-america.html

Let us know what you think.
Cheers
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpongeJosh 07 June, 2016, 12:12:05 PM
Brilliant podcast Eamonn. Made me want to read America again.

Both episodes have been really enjoyable. Keep up the good work. 
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 08 June, 2016, 08:54:41 AM
Thanks, SpongeJosh. We appreciate it.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Dandontdare 08 June, 2016, 05:22:39 PM
Another very enjoyable episode. I noticed that Pete mentioned "Hester Hyman's husband" a few times without actually remembering his name - it's that attention to detail that wins quiz trophies, Pete  :D
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Pete Wells 08 June, 2016, 08:23:22 PM
I hate you Phil!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 26 June, 2016, 09:41:25 AM
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Episode 3!

I'm joined by Jim Moon from the Hypnobobs (http://www.hypnogoria.com/html/podcast.html) podcast to discuss The Cursed Earth and to look forward to the new edition.
Podcast available on iTunes and other podcatchers, all details at  megacitybookclub.com (http://www.megacitybookclub.com)

Please follow, like and share on Facebook, Twitter and Justgiving.com.
Email any suggestions, comments, or book nominations to mcbcpodcast@gmail.com

Cheers.
Eamonn
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Hawkmumbler 26 June, 2016, 10:43:48 AM
Another hugely enjoyable episode!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 26 June, 2016, 03:47:29 PM
Thanks, Hawk. Appreciated
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpongeJosh 28 June, 2016, 01:28:58 PM
These podcasts are my favorite on the web. Another brilliant episode!

Love the enthusiasm everyone has for their chosen books.

 :thumbsup:
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 28 June, 2016, 05:16:42 PM
These podcasts are my favorite on the web. Another brilliant episode!

Love the enthusiasm everyone has for their chosen books.

 :thumbsup:

Wow, Spongejosh, thanks. It's an enthusiastic podcast.
Pick a book and come join us?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpongeJosh 28 June, 2016, 11:07:52 PM
Pick a book and come join us?
I would be honoured. Thank you for the offer.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: shaolin_monkey 29 June, 2016, 02:58:34 PM
This is great - I've thoroughly enjoyed listening to people share their favourite books. Out of those so far it's a tough choice, but Pete Wells was very convincing re America, and how it depicts the Judges.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 24 July, 2016, 08:28:51 AM
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Episode 4, in which I'm joined by Tony Richards in the Crown and Anchor for a brief discussion of Devlin Waugh: Swimming in Blood. There is some background noise as it's difficult to find a quiet spot in a London pub.

I'm going to move up the release dates so the next episode on Mandroid with Steve Green will be out in 2 weeks.

Cheers.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 24 July, 2016, 03:07:34 PM
Coming up in the next few weeks:

5: Mandroid with Steve Green
6: Scarlet Traces with Dave 'Shaolin_Monkey' Wynn
7: Button Man: Get Harry Ex with Pete Wells
8: ABC Warriors: The Black Hole with Julius Howe

A busy weekend of editing here on the MCBC super computer. Lots of flashing lights and spooling reels of tape. Think the Big Rat from Joe 90 and you'll get the picture.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpongeJosh 26 July, 2016, 12:36:27 PM
Short but sweet podcast. Still very enjoyable as always. :thumbsup:
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 29 July, 2016, 03:28:39 PM
Thanks, Josh. Steve Green and Mandroid are coming up on Sunday week and I'm going to try and release every fortnight for a while. See if I can keep up.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: AlexF 03 August, 2016, 08:46:26 AM
Just got to the end of the Cursed Earth episode. Having nostlagia-geeked over the deliberate decision to talk about the Titan albums (which were my first graphic novels, too! Well, alongisde a bunch of Tintin and Asterix), I got to get even more nostalgia-geeked by a late-minute revelation that Jim Moon has been blogging about Horror Top Trumps, one of the only things outside of 2000AD that has remained a lifelong obsession of mine.

http://hypnogoria.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/great-ghosts-of-shelves-18-horror-top.html (http://hypnogoria.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/great-ghosts-of-shelves-18-horror-top.html)
for anyone else wanting to wallow.

Lovely stuff!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Lobo Baggins 03 August, 2016, 09:27:03 AM
I got to get even more nostalgia-geeked by a late-minute revelation that Jim Moon has been blogging about Horror Top Trumps, one of the only things outside of 2000AD that has remained a lifelong obsession of mine.

Indeed - and he finally identified The Mad Axeman!  Much kudos due!  I think that makes it just The Slime Creature that's left no clue about its origins now.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 03 August, 2016, 09:59:48 AM
Thanks, guys.
Jim Moon is a very knowledgeable fellow about all such things

BTW I note that I was calling his podcast Hypnobobs when he he renamed it a Hypnogoria.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 07 August, 2016, 08:33:46 AM
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http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/mega-city-book-club-5-mandroid.html

I'm joined by Steve Green to discuss Mandroid, Minty, and the upcoming Strontium Dog fan film.
As ever there are spoilers for a splendid pair of self contained Dredd stories.

Comments, questions and suggestions very welcome.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpongeJosh 10 August, 2016, 11:09:57 PM
Another great episode. This has really piqued my interest. A cyborg, tones of The Punisher and a mecha suit thrown in? This sounds like a Tech-Noir I could enjoy.  :cool:
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: shaolin_monkey 11 August, 2016, 07:52:26 AM
Awesome!  I have to agree, this story really shows MC-1 as the meat grinder described in the film.  It's so bleak!

Great to get an insight into how Minty came to be too. 

Nice one both!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 11 August, 2016, 08:09:27 AM
Cheers, guys

And, Shaolin_Monkey, you're up next, this sunday
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Steve Green 11 August, 2016, 09:34:43 AM
Awesome!  I have to agree, this story really shows MC-1 as the meat grinder described in the film.  It's so bleak!

Great to get an insight into how Minty came to be too. 

Nice one both!

Cheers all, was fun to do!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 14 August, 2016, 09:44:23 AM
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http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/mega-city-book-club-6-scarlet-traces.html

The forum's own Shaolin_Monkey steps into an Edwardian gentlemen's version of the book club to discuss Ian Edginton & D'Israeli's three Scarlet Traces volumes. A perfect catch up if you haven't read these before the current series running in the prog.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Lobo Baggins 15 August, 2016, 11:13:47 AM
Really enjoyed the Scarlet Traces episode - although it's made me realise I loaned my copy of the adaptation of War of the Worlds (the red hardback one) to someone years ago, but I don't remember who...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Pete Wells 16 August, 2016, 02:39:02 PM
Just listened to Steve and Eamonn's Mandroid Episode. I was excellent, but needed more naked mackem in it  :D

At the end you mentioned the covers gallery and said you'd like to see the original artwork for (I assume) the cover of Prog 1453. Your wish is my command fellas!

(http://art.cafimg.com/images/Category_7767/subcat_26398/mandroid.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Steve Green 16 August, 2016, 02:48:17 PM
We all need more naked mackem in our lives.

That's lovely Pete!

Always thought Kev's Dredd would be a good starting point for an animated Dredd.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 August, 2016, 05:33:36 PM
Excellent black and white image, Pete. And this coming Sunday is the return of the Mackem as we get into Wagner and Ranson's sublime Button Man
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Proudhuff 16 August, 2016, 05:57:50 PM
Eamonn,
I've started commuting, don't ask, so looking forward to some podcast-type distractions on the train, will be intouch, if I can work out the webfu...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Pete Wells 16 August, 2016, 06:36:11 PM
A Mackem and a Scot? We're definitely going to need subtitles!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 21 August, 2016, 09:01:42 AM
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He's back, from outer space! It's the return of the Mackem as Pete Wells brings the collected Button Man: Get Harry Ex to a seedy seventies pub based version of the book club. There are spoilers for all three installments of the Harry Exton story.

Tune in via iTunes or your favourite podcatcher. Or listen on the blog site at:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/mega-city-book-club-7-button-man-get.html

And do let us know what you think.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpongeJosh 21 August, 2016, 09:08:23 PM
Been meaning to read Button Man for a while now. This episode has definitely sold it for me. Thank you Eamonn & Pete! 
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 21 August, 2016, 09:11:55 PM
Finally got around to listening to one of these (only just caught up on Thrillcast and still had a LOAD of ironing to finish). Listened to the latest one with Pete and very good stuff it is too. Hope to find time to catch up with the rest but fantastic job Eamonn (and Pete)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 22 August, 2016, 09:14:53 AM
Thanks, guys. We appreciate it.  :)
And Button Man is terrific
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Skullmo 22 August, 2016, 09:59:55 AM
Great series so far - it's always a pleasure to listen to Pete
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 28 August, 2016, 08:44:46 AM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r182/Caliban_photos/Mega%20City%20Book%20Club/episode8s_zpshrts6nhq.jpg)

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/mega-city-book-club-8-abc-warriorsthe.html

The book club is back in that noisy London pub to discuss the incredible artwork that marked the return of the ABC Warriors to the prog in 1988. Julius Howe shares his knowledge, passion and insights into the work of Bisley and SMS.

As ever, please let us know what you think.
Cheers
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Steve Green 28 August, 2016, 09:47:32 AM
Interesting, especially the background to the SMS artwork.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Old One Eye 28 August, 2016, 03:29:22 PM
Always happy to see a new episode in my phone feed.  I haven't listened to this one yet but as soon as I've read the book I'll be sticking the old ear buds in. :)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 31 August, 2016, 08:24:50 PM
Great news that SMS / Smuzz is still creating artwork, and I'd love to see him back on the prog - I'm sure sub-editor CyberMatt would be much more amenable to new Ro-Jaws / Hammerstein / ABC Warriors / other sci-fi spacey stuff.

Website here (http://www.smuzz.org.uk/)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 31 August, 2016, 09:17:39 PM
And you can find the SMS Crucible comic that Julius mentioned here
https://m.tapastic.com/series/Crucible
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 01 September, 2016, 07:16:34 AM
Didn't SMS have a strip lined up for the disaster that was Strip?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 September, 2016, 08:21:03 AM
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It's Zenith time! With David Grice discussing 2000AD's perculiarly British take on super-heroes. We were careful but there are some phase 1 spoilers.

Please let us know what you think especially if we missed something. And if we're doing things right then please share on your twitter and facebooks and all those other things the kids use.

Cheers! Mine's a pint with Siadwell.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Hawkmumbler 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.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Tony Angelino 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.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 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...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Fungus 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  :)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: james newell 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/ (http://www.simonbisleyart.com/galleries/beginnings-of-bisley/)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 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/ (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!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 08 September, 2016, 08:06:03 AM
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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
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 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.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Will Cooling 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.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 18 September, 2016, 08:54:03 AM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r182/Caliban_photos/Mega%20City%20Book%20Club/episode11s_zpsulknmrfu.jpg)

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.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 18 September, 2016, 09:30:48 AM
(http://art.cafimg.com/images/Category_8285/subcat_19556/chopper.jpg)

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.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 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.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 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.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: AlexF 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!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Pete Wells 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?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: AlexF 20 September, 2016, 01:12:48 PM
Not at all! I'm looking forward to doing the same thing in a couple of weeks.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Timothy 24 September, 2016, 09:48:59 AM
I've just discovered this podcast and have binge-listened over the last couple of days. All of the episodes have been really entertaining and informative. Well done; keep it up.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Rio De Fideldo 24 September, 2016, 11:03:46 AM
I have also recently binge listened and have enjoyed all episodes immensely.

I think the episodes which work particularly well are those ones which concentrate on the stories behind the production of the art and the art itself. I really enjoyed the ABC Warriors Black Hole review and the differences between the various reprints.

Whilst I still enjoyed the Scarlet Traces episode I think it fell into the slight trap of relating everything that happens in the story. Whenever this happens on podcasts I zone out. At the end of the day its a minor quibble and ultimately its horses for courses but i would like more tales of the making of please.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 24 September, 2016, 01:36:33 PM
Thanks, guys. I appreciate the comments.
And we are trying to concentrate more on the background and significance of each book. I thought the Scarlet Traces one was a useful fill in for any new readers to the latest story in the prog but I know what you mean about straight run throughs.
Cheers
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 25 September, 2016, 09:27:47 AM
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A return visit to the sixties fashion house book club for Simon Belmont who briefs men on Modesty Blaise before we get into the metatextual fiction of GoldTiger. We play along with the setup for a while before cracking the code and unlocking all the secrets of the greatest sixties comic that never existed.

Your comments welcomed.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/mega-city-book-club-12-goldtiger.html?m=1yt
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 02 October, 2016, 08:10:25 AM
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http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/mega-city-book-club-13-alan-moore.html

Brett Summers from CultFaction.com is my guest to discuss Alan Moore's Future Shocks. We both grew long beards especially for this episode, unfortunately Brett's may have interefered with his microphone which is why he sounds like he is trapped in a coal shed in the Boroughs.

Let us know what you think

: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Leigh S 02 October, 2016, 09:11:29 AM
Great podcast, Eamonn!  My favourite has to be the Redondo drawn "Time Machine" which (without spoilers) is still a marvel for actually getting printed in a kids comic. 

MY recommendation for Brett for contemporaneous stories to explore outside of Moore would be Nemesis The Warlock.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 02 October, 2016, 11:12:09 AM
Great podcast, Eamonn!  My favourite has to be the Redondo drawn "Time Machine" which (without spoilers) is still a marvel for actually getting printed in a kids comic. 

MY recommendation for Brett for contemporaneous stories to explore outside of Moore would be Nemesis The Warlock.

Nemesis Book III - the story that got me into 2000AD - though it wasn't in the line-up in the first progs I read, and I started buying Tooth every week the prog after it finished.  *shrug*
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 October, 2016, 04:45:44 PM
Great podcast, Eamonn!  My favourite has to be the Redondo drawn "Time Machine" which (without spoilers) is still a marvel for actually getting printed in a kids comic. 

MY recommendation for Brett for contemporaneous stories to explore outside of Moore would be Nemesis The Warlock.
Thanks, Leigh. I'll pass the recommendation onto Brett. And Nemesis should be coming up on the podcast before too long.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Tony Angelino 04 October, 2016, 09:24:40 PM
Just dug out my 2006 copy of the Complete Alan Moore Future Shocks. Enjoyed the podcast and will have to give this a re-read.

I think Moore's Future Shocks and DR & Quinch (or if you were my schoolmate Doctor & Quinch) were his best work for 2000 AD. I'm just not the biggest fan of either Skizz or Halo Jones. They weren't bad stories I just don't look back on them with the same fondness as I do other strips.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 09 October, 2016, 08:57:48 AM
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http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/mega-city-book-club-14-brass-sun.html

It's the Wren and Blimpy show as the book club goes all clockpunk to discuss the loveliness of the Brass Sun hardback.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 October, 2016, 08:38:18 AM
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http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/mega-city-book-club-15-jesus-redondo.html

It's a Jesus Redondo special as Alex Frith from http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/ joins me in the pub to discuss Monster and Return to Armageddon. Two weird but wonderful slices of 1980s comics.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 16 October, 2016, 01:10:21 PM
Still really enjoying these.  Looking forward to the Redondo one.  (And I now have a new-found appreciation for Brass Sun, which I got a bit lost reading first time round but am now re-reading - nice one!)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 October, 2016, 09:28:37 AM
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http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/mega-city-book-club-16-judge-child-quest.html

Judge Anon joins me all the way from Buenos Aires in a crackly, spacefaring Justice 1 book club to discuss the legendary Judge Child Quest.

Let us know what you think.

: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 30 October, 2016, 10:15:59 AM
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http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/mega-city-book-club-17-ballad-of-halo.html

Where did we go?
The Pub
What did we do?
Talk about one of the greatest tales Tharg has ever given us.

A lot of background noise in the pub this time and my thrill sucker suppression software has left the vocals a little
squelchy (technical term ;) ) but turn the volume up and let us know what you think.

Cheers.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 30 October, 2016, 10:40:44 AM
That's today's listening sorted.  Good stuff, Eamonn, really looking forward to this.

By the way I am guessing your folks are/were Irish?  Not just because of your first name, but also how you pronounce 'any' (either as a standalone word or a prefix).  It's the same way we Micks pronounce it, and Morrissey too for that matter (i.e. 'Annie' rather than 'Ennie'). 

Sorry, I'm just really interested in language and dialects.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 30 October, 2016, 10:50:16 AM
Where did we go?
The Pub

And what a noisy pub it was!
A lot of background noise in the pub this time and my thrill sucker suppression software has left the vocals a little
squelchy (technical term ;) ) but turn the volume up and let us know what you think.

Well done on producing a podcast from such noisy conditions with two (verbal) ramblers :)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 30 October, 2016, 12:08:28 PM
That's today's listening sorted.  Good stuff, Eamonn, really looking forward to this.

By the way I am guessing your folks are/were Irish?  Not just because of your first name, but also how you pronounce 'any' (either as a standalone word or a prefix).  It's the same way we Micks pronounce it, and Morrissey too for that matter (i.e. 'Annie' rather than 'Ennie'). 

Sorry, I'm just really interested in language and dialects.
Cheers!

Yes, my parents were from Cabra West in Dublin, they came over in 1958 and I was born in Birmingham. I'm fascinated that you spotted me from "any", my wife used to tease me about my pronounciation of that exact word when we first met. I had never realised that what I was saying was any ;) different to everyone else.

Thanks for supporting the podcast, do you fancy picking a book and coming on the show in 2017?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Spikes 30 October, 2016, 07:05:17 PM
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http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/mega-city-book-club-17-ballad-of-halo.html



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http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/mega-city-book-club-16-judge-child-quest.html




Whilst I recover from the night before ie; I'm doing absolutely nowt all day, it gives me the perfect opportunity to catch up on these excellent podcasts.

Pleased to see the Halo Jones review pop up. Happened to sit in on this, along with Supersurfer. Even though we was all huddled together in a secluded corner, the pub was that noisy, this is the first time I'm hearing what was said!

But a great review from the guests, and I need to dig out the Progs for a re-read. Also keeping one eye open for the Titan reprints books. Things of beauty.

And as I type this, I'm listening to the JCQ review podcast. A classic Dredd tale, that is so often overlooked. Which considering that ALL three artists was firing on all cylinders, and the story itself which is top notch, is kinda odd.
Not to mention all the classic characters that was introduced with this tale. But grand that somebody has picked this, so it'll be great to hear their take.



: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Frank 30 October, 2016, 08:42:22 PM
(The Judge Child is a) classic Dredd tale, that is so often overlooked. Which considering that ALL three artists was firing on all cylinders, and the story itself which is top notch, is kinda odd.

Not to mention all the classic characters that were introduced with this tale

McMahon in particular pisses all over anything in Cursed Earth or The Day The Law Died; the stories and characters are funnier, more inventive, and more interesting.

The overall narrative might be seen as less satisfying. Unlike the Apocalypse War and the epics listed above, it ends with Dredd *not* doing what he set out to do.

It's like The Searchers if John Wayne had told Natalie Wood that pigtails and fake tan made her look too tarty, then flounced off home holding Jeffrey Hunter's hand.


: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 31 October, 2016, 05:28:59 AM
That's today's listening sorted.  Good stuff, Eamonn, really looking forward to this.

By the way I am guessing your folks are/were Irish?  Not just because of your first name, but also how you pronounce 'any' (either as a standalone word or a prefix).  It's the same way we Micks pronounce it, and Morrissey too for that matter (i.e. 'Annie' rather than 'Ennie'). 

Sorry, I'm just really interested in language and dialects.
Cheers!

Yes, my parents were from Cabra West in Dublin, they came over in 1958 and I was born in Birmingham. I'm fascinated that you spotted me from "any", my wife used to tease me about my pronounciation of that exact word when we first met. I had never realised that what I was saying was any ;) different to everyone else.

Thanks for supporting the podcast, do you fancy picking a book and coming on the show in 2017?

Hell yes!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 13 November, 2016, 08:35:35 AM
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The book club switches to its usual fortnightly release schedule as the forum's very own SpongeJosh joins me to talk about a fabby collection from the Henry Flint droid. Only minimal spoilers for seven great Dredd stories.

As ever your reviews and comments are very welcome.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/mega-city-book-club-18-henry-flint.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 27 November, 2016, 09:11:29 AM
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The forum's very own Guy Robbins brings the absolutely marvellous volume 1 of the Daily Dredds to the book club.

Check it out at:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/mega-city-book-club-19-daily-dredds-vol.html

And let us know what you think.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Spikes 27 November, 2016, 11:55:40 AM
And listening to this now.

An essential book, full of gorgeous Ron Smith art, so interesting to hear other people's view on the book.

Still kick myself for not attending the FCBD signing in 2014(?) which Ron attended. Ah well...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 27 November, 2016, 12:02:51 PM
Thanks, Spikes. Looking forward to you picking a book to review at some point in the future. Or a pint at the very least. Cheers.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 11 December, 2016, 09:14:43 AM
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Episode 20! And Gareth A Hopkins introduces me to the delights of Smith and Weston's Killing Time with Winwood and Cord.

Listen in on your podcatchers or on the blog page here:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/mega-city-book-club-20-killing-time.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 11 December, 2016, 12:48:19 PM
Still kick myself for not attending the FCBD signing in 2014(?) which Ron attended. Ah well...
It was Forbidden Planet 2013 (I know that for sure as I was in hospital for an extended stay at the time and only got the FCBD comic as Rachael got my copy from Mega-City Comics in Camden).
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: auxlen 11 December, 2016, 04:18:32 PM
Just catching up now...love podcasts for long car journeys....this is pretty good.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: auxlen 11 December, 2016, 06:27:54 PM
Just listened to the collected dailies and your guest knew his stuff!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 17 December, 2016, 07:50:56 AM
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Episode 21 and it's a clips show already! Recorded at last month's Thought Bubble convention and featuring a host of Tharg's top droids plus several of his devoted Squaxx telling me about their first Progs. This is my contribution to this year's glorious 2000AD advent calendar created by P-WLS himself.

Listen in here.
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/mega-city-book-club-21-first-progs.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: shaolin_monkey 22 December, 2016, 02:44:14 PM
Loved the clips show episode!

I also thoroughly enjoyed Judge Anon chatting about the Judge Child quest. I too am a massive Hershey fan.   :)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 25 December, 2016, 08:18:51 AM
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It's Christmas! And nothing has more seasonal thrill power than a 2000AD annual. Paul Moore is my guest with His well thumbed copy of the 1982 edition. Happy Krimbo, to all my fellow Squaxx.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/mega-city-book-club-22-1982-annual.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Spikes 25 December, 2016, 09:07:20 PM
Nice choice of 2000ad release to review. Those early annuals are absolute crackers.

They have lingered well in the memory, maybe because back then, they was quite a special treat. And whilst filler reprint material is present, the original material is marvellous.

The Steve Dillon drawn tale is just superb. And as is pointed out, maybe still not 20 years old, at this point.
Incredible, and bittersweet to reread this whilst listening along to the podcast. 
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 08 January, 2017, 08:58:04 AM
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The forum's very own Albion helps me get over all of that Christmas stuffing with some chat about the Taxidermist, and the joys of being in the cast for Judge Minty and the Strontium Dog fan film.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/mega-city-book-club-23-taxidermist.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 22 January, 2017, 08:00:33 AM
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I persuaded Dunk! to wander off topic and talk about an early story by two of Tharg's greatest. Recorded at the Thought Bubble convention we talk about possibly the greatest run of Captain Britain in the Jasper's Warp storyline.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/mega-city-book-club-24-captain-britain.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 22 January, 2017, 07:39:46 PM
Great stuff Eamonn (and the guests / interviewees)!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Tony Angelino 22 January, 2017, 10:07:00 PM
Looking forward to this. Its probably my favourite Alan Moore story. Didn't read it at the time (don't remember being aware of it at the time) but caught up with it in long delayed reprints.

There was a US 7 issue reprint in the late 90's with great wraparound covers by Alan Davis and that was the first time I read the story. 

The first few episodes were written by Dave Thorpe but those weren't good at all. I think they sometimes get left out of the reprint editions. Alan Davis' art wasn't great on the early episodes either but he was just starting out. 
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: AlexF 23 January, 2017, 12:49:02 PM
This remains my favourite ever superhero storyline. Looking forward to listening to the conversation about it. Opening up the podcast to strips by 2000AD alums means you'll never run out of comics to discuss, too!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Robo-K33F 23 January, 2017, 03:58:37 PM
One of you chaps mentioned in the episode that The Fury later returned to the marvel universe...SAY IT ISN'T SO?!?!?!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Dunk! 23 January, 2017, 04:14:47 PM
Combines with a returning Jim Jaspers to become The Jury?

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: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Link Prime 23 January, 2017, 04:20:29 PM
At last Alan Davis was the artist when Chris Claremont resurrected The Fury for that Uncanny X-Men run...

I recall that Warren Ellis also featured The Fury (Furies?) in one of his X-Men arcs.
Not too memorable.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 27 January, 2017, 10:38:37 AM
Thanks for comments, folks.
Dunk and I are delighted to learn that this run of Captain Britain is as important to others as it is to us. Cheers.

And stay tuned for my next episode with David Bishop discussing Thrill-Power Overload just in time for the 40th updated version. Out on Sunday February 5th, set thrill-podcatchers to receive.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Tony Angelino 30 January, 2017, 09:27:08 PM
If you like Alan Davis its also worth looking at issue #23 of Excalibur which had a Dredd parody. This was part of his run with Chris Claremont.

Later on he took over both writing and drawing the book and those issues are really worth seeking out if they aren't currently in a collection.

: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 05 February, 2017, 09:09:35 AM
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My 25th episode and David Bish-op himself is my special guest to discuss Thrill-Power Overload just in time for the publication of the updated 40 years version. Tune in on your favourite podcatcher or at the link below.
 
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/mega-city-book-club-25-thrill-power.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Fungus 05 February, 2017, 10:43:34 AM
Almost keeping up with these...!
The 1982 Annual was great and probably my favourite so far. An inspired choice and by its nature completely spoiler-free (it's a tricky one to cover a book well but not give away major plot elements  :-\ ).

Keep up the zarjaz work  :)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Frank 05 February, 2017, 12:35:00 PM
My 25th episode and David Bish-op himself is my special guest to discuss Thrill-Power Overload just in time for the publication of the updated 40 years version.
 
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/mega-city-book-club-25-thrill-power.html


'STOP THIS UNSPEAKABLE PRACTICE'


Gold, Eamonn. Well done for asking the third person question, which must have bugged everyone who's ever read that book.


: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 05 February, 2017, 02:50:49 PM
Cheers, guys. Glad to know the episodes are getting out there.  :D
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 February, 2017, 08:55:07 AM
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Adam Murdough from the American podcast Comic Geek Speak brings another Alan Moore classic to the book club. Plug in your earbuds and make sure to Mind the oranges, Marlon!

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/mega-city-book-club-26-dr-quinch.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Tony Angelino 19 February, 2017, 10:34:37 AM
That is, like, totally amazing man.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 20 February, 2017, 05:48:17 PM
And of course:
"Eat plutonium death, you disgusting alien weirdos. "
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 24 February, 2017, 09:58:35 AM
I've been tinkering with the feed and you may find episode 1 showing up agian in your podcatchers. Apologies.
 :-[
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 26 February, 2017, 09:02:42 AM
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Overcoming last week's technical glitch with some bonus audio recorded at the 40th festival. Several droids and fans tell me their favourite moments from 40 glorious years.

Listen in.
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/mega-city-book-club-27-40-years-of.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 05 March, 2017, 09:58:24 AM
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I persuaded art-droid Mark Sexton to join me in that London pub to discuss an absolutely essential piece of British comics history, Charley's War. Despite me constantly mis-pronouncing Joe Colquhoun's name it was a fascinating discussion.

Listen in and let us know.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/mega-city-book-club-28-charleys-war.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Rogue Judge 10 March, 2017, 01:04:40 AM
I just listened to episodes 27 & 28 - great stuff! You interviewed some real talents at the 40th and (not surprisingly) the Dead Man seemed to be a favorite. I have also been reading Charley's War lately and finished reading v2 just a few weeks ago, so this podcast was good timing - vol.1 is good but vol.2 is brilliant and captures so many of the great moments you two discussed (poor Ginger).

I look forward to the next episode!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 March, 2017, 10:52:02 AM
Cheers. It's Nemesis: The Gothic Empire next week
and recorded a long episode with Pete Wells last night about the Art of Judge Dredd book
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 10 March, 2017, 10:42:56 PM
Cheers. It's Nemesis: The Gothic Empire next week
and recorded a long episode with Pete Wells last night about the Art of Judge Dredd book


Book IV was the first complete Nemesis book I ever read (Book III was the first one I read, but I didn't manage to fill in the gaps in my back progs until way after Gothic Empire had finished).

Not listened to it yet, but does Joe's surname get pronounced correctly in the current podcast?  Despite having first read bits of Charlie's War back in the early eighties, I have no idea how it should be pronounced.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Tony Angelino 11 March, 2017, 11:20:53 AM
I dont think it is pronounced correctly in the podcast. I always thought it was pronounced "Ka Hoon" of Cahoon. I know Pat Mills has said it in some of the ECBT podcasts but I cant remember what way he said it.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 11 March, 2017, 02:53:40 PM
Yeah, I think it should be Col or Cal-hoon, and not Col-koon as I kept saying. Apologies, Joe
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: CrazyFoxMachine 12 March, 2017, 06:54:24 PM
Nice Charley's War one that, despite the pubnoise! I too have visions of Uncle Pat 'stabbing at the typewriter and muttering loudly to himself'  :lol:
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Tony Angelino 13 March, 2017, 10:16:16 PM
Yes it was a great podcast. I read the story as a kid and the part with Ginger that is described in the podcast is one of those bits that have always stayed with me. Its always one of the bits that people bring up in a comic strip that is full of similar moments.

I don't think I had ever read anything like it at the time.  Very shocking yet also understated and matter-of-fact.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 March, 2017, 09:12:48 AM
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Time for some Nemesis the Warlock with Luke Williams and the Gothic Empire. There are some spoilers including the big one as we discuss Bryan Talbot's work for the house of Tharg.

Listen in.
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/mega-city-book-club-29-gothic-empire.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: WhizzBang 19 March, 2017, 01:21:58 PM
Hi Eammon, I have only just started listening to your podcasts in the last 2 weeks and would like to let you know that I have enjoyed them immensely. Thanks for your effort (and your guests of course)!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 March, 2017, 09:46:49 PM
Cheers, Whizzbang. We really appreciate that.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 20 March, 2017, 12:40:34 AM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r182/Caliban_photos/Mega%20City%20Book%20Club/episode29s_zpswm9lp0oa.jpg)

Time for some Nemesis the Warlock with Luke Williams and the Gothic Empire. There are some spoilers including the big one as we discuss Bryan Talbot's work for the house of Tharg.

Listen in.
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/mega-city-book-club-29-gothic-empire.html (http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/mega-city-book-club-29-gothic-empire.html)

Not having listened to it yet, I'm wondering what the big spoiler is!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 20 March, 2017, 01:23:27 PM
It's number 3.  ;)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Tony Angelino 21 March, 2017, 07:03:05 PM
Having never been a huge Nemesis fan I do remember enjoying the Bryan Talbot illustrated stories. In no small part due to the return of some familiar faces and the feeling that there was a connected universe in 2000AD. Possibly the only time this had happened before was the Giant character from Dredd/Harlem Heroes (I'm probably wrong about that though). 

After listening to this podcast I'm going to have to hunt out a collection of this as I don't think I've a complete run of progs with those stories.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 02 April, 2017, 08:27:18 AM
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Fresh from the Megacast and the first guest to Three-Pete (sic), it's the return of the Mackem again as Pete reviews the absolutely gorgeous Art of Judge Dredd book. Top marks and pasties all round.

Listen in:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/mega-city-book-club-30-art-of-judge.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 02 April, 2017, 09:21:47 AM
Should point out this is a bumper length episode of 2 hours. And I had a few audio problems with some new recording software which I have sorted now but squelch my vocals in a few places on this one.
 :-[
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Pete Wells 02 April, 2017, 10:20:40 AM
Two hours with Pete Wells!?! There should be a law against it.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 02 April, 2017, 11:58:02 AM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r182/Caliban_photos/Mega%20City%20Book%20Club/episode30s_zps8wctjsha.jpg)

Fresh from the Megacast and the first guest to Three-Pete (sic), it's the return of the Mackem again as Pete reviews the absolutely gorgeous Art of Judge Dredd book. Top marks and pasties all round.

Listen in:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/mega-city-book-club-30-art-of-judge.html (http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/mega-city-book-club-30-art-of-judge.html)
Rackle says: "What? Nipple pasties?"
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 02 April, 2017, 12:04:21 PM
Having never been a huge Nemesis fan I do remember enjoying the Bryan Talbot illustrated stories. In no small part due to the return of some familiar faces and the feeling that there was a connected universe in 2000AD. Possibly the only time this had happened before was the Giant character from Dredd/Harlem Heroes (I'm probably wrong about that though). 

After listening to this podcast I'm going to have to hunt out a collection of this as I don't think I've a complete run of progs with those stories.

Old One Eye / Satanus / Golgotha!  (though I didn't read any of those at the time they came out, being introduced to OOE in the 1985 annual and Satanus in The Vengeance of Thoth)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Rackle 02 April, 2017, 12:08:12 PM

<snip>
Top marks and pasties all round.

Listen in:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/mega-city-book-club-30-art-of-judge.html (http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/mega-city-book-club-30-art-of-judge.html)
Rackle says: "What? Nipple pasties?"   

 :lol: Especially for when you take yer top off in London pubs, eh Pete?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 02 April, 2017, 01:14:45 PM
Please. You do not want to see him try and revolve two Greggs steak bakes in opposite directions.
Literally stomach churning.
 :P
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: CrazyFoxMachine 11 April, 2017, 07:30:47 PM
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Preparing for my episode recording with Selina :-\
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 11 April, 2017, 07:37:07 PM
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Preparing for my episode recording with Selina :-\

I'm looking forward to hearing what Selina has to say...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Rogue Judge 12 April, 2017, 12:15:38 AM
I just listened to episode 30 - great stuff! As covers were described I found myself googling them to see what I was missing (such as the one by PJ Holden and some of the other classics - Democracy isn't working etc..).

