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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #525 on: 19 August, 2019, 08:09:03 am »
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« Reply #526 on: 19 August, 2019, 11:10:25 am »
Congrats on 100 episodes Eamonn! So many great conversations about so many great books!

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« Reply #527 on: 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?

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« Reply #528 on: 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.

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« Reply #529 on: 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.


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« Reply #530 on: 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.

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« Reply #531 on: 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...

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« Reply #532 on: 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.

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« Reply #533 on: 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)
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« Reply #534 on: 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!)

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Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Reply #535 on: 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.


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« Reply #537 on: 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

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« Reply #538 on: 21 August, 2019, 10:27:55 am »
So nervious to be on this great pcast  :lol:
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« Reply #539 on: 21 August, 2019, 12:17:29 pm »
Congrats on the 100!

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

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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: