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Listen now to 2000 AD's award-winning official podcast - the 2000 AD Thrill-Cast!

Beamed direct from the Nerve Centre of the Galaxy's Greatest Comic, every fortnight publicity droid Molch-R interviews some of the world's greatest comics creators, welcomes special guests, gives you exclusive announcements and the chance to win zarjaz prizes - plus so much more!

You can subscribe to the Thrill-Cast on iTunes or download on Soundcloud and Podomatic.

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    • Visual Arts
    • 4.8, 104 Ratings

Listen now to 2000 AD's award-winning official podcast - the 2000 AD Thrill-Cast!

Beamed direct from the Nerve Centre of the Galaxy's Greatest Comic, every fortnight publicity droid Molch-R interviews some of the world's greatest comics creators, welcomes special guests, gives you exclusive announcements and the chance to win zarjaz prizes - plus so much more!

You can subscribe to the Thrill-Cast on iTunes or download on Soundcloud and Podomatic.

    The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes - Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Charlie Higson, Charlie Adlard

    The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes - Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Charlie Higson, Charlie Adlard

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    Welcome to the nineteenth of The Lockdown Tapes as The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast continues to broadcast the joys of Thrill-power during the COVID-19 pandemic! Got a theme or interview you'd like to hear? Let us know at thrillcast@2000AD.com

    The Smash! Special launches this week, reviving some of the all-time classic British comic book characters! On this episode, we continue our chats with creators about their new stories with this legendary characters, beginning with author Suyi Davies Okungbowa about bringing Mytek the Mighty back to life, from dealing with colonialist attitudes in '60s comics to what life would be like with a giant solar-powered gorilla roaming around.

    We then welcome the legendary team of comedian and writer Charlie Higson, and The Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard to chat about The Steel Claw - the former criminal turned secret agent Louis Crandell, whose metal hand allows him to turn invisible - from their take on British superheroes to the disappointment of the Millennium Dome!

    The Thrill-Cast is increasing its broadcasts during this difficult time, so make sure you're keeping yourselves and your loved ones safe - and stay tuned for more from the Galaxy's Greatest Podcast!

    The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast is the award-winning podcast that takes you behind-the-scenes at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic! As well as interviewing top creators and famous fans, we bring you announcements, competitions, and much more! You can subscribe to the Thrill-Cast on your favourite podcast app, iTunes and Spotify, you can listen now at 2000AD.com/podcast or you can watch at youtube.com/2000ADonline

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes - Brit Superhero Special

    The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes - Brit Superhero Special

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    Welcome to the eighteenth of The Lockdown Tapes as The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast continues to broadcast the joys of Thrill-power during the COVID-19 pandemic! Got a theme or interview you'd like to hear? Let us know at thrillcast@2000AD.com

    With the Smash! Special bursting onto shelves and digital soon, the Thrill-Cast takes a look at three very British superheroes!

    Journalist and writer Helen O'Hara talks about her take on the origin story of the new Thunderbolt the Avenger and discusses the cultural impact of superheroes, before writer Rob Williams and artist John McCrea return to the Thrill-Cast to talk about reintroducing the 'King of Crooks', The Spider, and the different ways you can breath new life into classic characters. We're then joined by journalist Abraham Riesman to take a deep-dive into Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell's superbrat Zenith, examining its satire of superheroes and the comic book industry, taking the mickey out of Richard Branson to Morrison's place as post-modernist prophet.

    The Thrill-Cast is increasing its broadcasts during this difficult time, so make sure you're keeping yourselves and your loved ones safe - and stay tuned for more from the Galaxy's Greatest Podcast!

    The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast is the award-winning podcast that takes you behind-the-scenes at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic! As well as interviewing top creators and famous fans, we bring you announcements, competitions, and much more! You can subscribe to the Thrill-Cast on your favourite podcast app, iTunes and Spotify, you can listen now at 2000AD.com/podcast or you can watch at youtube.com/2000ADonline

    • 2 hrs 4 min
    The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes - Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons & Mick McMahon

    The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes - Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons & Mick McMahon

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    Welcome to the seventeeth of The Lockdown Tapes as The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast continues to broadcast the joys of Thrill-power during the COVID-19 pandemic! Got a theme or interview you'd like to hear? Let us know at thrillcast@2000AD.com

    Three legends - one podcast! The Thrill-Cast plays host to artists Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, and Mick McMahon for just under two hours of chat and laughs! Whether it's reminiscing about their different routes into their careers or Dave's impression of a mechanical eraser, these acclaimed creators are an absolute delight to listen to.

    It's hard to overstate how this trio has shaped the comics industry, from Bolland's stunning brushwork and Mick's unique style on Judge Dredd to Gibbons' multi-layered storytelling in Watchmen, their work has influenced generations of comic book artists and writers.

    The Thrill-Cast is increasing its broadcasts during this difficult time, so make sure you're keeping yourselves and your loved ones safe - and stay tuned for more from the Galaxy's Greatest Podcast!

    The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast is the award-winning podcast that takes you behind-the-scenes at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic! As well as interviewing top creators and famous fans, we bring you announcements, competitions, and much more! You can subscribe to the Thrill-Cast on your favourite podcast app, iTunes and Spotify, you can listen now at 2000AD.com/podcast or you can watch at youtube.com/2000ADonline

    • 1 hr 55 min
    The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes - Chris Weston & Simon Furman, Halo Jones deep-dive

    The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes - Chris Weston & Simon Furman, Halo Jones deep-dive

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    Welcome to the sixteenth of The Lockdown Tapes as The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast continues to broadcast the joys of Thrill-power during the COVID-19 pandemic! Got a theme or interview you'd like to hear? Let us know at thrillcast@2000AD.com

    The Smash! Special is out at the end of May, bringing some of the all-time classic British comic book characters back for stunning new adventures! Simon Furman and Chris Weston join the Thrill-Cast to talk about their revival of The House of Dolmann. Created by Tom Tully and Eric Bradbury, the series featured inventor Eric Dolmann and his small army of robot puppets who fought crime!