This sounds like a beautiful book, I have never purchased an art book before but am now considering The Art of Judge Dredd: Featuring 35 Years of Zarjaz Covers. It sounds like the art and commentary within are well worth it. Cheers
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Tony Angelino 12 April, 2017, 10:33:03 PM
I enjoyed the podcast but found as it continued, post the newsstand issues, I just didn't have the knowledge of the covers that Eamonn and Pete were discussing. 

I think you probably needed to be either near a computer or have a copy of the book to fully enjoy this particular episode.

Good to see Prog 61 getting a special mention though as I would say its the greatest Prog cover of all time (as Spikes Harvey Rotten might say).
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Steve Green 12 April, 2017, 11:18:01 PM
I guess certain aspects of it lend itself to a youtube video, even if it's just grabs of the relevant covers.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 13 April, 2017, 02:48:56 PM
Yes, it does sort of need you to have the book to hand I'm afraid.
Maybe we'll video next time P-WLS returns.  :-[
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 13 April, 2017, 02:51:38 PM
And for anyone who doesn't do Facebook here is a list of the episodes so far and the books picked for the coming year:

Episodes
1: Dan Dare vol 1 with Simon Belmont​
2. The Complete America with Pete Wells
3. The Cursed Earth (Titan editions) with Jim Moon
4. Devlin Waugh: Swimming in Blood with Tony Richards
5. Mandroid with Steve Green
6. Scarlet Traces​ with Scowlin Munkeh
7. Button Man: Get Harry Ex with Pete Wells
8. ABC Warriors: The Black Hole with Julius Howe
9. Zenith Phase 1 with David Grice
10. The Mighty One with Will Cooling
11. Chopper: Song of the Surfer with Glen Lees
12 GoldTiger with Simon Belmont
13. Alan Moore's Future Shocks with Brett Summers
14. Brass Sun with Nathan Duck
15. Monster & Return to Armageddon with Alex Frith
16. Judge Child Quest with Judge Anon
17. The Ballad of Halo Jones with Sheridan Kelly and Rachael Bullmore​
18. The Henry Flint collection with SpongeJosh
19. The Daily Dredds vol 1 with Guy Robbins​
20. Indigo Prime: Killing Time with Gareth Hopkins
21. First Progs
22. 2000AD 1982 annual with Paul Moore
23. The Taxidermist with Steve Longdon​
24. Captain Britain: Endgame with Duncan Nimmo
25. Thrill-power Overload with David Bishop
26. D.R, & Quinch with Adam Murdough
27. 40 years of 2000AD
28. Charley's War with Mark Sexton
29. Nemesis Book 4: The Gothic Empire with Luke Williams​
30. The Art of Judge Dredd with Pete Wells
31. Nikolai Dante vol 1 with Matthew Ellis​
32. Strontium Dog on Big Finish with Brian Doob​
33. Strontium Dog S/D agency files 1 with Steve Green​
34. A Tale of One Bad Rat with Owen Watts

Books to come:

The Pit
Rogue Trooper vol 1
Nemesis Book 1
Dredd: Urban Warfare
Titan
The Apocalypse War
Tour of Duty : The Backlash
Zenith Phase 2
Harry 20 on the High Rock
Fiends of the Eastern Front
Ro-Busters: the complete nuts and bolts vol 1
Heavy Metal Dredd
City of the Damned
Low life volume 2
Dredd Case files volume 5
Zombo book 1
Slaine: The Horned God
Harlem Heroes
Cradlegrave
The Midnight Surfer
OZ
Brit-Cit Noir
The Judge Dredd role playing game
Stickleback vol 1
The Complete Al's Baby
The Stainless Steel Rat

In 2018
Alice in Sunderland
The Last American
Young Death
Portrait of a Mutant
Dan Dare vol 2
The Dredd Batman collection
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 13 April, 2017, 03:47:14 PM
And for anyone who doesn't do Facebook here is a list of the episodes so far and the books picked for the coming year:

Books to come:

Nemesis Book 1

Now is that the Titan edition - so truly 'Book I' of Nemesis the Warlock' - or the latest available Rebellion reprint - so the first few books?

The Judge Dredd role playing game

The Games Workshop, Mongoose (D20) or Mongoose (Traveller) version?






(and there'll be a NEW version out soon)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 13 April, 2017, 04:11:10 PM
That's book 1 as in the Titan edition, not the phone book collection of 1-4.

And Matt Sharp is going to guide me gently through the various RPGs after I rolled a 0 for experience.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Lobo Baggins 13 April, 2017, 04:23:14 PM
The Judge Dredd role playing game

The Games Workshop, Mongoose (D20) or Mongoose (Traveller) version?

The Games Workshop version, along with the Judge Dredd Companion with mentions of the Judgement Day and Slaughter Margin campaigns, but not Citi-Block (because I haven't got it), as well as mentioning the Judge Dredd Boardgame as well as Block Mania and Mega Mania, but not Rogue Trooper (because I haven't got that one either).

In the best traditions of a role-playing game session, I've got either about ten minutes of material, or it's going to be a gruelling campaign that'll take about eighteen months to get through :)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 13 April, 2017, 04:41:28 PM
The Judge Dredd role playing game

The Games Workshop, Mongoose (D20) or Mongoose (Traveller) version?

The Games Workshop version, along with the Judge Dredd Companion with mentions of the Judgement Day and Slaughter Margin campaigns, but not Citi-Block (because I haven't got it), as well as mentioning the Judge Dredd Boardgame as well as Block Mania and Mega Mania, but not Rogue Trooper (because I haven't got that one either).

In the best traditions of a role-playing game session, I've got either about ten minutes of material, or it's going to be a gruelling campaign that'll take about eighteen months to get through :)

I'll look forward to that one (I own everything you mentioned except the JDRPG/WH40K Citiblock supplement).  My view on the JD boardgame - great art, fun to play but gets repetitive very quickly. 

Eamonn - when can we expect that to be broadcast, or are they roughly in recording / editing / broad/podcast order already?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 April, 2017, 08:39:07 AM
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Bojemoi! Happy Easter, everybody. And here is Matthew Ellis to launch a Faberge egg hunt and introduce me to the wonders of Nikolai Dante.

Listen in here.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/mega-city-book-club-31-too-cool-to-kill.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 April, 2017, 12:42:27 PM

Eamonn - when can we expect that to be broadcast, or are they roughly in recording / editing / broad/podcast order already?

Probably November. The recording order should be something like this

The Apocalypse War
Lowlife 2
Cradlegrave
Rogue Trooper
Oz
Horned God
Stickleback
Robusters
Harlem Heroes
The VCs
Harry 20
The Role Playing Games
Al's Baby
City of the  Damned
Tour of duty: the Backlash
Zombo
Heavy Metal Dredd
Midnite Surfer
The Last American
Case Files 5

But if you look at the full list you will see that there are also a bunch of books to try and fit in there or to carry over to next year. Lots to get through, sorry it's so far in the future.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 22 April, 2017, 10:06:05 PM
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Bojemoi! Happy Easter, everybody. And here is Matthew Ellis to launch a Faberge egg hunt and introduce me to the wonders of Nikolai Dante.

Listen in here.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/mega-city-book-club-31-too-cool-to-kill.html (http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/mega-city-book-club-31-too-cool-to-kill.html)

My podcast feed today:
...coincidence?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 22 April, 2017, 10:12:30 PM

Eamonn - when can we expect that to be broadcast, or are they roughly in recording / editing / broad/podcast order already?

Probably November. The recording order should be something like this
(snip)
But if you look at the full list you will see that there are also a bunch of books to try and fit in there or to carry over to next year. Lots to get through, sorry it's so far in the future.

Well, I would be upset, but there's so much other stuff to look forward to in the meantime!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: positronic 23 April, 2017, 03:03:20 PM
I own a number of the collections you've reviewed. Others like that review of Nemesis the Warlock: The Gothic Empire I will have to skip for a little while, because of spoilers. Thanks for proper spoiler-labeling!

I only got THE ART OF JUDGE DREDD myself last month, so I know how you must have felt! Great book, as is THRILL-POWER OVERLOAD (I got the newly-updated 40th Anniversary HC version of only a couple of months past). That one was so zarjaz that I've been trawling through my older 2000 AD graphic collections and ordering new ones from Amazon ever since!

I'm sure your page is going to be a great help with recommendations. You should try to review Nemesis the Warlock: Termight Edition HC, as I'm curious about the small details of how that differs (apart from the added colour) from the regular first 3 books of Nemesis.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Pete Wells 28 April, 2017, 07:29:16 PM
I've been binge listening to these over the last few weeks and it's definitely my favourite podcast. Every single one has made me want to go and reread the book that's being discussed and Eamonn is an incredible host.

I'd like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has appeared on the podcast up to now, you're all stars!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 28 April, 2017, 11:06:34 PM
I've been binge listening to these over the last few weeks and it's definitely my favourite podcast. Every single one has made me want to go and reread the book that's being discussed and Eamonn is an incredible host.

I'd like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has appeared on the podcast up to now, you're all stars!

Thank you, thank you  it's true, we are ;)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: positronic 29 April, 2017, 06:51:13 AM
Having never been a huge Nemesis fan I do remember enjoying the Bryan Talbot illustrated stories. In no small part due to the return of some familiar faces and the feeling that there was a connected universe in 2000AD. Possibly the only time this had happened before was the Giant character from Dredd/Harlem Heroes (I'm probably wrong about that though).

The appearance of Satanus in The Cursed Earth story arc (which connects the Judge Dredd strip to Flesh) is another early indication of a "2000 AD Universe". There were also various tangential references to Mega-Cities in Ro-Busters, connecting that strip to Judge Dredd as well. Hammerstein was shown to be involved in fighting the Volgan War in Ro-Busters, which connected that strip to Invasion, and of course the Ro-Busters strip evolved into a spinoff, ABC Warriors.

Not all of the early attempts at creating ties between different strips survived over time. For example there was a mid-1990s Dredd story arc involving Hammerstein (from Ro-Busters/ABC Warriors), but more recent ABC Warriors stories changed some dating of events and showed historical situations which conflicted with the history of Dredd's strip, rendering the mid-1990s Hammerstein/Dredd connection non-canonical (it's fair to say the story was probably hatched in light of the unnamed ABC Warrior robot's appearance in the Stallone Judge Dredd movie), as well as the earliest references to a shared universe with Dredd in Ro-Busters.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 29 April, 2017, 12:32:00 PM
Thanks all. Glad people are enjoying my little podcast.

Positronic, I don't think anyone has picked the Termight edition yet if you want to come on the podcast next year??
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: positronic 29 April, 2017, 04:20:31 PM
Thanks all. Glad people are enjoying my little podcast.

Positronic, I don't think anyone has picked the Termight edition yet if you want to come on the podcast next year??

I was looking at your reviews more for guidance in what I might consider essential reading/buying choices, but as I've already read Nemesis some (*ahem*) years ago, I'm inclined to buy that Termight edition anyway. I'm told it differs in some details (artwork having been altered by Kevin O'Neil for the color reprints in the Eagle Comics NEMESIS miniseries) from the stories as they first appeared in 2000 AD. I'm not clear on the precise differences, but I'd also have to dig around in my (large, but somewhat disorganized) collection of older comics to see if I can still find the original Titan graphic albums of the first three Nemesis books (from the 1980s) for comparison.

If no one else is going to do it first, then I guess I'll order a copy. I might be up to reviewing it afterward (again, it would be nice to find those Titan Books editions for comparative purposes). I'll let you know when I get the Termight edition and have had a chance to read it (for the first time since the 1980s), Eamonn.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 29 April, 2017, 04:25:05 PM
Excellent, Positronic.

And stay tuned, everyone. Tomorrow morning we has some Big Finish Strontium Dog audio adventures to review.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 30 April, 2017, 03:25:18 AM
I was looking at your reviews more for guidance in what I might consider essential reading/buying choices, but as I've already read Nemesis some (*ahem*) years ago, I'm inclined to buy that Termight edition anyway. I'm told it differs in some details (artwork having been altered by Kevin O'Neil for the color reprints in the Eagle Comics NEMESIS miniseries) from the stories as they first appeared in 2000 AD. I'm not clear on the precise differences, but I'd also have to dig around in my (large, but somewhat disorganized) collection of older comics to see if I can still find the original Titan graphic albums of the first three Nemesis books (from the 1980s) for comparison.

I don't have the Temight edition, but do have the Eagle reprints (though perhaps they should be called edits, as they're more involved than the standard reprint).  Assuming you can you can recognise artistic styles it's pretty easy to tell the difference, even without a side-by-side comparison.  From memory the standard changes are either: a) Kevin O'Neill extending an existing panel at the top or bottom of the page or b) adding wide, shallow panels before or after the page as originally printed.  As he's editing artwork he originally drew between 1980 to 1983 in 1985 you can tell his newer stuff due to the way his style has developed in that time.  He's possibly drawing the new material at a different scale as well, as it's not quite as detailed as the original Nemesis Book III artwork.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: positronic 30 April, 2017, 04:48:59 AM
I was looking at your reviews more for guidance in what I might consider essential reading/buying choices, but as I've already read Nemesis some (*ahem*) years ago, I'm inclined to buy that Termight edition anyway. I'm told it differs in some details (artwork having been altered by Kevin O'Neil for the color reprints in the Eagle Comics NEMESIS miniseries) from the stories as they first appeared in 2000 AD. I'm not clear on the precise differences, but I'd also have to dig around in my (large, but somewhat disorganized) collection of older comics to see if I can still find the original Titan graphic albums of the first three Nemesis books (from the 1980s) for comparison.

I don't have the Temight edition, but do have the Eagle reprints (though perhaps they should be called edits, as they're more involved than the standard reprint).  Assuming you can you can recognise artistic styles it's pretty easy to tell the difference, even without a side-by-side comparison.  From memory the standard changes are either: a) Kevin O'Neill extending an existing panel at the top or bottom of the page or b) adding wide, shallow panels before or after the page as originally printed.  As he's editing artwork he originally drew between 1980 to 1983 in 1985 you can tell his newer stuff due to the way his style has developed in that time.  He's possibly drawing the new material at a different scale as well, as it's not quite as detailed as the original Nemesis Book III artwork.

Thanks, Sheridan. I may have the Eagle Comics miniseries as well somewhere, but like I say, my collection goes back quite a while so things are bagged and boxed, and boxes are piled on top of other boxes...

I figured it was something like what you mention, but I didn't know if (other than changing things to fit the difference in relative page dimensions) O'Neill had redrawn panels if upon review he had determined that there were some particular panel or figure he was never quite happy with but never had the time to re-do originally because of deadlines, or if he possibly even added a page here or there where he felt like more in the way of explanation was called for or to make the story flow better, so he might have inserted one between the original pages where there was space available in the American comic format version.

From what I have heard there is some of the latter going on today with newer stories being reprinted in trade paperbacks, where the artist (or writer) has time to stop and re-review the story after its first serialized printing in standard format comics, but before it is being committed to a final version in a TP release.

: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 30 April, 2017, 09:19:03 AM
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Brian Doob from the British Invaders (http://britishinvaders.com/) science fiction podcast brings along the Big Finish Strontium Dog audios with two stories about Johnny, Wulf, Middenface and the Gronk. Starring no less than Simon Pegg and Jacqueline Pearce.

Tune in and let me know what you think

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/mega-city-book-club-32-strontium-dog.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: positronic 30 April, 2017, 11:12:40 AM
Good show. I wasn't aware of these audiobooks. Simon Pegg seems like a strange casting choice for Johnny Alpha, but then I haven't heard it. Of course I'm imagining as if it were a movie or TV show, with Simon wearing the body armor & helmet!  :lol:  If he played it straight like you described, I'm sure he was probably fine (he was fine as Scotty in the new Star Trek movies too, although sometimes the character verged into a little comedy).
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 30 April, 2017, 01:39:08 PM
Good show. I wasn't aware of these audiobooks. Simon Pegg seems like a strange casting choice for Johnny Alpha, but then I haven't heard it. Of course I'm imagining as if it were a movie or TV show, with Simon wearing the body armor & helmet!  :lol:  If he played it straight like you described, I'm sure he was probably fine (he was fine as Scotty in the new Star Trek movies too, although sometimes the character verged into a little comedy).

Not a Star Trek fan (or a fan of the idea of rebooting continuity like that) but the Star Trek movies do have Johnny Alpha as Scotty and Joe Dredd as Bones, so they can't be all bad ;-)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: matty_ae 01 May, 2017, 01:04:13 PM
Love the podcast
Currently downloading the two recommended & available ones.
Brian's got a great voice - great double act.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: positronic 01 May, 2017, 02:47:23 PM
Not a Star Trek fan (or a fan of the idea of rebooting continuity like that) but the Star Trek movies do have Johnny Alpha as Scotty and Joe Dredd as Bones, so they can't be all bad ;-)

I can't say I cared at all for the last of the three movies (to the point where I was so disinterested in what was going on 20 minutes or so into it, that I just got up and left).

The first Star Trek film is a reboot, but it's an in-continuity reboot, which is something of a different thing. It has to do with a Romulan named Nero and Spock traveling into the past (from Spock's last appearance in a Next Generation episode), and their temporal interference with historical events creating an alternate tangent universe to the original TV series. I liked the fact that they respected the fans' intelligence enough to make the reboot an actual part of the plot of film.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Jim_Campbell 01 May, 2017, 08:54:37 PM
I liked the fact that they respected the fans' intelligence enough to make the reboot an actual part of the plot of film. came up with a reboot concept that allowed them keep the original continuity as in-canon and thus safeguard future box-set sales of TOS, TNG, DS9, Voyager and Enterprise.

FTFY.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: positronic 01 May, 2017, 09:29:19 PM
Economic necessity, Jim. They weren't NOT going to do a reboot, because the classic characters were what was needed for recognition. Recasting and rebooting therefore became one and the same. Given the fact that you ARE doing it, at least giving it some plausible in-story explanation is better than shoving a re-do down viewers' throats and expecting them to just ignore the re-cast characters. CGI'ing the whole cast was obviously out of the budget.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 14 May, 2017, 08:17:33 AM
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Johnny Alpha month continues with Steve Green back in the book club to discuss the first volume of the Search Destroy Agency files, and to talk about the Strontium Dog fan film (http://www.strontiumdogfanfilm.com/) just in time for its internet release next week.

Listen in and let us know.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/mega-city-book-club-33-strontium-dog.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Steve Green 14 May, 2017, 08:32:23 AM
Cheers!

(Week on Tuesday, the 23rd)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 14 May, 2017, 11:47:47 AM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r182/Caliban_photos/Mega%20City%20Book%20Club/episode33s_zpsovqalaqj.jpg)

Johnny Alpha month continues with Steve Green back in the book club to discuss the first volume of the Search Destroy Agency files, and to talk about the Strontium Dog fan film (http://www.strontiumdogfanfilm.com/) just in time for its internet release next week.

Listen in and let us know.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/mega-city-book-club-33-strontium-dog.html

Maybe Strontium Dog month will stir interest in a third SD novella and provoke publication of a three-story paperback, as discussed on the 2000AD novels thread (http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=44444).
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: positronic 14 May, 2017, 12:27:07 PM
Not to diminish the importance of the Dredd franchise to Rebellion, but I always felt they had a half-dozen good pillars in strips/characters who were in place from early on: besides Dredd, Strontium Dog, Rogue Trooper, Nemesis the Warlock, Ro-Busters/A.B.C. Warriors, and even a couple of strips that didn't get into the mix until late in the 1980s, like Anderson and Bad Company.

These were all high-concept ideas very easy to get a basic grasp of, and all of them beautifully designed characters, any one of which would make a great movie, television show, videogame, novel series, etc. As rich as Judge Dredd world is, it would be a real shame to ignore the potential to promote these characters to more exposure and greater recognition among the general public. I'm reminded of how many of the Marvel heroes like Iron Man or Daredevil (and even Captain America, for some decades there) saw very little in the way of exploitation or merchandising as franchises, and were considered second-stringers (even the Avengers!) beside Spider-Man, X-Men, and the Fantastic Four. Surely the potential of characters like Strontium Dog has barely been realized as yet.

Eamonn and Steve, loved this week's podcast and can't wait to see the fan film!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: shaolin_monkey 15 May, 2017, 02:05:27 AM
Just caught up with the Strontium Dog audio tapes - very interesting! I had completely forgotten Pegg plays Alpha!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: CrazyFoxMachine 16 May, 2017, 11:18:20 AM
Just listened to the Steve Green SD one - very good, goes into some real depth about the recording of the (amazing) SD fan film. Steve is refreshingly matter-of-fact about some of the sacrifices made but I suppose we wouldn't have such an incredibly solid end product if the folk making it weren't beating themselves up about every choice - can't wait to see it again on YouTube/Vimeo.

Fan art is considered an apt tribute as well... hhmmmm
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Steve Green 16 May, 2017, 11:41:40 AM
Thanks, glad people enjoyed it!

I can't remember what I said exactly, but yeah with the fan films I tend to get a bit worn-out/depressed by the end of things.

Working on the post-production side of things, It's more of a long slog, shoots are physical effort but they're over quickly.

Pre-production there's still the excitement of potential, by the time you hit post and it's tracking Johnny's eyes for the hundredth time, the excitement has died off - the only relief is when you get someone else's contribution, whether that's in sound or an edit.

At the end it's more just, that's not how I wanted it to be - but I think it might have been Dave Gibbons who posted about people only seeing how the end product falls short compared to how they imagined it - everyone else just sees the end product.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 16 May, 2017, 11:53:19 PM
Thanks, glad people enjoyed it!

I can't remember what I said exactly, but yeah with the fan films I tend to get a bit worn-out/depressed by the end of things.

Working on the post-production side of things, It's more of a long slog, shoots are physical effort but they're over quickly.

Pre-production there's still the excitement of potential, by the time you hit post and it's tracking Johnny's eyes for the hundredth time, the excitement has died off - the only relief is when you get someone else's contribution, whether that's in sound or an edit.

At the end it's more just, that's not how I wanted it to be - but I think it might have been Dave Gibbons who posted about people only seeing how the end product falls short compared to how they imagined it - everyone else just sees the end product.

Well, I've not quite seen the end product of the S/D film yet, but what I saw at the 40th was impressive - can't wait to see it again!  One week 'til planned release/publication date...

By the way, your film comes up second and third when I search for "Strontium Dog" on google...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 20 May, 2017, 05:39:09 PM
Cheers, all. Thanks for all the support.
And stay tuned for a week's time when the CrazyFoxMachine leads me off-piste as we follow one of the UK's great comic auteurs, Bryan Talbot, to the Tale of One Bad Rat.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: positronic 20 May, 2017, 05:43:17 PM
I hope he had something to say about Luther Arkwright, Nemesis, and a few other things as well. Should be interesting!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 21 May, 2017, 10:10:40 AM
Thanks to a suggestion from the official art correspondent of the podcast, Lord Pete of Wells himself, we now have a virtual art gallery on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/Megacitybookclub/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1151682354960763) for images of all the grail pages picked by my guests and myself.

I'm slowly adding the pictures as I go back and listen to the past episodes while I'm also editing the next three.

Check it out an enjoy. I'll try and add them here as we go along as well.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 21 May, 2017, 01:02:48 PM
Thanks to a suggestion from the official art correspondent of the podcast, Lord Pete of Wells himself, we now have a virtual art gallery on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pg/Megacitybookclub/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1151682354960763) for images of all the grail pages picked by my guests and myself.

I'm slowly adding the pictures as I go back and listen to the past episodes while I'm also editing the next three.

Check it out an enjoy. I'll try and add them here as we go along as well.

The Facebook tag now makes sense!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 21 May, 2017, 05:04:03 PM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r182/Caliban_photos/Grail%20pages/Number4cartridge_zpslhs6zdop.jpg)

Steve's grail page.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 28 May, 2017, 09:26:15 AM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r182/Caliban_photos/Mega%20City%20Book%20Club/episode34s_zps0hrd2ogp.jpg)

The Crazy Fox Machine himself, Owen Watts, takes the book club off piste to discuss Bryan Talbot's stunning The Tale of One Bad Rat. Content warning: this book does deal with the consequences of child sexual abuse. It is a very important piece of literature but please be warned in advance.

Listen in and let us know

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/mega-city-book-club-34-tale-of-one-bad.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 28 May, 2017, 11:42:33 AM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r182/Caliban_photos/Grail%20pages/9AB9CCDE-0397-4D8C-BF92-8A25C10CC456_zps1rfmhdow.jpg)

And an ectastic moment for a grail page.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 28 May, 2017, 02:54:58 PM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r182/Caliban_photos/Grail%20pages/9AB9CCDE-0397-4D8C-BF92-8A25C10CC456_zps1rfmhdow.jpg)

And an ectastic moment for a grail page.

Just listening to the podcast now - it's been a very long time since I read it, but I'm doing a grand sort-out at the moment so I'm sure it'll emerge soon...

The grailpage there is the only one I can clearly remember off the top of my head, so good choice!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 11 June, 2017, 08:11:30 AM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r182/Caliban_photos/Mega%20City%20Book%20Club/episode35s_zpshfj3cpan.jpg)

Mr Jim Moon from Hypnogoria (http://www.hypnogoria.com/html/podcast.html) is back in the book club with the mega epic that nearly ended the Mega-City. Dance the Apocalypso as we revisit one of Dredd's darkest hours.

Listen in:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/mega-city-book-club-35-apocalypse-war.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 11 June, 2017, 09:06:28 AM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r182/Caliban_photos/Grail%20pages/EA2CE0E0-6724-4C1F-8818-139973161808_zpsyqrlirca.jpg)

Jim's epic grail page!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Lobo Baggins 11 June, 2017, 03:29:06 PM
It seems my racking my brains to come up with something that no one else would want to do has coincided with a resurgence of interest in the Judge Dredd RPG! I hope I live up to expectations (and my microphone is capable of picking up my low pitched voice...)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 25 June, 2017, 12:13:50 PM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r182/Caliban_photos/Mega%20City%20Book%20Club/episode36s_zps7s5bijcy.jpg)

Terry Mack joins me for another mega-epic with the Judda and Supersurf 10. We're off to see the surfing wizard of Oz!

Listen in
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/mega-city-book-club-36-oz.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 25 June, 2017, 12:15:30 PM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r182/Caliban_photos/Grail%20pages/610E1B09-2FB0-4003-851A-3281CD01C9C8_zpsl6o86shw.jpg)

And Terry's grail page
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 26 June, 2017, 12:42:43 PM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r182/Caliban_photos/Grail%20pages/610E1B09-2FB0-4003-851A-3281CD01C9C8_zpsl6o86shw.jpg)

And Terry's grail page

Interesting - not one of the obvious flashy splash pages, so shall look forward to listening to the podcast (not that I don't anyway).
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 09 July, 2017, 08:19:22 AM
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r182/Caliban_photos/Mega%20City%20Book%20Club/episode37s_zpsesuxws1s.jpg)

Alex Frith is back as we go undercover in London's Betsy Trotwood pub to discuss the second volume of the
Low Life. Dirty Frank approves.

Listen in.
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/mega-city-book-club-37-mega-city.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 09 July, 2017, 08:22:39 AM
And here's a Grail page to look out for Alex.

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r182/Caliban_photos/Grail%20pages/44F7AA2A-380F-490F-98EF-C32E675AAA47_zpsrfrhsycn.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 July, 2017, 01:02:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/hFeVvJm.jpg)

Robo-K33f himself, Keith Richardson joins me in a 1970s provinical newspaper office to conside the wonders of the Leopard of Lime Street. Listen in and learn more about the Treasury of British Comics.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/mega-city-book-club-38-leopard-of-lime.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 July, 2017, 01:04:57 PM
And a snippet from Keith's grail page to whet your appetite.

(http://i.imgur.com/yWYnUMQ.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 17 July, 2017, 05:22:14 PM
Really enjoyed that podcast. And now i want to read the Leopard from Lime Street! Also, nice to hear of a superhero operating in my home town of Celbridge ;)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 July, 2017, 07:41:17 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/5lCScCA.jpg)

Chris Thompson, the Pop Culture Hound himself, is my guest to discuss the first collection of Tales from Nu-Earth. We also discuss his career in comics and his curent work with Titan comics.

Listen in
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/mega-city-book-club-39-rogue-trooper.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 July, 2017, 11:16:10 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/XkjDvqB.jpg)

and part of Chris's grail page from Prog 254, art Mike Dorey
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Spikes 25 July, 2017, 05:02:51 PM
Great stuff as always Eamonn. I let a few of these build up, and then had a pig-out on them last Sunday. Will give the Rogue Trooper one a listen tonight.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: AlexF 26 July, 2017, 10:57:12 AM
I do love Mike Dorey, one day when I get back on top of the Heroes blog he'll get his turn! Anyone know if he's still drawing?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 06 August, 2017, 08:17:20 AM
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Episode 40!
The forum's Brian Walsh joins me in a council estate book club to celebrate the horror of John Smith's Cradlegrave, and to mourn the loss of Edmund Bagwell.

Listen in below
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/mega-city-book-club-40-cradlegrave.html


And maybe donate the price of a prog to
https://www.pancreaticcancer.org.uk/
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 06 August, 2017, 11:31:52 AM
And I'm holding back Brian's main grail page for spoiler reasons, but here's that hoody horror cover for 1633 in all its dark glory.

(http://www.comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_graphics/1/336/168898_20090430093452_large.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 06 August, 2017, 10:24:15 PM
I do love Mike Dorey, one day when I get back on top of the Heroes blog he'll get his turn! Anyone know if he's still drawing?

Looks like it:
For the last 20 years he has worked in advertising. He lives near Burwash, East Sussex.
uk comics wikia (http://ukcomics.wikia.com/wiki/Mike_Dorey)
deviant art (http://michelmasdaisy.deviantart.com/)
dorey creative (http://www.doreycreative.com/)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: CalHab 10 August, 2017, 07:55:40 PM
I've just listened to the Cradlegrave one. Excellent stuff enlightening stuff from you both.

Hellblazer #51 is was a good recommendation as well. It's baffling that Smith never got a proper run in US comics, that issue is a match for any of the Delano and Gaiman/McKean work, and is light years ahead of anything any other creators have done with Hellblazer.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 11 August, 2017, 08:57:22 AM
Cheers @Calhab

I've now got a copy of Hellblazer #51 and it's great. A perfect fit for Smith and Philips, and a great shame there wasn't more.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: matty_ae 11 August, 2017, 12:06:47 PM
It's baffling that Smith never got a proper run in US comics

I think he got offered a mini series 'Scarab' that was originally meant to be the character Dr Fate. I think he fell foul of the editor. Whilst Vertigo claimed to be shocking/ground breaking I think it fell into quite a familiar groove that John just didn't fit. The mid 90s was very cute Goth (outside of Ennis, Milligan & Morrison going full guns!)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: I, Cosh 11 August, 2017, 01:06:41 PM
I've just listened to the Cradlegrave one. Excellent stuff enlightening stuff from you both.

Hellblazer #51 is was a good recommendation as well. It's baffling that Smith never got a proper run in US comics, that issue is a match for any of the Delano and Gaiman/McKean work, and is light years ahead of anything any other creators have done with Hellblazer.
I love a good John Smith tale more than most but it's not hard to imagine the problems that might ensue when Shelley Bond said "So, one issue a month then, John?"
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 20 August, 2017, 08:42:15 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/B61eOeV.jpg)

David Grice returns to a 2012 3D book club to discuss the lovely Urban Warfare hardback from Arthur Wyatt, Henry Flint, Paul Davidson, Matt Smith, Chris Blythe et al

Check it out here

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/41-urban-warfare.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 20 August, 2017, 08:50:54 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/GJkvLor.jpg?1)

and part of David's grail page
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 September, 2017, 02:49:39 PM
"A question of attribution."

