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'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! Yo…
 
'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.…
 
'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 li…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
'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 …
 
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 Twitt…
 
'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 chara…
 
'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 to…
 
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…
 
'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 a…
 
'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 c…
 
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 Kickstart…
 
'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…
 
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 Tribu…
 
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