Space Spinner 2000 ep 74

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 74

In our thrilling seventy-fourth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 241-244  of 2000 AD, covering December of 1981. Join us as Matt Tallon gets revenge, Ace Trucking gets jacked, Nemesis gets stabbed, Rogue Trooper gets laid out, and Judge Dredd gets his man, but at what cost!?

Thrills Covered:

  • Ace Trucking Co.
  • Mean Arena
  • Future Shocks
  • Judge Dredd
  • Rogue Trooper
  • Nemesis the Warlock
  • Tharg the Mighty

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Song: Don't You Want Me by Human League

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 73

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 73

In our thrilling seventy-third episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with the 1982 2000 AD Annual (Annuals are dated by the following year). We've been pretty tough on annuals over the years, and this one has some pretty rough sections, but this one is improved greatly by the replacement of legacy comics with awesome classic 2000AD thrills. Besides some interesting new stories, it's a cool chance to hang out with our old friends from Flesh and MACH One!

Thrills Covered:

  • Tharg the Might
  • Secrets of the Command Module, Blackhaw
  • The Pirate and the Polydroid
  • The Incredible World of TV Games
  • Ro-Busters
  • MACH One
  • Tharg's Mighty Puzzle Pieces, Fact File, Dash Decent, the Preying Mantis, 2000AD's Amazing Readers
  • Judge Dredd
  • Tharg's Mighty 2000AD Crossword, How to Draw Judge Dredd
  • Flesh
  • Earthlet's Art Gallery, Alan Grant Interview
  • The Last of the First Ones
  • Fact Files, The Volunteer, Future Sports
  • Tharg Gets...The Call
  • Fact File, Meet the Droids
  • Strontium Dog
  • Could You Replace Might Tharg?, Prog Power, Answers

The Annual on Mega City Book Club: http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2016/12/mega-city-book-club-22-1982-annual.html

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Song: Kids in America by Kim Wilde

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 72

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 72

In our thrilling seventy-second episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 237-240  of 2000 AD, covering November of 1981. Join us as Nemesis the Warlock and Torquemada have a zombie showdown, Rogue Trooper goes topside, Ace Trucking goes down a black hole, Mean Arena goes to Edinburgh, and Mega-City One goes to hell as Block Mania reaches a fever pitch!

Thrills Covered:

  • Rogue Trooper
  • Abelard Snazz
  • Judge Dredd
  • Future Shocks
  • The Mean Arena
  • Nemesis the Warlock
  • Ace Trucking Co.

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Song: Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 71

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 71

In our thrilling seventy-first  episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest comic with the 1982 Judge Dredd Annual (Annuals are dated by the following year). It's the second Dredd Annual, and I think it stands up to the first one. Join us as we meet the fattys, fight space vampires, and take part in a mini-block rumble! We'll also revisit some classic Dredd stories and hang out with our buddies Max Normal and Walter the Wobot. Finally these annuals are pretty good!

Thrills Covered:

  • Anatomy of a Crime
  • Data File Otto Sump, The Judge Dredd Interview, Are You a Mega Mind?
  • The Mean Machine Goes to Town
  • Superbad!, Je Suis La Loi!
  • Walter the Wobot, Fwiend of Dwedd
  • Futuregraph and The First Dredd
  • Murder at the Alfred Hitchcock Block
  • The Vampire Effect
  • Desperadoes of the Cursed Earth
  • The Judge Child Journey, Easy Rider, Data File Max Normal
  • Max Normal, The Pinstripe Freak
  • Hall of Justice, Data File Judge Hershey
  • The Brotherhood of Darkness
  • Lawmaster Road Test, An Ode to Dredd
  • Mega-City Rumble

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Song: Every Little Thing She Does is Magic by The Police

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 70

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 70

In our thrilling seventieth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 232-236 of 2000 AD, covering October of 1981. Join us as Ace Garp his crew and their ship the Speedo Ghost head out into the spaceways, Nemesis starts a jail break, Rogue Trooper heads out to sea, Mean Arena moves to Manchester, the Kid Knee Caper concludes, and Judge Dredd heads out on a Hot Dog Run before BLOCK MANIA BEGINS!

