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FACEACHE: The FIRST 100 SCRUNGES
« on: 16 November, 2017, 04:06:58 pm »

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Re: FACEACHE: The FIRST 100 SCRUNGES
« Reply #1 on: 18 November, 2017, 07:45:45 am »
Nice review, thanks for posting. I'm not sure I've read the strip, but the name and premise is vaguely familiar. I I didn't get Buster although I might have got the odd issje. I mainly got Beano and Nutty (and The Dandy when Nutty joined it) back in the day. Nice to know the creator was also behind Roger the Dodger!

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Re: FACEACHE: The FIRST 100 SCRUNGES
« Reply #2 on: 23 November, 2017, 11:35:55 am »
I was never a fan of Faceache so I'm sitting this one out, but I know it has its fans so  - fill yer boots!

I reckon they'll be on a real winner if they can collect the Bad Time Bedtime Stories in a lovely hardback.

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Re: FACEACHE: The FIRST 100 SCRUNGES
« Reply #3 on: 23 November, 2017, 03:52:55 pm »
As always, I refer you to my other favourite comic, Viz.

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Re: FACEACHE: The FIRST 100 SCRUNGES
« Reply #4 on: 23 November, 2017, 07:45:34 pm »
I was never a fan of Faceache so I'm sitting this one out, but I know it has its fans so  - fill yer boots!

I reckon they'll be on a real winner if they can collect the Bad Time Bedtime Stories in a lovely hardback.

That's a mouth watering prospect

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Re: FACEACHE: The FIRST 100 SCRUNGES
« Reply #5 on: 01 December, 2017, 11:24:28 am »
I received my copy of Faceache Vol 1 hardcover this week but unfortunately it appears some copies have a printing error where pages 33-48 have been replaced with a duplicate set of pages 49-64. I've only seen this mentioned on an (unofficial) 2000AD Facebook group and haven't seen any official comments anywhere. Unexpectedly, I received a second copy yesterday (I only ordered one and I'm not sure why I've got two*) which has all the the right pages in the right order, so it's not every copy that's affected. The first copy was #46/150 and the second was #62/150. Does anyone know if Rebellion are aware of the fault and, if so, what measures they may be taking to resolve it? (I've emailed Oliver at Rebellion this morning about the matter so hope to hear back from him in due course.)

*I'm wondering if Rebellion discovered the printing fault in a small(?) batch of copies and just sent corrected copies to affected buyers automatically, but then I wonder why no official announcement or explanation?
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Re: FACEACHE: The FIRST 100 SCRUNGES
« Reply #6 on: 01 December, 2017, 11:36:25 am »
I received my copy of Faceache Vol 1 hardcover this week but unfortunately it appears some copies have a printing error where pages 33-48 have been replaced with a duplicate set of pages 49-64. I've only seen this mentioned on an (unofficial) 2000AD Facebook group and haven't seen any official comments anywhere. Unexpectedly, I received a second copy yesterday (I only ordered one and I'm not sure why I've got two*) which has all the the right pages in the right order, so it's not every copy that's affected. The first copy was #46/150 and the second was #62/150. Does anyone know if Rebellion are aware of the fault and, if so, what measures they may be taking to resolve it? (I've emailed Oliver at Rebellion this morning about the matter so hope to hear back from him in due course.)

*I'm wondering if Rebellion discovered the printing fault in a small(?) batch of copies and just sent corrected copies to affected buyers automatically, but then I wonder why no official announcement or explanation?

We were made aware of problems just this morning with the duplication of pages in a small number of copies and orders being mistakenly duplicated. The company that handles our distribution is working to fix the problem and Oliver is dealing with returning and/or replacing copies. Apologies for the problems, which are far below the standards we expect from our printers and distributors.

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Re: FACEACHE: The FIRST 100 SCRUNGES
« Reply #7 on: 01 December, 2017, 01:51:42 pm »
I just had a reply from Oliver explaining the problems and everything's good from my end. I'm sorry to hear about the distribution problems, although ironically that worked in my favour by getting a correct copy of the book in my hands. I'm glad to hear that only a small number of the hardcovers are affected as it's an extremely nice production as it would have been a shame if the entire print run had been affected.
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Re: FACEACHE: The FIRST 100 SCRUNGES
« Reply #8 on: 30 July, 2018, 09:06:28 am »
Just curious, it only lists Ken as the artist/writer, but there are some episodes which look distinctly different in detail - whether that's someone mimicing Ken or him doing pencils and someone else inking. (see pages 70 and 71)

Wikipedia just lists Frank McDiarmid taking over after Ken's death.

Anyone know?

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Re: FACEACHE: The FIRST 100 SCRUNGES
« Reply #9 on: 30 July, 2018, 04:22:57 pm »
A few of the pages are apparently by Barrie Appleby, (but Rebellion didn't initially realise that).