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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #15 on: 04 January, 2018, 03:20:40 pm »
Ben Willsher doing a sci-fi action romp with bounty hunters is going to be AMAZING!

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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #16 on: 08 January, 2018, 11:50:40 am »
Done a quick blog about the redesign, if you're into that sort of thing...
http://www.alecworley.com/blog/durham-red-preview-pic-released

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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #17 on: 08 January, 2018, 11:59:22 am »
Done a quick blog about the redesign, if you're into that sort of thing...
http://www.alecworley.com/blog/durham-red-preview-pic-released

Trinny & Susannah?  Let no-one have any doubt about the great pains taken in this redesign.  Not since Mick Austin studied a copy of Mayfair he presumably found in a hedge has research be this in-depth!

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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #18 on: 11 January, 2018, 09:52:59 am »
Its gonna be great!
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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #19 on: 11 January, 2018, 12:35:51 pm »
Not too sure Durham Red in a sports bra is really in line with the batgirl / vampirella re-jigs.

The Vampirella re-design is particularly bad - sportswear meets steampunk. Baffling for the character. Batgirl just looks like a prebucesent girl cosplay and as I assume that’s the readership so that’s fine. It is just a superhero outfit on a less sexualised frame.

‘Half way house’ outfits like that vampirella one make little sense - if you’re grounding the character and making the outfit more ‘practical’ then she’s not going to wear cycling shorts, she’s going to wear practical light but protective trousers. It’s seems more an exercise in ‘showing skin but not showing SKIN’.

The whole ‘urban warrior but female’ shorts / big boots / pads / wrist gloves / practical but some how revealing around the chest / thigh outfit is a bit played out in comics and video games. Embrace the unreality of the whole idea and make something unique. That’s what 2000AD always did... c’ummon he’s wearing a fupping eagle on his shoulder!
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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #20 on: 11 January, 2018, 02:06:02 pm »
Unreality is fine, but I would hope we're a bit beyond 'something for the dads' now in 2000 AD. Durham Red was always a bit Smurfette anyway, but her outfit was a bit… And then the future one was even worse. I do nonetheless agree regarding the Vampirella one, though. The original's not suitable, but the new one's not good.

As for Durham Red, I'm hopeful – given the talent doing it – that we'll see something good. And at least there's the line: "Rest assured, Durham won’t be spending the entire series in her underwear!" (You'd really hope not, especially given Tharg's recent defensive answer to a letter about female characters’ attire in the Christmas issue.)