Thrills Covered: 

  • Ace Trucking Co.
  • Rogue Trooper
  • Judge Dredd
  • Nemesis the Warlock
  • Strontium Dog
  • Future Shocks
  • Mean Arena

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Song: It's My Party by Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 69

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 69

In our thrilling sixty-ninth (nice) episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with the 1981 Sci-Fi Special of 2000 AD. This Special contains some excellent Judge Dredd and Nemesis the Warlock stories, and a pair of classic One-Eyed Jack stories that caused a fair amount of debate among the the hosts.

Thrills Covered:

  • Judge Dredd
  • Desert Asteroid Authors, Superman II
  • Southern Comfort
  • Night-Land
  • Tharg the Mighty in ALIEN!
  • One-Eyed Jack
  • Diary of an Alien Editor, Ro-Jaws Technicolour Book Review, Tharg’s Mighty Puzzle Pages
  • Future Shocks
  • Nemesis the Warlock

On the Wall

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Song: Vienna by Ultravox

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 68

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 68

In our thrilling sixty-eighth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 228-231 of 2000 AD, covering September of 1981. Join us as Judges Dredd and Anderson settle Death’s hash, Nemesis plays the blues, we start the Kid-Knee Caper, and Rogue Trooper synths out across Nu-Earth for the first time!

Thrills Covered: 

  • Rogue Trooper
  • Nemesis the Warlock
  • Judge Dredd
  • Mean Arena
  • Strontium Dog
  • Future Shocks

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Song: Prince Charming by Adam and the Ants

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Collection 11 - BAD THRILLS

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Collection 11 - BAD THRILLS

For every silver lining there's an angry dark storm cloud. So it is in the eleventh in our series of Space Spinner 2000 Collections as we cover our least favorite thrills!  These collections have all of our coverage for a specific character or storyline, all in one place. They're a great accompaniment to reading collected versions of 2000AD, or to just hear your favorite thrill all in one place. 

This time we're torturing ourselves for your fun and amusement as we collect the four thrills we've disliked the most so far in our coverage of 2000AD. It's a rogue's gallery of thrill-suckers: Colony Earth, Death Planet, Angel, and Rick Random. We'll talk about what makes these thrills so painful and what could be done to make them better. While we usually pride ourselves on being positive, sometimes you just have to release your anger! Most of these stories haven't been collected in official editions, but you can find Death Planet as part of the Planet of the Damned graphic novel  at the 2000AD webstore, or wherever books are sold.

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/GRN559

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Song: Spirits of the Future by roughNX (find them at https://www.roughnx.com)

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 67

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 67

In our thrilling sixty-seventh episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 223-227 of 2000 AD, covering August of 1981. Join us as we reach the end of Meltdown Man, Johnny Alpha returns to duty, we’ll see the face of Nemesis, and JUDGE DEATH LIVES! We are in goddamn flavor country here!

Thrills Covered: 

  • Tharg the Might
  • Strontium Dog
  • Nemesis the Warlock
  • Judge Dredd
  • Meltdown Man
  • Mean Arena
  • Future Shocks

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Song: Green Door by Shakin Stevens

11.05

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Collection 10 - Harlem Heroes

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Collection 10 - Harlem Heroes

The Heroes fly high in the tenth in our series of Space Spinner 2000 Collections! These collections have all of our coverage for a specific character or storyline, all in one place. They're a great accompaniment to reading collected versions of 2000AD, or to just hear your favorite thrill all in one place. 

This time we're heading out for future sports action with the Harlem Heroes! Basketball, soccer, karate, and freakin' jet packs collide in this awesome prog 1 thrill. We'll meet heroic Heroes like Giant, brian-in-a-jar Louis, evil villains like the murderous cyborg Gruber, and Aeroball teams from all over the world. If you like future sports you'll love the Harlem Heroes! You can find their awesome adventures at the 2000AD webstore, or wherever books are sold.

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/more-titles/GRN380

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Song: Spirits of the Future by roughNX (find them at https://www.roughnx.com)

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Collection 9 - Journey to Hell

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Collection 9 - Journey to Hell

All roads lead to Hell as futuristic bounty hunters Johnny Alpha, Wulf, and the alien The Gronk pursue their quarry to the land of fire and brimestone! It's an awesome Strontium Dog adventure in the ninth in our series of Space Spinner 2000 Collections! ! These collections have all of our coverage for a specific character or storyline, all in one place. They're a great accompaniment to reading collected versions of 2000AD, or to just hear your favorite thrill all in one place. 

