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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.