    We're then joined by Jarrod and MJ from comics site Doomrocket to take a deep-dive into The Ballad of Halo Jones, Alan Moore and Ian Gibson's stunning series which began as an antidote to 2000 AD's usual male-dominated action characters and became a fascinating, emotional journey of an 'ordinary' women's attempts to escape her humdrum life.

    The Thrill-Cast is increasing its broadcasts during this difficult time, so make sure you're keeping yourselves and your loved ones safe - and stay tuned for more from the Galaxy's Greatest Podcast!

    The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast is the award-winning podcast that takes you behind-the-scenes at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic! As well as interviewing top creators and famous fans, we bring you announcements, competitions, and much more! You can subscribe to the Thrill-Cast on your favourite podcast app, iTunes and Spotify, you can listen now at 2000AD.com/podcast or you can watch at youtube.com/2000ADonline

    • 1 hr 39 min
    The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes - Colin Wilson

    The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes - Colin Wilson

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    Welcome to the fifteenth of The Lockdown Tapes as The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast continues to broadcast the joys of Thrill-power during the COVID-19 pandemic! Got a theme or interview you'd like to hear? Let us know at thrillcast@2000AD.com

    Although Colin Wilson's initial time at 2000 AD was brief, his work on strips such as Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper was an influential hit with readers. From Judge Dredd: The Sweet Taste of Justice in the 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 1981 to Rogue Trooper: Marauders in Progs 282 to 289, Wilson's style - influenced by European comics such as those by Jean "Moebius" Giraud - showcased his dystopian techno-futurism and fascinating eye for design. Going on to work on the iconic French Western series 'Blueberry', Wilson is unusual in having success in British, French, and American comics, including work on Star Wars and with writers such as Matz, Ed Brubaker, and Andy Diggle. Wilson joins the Thrill-Cast to delve into his fascinating career, from squatting in London to being mentored by Brian Bolland, from living and working in Provence to settling in the Australian city of Melbourne.

    The Thrill-Cast is increasing its broadcasts during this difficult time, so make sure you're keeping yourselves and your loved ones safe - and stay tuned for more from the Galaxy's Greatest Podcast!

    The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast is the award-winning podcast that takes you behind-the-scenes at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic! As well as interviewing top creators and famous fans, we bring you announcements, competitions, and much more! You can subscribe to the Thrill-Cast on your favourite podcast app, iTunes and Spotify, you can listen now at 2000AD.com/podcast or you can watch at youtube.com/2000ADonline

    • 2 hrs 21 min
    The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes - PJ Holden & deep-dive on The Simping Detective with Steve Morris

    The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes - PJ Holden & deep-dive on The Simping Detective with Steve Morris

    Listen at 2000AD.com - 2000ad.com/podcast
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    Welcome to the fourteenth of The Lockdown Tapes as The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast continues to broadcast the joys of Thrill-power during the COVID-19 pandemic! Got a theme or interview you'd like to hear? Let us know at thrillcast@2000AD.com

    With the misadventures of primate Noam Chimpsky running in 2000 AD right now, the Thrill-Cast talks to artist PJ Holden about his latest work, his career, and putting crazy citizens back on the streets of Mega-City One.

    Then we're joined by comics critic Steve Morris from Shelfdust to do a deep-dive into Si Spurrier and Frazer Irving's Dredd-world comedy series The Simping Detective, exploring its influences, how it interacts with the greater world of Mega-City One, and how it deals with satire and parody.

    The Thrill-Cast is increasing its broadcasts during this difficult time, so make sure you're keeping yourselves and your loved ones safe - and stay tuned for more from the Galaxy's Greatest Podcast!

    The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast is the award-winning podcast that takes you behind-the-scenes at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic! As well as interviewing top creators and famous fans, we bring you announcements, competitions, and much more! You can subscribe to the Thrill-Cast on your favourite podcast app, iTunes and Spotify, you can listen now at 2000AD.com/podcast or you can watch at youtube.com/2000ADonline

    • 2 hrs 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

simon gardener ,

Great interviews

who knew the droids sounded so human??

This has always been a great podcast but the recent “lockdown tapes” run of podcasts has really upped the game as well as the frequency.

A must for fans of 2000ad iwho want to hear about the writers and artists who create the strips.

continues to be fascinating to this long time reader of the Galaxy’s greatest comic

DuffDuncs ,

The Galaxy's Greatest Podcast

2000 AD is well known as the Galaxy’s greatest comic, but this aural feast can easily lay claim to being the Galaxy’s greatest podcast. It is fascinating, insightful, intelligent and funny, and essential listening for any fan of the comics as well as for anyone interested in a career in comics.

Molch-R is a brilliant host and excels at getting the best from his guests, so subscribe and enjoy the ride. Borag Thungg!

Skotzmun ,

Insight into The House of Tharg

Been listening for ages and really love the Thrill-cast, for the wide and varied folk and features from 2000AD that it covers. But it's been the episode covering the announcement of the TV show that's finally got me putting finger to keyboard.

A brilliant couple of interviews by Molch-R with some obviously passionate, proud and fiercely talented folk. If I was excited about the idea of the TV show before I'm really stoked for it now!

Thank you!

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