Artist Simon Fraser and writer Edie Nugent read through all of The Adventures of Nikolai Dante comic strip co-created by Robbie Morrison and Simon Fraser from the weekly Science Fiction Anthology Comic 2000AD.
Ep 17: The Courtship of Jena Makarov Part 2
Simon and Edie readthrough the second half of “The Courtship of Jena Makarov” and discuss: Andreas “Coburn” Romanov, Edwin Star, how bricks don’t float, fridging, meaningful love-making, and...the end of season one.
Ep 16: The Courtship of Jena Makarov Part 1
Simon and Edie readthrough the first half of “The Courtship of Jena Makarov” and discuss: Drew Struzan, the inspiration for Julianna, communist body mods, and how Dante brings you back to the Prog.
Ep 15: Cruel Requiem
Simon and Edie readthrough “Cruel Seas” and “Requiem for Lost Love” and discuss: Pulp novel sci-fi aesthetics, BURNS, Little Shop of Horrors-level villainy, whether Prima Nocta existed, and a distinct lack of Prussian Blue.
Ep 14: Fists of the Dance
Simon and Edie readthrough “Fists of Fury” and “Last Dance on the Trans-Siberian Express” and discuss: a collective noun listener challenge, Dante’s influencer status, chewing ice ASMR, the best conveyor belt sushi restaurant in America, and how Prussian Blue is the saddest color.
Ep 13: The Hunting Party
Simon and Edie readthrough “The Hunting Party” and discuss: snowball rivalry, Nastasia getting grosser, daytime trash TV-spin offs, VC Andrews, progressive barbarians, Andy Clarke t-shirts, and more listener questions!
Ep 12: The Cadre Infernale
Simon and Edie readthrough “The Cadre Infernale” and discuss: Gary’s airbrush madness, filthy pacifiers, whether half-aristocrats exist, faux-Luther Arkwright, sexy pandas, blood or taxes, Half-Life monsters, and an original line-work mystery!
Tim Hamilton the famous artist
I am NOT Tim Hamilton the famous adult film star! Just wanted to get that out of the way. The Great Dante Readthrough is not great. It's INCREDIBLY-SUPER great! I specifically look forward to the episode where they talk about MY fill in issue (shamless plug)! Seven stars (and a moon)!
Just like hanging out with my best friends reading a comic!
This is the perfect pod for a pandemic when I’m missing my friends and community. You should absolutely pick up this series and read along with Edie and Simon!