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Episode 83 - Perez, Taskmaster and Mr Henderson.

Episode 83 - Perez, Taskmaster and Mr Henderson.

April 26, 2021

This week comics creator, fan and regular co-host Al Henderson takes the reins and Tony suggests Avengers #195 & #196 for the pair to read and discuss.

George Perez, David Michelinie and the debut of The Taskmaster make for a nostalgic brew of comics discussion that isn't to be missed.

You can find Alan's comics here and you can follow him on Twitter right here.

Sign up for the pre-release of Atomic Hercules: Weapon of Mass Destruction right here.

many thanks for listening. 

Episode 82 - Grandville by Bryan Talbot (with Rich Sheaf).

Episode 82 - Grandville by Bryan Talbot (with Rich Sheaf).

April 22, 2021

'He's croaked!'

This week Tony is re-joined by The Don of British comics Mr Richard Sheaf. The pair set about dissecting Grandville volume 1. They also talk about the brilliant back catalogue of this great writer/artist - Luther Arkwright anyone?

Here's a link to the video of Bryan himself talking about the tradition of anthropomorphic comics characters. 

We also hear about Rich's ongoing mission to blog every single day about all manner of British comics goodness. You can find his site here and follow Rich on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening. 

Episode 81 - ‘Box Office Poison’ a review with Tom Stewart.

Episode 81 - ‘Box Office Poison’ a review with Tom Stewart.

April 16, 2021

'Do you sell rope?'

Tony and returning guest host Tom Stewart discuss the nineties black and white slice of life series Box Office Poison by Alex Robinson.

This is a story about regular people and the intertwining relationships and friendships that they experience over a few short years in New York. Collected in one volume this is insightful and touching and highly recommended.

You can find Tom and the That Comic Smell Podcast on Twitter here and listen here.

You can also follow Tribute Press here and sign up for their Patreon here.

Many thanks for listening. 

 

Episode 80 - ‘Alone’ by Chaboute with Guest host Sarah Harris.

Episode 80 - ‘Alone’ by Chaboute with Guest host Sarah Harris.

April 9, 2021

This week Tony is re-joined by comics artist and editor Sarah Harris. In a new segment entitled 'Challenge Sarah' she and Tony discuss the English translation of the award winning 'Alone' by Christophe Chaboute.

Prepare to have your heart broken by the story of a man on a lonely island who begins to realise that there may be a chance to escape, not least of all through his imagination.

What a book!

You can follow Sarah on Twitter here and enjoy her adventures as she edits the new Awesome Comics Podcast anthology.

You can also sign up to the new Tribute Press Patreon right here.

Many thanks for listening. 

 

Episode 79 - ‘This Man…This Monster!’ Fantastic Four #51 with Eamonn Clarke.

Episode 79 - ‘This Man…This Monster!’ Fantastic Four #51 with Eamonn Clarke.

April 3, 2021

'He paid the price...and, he paid it...like a man!'

This week Tony is joined again by co-host and comics student Eamonn Clarke. The pair sit down and discuss one of the greatest comics of all time.

Not only do they discuss the content of Fantastic Four #51 but also what was happening at the time at Marvel Comics. There's a wealth of books on Jack and Stan and these two have read all of them, so you'll have to take notes!

This is also Part 1 or a two-part Comics Podcasting Crossover. Make sure that you tune into the next episode of the Mega City Book Club Podcast here and you can find out all about a piece of amazing Kirby art from Fantastic Four #51!! Not to be missed.

You can also follow Eamonn and his investigations into comics on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening.

 

Episode 78 - ‘Hitman’ with Alan Purdie.

Episode 78 - ‘Hitman’ with Alan Purdie.

March 26, 2021

'Do the thing wit' the trunk...'

This week Tony is joined by comics creator and fan Alan Purdie and the pair discuss DC Comics' Hitman series and the focus on issue #34 and the later JLA/Hitman two issue mini-series from 2007.

How does Tommy fit in with the more traditional DC heroes and were Garth Ennis and John McCrea right in returning to this character so many years later?

This is a cracking episode! If you haven't read Hitman then now is the time to catch up.

You can find Alan on Twitter right here.  

Many thanks for listening.

 

Episode 77 - ‘We3′ with Alan Henderson.

Episode 77 - ‘We3′ with Alan Henderson.

March 22, 2021

On this episode Tony sits down with returning co-host and Penguin herder Mr. Alan Henderson and talks about the three issue mini series from 2004 called We3.

They discuss the story and script by Grant Morrison and dissect the art by Frank Quitely from the heady days of Vertigo Comics. Oh, how we miss them.

You can check out Alan's hot new Kickstarter here and follow him on Twitter right here.

Many thanks for listening.

 

Episode 76 - ‘The Incredible Hulk #312′ with Dave Robertson.

Episode 76 - ‘The Incredible Hulk #312′ with Dave Robertson.

March 19, 2021

'Lord, why didn't I remember to bring a bottle with me?'

In this episode Tony welcomes comics creator and podcaster Dave Robertson back to the co-host chair. The pair discuss one of the biggest game-changers in Hulk comics history and one that is also quite controversial.

What are the slightly dodgy origins of this book and does it stand as a great comic on it's own with none of that background nonsense?

Have a listen to find out.

Find out more about Dave's work by following him on Twitter here and buying his comics right here.

Many thanks for listening.

 

Episode 75 -’ Kickstarters & Patreons’ - a Tribute Press Roundtable.

Episode 75 -’ Kickstarters & Patreons’ - a Tribute Press Roundtable.

March 17, 2021

Tony is joined on this episode by Adam Falp and Darrell Thorpe to discuss the use of Patreons, Kickstarters and more in the small press scene. They also talk about their publishing plans for the upcoming year with Tribute Press and the wider world. 

There is also a NSFW section where Tony makes a prat of himself after the credits!

Head over to Tribute press on Twitter here and their website here.

You can follow Adam here and buy his books right here

You can also buy some of Darrell's comics before he turned to the dark side right here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 74 - ‘Misty’ with Sarah Harris.

Episode 74 - ‘Misty’ with Sarah Harris.

March 12, 2021

This week Tony is joined again by comics creator and mixed media artist Sarah Harris and the pair discuss 'The Sentinels' from Misty comic back in 1978.

This is a formative story and comic for Sarah and she speaks with love and passion for this excellent series. We also get some opinions through from the Godfather of British Comics Mr. Pat Mills! What an episode!

You can find more about Sarah and her artistic ventures by following her on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening.

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