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The Great Dante Readthrough Podcast
« on: 26 February, 2021, 06:50:38 PM »
My wife Edie Nugent and I have been meaning to read through the whole of The Adventures of Nikolai Dante from beginning to end. So we decided not only to do that now, but also record it as a Podcast. Because social isolation for 12 months makes you do ... possibly regrettable things. So if you're interested in me recounting all the nitty-gritty details that I remember poorly from 20 odd years ago, coupled with a progressive American take, then this is the PODCAST FOR YOU!
If you want to read along but don't have all the issues in question, then these nice people will sell you them for a reasonable price
We're releasing it as a special sneak preview exclusively for this message board, with not one ,but TWO episodes of the Podcast online for your amusement. Please bear in mind that we're new at this , so there are likely to be some issues that we haven't ironed out yet. Feedback is welcome. Here or on Twitter @podTGDR .

Episode 1 : The Adventures of Nikolai Dante
Episode 2 : The Romanov Dynasty
« Last Edit: 15 April, 2021, 10:08:51 AM by Bolt-01 »

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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #1 on: 26 February, 2021, 06:54:43 PM »
Wow - that sounds fantastic. Thanks for flagging this - a defo listen...

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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #2 on: 26 February, 2021, 06:57:08 PM »
I want to thank you for creating one of  my all time favourite stories. Will be listening....
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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #3 on: 26 February, 2021, 09:16:17 PM »
Excellent! I've just finished my own Dante reread courtesy of those lovely Hachette hardbacks so it's still fresh in my mind. The creator interviews and recollections in those were always a good read, so I'm looking forward to listening to this queuing up dozens of episodes of this that I really am going to listen to when I get a minute. (I feel shamed when my phone passively-aggressively tells me it's stopped downloading new episodes of my favourite podcasts because I'm clearly not interested in listening to the ones in the queue, so I don't know whyI bother, you ungrateful human.)

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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #4 on: 26 February, 2021, 10:18:55 PM »
Some odd formatting on these forum tables, but here's where you can find the stories in the original progs, and who did the art:

The Adventures of Nikolai Dante19971035-1041Simon Fraser
The Romanov Dynasty19971042-1049Simon Fraser
Russia's Greatest Love Machine19971066Chris Weston
The Gentleman Thief19971067-1070Simon Fraser
The Full Dante19971071Charlie Adlard
Moscow Duellists19971072-1075Simon Fraser
The Gulag Apocalyptic19981079-1082Henry Flint
The Trouble With Arbatous19981083Simon Fraser
Cruel Britannia19981084Simon Fraser
The Great Game19981101-1110Simon Fraser
The Octobrianna Seduction19981113-1116Andy Clarke
The Masque Of Dante1998-19991125-1127Charlie Adlard
The Moveable Feast19991128-1130Simon Fraser
Tour Of Duty19991131-1133Charlie Adlard
The Cadre Infernale19991134-1137Simon Fraser
The Hunting Party19991139-1140Andy Clarke
Fists Of Fury19991141Charlie Adlard
Last Dance On The Trans-Siberian Express19991142-1143Charlie Adlard
Cruel Seas19991148-1149John Burns
Requiem For Lost Love19991150John Burns
The Courtship Of Jena Makarov19991161-1172Simon Fraser
Love And War1999p2000Simon Fraser
The Rudinshtein Irregulars20001183-1190John Burns
Love And War20001200-1207John Burns
Battleship Potemkin20001213-1220Simon Fraser
One Last Night In The House Of Sin2000p2001John Burns
The Beguiling20011234-1235Steve Yeowell
Fiends20011236-1239Steve Yeowell
The Romanov Empire20011250-1262John Burns
The Return Of The Gentleman Thief2001-2002p2002, 1273-1274Simon Fraser
The Romanov Job20021280-1287Simon Fraser
Hell And High Water2002-2003p2003, 1322-1328John Burns
The Sea Falcon2003p2004John Burns
Agent Of Destruction2004-2005p2005,1420-1427John Burns
How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You…20051428-1431John Burns
Primal Screams20051433-1436John Burns
Devil's Deal2005p2006John Burns
Usurper20061487-1489John Burns
The Depths20061500-1501John Burns
Dragon's Island20061502-1507John Burns
Sword of the Tsar20061511-1516Simon Fraser
The Road Of Bones2006p2007John Burns
Deadlier Than The Male20071518-1520John Burns
Hellfire20071526-1531Simon Fraser
The Beast of Rudinshtein20071532-1535John Burns
The Dissenter20071537John Burns
Thieves' World20071538-1544Simon Fraser
The Chaperone20071560-1564John Burns
Destiny's Child2007p2008John Burns
The Tsar's Daughter20081578-1580John Burns
Amerika20081589-1599Simon Fraser
Prisoner of the Tsar20081612-1616John Burns
Bring Me The Head of Nikolai Dante2008p2009John Burns
An Army of Thieves and Whores20091629-1634Simon Fraser
Lulu's War20091651-1654Paul Marshall
Hero of the Revolution2009-2010p2010, 1666-1675John Burns
Heroes Be Damned20101679-1684Simon Fraser
A Farewell to Arms20101685Simon Fraser
City of the Damned20101700-1704Simon Fraser
The Master of Kronstadt20101705-1708John Burns
The Memoirs of Nikolai Dante20111731Simon Fraser
Bad Blood20111732-1736Simon Fraser
The Wedding of Jena Makarov2011-2012p2012, 1764-1773Simon Fraser
The Dante Gambit20121774-1779John Burns
Sympathy for the Devil20121786-1791Simon Fraser
Devil May Care20172K40Simon Fraser
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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #5 on: 26 February, 2021, 10:26:03 PM »
Thanks Funt. That's useful info.

