Never Iron Anything The Comics Review Show.
Episode 93 - Tony and Damian talk ‘Violent Cases’.

Episode 93 - Tony and Damian talk ‘Violent Cases’.

July 16, 2021

On this episode Tony is joined by comics creator, Podcaster and artist Damian Edwardson.

The pair talk about the Graphic Novella 'Violent Cases' from Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean.

What is good? What is bad? What is well done? What is the history of the book and the creators? Sit back and listen to a proper review.

You can find Damian and the Art Collective 'Art Nine Two' here and follow them on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 92 - Tom and Tony talk about the comics of John Porcellino.

Episode 92 - Tom and Tony talk about the comics of John Porcellino.

July 9, 2021

'Let him step to the music he hears.'

This week Tom returns and chats about the comics and zines of the brilliant John Porcellino.

The pair focus in on King Cat Comics and Stories but stray into what makes a Diary Comic.

Not one to miss.

You can find Tom's podcast That Comics Smell here and follow them on Twitter right here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 91 - ‘The Valiant’ chat with Eamonn Clarke.

Episode 91 - ‘The Valiant’ chat with Eamonn Clarke.

July 3, 2021

On this episode Tony and Eamonn chat about the mini series 'The Valiant' from 2014.

Why is this a good example of an event series?

To someone new to the Valiant Universe is it a good choice?

All will be answered...

You can catch up with Eamonn's podcast here, follow him on Twitter and donate to his MIND Charity raffle right here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 90 - Tony and Al talk about Lobo!

Episode 90 - Tony and Al talk about Lobo!

June 24, 2021

'Shut up an' drink yer Mai Tai!'

This week Al Henderson returns and he and Tony discuss the first Lobo mini series from 1990 by Keith Giffen, Alan Grant and Simon Bisley.

Many things are discussed from Lobo's cultural significance to who would have the balls to write, draw and publish The Main Man in 2021.

Tony also has a rant about a certain appalling recent comic!

You can find Al's comics here and follow him on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening. 

Episode 89 - Talking Usagi Yojimbo with Steve Sims.

Episode 89 - Talking Usagi Yojimbo with Steve Sims.

June 11, 2021

'Revenge is a strong emotion Usagi'

This week Steve Sims sits down with Tony and the pair talk Rabbit Samurai.

Usagi Yojimbo has been a staple of indie creator owned comics since 1984 with the always excellent Stan Sakai at the helm. Get in on the ground floor with this series before it hits Netflix and the rest of the world comes to its senses!

You can also hear about Steve's own anthropomorphic series Beast Hunting Battle Badgers. Buy a copy here and follow Steve and his art here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 88 - Talking Power Man and Iron Fist with Dave Robertson.

Episode 88 - Talking Power Man and Iron Fist with Dave Robertson.

June 4, 2021

'Reva who died.'

This week Tony and Dave Robertson sat down and chatted about Power Man and Iron Fist #68 (1981). Written by the brilliant Mary Jo Duffy with Pencils by Kerry Gammill this is a cracker.

Just watch out for the blue gorilla with a grumpy dude's head!

You can follow Dave here and buy his comics here.

Many thanks for listening. 

Episode 87 -’ Enemy Ace: War Idyll’ by George Pratt a conversation with Alan Henderson.

Episode 87 -’ Enemy Ace: War Idyll’ by George Pratt a conversation with Alan Henderson.

May 31, 2021

'I'll always be a soldier...'

This week Tony is joined by regular co-host Alan Henderson and they discuss the criminally underappreciated Enemy Ace: War Idyll by George Pratt.

This is a book that shows what painted comics can do and is a revelation in art and words.

You can find comics by Alan here and follow him on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 86 - Criminals and Kung Fu! with Eamonn Clarke.

Episode 86 - Criminals and Kung Fu! with Eamonn Clarke.

May 15, 2021

This week co-host Eamonn Clarke returns to discuss 'The Deadly Hands of Criminal', the other comics from Sean Phillips and Ed Brubaker and some thrilling martial arts related comics.

The pair talk story, influences and art in this wide-ranging conversation. You'll be definitely ordering some books after hearing this one - just avoid anything where Bolo Yeung has a moustache!

Have a listen to The Mega City Book Club from Eamonn here and follow him on Twitter right here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 85 - Chatting about ‘Slaine: The Horned God’ with Ian Ashcroft.

Episode 85 - Chatting about ‘Slaine: The Horned God’ with Ian Ashcroft.

May 7, 2021

On this episode Tony sits down with the artist Ian Ashcroft to talk about one of his major artistic influences. 'The Horned God' is a book that features two Titans of the medium with Pat Mills on writing and Simon Bisley on painted art.

With an artist on hand the hosts dig into the process and how styles changed even within the first volume of this ground-breaking comic saga. 

They also discuss how the words resonate over the decades still. This really is an episode you don't want to miss.

You can catch up on Instagram with Ian here and head over to his excellent Patreon right here!

Many thanks for listening.

Episoe 84 - Early Image Comics with Pete Davies.

Episoe 84 - Early Image Comics with Pete Davies.

May 3, 2021

'Mebbe?' 

This week Comics creator, podcaster and designer Pete Davies returns to the podcast and talks with Tony about the early days of Image Comics.

He and Tony each choose three random comics from that period and talk about their good/bad points with some historical context. What is the nostalgia factor? Was it all about the money? What was the good that came out of it regarding creator rights?

Will Troll #1 make the cut? You'll have to listen to find out.

You can find more about Pete and The Brand Magazine here and follow him on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening.

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