Thursday, September 09, 2010

Comics On The Radio

Panel Borders: Making Marvels in the UK part 1

Resonance 104.4FM says: "Continuing our month long look at British creators who have written and drawn superhero comics for both the American and domestic markets, in a panel recorded in front of a live audience at the London Science-Fiction Film Festival, Alex Fitch talks to a quartet of Marvel UK luminaries who were responsible for some of the best action / adventure titles in the 1980s and 90s.
Dan Abnett and Gary Erskine co-created the Knights of Pendragon, a series which gave UK superhero Captain Britain a new, darker spin in the 1990s by adding him to an Arthurian team of heroes. Simon Furman was (and still is) the primary writer of Transformers, as well as the scribe behind a dozen installments of the Doctor Who comic strip, plus many of Marvel UK’s most memorable SF titles including Dragon Claws and Death’s Head. John Freeman helped create many of Marvel UK’s early 90s titles such as Death’s Head II, Warheads, Killpower and Motormouth.
Alex and the four creators discuss the rise in popularity of Marvel UK as a producer of original material in the 1980s and some of the memorable comics they founded along the way."

5pm, Resonance 104.4FM (London), Thursday 9th September 2010


Will Wright said...

Zing Zang Zzmmm
I guess I get first post alot while working the midnight shift.

Sounds Interesting,have you been tapped by 2000ad recently to redo Dredd or Rogue Trooper.

Simon said...

You're definitely in good company there, Dan. Is this one of those times, as a self-critical creative-type-person, when you come to think 'oh, I'm evidently not half bad at this writing lark'?

Dan Abnett said...

BigWill - no, I'm too busy with my own 2000AD strips Sinister Dexter and Kingdom.

Although I am doing another Dredd Universe "Insurrection" story for the Megazine with Colin MacNeil.

McKennsy said...


Good to hear that Kingdom is coming back. I loved the injokes/puns in it.

As for Insurrection, someone on the 200ad forum made the comment that it was very 40k-ish. Was this an original story, or something that was converted from a Black Library story into a Megazine story?.

Dan Abnett said...

McKennsy -no, it was an original story for the Megazine. Tharg simply asked for some 40K scale to it.