Sunday, October 6, 2019

Mega City Book Club 103: The Fall of Deadworld


On a sunny August morning I visited Huntington to run 5K and then popped into Niche comics to record an episode about the first volume of The Fall of Deadworld by Kek-W and Dave Kendall. Garry Hill tells me all about the book, about the wonders of Parkrun, the joys of an independent comic shop, and the upcoming first meeting of the 2000AD Eastern contingent.

Get your copy from the 2000AD online store, or from Niche comics themselves. You can find a list of episodes so far and all the upcoming books on the Facebook page, follow the podcast on Twitter, and on instagram, or email me comments and suggestions to MCBCpodcast@gmail.com
 

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Mega City Book Club 102: Dice Man

Brett Harris joins me down the line from Oz to introduce me to the gaming and artistic delights of 2000AD’s Dice Man. Along the way we discuss the multiple talents of Pat Mills and the cartooning genius of Hunt Emerson.

And check out Brett’s reviews on the Geek Syndicate website along with his interview with Dave Gibbons.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Mega City Book Club 101: Invasion 1984!

My guest is Stephen "Buttonman" Watson, the master of the letters to Tharg database, and he's picked a marvellous bit of Space Invaders action from the pages of Battle comic.

Find out which prog your letter or artwork was published in by consulting the Beast, or join in the fun on the forum LettersEntertainYou thread.

And get your copy of Invasion 1984! from the 2000AD store.

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Mega City Book Club 100: The Man from Nowhere


Episode 100! And I'm joined by my guest from the very first episode, Simon Belmont, to discuss the classic adventures of Dan Dare in a collected edition from 1979. Huge thanks to all my guests and contributors so far and please stay tuned for the next 100 episodes.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Mega City Book Club 99: Hook Jaw

Liam Dempsey from the trek-tastic Spocklight podcast is my guest to discuss the controversial history of Action comic and the runaway success of the lead story, Hook Jaw. We boldly go where no killer great white shark has gone before.

You can still get your copy of the Titan collection, and also check out the sequel story by Si Spurier and Conor Boyle.

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Mega City Book Club 98: True Faith


I'm back in the Betsey Trotwood pub for my annual visit with Alex Frith of the Heroes of 2000AD blog, and we've got some very early Garth Ennis to discuss, as well as some thoughts about the British comic Crisis.

Track down a copy and let us know what you think about the reproduction of Warren Pleece's art, or if you want to review Preacher on the podcast.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Mega City Book Club 97: Metalzoic

I met up with Nathan Duck in the bar at Lawless to operate on our own brains, and to discuss the weird and the wonderful Metalzoic from Pat Mills and Kevin O'Neill. If you want to skip our Kingmaker spoilers than jump from 1:25 to 3:45.

Check out Nathan's own writing in the upcoming Scarlet Traces anthology.

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Mega City Book Club 96: Big Finish Comic Adaptations

I've brought Brian Doob back on the podcast to review the Big Finish audio adaptations of two Doctor Who stories by Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons. We previously reviewed the comics themselves on episode 66. Check out Brian's other podcasts at British Invaders and Hooked on Bond

Get the full cast audio adventures from BigFinish.com

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Mega City Book Club 95: Robo-Hunter

I met up with artist Damian Edwardson at the Lawless convention to talk about the funniest robot saga of all time by John Wagner and Ian Gibson. There is some background bar noise which I have suppressed as best I can.

Do check out Damian and Helena's work at artninetwo.com and on their Facebook group.

And get your copy of the first volume of Sam Slade's adventures from Hachette or digitally from the 2000AD store.

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Mega City Book Club 94: Nemesis the Warlock

It's free comic book day in London and I'm joined in a noisy cafe by Brother Sheridan Kelly to discuss the Hachette collections's first volume of Nemesis stories by Brothers Pat Mills, Kevin O'Neill, and Jesus Redondo.

Gheck out Brother Sheridan's Prog slog blog, and get your Nemesis copy from Hachette, or from the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Mega City Book Club 93: Rok of the Reds

Tony Esmond from the Awesome Comics podcast is my guest to discuss some science fiction soccer action by Wagner, Grant, Cornwell, Bulmer and Campbell. Check out his podcast and the Awesome Comics anthology, and get your own copy of Rok of the Reds.

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mega City Book Club 92: The Thirteenth Floor

Peter Adamson from the splendid Where Eagles Dare podcast joins me to review volume one of the Thirteenth Floor by Wagner, Grant and Ortiz. Horror is taken to the Max!

Check out the Where Eagles Dare podcast and facebook page.

And get your copy from the 2000AD store.

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Mega City Book Club 91: El Mestizo

Paul Trimble is the organiser of the Enniskillen Comic Fest, and he has brought along a great book, El Mestizo by Alan Hebden and Carlos Ezquerra, which is now getting the attention it deserves thanks to a fine new collection from the Treasury of British Comics.

Check out the Facebook page for Enniskillen Comic Fest.

And get your copy of El Mestizo from the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Mega City Book Club 90: Absalom

Alan Fisher joins me from sunny California to discuss the supernatural police adventures of Harry Absalom by Gordon Rennie and Tiernen Trevallion. Cleaning up his manor one demon at a time!

And check out Tweeterhead to vote for your favourite character for a new range of high quality maquette statues based on some of Tharg's greatest thrills.

You can get your copy of Absalom from the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Mega City Book Club 89: Origins

Ben K Sy is the owner and chief admin of the 1977-2000AD Facebook group, the friendliest place to discuss the galaxy's greatest comic on the internet. And he's brought Judge Dredd: Origins to the book club to discuss Wagner and Ezquerra's 30th anniversary classic that delves back to the earliest days of the judges' takeover of America.

Got your copy from the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Mega City Book Club 88: Comic Scene

Tony Foster is the editor of the fabulous Comic Scene magazine which is jam-packed full of great articles about 2000AD and comics of all varieties. He joins me to talk about the behind the scenes work that goes into producing the magazine. Get your copy from your local newsagent or comic shop, or shop for back issues and digital issues at the Comic Scene online store.

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Mega City Book Club 87: The Simping Detective

It's another pubcast as I meet up with Damian Lubanski to chat about 2000AD in some fabulous Polish hardback editions, and then to discuss The Simping Detective by Si Spurrier and Frazer Irving. Check out both Damian and the Southern Contingent on Twitter.

Get your copy from the 2000AD store.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Mega City Book Club 86: Mek Files 3

Julius Howe is back on the podcast to talk about original art collecting, the legacy of Carlos Ezquerra, and the third volume of the ABC Warriors. Check out the art of Carlos Ezquerra facebook page for more details.

And pick up your copy of the Mek Files from the 2000AD online store.

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Mega City Book Club 85: A History of Violence

Jamie Beamish is my guest to talk about a journey into modern noir by John Wagner and Vince Locke. We also discuss Jamie's own career as an actor.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Mega City Book Club 84: Black Max


I'm back in a London pub with Keith Richardson to discuss Black Max from the pages of Thunder comics, and to talk about some great upcoming releases from the Treasury of British Comics in 2019.

Get your copy of Black Max from the 2000AD store.

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