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Welcome to the second of The Lockdown Tapes as The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast continues to broadcast the joys of Thrill-power during the COVID-19 pandemic!

In this episode, we talk to writer Ram V and artist Dan Lish about their strips for the new Action 2020 Special, which is out now. We touch on questions of the legacy of the highly controversial comic from the late 1970s, handling violence in comics, changing tastes, hope in dark times, and why eyebrows come in really useful when trying to get animals with little beady black eyes to emote.

And, following on from our episode with Dan Abnett, Chris Roberson, and Tim Jones about comics and video games, we talk to games journalist Graeme Mason about 2000 AD games from the 8-bit revolution of the 1980s, from tepid Strontium Dog side-scrollers to ambitious Rogue Trooper first person shooters and also games that got made but were never released. The YouTube version of this episode includes footage from just some of these titles, courtesy of RZX Archive.

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!

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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