I'm told it was Robo-K33f himself who came up with the top, top punnage title for Urban Warfare, and not Matt TMO.
Excellent work, sir.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 03 September, 2017, 08:47:13 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/zOrJzpH.jpg)

More love for the Horned God as Roland Ungoed-Thomas steps into mythology book club to chat about a true masterpiece from Uncle Pat and the Biz.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/42-horned-god.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 03 September, 2017, 08:48:41 AM
(http://www.comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_graphics/1/129/65321_20061004082904_large.jpg)

And Roland's grail page, cover to #626
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Fungus 03 September, 2017, 12:27:31 PM
Really enjoyed that podcast. And now i want to read the Leopard from Lime Street! Also, nice to hear of a superhero operating in my home town of Celbridge ;)

One of the best podcasts yet (I'm a bit behind, trying to avoid spoilers...)
Been trying to think of a better banner/logo than Leopard, but no luck It's fantastic.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 September, 2017, 01:45:46 PM
and for those who don't do the facebook here are the upcoming episodes and the very lengthy to read list. :o

43. Invasion! with Conrad Leiden
44. Judge Dredd role playing game with Matt Sharp
45. Psi Files vol 1 with Chris McAuley
46. Ro-Busters 1 with Simon Belmont
47. The VCs with Nathan Duck

Books to come:
The Midnight Surfer with Duncan Nimmo
The Pit with Stacey Whittle
Nemesis Book 1 with Richard McAuliffe
PJ Maybe with Pete Wells
Titan with Pete Wells
Tour of Duty : The Backlash with Judge Anon
Zenith Phase 2 with David Grice
Harry 20 on the High Rock with Seelnelg Vader
Fiends of the Eastern Front with Seelnelg Vader
Heavy Metal Dredd with Will Cooling
City of the Damned with Dave Wynn
Dredd Case files volume 5 with Brett Summers
Zombo book 1 with Josh Davies
Harlem Heroes with DandontDare
Brit-Cit Noir with Luke Williams
Stickleback vol 1 with Timothy Jacobs
The Complete Al's Baby with Ben Penm
The Stainless Steel Rat with @ebeling_j
Alice in Sunderland with Luke Williams
The Last American with Luke Williams
Young Death with marko10174
Portrait of a Mutant with Dave Wynn
The Dredd Batman collection
Otto Sump with Rachel Bullmore
History of Violence with Jamie Beamish
Tsar Wars and Sympathy for the Devil with Chris Collazo
Judgement day with Pete Wells
Bad Company with Roland Ungoed-Thomas
Marshal Law with Chris McAuley
Brink with Alex Frith
Metalzoic with Nathan Duck
Revere with Gareth A Hopkins
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 06 September, 2017, 01:49:22 PM
and for those who don't do the facebook here are the upcoming episodes and the very lengthy to read list. :o

43. Invasion! with Conrad Leiden
44. Judge Dredd role playing game with Matt Sharp
45. Psi Files vol 1 with Chris McAuley
46. Ro-Busters 1 with Simon Belmont
47. The VCs with Nathan Duck

Books to come:
The Midnight Surfer with Duncan Nimmo
The Pit with Stacey Whittle
Nemesis Book 1 with Richard McAuliffe
PJ Maybe with Pete Wells
Titan with Pete Wells
Tour of Duty : The Backlash with Judge Anon
Zenith Phase 2 with David Grice
Harry 20 on the High Rock with Seelnelg Vader
Fiends of the Eastern Front with Seelnelg Vader
Heavy Metal Dredd with Will Cooling
City of the Damned with Dave Wynn
Dredd Case files volume 5 with Brett Summers
Zombo book 1 with Josh Davies
Harlem Heroes with DandontDare
Brit-Cit Noir with Luke Williams
Stickleback vol 1 with Timothy Jacobs
The Complete Al's Baby with Ben Penm
The Stainless Steel Rat with @ebeling_j
Alice in Sunderland with Luke Williams
The Last American with Luke Williams
Young Death with marko10174
Portrait of a Mutant with Dave Wynn
The Dredd Batman collection
Otto Sump with Rachel Bullmore
History of Violence with Jamie Beamish
Tsar Wars and Sympathy for the Devil with Chris Collazo
Judgement day with Pete Wells
Bad Company with Roland Ungoed-Thomas
Marshal Law with Chris McAuley
Brink with Alex Frith
Metalzoic with Nathan Duck
Revere with Gareth A Hopkins

Great list - really looking forward to some of those!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 06 September, 2017, 04:04:10 PM
and for those who don't do the facebook here are the upcoming episodes and the very lengthy to read list. :o

43. Invasion! with Conrad Leiden
44. Judge Dredd role playing game with Matt Sharp
45. Psi Files vol 1 with Chris McAuley
46. Ro-Busters 1 with Simon Belmont
47. The VCs with Nathan Duck

Books to come:
The Midnight Surfer with Duncan Nimmo
The Pit with Stacey Whittle
Nemesis Book 1 with Richard McAuliffe
PJ Maybe with Pete Wells
Titan with Pete Wells
Tour of Duty : The Backlash with Judge Anon
Zenith Phase 2 with David Grice
Harry 20 on the High Rock with Seelnelg Vader
Fiends of the Eastern Front with Seelnelg Vader
Heavy Metal Dredd with Will Cooling
City of the Damned with Dave Wynn
Dredd Case files volume 5 with Brett Summers
Zombo book 1 with Josh Davies
Harlem Heroes with DandontDare
Brit-Cit Noir with Luke Williams
Stickleback vol 1 with Timothy Jacobs
The Complete Al's Baby with Ben Penm
The Stainless Steel Rat with @ebeling_j
Alice in Sunderland with Luke Williams
The Last American with Luke Williams
Young Death with marko10174
Portrait of a Mutant with Dave Wynn
The Dredd Batman collection
Otto Sump with Rachel Bullmore
History of Violence with Jamie Beamish
Tsar Wars and Sympathy for the Devil with Chris Collazo
Judgement day with Pete Wells
Bad Company with Roland Ungoed-Thomas
Marshal Law with Chris McAuley
Brink with Alex Frith
Metalzoic with Nathan Duck
Revere with Gareth A Hopkins
and breaking news: Matthew Ellis coming back in 2018 with
Judge Anderson: Satan
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 September, 2017, 09:01:01 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/NUzmTIO.jpg)

It's the 2000AD podcasts cross-over event that you didn't know you needed. Conrad from Space Spinner 2000 joins the book club to discuss the first thrill ever.

"His name is Savage, Bill Savage. Husband to a murdered wife, father to a murdered child. And he will have his vengeance in the first prog, and the next."

Listen in here
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/43-invasion.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: matty_ae 10 September, 2017, 09:07:05 AM
This should be classic. The Space Spinner episode where they discuss Bill's vilest deeds (Locking the doors on a factory, filling it with acid and then letting the skeleton flow out) was hilarious.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 10 September, 2017, 04:50:04 PM
Thank you so much for having me! This show as a lot of fun and I hope we were able to get across the ridiculous awesomeness of this early thrill. It's one of my absolute favorites, and is one of my key yardsticks for how good a story is. I had a great time on the show, and am telling everyone I know to check it out :D Looking forward to more!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 September, 2017, 06:48:33 PM
(https://imgur.com/gallery/8xRIz)

Conrad's main grail pick. Check the Facebook page for our other grail pages.

And it was great having you, Conrad. A really enjoyable discussion.
Pick a book for next year.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 September, 2017, 08:44:56 PM
Let's try that again

(https://i.imgur.com/hMSS82U.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 11 September, 2017, 12:52:38 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Rpj0OWv.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: skurvy 11 September, 2017, 10:36:49 PM
I need a Quack, Quack, Volg T-shirt!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Steve Green 11 September, 2017, 10:40:07 PM
Or a Bill Savage tour t-shirt
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 12 September, 2017, 07:04:19 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Rpj0OWv.jpg)

That was probably my first Invasion story!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Spikes 12 September, 2017, 07:53:13 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/NUzmTIO.jpg)

It's the 2000AD podcasts cross-over event that you didn't know you needed. Conrad from Space Spinner 2000 joins the book club to discuss the first thrill ever.

"His name is Savage, Bill Savage. Husband to a murdered wife, father to a murdered child. And he will have his vengeance in the first prog, and the next."

Listen in here
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/43-invasion.html


Listening now, and then I'll be listening to Space Spinner 2000's Cursed Earth collection podcast.  :thumbsup:
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 16 September, 2017, 06:26:46 AM
Hey everyone! I've just posted the Space Spinner 2000 collection for Invasion, if you're interested in a companion to this episode. While we lack Eamonn's soothing voice, I think we have some excellent observations and provide a very in-depth prog by prog view of the stories. Check it out here! (http://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=44366.msg968993#msg968993)

(https://imgur.com/gallery/8xRIz)
And it was great having you, Conrad. A really enjoyable discussion.
Pick a book for next year.

I'd be a fool to not pick another of my favorite year-one thrills, SHAKO!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 September, 2017, 10:58:56 AM
Shako it is. The only Polar bear on the CIA kill list!
 :thumbsup:
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 17 September, 2017, 08:14:32 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/F3P8d1L.jpg)

Matt Sharp brings his gamesmaster shield to the book club as I roll a mere 1 for experience on the D20. We talk about the game, some of the add-on modules, and the various campaigns Matt ran with his group of players. Also there's a panoply of great art to illustrate the two game book.

Listen in
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/44-judge-dredd-role-playing-game.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 18 September, 2017, 03:57:27 PM
As a fan of old RPG books I'm really excited to listen to this episode!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 18 September, 2017, 07:54:27 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/C7Ugc0T.jpg)

Matt's Grail page by the late, great Steve Dillon
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Lobo Baggins 19 September, 2017, 01:42:09 PM
I apologise for the sound quality - I'd failed an Initiative roll and was trapped at the bottom of a well...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Rogue Judge 20 September, 2017, 12:28:23 AM
I haven't posted here in a while but literally stalk browse the forum everyday to keep the thrill power topped up.

I gotta say Eamonn these podcasts are glorious. I have a new job in which I sit at a desk for 8 hrs a day (living the dream...) and have been listening to music and plowing my way through these podcasts. Today alone I listened to Rogue, Stront, and Daily Dredds (of which I just bought vol 2 - it needs an episode! ) Tomorrow will be Halo, cursed earth, and more if I have time. Great stuff!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 20 September, 2017, 07:56:56 AM
Cheers, Rogue.
Next up is Judge Anderson and Psi files vol 1, and then two weeks after that Ro-Busters are go!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 20 September, 2017, 09:16:39 AM
And up on eBay a great Cam Kennedy and Mark Farmer double page from the Taxidermist
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2000AD-JUDGE-DREDD-ORIGINAL-DOUBLE-PAGE-ARTWORK-/222645755973
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 30 September, 2017, 10:09:18 AM
Alphabetical, innit?

Books to come:

Al's Baby with Ben Penm
Alice in Sunderland with Luke Williams
Bad Company with Roland Ungoed-Thomas
Batman Dredd with David Grice
Brink with Alex Frith
Brit Cit Noir with Luke Williams
Case files 5 with Brett Summers
Cinnabar with Brian Walsh
City of the Damned with Dave Wynn
Daily Dredds 2 with Guy Robbins
Flesh With Terry Mack
Harlem Heroes With Phil Lloyd
Harry 20 on the High Rock with Glen Lees
Heavy metal Dredd with Will Cooling
History of Violence with Jamie Beamish
Judgement Day with Pete Wells
Last American with Luke Williams
Major Eazy with Ian Grant
Marshal Law with Chris McAuley
Metazoic With Nathan Duck
Midnight Surfer with Duncan Nimmo
Nemesis book 1 with Rich McAuliffe
Otto Sump with Rachael Bullmore
PJ Maybe with Pete Wells
Portrait of a Mutant with Dave Wynn
Revere with Gareth A Hopkins
Satan with Matthew Ellis
Shako with Conrad Leiden
Slaine Time Killer with Jules Boyle
Stainless Steel Rat with J Ebling
Stickleback with Timothy Jacobs
The Pit with Stacey Whittle
Titan Pete Wells
Tour of Duty: Backlash with Judge Anon
Tsars Wars/Sympathy for the Devil with Chris Collazo
Young Death with Marko1074
Zenith 2 with David Grice
Zombo with Josh Davies
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 October, 2017, 11:18:28 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/VHy5iAV.jpg)

Chris McAuley from the Talking Comics site (https://talkingcomicssite.wordpress.com/) gives me some in-depth analysis of Anderson's appearances both on the page and up on the silver screen. It's a fascinating episode.

Listen in here
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/45-anderson-psi-files-1.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 October, 2017, 11:35:42 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/KhoNMgI.jpg)

And one of Chris' grail pages by Carlos Ezquerra
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 October, 2017, 12:30:48 PM
and coming up in the next 6 weeks:

46. Ro-Busters 1 with Simon Belmont
47. The VCs with Nathan Duck
48. Fiends of the Eastern Front with Glen Lees
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: WhizzBang 02 October, 2017, 10:01:32 PM
That was excellent - I really enjoyed that. Chris was insightful and remarkably eloquent on the book and I need to go to the loft now and give it another read.

Here is the link to the blog discussed towards the end: https://talkingcomicssite.wordpress.com/
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 03 October, 2017, 09:36:04 AM
That was excellent - I really enjoyed that. Chris was insightful and remarkably eloquent on the book and I need to go to the loft now and give it another read.

Here is the link to the blog discussed towards the end: https://talkingcomicssite.wordpress.com/

Thanks, WhizzBang. I'm really looking forward to hearing what Chris has to say about Marshal Law next year.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 15 October, 2017, 09:38:12 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/bHNu9FW.jpg)

Ro-Busters are go! Simon Belmont joined me at LSCC to chat about the gorgeous first hardcover collection of the RoBusters adventures.

Listen in here.
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/46-ro-busters.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 15 October, 2017, 07:40:43 PM
Nice one! That's tomorrow's listening sorted
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 October, 2017, 09:01:25 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/mDedJwq.jpg)

And the grail page that Simon picked. I keep saying this but Ian Kennedy is a national treasure.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: abelardsnazz 16 October, 2017, 12:55:11 PM
I really enjoy listening to these, some books I'm familiar with, others not, and some great insights from the guests. Thanks Eamonn.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 October, 2017, 01:43:22 PM
I really enjoy listening to these, some books I'm familiar with, others not, and some great insights from the guests. Thanks Eamonn.

Cheers.
Always delighted to get positive feedback, especially from the man with a two storey brain!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 29 October, 2017, 08:55:00 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/6mNy1c2.jpg)

Soar into the vacuum of space to clean up those Geeks with the VCs.
Nathan Duck makes a welcome return to the book club with some classic future war action from Finely-Day, MacManus, McMahon, Leach, Kennedy and Richardson.
We also chat about some science fiction war novels.

Listen in:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/47-vcs.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 29 October, 2017, 07:09:46 PM
Not familiar with that cover and can't make detail at that resolution - is it by Gary Leach, or is that wishful thinking?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 29 October, 2017, 07:26:31 PM
(http://comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_graphics/1/301/149806_20081119115043_large.jpg)

That’s the cover to the 2008 trade edition, cover by Cam Kennedy.

http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=149806
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 30 October, 2017, 01:55:09 PM
Didn't Kennedy do the invasion cover too? I wonder if he was just commissioned to do a bunch of graphic novel covers at some point. At least he actually did work on the VCs!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 30 October, 2017, 02:08:01 PM
Yes, Cam did indeed do the Invasion trade cover. I quite like the VCs one but here comes some Garry Leach on Nathan's grail page, the cover of the second Titan collection.


(https://i.imgur.com/2PQ7uQP.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 November, 2017, 09:19:27 AM
And next up will be not one, but two episodes about Fiends of the Eastern Front.
Stay tuned.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 02 November, 2017, 12:57:51 PM
Very excited for Fiends! It stands out so much from other stuff in 2000AD at the time.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 12 November, 2017, 11:29:05 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/8Q2yLYf.jpg)

We start a months of pod-a-week episodes with Glen Lees back from Oz to tell us a spooky story from WWII as Gerry Finley-Day and King Carlos give us a perfect black and white gem from back in the day.

Listen in below or on your podcatcher:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/48-fiends-of-eastern-front.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 13 November, 2017, 10:15:41 AM
And Glen's gorgeous grail page by King Carlos.

(https://i.imgur.com/eMIFVRP.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: abelardsnazz 13 November, 2017, 12:39:41 PM
Gave the Fiends episode a listen yesterday, great stuff. Going to have to read it again now *sigh*.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 13 November, 2017, 12:50:42 PM
Stakes and crosses? We only care about Iron Crosses! Love fiends!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 November, 2017, 08:36:31 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/kQ8W24f.jpg)

The pod a week action continues as the voice of Tharg himself, David Bishop, returns to the book club to talk more Fiends of the Eastern Front action. We discuss his four novels inspired by the series, the Stalingrad sequel he did with Colin MacNeil for the Megazine, and also his Kindle book about the history of Battle Picture Weekly.

Cover art is a previously unpublished piece by the fang-tastic Chris Weston.

Listen in here:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/49-fiends-revisited.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 20 November, 2017, 08:16:23 PM
(http://comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_graphics/1/296/139915_20081019123117_large.jpg)

David’s Stalingrad grail page, the cover to Megazine 251 by Colin MacNeil.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: maryanddavid 21 November, 2017, 12:01:15 AM
I recall I really enjoyed Bishops Fiends Novels, his comics version not so much for some reason.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: davidbishop 21 November, 2017, 08:22:04 PM
I recall I really enjoyed Bishops Fiends Novels, his comics version not so much for some reason.

I burble at length in the podcast about the Fiends novels, how the Stalingrad series got reconfigured from 8-page eps to 6-pagers, and the lost Fiends of the Rising Sun trilogy might have continued...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 November, 2017, 11:31:29 AM
And coming up in 2018 we have a book list and a half:

Al's Baby
Alice in Sunderland
Bad Company
Batman Dredd
Be Pure, Be Vigilant, Behave!
Brink
Brit Cit Noir
Case files 5
Cinnabar
City of the Damned
Daily Dredds 2
Dracula File
Flesh
Harry 20 on the High Rock
Heavy metal Dredd
History of Violence
Judgement Day
Last American
Leviathan
Major Eazy
Marshal Law
Mazeworld
Metazoic
Midnight Surfer
Nemesis book 1
Otto Sump
PJ Maybe
Portrait of a Mutant
Realm of the Damned
Revere
Satan
Shako
Slaine Time Killer
Stainless Steel Rat
Stickleback
The Pit
Titan
Tour of Duty: Backlash
Tsars Wars/Sympathy for the Devil
Young Death
Zenith 2
Zombo
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: abelardsnazz 23 November, 2017, 12:28:27 PM
Wow, what a great line-up. Look forward to listening. Is Satan the Anderson story or something else?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Echidna 23 November, 2017, 12:45:34 PM
Realm of the Damned should be fun; almost everyone here seemed to hate it but I thought it was a right larf.

Listened to Fiends Revisited this morning - very interesting, and Bish-OP's Sesame Street Count impression was entirely justified :)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: IndigoPrime 23 November, 2017, 01:15:14 PM
I really wish that Metalzoic reprint could have happened. Here's hoping Rebellion might be able to do something with that series in the future.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 November, 2017, 01:45:11 PM
Wow, what a great line-up. Look forward to listening. Is Satan the Anderson story or something else?

Yes, that’s Judge Anderson: Satan by Grant and Ranson.

And I have mis-spelled Metalzoic.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 26 November, 2017, 08:00:16 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/XiGQTVO.jpg)

The book club reaches episode 50 and it’s the first of three episodes recorded at this year’s Thought Bubble. The forum’s very own Phil Lloyd joined me with some super sports action and those terrific Harlem Heroes.

Listen in
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/50-harlem-heroes.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Dandontdare 26 November, 2017, 08:22:05 PM
Yup, that "podcast guest" barrel is being well and truly scraped. I have no idea why Eamonn chose to hire some guy with a silly voice to re-record everything I said, because as everyone knows, my real voice is a sort of cross between Morgan Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch. Pity I couldn't include John Wagner's recollections of Tom Tully that he'd just shared with me elsewhere at Thought Bubble, too libellous!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 27 November, 2017, 08:16:59 AM
And here is one of the most glorious grail pages imaginable as chosen by Benedict Phil.

(https://i.imgur.com/oy9lwJ0.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 December, 2017, 08:30:26 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/KXY2t19.jpg)

Episode 51 is a bonus episode which you may already have seen/heard on the advent calendar. Recorded mostly at LSCC and Thought Bubble I asked some more creators and some super-fans for some of their favourite things from 40 years of the prog.

Listen in
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/51-forty-years-on.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 December, 2017, 09:22:57 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/pP8ziO3.jpg)

As the snow comes down keep nice and warm in the book club with the return of Duncan Nimmo. It's the second of three episodes I recorded at Thought Bubble, and its time to soar into the skies above MC1 for Super-Surf 7 with the best there ever was (or will be?). It's the Midnight Surfer!

Listen in
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/52-midnight-surfer.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 11 December, 2017, 07:55:32 AM
And here's Duncan's grail page by the great Cam Kennedy.

(https://i.imgur.com/IbvWXcl.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Pete Wells 11 December, 2017, 09:01:45 PM
Half way through this and I’m loving it. Well done fellas!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 17 December, 2017, 09:04:28 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/mUHpBnU.jpg)

The month of weekly pods continues and it's time for some nepotism as my daughter Jenny joins me to revisit the all time classic Halo Jones. I think this is a fascinating chat (but I would say that, wouldn't I) and is intended to supplement Rachel and Sheridan's discussion in episode 17 (http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/mega-city-book-club-17-ballad-of-halo.html).

Listen in:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/53-halo-jones-revisited.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 18 December, 2017, 02:41:54 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/mUHpBnU.jpg)

The month of weekly pods continues and it's time for some nepotism as my daughter Jenny joins me to revisit the all time classic Halo Jones. I think this is a fascinating chat (but I would say that, wouldn't I) and is intended to supplement Rachel and Sheridan's discussion in episode 17 (http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/mega-city-book-club-17-ballad-of-halo.html).

Listen in:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/53-halo-jones-revisited.html

*pssst* Rachael has two 'a's in her name!

We listened to it and loved the take that your daughter had on Halo, and the call-backs to our podcast - how could we have forgotten wozzname?  You know the person...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 18 December, 2017, 08:46:50 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/mUHpBnU.jpg)

The month of weekly pods continues and it's time for some nepotism as my daughter Jenny joins me to revisit the all time classic Halo Jones. I think this is a fascinating chat (but I would say that, wouldn't I) and is intended to supplement Rachel and Sheridan's discussion in episode 17 (http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/mega-city-book-club-17-ballad-of-halo.html).

Listen in:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/53-halo-jones-revisited.html

*pssst* Rachael has two 'a's in her name!

We listened to it and loved the take that your daughter had on Halo, and the call-backs to our podcast - how could we have forgotten wozzname?  You know the person...

Ooops sorry ,Rachael.

BTW although I have a huge list of books to get to I am also open to future revisited episodes if anyone wants to pick a book that has already been done.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 18 December, 2017, 08:48:16 AM
And here is a truly gorgeous grail page for Jenny Clarke.

(https://i.imgur.com/Q1SQlcy.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 24 December, 2017, 09:02:38 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/2vCF12P.jpg)

It's the last of the pod-a-week broadcasts and also the last of this year's Thought Bubble recordings as I sit down with Tim Jacobs to discuss the Victorian villain of the piece, the crooked man himself, Stickleback.
You'll be pleased to hear we are mostly spoiler free as we chat about the wonders of Ian Edginton's writing and Matt "D'Israeli" Brooker's atmospheric black and white art.

Listen in below.
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/54-stickleback.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 24 December, 2017, 09:03:21 AM
And a very Happy Christmas to all my listeners.
Mega City Book Club will be back in two weeks with Al's Baby.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 28 December, 2017, 10:13:10 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/2vCF12P.jpg)

It's the last of the pod-a-week broadcasts and also the last of this year's Thought Bubble recordings as I sit down with Tim Jacobs to discuss the Victorian villain of the piece, the crooked man himself, Stickleback.
You'll be pleased to hear we are mostly spoiler free as we chat about the wonders of Ian Edginton's writing and Matt "D'Israeli" Brooker's atmospheric black and white art.

Listen in below.
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/54-stickleback.html

Does mostly spoiler-free mean that spoiler?  You know the one, on the last page printed to date?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 31 December, 2017, 04:05:26 PM

Does mostly spoiler-free mean that spoiler?  You know the one, on the last page printed to date?
Yes, we do indeed avoid that biggie. Tim was extremely careful on that point.

And while we're at it here is Tim's Grail page.

(https://i.imgur.com/HtOy56R.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 07 January, 2018, 09:01:58 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/dG8P3qT.jpg)

A fresh delivery to your pod-catchers this morning! The first of 2018 and Ben Penfold-Marwick joins me from Oz to talk Al's Baby. We try not to spoil things but hint: he does have a baby.

Listen in:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/55-als-baby.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 08 January, 2018, 09:08:13 AM
And here's a big, bouncing and beautiful grail page.

(https://i.imgur.com/tRBTXHf.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 08 January, 2018, 12:35:25 PM
This is a great page! It's so silly and completely of its time. I think the Demi Moore photo was only a month or so before this cover? It's definitely close! It's interesting what kind of weird and fun stories the Megazine allowed creators to tell, like Al's Baby or the Taxidermist.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 08 January, 2018, 06:38:13 PM
This is a great page! It's so silly and completely of its time. I think the Demi Moore photo was only a month or so before this cover? It's definitely close! It's interesting what kind of weird and fun stories the Megazine allowed creators to tell, like Al's Baby or the Taxidermist.

Yup, just 4 months between the More Moore cover and Megazine 1:15. You can hear more about the conception of this cover next week when the voice of Tharg, David Bishop, joins me for another bonus show.

And welcome back, Space Spinner 2000!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 14 January, 2018, 09:12:40 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/n5RjznZ.jpg)

Another bonus episode with the voice of Tharg. David Bishop is back to talk about the conception of Al's Baby, creator owned strips, and how that famous cover came about.

Listen in:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/56-als-baby-revisited.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 15 January, 2018, 08:46:55 AM
Ooh. Looking forward to this one.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 21 January, 2018, 09:10:24 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/qo1eYPM.jpg)

It's the most famous page in British comics and I spoke to the lucky guy who owns it. You may want to have Chris's comic art fans page (http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerydetail.asp?gcat=727) open while you listen to this one.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/57-gaze-into-fist-of-dredd.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Timothy 21 January, 2018, 09:36:30 AM
What’s the grail page this week, then?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 21 January, 2018, 11:03:09 AM
Chris still has grail pages.
Two of them are from 2000AD.
Listen in
 ;)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 21 January, 2018, 05:17:49 PM
Chris still has grail pages.
Two of them are from 2000AD.
Listen in
 ;)

I'll take a wild stab in the dark for one of them ;-)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 21 January, 2018, 07:27:56 PM
Heh.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 22 January, 2018, 03:32:37 PM
Yup, here is the first of Chris's two remaining 2000AD grails:

(https://i.imgur.com/FI3630W.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Spikes 01 February, 2018, 07:07:00 PM
The signed print from GOSH comics? I have that,  ;)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 February, 2018, 07:43:10 PM
The signed print from GOSH comics? I have that,  ;)
  :P
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 February, 2018, 08:29:38 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/ksglmnI.jpg)

It's time for the exploits of Harry Harrison's Stainless Steel Rat in the pages of the galaxy's greatest comic. Jake Ebeling is my guest to chat about Kelvin Gosnell and Carlos Ezquerra's classic adaptation.

Listen in

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/58-stainless-steel-rat.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 05 February, 2018, 01:31:14 AM
Cheers for the mention! This was a great episode, I read the SSR books when I was a kid and I've always loved the 2000AD adaptions, great stuff. From the episode, Harry Harrison's letter to the Nerve Center was in Prog 148, I'd attached a screenshot below. Splundig Vur Thrigg!

(https://i.imgur.com/cRNdcSo.png)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 05 February, 2018, 07:57:10 AM
Cheers, Conrad. Nice to see Tharg helping out struggling authors with £3!

Here is Jake's grail page, the glorious wraparound cover to 393

(https://i.imgur.com/UgPulEw.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: McGurk76 05 February, 2018, 11:46:49 AM
Just listened to it! Very good.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: AlexF 05 February, 2018, 03:49:57 PM
Hey Eamonn, now that your some years into the podcast, and have covered an astonishing amount of ground, I wonder if you'd considered doing a 'top 10' episode, where you get your contributors / listeners to submit their top 10s lists of 2000AD books, so we can identify a Book Club approved 'best of 2000AD' breakdown..?

Something to save up for episode 100 maybe!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 09 February, 2018, 06:38:20 PM
Hey Eamonn, now that your some years into the podcast, and have covered an astonishing amount of ground, I wonder if you'd considered doing a 'top 10' episode, where you get your contributors / listeners to submit their top 10s lists of 2000AD books, so we can identify a Book Club approved 'best of 2000AD' breakdown..?

Something to save up for episode 100 maybe!
Excellent idea, Alex
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 18 February, 2018, 09:20:03 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/ZPOCObk.jpg)

Brian Walsh from Dublin's fair city takes me and the Rogue Trooper to a very different city, Cinnabar by John Smith, Steve Dillon and Kev Walker. Is it the best Nu-Earth story yet? Listen in and let us know.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/59-cinnabar.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 18 February, 2018, 03:12:32 PM
Who's that bog-Irish mucksavage putting on a Dublin accent? Don't recognise the voice at all 😃
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 February, 2018, 08:31:18 AM
He's got a touch of the blarney about him, that's for sure.  :lol:

And here is Brian's grail page, or the non spoiler-ish one anyway.

(https://i.imgur.com/zpSNqDw.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 March, 2018, 07:13:48 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/2CsTSbk.jpg)

It's Z-day in the book club as Mr Joshy and myself crack open the first volume of Zombo's adventures from Mr Flint and Mr Ewing. We avoid all the big spoilers and have a rollicking good time along the way.

Listen in
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/60-zombo_4.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 11 March, 2018, 09:25:51 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/BMRUhUg.jpg)

A week on from Z-day and here is Josh's grail page by MVP Henry Flint.

Next week: Charlie and the Terra-Meks!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 18 March, 2018, 07:39:43 AM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oVSkplgpad0/WpJwi4uJ0xI/AAAAAAAAHKs/2s8Nj-N8UFAT6qpyhX_vTX35H-gIuFrtwCLcBGAs/s1600/episode61s.jpg)

Broadcaster and journalist Andrew Harrison joins me to discuss the tear-jerking classic that is Charlie and the Terra-Meks. Spoiler alert for everybody’s favourite Ro-Busters story.

Listen in for some Big Jobs!
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/61-terra-meks.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: oshii 18 March, 2018, 12:44:31 PM
Just listened to the podcast for the first time - really enjoyed it, Eamonn.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 18 March, 2018, 04:55:14 PM
Thanks, oshii. Welcome aboard.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 20 March, 2018, 08:43:55 AM
Here is Andrew's glorious Gibbons grail page.

(https://i.imgur.com/5E1VSQY.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 April, 2018, 09:28:53 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/YNeMHpT.jpg)

What better way to celebrate April Fool's day than to join Pete Wells and myself in the book club to discuss the collected misadventures of Mega-City One's own trickster nonpareil.

Warning, there are some spoilers for the stories in this fabby collection.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/62-pjmaybe.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 01 April, 2018, 03:06:23 PM
Nice one, Eamonn, looking forward to that. PJ remains one of the all-time great evil geniuses
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 03 April, 2018, 08:14:05 AM
Cheers, Brian.

And here is Pete's grail pick by Liam Sharp

(https://i.imgur.com/LBCkQSZ.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 04 April, 2018, 02:00:39 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed that one, great to see the Book Club getting its claws into everyone's favourite amoral, scheming little bastard. And I also liked hearing him talk about PJ Maybe 😉
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Pete Wells 04 April, 2018, 07:02:54 PM
How very dare you!?!  :lol:
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: The Monarch 06 April, 2018, 04:12:51 AM
just saying if you ever get desperate for topics down the line and need a canon fodder expert  ;)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 06 April, 2018, 09:30:08 AM
just saying if you ever get desperate for topics down the line and need a canon fodder expert  ;)

Excellent, shall I put you on the list, Monarch?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: The Monarch 06 April, 2018, 01:24:03 PM
heck yeah!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 06 April, 2018, 03:12:21 PM
This is one of the MCBC episodes I skip because I don't want to spoil myself that much (there's a gap from prog 1000 to 1950 that I'm trying to keep undiscovered country for the moment). That said, PJ is a great foil for Dredd, I'm very excited to get to him on my own show!

Also, appreciate the mention on the Charlie episode!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 06 April, 2018, 04:07:51 PM

Also, appreciate the mention on the Charlie episode!

No problem. Always happy to shout out Space Spinner 2000, Splundid vur Thrigg!

For those who don't do the Facebook thing ( and very wise not too) here is the current book list, although I may still call an audible from time to time.

Already recorded:
63. Mek files 2 with Julius Howe
64. Tour of Duty: The Backlash with Santiago Mayaud

Books to come:
Alice in Sunderland with Luke Williams
Aquila with Josh Davies
Bad Company with Roland Ungoed-Thomas
Batman Dredd with David Grice
Be Pure, Be Vigilant, Behave! with Will Cooling
Brink with Alex Frith
Brit Cit Noir with Luke Williams
Cannon Fodder with the Monarch
Case files 5 with Brett Summers
City of the Damned with Dave Wynn
Daily Dredds 2 with Guy Robbins
Dracula File with Jim Moon
Game of You with Jenny Clarke
Flesh With Terry Mack
Harry 20 on the High Rock with Glen Lees
Heavy Metal Dredd with Will Cooling
History of Violence with Jamie Beamish
Hookjaw with Liam Dempsey
Judgement Day with Pete Wells
Last American with Luke Williams
League of Extraordinary Gentleman with Jake Ebeling
Leviathan with Mike Molcher
Major Eazy with Ian Grant
Marshal Law with Chris McAuley
Mazeworld with Paul Sketchy Magpie
Metalzoic With Nathan Duck
Nemesis book 1 with Rich McAuliffe
Otto Sump with Rachael Bullmore
Portrait of a Mutant with Dave Wynn
Realm of the Damned with Ben Penfold-Marwick
Revere with Gareth A Hopkins
Satan: Judge Anderson with Matthew Ellis
Serial Killer with Phil Lloyd
Shako with Conrad Leiden
Slaine Time Killer with Jules Boyle
The Pit with Stacey Whittle
Tsars Wars/Sympathy for the Devil with Chris Collazo
Young Death with Marko1074
Zenith 2 with David Grice
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 15 April, 2018, 07:45:52 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/6tgW67w.jpg)

Episode 63 finds me back in a noisy London pub with art expert Julius Howe to discuss the ABC Warriors Mek Files volume 2 by Pat Mills and Kev Walker et al. One of my microphones failed so the audio quality is not as good as I’d like, apologies, but the discussion is fun.

Listen in.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/63-mek-files-vol-2.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 April, 2018, 09:45:09 AM
and here is Julius' grail pick by the great Kev Walker.
Hopefully Julius will share his version of this page later.  ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/tnnAmEI.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 17 April, 2018, 02:39:19 PM
That truly is a lovely page. Think i didn't appreciate it at the time, I was still pining for Bisley.

Great podcast too - wonder what sms posted on Julius's Facebook page?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 17 April, 2018, 06:01:06 PM
Books to come:

Otto Sump with Rachael Bullmore

On an unrelated note...

Anybody got a full list of Sump appearances - particularly after the 'golden' Ron Smith early eighties era?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 17 April, 2018, 06:13:59 PM
Books to come:

Otto Sump with Rachael Bullmore

On an unrelated note...

Anybody got a full list of Sump appearances - particularly after the 'golden' Ron Smith early eighties era?


Apparently Citizen Sump appeared in the Meg (volume 4, issues 12 and 13), plus a Daily Dredd newspaper strip (but which one?)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 20 April, 2018, 02:22:17 PM
I'm not sure if it's complete, but there's a listing of his appearances on Barney. http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=thrill&page=profiles&choice=OTTO
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 20 April, 2018, 02:44:23 PM
I'm not sure if it's complete, but there's a listing of his appearances on Barney. http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=thrill&page=profiles&choice=OTTO
Thanks - looks like there was nothing between Get Smart and Citizen Sump - guess all those billboard adverts in backgrounds made him seem more present than he actually was!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 29 April, 2018, 09:29:14 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/2WQ3diB.jpg)

Santiago is back, all the way from Buenos Aires to discuss a pivotal moment for Dredd and his city. Santi's views on the Judge Child Quest were fascinating, tune in to hear what he has to say about the Mega-City One's handling of the mutants issue.
And there's a guest appearance from Santi's cat!

Listen in here:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/64-tour-of-duty-backlash.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Frank 29 April, 2018, 01:25:39 PM
Santiago is back, all the way from Buenos Aires to discuss a pivotal moment for Dredd and his city. Santi's views on the Judge Child Quest were fascinating, tune in to hear what he has to say about the Mega-City One's handling of the mutants issue.

