Johnny Vegas and Dirk Maggs went to Meet Tharg!

I received a very interesting Press Release yesterday evening from Michael Molcher. OK, to tell you the truth I’m writing this on Tuesday 12th May 2015 but won’t Publish till Wednesday 13th so I received it THIS evening really.

That isn’t important really, it is just that I’ve been asked about Embargos before and I thought I’d mention it. The embargo on this one is 07:00 Wednesday 13th May 2015. Someone maybe has an exclusive, that’s the usual reason for a closely timed Embargo.

I’m only a small time Blog so I don’t get many Exclusives. I do get scoops sometimes, where I just happen to gert news before other sites. Never done that on a 2000AD story but I did on Judge Minty and I even got two Interviews out on the night before the film went on to YouTube.

Anyway it was to do with this Tweet:

Here’s the full Press Release in Mike’s words.

“Comedian Johnny Vegas and award-winning radio producer Dirk Maggs are the very special guests on the latest edition of the top ten iTunes podcast, The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast!

The only official podcast of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic celebrates its tenth episode with the pair, who visited the 2000 AD Nerve Centre to talk about their love of 2000 AD, bringing Judge Dredd to the radio in the 1990s, any why Johnny’s unlikely to appear in any movies soon!

Johnny, also known as Michael Joseph Pennington, Sr., is an actor and comedian who shot to fan thanks to his TV guest show appearances as well as starring in BBC Three sitcom Ideal, ITV sitcom Benidorm, and on the popular adverts for ITV Digital.

In 1995, Dirk was the producer behind the Judge Dredd radio series that ran on BBC Radio 1 in three-minute bursts; he’s also known for adaptations of Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere.

We’re also joined by writer Gordon Rennie, who talks about his swords and sorcery epic series Aquila, the latest 2000 AD character being reprinted in a US-format comics series and which has its second issue out next week.

2000 AD’s publicity droid, Molch-R, also runs through forthcoming releases from 2000 AD, plus he delivers the latest listener feedback and recounts one listener’s experience of their first issue of 2000 AD!

The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast is available through iTunes, Podomatic, and Soundcloud.”


One comment on “Johnny Vegas and Dirk Maggs went to Meet Tharg!

  1. Alex says:

    Wow, never seen that Dredd vs Death statue in the background before. Got any better pictures of it?

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