The last Marvel movie of 2016 is a fun, psychedelic romp through the origins of the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Stephen Strange! Join Rob, Clive and Curiosity as they explore the world, the performances and whether or not we’ve found the last one of those pesky Infinity Stones…
K Is For The Killing Joke
One bad day. That’s all it takes to turn you from a normal citizen into a psychopath. Or at least that’s what The Joker would have you think. In Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s massively influential The Killing Joke the nature of evil is explored, along with the cyclical nature of catch and release at the heart of the relationship between the Bat and The Clown.
Rob, Clive and Curiosity take on one of the comic scene’s more controversial reimaginings… and find that joke isn’t funny anymore.
X Is For X-Men: Apocalypse
2016’s X-ample of mutant heroics may not have got the love of First Class, and it does have problems. But allow us to X-plain why there are still X-citing moments that make the film worth your time.
Fair warning: there’s some pretty hard core X-men geekery on display. Rob and Clive have no shame. I’m not X-aggerating.
W Is For We3
It’s been described as a mecha-suited Watership Down or The Incredible Journey on acid. But Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s We3 is a beast of a very different colour. It has its flaws, but the book is also a bold and brilliant example of proper comics storytelling.
Join Rob and Clive as they take a walk on the wild side…
A Is For Ace Trucking Co.
Obscure, yes, but among the 2000ADdicts Ace Trucking Co is a highlight. Defiantly weird, Ace Garp and his crew inhabit a universe that could only come from the mind and pen of Massimo Belardinelli. Join Rob and Clive on the Great Mush Rush as they celebrate one of the British comic scene’s more selectively popular strips.
We’s truckin’, lugbuddies!
A Is For The ABC Warriors
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 Is For Adele Blanc-Sec
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.
A Is For The Adventures Of Luther Arkwright
A Is For The Avengers: The Marvel Comics Universe
Ok, Cyclo Media is REALLY on an Avengers tip.
This week, Rob and Clive dip their toesies into the very deep water of Marvel’s Avengers comics. From Doctor Druid to The Secret Wars, we cover it all.
Brace yourself, listeners. It’s about to get cosmic.