Listen in here:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/64-tour-of-duty-backlash.html

Fantastic stuff from a very perceptive guest:

'This is a masterpiece; a blueprint of how to do character-based drama. This isn't a bunch of stories where things just happen to Dredd.

They're stories where Dredd makes things happen, for him and for everyone else around him. These are stories about Dredd pushing against the world and how the world pushes back.

I would give this to anyone who's tired of plot-based stories, where characters are dragged around by the nose.

This is how to make an epic out of inner turmoil. This is how you can make a massive storyline out of one man's doubts and turn them into a problem for the whole world.'


http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/64-tour-of-duty-backlash.html


: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 30 April, 2018, 10:34:58 AM
Thanks, Frank. It's always a pleasure to listen to Santiago.

And here's his grail page by Carl Critchlow.

(https://i.imgur.com/t0M382b.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 06 May, 2018, 07:40:32 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/qvvosvI.jpg)

A quick bonus episode to do some housekeeping and to anounce a top ten stories vote. Thanks to AlexF for the suggestion.
Please send your top ten Judge Dredd stories, and your top ten non Dredd 2000AD thrills to

MCBCpodcast@gmail.com

One lucky voter will win a copy of the first Hachette covers book.

Listen in
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/65-2000ad-top-tens.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: AlexF 08 May, 2018, 01:43:40 PM
Thanks for running with this, Eamonn! Gonna require some careful thought to craft my two lists. I love a good top 10 poll, fingers crossed there's not too much misery when it comes to compiling all the data.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: abelardsnazz 09 May, 2018, 01:21:30 PM
Thanks for running with this, Eamonn! Gonna require some careful thought to craft my two lists. I love a good top 10 poll, fingers crossed there's not too much misery when it comes to compiling all the data.

Decisions, decisions....going to be hard to narrow both down to 10.

Question: for Dreddworld stories that don't feature JD himself, such as Devlin Waugh or Anderson, which category do these fall into? Thanks.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 09 May, 2018, 01:31:25 PM
Question: for Dreddworld stories that don't feature JD himself, such as Devlin Waugh or Anderson, which category do these fall into? Thanks.

Good question.

On the Facebook group we have decided that Anderson, Chopper and Devlin Waugh go into the Non-Dredd list please. Same for Cursed Earth Koburn, Missionary Man, Insurrection, Lawless etc.

And we've also said that continuing series with several books or chapters should be divided up
i.e Halo Jones book 3 or Zenith phase 1

Thanks
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: abelardsnazz 09 May, 2018, 01:35:49 PM
Great, thanks for clarifying Eamonn. The narrowing down process begins...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 09 May, 2018, 02:19:39 PM
I'm thinking that if the story appeared in the Judge Dredd title then it's a Dredd story. But anything that appeared under its own title goes into the non-Dredd list.

So Midnight Surfer and Oz are Dredd stories but Song of the Surfer is not. If that makes sense.

If anyone's vote needs clarification I will contact them.

Cheers all
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 09 May, 2018, 04:17:14 PM
Cripes, this will take a bit of thinking! Obviously the stories I talked about on the podcast will feature in my lists, but the rest will be an enjoyably brain-wracking experience.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: AlexF 10 May, 2018, 01:42:36 PM
I've just about managed to get my two lists down to 10 entries each - but putting them in an order is going to be killer!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 13 May, 2018, 11:51:16 AM
Got several votes already. Keep them coming and one lucky voter will win this Hachette covers book in its slip case (or I'll find you a different prize if you've already got it.)

(https://i.imgur.com/7ZESRHk.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 13 May, 2018, 11:54:54 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/BNKAZpq.jpg)

And here is the latest episode with Brian Doob from British Invaders (http://britishinvaders.com/) back to talk about Pat Mills, John Wagner, Dave Gibbons and Steve Moore writing the Fourth Doctor in a lovely Panini collection.

Listen in.
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/66-doctor-who-and-iron-legion.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 14 May, 2018, 11:11:18 AM
And here is Brian's grail page. The Fourth Doctor transforms! by Dave Gibbons.

(https://i.imgur.com/J1KgDub.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Andy B 16 May, 2018, 01:06:59 AM
Great show - it’s a real pleasure to hear people so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about this stuff. I vividly remember how excited I was to find the first issue at my local newsagent.

For the first year or so of DWM there was another strip at the back featuring various Dr Who monsters, also with some 2000ad creators, including excellent early Steve Dillon art. Two or three of these stories turn up in later Panini volumes, but I’d love a complete collection. Alan Moore & David Lloyd did an Auton story, but as far as I know, not available anywhere...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 17 May, 2018, 02:34:26 PM
I know everyone here wants to hear more Eamonn, so check him out guest starring on my show! We're going over the Judge Dredd Annual 1984! It's a ton of fun!

http://spacespinner2000.com/2018/05/17/space-spinner-2000-ep-99/ (http://spacespinner2000.com/2018/05/17/space-spinner-2000-ep-99/)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 17 May, 2018, 04:18:32 PM
Cheers, Andy and Conrad.

2000AD podcasts rule!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 27 May, 2018, 03:31:56 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/WzvnKqm.jpg)

I met up with Rachael Bullmore in the pub on free comic book day to chat about a digest collection of Otto Sump stories. We had fun with one of Mega-City One's weirdest characters. Plus knitting!

And I will find the link to the Pig song.

Listen In.
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/67-otto-sump.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 28 May, 2018, 12:50:05 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/WzvnKqm.jpg)

I met up with Rachael Bullmore in the pub on free comic book day to chat about a digest collection of Otto Sump stories. We had fun with one of Mega-City One's weirdest characters. Plus knitting!

And I will find the link to the Pig song.

Listen In.
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/67-otto-sump.html


A quick google reveals this - I think this is where the original QR code from the FCBD comic led Pug Ugly: Hey Pig (https://www.dropbox.com/s/7qkkgmwng5dsed0/PugUgly_Pig.mp3?dl=0).
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 28 May, 2018, 12:52:17 AM
A quick google reveals this - I think this is where the original QR code from the FCBD comic led Pug Ugly: Hey Pig (https://www.dropbox.com/s/7qkkgmwng5dsed0/PugUgly_Pig.mp3?dl=0).

Not to be mistaken for The Oink Song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Redmx2x4Z0) - I presume that Oink! is part of the IP bought by Rebellion the other year...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 28 May, 2018, 03:16:23 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/WzvnKqm.jpg)

I met up with Rachael Bullmore in the pub on free comic book day to chat about a digest collection of Otto Sump stories. We had fun with one of Mega-City One's weirdest characters. Plus knitting!

And I will find the link to the Pig song.

Listen In.
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/67-otto-sump.html


A quick google reveals this - I think this is where the original QR code from the FCBD comic led Pug Ugly: Hey Pig (https://www.dropbox.com/s/7qkkgmwng5dsed0/PugUgly_Pig.mp3?dl=0).

Thanks, Sheridan. I knew I could count on you. Lovely to see you both this weekend
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 29 May, 2018, 10:58:43 AM
And here's Rachael's grail page by the great Ron Smith

(https://scontent.flhr3-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33788801_1507794172682911_3891863883463262208_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=7e0fe699e2c2b30fc94cbe4a89ac8957&oe=5B7DDCFC)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 29 May, 2018, 06:06:54 PM
And coming up on the pod over the summer we have:

68. Sandman: A game of you, with Jenny Clarke
69. Slaine: Time Killer, with Jules Boyle
70. Ant Wars, with Fox Galassi
71. Shako, with Conrad Leiden
72. Future Shock! with Paul Goodwin
73. Nikolai Dante: Tsar Wars, with Chris Collazo
74. Brink, with Alex Frith
75. Restricted Files 4,with Matt Davies

All of these are recorded already (hoorah) but none are edited yet (yikes).
Work to be done.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 31 May, 2018, 04:20:15 PM
70. Ant Wars, with Fox Galassi
71. Shako, with Conrad Leiden

Woo! It's a Space Spinner 2000 back-to-back creature-feature!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 31 May, 2018, 07:21:42 PM
70. Ant Wars, with Fox Galassi
71. Shako, with Conrad Leiden

Woo! It's a Space Spinner 2000 back-to-back creature-feature!

(https://i.imgur.com/8Yl4qU3.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: FoxIsntARobot 02 June, 2018, 06:44:50 PM
70. Ant Wars, with Fox Galassi
71. Shako, with Conrad Leiden

Woo! It's a Space Spinner 2000 back-to-back creature-feature!

(https://i.imgur.com/8Yl4qU3.jpg)

<3
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 June, 2018, 11:25:30 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/DcNSWhH.jpg)

I crave your indulgence, dear listener. as myself and Jenny journey off the 2000AD piste and into the dream world of the Sandman, as created by Neil Gaiman, Shawn McManus, Colleen Doran, Bryan Talbot, Dave McKean et al. If you've not read Sandman it is really, really good, and it's the perfect episode for #Pride month. But don't worry, if it's just 2000AD stories you want then come back in two weeks time for Ant Wars with Fox from the good ship Space Spinner 2000.

Listen in.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2018/06/68-sandman-game-of-you.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 10 June, 2018, 10:30:26 PM
I'm excited for this one! I love Sandman and Game of You is one of my favorite parts of it!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 24 June, 2018, 08:01:37 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/sBvVo0c.jpg)

After our Sandman diversion the book club returns to more familiar territory as Jules Boyle joins me to discuss Slaine the Time Killer with some stunning art by Glenn Fabry and David Pugh.

Apologies for the dodgy sound quality on Jules’ audio which is enitrely my fault. Fortunately he has loads of fascinating stuff to say and some interesting tales from the world of fandom in the 1980s.

 Have a listen

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2018/06/69-slaine-time-killer.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 25 June, 2018, 07:50:14 AM
And here's the first of Jules' grail pages.
Glenn Fabry

(https://i.imgur.com/GDaiwxX.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 25 June, 2018, 02:51:40 PM
And here's the first of Jules' grail pages.
Glenn Fabry

What do you mean, "first of"?  We only got one page each when R and I did our podcast!  I demand a recount!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Frank 25 June, 2018, 05:37:39 PM
And here's the first of Jules' grail pages.   Glenn Fabry

What do you mean, "first of"?  We only got one page each when R and I did our podcast!  I demand a recount!

Jules is in his other grail page.

Jules's tales of life beyond the velvet rope at UKCAC '86 * are like an old episode of Parky, where Cary tells an anecdote about the time he and Errol went on a road trip with Judy and ended up spending the evening at Spencer and Kate's place on the coast. Except he's 10.

Fabry and the late Brett Ewins come off especially well from Jules's tales of their interaction with his pre-teen self.  The very best kind of people.


* The one that soured Moore's relationship with fandom forever.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 26 June, 2018, 12:17:46 AM
(should say that I hadn't listened to the podcast at that point - just up to the Cythrons bit now)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 26 June, 2018, 07:48:42 PM
I allowed Jules a page from both Fabry and Pugh. The rules of the grail page game are somewhat “flexible” shall we say?

Here’s his David Pugh page

(https://i.imgur.com/Vd5GuOH.jpg)


My recording software failed to record Jules’ voice and my backup device was set up wrong (by me) which gave us the dodgy sound. Hopefully we can set up a return visit soon so we can hear more tales from 80s fandom, but without the cracklings, when we discuss Slaine the King.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 08 July, 2018, 11:25:54 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/dt5vZCt.jpg)

The podcast crossover month begins with the fabulous Fox from Space Spinner 2000 and that giant ant attack from 1978. Minor spoilers for the ending of a terrific bit of early 2000AD schlock.

And listen out for a change in the playout music in honour of Fox and Conrad's podcast.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2018/07/70-ant-wars.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 09 July, 2018, 08:33:50 AM
And here's an Ant Wars grail page for Fox.
Art by Jose Luis Ferrer.

(https://i.imgur.com/Pwy843r.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 July, 2018, 11:44:57 AM
The Ant at the window by Alfonso Azpiri

(https://i.imgur.com/iZdDqTt.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 21 July, 2018, 05:14:32 PM
Another great podcast and just how lovely is that Fox! Gushing about the 2000ad community (nice to see he's avoided some places!) and seems genuinly surprised how well he and Conrad have been recieved, apparently oblivous to the fact that if you do something great you tend to get a good reception!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 21 July, 2018, 07:13:13 PM
Another great podcast and just how lovely is that Fox! Gushing about the 2000ad community (nice to see he's avoided some places!) and seems genuinly surprised how well he and Conrad have been recieved, apparently oblivous to the fact that if you do something great you tend to get a good reception!
Hear, hear! And tomorrow it’s Conrad’s turn for a Shak-attack.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 21 July, 2018, 07:34:18 PM
Another great podcast and just how lovely is that Fox! Gushing about the 2000ad community (nice to see he's avoided some places!) and seems genuinly surprised how well he and Conrad have been recieved, apparently oblivous to the fact that if you do something great you tend to get a good reception!
Hear, hear! And tomorrow it’s Conrad’s turn for a Shak-attack.

Yeah can't wait for that.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 22 July, 2018, 10:34:30 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/hvBLkD4.jpg)

Shako attacks! And who better to discuss the Runaways ;) rampage of the murder death bear than Conrad from Space Spinner 2000.

Listen in @
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2018/07/71-shako.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 23 July, 2018, 04:23:11 AM
Excited for this one, but I might be biased!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 July, 2018, 09:46:40 AM
And here is Conrad's Ramon Sola grail page:

(https://i.imgur.com/QEP4dfz.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 03 August, 2018, 09:10:51 AM
(https://trashfilmguru.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/future_shock_quad-600x456.jpg)

Coming up on the pod this Sunday I chat to Paul Goodwin, the director and editor of the fabby Future Shock documentary.
Set your thrill-catchers to receive!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: matty_ae 03 August, 2018, 03:36:14 PM
That's a cool idea for an episode. i love that Doc.
Always wondered how it came about...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: FoxIsntARobot 04 August, 2018, 06:50:38 PM
Another great podcast and just how lovely is that Fox! Gushing about the 2000ad community (nice to see he's avoided some places!) and seems genuinly surprised how well he and Conrad have been recieved, apparently oblivous to the fact that if you do something great you tend to get a good reception!

Late to the party! I really appreciate all the love you give Colin. I skulk a lot on the forums but you folks give us such a warm reception.

Also, Eamonn, mate, you're a star to talk to. I'll always sign up again for such a great cast!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 05 August, 2018, 10:56:42 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/e73wWPR.jpg)

And here is my interview with Paul Goodwiin, director of the galaxy's greatest documentary. Listen in for some behind the scenes stories from filming and editing Future Shock!

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2018/08/72-future-shock.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 06 August, 2018, 01:30:48 AM
I wasn't entirely sure if it was going to be the directory of the documentary Future Shock opining on The Complete Future Shocks Volume One (has that come out yet?) or giving us the background on the documentary!  Now I know (this has been my podcast catch-up weekend)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Dandontdare 06 August, 2018, 09:19:54 AM
So Pat Mills was "quite chatty" - gotta be the understatement of the century!  :lol:
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 07 August, 2018, 09:57:41 AM
And here is a grail page that would be in my top five of all time. The superlative McMahon cover for Slaine vol 1 as chosend by Paul Goodwin.

(https://scontent.flhr3-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38498888_1602225456573115_582031745793130496_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=155549834f851b7106b1aa62d3c452d4&oe=5C0AE82D)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: broodblik 07 August, 2018, 10:01:20 AM
And here is a grail page that would be in my top five of all time. The superlative McMahon cover for Slaine vol 1 as chosend by Paul Goodwin.

This is certainly one of the best covers ever. I find it quite weird that I don't really like his Dredd work but his work on Slaine is exceptional.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Bolt-01 07 August, 2018, 03:44:39 PM
That cover is possibly my single favourite ever piece of comic art. It is mesmerising.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 07 August, 2018, 07:32:14 PM
I got Mick to sign my Warrior’s Dawn trade and he told me he didn’t like that image. Amazing.

And yes, it’s a film club this episode, we get back to books in two week’s time with Keith Richardson and Von Hoffman’s Invasion.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 August, 2018, 08:20:55 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/GabaMvU.jpg)

Robo-K33f himself, Mr Keith Richardson is my guest in the book club to chat about some classic British Comics including Von Hoffman’s Invasion, the Vigilant, and some wonders to come from the Treasury of British Comics.

Listen in at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2018/08/73-von-hoffmans-invasion.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 21 August, 2018, 12:15:04 PM
And here is Keith's grail pick by the late, great Eric Bradbury.

(https://i.imgur.com/GdupmOz.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 02 September, 2018, 12:33:30 PM
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Episode 74 has it all: AlexF from the Heroes of 2000AD blog, cool summer jazz in the pub, and a great volume of science fiction thrill power from the Abnett and Culbard droids.

Enjoy:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2018/09/74-brink.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 03 September, 2018, 12:52:58 PM
Eye, eye, it's part of Alex's grail page by INJ Culbard, words Dan Abnett.

(https://i.imgur.com/3dfeXOI.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: TordelBack 03 September, 2018, 01:58:11 PM
That has to be one of the most wonderful pages in the history of the comic.  Everything in that great series - not just the first book - hinges on how you interpret that amazing final panel/backdrop.  Perfection.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 September, 2018, 08:05:21 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/GZZ06Fx.jpg)

Two doctors for the price of one, and two volumes of Nikolai Dante by @robbiegmorrison and @simonfraser in our @2000AD book club.
Listen in at
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2018/09/75-tsar-wars.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 September, 2018, 05:24:58 PM
Apologies for Twitter @s

Chris Collazo is my guest to discuss the two volumes of Nikolai Dante that marked a real turning point for the character as written by Robbie Morrison, with great art by Simon Fraser, John Burns, Steve Yeowell and Simon Davis.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 17 September, 2018, 08:51:32 AM
Here is the first of Chris's grail pages. Art by Simon Fraser

(https://i.imgur.com/rXC4i5q.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 19 September, 2018, 08:12:43 AM
Another great Podcast and I always enjoy hearing conversation about my favourite 2000ad series (I reserve the right to change my mind on that statement at the drop of a hat).

One piece of discussion I found particularly interesting is the question which type of Dante story do you prefer the 'War' or 'Swashbuckle' and for me the answer is a cheat. I don't think you can seperate the two. The 'War' stuff is made all the more powerful and affecting by the 'Swashbuckle'.

Its a bit like the way 'Charley's War' is so effective and moving not just because the depiction of the brutality itself is so powerful, it really is, as with Dante. Rather its the way that this is juxeposed with Charley's innocence and naivety and the fact he truly represents the working class soldier who 'knows his place' and is forced to accept his place in the horror.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 September, 2018, 08:43:02 AM
Another great Podcast and I always enjoy hearing conversation about my favourite 2000ad series (I reserve the right to change my mind on that statement at the drop of a hat).

One piece of discussion I found particularly interesting is the question which type of Dante story do you prefer the 'War' or 'Swashbuckle' and for me the answer is a cheat. I don't think you can seperate the two. The 'War' stuff is made all the more powerful and affecting by the 'Swashbuckle'.

Its a bit like the way 'Charley's War' is so effective and moving not just because the depiction of the brutality itself is so powerful, it really is, as with Dante. Rather its the way that this is juxeposed with Charley's innocence and naivety and the fact he truly represents the working class soldier who 'knows his place' and is forced to accept his place in the horror.
Thanks for listening and for your insightful comments, Colin. It was perhaps a cheat of mine to ask Chris the question. Dante is great with both components.

Enjoyed your guest spot on the Space Spinner 2000 Annual.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 September, 2018, 08:43:29 AM
That has to be one of the most wonderful pages in the history of the comic.  Everything in that great series - not just the first book - hinges on how you interpret that amazing final panel/backdrop.  Perfection.

Cheers, TB. It's awesome isn't it?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 September, 2018, 08:48:31 AM
And here is Chris's second grail pick.
Art by John Burns. Words by Robbie Morrison.
A great moment

(https://i.imgur.com/DKs24Wc.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 20 September, 2018, 10:56:17 PM
I've read the first 1000 progs and then from 1950 onwards, so Nikolai Dante is one of those thrills that I've read very little about (same with stuff like Red Seas, Caballistics, and the vast majority of Sinister Dexter, among others). Really excited to get there, enjoyed this episode!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 21 September, 2018, 06:42:52 PM
I've read the first 1000 progs and then from 1950 onwards, so Nikolai Dante is one of those thrills that I've read very little about (same with stuff like Red Seas, Caballistics, and the vast majority of Sinister Dexter, among others). Really excited to get there, enjoyed this episode!
Cheers, Conrad. Thanks for listening to stuff you haven’t reached yet.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Dandontdare 22 September, 2018, 01:21:09 AM
I've read the first 1000 progs and then from 1950 onwards, so Nikolai Dante is one of those thrills that I've read very little about (same with stuff like Red Seas, Caballistics, and the vast majority of Sinister Dexter, among others). Really excited to get there, enjoyed this episode!

When you're slogging through Babe Race 2000 and Big Dave, and wondering whether you really want to continue this podcasting lark, stay strong and remember that Nikolai Dante is just around the corner.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 22 September, 2018, 06:59:26 AM
I've read the first 1000 progs and then from 1950 onwards, so Nikolai Dante is one of those thrills that I've read very little about (same with stuff like Red Seas, Caballistics, and the vast majority of Sinister Dexter, among others). Really excited to get there, enjoyed this episode!

When you're slogging through Babe Race 2000 and Big Dave, and wondering whether you really want to continue this podcasting lark, stay strong and remember that Nikolai Dante is just around the corner.

Hey at least when its rubbish there's a lot to discuss!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 22 September, 2018, 11:46:06 AM
You never know, you might be a freak like me who loved Big Dave. 

Really enjoyed the latest podcast; I'm also a big fan of John Burns and only really got into Dante at that point of the saga.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 30 September, 2018, 12:58:11 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/aXRP93X.jpg)

Cosplayer Matt Davies joined me at the Lawgiver convention in May to discuss the fourth volume of Dredd's Restricted files and in particular that Dredd of Drokk Green story. Check out Matt's video channel on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/user/flashstudiosguy).

Listen in at
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2018/09/76-restricted-files-4.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 01 October, 2018, 07:55:02 AM
Sweet! I have very fond memories of that Alternity special.  That's today's work listening sorted
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 October, 2018, 08:59:46 AM
Thanks, JBC.
And here's Matt's grail page by Trevor Hairsine. "Evening, All."

(https://i.imgur.com/RSlzhOJ.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: AlexF 01 October, 2018, 09:13:09 AM
Restricted Files 4 is a bold choice for the book club! I thought I picked some obscurities but I've got nothing on this.
I would say that 80% of the collection is...
not very good.
But I thought you both made great points about the inherent fun of exploring 'what ifs' through the lens of Dredd, and Drokk Green is one of the better ones for sure.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 14 October, 2018, 10:51:47 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/dq6X4vB.jpg)

Episode 77 and I'm chatting with new art droid Paul Williams about the magnificent Mazeworld from Alan Grant and Arthur Ranson, and also about Paul's experience of winning the 2000AD art competition at Thought Bubble last year, and his upcoming series for the Meg.

Listen in:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2018/10/77-mazeworld.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 October, 2018, 08:26:10 AM
Two grail pages from Paul. The first is the one he already owns.

(https://i.imgur.com/XOgDS2h.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 17 October, 2018, 09:30:27 AM
And Paul's actual grail page by Arthur Ranson. Words Alan Grant

(https://i.imgur.com/5zVyHQK.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 28 October, 2018, 10:46:37 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/JlvHqct.jpg)

A Halloween special as Mr Jim Moon from the Hypnogoria podcast (http://www.hypnogoria.com/html/podcast.html) joins me with a Treasury of British Comics release from last year, the fangtastic Dracula File.
Listen in at

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2018/10/78-dracula-file.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 29 October, 2018, 01:07:10 AM
Nice! I love Dracula in comics! In Marvel comics Dracula was the head bad guy in a little section monsters and ghosts in the 70s and 80s, that was still part of the larger superhero world. It's where the character Blade came from! My guy Doctor Strange fought Dracula twice, and the second time cast a spell that destroyed all the vampires in Marvel for a couple years, but of course they always come back. All that to say, I'm very interested to hear this episode.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 29 October, 2018, 08:37:58 AM
Thanks, Conrad.

Here is Jim's grail page by Eric Bradbury.

(https://i.imgur.com/ILjHuMh.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 29 October, 2018, 01:08:54 PM
I know Thirteen Floor and Monster got all the attention at the time, but I really loved Scream!'s version of Dracula.  Probably Eric Bradbury's magnum opus (though I've only seen his Scream! and 2000AD stuff - did he get anything in Eagle in the early 1980s?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: broodblik 29 October, 2018, 02:09:53 PM
I know Thirteen Floor and Monster got all the attention at the time, but I really loved Scream!'s version of Dracula.  Probably Eric Bradbury's magnum opus (though I've only seen his Scream! and 2000AD stuff - did he get anything in Eagle in the early 1980s?

Yes he did some Doomlord
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JOE SOAP 29 October, 2018, 03:41:44 PM
I know Thirteen Floor and Monster got all the attention at the time, but I really loved Scream!'s version of Dracula.  Probably Eric Bradbury's magnum opus (though I've only seen his Scream! and 2000AD stuff - did he get anything in Eagle in the early 1980s?

From the pages of BATTLE, Invasion 1984 (with TB Grover), which is being reprinted next year.

(https://i0.wp.com/downthetubes.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Battle-27-08-1983-W.jpg?w=1073&ssl=1)

https://downthetubes.net/?p=101788
http://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/Invasion-1984/John-Wagner/9781781086759
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: The Amstor Computer 29 October, 2018, 03:59:16 PM
Yes he did some Doomlord

"Some Doomlord" undersells Bradbury's role on the strip a little :) I don't have my spreadsheets to hand, but I think he turned in some 500+ pages of art for his run on Doomlord over several years, and I'd argue he was the definitive Doomlord artist (though I have a real soft spot for Heinzl/Alberto Giolitti's work on The Deathlords and a couple of other tales, and the photostory strips)


He's certainly one of the great unsung artists of British comics, both in terms of his wonderful style and in terms of the sheer volume of art he produced, and it's brilliant to see Rebellion's publication schedule filling up with Bradbury's work and going some way to redressing the balance.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: broodblik 29 October, 2018, 06:40:34 PM
Yes he did some Doomlord

"Some Doomlord" undersells Bradbury's role on the strip a little :) I don't have my spreadsheets to hand, but I think he turned in some 500+ pages of art for his run on Doomlord over several years, and I'd argue he was the definitive Doomlord artist (though I have a real soft spot for Heinzl/Alberto Giolitti's work on The Deathlords and a couple of other tales, and the photostory strips)


He's certainly one of the great unsung artists of British comics, both in terms of his wonderful style and in terms of the sheer volume of art he produced, and it's brilliant to see Rebellion's publication schedule filling up with Bradbury's work and going some way to redressing the balance.

You are correct I am underselling him  , he is as you said one of the greatest British artists. He is the reason for me to getting into Doomlord.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 29 October, 2018, 06:43:07 PM
I know Thirteen Floor and Monster got all the attention at the time, but I really loved Scream!'s version of Dracula.  Probably Eric Bradbury's magnum opus (though I've only seen his Scream! and 2000AD stuff - did he get anything in Eagle in the early 1980s?

From the pages of BATTLE, Invasion 1984 (with TB Grover), which is being reprinted next year.

(https://i0.wp.com/downthetubes.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Battle-27-08-1983-W.jpg?w=1073&ssl=1)

https://downthetubes.net/?p=101788
http://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/Invasion-1984/John-Wagner/9781781086759

Whoa, how's Bill Savage gonna deal with this one!?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 29 October, 2018, 08:23:08 PM
How could I forget Doomlord?  After I bought that collected edition a few years back too (I know the art in the collected edition was by Heinzl).

Looking forward to seeing the Invasion story - heard of it but never seen it!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 30 October, 2018, 07:56:10 PM
Really enjoyed that podcast! I loved Scream as a kid (before my mother banned it) and now I really want to revisit the Dracula Files.

Also great to hear the phrase 'mouth of teeth'; reminding me that your ma's from this side of the Irish sea (unlike my own, who's from Peter Kay country).
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 30 October, 2018, 08:01:35 PM
Really enjoyed that podcast! I loved Scream as a kid (before my mother banned it) and now I really want to revisit the Dracula Files.

Also great to hear the phrase 'mouth of teeth'; reminding me that your ma's from this side of the Irish sea (unlike my own, who's from Peter Kay country).
Cheers, JBC. As soon as I said it I was kicking myself that I didn’t say “a mouthful of teeth” which is, I think, the correct Irish expression as my mum uses it.  :-[
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 30 October, 2018, 08:16:55 PM
 :D The way you said it is the way I've heard it in the past!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Fungus 30 October, 2018, 09:23:27 PM
Seeing that Battle cover gave me a fright - I'm in that issue :-)

[Well almost definitely... definitely rings a bell as a cover and it was Aug '83 anyway]
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 11 November, 2018, 11:06:09 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/ZmVdiuX.jpg)
Dave Heeley from the 1977-2000AD Facebook group joined me at the Birmingham ICE convention to discuss the great Dredd epic that nearly saw the end of the character. This episode was recorded before the sad news of the passing of Carlos Ezquerra who was one of the true legends of British comics. His beautiful work on Necropolis is just one of the many stunning creations we have to remember him by.

Listen in at
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2018/11/79-necropolis.html
or through apple podcasts at
https://t.co/B5cSVzTBmY
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 12 November, 2018, 08:32:48 AM
And a superb grail page for Dave. With Carlos in all his magnificence.

(https://i.imgur.com/1cQEC48.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 12 November, 2018, 04:26:41 PM
Somehow I managed to lop off the ending of this episode, just uploaded the full version for an extra 45 seconds of goodbyes.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Greg M. 12 November, 2018, 05:46:03 PM
And a superb grail page for Dave. With Carlos in all his magnificence.

Which I own! Had a chat with Dave on this topic - it's his favourite Carlos page ever, but it's probably mine too, unfortunately (for Dave!)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Hudge_Jeeley 13 November, 2018, 10:36:04 AM
Yes it is! Glad it's in a happy place though.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 25 November, 2018, 08:18:16 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/P9oKhFI.jpg)

David Broughton is my latest guest and he has chosen Shakara the Avenger by Robbie Morrison and Henry Flint. We also chat about his own comics including Slaughter Hawk and Shamen Kane.

Listen in at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2018/11/80-shakara.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 25 November, 2018, 08:26:58 AM
And I can’t spell Shaman!
 :-[
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 25 November, 2018, 09:01:40 AM
And I can’t spell Shaman!
 :-[

All that raving takes its toll...  ;)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/613dZ3qcwwL.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 26 November, 2018, 09:32:45 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/zbiV0U1.jpg)

Here is David's glorious grail by Henry Flint, words by Robbie Morrison "I am Shakara"
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 03 December, 2018, 07:58:48 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/TzmDWL8.jpg)

Posted on the advent calendar thread yesterday this is the top tens results episode. You can find the results listed in the top ten thread as well.

Cheers
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2018/12/81-top-ten-results.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 December, 2018, 02:12:56 PM
And coming up on the podcast:

82. The Rogue Trooper board game
83. Major Eazy
84. Black Max
85. A History of Violence
86. Mek Files 3

All those are recorded, and hopefully 87 will be The Simping Detective
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Dandontdare 04 December, 2018, 04:15:58 PM
Looking forward to the next one as I used to love that game - Pass the anti-stammel gas!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 09 December, 2018, 08:52:56 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/cuhIz4n.jpg)

It’s time to talk about 2000AD tabletop games with my guest Jim Hawkins. We start with the Rogue Trooper board game and go on to talk about the new releases from Warlord Games and the Worlds of 2000AD role playing games.

Listen in
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2018/12/82-rogue-trooper-board-game.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 09 December, 2018, 09:50:10 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/cuhIz4n.jpg)

It’s time to talk about 2000AD tabletop games with my guest Jim Hawkins. We start with the Rogue Trooper board game and go on to talk about the new releases from Warlord Games and the Worlds of 2000AD role playing games.

Listen in
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2018/12/82-rogue-trooper-board-game.html

That was an unexpected namecheck, thanks!  Prompted me to update the boardgamegeek list to add the last year and a bit's worth of releases!

2000AD | BoardGameGeek (https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/224115/2000ad)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 09 December, 2018, 10:03:19 PM
I've not managed to find the Chopper game referenced, but here's a handy list of games that have been published in 2000AD:
Barney (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=download&page=games)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 December, 2018, 07:43:23 AM
I've not managed to find the Chopper game referenced, but here's a handy list of games that have been published in 2000AD:
Barney (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=download&page=games)
Excellent work , Sheridan.

And here's the other challenge from the episode.
Who is the artist on this grail page pick by Jim? Taken from the Traveller Dredd rpg rulebook if I remember correctly.

(https://i.imgur.com/8hynkkR.png)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Lobo Baggins 10 December, 2018, 09:44:55 AM
Also like to say thanks for the namecheck!

I've not managed to find the Chopper game referenced, but here's a handy list of games that have been published in 2000AD:
Barney (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=download&page=games)
Excellent work , Sheridan.

And here's the other challenge from the episode.
Who is the artist on this grail page pick by Jim? Taken from the Traveller Dredd rpg rulebook if I remember correctly.

(https://i.imgur.com/8hynkkR.png)

I don't remember the artist, but it's from a subscriber exclusive poster from about 2004 or 2005 - Jim would need to have a pretty big wall, I seem to recall it was almost quad poster sized!

I used it as a background image for the Gangs of Mega-City One articles in Mongoose's Signs & Portents Wargamer magazine, so it's probable that the picture in the Dredd RPG book is the scan I made of my poster (and a right pig it was to scan in it was, too!)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Lobo Baggins 10 December, 2018, 10:07:53 AM
I've not managed to find the Chopper game referenced, but here's a handy list of games that have been published in 2000AD:
Barney (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=download&page=games)

It's Unamerican Graffiti, which I believe was concocted on this very forum!

http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=download&page=rules&choice=graffiti (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=download&page=rules&choice=graffiti)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: abelardsnazz 10 December, 2018, 12:14:10 PM

I've not managed to find the Chopper game referenced, but here's a handy list of games that have been published in 2000AD:
Barney (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=download&page=games)
Excellent work , Sheridan.

And here's the other challenge from the episode.
Who is the artist on this grail page pick by Jim? Taken from the Traveller Dredd rpg rulebook if I remember correctly.

