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25 Years of Rebellion
« on: 04 December, 2017, 12:47:32 pm »
Metro: 25 years of Rebellion.


Interestingly, the following quote from Jason (referring to the Rebellion era, obviously - not the half a million or more early IPC days):
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Flatteringly, we’ve got more readers than ever, we’re releasing content digitally now so we’re reaching a much broader audience worldwide.


Also - In noticed there was an early adventure gamebook, illustrated by Jon Davis - any relation to Jon Davis-Hunt?

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Re: 25 Years of Rebellion
« Reply #1 on: 04 December, 2017, 01:07:25 pm »
Beat me to it. Have to say that line (the one quoted) and "Sale are up..." open to all sorts of interpretations but hey it all sounds very positive!

Very reassuring read and for those hankerign after news of the telly show there's stuff in there to get all of a tizzy about. Nothing concrete on any level, but then that's never stopped folks!

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Re: 25 Years of Rebellion
« Reply #2 on: 04 December, 2017, 01:17:17 pm »
Beat me to it. Have to say that line (the one quoted) and "Sale are up..." open to all sorts of interpretations but hey it all sounds very positive!

Very reassuring read and for those hankerign after news of the telly show there's stuff in there to get all of a tizzy about. Nothing concrete on any level, but then that's never stopped folks!

Initially I assumed it meant print+digital progs (and megs) are up, but now you mention it, it could refer to reprints and collected editions...

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Re: 25 Years of Rebellion
« Reply #3 on: 04 December, 2017, 01:19:32 pm »
17 years of Rebellion ownership. I can't imagine 2000 AD would be anything more than a fond memory these days if it wasn't for the Kingsleys. And now they're even bringing back the likes of Faceache in lush reprint volumes.

So many happy returns, Rebellion, and may you continue for another 25 and beyond.

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Re: 25 Years of Rebellion
« Reply #4 on: 04 December, 2017, 03:54:44 pm »
hey remember the shambles their reprints were at first i am sooo glad they are amazing now but that eurocrash business still stings hard

saying that who knows if we would still be here now if rebellion didn't own the comic now so i always be grateful for that

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Re: 25 Years of Rebellion
« Reply #5 on: 04 December, 2017, 04:40:49 pm »
The main thing I took from that interview (and the others I've read over the years) was that the Kingsleys come over as really well-rounded individuals with a down-to-earth attitude.

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Re: 25 Years of Rebellion
« Reply #6 on: 04 December, 2017, 06:04:51 pm »
Fine fellas those Kingsley's and Rebellion deserves all the success it's had.
Unquestionably they saved 2000AD from oblivion and for that we should be eternally grateful!  :thumbsup:


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Re: 25 Years of Rebellion
« Reply #7 on: 04 December, 2017, 06:11:04 pm »
Metro: 25 years of Rebellion.


Interestingly, the following quote from Jason (referring to the Rebellion era, obviously - not the half a million or more early IPC days):
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Flatteringly, we’ve got more readers than ever, we’re releasing content digitally now so we’re reaching a much broader audience worldwide.


Also - In noticed there was an early adventure gamebook, illustrated by Jon Davis - any relation to Jon Davis-Hunt?

After clicking on that link I had a bunch of window pop up showing pornographic content including a couple of videos my eyes can't unsee. (Flashing up on screen too, straight away.) Oh my goodness! My eyes, my eyes...  :lol:

 I got a virus warning too.

Not entirely sure it's that site, mind you. I did download an Android app. from a website outside the Play store* earlier today. (A url provided for new smartphone communications software.)

Back on topic:Yay Kingsleys and Rebellion.

*Ironically the girls in those videos were playing... sort of... I shall say no more.

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Re: 25 Years of Rebellion
« Reply #8 on: 04 December, 2017, 06:44:38 pm »
Metro: 25 years of Rebellion.


Interestingly, the following quote from Jason (referring to the Rebellion era, obviously - not the half a million or more early IPC days):
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Flatteringly, we’ve got more readers than ever, we’re releasing content digitally now so we’re reaching a much broader audience worldwide.


Also - In noticed there was an early adventure gamebook, illustrated by Jon Davis - any relation to Jon Davis-Hunt?

After clicking on that link I had a bunch of window pop up showing pornographic content including a couple of videos my eyes can't unsee. (Flashing up on screen too, straight away.) Oh my goodness! My eyes, my eyes...  :lol:

 I got a virus warning too.

Not entirely sure it's that site, mind you. I did download an Android app. from a website outside the Play store* earlier today. (A url provided for new smartphone communications software.)

Back on topic:Yay Kingsleys and Rebellion.

*Ironically the girls in those videos were playing... sort of... I shall say no more.

You're Damian Green and I claim my £5!!!!!  :lol:

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Re: 25 Years of Rebellion
« Reply #9 on: 04 December, 2017, 08:25:10 pm »
hey remember the shambles their reprints were at first i am sooo glad they are amazing now but that eurocrash business still stings hard
I don't know what you mean by "Eurocrash business". As for the reprints, they weren't a shambles initially, but they were limited in scope by various factors, not least print/paper quality of the time, scanning technology, and the deal with DC. Once they started doing things purely themselves, it's really been onwards and upwards. And, sure, not everything is perfect, and nor does everyone always get the stories they want, but years back I couldn't have imagined seeing the sheer range of content that's now available.

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Re: 25 Years of Rebellion
« Reply #10 on: 05 December, 2017, 12:26:40 am »
they did a trade of eurocrash which skipped the entirety of downlode tales which had the unfortunate effect of having sin and dex splitting up forevers on one page and then back together on the next.

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Re: 25 Years of Rebellion
« Reply #11 on: 05 December, 2017, 08:39:28 am »
Not so much a shambles as a result of that line just not selling well enough to justify a complete run. A synopsis wouldn’t have gone amiss, mind.

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Re: 25 Years of Rebellion
« Reply #12 on: 05 December, 2017, 09:17:15 am »
The number of graphic novels Rebellion puts out each year is phenomenal. We never had that in the '90s. It's hard to imagine any other company putting out the Complete Case Files for 30+ volumes. And 2000AD wouldn't still be around if it wasn't for them. I'm delighted with them.

My only gripe is that if Rebellion is still publishing 2000AD when I die, then my complete collection of progs will become incomplete almost immediately.

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Re: 25 Years of Rebellion
« Reply #13 on: 05 December, 2017, 09:54:02 am »
I wonder what 2000AD will be like in 25 years time in 2042? Will it still be thrill power and how will we be viewing our weekly Prog? Some futurists claim we'll have a direct link to the Internet in our heads by then so maybe it will beam right inside our skulls. Anyway here's to 25 years of Rebellion thrill power and long may it continue.
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Re: 25 Years of Rebellion
« Reply #14 on: 05 December, 2017, 10:08:55 am »
Beat me to it. Have to say that line (the one quoted) and "Sale are up..." open to all sorts of interpretations but hey it all sounds very positive!

Very reassuring read and for those hankerign after news of the telly show there's stuff in there to get all of a tizzy about. Nothing concrete on any level, but then that's never stopped folks!

Initially I assumed it meant print+digital progs (and megs) are up, but now you mention it, it could refer to reprints and collected editions...

Maybe it's the same situation like with some US mainstream titles. Two years ago I had some small talks with few creators from Marvel and they were somewhat frustrated because of the comichron statistics people seems to think than many Marvel books struggle with sales, because comichron sales doesn't count digital sales. And from what I know many "new" books (like Ms Marvel, Squirrel Girl, etc) have strong digital following and justify why no one in Marvel wants to cancell them.
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