Atomic. Bacteriological. Chemical. No, not the laundry schedule for the Ulysses (although Clive’s socks do require extra attention after a week in a vac-suit cleaning CycloMedia’s solar panels). We’re talking about classic 2000AD strip The ABC Warriors. They’ve been a constant feature of the comic since 1979, so there’s a lot to talk about. Join the robot revolution!
A highly influential take on the notion of the superhero team that would arguably lead to the cinematic version of The Avengers that we know and like quite a bit. But who are The Authority, and why should we care?
Rob, Clive and CycloMedia lay out the characters and story beats of a comics series that still has a lot of bite.
Mon Dieu! Rob and Clive peek into the world of French SFF, with a nose around Les Adventures Extraordinaires de Adele Blanc-Sec. A crazy steam-punk mash-up, part Indiana Jones, part Amelie, part Tintin, with a wink to Melies. Mummies! Pterodactyls! Bringing people back from the dead! It’s all in here!
We apologise in advance for the ‘Allo ‘Allo-style dodgy French accents.
Rob and Clive celebrate a real milestone in comics storytelling–Bryan Talbot’s remarkable The Adventures Of Luther Arkwright. Prepare for some deeply, heavily biased fan-boi action. If you haven’t read this one, you really should.
Who does a best of the year show before the year’s up? Not us, hombre! We’ve made sure 2014 is good and dead before we drop our verdict.
Join Rob and Clive. with Speakeasy playmates Graham Williams, Keith Eyles, Chris Rogers, Simon Aitken, Neil Myers, Dominic Wade and Stuart Wright in our epic exploration of the art and events that made 2014 the fourteenth year of the 21st century.