(https://i.imgur.com/8hynkkR.png)

I don't remember the artist, but it's from a subscriber exclusive poster from about 2004 or 2005 - Jim would need to have a pretty big wall, I seem to recall it was almost quad poster sized!

I used it as a background image for the Gangs of Mega-City One articles in Mongoose's Signs & Portents Wargamer magazine, so it's probable that the picture in the Dredd RPG book is the scan I made of my poster (and a right pig it was to scan in it was, too!)

I'm pretty sure it's by Kev Walker and was originally done for the 1995 film - can anyone corroborate?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 10 December, 2018, 12:56:11 PM
Barney says it was Greg Staples with design by Wake (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=download&page=wallpaper&Field=Series&choice=megacity)
: barney
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Wakefield Morys-Carter
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 December, 2018, 02:05:20 PM
Yes, Steve Green on the facebook page wins the no-prize for being the first person to identify the Staples droid for me and Jim.
Thanks for all the extra info about the poster, the scanning(!), and the games.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 December, 2018, 09:11:48 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/XPZJXGS.jpg)

A chat with Ian Grant about Major Eazy from Battle Picture Weekly, featuring some stunning work by Carlos Ezquerra and Alan Hebden.
Has anyone read the version with the Sylvester Stallone introduction?

Listen in at:

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2018/12/83-major-eazy.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 26 December, 2018, 04:54:19 PM
And here is a Boxing Day grail cover by Carlos as chosen by Ian in the episode.

(https://i.imgur.com/rUq4G5O.jpg)

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2018/12/83-major-eazy.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 January, 2019, 09:34:25 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/tOACH3e.jpg)

Next 4 episodes recorded and lined for up the podosphere.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 05 January, 2019, 07:41:40 PM
Having passed certain key stage tests* the podcast is now available on Spotify.



* ‘Cos I’m reet posh like.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 06 January, 2019, 01:00:15 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/mq57oB6.jpg)

I'm back in a London pub with Robo-Keef himself to talk about Black Max and other releases from the Treasury of British Comics. We also pause to raise a glass to the memory of the great Carlos Ezquerra.

Listen in.
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/01/84-black-max.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 06 January, 2019, 10:54:29 PM
Having passed certain key stage tests* the podcast is now available on Spotify.



* ‘Cos I’m reet posh like.

Linky here (https://open.spotify.com/show/74bBIeVOW7rkOoizaudTeL) (I don't know if that will work for everybody - didn't have much difficulty finding it under 'mega city' though).
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 07 January, 2019, 08:09:13 AM
Cheers, Sheridan.

And here is Keith's grail page from Black Max by Alfonso Font.

(https://i.imgur.com/8lAwbVt.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 20 January, 2019, 09:30:32 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Sc2SJi7.jpg)

Jamie Beamish guides me through John Wagner and Vince Locke's gritty crime thriller, and the movie version. We also chat about Jamie's acting career and how his part in Star Wars:Rogue One ended up on the cutting room floor.

Listen in at:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/01/85-history-of-violence.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: PsychoGoatee 21 January, 2019, 07:41:57 AM
Right on, I'm a big fan of that one, both the comic and the movie.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 21 January, 2019, 08:10:47 AM
And here is Jamie's grail page, at least the one that's safe to show. Beautiful and poignant art by Vince Locke.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZPZovQL.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 03 February, 2019, 10:05:08 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/GVB2rl8.jpg)

If you're missing the Inky Fingers podcast then have no fear Julius Howe is here. We met up in one of those noisy London pubs to discuss original art collecting, the artistic legacy of Carlos Ezquerra, and volume 3 of the ABC Warriors Mek Files.

Listen in at
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/02/86-mek-files-3.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 February, 2019, 08:49:18 AM
And here is a Kev Walker grail page for Julius

(https://i.imgur.com/gNEUEvO.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 17 February, 2019, 09:57:09 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/0Xup36i.jpg)

I met up with Damian Lubanski before the Southern contingent Christmas gathering to chat about Polish editions of 2000AD, attending signings, and The Simping Detective.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/02/87-simping-detective.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 17 February, 2019, 11:43:51 AM
I met up with Damian Lubanski before the Southern contingent Christmas gathering to chat about Polish editions of 2000AD, attending signings, and The Simping Detective.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/02/87-simping-detective.html

Damian has brought a few of those Polish editions to Lawgiver and Contingent gatherings - they're absolutely gorgeous - rivalling the classic Titan editions from the 1980s!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 18 February, 2019, 08:21:45 AM
And here is Damian's frail page by the great Frazer Irving.

(https://i.imgur.com/zZAspX0.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 03 March, 2019, 07:33:29 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/GlF9OJQ.jpg)

I got the chance to chat with Tony Foster, the editor of Comic Scene, which is the best publication about comics on the shelves at the moment.

Listen in at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/03/88-comic-scene.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 March, 2019, 09:00:27 AM
And one of two grail pages for Tony, the cover to prog 200 by Robin Smith.

(https://i.imgur.com/9uXIn3W.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 05 March, 2019, 06:16:33 PM
And have a listen to the latest Comic Scene podcast episode where Pat Mills discusses, among other things, the new Defoe story line and artist.

https://soundcloud.com/comicscene/comic-scene-the-podcast-episode-3
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 17 March, 2019, 08:52:52 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/mEonEFG.jpg)

Episode 89 is my chat with Ben K Sy from the 1977-2000AD Facebook group. We chat about Origins, and the exciting stuff going on in one of the friendliest 2000AD groups around.

Few audio issues on this episode which I’ve done my best with.

Listen in at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/03/89-origins.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 18 March, 2019, 11:45:48 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/G9aEKPp.png)

And here is Ben’s first grail page by the late, great Carlos.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 March, 2019, 11:25:59 AM
And Ben's second grail page of Judge Goodman and a moment of some import.

(https://i.imgur.com/LKaU41c.png)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 31 March, 2019, 11:36:39 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/kSHCl88.jpg)

I’m joined by Alan Fisher from Yorkshire by way of sunny California to discuss Harry Absalom by Rennie and Trevallion. Cleaning up his manor, one bleedin’ demon at a time!

Listen in
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/03/90-absalom.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 April, 2019, 08:33:19 AM
And here is Alan's grail page from Tiernen Trevallion

(https://i.imgur.com/4xyBS6j.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 12 April, 2019, 04:30:17 PM
and newsflash.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D39O6QEWAAIQz7K.jpg:large)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 14 April, 2019, 08:38:32 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/NJs2p1b.jpg)

Paul Trimble joins me to discuss El Mestizo by Alan Hebden and Carlos Ezquerra, and to chat about the upcoming Enniskillen comic fest.

Listen in:
http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/04/91-el-mestizo.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: MacabreMagpie 14 April, 2019, 12:50:06 PM
Great ep as ever, Eamonn.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 14 April, 2019, 08:27:09 PM
Cheers. It’s having guests called Paul that is the secret.  ;)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 15 April, 2019, 08:19:24 AM
Feast your eyes on the wonders of the opening page of El Mestizo. Paul's first grail pick

(https://i.imgur.com/GfHkbUg.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 April, 2019, 12:00:46 PM
And another one for Paul

(https://i.imgur.com/rdIS15h.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Fungus 23 April, 2019, 09:02:30 PM
Nearly 3 years of the podcast?!
Thanks for El Mestizo, this one was a bit of a revelation, Paul's enthusiasm for this book was evident. In Carlos' meandering art style, this era might be my personal favourite. It's glorious.

Great episodes recently, Comic Scene and Simping Detective were standouts for me.
Tony's story was strange to hear, his first/last progs - before the wilderness years - match mine almost to the week, and our University days tie up too (the one round the corner, not one of the biggies).

Damian's take on Simping Detective was illuminating, his story is pretty unusual. Possibly the first Mega-Collection book I read, the art there floored me too. Most of the time it's art over story for me and it was easy to relate to his love for the book.

Thanks Eamonn! Keep it up...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 25 April, 2019, 08:26:48 AM
Nearly 3 years of the podcast?!
Thanks for El Mestizo, this one was a bit of a revelation, Paul's enthusiasm for this book was evident. In Carlos' meandering art style, this era might be my personal favourite. It's glorious.

Great episodes recently, Comic Scene and Simping Detective were standouts for me.
Tony's story was strange to hear, his first/last progs - before the wilderness years - match mine almost to the week, and our University days tie up too (the one round the corner, not one of the biggies).

Damian's take on Simping Detective was illuminating, his story is pretty unusual. Possibly the first Mega-Collection book I read, the art there floored me too. Most of the time it's art over story for me and it was easy to relate to his love for the book.

Thanks Eamonn! Keep it up...

Thanks, Fungus. Yes, the podcast will be 3 at the end of May!

And coming up in the next few weeks are The Thirteenth Floor, Rok of the Reds, and some more Nemesis.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 26 April, 2019, 01:12:32 PM
Thanks, Fungus. Yes, the podcast will be 3 at the end of May!

And coming up in the next few weeks are The Thirteenth Floor, Rok of the Reds, and some more Nemesis.

Will the upcoming Nemesis be before or after FCBD?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 26 April, 2019, 01:39:34 PM
Thanks, Fungus. Yes, the podcast will be 3 at the end of May!

And coming up in the next few weeks are The Thirteenth Floor, Rok of the Reds, and some more Nemesis.

Will the upcoming Nemesis be before or after FCBD?
After. Should be episode 94 on Sunday 26th May.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 26 April, 2019, 06:46:06 PM
Thanks, Fungus. Yes, the podcast will be 3 at the end of May!

And coming up in the next few weeks are The Thirteenth Floor, Rok of the Reds, and some more Nemesis.

Will the upcoming Nemesis be before or after FCBD?
After. Should be episode 94 on Sunday 26th May.

For avoidance of doubt - is that our one or another before mine?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 26 April, 2019, 08:39:21 PM
Thanks, Fungus. Yes, the podcast will be 3 at the end of May!

And coming up in the next few weeks are The Thirteenth Floor, Rok of the Reds, and some more Nemesis.

Will the upcoming Nemesis be before or after FCBD?

After. Should be episode 94 on Sunday 26th May.

For avoidance of doubt - is that our one or another before mine?

That’s you, Sheridan. No other Nemesis on the docket at the moment.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 27 April, 2019, 01:34:02 AM
Thanks, Fungus. Yes, the podcast will be 3 at the end of May!

And coming up in the next few weeks are The Thirteenth Floor, Rok of the Reds, and some more Nemesis.

Will the upcoming Nemesis be before or after FCBD?

After. Should be episode 94 on Sunday 26th May.

For avoidance of doubt - is that our one or another before mine?

That’s you, Sheridan. No other Nemesis on the docket at the moment.

For some reason I thought you had a longer lead time between recordings and release dates?  I guess those three years have polished your editing skillz :-)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 27 April, 2019, 09:34:51 AM
Yes, I have got my turnaround time down and don't have a backlog of episodes at the moment.

Just so everyone knows what we are talking about, episode 94 should be Nemesis the Warlock book 1 (and beyond) with Sheridan, and we are planning to record it at FCBD in London next week.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 28 April, 2019, 08:39:07 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/M3w9O7I.jpg)

‪Dare you press the button for the Thirteenth Floor? Listen in to my chat with Peter Adamson from Where Eagles Dare as we discuss some classic British horror comics from Wagner, Grant and Ortiz.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/04/92-thirteenth-floor.html‬
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 29 April, 2019, 09:54:47 AM
Peter's first grail page by Jose Ortiz

(https://i.imgur.com/EuHraf1.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 30 April, 2019, 11:15:48 AM
And Harry Ferguson’s torment continues in Peter’s second Jose Ortiz grail page. Check out this wonderful volume from the Treasury of British Comics.

(https://i.imgur.com/rfpSzVx.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 12 May, 2019, 08:52:53 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/A2mC5Ze.jpg)

Book club turns football club as Tony Esmond from the Awesome Comics podcast brings along Rok of the Reds by Wagner, Grant, Cornwell, Bulmer & Campbell.

"The talented podcaster has played a blinder of a pass there!"

Listen in at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/05/93-rok-of-reds.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 13 May, 2019, 05:35:54 AM
If you are in need of more Eamonn in your life (and who isn't?) check him out over at Space Spinner, talking about the demise of Action comics! An excellent conversation, thank you so much for joining me Eamonn!

http://spacespinner2000.com/2019/05/13/space-spinner-reaction-ep-11/
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 13 May, 2019, 08:02:22 AM
Cheers, Conrad. Great fun to be on the episode about those issues of Action!

And here is a grail page from Rok of the Reds for Tony Esmond

(https://i.imgur.com/NntB4Ys.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: WhizzBang 15 May, 2019, 07:00:06 PM
I bought the digital version of this after listening and it didn't disappoint. Doomlord crossed with 2000ad and Roy Of The Rovers is a great description.

I think Bob The Galactic Bum was the last time John Wagner had written with Alan Grant before this.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 15 May, 2019, 07:42:50 PM
I bought the digital version of this after listening and it didn't disappoint. Doomlord crossed with 2000ad and Roy Of The Rovers is a great description.

I think Bob The Galactic Bum was the last time John Wagner had written with Alan Grant before this.
Cheers, WhizzBang. I knew one of our listeners would be able to fill me in on their last collaboration.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 26 May, 2019, 08:25:55 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/0Mg4lIL.jpg)

Recorded on free comic book day in London with Brother Sheridan, it's time for some Nemesis the Warlock and, in particular, the first Hachette volume.

Listen in at:
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/05/94-nemesis-warlock.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 26 May, 2019, 11:39:49 AM
Forgot to mention another 2000AD gaming-related purchase: the meeples (a prototype of which was displayed at the 40th anniversary two years ago).

Produced by Termight Replicas (http://www.termight.co.uk/2000ad_meeples.html) though no longer available directly from them (links to two sellers at the bottom of the Termight page) these are wooden figures for use in varoius games.

(http://www.termight.co.uk/images/carcassonne.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 27 May, 2019, 10:22:40 AM
Insane detail by Kevin O'Neill on Sheridan's grailpage.

(https://i.imgur.com/txk0vvQ.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 June, 2019, 11:30:04 AM
And we're back!

After some gremlins (a bionic beaver apparently) got into the file hosting server the Mega City Book Club is back online and all 94 episodes are online and available in your podcatchers, so you can check out Brother Sheridan and Sister Rachael discussing Nemesis the Warlock at

www.megacitybookclub.com

And coming up in the next few months we have:

95: Robo-Hunter with Damian Edwardson
96: The Iron Legion on Big Finish with Brian Doob
97: Metalzoic with Nathan Duck
98: True Faith with Alex Frith
99: ?
100: ?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 04 June, 2019, 01:55:11 PM
And we're back!

After some gremlins (a bionic beaver apparently) got into the file hosting server the Mega City Book Club is back online and all 94 episodes are online and available in your podcatchers, so you can check out Brother Sheridan and Sister Rachael discussing Nemesis the Warlock at

www.megacitybookclub.com

And coming up in the next few months we have:

95: Robo-Hunter with Damian Edwardson
96: The Iron Legion on Big Finish with Brian Doob
97: Metalzoic with Nathan Duck
98: True Faith with Alex Frith
99: ?
100: ?

Is The Iron Legion that Dave Gibbons Doctor Who story (can't remember if it was written by Pat, Alan or John), meaning Big Finish is an audio adaptation of said story?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 June, 2019, 04:27:45 PM

Is The Iron Legion that Dave Gibbons Doctor Who story (can't remember if it was written by Pat, Alan or John), meaning Big Finish is an audio adaptation of said story?

Yes, Big Finish have adapted the Iron Legion and the Star Beast stories from DWM by Pat and and Dave. Mills and Wagner alternated the writing duties on the Gibbons run it seems.

Not quite sure what to go with as the episode title yet. The Big Finish adaptations of The Iron Legion and The Star Beast is a bit of mouthful.
I could try Storytime with Uncle Pat.  :D
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 09 June, 2019, 10:18:53 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/9Tc3FfS.jpg)

I met up with Damian Edwardson from ArtNineTwo at the Lawless convention to talk about Wagner and Gibson’s manic robotic creations in Robo-Hunter. The bar was noisy so I’ve done what I can with the background noise.
It’s a fun discussion that encompasses Wombles, politics, and the healing power of art, as well as robots, lots of robots.

“Slay ‘em again, Sam!”
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/06/95-robo-hunter.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 09 June, 2019, 02:10:13 PM
Insane detail by Kevin O'Neill on Sheridan's grailpage.

(https://i.imgur.com/txk0vvQ.jpg)

Just listened to the podcast in question. It truly is an amazing illustration, isn't it? Imagine putting this much effort in at a time when comics were seen largely as throwaway pieces of entertainment for kids.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 10 June, 2019, 05:27:08 AM
Insane detail by Kevin O'Neill on Sheridan's grailpage.

(https://i.imgur.com/txk0vvQ.jpg)

Just listened to the podcast in question. It truly is an amazing illustration, isn't it? Imagine putting this much effort in at a time when comics were seen largely as throwaway pieces of entertainment for kids.

I'm not sure if I like it better in color of black and white! I love some monochrome!

Also, getting VERY close to episode 100, I can't wait! Keep up the good work!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 June, 2019, 07:53:22 AM
Cheers, Guys. Yup we're on the road to 100.  :o

And here is Damian's first grail page. Sam Slade is back in the game. Words by John Wagner, art by Ian Gibson.

(https://i.imgur.com/MQF5sEF.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 17 June, 2019, 08:52:14 AM
You can see all the grail page picks for Damian and my other guests on the facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Megacitybookclub/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1151682354960763

Or see the latest ones as they post on the instagram page
https://www.instagram.com/mega_city_book_club/
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 June, 2019, 08:06:12 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/c3AyQxl.jpg)

Episode 96 and Brian Doob is back in the book club to discuss Big Finish and their audio adaptations of two Doctor Who stories by Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons. It’s a fun chat about a couple of great audio plays..

Listen in at:
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/06/96-big-finish-comic-adaptations.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 07 July, 2019, 10:11:08 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/GndrXS0.jpg)

Class is in session as Professor Nathan Duck joins me in after-school detention in the bar at Lawless to discuss Metalzoic by Pat Mills and Kevin O'Neill. Expect giant robots, mind-bending science fiction concepts, and operations on our own brains!

Listen in at:
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/07/97-metalzoic.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 08 July, 2019, 08:35:10 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/7rUKKgc.jpg)

Nathan's first grail page from the b&w prog pages of Metalzoic. You can see the colour version on the facebook/twitter/instagram pages.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 09 July, 2019, 08:52:22 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/IShlVLe.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: somebody-nobody 10 July, 2019, 12:05:08 PM
i really enjoyed the episode and I'll definitely put metalzoic on my reading list. great podcast all in all.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 July, 2019, 02:39:06 PM
i really enjoyed the episode and I'll definitely put metalzoic on my reading list. great podcast all in all.
Cheers, thanks for listening.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 21 July, 2019, 12:50:50 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/nXWC2uu.jpg)

I'm back in the Betsey Trotwood pub with Alex Frith to discuss True Faith by Garth Ennis and Warren Pleece from the pages of Crisis.
Religion, violence and conversations in pubs, plus some interesting comparisons between the two collected editions.

And check out Alex's Heroes of 2000AD blog. (http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.com/)

Listen in at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/07/98-true-faith.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 22 July, 2019, 08:49:57 AM
Two AlexF podcasts this week, it's Frith-fest!
Here is Alex's Warren Pleece grail page as it appeared in the 1990 Fleetway edition.
I'll post up some page comparisons from the Vertigo trade, and the original comic tomorrow.

(https://i.imgur.com/dzeuH5e.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 July, 2019, 09:01:24 AM
And here is how that page appears in the 1997 Vertigo trade.
(https://i.imgur.com/HB9zdyC.jpg)

And a scan from the page in Crisis. Compare and contrast.
(https://i.imgur.com/m36hVJQ.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: AlexF 23 July, 2019, 10:22:43 AM
I'd say the original Crisis printing comes out best, but the mood is changed in each version to interesting effect. Who knew there was so much artistic potential in a drab school building?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 July, 2019, 09:50:33 PM
It’s fascinating that there are such marked differences between the three. I wonder which Warren Pleece feels is nearest to his original?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 August, 2019, 10:07:25 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/5zhJFsi.jpg)

Episode 99 and the book club boldly goes back in the water to discuss the history of Action comic and, in particular, Hook Jaw with Liam Dempsey from the Trek-tastic Spocklight podcast.

Listen in at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/08/99-hook-jaw.html?m=1
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 August, 2019, 10:25:11 AM
Non mobile link
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/08/99-hook-jaw.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 05 August, 2019, 10:15:26 AM
And Liam's grail page by Ramon Sola as McNally meets his maker.
I can't see what the Sun newspaper and Frank Bough objected to.   :o

(https://i.imgur.com/PBNCmm0.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 05 August, 2019, 06:51:47 PM
Sweet! I have a boring and lonely sign-painting job lined up tomorrow.  Descriptions of Hook Jaw eviscerating people will be just the tonic to liven things up.  Really enjoyed the Metalzoic one too; I'd forgotten it existed - which is a crying shame given it's one of the most imaginative and beautiful stories the prog's ever run.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Fungus 05 August, 2019, 08:52:25 PM
The Book Club keeps delivering :-)
Really enjoyed Metalzoic and True Faith, two gems that I really-really-really need to give a second read...

Thanks all.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 06 August, 2019, 10:00:28 AM
Cheers, Guys. I appreciate the support.
Keep listening for more gems.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 09 August, 2019, 05:56:43 AM
If you're interested in more MCBC action, check out Eamonn on the new episode of Space Spinner 2000! We're talking about the 1988 Judge Dredd Annual!

http://spacespinner2000.com/2019/08/09/space-spinner-2000-ep-167/
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 18 August, 2019, 09:42:38 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/QuDV9XR.jpg)

Episode 100!  :o
And Simon Belmont is back as I climb into the attic of Dare for a discussion of the Man from Nowhere collection from Dragon's Dream in 1979.

A huge thank you to all my guests, listeners and contributors. Stay tuned for the next 100.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/08/100-man-from-nowhere.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 19 August, 2019, 06:01:40 AM
Congratulations on the milestone! Here's to many many more!

Also very excited to see the grail pages for this episode, it sounds amazing, and it's definitely an area I don't know much about.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 August, 2019, 08:09:03 AM
Thanks, Conrad.
here is Simon's grail page as it appears in the Man from Nowhere book
Check out the social media for more images of this page as the week goes on

(https://i.imgur.com/mp393Cr.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Vernoona 19 August, 2019, 11:10:25 AM
Congrats on 100 episodes Eamonn! So many great conversations about so many great books!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 August, 2019, 04:29:22 PM
Congrats on 100 episodes Eamonn! So many great conversations about so many great books!

Cheers, Vernoona. Always room on the waiting list if you’d like to do an episode in 2020?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: WhizzBang 19 August, 2019, 07:57:54 PM
Congratulations Eamonn! Do you have any favourites from the firs t 100?

Some of the most enjoyable ones that spring to mind fo rme were: Pete Well's on America, Conrad and Fox talking about early thrills, the South American chap talking about the Judge Child, the one where you interviewed the man who owns the 'Gaze into the fist of Dredd' artwork, David Bishop on Thrill Power Overload, and your daughters insights on Sandman.

I know I bought Cradlegrave and Rok Of The Reds on the strength of your podcast and they were both excellent - Rok particularly deserves more exposure. I might have bought others too but can't remember just now.

Early in the 100th podcast you mention a Mount Rushmore of British comics must contain Dan Dare. Who else would you include? I was thinking about this a bit and think I would go for: Dennis The Menace, Dan Dare, Modesty Blaise, Roy Of The Rovers and Judge Dredd.

Perhaps Sherlock Holmes too? Not really a comic hero but pulp magazines like The Strand were very much the precursors of action comics in the form of text stories with visuals thrown in (a la text stories in 2000ad annuals), and the art for those Sherlock Holmes stories has influenced our view of the character to this very day.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 August, 2019, 08:26:27 PM
Thank you, WhizzBang. I like all of them but your choice of episodes were all highlights and really fun to record and release. I quite enjoy the opportunity to sit down with guests to record but I know some of the pubs were a bit too noisy which I think was unfair on a couple of my contributors. Hopefully they will all get another chance in quieter surroundings.

That’s a cracking line up for the Brit comics Mount Rushmore, very hard to argue with them, I might suggest Halo Jones or Misty for the female spot but Modesty Blaise has the longevity and really deserves to be up there as I’m sure my latest guest would agree.

Please stay tuned. Coming up in the next few weeks we have the forum’s very own Buttonman on Invasion 1984!, as well as episodes on Dice Man, the Fall of Deadworld, and the Dead Man. And let me know if you fancy a go yourself.

: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 19 August, 2019, 09:19:30 PM
Early in the 100th podcast you mention a Mount Rushmore of British comics must contain Dan Dare. Who else would you include? I was thinking about this a bit and think I would go for: Dennis The Menace, Dan Dare, Modesty Blaise, Roy Of The Rovers and Judge Dredd.

Perhaps Sherlock Holmes too? Not really a comic hero but pulp magazines like The Strand were very much the precursors of action comics in the form of text stories with visuals thrown in (a la text stories in 2000ad annuals), and the art for those Sherlock Holmes stories has influenced our view of the character to this very day.

We'd need to ask non-comics readers to find out the true Mount Britishmore heads - I tried googling to see if there were any handy pages, and across the top it suggested (in order) Judge Dredd; Dan Dare; Desperate Dan; Captain Britain; Steel Claw; Robot Archie; Bananaman; Marvelman; Minnie the Minx; Billy Bunter; Strontium Dog; Korky the Cat; Beryl the Peril; Sexton Blake; Big Eggo; Grimly Feendish; Ivy the Terrible (I don't know this one); Buster Capp; Roger the Dodger and Gnasher.  Weirdly, Dennis doesn't appear even though Gnasher did.

I'd add Ally Sloper and Rupert the Bear to the prospective list - the first because he was there right at the beginning, the second because everybody knows who Rupert is.

Taking all of those together, I'd have to put Dennis and Gnasher (counts as one choice!), Desperate Dan, Rupert the Bear, Dan Dare and I'm stuck for the last place.  As much as it'd be good to include a female character, would I even recognise Modesty Blaise out of context?  Minnie is too much like Dennis, seeing a pic of Beryl, I'm not totally sure I'd have recognised them.  The problem with girl's comics (for this kind of exercise) is that they were more likely to feature self-contained stories, so the characters don't have the 50-year+ history that boy's comics did.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Vernoona 19 August, 2019, 10:40:09 PM
Congrats on 100 episodes Eamonn! So many great conversations about so many great books!

Cheers, Vernoona. Always room on the waiting list if you’d like to do an episode in 2020?

Thanks Eamonn! I’ll have to see if I could narrow down a book to discuss...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: WhizzBang 20 August, 2019, 05:57:00 AM
As much as it'd be good to include a female character, would I even recognise Modesty Blaise out of context?

I still have not read any MB but she is probably the most well known UK comic character in Europe. I have met comic collectors here who bring her up and assume I would have read it because I am British. In my local area (I live in Malmo, Sweden) we have a corner shop selling MB mugs and the supermarket does has some MB comics too but I would have to go to a specialist store to find anything 2000ad related.

I think MB is an easy sell because it can be described as 'a British comic about a female James Bond'. That and the artwork are probably enough to draw people in to give it a try.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 20 August, 2019, 08:22:48 AM
Just four the record Mount Rushmore is TOP FOUR! (Maybe six if you go by the Cursed Earth version with Carysr and that mutant guy)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 20 August, 2019, 01:29:27 PM
Just four the record Mount Rushmore is TOP FOUR! (Maybe six if you go by the Cursed Earth version with Carysr and that mutant guy)

(I was probably going by the Cursed Earth version, minus the mutie!)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 20 August, 2019, 01:30:49 PM
As much as it'd be good to include a female character, would I even recognise Modesty Blaise out of context?

I still have not read any MB but she is probably the most well known UK comic character in Europe. I have met comic collectors here who bring her up and assume I would have read it because I am British. In my local area (I live in Malmo, Sweden) we have a corner shop selling MB mugs and the supermarket does has some MB comics too but I would have to go to a specialist store to find anything 2000ad related.

I think MB is an easy sell because it can be described as 'a British comic about a female James Bond'. That and the artwork are probably enough to draw people in to give it a try.


I know the name, all right, but Mount Rushmore is a statue, and has to go on appearances.  Modesty Blaise was drawn (at least in some adventures) by John Burns, wasn't she?  Show me five women drawn by Burns in the 1970s and I doubt I'd know which was Modesty.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 21 August, 2019, 09:59:19 AM
Check out more details of Simon’s grail page on the socials

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1a4WunBuEF/?igshid=1obskb7ux5a7a
https://Twitter.com/MCBCpodcast
https://www.facebook.com/Megacitybookclub
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 21 August, 2019, 10:19:33 AM
And for those who don't facebook and want inspiration for a book choice here is the list of books picked for future episodes.

Books to come:
Alice in Sunderland with Luke Williams
Aquila with Josh Davies
Bad Company with Roland Ungoed-Thomas
Batman Dredd with David Grice
Be Pure, Be Vigilant, Behave! with Will Cooling
Beyond the call of duty with Liam H Dempsey
Brit Cit Noir with Luke Williams
Cam Kennedy collection from IDW with Andy Jane
Cannon Fodder with the Monarch (2000AD forums)
Case files 5 with Brett Summer
City blocks 1&2 with Tony Richards
City of the Damned with Dave Wynn
Daily Dredds 2 with Guy Robbins
The Dead Man with Mark Sexton
Diceman with Steve Grayson
Dredd: Aliens with Graham Cannon
Fall of Deadworld with Garry Hill
Flesh With Terry Mack
Harry 20 on the High Rock with Glen Lees
Heavy Metal Dredd with Will Cooling
Judgement Day with Pete Wells
Judges with Phil Lloyd
Kingdom of the Wicked with Duncan Nimmo
The Kreeler Conspiracy with Brian Doob
Last American with Luke Williams
League of Extraordinary Gentleman with Jake Ebeling
Leviathan with Mike Molcher
Life and Death of Johnny Alpha with Rob Foster
Luke Kirby with Will Carpenter
Marshal Law with Chris McAuley
Meltdown Man with Conrad Leiden
The Pit with Stacey Whittle
Portrait of a Mutant with Dave Wynn
Realm of the Damned with Ben Penfold-Marwick
Revere with Gareth A Hopkins
Satan: Judge Anderson with Matthew Ellis
Swamp Thing with Tony Foster
Sympathy for the Devil with Chris Collazo
Toxic! with Carl Reeder
Trifecta with Graham Cannon
Young Death with Marko1074
Warrior with Simon Belmont
Zenith 2 with David Grice
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: IronGraham 21 August, 2019, 10:27:55 AM
So nervious to be on this great pcast  :lol:
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Dandontdare 21 August, 2019, 12:17:29 PM
Congrats on the 100!

Wow, that's a helluva list, should keep you busy for years!

The Pit with Stacey Whittle

Looking forward to this one - I remember one of the first ECBT review podcasts that Stacey did with Iz .. she won me over with her comment (add Geordie accent for full effect) "Just look at Dredd in that panel - he looks like he needs a reet big hug"  :lol:
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 September, 2019, 10:42:13 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Wstp2qx.jpg)

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
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Frank 01 September, 2019, 11:22:56 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Wstp2qx.jpg)

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.


: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Buttonman 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!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 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)!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 02 September, 2019, 10:31:24 AM
And here are Buttonman's grail pages in a sequence that means the end of Ol' Glasgee.

(https://i.imgur.com/3i8vCUD.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/MtBNEL9.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/6NBIqf1.jpg)

Captain Haddock just following orders there.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Lobo Baggins 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.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 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!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 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 😉
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Proudhuff 03 September, 2019, 02:30:07 PM
Glasgow hit by a nuke? Millions of pounds worth of improvements

Oh the banter...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Frank 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?


: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 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.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 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
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Frank 03 September, 2019, 05:50:34 PM

I didn't know that.


: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 15 September, 2019, 10:25:48 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/0yTMQJ5.jpg)

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
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 16 September, 2019, 08:57:19 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/0yTMQJ5.jpg)

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!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Dandontdare 16 September, 2019, 12:42:53 PM
You get a name-check Sheridan!

Interesting episode, I really must try to find and dig out my old Diceman (Dicemen?)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 16 September, 2019, 01:31:23 PM
You get a name-check Sheridan!

Interesting episode, I really must try to find and dig out my old Diceman (Dicemen?)

There's only one Rick Random!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 17 September, 2019, 01:21:21 AM
You get a name-check Sheridan!

Interesting episode, I really must try to find and dig out my old Diceman (Dicemen?)

There's only one Rick Random!

Rick Fortune.  There's only one Rick Fortune.











I think I got away with it!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 17 September, 2019, 05:46:13 PM
Here is Brett’s first grail page by Bryan Talbot. The Garden of Alien Delights

(https://i.imgur.com/lnLxUHw.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 17 September, 2019, 05:47:16 PM
And Ronnie, Maggie and the Three stooges by Hunt Emerson,

(https://i.imgur.com/MiWvtRs.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 18 September, 2019, 06:23:38 AM
You get a name-check Sheridan!

Interesting episode, I really must try to find and dig out my old Diceman (Dicemen?)

I think it might actually be "Dicemans"
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: abelardsnazz 18 September, 2019, 05:50:05 PM
Really enjoyed the Diceman episode, it brought back a lot of memories.

The Slaine stories were collected in a Titan edition, which is available on Ebay and Amazon.

I'm hoping the stories will be reprinted in the 2000AD Ultimate Collection, but failing that a volume from Rebellion would be fantatstic.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 29 September, 2019, 09:08:58 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/saAEm4b.jpg)

Episode 103 finds me in the garden of Niche comics in Huntingdon with Garry Hill discussing the Fall of Deadworld by Kek-W and Dave Kendall. We also chat about Niche comics, Park Run, and next week’s inaugural eastern contingent meet-up.

Listen in at

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/09/103-fall-of-deadworld.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 29 September, 2019, 11:57:06 AM
A comic shop with a garden?  I don't think I've ever encountered such a thing (and I'm in my fourth decade of visiting comic shops, across two continents).
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 30 September, 2019, 03:58:46 PM
Here’s the non spoiler grail page by Dave Kendall for Garry Hill from episode 103.