This time we're exploring a strange dimension full of skeletal horesmen, flaming rivers, and the devil himself in a story full of action, amazing art, and more than a few CB radio call signs. Journey to Hell was the second apperance of the Strontium Dog series in 2000AD (following its run in the discontinued Starlord) and it arrives here fully formed and super awesome! If you're a fan of Johnny Alpha, 2000AD, or action comics in general, you owe it to yourself to check out Strontium Dog, Journey to Hell! You can find the infernal adventures of Johnny, Wulf, and The Gronk at the 2000AD webstore, or wherever books are sold.

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/strontium-dog/GRN286

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Song: Spirits of the Future by roughNX (find them at https://www.roughnx.com)

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Collection 8 - Robo-Hunter Verdus

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Collection 8 - Robo-Hunter Verdus

Holy Joe Smith! It's the year 2140 and Sam Slade, ace Robo-Hunter, is being sent to the planet Verdus to deal with a massive robot uprising. Along with his robo-meter Cutie and the de-aged and cantankerous Kidd all head out for adventure in the eighth in our series of Space Spinner 2000 Collection! These collections have all of our coverage for a specific character or storyline, all in one place. They're a great accompaniment to reading collected versions of 2000AD, or to just hear your favorite thrill all in one place. 

This time we're headed out to Verdus for some awesome action and hilarious situations! From the sewers full of robo-gators to the streets teaming with empty robo-taxis, to the stately halls of robo-parliament Sam and friends do what they do best, crack wise and bow up robots. It's another great early thrill, and one of the silliest of all time. Check it out, and learn why sometimes saving the day has some unintended consequences! You can find the adventures of Sam Slade in digital omnibus editions at the 2000AD webstore.

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/robo-hunter/GRN364

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Song: Spirits of the Future by roughNX (find them at https://www.roughnx.com)

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 66

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 66

In our thrilling sixty-sixth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 219-222 of 2000 AD, covering July of 1981. Join us as we conclude Portrait of a Mutant, the Mega Rackets roll on, the Jensen Gang strikes, and Nemesis the Warlock returns! CREDO! The second half of 1981 is full of premieres of classic thrill-powered stories, and it all starts here!

Thrills Covered: 

  • Strontium Dog
  • Mean Arena
  • Judge Dredd
  • Future Shocks
  • Meltdown Man
  • Nemesis the Warlock
  • Tharg the Mighty

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Song: Ghost Town by The Specials

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Collection 7 - Flesh Book 1

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Collection 7 - Flesh Book 1

Head 'em and move 'em out! From the 23rd century AD to 65 million years ago, it's time to feed the hungry mouths of the future with Flesh! Join Earl Reagan, Claw Carver, and the hag Tyrannosaurus Rex herself Old One Eye in the seventh in our series of Space Spinner Collections! These collections have all of our coverage for a specific character or storyline, all in one place. They're a great accompaniment to reading collected versions of 2000AD, or to just hear your favorite thrill all in one place. 

This time we're heading out into the frontier of millions years ago to drive herds of angry dinos and eventually be killed by them. Tough cowboy Earl Reagan leads the cast of time traveling cowpokes as they fight everything from giant alligators to bloodthirsty giant spiders to tyrannosaurs with three human heads thanks to a crazy time-travel mixup! It's a great early thrill. Check it out and learn why Flesh is always on the menu! You can find several of the great early adventures of the Flesh series in a paperback or digital omnibus edition at the 2000AD webstore:

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/more-titles/GRN417

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Song: Spirits of the Future by roughNX (find them at https://www.roughnx.com)

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Collection 6 - Judge Cal

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Collection 6 - Judge Cal

KLEG HAI! The insane Judge Cal has taken control of Mega-City One and it's up to Judge Dredd, Judge Giant, and a rag tag team of instructors and kings of underground rivers to stop him in the sixth in our series of Space Spinner Collections! These collections have all of our coverage for a specific character or storyline, all in one place. They're a great accompaniment to reading collected versions of 2000AD, or to just hear your favorite thrill all in one place. 