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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #6 on: 27 February, 2021, 01:37:34 AM »
I'll definitely be having a listen to this.  Thanks for doing it!
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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #7 on: 27 February, 2021, 09:52:29 AM »
What a splendid idea. I've recently enjoyed the whole thing for the first time thanks to the Hachette collection, so looking forward to these.

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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #8 on: 27 February, 2021, 03:06:49 PM »
this is gonna be so much fun :)

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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #9 on: 27 February, 2021, 03:12:47 PM »
is it just my computer or is ep 1 not loading? ep 2 is fine and all but ep 1 isn't

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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #10 on: 27 February, 2021, 03:15:57 PM »
is it just my computer or is ep 1 not loading? ep 2 is fine and all but ep 1 isn't

No… I've got the same thing. :(
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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #11 on: 27 February, 2021, 03:21:21 PM »
is it just my computer or is ep 1 not loading? ep 2 is fine and all but ep 1 isn't

Yep just about to dig in and Episode 1 isn't there. Episode 2 seems to be there okay though so I'll try that for starters...

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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #12 on: 27 February, 2021, 05:26:06 PM »
I've re-uploaded Ep1 again and it's working now.

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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #13 on: 27 February, 2021, 07:00:40 PM »
I've re-uploaded Ep1 again and it's working now.

Good to hear 'cos I just listened to Episode 2 while doing some stuff around the house this afternoon and its a fascinating listen. It great to hear the insights from inside one of my favourite, if niot my absolute favourite 2000ad strip - and therefore one of my all time favourite comics full stop. Wonderfully detailed, Edie is fantastically insightful and obviously the conversation is relaxed and there's chemistry between the 'presenters'.

I'll defo be going back to listen to episode 1 but I'm actually looking forward to episode 3 more. For some reason I'm really REALLY intrigued to hear what one of the creators thinks when someone else takes over their part. So looking forward to how you feel about other artists work on a creation that's clearly very important to you.

Brilliant stuff and thanks for resurrecting episode 1.

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Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« Reply #14 on: 27 February, 2021, 09:42:16 PM »
Listened to episode #1 and really enjoyed the easy banter. Love: space egg, chess horses. Also fascinating to hear how little feedback the creators were getting from editorial - sounds a little "The Man From Del Monte ... He Commission Another Series".

Random synchronicity: I'm Scottish and am married to an American who's younger than me. And your accent is sounding a little bit Ross & Cromarty, Simon - am I close?

The long tongues of the Imperial Seductri (sic) ... reminds me of a Kevin Bloody Wilson song called "Breathe Through My Ears". Deffo NSFW lyrics!

Pansexual? (As a label for a reinvented Dante.) There is that thing with the bearded lady in a future episode.
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