(https://i.imgur.com/4aCpl1O.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 09 October, 2019, 09:45:03 AM
Coming up in the next 6 weeks

The Dead Man (at last)
Meltdown Man
Judgement Day

and then it's off to Thought Bubble for some live recordings
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 13 October, 2019, 10:13:27 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Q8y4m7Z.jpg)

The Dead Man walks into a book club as I welcome back multi-talented art droid Mark Sexton down the line from the Sydney Conurb development of Oz to discuss a stone cold 2000AD classic. We also chat about his impressive Hollywood credentials as well as backing the Rok the God kickstarter.

Beware!!! Spoilers haunt the cursed earth night. Read the book first. Last warning.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/10/104-dead-man_13.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 13 October, 2019, 10:19:59 PM
Coming up in the next 6 weeks

The Dead Man (at last)
Meltdown Man
Judgement Day

and then it's off to Thought Bubble for some live recordings

Excellent - really looking forward to Meltdown Man - part of the darkness of the 1990s was when editorial of the time slagged it off - one of Belardinelli's greatest works for 2000AD.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 14 October, 2019, 07:54:20 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Tn6a17l.jpg)

“ Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister”

Part of Mark’s double grail page spread.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 15 October, 2019, 08:38:28 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/lI8HLhC.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 27 October, 2019, 10:29:15 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/b3b6JRY.jpg)

When 2000AD podcasts collide! It's a welcome return for Space Spinner 2000's Conrad Leiden to discuss the wonders of Meltdown Man by Alan Hebden and Massimo Belardinelli.

"When's he going to melt?!"

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/10/105-meltdown-man.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 27 October, 2019, 11:05:53 AM
My favourite Belardinelli story!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 27 October, 2019, 09:56:36 PM
Has another polar bear appeared on the cover of the Galaxy's Greatest?  Yes - though you had to wait a little while after Pole-Axe - about three decades or more! 1792 (http://www.2000ad.org/functions/cover.php?choice=1792&Comic=2000ad).

Damn - both of the grail pages I'd probably have picked (though it's been a while since I read it, so I could do with a refresher). 
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 27 October, 2019, 11:31:13 PM
Thanks so much for having me on for such a great story Eamonn! Always a good time for another entry in the Crisis on Infinite Podcasts!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 28 October, 2019, 08:03:24 AM
Sheridan, good catch on the Lenny Zero cover.  :o
Conrad, always a pleasure. Here is that great map page grail for you.

(https://i.imgur.com/Q5b3yBe.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Tjm86 28 October, 2019, 08:15:52 AM
I seem to recall that someone had somehow managed to put together an almost complete collection of original art for Meltdown Man and at one point was just missing a single page.  Is that still the case?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 28 October, 2019, 08:26:46 AM
I seem to recall that someone had somehow managed to put together an almost complete collection of original art for Meltdown Man and at one point was just missing a single page.  Is that still the case?

Blimey! Tell us more.  :o
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 28 October, 2019, 08:34:41 AM
From the comic art fans site it would appear that Robert Cox owns over 150 Meltdown Man pages including all the grail pages Conrad and I discuss in the episode.

https://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=11192

Get in touch, Robert, and come on the pod!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 28 October, 2019, 08:45:54 PM
Okay so without wishing to spin this off track ... I'll errr... spin this off track. Robert has one of the most astonishing art collections. He was recently sharing his Belardinelli Dan Dare pages on Facebook. I started viewing in aghast amazement. It rapidly turned to childish jealously which eventually morphed to murdeorus envy...

... yeah get him on the podcast if you can!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 29 October, 2019, 08:13:50 AM
Here you go, Conrad. Robert Cox owns this one as well
(https://i.imgur.com/3B0p3JH.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 29 October, 2019, 02:55:15 PM
In two minds about the almost complete collection of Meltdown Man by Robert.  One the one hand it's obvious that none of those pages are going to be available any time soon (as if I could afford them even if they were) - on the other hand it means they had a much better fate than some other pages of the same era - this way we know they've survived and are in good health!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 November, 2019, 08:54:24 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/GTanXXi.jpg)

Back for a record fifth time on the pod Pete Wells talks me through Garth Ennis’ controversial epic. It’s Judgement Day and sparks fly when Dredd and Alpha meet!

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/11/106-judgement-day.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 11 November, 2019, 08:38:01 AM
This almost goes without saying.
(https://i.imgur.com/QIYUJ4M.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 11 November, 2019, 05:59:48 PM
This almost goes without saying.
(https://i.imgur.com/QIYUJ4M.jpg)

I think even the detractors of the story in general would still vote for that page as one of the best ever!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Andy B 12 November, 2019, 12:14:51 PM
That was an excellent rant about singing in comics. 100% agree!

(Also, good episode: time for a re-read)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 12 November, 2019, 03:12:04 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/bWkdY9H.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Bolt-01 12 November, 2019, 03:21:35 PM
Eamonn got me to do just that at the weekend.

Take part, Squaxx - you know it makes sense.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: judgeurko 13 November, 2019, 05:27:52 PM
Just discovered this podcast. Really enjoying it sending my down memory lane.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 13 November, 2019, 06:13:18 PM
Just discovered this podcast. Really enjoying it sending my down memory lane.
Thanks, JudgeUrko. Welcome aboard!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 14 November, 2019, 07:00:00 AM
Hugely enjoyable episode there.

Wellsy always keeps me entertained.  I'd have to disagree about the young Garth nailing Dredd's dialogue* and I still have very little time for Judgement Day but I could have listened to Pete and Eamonn chatting about it all day.

*'You gotta be some kinda meathead pickin' fights at a time like this, Sadu! That's what's the matter with you yokels - so much pride an' honour bull you can't do the gruddam job right!' 
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 14 November, 2019, 08:16:15 AM
Just started listening to the Judgement Day episode and had to stop, a broken man.

The lovely Pete Wells uttered a line that has completely changed my view of him... a man who I've previously always admired, respected and enjoyed his chicken based shoulder eagles.... but Pete said... wipes tear... Pete said...

He's rather read Judgement Day than Cursed Earth. Christ I feel like I be called up by the news and interviewed to say.

"Well I just didn't believe a man like Pete was capable of such a heinous act. He always seemed so happy and loving. A man of infinite cheer and good nature. How he could commit this atrocity... well it... it jjjust floors me."

By all that his good Pete 'formly lovely man' Wells reach out to us, we're here to help you. We can turn this around, I'm sure... I ... I ... I hope.

Eamonn please if you are going to broadcast stuff like this I think you should put a warning at the beginning so at least we are prepared and choose whether to listen or not.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: matty_ae 14 November, 2019, 11:33:45 AM
That was an excellent rant about singing in comics. 100% agree!

(Also, good episode: time for a re-read)

I mis-read this as a 'rant about signing in comics' and it reminded me of my worst ever comic signing.

Thank you Garth for this
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Leigh S 14 November, 2019, 07:52:06 PM
What did we do  on long train journeys before pod casts - Space Spinner got me to Blackpool on Monday, and MCBC got me back home to Brum this afternoon

I am exactly half in agreement with Pete about Ennis's Dredd stuff

I too love the opening episodes - Garth does have a good handle on Dredd, seemingly. 

The big problems are "comedy" villain (imagine if it was Murd the Oppressor!), trying to outWWagner agner by killing off characters and blowing things up (honestly, Dekker?  bastard!) and 'that' fight.

Having Dredd beat up Sadu, fair enough - established in the other story that Dredd took a fall, so hey, if it makes your fanboy desire for Dredd to be TEH BEST! then go for it.  Having him beat up Dredd AND Alpha?  Garth lets his Dredd worship get the better of sense and story.

The "beyond Insanity" line is just an inferior version of the "EYeless in Hell" bit of City of the Damned isnt it?

I also think Ennis's Dredds were variable - I was rooting for him at the time as he was clearly geunninely a fan, unlike Morrison and Millar who were the opposite, so might have overlooked a few dodgy moments.

That said, Death Aid I hate for taking the brilliant Hunter's Club and turning them from clever killers into just a bunch of psychos was not required - create your own bunch of psychos please mr E!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 14 November, 2019, 08:17:04 PM
Eamonn please if you are going to broadcast stuff like this I think you should put a warning at the beginning so at least we are prepared and choose whether to listen or not.

You’re quite right, Colin. My apologies.
For anyone who hasn’t listened yet this episode features a naked Mackem with contentious views and a passion for steak baked pastry products from a shop called Meggs.
You have been warned.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 24 November, 2019, 08:45:19 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/r0zpkC7.jpg)

I met up with Gareth A Hopkins at this year’s splendid Thought Bubble to chat about Revere, the witch-boy of London by John Smith and Simon Harrison.
Check out Gareth’s own comics at www.grthink.com
Listen in to our discussion.
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/11/107-revere.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 24 November, 2019, 09:30:51 AM
Lovely! That's brightened up having to work on a Sunday for me.  I love Revere, and think it was underrated.  The magic-riddled globally warmed London setting was brilliant, though I have an awful feeling that Revere wasn't quite of age when he was shown having his first shag.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Frank 24 November, 2019, 11:45:08 AM

Great discussion! Gareth's observation that Revere's plots - like all John Smith's plots - are really simple is very astute. It's the way he tells 'em.

Given that many 2000ad readers find the average Dredd story a bit confusing, it's no surprise Revere often crops in discussions of the nineties malaise, but lumping this in with mediocrities like Dead Meat or Babe Race makes no sense.

The idea that Harrison based Revere on himself had occurred to me but I'd never considered the possibility of the Astrologer as Smith's fictional avatar. Thought-provoking stuff - thanks.


: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 25 November, 2019, 08:38:33 PM
Gareth’s grail page. A leap of faith.

(https://i.imgur.com/3QQmNcd.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 03 December, 2019, 04:26:35 PM
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A bonus episode for the forum advent calendar.
Lots of Tharg’s finest creators and several super-fans discussing their favourite Carlos Ezquerra stories, characters, moments, or personal memories of the great man.

Listen in at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/12/108-remembering-carlos.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Bolt-01 04 December, 2019, 10:48:29 AM
Eamonn - I don't normally do podcasts - but I've made an exception for this - and I'm glad I did. I'm now sitting at my desk at work remembering Carlos and once again feeling just how much we've all lost.

Some fantastic tributes.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 December, 2019, 01:03:23 PM
Eamonn - I don't normally do podcasts - but I've made an exception for this - and I'm glad I did. I'm now sitting at my desk at work remembering Carlos and once again feeling just how much we've all lost.

Some fantastic tributes.
Cheers, Bolt. I'm glad that people are liking the tributes to our very own King of British comics
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 08 December, 2019, 01:52:41 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/MvczGbq.jpg)

First timer Graham Cannon joins me in the book club to discuss that Dredd epic that we didn't see coming, Trifecta.
Spoilers abound so caveat emptor.

Listen in at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/12/109-trifecta.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 08 December, 2019, 11:46:04 PM
Hope Pete Wells doesn't mind me hotlinking to a piccy from his blog, but here's the images used in the lenticular cover (animated):


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OUIFtnBu7Tk/Ug0lfImry5I/AAAAAAAAJLc/wCXgQJwI4Gk/s320/GN-Trifecta-cover-anim-big.gif)
 (http://2000adcovers.blogspot.com/2013/08/henry-flint-may-i-take-down-your.html)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 08 December, 2019, 11:49:57 PM
Hope Pete Wells doesn't mind me hotlinking to a piccy from his blog, but here's the images used in the lenticular cover (animated):


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OUIFtnBu7Tk/Ug0lfImry5I/AAAAAAAAJLc/wCXgQJwI4Gk/s320/GN-Trifecta-cover-anim-big.gif)
 (http://2000adcovers.blogspot.com/2013/08/henry-flint-may-i-take-down-your.html)

(select the image to read Pete's blog about the creation of the cover)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 22 December, 2019, 02:27:54 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/6ulY8CM.jpg)

Episode 110 finds me in a box room in London with Duncan Nimmo to discuss a sometimes overlooked story from Ian Edginton and Matt D'Israeli Booker. All your Christmas toys from years gone by are fighting for their lives in Kingdom of the Wicked.

Listen in at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/12/110-kingdom-of-wicked.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 05 January, 2020, 10:53:53 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/YBylsHA.jpg)

Luke Williams returns to the book club with a towering achievement of British comics from Bryan Talbot. Join us on trip down the rabbit hole and through the looking-glass of Alice in Sunderland.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/01/111-alice-in-sunderland.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 05 January, 2020, 12:21:08 PM
Damn!  Two episodes where I want to read the book involved before listening (both of which I own - though Bryan's will take considerably longer to read than Ian and Matt's).
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: CrazyFoxMachine 05 January, 2020, 05:26:54 PM
Yeah that is a great twofer that, two of my favourite GNs  :D
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: CalHab 06 January, 2020, 12:25:27 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/6ulY8CM.jpg)

Episode 110 finds me in a box room in London with Duncan Nimmo to discuss a sometimes overlooked story from Ian Edginton and Matt D'Israeli Booker. All your Christmas toys from years gone by are fighting for their lives in Kingdom of the Wicked.

Listen in at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2019/12/110-kingdom-of-wicked.html

I really enjoyed this one and, in a bit of serendipity, found my copy when tidying up boxes in the house. I'd forgotten how good it is.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 06 January, 2020, 07:38:34 PM
Cheers, guys.
Here is Luke’s grail page by Bryan Talbot.
(https://i.imgur.com/Qt8xyZO.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 06 January, 2020, 07:51:27 PM
And while I’m at it I realise I forgot to post the grail page that Duncan owns from KotW.
(https://i.imgur.com/FL5s79r.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 January, 2020, 10:09:29 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/vWShu5l.jpg)

Our Monarch of the forums ignores all the Megxit nonsense to concentrate on Mark Miller’s early work for the prog and some stunning artwork by Chis Weston in Canon Fodder.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/01/112-canon-fodder.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: The Monarch 19 January, 2020, 10:26:02 AM
thats two of my favourite podcasts I have guested on. I feel proud even if I sound stuttery a lot.

An update on my podcast since we recorded this episode.

It is indeed gonna be called the M.O.M cast and will start later this month on me and Kazans lets play channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9eJnRedAJcUSWu9qMoWDkw/featured (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9eJnRedAJcUSWu9qMoWDkw/featured) proper link when episode one featuring dr and quinch goes up
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 January, 2020, 01:41:02 PM
Blooming auto-correct has changed Millar to Miller all over my various episode postings!

Looking forward to the M.O.M.cast.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 24 January, 2020, 12:17:41 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/vWShu5l.jpg)

Our Monarch of the forums ignores all the Megxit nonsense to concentrate on Mark Miller’s early work for the prog and some stunning artwork by Chis Weston in Canon Fodder.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/01/112-canon-fodder.html

Well, that was loads of fun! I've never heard an interviewee slag off his chosen book so much.  Personally I thought Millar's one was entertaining nonsense with a few great scenes, despite the daft plot and very lame conclusion.  (Honestly, had that question never occurred to the Almighty before?) Also, I thought at the time that Millar had invented Mycroft himself, and was pleased to find he really was a Holmes character; though disappointingly an indolent, tubby gentleman rather than a terrifying psychopath.

And now I REALLY want to read Kek W's sequel again.  At the time I'd thought Kek W was Millar's new pseudonym: How very wrong I was.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 25 January, 2020, 11:34:04 AM
And here is the Monarch's grail page from prog 980 (i think)

(https://i.imgur.com/1hjEht2.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: The Monarch 25 January, 2020, 11:49:12 AM
yup its from 980
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 02 February, 2020, 12:07:17 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/zOeTpNC.jpg)

I'm joined by script droid James Peaty to discuss an overlooked DC book from 1989 by Peter Milligan, Brett Ewins, Steve Dillon and Tom Frame. Along the way we discuss writing and storytelling techniques as well as getting inspiration from the works of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and Machiavelli.

Listen in at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/02/113-skreemer.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 02 February, 2020, 01:20:27 PM
Oh wow - fantastic choice. I love this series. Can't wait to get to this one.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 02 February, 2020, 09:24:30 PM
Looking forward to this.  I only ever read one issue, and I remember a lot of stuff about James Joyce.  I've since read some Joyce so should probably revisit it.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 February, 2020, 02:09:43 PM
Thanks, guys.
Here is James' grail page by Ewins and Dillon, Words Peter Milligan.

(https://i.imgur.com/zBaNInD.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 08 February, 2020, 07:48:27 AM
...and If you want to catch up on James's early work for 'Warhammer monthly' then I've sorted you out a guide here (  http://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/02/james-peaty-writes-for-warhammer-monthly.html   )

http://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/02/james-peaty-writes-for-warhammer-monthly.html (http://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/02/james-peaty-writes-for-warhammer-monthly.html)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 08 February, 2020, 11:14:50 AM
I've also found an old interview James did

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/02/james-peaty-interviewed-by-warhammer.html (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/02/james-peaty-interviewed-by-warhammer.html)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 09 February, 2020, 05:08:49 PM
Cheers, Richard. Excellent stuff.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: CalHab 10 February, 2020, 08:36:57 AM
Really enjoyed the James Peaty one. Some interesting insights from a creator's perspective.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 February, 2020, 09:54:57 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/9my2bUz.jpg)

Carl Reeder joins me to discuss the comic that threw up, burned brightly, and then faded out too soon.
Listen in at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/02/114-toxic.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 18 February, 2020, 10:42:42 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Q08jNR9.jpg)

And here is Carl's grail, I don't think we've had too many Bisley images in the gallery so far.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Rogue Judge 27 February, 2020, 11:55:52 PM
Another great episode, I'd heard of it but knew nothing of it. That grail page is a fantastic pick too.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 March, 2020, 10:11:43 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/15FSI6K.jpg)

The podcast has gone football crazy agan as Richard Sheaf from http://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/ joins me to discuss the many, many ways Billy Dane could lose those magical boots. We also talk about some great British creators, the success of Billy's Boots both home and away, and other classic comics featured on Richard's blog.

Listen in at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/03/115-billys-boots.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 02 March, 2020, 02:10:06 PM
Richard’s grail pages. The first two of the book as Billy finds those boots and ...
FTOOM!
(https://i.imgur.com/nIcZpEI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fDIbl8j.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 02 March, 2020, 07:49:43 PM
here are links to some of those comics I highlighted that I'd covered on the blog...

Steve Parkhouse draws Bruno Brookes
 http://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2017/03/stuff-and-nonsense-comic-issue-3.html  (http://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2017/03/stuff-and-nonsense-comic-issue-3.html)

'Pop' comic - featuring art by Ron Smith
 http://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2019/09/pop-37-lost-ron-smith-strip-re.html  (http://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2019/09/pop-37-lost-ron-smith-strip-re.html)

Powerman (Bolland, Gibbons & Ezquerra)
 http://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/02/powerman-31-cover-by-brian-bolland.html   (http://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/02/powerman-31-cover-by-brian-bolland.html)

James Peaty
 http://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/02/james-peaty-writes-for-warhammer-monthly.html  (http://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/02/james-peaty-writes-for-warhammer-monthly.html)

Orbit comic (from Zambia)
 http://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/02/orbit-comic-from-zambia-image-gallery_5.html  (http://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/02/orbit-comic-from-zambia-image-gallery_5.html)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 05 March, 2020, 08:08:12 AM
Oh you dangerous silly Podcast you.

I'd never read any 'Billy's Boots', or at least don't consiously remember doing so - see many previous comments about my dodgy memory - and so had safely tucked 'Billy's Boots' edition into the category of "phew don't know this one, have no reference to it, so can save money and avoid".

Therefore when listening to this one I did so out of mild curiosity... and then Richard S and Eamonn's (one M two, N's Taylor, one M two N's) fascinating chat and revelation - to me at least - that this strip lasted over 20 year in various publications well and truly peaked my interest and now I feel I need to pick this up to appease the comic Gods of my utter ignorance.

Damn you stop having interesting conversation about things I could otherwise safely ignore!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 15 March, 2020, 11:02:42 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/v7ErhG7.jpg)

Tim Burnell joins me in the Espresso library to talk about Strontium Dog: The Final Solution.
Spoilers abound as we chat about the lasting influence of Simon Harrison and Colin MacNeil's artwork.

Listen at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/03/116-final-solution.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 19 March, 2020, 06:49:33 AM
need more Simon Harrison art in your life? I've put together a quick list of what I have in my collection, good luck hunting it all down - enjoy!

 http://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/03/simon-harrison-art-in-various-places.html  (http://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/03/simon-harrison-art-in-various-places.html)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 19 March, 2020, 03:03:44 PM
and another cover identified so I've added that in as well
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 March, 2020, 03:36:44 PM
Thanks, Richard, and here is some Simon Harrison art in one of Tim's grail pages.

(https://i.imgur.com/FnxLgyJ.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 19 March, 2020, 05:21:15 PM
One image that always sticks in my mind from that run is the cityscape of Milton Keynes with the wall (splash page opening an episode - possibly Feral's first appearance).  I'm not saying that would be my grailpage, but it sticks in my head.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 29 March, 2020, 09:52:58 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/EJcl1n4.jpg)

Here’s one for your bunkers. Celebrating the fabulous artwork of Don Lawrence in a lovely new collection of The Trigan Empire from the Treasury of British Comics with Chris Weston himself.

Listen in at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/03/117-trigan-empire.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 29 March, 2020, 09:03:34 PM
Been away from the board a while, trying to process all the madness, but I really enjoyed the Final Solution podcast. Glad I'm not the only person who liked it!

Also, I'm one of the few people who thought Feral was a good character, and I think Simon Harrison absolutely nailed the rebel street-fighter look. In fact I loved Simon Harrison's take on the whole thing, but I loved Colin McNeil's painted work on the series too (including the not-very-well-hidden swear words scrawled on Milton Keynes' walls).

: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 31 March, 2020, 09:41:55 AM
Cheers, JBC.

here is Chris Weston's grail image from the Trigan Empire vol 1

(https://i.imgur.com/h0fuGYd.jpg)

and mine
(https://i.imgur.com/QS2L7x3.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: abelardsnazz 31 March, 2020, 05:10:24 PM
Just listened to the Trigan Empire episode, fascinating to hear Chris reminiscing about being mentored by Don. Great stuff, thanks Eamonn.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 12 April, 2020, 09:53:10 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/tmdKSUU.jpg)

Episode 118 finds me chatting with Stacey Dutton-Whittle about a Dredd classic, The Pit. We also discuss her Whittle Waflle youtubes and hubby Mark's Within the Woods blog.

Listen in at:
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/04/118-pit.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Rately 12 April, 2020, 10:12:47 AM
Eamonn, the show is fantastic. Last few episodes have been a great distraction, I'm sure for all of us who listen.

Keep up the brilliant work.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Pete Wells 12 April, 2020, 08:02:21 PM
Some downright libellous claims from the host at the beginning and that lady’s accent is ridiculous! Another fantastic episode. Thanks Eamonn (and Whittle!)

Oh, and EVERYONE knows I’m Stacey’s real husband.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 13 April, 2020, 09:39:30 AM
Thanks, guys. Here is Stacey's mostly spoiler free grail image by Lee Sullivan

(https://i.imgur.com/8FCa8SY.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Dandontdare 15 April, 2020, 07:32:43 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/tmdKSUU.jpg)

Episode 118 finds me chatting with Stacey Dutton-Whittle about a Dredd classic, The Pit. We also discuss her Whittle Waflle youtubes and hubby Mark's Within the Woods blog.

Listen in at:
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/04/118-pit.html

Lovely to hear Stacey pocasting on Dredd again.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: AlexF 16 April, 2020, 09:45:18 PM
I’m a bit behind, just caught up with the Skreemer episode. It’s excellent, I could listen to James Peaty talk about Vertigo comics all day, he’s an insightful chap. Milligan deserves way more recognition for his influence on making mainstream comics have some literary flair. Makes me wish I liked Skip Tracer more; at least Diamond Dogs turned out rather well and it’s good to hear that’s coming back.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 26 April, 2020, 10:01:55 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/G41tulj.jpg)

Chatting with Robo-Keef about a new collection from the Treasury with stunning black and white art by Luis Bermejo which has been beautifully reproduced by Joseph Morgan and his team. We also talk about the 2020 publishing schedule although events have overtaken that somewhat since we recorded.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/04/119-johnny-future.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 09 May, 2020, 02:42:24 PM
Keith's Luis Bermejo grail page (better late than never)

(https://i.imgur.com/475RidP.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 09 May, 2020, 04:11:32 PM
Christ the art in that book is just incredible. Fantastic page.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 May, 2020, 09:59:52 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/3dfynvf.jpg)

He is the mightiest of mighty ones, Steve MacManus is my book club guest to discuss his time in the nerve centre, his novel The Sheerglam Conspiracy, and his strip in new comic The 77.
Then editor Ben Cullis joins me to talk abou the rest of the comic and their plans for the future.

Listen in on your podcatcher or at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/05/120-77.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 12 May, 2020, 09:41:34 AM
and in lieu of grail pages here is the Nick Percival variant cover for The 77 that Ben mentioned on the podcast.

(https://i.imgur.com/1d0XwAE.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 12 May, 2020, 11:38:44 AM
Yike that's terrifying!

In a good way I should say.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 24 May, 2020, 09:55:16 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/ewghRxK.jpg)

Conrad from Space Spinner 2000 joins me to talk about the second Mach 1 collection and, in particular, the Mighty One’s Mach Zero run. We also review the Action 2020 special with spoilers and stay tuned for a Foxy bonus at the end of the episode.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/05/121-mach-zero.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 25 May, 2020, 04:03:50 PM
Conrad's grail page by Mike Dorey as Mach Zero cuts loose!

(https://i.imgur.com/YXLFNZh.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 25 May, 2020, 07:07:01 PM
I got extremely greedy with my grail pages this time, and I apologize for nothing!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 25 May, 2020, 10:01:00 PM
Mike Dorey doing what he does best - grimy tales from the contemporary (and near-future*) society.

* at the time they were published though recent-past now, whether MACH One/Zero or Invasion**.

** Continuity-geek time - we know that the airship was skyjacked in 1988 and MACH Zero takes place not long after that***

*** Apologies if this is covered in the show - I've not actually listened to this episode yet, have spent the best part of two hours struggling with wi-fi in the garden while trying to listen to the latest Space Spinner 2000 at the same time as running a barbecue and helping with gardening****

**** first world problems or what?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 07 June, 2020, 05:19:59 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/GClL78H.jpg)

Ever wanted to know more about Misty? Listen in to my fascinating chat with Dr Julia Round about her book on Misty and Gothic for girls. We also talk about the four Misty collections from the Treasury of British Comics.

Listen in on your podcasts app or at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/06/122-misty.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 08 June, 2020, 03:54:18 PM
and here is one of Julia's grail pages as it appeared on the cover of Misty 27

(https://i.imgur.com/qZluEsj.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 09 June, 2020, 09:22:49 AM
and the Shirley Bellwood cover for the 1986 annual

(https://i.imgur.com/7jMvduh.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Dandontdare 09 June, 2020, 04:31:26 PM
That was a really interesting episode. Great to see comics getting some serious academic attention, and she was a fascinating guest. Makes me wish I'd had a sister in the 70s, as I wouldn't have been seen dead buying a girl's comic.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 June, 2020, 08:17:56 AM
That was a really interesting episode. Great to see comics getting some serious academic attention, and she was a fascinating guest. Makes me wish I'd had a sister in the 70s, as I wouldn't have been seen dead buying a girl's comic.

Cheers, DDD. I really like this episode. Julia was great and I was just struggling to keep up with her.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 12 June, 2020, 06:56:22 AM
This is a great episode! Dr. Round's scholarship and passion for the topic is palpable!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 14 June, 2020, 09:54:24 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/enUK5tI.jpg)

Alan Fisher comes back to the book club to wrap up the adventures of Old Harry Absalom.
Listen in at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/06/123-absalom-terminal-diagnosis.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 June, 2020, 09:29:56 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Ai8ha6Z.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1WA5PMd.jpg)

Alan's grail page pair
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 21 June, 2020, 10:09:00 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/HhDzF4s.jpg)

Brother Sheridan returns as we continue our journey through the complete Nemesis the Warlock with volume 2 of the Hachette hardback collections.

Listen in on your podcast app or at

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/06/124-nemesis-warlock.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 21 June, 2020, 12:41:58 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/HhDzF4s.jpg)

Brother Sheridan returns as we continue our journey through the complete Nemesis the Warlock with volume 2 of the Hachette hardback collections.

Listen in on your podcast app or at

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/06/124-nemesis-warlock.html

Is it that time already?  Damn - got to go shopping and my phone earplugs broke!  Shall have to listen to the edit when I get back!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 21 June, 2020, 11:54:37 PM
Is it that time already?  Damn - got to go shopping and my phone earplugs broke!  Shall have to listen to the edit when I get back!

That being reply number 666 was pure coincidence.  So says Khaos!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 22 June, 2020, 10:17:45 AM
Khaos indeed!

And here is a Sheridan grail page as Nemesis and Purity walk through that Bryan Talbot polyptych.

(https://i.imgur.com/oLzGRwC.png)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 22 June, 2020, 10:28:48 AM
Man that page is astonishingly good.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 22 June, 2020, 12:07:45 PM
...and if anybody has any suggestions on how to pronounce polyptych I'd be happy to take it on board!  I'm hoping there's a youtube interview with Scott where he says it out loud...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: judgeurko 22 June, 2020, 02:41:41 PM
...and if anybody has any suggestions on how to pronounce polyptych I'd be happy to take it on board!  I'm hoping there's a youtube interview with Scott where he says it out loud...
Pol-Ip-Tick. Simple.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 22 June, 2020, 03:04:54 PM
And here’s some more information about polyptychs
https://theperiodicfable.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/comics-vocabulary-polyptych/

https://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2012/06/blood-in-the-gutters/
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 05 July, 2020, 10:11:32 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/G9nRfCs.jpg)

On today's pod Giles Wright helps me finish off the Tour of Duty storyline in Mega-City Justice. And we get a chance to talk about what makes a great Dredd villain.

On your podcast app or at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/07/125-mega-city-justice.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 06 July, 2020, 02:10:08 PM
Giles' first grail page from Colin MacNeil

(https://i.imgur.com/NyFeSTy.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: WhizzBang 06 July, 2020, 03:21:19 PM
Thanks Eamonn. Tour Of Duty is my favourite of all the mega-epics I have read since returning to 2000AD (I only read the ones up to City Of The Damned orginally) and listening to this has made me go back and read it again.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 06 July, 2020, 08:31:15 PM
Thanks Eamonn. Tour Of Duty is my favourite of all the mega-epics I have read since returning to 2000AD (I only read the ones up to City Of The Damned orginally) and listening to this has made me go back and read it again.
Cheers, WB.
It’s a great epic with a lot to say about Dredd.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 07 July, 2020, 10:26:45 AM
Thanks Eamonn. Tour Of Duty is my favourite of all the mega-epics I have read since returning to 2000AD (I only read the ones up to City Of The Damned orginally) and listening to this has made me go back and read it again.

So you've missed out on Oz and Necropolis?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: WhizzBang 07 July, 2020, 12:35:52 PM
Thanks Eamonn. Tour Of Duty is my favourite of all the mega-epics I have read since returning to 2000AD (I only read the ones up to City Of The Damned orginally) and listening to this has made me go back and read it again.

So you've missed out on Oz and Necropolis?

Yes, I have only read these two since they were published in the Case File format.It was quite a ride catching up with all this stuff.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 07 July, 2020, 06:03:33 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/116PDYS.jpg)
And a Carlos Ezquerra grail page for Giles. Please read in a Ray Winstone voice.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 07 July, 2020, 09:51:08 PM
Please read in a Ray Winstone voice.

Like that Judge Dredd Playstation game years ago, where they'd clearly run out of American-style voice-actors and made half the characters cockney. 
Great podcast and great grail page.  As is so often the case listening to Eamonn and his guests, I'm now dying to go back and read what they were talking about.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 12 July, 2020, 11:29:27 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/2NpQc5Q.jpg)

A bonus show which features the first episode of a new podcast project I have started with my daughter, Jenny. In A Handful of Dust we are going to cover all the collected editions of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comic and discuss some of the challenging themes and issues raised in the series in a similar fashion to episode 68 of the book club.

If that sounds like something you might be interested in then subscribe in your podcast app or through the website below. If the Sandman is not your thing then don’t worry, there will be another episode along next week discussing One-Eyed Jack and Valiant comic.
Cheers

https://handfulofdustpodcast.blogspot.com
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 12 July, 2020, 01:01:23 PM
The feed does not have subscriptions by email enabled
Is that a setting you can change?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 12 July, 2020, 03:40:20 PM
Apologies. Try it now.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 12 July, 2020, 03:58:14 PM
Apologies. Try it now.

That worked - subscribed!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Andy B 12 July, 2020, 07:26:02 PM
A very interesting listen. I’m absolutely going to have to dig out my original issues and re-read along with you. Hopefully monthly!

Maybe this is a generational issue (I’m a 50 year-old straight guy), but it surprised me to hear Neil Gaiman being given a hard time for his treatment of gay characters. Wasn’t he a trailblazer for diversity in mainstream comics? It certainly felt that way at the time.

It’s true that things didn’t work out well for Judy in ‘24 Hours’, but they didn’t work out well for anybody. Would it have been better writing if everybody in that diner had been straight? Or if Judy had some kind of survival superpower derived from her sexuality?

Regardless, I agree that Book 1 is not the place to start for a newcomer, particularly somebody new to comics who knows Gaiman from his books. I started with issue 8 (just good luck!) picking up the back issues when I could, and that worked well for me. If anything, the earlier issues are more interesting when you know what they are leading up to.

And definitely don’t start with the ‘Overture’! Book 3 is a good call.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 12 July, 2020, 10:39:58 PM
My start was about half way through Season of Mists and I think I agree with Andy B - when outside the mainstream superhero scene other places are a better start point.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 13 July, 2020, 06:32:24 AM
Thanks for listening, guys
It’s a good point. Gaiman’s diversity of characters was progressive for 1989 but revisited 30 years later it does have some troubling issues. And we will talk about them in future episodes as well.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Rately 15 July, 2020, 10:20:38 AM
What timing!

I purchased the Sandman books digitally, through a Comixology sale a few years back, and am finally about to read it from start to finish, having started and faltered a few times. 