This week it's time for resistance with the saga of Judge Cal. following the events of the Cursed Earth, Dredd returns home to find the powerful Cal out to get him, and when the Chief Judge is murdered, all hell breaks loose! The third great Dredd mega-epic, Judge Cal is the always relevant story of a mad tyrant coming to power and a determined resistance taking him down. You can find Dredd's war against Cal in paperback at the 2000AD webstore:

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/more-dredd/XB432

Or in digital and paperback as part of the Judge Dredd Complete Case Files

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/dredd-case-files/GRN266

 

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Song: Spirits of the Future by roughNX (find them at https://www.roughnx.com)

 

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 65

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 65

In our thrilling sixty-fifth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 215-218 of 2000 AD, covering June of 1981. Join us as the mutant AND the yujee resistance runs into some trouble, we learn more about the mega-rackets of Mega-City One, and we reach the end of Return to Armageddon! Also this episode marks the one year anniversary of our show, we're every excited! Here's to many many more!

Thrills Covered: 

  • Strontium Dog
  • Future Shocks
  • Judge Dredd
  • Return to Armageddon
  • Meltdown Man
  • Mean Arena

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Song: One Day in Your Life by Michael Jackson

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 64

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 64

In our thrilling sixty-fourth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 210-214 of 2000 AD, covering May of 1981. Join us as the mutant army attacks Upminster Palace, we travel the spaceways with Judge Dredd, head north with Meltdown Man, and near the conclusion of Return to Armageddon! Also we have an extended conversation about audio cassette tapes, and Fox's mind is blown by the existence of cassingles!

Thrills Covered: 

  • Strontium Dog
  • Future Shocks
  • Judge Dredd
  • Return to Armageddon
  • Meltdown Man

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Song: Stand and Deliver by Adam and the Ants

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 63

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 63

In our thrilling sixty-third episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 206-209 of 2000 AD, covering April of 1981. Join us as Judge Dredd choppers up Mega-City One's massive graffiti problem, young Johnny Alpha foments rebellion, our heroes finally Return to Armageddon, we meet lionmen and camelmen along with Meltdown Man, Future Shocks continue with the return of Abelard Snazz, and CROYDON IS MISSING!

Thrills Covered: 

  • Strontium Dog
  • Future Shocks
  • Judge Dredd
  • Return to Armageddon
  • Meltdown Man
  • Tharg the Mighty

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Song: Making Your Mind Up by Bucks Fizz

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 62

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Space Spinner 2000 ep 62

In our thrilling sixty-second episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy's Greatest Comic with Progs 202-205 of 2000 AD, covering March of 1981. Join us as Judge Dredd deals with out of control superbikes and Pug Uglys, A robot rebellion beings in Return to Armageddon, we start arms running with Meltdown Man, a young Johnny Alpha joins the resistance, and Future Shocks return! I hope you brought your airhorns. Also this episode we reach an awesome milestone, we've now read 10 percent of 2000AD!

Thrills Covered: 

  • Strontium Dog
  • The Mean Arena
  • Return to Armageddon
  • Judge Dredd
  • Meltdown Man
  • Future Shocks

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Song: Jealous Guy by Roxy Music

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Collection 5 - Invasion

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Collection 5 - Invasion

Quack quack, listeners! Bill Savage, Peter Silk, and their band of rag-tag resistance fighters arrive to fight off the evil Volgans in the year 1999 in this, the very first thrill of 2000AD and the fifth in our series of Space Spinner Collections! These collections have all of our coverage for a specific character or storyline, all in one place. They're a great accompaniment to reading collected versions of 2000AD, or to just hear your favorite thrill all in one place. 

This week it's time for vengeance with Invasion! Starting on January 1st 1999, it's the tale of the the commie-nazis invading england, and the one man that has the strength, will, and shotgun to fight back against them! Invasion is one of our very favorite thirlls and is a fantastic mix of amazing action and gallows humor. It's Red Dawn meets Deathwish, and it's 100% fantastic. You can find Bill Savage's adventures in digital format at the 2000AD web store:

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/savage/GRN293

Additionally, podcast host Conrad was recently on an episode of the Mega City Book Club podcast talking about Invasion, which can be found here, or on your preferred source of podcasts:

http://megacitybookclub.blogspot.com/2017/09/43-invasion.html

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Song: Spirits of the Future by roughNX (find them at https://www.roughnx.com)

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