Never Iron Anything The Comics Review Show.
Episode 69 - ‘Strangehaven’ chat with Richard Sheaf.

Episode 69 - ‘Strangehaven’ chat with Richard Sheaf.

February 11, 2021

'So Mote It Be!'

This week the Indiana Jones of Comics History the one and only Mr Richard Sheaf returns to the co-host chair and chats to Tony about the Folk/Mystery/Sci-Fi/Soap Opera 'Strangehaven' by Gary Spencer Millidge.

A series that almost defies explanation. We give it a good go!

You can read Rich's daily blog on the UK Comics Scene right here and follow him on Twitter here.

You can listen to these podcasts and read reviews and recommendations over at the Never Iron Website here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 68 - ‘Astronauts of the Future’ with Dave Robertson.

Episode 68 - ‘Astronauts of the Future’ with Dave Robertson.

February 8, 2021

'It's the end of humanity that's all!'

On this episode Tony is once again joined by comics creator and podcaster Dave Robertson. The pair chat about 'Astronauts of the Future' by Lewis Trondheim and Manu Larcenet.

Trondheim is a true rebel and provocateur and always a fresh voice in comics.

They also discuss Dave's new projects including the freshly released That Comic Smell Comic that you can buy right here! You can also follow Dave and all his comics creating on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 67 - Tony and Adam talk about Satan and Comic Shops.

Episode 67 - Tony and Adam talk about Satan and Comic Shops.

February 6, 2021

'...Do you have an copies of 'Brain Reel'?'

Adam Falp joins Tony to talk about his new issue of Satan's Library. The pair also get into the nuts and bolts of making an underground comic and the comic shops it was inspired by.

There's also some great talk about new and upcoming artists who are pushing against the banality of the mainstream in the US and some in the UK.

Head over to Adam's website here to order a copy now. You can follow the antics of these two degenerates by heading over to the Never Iron Anything site here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 66 - Tony and Raechel talk about the comics of Simon L. Read.

Episode 66 - Tony and Raechel talk about the comics of Simon L. Read.

February 1, 2021

'The Rice is Nice and the Spice is Right!'

Tony is joined by artist, writer and rock star Raechel Leigh Carter to talk about the absurd comics of Simon L. Read.

Simon has been creating underground comics for a few years now about men with huge chins, War-Criminal Grandmothers, Acid Trips, Spicy Ramen Noodles, Girl Parties and much more. 

To impress on the reader the craziness in these comics Tony and Raechel even perform a reading!

You can also pledge to Simon's new Kickstarter right here! And follow him on Twitter here.

You can also buy some of Raechel's art right here

Many thanks for listening.

 

Episode 65 - ‘The Saga of the Swamp Thing’ issue 28 with Eamonn Clarke.

Episode 65 - ‘The Saga of the Swamp Thing’ issue 28 with Eamonn Clarke.

January 30, 2021

'Alec Holland...is...dead..'

This week Eamonn Clarke returns to the co-host seat and talks about Alan Moore and Shawn McManus' issue of this series. A book that at first sight is a ghost story set in the Swamp Thing Universe but is in fact much more!

How does this story change the dynamics of this character and what exactly is it setting up for the future? This is an amazing series that everyone should experience.

There's also an appearance of the new sponsor - Do you want to join a cult? I know I do!

You can listen to Eamonn's excellent podcast by visiting the Mega City Book Club podcast here. You can also follow Eamonn and his love for comics on Twitter here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 64 -’Alec’ by Eddie Campbell with Simon Russell.

Episode 64 -’Alec’ by Eddie Campbell with Simon Russell.

January 22, 2021

'A Rambling Life Adventure'.

Tony is joined by guest host Simon Russell and they talk about the semi/pseudo autobiographical comics series 'Alec' by Eddie Campbell. They focus on the 'Doggie in the Window' issue but the conversation reaches throughout Mr Campbell's career.

Simon talks about his personal connection to this brilliant creator and Tony talks about an embarrassing drunken incident!

Genuinely this is not to be missed!

You can find more comics from Simon at his website here or on Twitter here

Simon is also hard at work on Aces Weekly as a designer and you can find copies at their website here.

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 63 - ‘The Uncanny X-Men’ issue 201 with Pete Davies.

Episode 63 - ‘The Uncanny X-Men’ issue 201 with Pete Davies.

January 15, 2021

'Give us a break Fuzzy-Elf!'

This week Tony is joined by The PXD himself Pete Davies. They sit down and chat about issue 201 of The Uncanny X-Men and discuss why it was considered such an important issue.

They also discuss the art of Rick Leonardi and Whilce Portacio and the writing of Chris Claremont. (And Rogue's lack of decent sportswear!)

They also touch upon a rather creepy kiss in space!

You can find Pete on Instagram here and on Twitter here. You also need to listen to the end of the podcast where he announces a big new project!

Many thanks for listening.

Episode 62 - ‘Superman For All Seasons’ with Al Henderson.

Episode 62 - ‘Superman For All Seasons’ with Al Henderson.

January 11, 2021

'Folks tend to call him "The Man of Steel" nowadays.'

Co-Host Al Henderson returns to talk about the Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale 'Superman For All Seasons'. This takes us from picket-fenced Smallville to Luthor run Metropolis.

Each of the four chapters are narrated by different figures in Clark's life.

This is a classic American story. Told on a beautiful canvas and with an eye to personal detail and some great action.

This episode is not to be missed.

You can catch up with Al's brilliant comics here and follow him on Twitter here.

Many thanks for reading.

Episode 61 - Hard Lessons in Small Press with Adam Falp.

Episode 61 - Hard Lessons in Small Press with Adam Falp.

December 21, 2020

'Panel 2 - A Deadly Cock in the Eye.'

Tony and Adam Falp discuss the highs, lows and lessons learned in creating a new small press imprint. Covering subjects such as collaboration, designated roles, reviews, sales and printing.

Tony also is more than preoccupied with getting Adam to draw people pooping!

Have a listen and learn from some mistakes made on the road to Tribute Press.

You can find these titles and more over at the Tribute Press Store.

Many thanks for listening.

 

Episode 60 - ‘The Winter of the Cartoonist’ by Paco Roca with Tom Stewart.

Episode 60 - ‘The Winter of the Cartoonist’ by Paco Roca with Tom Stewart.

December 18, 2020

'It's a Comics Magazine!'

Guest-Host Tom Stewart returns and discusses the works of Paco Roca with Tony. 'The Winter of the Cartoonist' represents a major piece of comics history and also contains some mastery of the comics medium.

This is a Graphic Novel that will make you fall in love with Roca's work!

You can find Tom talking on his regular podcast That Comics Smell here and follow their Dundee based antics here.

Many thanks for listening.

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