Looking forward to the podcast, Eamonn.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: TordelBack 15 July, 2020, 10:28:15 AM
Great stuff Eamonn (and Jenny), keep it up!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 17 July, 2020, 09:26:48 AM
Thanks, guys
Episode 2 is out today, we are planning to release them weekly if we can keep up.

https://handfulofdustpodcast.blogspot.com/2020/07/2-dolls-house.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 July, 2020, 11:47:13 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Jcu6Y4Q.jpg)

Episode 127 welcomes a new member of the book club, Jon Clark, who tells me the history of One-Eyed Jack by John Wagner and John Cooper. We also discuss Valiant comc and the question of who were Dredd's foreunners.

In your podcast app or at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/07/127-one-eyed-jack.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 20 July, 2020, 07:51:23 AM
and here is the first of Jon's John Cooper grail pages.

(https://i.imgur.com/PnMFWds.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 20 July, 2020, 01:14:34 PM
That was great as usual. I'm always amazed at what comics creators in the 70s decided was perfect for children - basically 18 cert films without swearing or sex.  I mean, it's exactly what I wanted when I was a kid, but no other medium would allow it.

I've never read One-Eyed Jack, but was delighted to hear that his surname was McBane. How you guys described it sounded pretty much exactly like the other McBane. (Or McBain, as I've just learned from Wikipedia.)

Edit - and now I've just learned that there was a real film called McBain too.  Apparently it's the go-to name for hard men, like the given name Joe for Pat Mills, I suppose.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 21 July, 2020, 09:59:14 AM
Cheers, JBC

And here is the other part of Jon's two grail pages by John Cooper.

(https://i.imgur.com/vTYuXgT.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 02 August, 2020, 10:46:22 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/7X4XJJK.jpg)

Time for the Incredible Adventures of Janus Stark and Chris Wright joins me to discuss his india-rubber contortions in the fog-bound streets of Victorian London. We also review the Smash special and reminisce about comic conventions and look forward to the days when we'll all meet again.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/08/128-janus-stark.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 03 August, 2020, 11:30:32 AM
And the first of Chris's grail pages from volume 1, words Tom Tully, art Francisco Solano Lopez

(https://i.imgur.com/mDzW6fC.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 August, 2020, 09:00:52 AM
And a Reg Bunn page from volume 2

(https://i.imgur.com/DURYSlk.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 August, 2020, 03:05:29 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/rp9vhqz.jpg)

It's the return of the Terry Mack, down the line from Oz with the pefect mashup of cowboys and dinosaurs in Flesh.

On your podcasts app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/08/129-flesh.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 18 August, 2020, 02:43:43 PM
And Terry’s main grail pick by Boix

(https://i.imgur.com/tmRFk9N.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 30 August, 2020, 10:50:15 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/e3jfZ1d.jpg)

My chat with Phillip Vaughan from the University of Dundee about Doomlord, the new Eagle, and David McDonald's Hibernia comics.

On your podcatcher or at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/08/130-doomlord.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 31 August, 2020, 11:11:48 AM
A glorious Ian Kennedy double page Dan Dare from the New Eagle. This is one of Phillip Vaughan's grail pages from episode 130.

(https://i.imgur.com/IGMDR5x.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 02 September, 2020, 08:19:10 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/WXnGs7t.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7rZPosJ.jpg)

and two Eric Bradbury pages for Phillip
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Timothy 02 September, 2020, 08:16:16 PM
Love these, but love A Handful of Dust too. What’s happened to Worlds End?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 03 September, 2020, 08:45:49 AM
We had a week off for some life getting in the way stuff.
Episode 8: World's End will be out tomorrow morning and we have recorded episode 9: The Kindly Ones this week so hopefully should be back on schedule.

Thanks for listening
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Timothy 03 September, 2020, 09:12:08 AM
Woohoo. I have just finished my re-read of the Kindly Ones so I am just about keeping pace with you. Thanks for doing these, and hope the life stuff is all sorted.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 September, 2020, 10:15:10 AM
https://handfulofdustpodcast.blogspot.com/2020/08/8-worlds-end.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Timothy 05 September, 2020, 12:23:00 PM
Thanks, Eamonn. Good to have you back.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 05 September, 2020, 12:25:52 PM
Cheers, Eamonn.  Hope your personal stuff is sorted.  Still the best prog-based podcast out there.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 13 September, 2020, 10:25:23 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/uCSQHYb.jpg)

After 130 episodes it’s finally time for Commando Forces John Burdis to join the book club. We talk about a collection of three Rico novels by Michael Carroll, the Cellar of Dredd, southern contingent gatherings, and that other podcast of his.

Listen in on your podcast app or at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/09/131-rico-dredd-titan-years.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: WhizzBang 13 September, 2020, 01:21:44 PM
Nice one Eammon and John. I don't think the novels get the attention they deserve but they are good, especially the ones set long before the comic continuity like this, Judges and Year 1, 2. Michael Carroll's name on the cover is practically a mark of quality too.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 13 September, 2020, 02:49:48 PM
Great stuff Eamonn - now time for a binge-listen of A Handful of Dust (https://open.spotify.com/show/5U7pbJMcdEK0tYHfun40wg).
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 September, 2020, 06:05:12 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/9zCLkEL.gif)

John’s grail page by Mike McMahon & Pat Mills, with a little help from the Hollies
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Timothy 20 September, 2020, 08:43:54 AM
Eamonn, slight hijack, but I have a Handful of Dust query you may be able to help with. I have been reading along with the podcasts and know that you like the references to other comics characters who pop up. There were a few in The Wake that you referenced but one that went unmentioned and it is niggling me. It was the character in a top hat with a purple flower bud face. I seem to remember a short story where he fell in love and when he raised his hat the flower opened but I can’t remember where from. It’s not from earlier in The Sandman or it would have been fresh in my mind. Was it the prog? Can you help?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 20 September, 2020, 05:39:59 PM
Hi, Timothy. We haven’t been able to answer your question so far but we’ll keep looking and mention it on an upcoming episode to see if any other listeners know the answer.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Timothy 20 September, 2020, 07:40:27 PM
Thanks, Eamonn. It's really bugging me. It's quite a distinctive character and he appears in a few panels. Of course the story I am partially remembering may well be something completely different and this will be an obscure DC character that I have never heard of. Really enjoying the podcasts.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 27 September, 2020, 11:29:55 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/WpWJboT.jpg)

Garry Hill is back with the dark side of superheroics from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.
In your podcasts app or at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/09/132-boys.html

Bostin!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Leigh S 27 September, 2020, 12:20:18 PM
"Truth, justice and the American Way?"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt6M5QWoU30 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt6M5QWoU30)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Andy B 27 September, 2020, 05:42:30 PM
Another great show!

The Boys isn’t top tier Ennis, but it’s fun. However, it cannot be emphasized enough that, as the series goes on, it’s not for the easily offended. If you did a ‘Handful of Dust’ style trigger warning, it would go on for several pages.

The TV series keeps the good stuff, dumps the not so good stuff, and adds more good stuff: For me, it’s comprehensively better than the comic.

That said, for British readers of a certain age, the mini-series “Highland Laddie” is highly recommended. I’ll be surprised if we see the Reverend Dandy on TV...
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 27 September, 2020, 11:44:19 PM
I'd take The Boys over Preacher any day of the week; both in the comics and on TV.  Looking forward to this podcast!  I have a particularly boring painting job to do tomorrow; that will get me through it.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 28 September, 2020, 05:57:29 PM
Cheers, guys.
Here is a Darick Robertson grail page for Garry.
Viewer discretion is advised.

(https://i.imgur.com/fb6aBdL.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 29 September, 2020, 02:01:39 PM
That was lots of fun. Also made me realise that there were some differences between the TV show and the comic that I'd forgotten - Comic Butcher's evil perma-grin, for example, and Terror - whom nevertheless, has just turned up in the telly version.

: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 30 September, 2020, 09:35:55 AM
On episode #113 Droid James Peaty was on talking 'Skreemer' - if you like James's work then you might be interested to know that I've updated my guide to his very early professional work on 'Warhammer comic' and 'Inferno' magazine here

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/09/updated-james-peaty-writes-warhammer.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/09/updated-james-peaty-writes-warhammer.html)

Keep up the good work Eamonn!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 October, 2020, 08:47:20 AM
Cheers, Richard.

Boys update:
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/boys-versus-project-superpowers-books

The humble bundle has beeen extended so another 14 days to get all 12 Boys trades digitally for a £1 each.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 02 October, 2020, 07:01:14 AM
Inspired by the chat on episode 123 ( https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/06/123-absalom-terminal-diagnosis.html  (https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/06/123-absalom-terminal-diagnosis.html)) about Tiernen Trevallion I had a rummage in the blog cave to see what I could find...part 1 of what I found is here...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/10/tiernen-trevallion-draws-warhammer-part.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/10/tiernen-trevallion-draws-warhammer-part.html)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 05 October, 2020, 06:44:14 AM
On episode #113 Droid James Peaty was on talking 'Skreemer' - if you like James's work then you might be interested to know that I've updated my 2-part guide to his very early professional work on 'Warhammer comic' and 'Inferno' magazine. Here's part 2...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/10/tiernen-trevallion-draws-warhammer-part_5.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/10/tiernen-trevallion-draws-warhammer-part_5.html)

Keep up the good work Eamonn!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 08 October, 2020, 11:56:32 AM
Thanks, Richard.

And another podcast to plug.
I show up on Tony Esmond's Never Iron Anything podcast to talk about the joyous wonders of Calvin and Hobbes.
(https://i.imgur.com/r42zE5a.jpg)
https://neverironanything.podbean.com/e/episode-45-some-calvin-and-hobbes-with-eamonn-clarke/
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 08 October, 2020, 09:34:51 PM
I'll definitely be checking that out.  The older I get the more I realise that Bill Watterson is one of the finest artists and writers of our times.  That picture there is a thing of absolute beauty.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Dandontdare 08 October, 2020, 10:28:15 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/U9dzXcUm.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 08 October, 2020, 10:35:41 PM
I'll definitely be checking that out.  The older I get the more I realise that Bill Watterson is one of the finest artists and writers of our times.  That picture there is a thing of absolute beauty.

Yeah absolutely this. There are few, if any cartonists as good as him and as a writer and a gag writer the's second to none.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 11 October, 2020, 08:43:41 AM
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James McMurtry joins the book club with this new collection of the Starlord Strontium Dog stories. A perfect introduction to the world of Johnny Alpha and Wulf Sternhammer as John and Carlos hit the ground running.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/10/133-strontium-dog-in-starlord.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 12 October, 2020, 01:16:19 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/UoNUO5C.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/sQLDrkj.jpg)

A pair of absolutely iconic grail pages for James from the new Strontium Dog collection by Carlos and John.

Anyone have an idea what price these might go for?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 25 October, 2020, 09:37:04 AM
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Tony Esmond escapes from the Prisoner's village and returns with Rok the God from John, Alan, Dan, Abby, Jim and Jim. We also talk about kickstarters and some of the pros and cons of crowd-funding comics.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/10/134-rok-god.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 28 October, 2020, 12:41:15 PM
and here's Tony's grail page, the De Luca effect by Dan Cornwell

(https://i.imgur.com/WPNFUTp.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 08 November, 2020, 11:14:56 AM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FE-rSgWZ2QM/X57isTM6E0I/AAAAAAAAJxM/NpymFxLrFiYKbVU-Dhx3wrZPI9H_r1iSwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/episode135s.jpg)

Mr Jim Moon from the Hypnogoria podcast (https://www.hypnogoria.com/) draws up a fireside chair in the book club to discuss this year's Misty and Scream special

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/11/135-misty-scream-special.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 November, 2020, 10:20:01 AM
Dracula returns!
If this grail page image by Vincenzo Riccardi doesn't make you want to buy the special then nothing will.

(https://i.imgur.com/x7etNvF.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 22 November, 2020, 10:13:41 AM
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Max Lieberman joins the book club to discuss the facts in the strange case of Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows’ Providence.

Content note: in this episode we discuss the difficult subject of sexual violence in Moore’s comics, and H.P.Lovecraft’s racist opinions.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/11/136-providence.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 November, 2020, 09:40:50 AM
A first Jacen Burrows grail page chosen by Max from our Providence episode.

(https://i.imgur.com/wNeMmha.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 25 November, 2020, 10:10:11 AM
And a train carriage full of some of the characters from the pages of Lovecraft and providence.
Art Jacen Burrows

(https://i.imgur.com/iXEaNSS.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 December, 2020, 02:18:27 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/dYQs62r.jpg)

The Christmas Raffle
Ten zarjaz prizes
£2 a ticket and all goes straight to Cancer Research UK
Don't add gift aid as you are getting a ticket (their rule not mine)
And pretty please tick the box that allows me to contact you if you win.
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/megacitybookclub (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/megacitybookclub)

1.   Batman Dredd collection signed by John Wagner, Mike Mignola, Glenn Fabry, Simon Bisley & Alan Grant
2.   America Lost and Found hardback signed by John Wagner
3.   Mega City Undercover volume 1 signed by Jock, Andy Diggle, Rob Williams and Henry Flint
4.   Batman Dredd collection signed by Mike Mignola
5.   The complete ArtNineTwo package
6.   Dan Cornwell Dredd sketch
7.   PJ Holden Dredd sketch
8.   Tulay Lotay Judge Anderson print
9.   Cam Kennedy prints set
10.   Ultimate collection seventies covers book

Draw is sunday 13th, entries close midnight on the 12th December

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/12/137-xmas-raffle.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Bolt-01 01 December, 2020, 07:38:02 PM
Wonderful -- Thanks Eamonn!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 December, 2020, 07:38:29 PM
The anonymous entries are doing my head in.  :'(
Please screenshot your donation receipt and email it to me at MCBCpodcast@gmail.com so I can identify you for the draw.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 02 December, 2020, 06:13:59 PM
OK it turns out that if you are not signed into Justgiving itself then even ticking the email box still means it shows up as an anonymous donation with the email recorded as guestcheckout@justgiving.com

So pretty please email me those donation receipts to MCBCpodcast@gmail.com to make sure i have your contact details for the raffle.

Apologies, my bad
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 06 December, 2020, 09:32:59 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/bZ8M97p.jpg)

Normal service is resumed as the Pete Wells droid is back to take me through the two new releases of America. We discuss the context provided by the Essentials version, and the insight into the creative process in John Wagner's scripts in the Lost and Found hardback.

Listen in your podcast app or at:
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/12/138-america-lost-and-found.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 07 December, 2020, 09:04:56 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Wh10HYB.jpg)

And when the Pete Wells droid picks a grail page he goes big, or he goes home.

Now about that horse, Pete?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 09 December, 2020, 08:11:11 AM
Listening to this reminded me of a discussion on Drokk! (or it might have been Wait What?) actually as to what purpose the Essential Collection were serving. They observed that Case Files 1 was still (apparently) the biggest seller Rebelliin have and alas the content isn't that good and is interesting to the fan as a way of presenting the development of the series. It might actually put off new readers progressing as its not aged that well.

They guessed that the 'Essentials' will be there to sit along side Case Files 1, or indeed instead of, so that you got a sense of what Dredd became / is, not what he was when developing.

If you did pick up this and Case Files one I can image in it'd create a real interest in how the series got from there to here and might encourage folks to delve deeper.

As Eammon speculates some to get folks hooked at conventions and such, but also for book shop selves as an alternative to the perennial Case Files 1.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 20 December, 2020, 04:50:57 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/0S3IZ5I.jpg)

Julius Howe is back in the book club to talk conspiracy theories and the mind altering experiences of Grant Morrison as we start with book one of The Invisibles.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/11/139-invisibles.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Leigh S 21 December, 2020, 07:24:37 PM
Working my way through them  - interested to hear more about "Providence", which I never took the plunge on.  Not sure after listening if that was a bullet dodged or whetted my appetite for it even more - that choice is pretty much taken from me while it remains out of print. 

One thing, without wanting to have to go all Spike Lee retraction tomorrow, is Woody Allen an appropriate figure to invoke? He seems less a Roman Polanski figure than a Johnny Depp figure - certinly he isnt a Warren Ellis figure - not a single actress has come forward during his career to accuse him of any inappropriate behaviour, and given he has a career that spans the 60s and 70s that is something.  I know Ronan Farrow has made a point of keeping heat on the man, but I've yet to be convinced there is an actual fire rather than the smoke of the fall out of his relationships with Farrow/Soon Yi  and accusations made 30 years ago that were never prosecuted for and at the time were dismissed/discredited when brought up in the Divorce?   

Not that I'm a fan of the man or his films, but I do get a bit twitchy regards Allen's lumping in with known serial and convicted predators - (un)happy to be proved wrong on this if anyone can point me to what I am missing? Feel a bit trial by Public opinion raather than actual facts, unless I've overlooked said facts?)

Anyway, on a happier note, have a couple more to catch up on to keep me company tomorrow - keep up the good work!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 27 December, 2020, 10:49:08 AM
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A bonus episode chatting with Ed Doyle and Alan Holloway about their Sentinel comic.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/12/140-sentinel.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 28 December, 2020, 02:09:04 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Ny1tTjf.jpg)

A King Mob grail page for Julius from the Invisibles
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 03 January, 2021, 01:20:26 PM
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Peter Duncan from the Sector 13 fanzine takes me through the future sport thrills and spills of Mean Arena.

In your new year pod catcher or at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/01/141-mean-arena.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 05 January, 2021, 12:07:32 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/TkgyqzJ.jpg)

That John Richardson opening page of the Mean Arena grail page for Peter Duncan
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 17 January, 2021, 11:46:30 AM
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Damian Edwardson from ArtNineTwo discusses the Steve Dillon Memorial sketchbook in aid of the Hero Initiative. We also talk about the IDW Deviations issue based on Cry of the Werewolf by John McCrea.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/01/142-steve-dillon.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 26 January, 2021, 08:22:42 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/84lKLt8.jpg)

One of Damian’s grail pages
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 31 January, 2021, 10:11:33 AM
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Script droid James Peaty takes the book club to Gotham as we consider Wagner, Grant and Breyfogle's run on Detective Comics. We also talk about the challenges of continuity and the differences between writing for recognisable characters and your own creations. And we briefly mention James' film work

Listen in your podcast app or at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/01/143-detective-comics.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 31 January, 2021, 10:17:26 AM
Oh great choice. Along side GMozz's run my favourite Batman run and a few bits and bobs aside the only one I own in floppies not digitally - the GMozz run starts with a number of trades.

Looking forward to this one particularly.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: I, Cosh 31 January, 2021, 09:34:20 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/84lKLt8.jpg)

One of Damian’s grail pages

Beautiful. Can I offer you an alternate page from the Deviations story?

(https://i.imgur.com/lm7gROO.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 February, 2021, 02:05:08 PM
Lovely stuff, mate. Very lucky
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 February, 2021, 02:06:11 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/8W8IuMt.jpg)

One of James' grail pages. An American Batman in London by Norm Breyfogle, coloured by Anthony Tollin.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 04 February, 2021, 06:38:26 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/8W8IuMt.jpg)

One of James' grail pages. An American Batman in London by Norm Breyfogle, coloured by Anthony Tollin.

A very specific angle from St James' Park there - not sure I've ever seen bats though.  Perhaps Bruce brings them with him?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 February, 2021, 08:46:00 PM
A very specific angle from St James' Park there - not sure I've ever seen bats though.  Perhaps Bruce brings them with him?

Imagine Batman into the Bat-verse, voiced by Nicholas Cage:
“Wherever I go, the bats follow, and the bats ... smell like vengeance.”
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 04 February, 2021, 11:40:32 PM
A very specific angle from St James' Park there - not sure I've ever seen bats though.  Perhaps Bruce brings them with him?

Imagine Batman into the Bat-verse, voiced by Nicholas Cage:
“Wherever I go, the bats follow, and the bats ... smell like vengeance.”

Just listened to the podcast today - lovely stuff, especially while getting through boring household (well, boat-hold) jobs.  Also, I've just this minute finished watching Nicolas Cage in Mandy.  Not quite as lovely stuff; my brain is melting
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 09 February, 2021, 01:11:49 PM
Hopefully Eamonn doesn't mind me posting his own stuff on his thread?!?

Anyway a couple of recent interview by Jame Peaty with John Wagner and Alan Grant on the time they spent with Bats. As you might imagine one had more to say than the other!

https://eamonn1961.blogspot.com/2021/02/john-wagner-interview.html (https://eamonn1961.blogspot.com/2021/02/john-wagner-interview.html)

https://eamonn1961.blogspot.com/2021/02/alan-grant-interview.html (https://eamonn1961.blogspot.com/2021/02/alan-grant-interview.html)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 09 February, 2021, 08:08:17 PM
Beat me to it, Colin. I was going to put those up tomorrow.
Huge thanks to James Peaty for doing the interviews and to Alan and James for permission to publish them on my blog.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 09 February, 2021, 09:57:24 PM
Thanks, Colin and Eamonn! I hadn't realised John Wagner was involved in any Batmen outside the Dredd crossovers till I listened to the podcast. Will have a proper listen to the interviews tomorrow.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 13 February, 2021, 08:15:05 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/10wSsyg.jpg)

A bonus episode for the I Love Comics event happening this weekend, I interviewed Julia Round again and we talked about the Misty specials, and her plans to extend her database to cover Spellbound and other horror comics. Plus details of a free lecture she is giving online next weekend.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/02/144-julia-round.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 14 February, 2021, 09:21:08 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/ZbapOQs.jpg)

Vince Hunt from the Awesome Comics podcast joins the book club with the thrills and spills of Death Wish by Barrie Tomlinson and the brothers Vanyo. We also discuss some Storm Force and then wax lyrical about Bernie Wrightson’s illustrated Frankenstein.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/02/145-death-wish.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 14 February, 2021, 12:47:56 PM
Nice one! I remember Death Wish very well; looking forward to this.  I think it'll be my accompaniment to tidying the boat and laying a carpet today.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 15 February, 2021, 07:26:32 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/MpW5P4D.jpg)

A bonus interview from the Comic Scene digital con this weekend. I spoke to John M Burns about Dredd, Dante, Flintlock, and George and Lynne!

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/02/146-john-m-burns.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 16 February, 2021, 12:16:22 AM
A bonus interview from the Comic Scene digital con this weekend. I spoke to John M Burns about Dredd, Dante, Flintlock, and George and Lynne!

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/02/146-john-m-burns.html

After releases on Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th and Monday 15th, you realise we're going to expect MCBC daily from now on, right?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 17 February, 2021, 09:49:36 AM
After releases on Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th and Monday 15th, you realise we're going to expect MCBC daily from now on, right?
I know, this all happened at quite short notice.
Normal 2 weekly service returns on Feb 28th with The Day the Law Died!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 17 February, 2021, 09:50:24 AM
Here is a brothers Vanyo grail page for Vince Hunt from Death Wish

(https://i.imgur.com/3srlLZj.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 18 February, 2021, 10:36:19 AM
After releases on Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th and Monday 15th, you realise we're going to expect MCBC daily from now on, right?
I know, this all happened at quite short notice.
Normal 2 weekly service returns on Feb 28th with The Day the Law Died!


The first Titan reprint album I got (though may have had Halo Jones given to me as a christmas present around the same time).  Under the Judge Caligula name, obviously!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 18 February, 2021, 11:27:49 AM
ans some more Vanyo for Vince
(https://i.imgur.com/VDeJI8B.jpg)

The mask! The face!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 February, 2021, 09:18:43 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/z9cuyA0.jpg)

And a grail page to end all grail pages from Bernie Wrightson’s illustrated Frankenstein.  Anyone got $1.2million to spare?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 23 February, 2021, 12:20:20 PM
Wow - that's about as close to a perfect illustration as I could possibly imagine.  I love the zombie-like Frankenstein too - I think most artists / movie-makers are realising the Karloff look doesn't quite cut it any more.

Just listened to the John Burns interview, which was hugely enjoyable.  The longevity of comic artists absolutely blows me away sometimes, and I've always been a huge fan of his stuff.  Also, quite an incredible range of work, from middle-class swingers to time-travelling giant worms.  Didn't he do straight-up porn at some stage too?  For one of the one-handed periodicals, iirc.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 February, 2021, 03:54:53 PM
A better image from the Heritage Auctions site where it sold for $1.2 million in 2019

(https://i.imgur.com/gcxKSoT.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 23 February, 2021, 06:19:17 PM
Looks even better there. If I had a spare million or two that would be high up on my shopping list.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 24 February, 2021, 07:58:53 AM
Cheers, JBC, And thanks for the kind words about the John Burns interview. It all came about at very short notice
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 25 February, 2021, 01:29:54 PM
It was great - things like these make a global pandemic slightly easier!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 28 February, 2021, 09:21:34 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/ngehYWO.jpg)

New recruit Damian Harvey takes me through a John Wagner Dredd epic that features art by Bolland, McMahon, Gibbons, Smith, Ewins, McCarthy, and Leach!

In your podcast app or at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/02/147-day-law-died.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 March, 2021, 12:47:51 PM
And a wonderful Brian Bolland grail page for Damian.

(https://i.imgur.com/gh11kIn.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 01 March, 2021, 05:08:08 PM
Just caught up with the interview with John M Burns - superb thanks so much for that.

On an entirely different note Jame's Peaty's grail page has just been featured on Comic Art Fans (not for sale) but with a lovely big close up of the original art.

https://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1707605 (https://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1707605)

Christ he was so good.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 March, 2021, 07:48:01 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/AyW8Puv.jpg)

“Iconic Breyfogle cover, one of my favorites of his Batman covers from Batman and Detective Comics. This was in a friend's storage locker which hadn't been opened in over a decade, forgotten. He purchased it directly from Norm back in 1989. Turned up on February 25, 2021, just two days before what would have been Norm's 61st birthday, R.I.P.”

I know I have recently found a piece of artwork I had forgotten about but imagine having this in a storage  locker, lost for over a decade.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 07 March, 2021, 11:05:16 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/UUecKKE.jpg)

A bonus chat with the official art correspondent of the book club, the Pete Wells block returns to help me review the new America audiobook from 2000AD and Penguin Random House.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/03/148-america-audiobook.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 March, 2021, 09:21:05 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/cAfqnRY.jpg)

Reviewing the Halo Jones audiobook with Jenny Clarke

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/03/149-halo-jones-audiobook.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 14 March, 2021, 09:38:12 AM
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A chat with Mike Collins about his illustrious career, and about the graphic novel about Apollo 11.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/03/150-mike-collins.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 15 March, 2021, 08:33:02 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/fTqo55K.jpg)

and here is Mike's grail page which he actually owns!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 28 March, 2021, 09:22:56 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Ig9DORD.jpg)

Tony Foster from Comic Scene joins me with Absolute Swamp Thing vol 1, and to talk about the History of Comics project on Kickstarter.

In your podcast app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/03/151-swamp-thing.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 29 March, 2021, 07:37:38 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Ig9DORD.jpg)

Tony Foster from Comic Scene joins me with Absolute Swamp Thing vol 1, and to talk about the History of Comics project on Kickstarter.

In your podcast app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/03/151-swamp-thing.html

Thanks Eamonn! I'll be listening to this at work today.  Should be a nice contrast to the Easter bunnies and chicks I'll be painting on a window :)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 29 March, 2021, 07:47:51 AM
Cheers, JBC

And here is Tony's grail page from the cover of Swamp Thing #25

(https://i.imgur.com/hKqAJWQ.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 April, 2021, 10:06:28 AM
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A short bit of bonus audio. Yesterday I was a guest on Tony Esmond’s Never Iron Anything podcast to talk about Fantastic Four #51 “This man, this monster”.

https://neverironanything.podbean.com/e/episode-79-this-manthis-monster-fantastic-four-51-with-eamonn-clarke/

And I managed to track down the lucky chap who own the iconic first page of art by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott, and he had a story to tell me. Listen in at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/04/152-mark-mcdermott.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 10 April, 2021, 01:36:16 PM
Just caught up with the Mike Collins episode and what a great listen even by this wonderful podcast's standards. Apollo I'd never heard of but ordered already. Sounds fantastic but how the heck do they miss out the felt pen story - that's amazing!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 April, 2021, 03:57:40 PM
Just caught up with the Mike Collins episode and what a great listen even by this wonderful podcast's standards. Apollo I'd never heard of but ordered already. Sounds fantastic but how the heck do they miss out the felt pen story - that's amazing!
Cheers, Colin. Yeah, how have we never heard the felt pen story before?
I don’t think it was in the BBC Thirteen minutes to the moon podcasts series.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Bolt-01 10 April, 2021, 06:04:48 PM
Apollo is fantastic, I was very glad to get Mike to finally sign my copy at Lawless last time it was on.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 11 April, 2021, 09:41:47 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/ros1Upe.jpg)

It’s Fox from Space Spinner 2000 and he’s picked Skizz. Flippy neck!

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/04/153-skizz.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 11 April, 2021, 12:30:08 PM
Hopefully we'll be able to make it to the Eastern Contingent as well!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: SpaceSpinner2000 11 April, 2021, 09:25:06 PM
It's always a good time when podcast worlds collide!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 11 April, 2021, 10:35:55 PM
Sweet! I've been binging on both of your podcasts at work lately
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 12 April, 2021, 09:04:05 AM
and here is Fox's dps grail page by Jim Baikie

(https://i.imgur.com/BMDPPKH.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 23 April, 2021, 07:41:35 AM
Wow I mean i normally really enjoy this podcast but you are on fire at the moment. That chat with Mark McDermott is just wonderful. The passion that comes out of that chaps glorious stories. I could listen to him chat all night. And some of this artwork - well just astonishing of course. I'm not the biggest fan of Stan and Jack's FF (I know, I know call myself a comics fan - I much prefer Jack's DC work freed of Stan... anyway...) but that page is burnt onto the back of my retinas. Just amazing and its hard to imagine it being own by someone more deserving.

Poor ol' Fox has got a lot to live up to!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 23 April, 2021, 09:15:48 AM
Actually just looked again at his Comic Art Gallery and noticed that some of the wonderful stuff there - in fact the majority - has been stolen and never recovered. That's so rubbish!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 25 April, 2021, 08:29:14 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/DZVU22n.jpg)

Paul Trimble from the Enniskillen comic fest is my guest to discuss the brutal and uncompromising Darkie's Mob by John Wagner and Mike Western. Not a comic for the faint hearted.

In your podcasts app or on my blog at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/04/154-darkies-mob.html

This episode is respectfully dedicated to the memory of Colin Noble.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 25 April, 2021, 08:28:02 PM
Looking forward to this one. Cripes, but Darkie's Mob was grim for a kids' comic. The Christmas amputation was particularly non - festive.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 26 April, 2021, 09:09:59 AM
Thanks for all the positive comments about the podcast, guys. Much appreciated.
As a perfect sequel to Darkie's Mob, Bad Company is up next.

In the meantime here is a Mike Western grail page for Paul Trimble.

(https://i.imgur.com/CsbH0rm.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Bolt-01 26 April, 2021, 12:41:28 PM
Darkies Mob is glorious. I'd never read it till it ran in the Meg a good few years ago so reading it then with several episodes at a time I really appreciated the glorious Mike Western art.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Jim_Campbell 28 April, 2021, 06:21:13 PM
Paul Trimble from the Enniskillen comic fest is my guest to discuss the brutal and uncompromising Darkie's Mob by John Wagner and Mike Western. Not a comic for the faint hearted.

Another cracking episode. I've ordered a copy of that Titan hardcover now, so my bank balance and creaking bookshelves probably aren't as appreciative as I am. :)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 09 May, 2021, 11:18:59 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/nw5hyF9.jpg)

Roland Ungoed-Thomas returns to chat about the Horned God audiobook, and then the much requested prog classic Bad Company by Milligan, Ewins and McCarthy.

A useful follow up to the Darkie's Mob episode.

In your podcast app or listen on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/05/155-bad-company.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 09 May, 2021, 12:49:10 PM
Cool.  I bought the Horned God audiobook when it came out - it'll be interesting to see what other squaxx made of it.  Also, I loved Bad Company.  I kind of based my look on the characters, even if I look more like Thrax than Danny these days.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 May, 2021, 08:46:42 AM
Cheers, JBC.

And here is Roland's first grail page image
(http://www.2000ad.org/covers/2000ad/hires/501.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 10 May, 2021, 01:26:45 PM
Cheers, JBC.

And here is Roland's first grail page image
(http://www.2000ad.org/covers/2000ad/hires/501.jpg)

I don't know why, but that image didn't show on my browser.

Direct link here: http://www.2000ad.org/covers/2000ad/hires/501.jpg
(http://www.2000ad.org/covers/2000ad/hires/501.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 10 May, 2021, 02:17:34 PM
Great episode, thanks!  A few eye-openers too - I hadn't copped the musical references at all (apart from Joe Scummer of course; that one was easy).  I would have thought Shrike's look owed a tiny bit to Screamin' Jay Hawkins too.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: CalHab 10 May, 2021, 02:31:55 PM
Cool.  I bought the Horned God audiobook when it came out - it'll be interesting to see what other squaxx made of it.

I'm enjoying it so far (about halfway). Halo Jones is the most successful of these adaptations, I think. The Pit was good but I struggled to identify all the judges by voice.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 10 May, 2021, 08:46:47 PM

I'm enjoying it so far (about halfway). Halo Jones is the most successful of these adaptations, I think. The Pit was good but I struggled to identify all the judges by voice.
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It's quite a task alright, but The Pit has a huge cast.  Wasn't quite on board with Guthrie's drawl - I always saw his undercover self as a fast-talker.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 May, 2021, 12:24:07 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/QKAFAk6.jpg)

Jules Boyle is back, and the audio is better! He takes me through the third volume of Slaine's adventures, some classic UKCAC tales, and explains how Glenn Fabry came to draw him into the pages of Slaine the King.

In your podcasts app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/05/jules-boyle-returns-to-book-club-with.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 24 May, 2021, 07:04:53 PM
And here is that grail page with Jules at top left.

(https://i.imgur.com/XJWjHZU.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 24 May, 2021, 08:28:16 PM
My Danu, imagine being drawn into that. It's an absolute masterpiece, and captures the off-duty, fun Sláine of old at his best.

Another great podcast by the way!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 24 May, 2021, 09:07:12 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/4qlW12s.jpg)

A chat with Mike Collins about his illustrious career, and about the graphic novel about Apollo 11.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/03/150-mike-collins.html

Thanks for this one Eamonn. I've just finished 'Apollo' and its an astonishing read. Just brilliant. Give its a tale of truly monumental events, with astonishing flights of fantasy weaved into the tale it is still at its heart an entirely human and personal piece. It quite brilliantly captures the scale, wonder and impact of the event of the moon landing but does so by focusing on the intimate impacts on the three astronauts and those that surround them.

