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Help! / Re: Anyone from Big Finish read th...
« on: 27 April, 2002, 09:18:01 PM »
Big Finish's web guru is currently on holiday, I think. There's some fresh info about the audios at www.scifind.co.uk IIRC the URL.

Death Trap is going to be a speech impediment special, with Death and Walter in the same story.

I haven't heard the finished product, but I went to great pains typing in all of Death's hisssesss.

I notice from the solicitation in Previews that Dave Stone's Dredd audio features Efil Drago San from the Armitage strips.

I've just finished writing my third Dredd audio and it features no returning characters from old strip stories (excluding audio regulars like Control, Hershey and Dredd himself).

But, personally, I think my third one is the best yet.


General / Re: Completely bizarre filler text...
« on: 24 April, 2002, 01:40:30 PM »
I can say the relevant text is certainly nothing to do with the editorial team, IIRD.

If it's a Lee Sullivan episode, that would make more sense. He peppered The Pit with all sorts of obscure oddities, including cameos and references to Jarvis Cocker, Oasis, Roxy Music (the man with the saxophone in the Sector House) and Dr Feelgood.

General / Re: Thank you, but Moore help requ...
« on: 18 April, 2002, 02:31:13 AM »
Wonderful. As I said earlier, you are a star.

General / Re: Thank you, but Moore help requ...
« on: 18 April, 2002, 01:38:41 AM »
"Hello again Dave, it's Leigh here- I have the three Halo Jones Books, and your address, so I'll photocopy the intros get them to you tomorrow - any other intros you're after?"

Hmm, a good question. DR & Quinch, the Zenith intros by Grant Morrison and intros for Alan Moore's Shocking Futures and Twisted Times.

That would be great.


General / Thank you, but Moore help required
« on: 17 April, 2002, 10:48:48 PM »
A big thank you to all those who sent me bakground material for the 2000 AD History articles - esp. Leigh Shepherd, you're a star.

However, I need more help - specifically, Alan Moore help. Does anyone have copies of the original Titan albums that individually collected Books One, Two & Three of The Ballad of Halo Jones? If so, would they be willing to photocopy the introductions and send them to me?

I already have the collected edition, but this only uses extracts from the original pieces by Moore. Sadly, copies of original Titan albums have long since gone walkabout from the 2000 AD offices.

So, can anyone help me?


General / Re: Just passing through
« on: 17 April, 2002, 09:59:46 PM »
"Look, all this anti S. Moore is just being generated by telguuth, let him do a proper series and make them eat their words Tharg."


General / Re: Who is buying the Titan books?...
« on: 19 April, 2002, 04:16:05 PM »
I bought Skizz last weekend. A useful research tool as I'm interviewing Jim Baikie this weekend for the Thrill-Power Overload articles...

I'll be buying Missionary Man, as it'll finally publish Frank Quitely's gorgeous, delicate watercolour painted artwork on good paper! The strips have been reprinted before, but just on bog roll - most distressing.

It's a shame this isn't quite enough Frank Quitely  Shimura/Inaba material to fill a book - 24 pages of Shimura (plus a cover), an Inaba one-off (9 pages) and two Inaba covers. 35 pages - just doesn't quite stretch far enough, alas...


General / Re: Dredd Audio review + Oz speak....
« on: 12 April, 2002, 02:10:54 PM »
"So can I buy it in any of the shops yet? I've tried the comic shops up the west end, and Forbiden planet, most of the chain book stores..."

Forbidden Planet in Edinburgh had a small stack of them last Saturday (April 6th).

Me, I can't wait to hear Judge Death on Deathtrap.

General / Re: Titan Books Request - Maybe?.....
« on: 11 April, 2002, 01:37:17 PM »
"also, will the first titan nemesis book be including the terror tube stories & nemesis revealed story from the summer special which preluded book i, jamie?"

The Summer Special story was original Part 7 of Book One of Nemesis, BTW.

General / Re: Titan Books Request - Maybe?.....
« on: 11 April, 2002, 01:35:01 PM »
Here's what Pat Mills had to say when interviewed recently for Thrill-Power Overload...

> Who chose Redondo to draw the second Nemesis series, The Alien Alliance, in Progs 246-257 (January-March 1982)? This book is rarely seen or reprinted ? why? Were you happy with the story and the artwork?

MILLS: The story was bursting at the seams and I just had to get some of it out of my head. I don't think it was unpopular, but it wasn't Kevin, of course. The story was actually very strong... loving spiders looking after naked humans. Hey - cant be bad.

General / Re: Couldn't agree more......
« on: 07 April, 2002, 06:36:40 PM »
"Alans comments in the letter col that 'Portrait of a Mutant' is high on the re-print wish list dissapointed me. Titan are definatley going to print it, I'd rather they didn't step on each others toes..."

Is Titan going to reprint Portrait of a Mutant?
That's an about face. In twenty-two years Titan only ever published one Strontium Dog volume, collecting strips from the pages of Starlord, IIRC. I'd have thought it unlikely the company would alter that now, but you never know!

General / Re: I'm in love with David Bishop...
« on: 04 April, 2002, 02:59:26 PM »

General / Re: 2000AD Crown Court - Repaired ...
« on: 03 April, 2002, 07:19:44 PM »
I have to request the removal of Strontium Dogs from the List of the Damned - specifically the Monsters story by Ennie & Pugh. Despite being drawn to the wrong size and having huge borders stripped down the side of each page, I thought this was an effective Northern Ireland allegory when such things were being given a bad name by other comics of the time.

I don't go a bomb on later Strontium Dogs material, but Monsters deserves better company than the List of the Damned, IMHO.

General / Re: Novel artwork?
« on: 27 March, 2002, 11:44:04 PM »
Why is a nine year old piece of artwork on the cover of Megazine 4.08? Well, sunset image and line Sunset Now (a reference for Heaven 17 fans, both of them) are meant to tie it to the fact that 4.08 was, indeed, my final issue.

I was going to commission a new cover but then stumbled across the old piece (which I own) and thought it was kind of appropriate. Cliff Robinson was paid half (IIRC) the normal cover fee for recycling the old art. By rights, I could have just paid him a straight ?15 reprint fee, but I thought he deserved better!

It wasn't run as a money-saving measure, but it did save me some time. Also, the issue was all about endings, so it seemed appropriate.

The reason it's re-run on the back cover? A planned house ad fell through at the last minute.


General / Re: The new editor
« on: 27 March, 2002, 02:13:27 PM »
Give Alan a chance!You dismiss his choice in reprints, but it was Alan who had the 'ace taste' to suggest The Visible Man be reprinted in my final issue as editor.

I doubt you'll see any more DR & Quinch, simply because Titan has just reprinted The Complete DR & Quinch - negating the point of rerunning it in the Megazine. Ditto the first series of ABC Warriors, which I was all set to run in the Meg.

The Ro-Busters reprints were not that popular and, aside from the strips I ran, the rest are split between great artists (McMahon, O'Neill) and some lesser illustrators, making any reprints a bit of mixed bag.

So, give Alan a chance. Any new editor takes time to put his stamp on a title!


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