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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!


Help! / Re: Can you help with 2000 AD Hist...
« on: 27 March, 2002, 02:15:28 PM »
Thanks to all those who have offered to help so far. I have sent emails directly to you, via this board. If you don't get them within a day, post here and I'll find another way to contact you.


Help! / Re: Seperated At Birth?
« on: 26 March, 2002, 02:16:54 PM »
Yes, that *was* deliberate!

But can you help?


Help! / Can you help with 2000 AD History articles?
« on: 26 March, 2002, 01:08:52 PM »
Hello everyone!

I'm David Bishop. You may remember me from editing 2000 AD, the Judge Dredd Megazine and various other publications.

I am currently researching and writing a series of articles detailing the history of 2000 AD, and I need your help.

I'm looking for published interviews with 2000 AD creators over the years. Alas, over 25 years, people's memories become a bit vague and details merge into one. So, does anyone have copies of interviews with 2000 AD editorial staff and creators from such publications as Speakeasy, Comics Interview or Amazing Heroes? If so, would they be willing to send me photocopies of the articles?

I won't be quoting directly from the articles - that would be an infringement of copyright, obviously - but it would help with background information!

Please reply here in the first instance if you can help!



General / Re: The Meg - the first two volume...
« on: 26 March, 2002, 02:28:05 PM »
Yes, I am David Bishop, ex-editor of the Megazine and 2000 AD. From the first two volumes might I also suggest...

Anderson: The Jesus Syndrome 2.22-2.24
Harmony from 2.55-2.60, 2.62 and 2.73-76
(some primo early Hairsine & Jim Murray art)
Tea With Mrs Gunderson 2.15
Son Mean Machine 2.63-2.72
Missionry Man 2.29, 2.30, 2.50-2.55
Return of the Taxidermist 2.37-2.46
Shimura 2.37-2.39, 2.50-2.55

I'm quite fond of the silly comedy in Harke & Burr (see various of Volume 2), but it's not to everyone's taste. Writer Si Spencer now writes episodes of Eastenders.


General / Re: The Meg - the first two volume...
« on: 25 March, 2002, 06:53:47 PM »
May I humbly suggest some of the following...

America 1.01-1.07
Young Death 1.01-1.12
Al's Baby 1.04-1.15
Armitage 1.09-1.14
Devlin Waugh 2.01-2.09

There's a ton of good stuff in the Megs (and, inevitably, a fair amount of dross). Enjoy!

General / Re: judge dredd on cd
« on: 16 March, 2002, 03:18:46 PM »
I attended the recording of the first audio, Wanted: Dredd or Alive, back in January - but I haven't heard any of the post-production, such as sound effects, ambient noise etc. I should probably have chased Big Finish to send me a sampler ahead of time, but I've been busy writing a Doctor Who novel for the BBC and the history of 2000 AD articles for the Megazine.

Death Trap is being recorded next weekend, I think. I'm not allowed to say who's playing Death, but I can't wait to hear him in the part!

General / Re: judge dredd on cd
« on: 15 March, 2002, 04:17:45 PM »
Since nobody here seems to have spotted it, the following plot synopsis was published in the last edition of Previews, the monthly catalogue from Diamond Comic Distributors:-

"Dredd's greatest enemy is JUdge Death, an alien superfiend from another dimension who believes all life is a crime and the sentence must be death! He was responsible for murdering sixty million citizens in the Big Meg. Death is held captive in Iso-Block 99, an apparently inescapable prison. But a terrorist group threatens to break him out. If they succeed, the consequences for Mega-City One are too terrifying to contemplate. Judges Joe Dredd and Amy Steel race against time to stop the alien superfiend's plan to turn the Beg Meg into a city of the dead!"

To regular readers, all this will probably sound a bit obvious and familiar - but the synopsis is written with newcomers in mind. Everybody here already knows the drill when it comes to Death!


General / Re: Darkie's Mob
« on: 07 November, 2002, 11:27:15 PM »
Resign from TPO! I think not. Not when I'm this close to finishing!

One more article to go. One more article to go. (repeat to fade)


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