Its quite a quiet masterpiece I have to say. Mike Collins art is subline and the writers with so much to say and such wonderful insights know, with a fantastic precision when to leave it to Mike Collins and the art to perfectly tell the story.

I'd not have discovered this without the podcast so thank you.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 June, 2021, 03:00:44 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/clUqEs4.jpg)

Thanks for all the comments. Glad you enjoyed, Apollo, Colin. I shared your comment with Mike Collins and he was delighted.

The podcast turned 5 years old last week. Thanks to Conrad from the mighty Space Spinner 2000 for reminding me.

And thank you to all my guests and contributors. Lots more to come with some Strontium Dog, Zenith, The Thirteenth Floor, and a revisit of the Apocalypse War coming up in the next few weeks
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 06 June, 2021, 09:40:07 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/mM0gWYl.jpg)

Forum man of letters Jim Campbell joins the book club to discuss the early Strontium Dog story Journey into Hell, and the history of comic book lettering.

We also pause to pay tribute to the late, great Dave Evans. You can find the Justgiving link on the website below.

In your podcast app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/06/157-journey-into-hell.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 07 June, 2021, 11:09:12 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Svu7nYF.jpg)

Here is a grey scale version of the colour dps grail page by King Carlos as picked by Jim in episode 157
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 08 June, 2021, 08:55:08 AM
Now you've got me wondering why it's in greyscale - is it to highlight the use of chiaroscuro in the artwork, which colour would distract from?  Or is that all you could grab your hands on?  I'll just have to listen and find out!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 08 June, 2021, 03:07:22 PM
All I could find was the colour 2 page spread. In the agency files its in black and white which Jim preferred so I converted the colour to greyscale to post it here.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2z-xWS-AxGc/U9KBvnapP0I/AAAAAAAAJz4/y3fhzbBfHMY/s1600/stront030.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 20 June, 2021, 08:47:47 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/X8ZjbtY.jpg)

Peter Adamson from Where Eagles Dare returns to Max's Thirteenth Floor with the second volume from Wagner, Grant and Ortiz from the Treasury of British Comics.

In your podcast app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/06/158-thirteenth-floor-vol-2.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 June, 2021, 09:33:45 AM
And a pretty terrifying sequence of grail pages for Peter.

(https://i.imgur.com/Ug19Uri.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zlZtAYr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xaurmFq.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 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'.

: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 26 June, 2021, 09:52:57 PM
Thanks, Colin. A powerful story and insight for all of us.
Cheers
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 July, 2021, 09:33:52 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/1CoG0LT.jpg)

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

In your podcast app or at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/07/159-zenith-phase-2.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 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).
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 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.

(https://i.imgur.com/mh6FMdj.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 18 July, 2021, 10:07:33 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/GxDcvbj.jpg)

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
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 20 July, 2021, 09:05:29 AM
And Tony’s grail page by Eglington and Davis.

(https://i.imgur.com/qoPbbTK.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 20 July, 2021, 09:18:47 AM
Damn that is an astonishing piece.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 August, 2021, 09:30:56 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/x5bSVbK.jpg)

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.

In your podcast app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/07/161-life-and-death-of-johnny-alpha_02023364488.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 02 August, 2021, 09:15:17 AM
And here is on of Rob's grail pages by Carlos and Hector.
Alpha puts it on again

(https://i.imgur.com/9JFRd0q.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Rogue Judge 03 August, 2021, 07:17:17 AM
Eamonn, thanks again for having me on the MCBC. I dont get the opportunity to discuss much 2000AD here in Canada so it was a blast discussing Strontium Dog and all things 2000AD with you!

In this episode we chat about this very forum, how it countributed greatly to my 2000AD journey (thanks all!) and some of the contirbutions of it's members (incluidng Colin's voting polls, Alex's creator blog and Space Spinner 2000) - so go on and give it a listen!

For liseners reference, below is the page I have from the story as discussed in the episode. I think it's safe to say that any Carlos page is a grail page! Also, Colin MacNeil has finished the Stront Commission we discuss and it's beautiful - I'll post it when it eventually arrives, looking forward to sharing it!

(https://i.ibb.co/vqg02yV/20210803-000900-1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yPGHLvd)


: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 03 August, 2021, 05:04:31 PM
Cheers, Rob. Thanks for posting that piece of art and great news about the power of the forum.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 07 August, 2021, 03:55:29 PM
Well as soon as Rob (Rogue Judge) mentioned that you'd commented on the polls in one of the... well many... poll threads my ego demanded that this episode pop immediately to the top of the listen pile and listen I did.

Firstly another great episode. Secondly lovely that Rob is enjoying the endless tourneys I pollute this place with. Most importantly however it is great, GREAT to hear Rob speak so warmly of the forum and remind us of our most important purpose. While we might enjoy whittering nonsense amongst ourselves. We might - like certain Gaulish Villagers - enjoy the occasional brawl in the middle of our home. The best thing we can do however, is help new readers settle into the comic that we all love. By doing that and being a support for fresh blood we do our little part in keeping the thing going and enriching our own community.

Have to to say with all of his genius projects etc I don't think of Rob as new, but its lovely to here such nice things about this place well done to both of you for reminding us how important it is to be welcoming.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 08 August, 2021, 05:31:41 PM
Well as soon as Rob (Rogue Judge) mentioned that you'd commented on the polls in one of the... well many... poll threads my ego demanded that this episode pop immediately to the top of the listen pile and listen I did.

Firstly another great episode. Secondly lovely that Rob is enjoying the endless tourneys I pollute this place with. Most importantly however it is great, GREAT to hear Rob speak so warmly of the forum and remind us of our most important purpose. While we might enjoy whittering nonsense amongst ourselves. We might - like certain Gaulish Villagers - enjoy the occasional brawl in the middle of our home. The best thing we can do however, is help new readers settle into the comic that we all love. By doing that and being a support for fresh blood we do our little part in keeping the thing going and enriching our own community.

Have to to say with all of his genius projects etc I don't think of Rob as new, but its lovely to here such nice things about this place well done to both of you for reminding us how important it is to be welcoming.

Well said, sir
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Jim_Campbell 08 August, 2021, 11:17:33 PM
GREAT to hear Rob speak so warmly of the forum and remind us of our most important purpose.

Convincing new members that there's an entrance fee and quietly pocketing the PayPal receipts…?

Did I say that out loud?
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Rogue Judge 09 August, 2021, 12:14:01 AM
Thanks Colin. As I mentioned before, after a hiatus from posting here for a while it was the tourneys that reeled me back in. Fun to read others opinions and shared facts etc. while unloading my own thoughts as well on 2000AD writers, artists, series etc. Keep em coming!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Rogue Judge 09 August, 2021, 12:16:06 AM
GREAT to hear Rob speak so warmly of the forum and remind us of our most important purpose.

Convincing new members that there's an entrance fee and quietly pocketing the PayPal receipts…?

Did I say that out loud?

Just glad PayPal takes Galactic Groats, money well spent.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 15 August, 2021, 08:34:17 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/ulQQ95R.jpg)

Chatting with David McDonald of Hibernia conics about The Indestructible Man And other forthcoming releases. Exciting stuff

In your podcast app or on the website
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/08/162-indestructible-man_01928506669.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 17 August, 2021, 02:15:20 PM
and here is David's first pick Jesus Blasco grail page

(https://i.imgur.com/KdO8H0v.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 29 August, 2021, 11:30:45 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/fv2KXDF.jpg)

Robert Hagan joins me to discuss the first volume of Faceache from the Treasury and the genius of Ken Reid.

In your podcast app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/08/163-faceache.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 30 August, 2021, 09:52:40 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/srLiNTi.jpg)

Robert’s first grail page from Ken Reid’s Faceache
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 12 September, 2021, 10:24:17 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Uai1vkK.jpg)

Tom Stewart from That Comic Smell podcast and the Broughty Ferry comics mafia joins me to discuss Dredd and Batman against the Riddler. And to talk about what makes a good comics crossover.

In your podcast app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/08/164-ultimate-riddle.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 14 September, 2021, 07:02:23 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/dt5vZCt.jpg)

The podcast crossover month begins with the fabulous Fox from Space Spinner 2000 and that giant ant attack from 1978. Minor spoilers for the ending of a terrific bit of early 2000AD schlock.

And listen out for a change in the playout music in honour of Fox and Conrad's podcast.

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2018/07/70-ant-wars.html

good news! A few pages of 'Ant Wars' artwork is currently up for sale (but not Fox's grail page sadly) - all details below

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/09/ant-wars-original-art-up-for-sale_01802085349.html (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/09/ant-wars-original-art-up-for-sale_01802085349.html)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 14 September, 2021, 08:03:01 AM
Wow can't remember seeing Ant Wars pages before and they are lovely. But Ant Wars pages without... well giant ants... I couldn't. Whoever can and does will have great pages though.

Edit: Of there was a page on Art Droids (visa Comic Art Fans)

https://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1704635 (https://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1704635)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 14 September, 2021, 10:33:15 AM
Cool art news. And here are a couple more grail pages that we can't afford.
Carl Critchlow for Tom Stewart

(https://i.imgur.com/7ENuzlk.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/cYonYcE.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 26 September, 2021, 11:14:50 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/40J3EYs.jpg)

Barry Nugent from Geek Syndicate joins me to revisit The Apocalypse War in the new Essentials edition.

In your podcasts app, or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/09/165-apocalypse-war-revisited.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 27 September, 2021, 10:03:22 AM
And here is Barry's grail double page spread by Carlos with new colours by Charlie Kirchoff

(https://i.imgur.com/du5mEWg.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 27 September, 2021, 11:25:01 AM
Wow can't remember seeing Ant Wars pages before and they are lovely. But Ant Wars pages without... well giant ants... I couldn't. Whoever can and does will have great pages though.

Edit: Of there was a page on Art Droids (visa Comic Art Fans)

https://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1704635 (https://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1704635)

pages with actual Ants now up for sale! Details on the blog

http://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/09/more-ant-wars-original-artwork-up-for.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 27 September, 2021, 12:37:38 PM
Those are stunning pages and that first one, without ants set in the jungles is just superb... he says flip flapping on his previous comments!

The fact that all three are being sold in a single auction mean it will fly so far past my range (I suspect) that there's little point me getting my hopes up...

Speaking of which the same seller has the cover of issue 14 up

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/384406087663?hash=item59806367ef:g:shAAAOSwjH1hTY7l (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/384406087663?hash=item59806367ef:g:shAAAOSwjH1hTY7l)

Its a day for hairy arthropoda!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 28 September, 2021, 06:49:53 AM
ooh, yeah - be interesting to see how much this one goes for. I've nabbed the ebay images for the blog (for posterity) and will update the post below with a final sales price

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/09/2000ad-prog-14-flesh-cover-up-for-sale.html (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/09/2000ad-prog-14-flesh-cover-up-for-sale.html)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 03 October, 2021, 09:51:47 PM
ooh, yeah - be interesting to see how much this one goes for. I've nabbed the ebay images for the blog (for posterity) and will update the post below with a final sales price

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/09/2000ad-prog-14-flesh-cover-up-for-sale.html (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/09/2000ad-prog-14-flesh-cover-up-for-sale.html)

Boom! sells for £2,850!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Rogue Judge 03 October, 2021, 10:16:23 PM
Wow!! Too bad I only had £2,849 to spend  ;)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 October, 2021, 11:23:53 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/sotDxOE.jpg)

Giles Wright is back with an interesting collection of stories about two members of the Angel family.

Content note: one of the stories deals with abduction and strongly implied sexual violence.

Listen in your podcasts app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/10/166-fink-angel-legacy.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 12 October, 2021, 09:52:09 AM
And here are Giles' two grail pages by Carlos Ezquerra and Tiernen Trevallion.

(https://i.imgur.com/uW4gCJq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RuErUDZ.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 24 October, 2021, 11:00:50 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/OZ6loxL.jpg)

I got the chance to chat with Colin Macneil and we cover Song of the Surfer, America, Mechanismo, and Insurrection.
Thanks to Rob Foster for setting me up with this interview.
Listen in your podcasts app or on the website at:
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/10/167-colin-macneil.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 28 October, 2021, 10:12:50 AM
And here is Colin's grail page by Massimo Belardinelli.
Listen in to episode 167 to hear why this page is so important to him.

(https://i.imgur.com/lZzdSbl.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 07 November, 2021, 11:19:08 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/mgTgnEx.jpg)

Sam Morgan takes the book club off-piste as we discuss one of the greatest comic book stories of all time.
And check out Sam's youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeiYPcQpV-EAtR16ItDTs8A) for weekly prog reviews and interviews with John Wagner and many more.

In your podcast app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/11/168-born-again.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 07 November, 2021, 12:14:46 PM
Oh wow great choice... even if off piste
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 08 November, 2021, 12:07:10 PM
And here are all of Sam's grail picks by David Mazzucchelli

(https://i.imgur.com/CzciDBc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YmDBCXL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GscIcyB.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 08 November, 2021, 02:40:13 PM
Thanks for this, Eamonn - not having a huge knowledge of US comics, I wasn't aware this existed, but now I'm going to read it.
The likes of the ridiculous All-Star Batman and Robin and the nastily racist Holy Terror make you forget that Frank Miller was brilliant in his day.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 11 November, 2021, 07:40:21 PM
Fantastic conversation - so engaging I kept wanting to interrupt and say - Arh but doesn't that exclude this, and what about such and such. But lovely stuff.

If anyone is tempted to learn more about DD - after all his is probably (well definiately?) the best American Superhero comic for  number of fantastic runs per issue count - just so much good stuff, I've provide the correct (ahem) order of quality of the various 'big' runs - worth noting I've not read the current run yet but hear amazing things about it.

Nocenti > Waid >>> Bendis > Brubaker > Miller + Janson* >>>> everything else

*[Normalfontsize] I'm excluding 'Born Again' here as its possibly the best DD story ever but at only 7 issues I don't think it counts as a 'run' and brilliant as it is I don't want to add it to this big run as it'd muddy the waters. [/Normalfontsize]

This comes from one of my fav threads here - 'Daredevil fans in the house?'

https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=23298.15 (https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=23298.15)

Where amongst many wonderful thoughts and opinions on ol' Horn Head you can see me justify - in excruciating detail - why the Nocenti run is the very, very best!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 13 November, 2021, 06:36:32 PM
Cheers, guys. Glad the detour into American comics hasn’t gone down too badly.
Some more Slaine coming up next week
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 21 November, 2021, 10:09:14 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/CmfEvLe.jpg)

Jordan Thomas joins the book club to discuss Demon Killer and the writing of Pat Mills and Glenn Fabry's artwork. And check out Jordan's own comics at https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/burntbarncomics/created

In your podcast app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/11/169-demon-killer.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 November, 2021, 12:13:45 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/vzxu9RL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/nDRCjdb.jpg)

Two Glenn Fabry grail pages for Jordan
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 05 December, 2021, 10:58:37 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/y77l1qB.jpg)

Brian Doob from the British Invaders podcast (http://britishinvaders.com/) takes me on an interesting tangent into a nice collection from Diana comic of Steed and Mrs Peel stories from the early 1960s.
In your podcast app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/11/170-avengers-in-diana-comic_09202784.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 07 December, 2021, 01:53:25 PM
Here are Brian’s two grail pages with art by Emilio Frejo and Juan Gonzalez Alacreu

(https://i.imgur.com/BOw68uR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/kUuidL4.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 07 December, 2021, 03:58:19 PM
Oh my that does look lovely! I'd not been aware of these before, may well check out the collection having listened to the Podcast.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 December, 2021, 09:20:31 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/JbRIUs0.jpg)

Jonny Cannon joins the book club to discuss a run on Excalibur by one of the prog's finest graduates, Alan Davis.
Check out Jonny's own comics at https://cannonhillcomics.bigcartel.com/
and listen to the episode in your podcast app or at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/12/171-excalibur.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 December, 2021, 03:09:31 PM
And don’t worry, British comics will return next month in an interesting January mini series of Battle and Action stories.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 20 December, 2021, 10:28:28 AM
And here are Jonny's three grail pages.

(https://i.imgur.com/5M7EgpZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/uyCRMyg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/O8A9mEi.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 03 January, 2022, 08:53:09 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/bUUR0mo.jpg)

Tony Esmond is back with the latest book from a British master. We also chat about the future of conventions, and all of Tony’s many projects.

In your podcast app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/12/172-raptor.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 03 January, 2022, 08:54:21 PM
And here is Tony’s wonderful grail page choice from Raptor by Dave McKean.

(https://i.imgur.com/rHdy1Zs.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 05 January, 2022, 07:20:20 PM
...and here's that Dave McKean Dredd cover

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/11/judge-dredd-sketchbook-32-pages-of.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 05 January, 2022, 07:31:08 PM
He did a few lovely covers for Titan reprints too

http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=covers&page=artist&choice=DAVIDM&Comic=graphicnovels (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=covers&page=artist&choice=DAVIDM&Comic=graphicnovels)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 05 January, 2022, 08:19:09 PM
Thanks, Rich and Colin. Great stuff
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 06 January, 2022, 06:54:52 AM
and here are my photos from the 2021 Lakes festival of Dave in conversation with Paul Gravett

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/dave-mckean-at-lakes-festival-2021.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/dave-mckean-at-lakes-festival-2021.html)
 
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 06 January, 2022, 02:08:43 PM
...and here's that Dave McKean Dredd cover

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/11/judge-dredd-sketchbook-32-pages-of.html

Originally the contents page of one of the sci-fi or mega-specials, I believe.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 09 January, 2022, 08:27:19 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/4eY6qEM.jpg)

Conrad from Space Spinner 2000 discusses a classic thrill with one of the greatest but darkest stories from the history of the prog. Warning: here be spoilers!

Listen in your podcast app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/01/173-rage_01174212647.html

And then next week the podcast starts a Battle and Action miniseries with Garth Ennis.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 10 January, 2022, 06:57:42 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/bUUR0mo.jpg)

Tony Esmond is back with the latest book from a British master. We also chat about the future of conventions, and all of Tony’s many projects.

In your podcast app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2021/12/172-raptor.html

Dave McKean's first published work identified...
 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/dave-mckeans-first-published-work.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/01/dave-mckeans-first-published-work.html)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 January, 2022, 10:34:11 AM
here is a nice spoiler free grail page for Conrad

Max Bubba and his gang ride in to town

(https://i.imgur.com/3LGvgHW.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 10 January, 2022, 12:28:03 PM
here is a nice spoiler free grail page for Conrad

Loved the panto reveal of your grail page, Eamonn "It's behind you!"
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 January, 2022, 12:51:36 PM
here is a nice spoiler free grail page for Conrad

Loved the panto reveal of your grail page, Eamonn "It's behind you!"

 :D
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 10 January, 2022, 08:34:09 PM
yeah, that was a great moment :)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 January, 2022, 07:46:08 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/BKQCurh.jpg)

Garth Ennis joins the book club to discuss Johnny Red, the legacy of Battle, and the upcoming Battle-Action special.

In your podcasts app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/01/174-garth-ennis.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 17 January, 2022, 10:28:06 AM
and here is the three page sequence chosen by Garth as his grails
Art by Joe Colquhoun
 
(https://i.imgur.com/SmXCd6x.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/c2bFj0h.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/liDBDR3.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 19 January, 2022, 04:33:05 PM
all recent examples of John Cooper's 'Johnny Red' artwork that have been sold on ebay can be found on the blog here...

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/search/label/Johnny%20Red  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/search/label/Johnny%20Red)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 19 January, 2022, 04:35:55 PM
and here's the last page of Keith Burns 'Johnny Red' artwork that I saw for sale...a stunning page :)

 https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/06/keith-burns-art-for-sale-this-weekend.html  (https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/06/keith-burns-art-for-sale-this-weekend.html)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 January, 2022, 06:45:38 PM
Thanks, Rich
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 30 January, 2022, 08:11:05 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/91xZlf2.jpg)

Paul Trimble from the Enniskillen comic fest continues the book club Battle Action series by taking me through the first volume of Hellman of Hammer Force from the Treasury of British Comics.

In your podcast app, or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/01/175-hellman-of-hammer-force.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 February, 2022, 11:32:03 AM
and here are Paul's Mike Dorey grail pages

(https://i.imgur.com/TLXuGuc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/jJqyC7z.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 01 February, 2022, 03:14:31 PM
Oops, posted the wrong title page for Paul.
Art by Mike Dorey
(https://i.imgur.com/f8CDD8s.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 01 February, 2022, 04:59:34 PM
Well to be fair both are fantastic!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 12 February, 2022, 10:57:59 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/WZngYbk.jpg)

A bit of bonus audio for the Comic Scene I Love Comics event on Facebook. I spoke to Scott Montgomery about his new 2000AD Encyclopedia.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/02/176-2000ad-encyclopedia.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 13 February, 2022, 10:36:44 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/AjuS62h.jpg)
HMS Nightshade
James Peaty returns to conclude our Battle and Action miniseries with an overlooked classic by John Wagner, Mike Western and Ron Tiner.

In your podcast app, on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/02/177-hms-nightshade.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 14 February, 2022, 07:54:30 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/gmv2aNB.jpg)
The encyclopaedia cover by Stewart K Moore
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 14 February, 2022, 08:11:02 AM
Every so often I run out of podcasts and double check Mega City Book Club and find episodes from the early days I missed for whatever reason and in doing that recently I found the 'Tour of Duty: The Backlash' episode with Santigo Mayaud. If there was ever an example of why this is such a great podcast this is it.

I love Tour of Duty its possibley my fav ever Dredd epic and have read it a number of times and lavished over it. Still Santigo gave me fresh insight and made me want to jump straight back in and re-examine it.

To coin a phrase "Great stuff".
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 14 February, 2022, 06:28:33 PM
Cheers, Colin.
I’ll let Santiago know you enjoyed it.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 16 February, 2022, 01:17:20 PM
James' main grail page by Mike Western is the opening page of HMS Nightshade.
Over on the Battle Fans facebook group John Wagner has confirmed that he will have prints of this coloured by Dan Cornwell available for sale at Lawless.

(https://i.imgur.com/QYCtgVj.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 24 February, 2022, 08:43:57 AM
For anyone interested in colour (!) paintings of grandfatherly characters by Mike Western (niche, moi?) then check out my blog post on Mike's watercolour art here...

 http://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/04/updated-watercolour-work-of-mike-western.html  (http://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/04/updated-watercolour-work-of-mike-western.html)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 27 February, 2022, 09:55:09 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/3mNN6gx.jpg)

Dan Butcher from the Awesome Comics podcast joins the book club to discuss the first Marshal Law miniseries by Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill.
Check out Dan’s work on VanguardComic.com and look out for his new Vyper Kickstarter

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/02/178-marshal-law.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 28 February, 2022, 10:58:09 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/uHJ2hmp.jpg)

and a great Kevin O'Neill grail page for Dan from the end of issue 1
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 13 March, 2022, 10:26:18 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/xlYgAyC.jpg)

Political journalist, and upcoming online convention guest, Ian Dunt joins me to discuss the second volume of Brink by Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard.

In your podcasts app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/03/179-brink-book-2.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 15 March, 2022, 09:54:22 AM
and the cover to the trade is Ian's grail page

(https://i.imgur.com/qEhbRlb.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 15 March, 2022, 11:40:55 AM
Junkyard flamboyance

What a truly magnificent turn of phrase (used in the Brink episode) to describe what some comics do so well!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 27 March, 2022, 08:47:23 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/fJbuP3b.jpg)

Sarah Harris joins me to discuss the history of Misty comic and the latest collection from the Treasury of British Comics.
We also talk about her street art, and the Drawn under the Influence anthology she edited.

In your podcast app or at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/03/180-misty-presents-jaume-rumeau.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 28 March, 2022, 08:31:33 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/SkeguMu.jpg)

Sarah’s first Jaume Rumeu grail pick.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 28 March, 2022, 01:28:22 PM
For all you 'Misty' fans out there...good luck tracking down 'The best of Misty monthly'...it took me about a decade to get all 8 issues

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/10/best-of-misty-monthly.html

: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 29 March, 2022, 09:52:30 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/nlcxO52.jpg)
And this is Sarah’s favourite Misty cover. If you can identify the artist please let us know.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 06 April, 2022, 11:27:39 AM
And if you want to see Sarah's street art check out
https://www.youpayispray.co.uk/
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 April, 2022, 10:53:39 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Z8OQZGM.jpg)

Dave Wynn is back with a powerful indictment of prejudice and bigotry in Portrait of a Mutant by Wagner, Grant & Ezquerra.

In your podcast ap or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/04/181-portrait-of-mutant.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 11 April, 2022, 07:43:28 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/O8zUAjw.jpg)

And Dave’s grail page pick includes the first appearance of Middenface McNulty
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 14 April, 2022, 10:58:59 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/LWxwzBE.jpg)

Here is Dave's 3d rendering of his grail cover to prog 220
and his instructions are:
Here’s prog 220 in #stereoscopic 3D!

To see 3D on mobile:
- turn screen horizontal
- fill screen with photo
- put face up close
- relax focus
- pull face back slowly
- when you see 3 identical  images…

the middle pic will be in 3D!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: JayzusB.Christ 14 April, 2022, 06:55:07 PM
Really enjoyed that, thanks as always, Eamonn.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 15 April, 2022, 05:33:58 PM
Thanks, JBC
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 24 April, 2022, 12:16:00 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Gq82frL.jpg)

Steve Tanner from Time Bomb comics talks to me about their collaboration with Gerry Anderson entertainment to produce Spectrum.

Listen in your podcast app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/04/182-spectrum.html

S.I.G.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 25 April, 2022, 10:07:41 AM
and some grail pages for Steve.
Captain Scarlet by Pete Woods
(https://i.imgur.com/NNCc8Vd.jpg)

And Brawler #1 by Staz Johnson
(https://i.imgur.com/rdqp0Vd.png)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 08 May, 2022, 10:17:59 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Id9VczR.jpg)

The forum's very own Colin YNWA joins me to discuss the most 2000AD comic DC ever published, Outcasts by Wagner, Grant & Kennnedy. A 12 issue maxi-series from the 1980s, a future shocker indeed!

In your podcast app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/05/183-outcasts.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 08 May, 2022, 10:27:38 AM
I've said it before and I'll say it again

"I'm sorry"

Eamonn is of course insightful as ever and will make this worth listening too so don't worry too much. We do of course have a knock out tourney to decide the best episode*

*We don't really
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 08 May, 2022, 11:02:04 AM
Not listened to the podcast yet, and only ever managed to read the first issue of Outcasts (I was young and it was very expensive at the time) but I remember thinking, even back then, that this was the most 2000AD thing I'd seen 2000AD creators do for US comics.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: gogilesgo 09 May, 2022, 01:50:51 PM
Great episode.

There is some original Outcasts artwork for sale on Cam Kennedy's website, but since nothing is currently for sale this might be a moot point

https://camkennedyart.wixsite.com/kennywho/art-for-sale (https://camkennedyart.wixsite.com/kennywho/art-for-sale)

https://www.camkennedyart.wixsite.com/single-post/2017/07/01/The-Outcasts-Original-Art (https://www.camkennedyart.wixsite.com/single-post/2017/07/01/The-Outcasts-Original-Art)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 10 May, 2022, 08:32:08 AM
Cheers, all
Here are Colin's grail cover and interior pages by Cam Kennedy and Steve Montano

(https://i.imgur.com/TwV41Xw.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ZjUbzzj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/clbzdUG.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 11 May, 2022, 06:48:20 PM
I probably should have read the introduction to the IDW Cam Kennedy collection before we recorded Outcasts.

(https://i.imgur.com/XuC8KvU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zMDXGRb.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Jim_Campbell 11 May, 2022, 08:21:27 PM
Midnight Surfer remains one of the key texts in the Dredd canon thanks to Cam’s art. I will argue to my dying day that Mega-City One never lived and breathed in quite the same way before that story.
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 11 May, 2022, 09:54:52 PM
Oh great find Eamonn. For some reason I don't own this I really should!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 15 May, 2022, 03:21:16 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/nawgMee.jpg)

A bonus episode to chat with Jo Heeley from The 77 about their new comic project, Pandora, which launchs at Lawless.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/05/184-pandora.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 22 May, 2022, 03:02:47 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/nNOkRdo.jpg)

Alan Fisher returns to talk about Jaegir by Gordon Rennie and Simon Coleby, and to discuss stories that expand 2000AD universes.

In your podcatcher or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/05/185-jaegir.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 23 May, 2022, 11:56:26 AM
Alan's first grail page by Simon Coleby and Len O'Grady

(https://i.imgur.com/ufpn9k7.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 24 May, 2022, 10:42:54 AM
and another great Simon Coleby, Len O'Grady & Gordon Rennie grail page for Alan

(https://i.imgur.com/WNlcP8j.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 30 May, 2022, 03:05:16 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/7LrHuch.jpg)

The episodes will be coming thick and fast for the next few weeks. Here is the Don of British comics Richard Sheaf discussing David Roach's glorious Masters of British Comic Art, and playing possibly the hardest version of the grail page game so far.

In your podcasts app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/05/186-masters-of-british-comic-art.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: sheridan 30 May, 2022, 07:08:46 PM
Only listened to half of the podcast so far, but it looks like that Tina cover is in David Roach's personal collection (https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=966049) (though not the non-comic artwork it was compared to (https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/sargent-carnation-lily-lily-rose-n01615)).
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 31 May, 2022, 08:37:23 AM
Here's part 1 of my look at the work of Mick McMahon in 'Rugrats' comic...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/10/marvel-uks-rugrats-mike-mcmahon-part-1.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 31 May, 2022, 12:15:55 PM
Here's part 2 of my look at the work of Mick McMahon in 'Rugrats' comic...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2021/10/marvel-uks-rugrats-mike-mcmahon-part-2.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 31 May, 2022, 12:17:20 PM
And here is a Frank Hampson grail page for Richard, from one of the toughest fields we have so far covered.

(https://i.imgur.com/NlkJQAZ.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 05 June, 2022, 10:10:17 AM
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The pod-a-week continues as I chat with our very own Conrad SpaceSpinner 2000 (http://spacespinner2000.com/) Leiden about some recent moves we've been to see.
We also discuss the excellent Lawless convention experience.
In your podcast app or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/05/187-lawless-film-club.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 06 June, 2022, 06:51:28 AM
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Conrad from Space Spinner 2000 joins me to talk about the second Mach 1 collection and, in particular, the Mighty One’s Mach Zero run. We also review the Action 2020 special with spoilers and stay tuned for a Foxy bonus at the end of the episode.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2020/05/121-mach-zero.html

for anyone who enjoyed episode #121 you might be interested to know that a Redondo splash page (from prog 54) from 'The dolphin tapes' is now up for sale [not by me]

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/06/mach1-dolphin-tapes-oa-splash-page.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 06 June, 2022, 04:52:04 PM
Cheers, Richard.

You can find details of the charity raffle and auctions here
https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=48626.0
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 07 June, 2022, 09:20:00 AM
Here are the Mike Dorey sketches that Conrad got for him and Fox at Lawless
(https://i.imgur.com/1akZVTB.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/3Fk7ndJ.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 07 June, 2022, 09:35:43 AM
Very, very cool. Lovin' the duck!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 08 June, 2022, 09:51:35 AM
and here is the Dan Cornwell page from Rok the God that we talk about in the episode

(https://i.imgur.com/vyH4EDZ.jpg)
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 12 June, 2022, 09:39:24 AM
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A speedy return for the Don of British comics, Richard Sheaf. We met up at Lawless to do a quick bonus episode about John Sanders’ memoir of his work publishing many of the comics we know and love.

In your podcast app or on the website
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/06/blog-post.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 19 June, 2022, 03:13:42 PM
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Giles Richards from the Guardian joins the book club to discuss the Wagner, Grant & Bolland classic Judge Death stories in the new Essentials collection. Picking a grail page will be tricky.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/06/189-dredd-vs-death.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 21 June, 2022, 01:26:09 PM
Dredd Vs Death is full of grail pages. Here are the two Giles picked

(https://i.imgur.com/iDpEHwl.jpg)

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: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 26 June, 2022, 01:40:58 PM
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Andy Janes joined the book club at the Lawless convention to discuss the first IDW Cam Kennedy collection and to pick out some stories that demonstrate his mastery of the art.
Google told me later that there was a second volume, also out of print now.

In your podcast app or at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/06/190-cam-kennedy-collection.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 27 June, 2022, 12:34:05 PM
and a couple of grail pages for Andy, the first from The Secret Diary of Adrian Cockroach in prog 458, the second is the missing page from The Warlord in prog 455.

(https://i.imgur.com/sj40wt2.png)

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: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 29 June, 2022, 11:02:23 AM
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Some bonus Battle Action with Paul Trimble from the Enniskillen comic festival. We discuss the new hardback special and avoid any spoilers. We also speculate about what might come next from the Treasury of British Comics.

In your podcast app or at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/06/191-battle-action.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Richard S. 29 June, 2022, 11:17:14 PM
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Giles Richards from the Guardian joins the book club to discuss the Wagner, Grant & Bolland classic Judge Death stories in the new Essentials collection. Picking a grail page will be tricky.

https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/06/189-dredd-vs-death.html

talk of 'Powerman' on this episode makes me reach for my notes (in case anyone else is interested) about who did what on 'Powerman' - all details here...

https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2022/03/updated-powerman-by-gibbons-bolland.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 02 July, 2022, 11:25:11 AM
Thanks, Richard

Here are a Keith Burns and PJ Holden grail pages for Paul Trimble.

(https://i.imgur.com/uUIMQKq.jpg)

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: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 03 July, 2022, 08:50:52 PM
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I talk to regular book clubber and forum all-star Alex Frith about his wonderful graphic novel about neuroscience written with his parents Professors Uta and Chris Frith, and illustrated by Daniel Locke.

Check it out in your podcast app or or on the website at
https://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2022/07/192-two-heads.html
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Colin YNWA 03 July, 2022, 08:53:14 PM
Listened to this while doing some housework earlier and its a fantastic listen, as its a fantastic book. Check both out folks - trust the Amazon reviews!
: Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
: Eamonn Clarke 04 July, 2022, 06:30:10 PM
Cheers, Colin. And thanks for the suggestion to interview Alex about it.