The Fleetway Files
Published by Hibernia
Review by Luke Williams
With the “Treasury of British Comics” an obvious success, Hibernia, who led the way in celebrating out of print IPC properties, are still cranking out retrospectives and strips. Having already published quite a few collections of articles on Fleetway work, Luke peruses their latest (and when he means “latest” – he means it was released ages ago and he’s taken ages to read it, so this is old news.)
Luke’s finding the Prog’ a tad dull at the moment. So, he figured he’d write about one of his favourite comics, ever, which, by coincidence, has strong connections to the Galaxy’s Greatest
Why All British Comic Fans Of A Certain Age Should Read DC’s “Hitman”
By Luke Williams
Occasionally in writing for this blog’ I’ll veer away from 2000AD. Sometimes there is a comic that has very close ties to the the Galaxy’s Greatest or its stablemates. This maybe because of the creative team or it shares a sensibility with the publications of the House Of Tharg. “Hitman” meets both criteria.
The guys interview ‘The Most Handsomest Man in Comics‘ – Leigh Gallagher!
The Original episode blurb from way back.
‘It’s another interview episode and this week the guys talk to 2000AD artist extraordinaire Leigh Gallagher and get his inside story on Defoe, his views on internet critics and the UK convention scene, but unfortunately not his sisters phone number.
WARNING : Due to the levels or raw manliness in this episode women are advised not to listen in order avoid unwanted pregnancy. Thank you.’
Podcast available via iTunes or the Libsyn Webpage as a direct download.
This year’s 2000AD FCBD contribution was an “all ages” take on some of our favourite characters. But this isn’t The Mighty One’s first attempt. The last published venture by the House of Tharg to create a younger / all ages title looked to capitalise on a certain mid ’90s film. Luke takes a look so you don’t have to. You’re welcome.
Judge Dredd : Lawman Of The Future
By Luke Williams
Having stretched the definition of the term “potted history” to breaking point, Luke presents the final installment. Wagner & Ezquerra return to the strip they created, Luke whines about the whole resurrection thing and takes a brief look at some of the SD related tat available.
With lots of fuss over the film adaptation of the nineties Mills / Skinner creation “Accident Man” Luke fishes his copy of the Titan books collection from the dustier end of his bookshelf.