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27 Alpha Pod Flight Marvel 2in1 83 Vince Hunt

8/14/2018
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It's been two weeks since the last Alpha Pod Flight which I celebrated by 100% stuffing up the recording. Luckily, my guest this time is a class act -- it's only Vince Hunt, creator of Red Mask From Mars and Stalkerville... I mean, Murder Road. We talked all about Marvel 2-in-1 83 wherein Shaman does a Shaman, The Thing and Sasquatch have a very polite fight and Ranark does a bunch of Ravaging. Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Alpha Flight cover image borrowed from...

Duration:00:48:38

26 Alpha Pod Flight Issue Number 12 tom Whiteley

7/24/2018
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This time I'm joined by critic and satirist Tom Whiteley who works at The Daily Mash but more importantly writes excellent articles about comics from the late 80s, here: https://suggestedformaturereaders.wordpress.com/ Turns out he doesn't like Alpha Flight that much, nor does he think issue number 12 is that great. I mean, he's wrong, but whatever. We also talk about what wrestling would be like if it was comics, the exact year hockey deaths per year decreased from the 1000s to the 100s and...

Duration:00:48:33

25 Alpha Pod Flight Issue 39 Sunny Grewal

7/17/2018
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This time we try another pubcast, like we did with Dan White and John Bishop. This time there were a few more people there, they were a bit louder, and I was a bit more stressed. Luckily, Sunny was here to guide us through - we talk about Namor and the Avengers and comics which combine those two things with Alpha Flight. Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Alpha Flight cover image borrowed from marvel.wikia.com Alpha Flight and all related characters are copyright Marvel or...

Duration:01:34:25

24 Alpha Pod Flight Champions #21 Daryl Morris

7/10/2018
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In something of a departure, on this episode we discuss a BRAND NEW COMIC. As someone who rarely reads BRAND NEW COMICS it came as a bit of a surprise... like, I'm an old man who's only ever listened to swing, and is offering his opinion on Clean Bandit or something. Like... it's something I can see might be popular, but I'm not sure it's for me? Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Alpha Flight cover image borrowed from marvel.wikia.com Alpha Flight and all related characters...

Duration:00:50:28

23 Alpha Pod Flight Issue 16 Emmet O'Cuana

7/3/2018
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And The Master is back, and he is rubbish, again. Join Emmet and me as we talk about all sorts of stuff, especially what a Nice Guy The Master is. Emmet on Twitter is @EmmetOC_ and has a podcast called Hopscotch Fridays which you should listen to. Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Alpha Flight cover image borrowed from marvel.wikia.com Alpha Flight and all related characters are copyright Marvel or Disney. Deffo not me, pal. The version of 'Oh Canada!' used in this podcast...

Duration:01:05:20

22 Alpha Pod Flight Issue 20 Kate Dowling

6/26/2018
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I'm joined by Kate and we talk about Sasquatch smashing up Canada for fun, Aurora being a bit sexy (maybe for fun) and how Robert Redford dresses up for fun. Kate's novel Coast To Coast can be bought here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Coast-Kate-Dowling/dp/1514829665/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1529927328&sr=1-1 On Twitter she's @waveatthetrain Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Alpha Flight cover image borrowed from marvel.wikia.com Alpha Flight and all related characters are...

Duration:01:25:06

Alpha Not Flight, Mr Puzzle Supercollection, read by Bill Hopkins

6/22/2018
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Bill wanted to talk on the podcast about something that wasn't Alpha Flight, so I let him review three stories from the wonderful Mr Puzzle Super Collection by Chris Eliopolous. Martha tries to get involved and... tbh I've left this a bit let to write. I'm so tired I'm almost falling asleep (EDIT: I did fall asleep directly after hitting the publish button) The episode is alright though, so long as you don't find other people's children insufferable. Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A...

Duration:00:27:47

Alpha Bonus Flight: X-Men Chat with Claire Napier

6/21/2018
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After Claire and I finished talking about Alpha Flight the other week I left the recorder on and we just sort of fell into chat about X-Men (in particular The Psylocke Problem), Cable, and Spider-Man The Animated Series. Here's that, as part of this kind of bonus week thing I'm doing. Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Alpha Flight cover image borrowed from marvel.wikia.com Alpha Flight and all related characters are copyright Marvel or Disney. Deffo not me, pal. The version...

Duration:00:19:39

Alpha Not Flight - The Castafiore Emerald reviewed by Martha Hopkins

6/19/2018
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This week there's going to be three shorter episodes, none of which are about Alpha Flight. I'm sorry, these things just happen. There'll be plenty of Alpha Flight next week *I promise*. As it is, my daughter tries to remember what happens in a pretty jam-packed Tintin adventure. Also, she's lost her two front teeth. Also, as always, Bill gets involved. Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Alpha Flight cover image borrowed from marvel.wikia.com Alpha Flight and all related...

Duration:00:19:00

21 Alpha Pod Flight Special 1987 Bobsy

6/12/2018
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In this episode I'm joined by Bobsy, of The Mindless Ones and The Shadow Trap, to talk about "Alpha Flight Special 1987", a bootleg comic that sort of made its way to me. We somehow get onto talking about Nu Rave, our Reptilian Overlords and The Pink Windmill. This episode is linked to Young Blood Initiative's Authentic Fake project, and artwork based on the comic discussed will be on show in London as part of it from 14th to 17th June 2018. Private View:...

