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In Mega-City Zero writers Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas took Judge Dredd from the streets of Mega-City One and into a bizarre inverted world where neither the city nor even the concept of law exist - how did the lawman survive in a world turned upside?

We talk to the writing duo about their vision of Judge Dredd and his world for IDW, pushing characters to the extreme and upsetting expectations, American attitudes to Dredd, their plans for the future, and writing Dredd against a background of controversy over police tactics in the US.

http://2000adonline.com/post/1249


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Very interested to hear this one. I know this series has had a lot of flack but I've enjoyed it. I'm really intrigued to get some insight into what inspired themto go the route they did and explore Dredd in such a different way.

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A very interesting listen, that's made me excited for their next arc, 'Blessed Earth'.

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A very interesting listen, that's made me excited for their next arc, 'Blessed Earth'.

Yeah finally got to this (ironing again) and its a great listen. Interesting to hear them confirm so much of what I was thinking about the series. I appreciate its not for everyone but I've really enjoyed it, taking it for what it is, a great comic about Dredd in a completely different situation and the impact that has on him and its been nice to hear the thought processes behind it.

I'm also really looking forward to 'Blessed Earth'.

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I enjoyed that as well, particularly the discussion about the nature of violence in comics. It's particularly an issue in the film adaptations. I've got a quite few concerns about the way Marvel markets to younger viewers.

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As the editor on Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing and the creator of Vertigo Comics, Karen Berger is a legendary figure in American comics. In this episode we talk to the renowned editor about her time as DC Comics' UK creator liaison, bringing 2000 AD creators such as Moore, Morrison, and Ennis over to the American industry, and the impact 2000 AD has had both on Vertigo and on the wider comics industry.

http://www.2000adonline.com/post/1330


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I'm looking forward to listening to that one. Isn't she at Image these days?

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I'm looking forward to listening to that one. Isn't she at Image these days?

Yeah she's edited a title there, but mainly has moved on from the comic industry I believe. Though that might have changed?

Either way REALLY looking forward to this.

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The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast - the official podcast of the Galaxy's Greatest Comic!
« Reply #308 on: 25 January, 2017, 10:44:23 pm »
Yeah she's edited a title there, but mainly has moved on from the comic industry I believe. Though that might have changed?
Karen's still editing 'Surgeon X' at Image. Well worth checking out though sadly the original artist, John Watkiss, passed away from cancer a few days ago (although I understand he was able to complete the first book/story arc/volume beforehand with assists from Warren Pleace).
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A long drive today was the perfect opportunity to listen to the interview. Very enjoyable. I imagine that she could write a very interesting memoir along similar lines to Steve MacManus'.

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Yeah she's edited a title there, but mainly has moved on from the comic industry I believe. Though that might have changed?
Karen's still editing 'Surgeon X' at Image. Well worth checking out though sadly the original artist, John Watkiss, passed away from cancer a few days ago (although I understand he was able to complete the first book/story arc/volume beforehand with assists from Warren Pleace).

They've got rather different styles, can't imagine how that gels together.  I hadn't realised where I'd seen Watkiss' art before (Sandman #39 - the one set in the shifting desert).

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Just finished the Karen Berger interview and it was as fantastic a listen as you might image. Its no surprise that she has such a clear and rounded view of the 'British Invasion' and its impact but also the great work that was happening anyway at that time in the US, she mentions Matt Wagner who I think gets very overlooked from that time. There are others of course from Bob Burden, Dave Sim, Pete Bagge, Mike Baron, Paul Chadwick and many many more.

Its very easy to get a slighty narrow perspective on the shift in comics that took place in comics from the late 80s (a little surprised Karen mentioned the hailed three of Dark Knight, Watchmen and Maus all FANTASTIC comics but alongside so many great contemporaries) and focus on the undoubted impact 2000ad had. Comics were changing and 2000ad's impact on how that was shaped is massive, but the change was happening anyway.

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 Long train journey today was the perfect time to catch up on the 2000ad Script Book thrillcast.

My goodness that was fabulous. Molch-R laughing at his mistakes, Robs Williams and Morrison giving solid advice and tales from each end of the editing spectrum from Pat and Kek-W.

I'm going to buy the book so surely that is a "job done".

Listen to it. No, really, do.
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Thanks for the great feedback, everyone. Glad you're continuing to enjoy the show!

This week, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of 2000 AD, the definitive history of the Galaxy's Greatest Comic - Thrill-power Overload - has been updated and expanded in a brand new hardcover edition.

We talk to former editor and original author of TPO, David Bishop, and the man behind the updated edition, journalist Karl Stock, about 2000 AD history from the beginnings to the last decade, from new Thrills to old favourites, from behind-the-scenes gossip to creator disagreements!

We also get an update from organising droid OW3-N on the delights in store for those lucky Squaxx Dek Thargo attending 2000 AD's 40 anniversary bash in London!

http://2000adonline.com/post/1375
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-2000-ad-thrill-cast/id964089199


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Molch-R! The John Burns interview was magnificent, my favourite interview so far by a good way. What a fascinating career and a real gentleman to listen to. I thought the way you guided the interview through his career was so smooth too, really top class radio. Keep it up!!