Never Iron Anything The Comics Review Show.
Episode 135 - Fantastic Four - Full Circle.

Episode 135 - Fantastic Four - Full Circle.

November 29, 2022

This week Tony and Eamonn discuss the recent classic by Alex Ross 'Fantastic Four - Full Circle'.

Easily one of our books of the year we discuss it's long gestation period and some interesting origins as well as the brilliant art.

The hosts also ponder on whether you can go back and revisit a classic? 

Find Eamonn online and have a listen to his always excellent Mega City Book Club podcast and follow him on Twitter.

You can also buy copies of the charity comic 'DUI' that Eamonn edited by visiting the store here.

Many thanks for listening. 

Episode 134 - Batman: Faces by Matt Wagner.

Episode 134 - Batman: Faces by Matt Wagner.

November 17, 2022

Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight issues 28-30.

This week it's time for Tony and Al to discuss the brilliant storyline from Matt Wagner that featured in Legends of the Dark Knight. 

They also discuss this ground-breaking run of comics as well as the other work of Mage and Grendel creator Matt Wagner. Loads of recommendations you'll want to follow up on!

You can find more of Al's comics over at his online store here.

Many thanks for listening. 

Episode 133 - Nottingham Comicon Panel with Roger Langridge.

Episode 133 - Nottingham Comicon Panel with Roger Langridge.

October 31, 2022

'What makes a good AutoBio Comic?'

This week we have something a little different from the podcast. Tony, Al and Eamonn have been on the road. Nottingham Comicon kindly offered the boys a slot to host a panel on Autobiographical Comics. So along with guest and comics professional Roger Langridge they get into why we are so obsessed with the lives of others. 

FYI - This is a live panel - but the quality is still pretty good.

You can read Roger's comics for free here. Then go and buy a copy at this splendid page!

You can have a listen to Eamonn on his podcast right here and buy copies of DUI 2 right here.

You can also stalk Mr Henderson and grab copies of his brilliant daily Penned Guin strips right here.

Many thanks for listening. 

 

Episode 132 - American Flagg.

Episode 132 - American Flagg.

October 25, 2022

This week Tony is re-joined by co-hosts Alan Henderson and Johnny Cannon to discuss the the first three issues of  'American Flagg'. Also known as 'Hard Times'.

This is a series that isn't easy to find online or in reprints but represents one of the main influences on the comics revolution that followed.

We hear about the writing, art, influences and contemporaries of Howard Chaykin. 

Not to be missed.

You can find the comics of Alan by visiting his shop here.

You can also find Johnny's comics here at his shop.

Many thanks for listening. 

 

Episode 131 - John Byrne - Artists Roundtable.

Episode 131 - John Byrne - Artists Roundtable.

October 3, 2022

This week Tony is joined by two great comics artists to spend an hour or two to examine and discuss the art of John Byrne.

Cliff Cumber and Ian Ashcroft lead Tony and the listener through two of Mr B's long-running series and talk about their highs and the pressure from the industry.

You can find more about Cliff by following and subscribing to his Substack right here.

You can also watch the rise of Ian and his spectacular art by signing up for his Patreon right here.

Both are highly recommended!

Many thanks for listening.

 

Episode 130 - Punisher: Circle of Blood.

Episode 130 - Punisher: Circle of Blood.

September 21, 2022

This week Tony is joined by his ACP Pod Brother Dan Butcher to discuss an eighties classic.

The five issue Punisher mini series from 1986 that has become known as 'Circle of Blood'.

The pair also discuss the changes that have happened to Frank over the years, all the way up to the most recent and current Jason Aaron written series. Is there still a hope for this character under modern sensibilities?

You can find all about Dan's long-running series by visiting the site right here. You can also read single issues on the Comichaus reading app. 

Many thanks for listening. 

Episode 129 - Daytripper

Episode 129 - Daytripper

September 6, 2022

'People die every day'

This week Tony is joined by Tom Stewart to discuss the Vertigo classic Daytripper from Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba.

Warnings - not only does this contain spoilers but it is also a comic series that will break your heart!

A highly recommended purchase that you will not soon forget.

Why not also pop over and have a listen to That Comic Smell here and follow their antics here.

Many thanks for listening.

 

Episode 128 - The Bojeffries Saga.

Episode 128 - The Bojeffries Saga.

August 25, 2022

'Something's happening in my pyjamas.'

Co-Host Al Henderson returns to chat with Tony about Alan Moore and Steve Parkhouse's brilliantly crazy story The Bojeffries Saga.

Who are these strange characters who live in a terraced house in Northampton! That one looks like a werewolf!

Genuinely one of the funniest comics you'll read.

You can find Alan and his Penned Guins at his site here and you can stalk him on Twitter right here.

Many thanks for listening. 

Episode 127 - Star Trek Comics!

Episode 127 - Star Trek Comics!

August 11, 2022

This week Dundee's own Dave Robertson returns to the pod to talk about Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga. This is the collection of the 1985 DC Comics series issues 9-16.

The pair discuss the writing of Mike W. Barr, the art of Tom Sutton and Ricardo Villagran and some great Trek moments.

Have a listen and let us know what you think at neverironanything@gmail.com

You can catch up with Dave's own comics over at his website here and follow him on Twitter here. Keep an eye out for his new anthology 'Reject All' coming soon.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 126 - A Discussion on the art of Val Mayerik.

Episode 126 - A Discussion on the art of Val Mayerik.

July 29, 2022

This week Tony is joined by two outstanding artists to discuss the fantastic comics art of Val Mayerik.

Cliff Cumber ('Tony Osmond is a Movie Star' & 'DUI') and Ian Ashcroft ('Hellbreaker' & 'Kia Wordsmith') provide some great insight into the extensive catalogue of Mayerik and the way his style has changed between projects.

Well worth a listen.

You can find Ian on Instagram here and follow his art over on Patreon here.

You can also follow Cliff on Twitter here and sign up for his new comics centric mailer here

Many thanks for listening. 

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