Duration:01:25:28

20 Alpha Pod Flight Issue 38 Lolly Newsome

6/5/2018
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Lolly on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lollymoosome Shoe Lane Comic Forum is the first Tuesday of every month, Shoe Lane Library, 5:30pm! https://londongraphicnovelnetwork.com/shoe-lane-comic-forum/ I met Lolly, librarian supreme and leader of the Shoe Lane Comic Forum, in the Barbican and it was a bit noisy but really not that bad considering. We discuss how Alpha flight #38's 3 Act Structure isn't so much a 3 Act Structure and is more of three bits of comics put next to each other, I make...

Duration:01:15:09

19 Alpha Pod Flight Issue79 Andy Conduit Turner

5/29/2018
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Andy CT joins me this time around. What you don't hear is that I toyed with the idea of trying out a new intro for this episode but 100% chickened out. We talk about this, the first time we've encountered the infamous James D Hudnall and John Calimee, I manage to forget who WALTER IS and drop some big old swears in the outro bit. Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Alpha Flight cover image borrowed from marvel.wikia.com Alpha Flight and all related characters are copyright...

Duration:01:39:01

18 Alpha Pod Flight Issue8 Rob Plass

5/16/2018
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Rob's a proper Alpha Flight fan and collector, which is always nice on a podcast about Alpha Flight. Amongst a bunch of other topics I manage to get Aurora and Snowbird's names the wrong way around AGAIN, I shoehorn some 2000AD chat in, and Rob breaks down the maths of a particularly long arm. Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Alpha Flight cover image borrowed from marvel.wikia.com Alpha Flight and all related characters are copyright Marvel or Disney. Deffo not me, pal....

Duration:01:00:20

17 Alpha Pod Flight Issue19 Claire Napier

5/15/2018
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This time I'm joined by Claire Napier, cartoonist and critic. We talk about wild-west timey demon fights, I once again berate Shaman for his terrible decisions, 'John Byrne' finally concatenates itself into a single word and we get the shortest, most succinct description of what happens plot-wise of any episode so far, by a long shot. Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Alpha Flight cover image borrowed from marvel.wikia.com Alpha Flight and all related characters are...

Duration:01:31:43

16 Alpha Pod Flight Issue51 Sarah Harris

5/8/2018
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After a whole bunch of delays and technical mistakes on my part, the Flight is BACK and to swing it back into place I've been joined by artist and comics fan Sarah Harris. We try to decode what a specific reference to 'The Purple Generation' might actually mean, Sarah spends a solid minute listing all the comics that you could have bought instead of Alpha Flight on the month this issue came out, and Sarah tries to downplay her artistic accomplishments becasue she's like that. Alpha Pod...

Duration:01:42:38

15 Alpha Pod Flight Issue55 Jenny Robins

4/17/2018
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I sent Jenny Robins two copies of Alpha Flight to talk about, and we talked about this one, Issue 55. We talked about it for a fair while longer than I'd normally talk to someone about anything, which is why this episode is longer than they usually are. We dance around pronouns, try and make some sense of the Great Beats (yep, they turn up...again!) and I make my first attempt to sell my conspiracy theory that Neil Gaiman pilalged Alpha Flight for ideas to make The Sandman (having fact...

Duration:01:45:39

Alpha NOT Flight: Looga And Barooga reviewed by Martha Hopkins

4/11/2018
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Seriously, if you're here for chat about Alpha Flight maybe skip this episode... Once again Martha bullied me into letting her do a podcast that wasn't about Alpha Flight and I let her like some kind of chump. Here she discusses Looga And Barooga The Treasure Of Soap Island, mostly by memory which is pretty good, tbh.

Duration:00:15:47

14 Alpha Pod Flight Marvel Team Up 84 Bill Hopkins

4/11/2018
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Ever heard a parent's enthusiasm for an activity drain audibly? No? Well you're in for a treat. Bill was desperate to have another go on the podcast, and does very well until he gets bored. My daughter also pipes up to ask who Alpha Flight is. I go slowly insane. Enjoy! Alpha Pod Flight, Copyright 2018 Gareth A Hopkins Alpha Flight, The Thing and all related characters are copyright Marvel or Disney. Deffo not me, pal. The version of 'Oh Canada!' used in this podcast can be found at this...

Duration:00:32:22

12 Alpha Pod Flight Issue33 John Bishop

3/30/2018
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Well here's an episode about Alpha Pod Flight where John Byrne didn't do the issue of Alpha Flight we're talking about. John Bishop of http://www.johnbishopillustration.com/ joins me in a pub to talk about Issue 33, where Heather Hudson gets shot out of the sky by Magneto, Lady Deathstrike stands about a bit and Wolverine tells an early part of his very convoluted back story.

Duration:00:56:15

11 Alpha Pod Flight Issue3 Dan White

3/20/2018
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WELL, this is a landmark episode, because I finally get John Byrne's biographical link to Canada correct for the FIRST TIME. This is all thanks to Dan White, aka thebeastmustdie, comic creator and podcast host. We meet in a pub which slowly gets noisier to talk about the unfortunately lacklustre Alpha Flight issue 3 whilst Dan tries to turn the conversation around to Judge Dredd, but manage to also include: - the perils of reading comics on the train when you're an adult man - ladies not...

Duration:01:00:21