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Scream & Misty - All new stories inside
« on: 14 October, 2017, 03:12:31 pm »
Arrived today and it’s absolutely packed.

There’s a very affectionate feel here with Editorial pages, Horoscopes and even a Spot the Difference.

Standouts for me were Deathman the Gathering (Henry Flint) with a great final team-up panel with some familiar faces and The Return of the Sentinels (Ben Willsher) which felt very much like a modern Dr Who type tale.

13th Floor didn’t work for me getting John Stokes to do the ‘real world’ and Frazer Irving to do ‘Max’s’ world but it was an interesting attempt to bring a new storytelling device. I love Ortiz and I get what they were attempting.

It’s a really good package. I misremembered paying 5.99 and it’s not, it’s only 3.99 so really good value and quite bold in terms of innovating. Includes house ads for Ant Wars, MACH1, Future Shocks, Dracula Files, Misty 2 (Sentinels) and Dracula File.  13th Floor gets a whole page to itself. Includes helpful bios on obscure characters.

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Re: Scream & Misty - All new stories inside
« Reply #1 on: 14 October, 2017, 03:29:35 pm »
Got mine today as well.
It's a lovely package that does not, for me at least, quite hit the mark.
It's a case of you can never go home again, but a decent effort.

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Re: Scream & Misty - All new stories inside
« Reply #2 on: 15 October, 2017, 02:26:36 pm »
I never read MISTY or SCREAM back in the day so I don't have much nostalgia for the strips revived for The Scream & Misty Special - although I do remember 'The Thirteenth Floor' & 'Death Wish' from Eagle - but I enjoyed the new stories a great deal.

Given that I didn't know anything about their originals, I thought the best of them was 'The Return of Black Max' with Simon Coleby's wonderfully moody art but 'The Dracula Files', 'The Return of the Sentinels' and 'Deathman' were all good potential launch pads for new stories and I'd be up for any continuing series. 'The Thirteenth Floor' had nice art but I wasn't a great fan of Max in the first place (despite the great José Ortiz) and 'The Fate of the Fairy Hunter', well, I doubt I'm the intended demographic for it so we'll let that pass. :)

Overall, a very nice Special. 9/10.
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Re: Scream & Misty - All new stories inside
« Reply #3 on: 15 October, 2017, 07:53:27 pm »
Pleasantly surprised to see this in Glasgow FP, lots of copies with both covers. Buying the Fabry cover version, was told it couldn't be sold. Not out till Wed. Grrr.

Should have read it in the shop!

The Ant Wars trade did look tempting.

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« Reply #4 on: 19 October, 2017, 09:01:37 am »
In complete contrast to this week's prog, I found this an absolute delight from start to finish. Bought an extra copy for my eldest, and ordered the Fabry cover from FP for the collection. So they've made me buy it three times, and I'm not sore about it in the least.
Not a bad strip in there- with my favourites being The Thirteenth Floor, Black Max and The Sentinels. The Death Man strip serves as a pilot for a series I very much hope gets the go ahead- to see The Leopard and Blake Edmonds again made my day.
The feature pages were brilliant, and I even cast more than a cursory eye over the Spot The Difference. I did wonder, though, if knowing the age of the people most likely to pick this up, a Sudoku would have been more appropriate.

All in all, a lovely package, and seeing as I bought my copies from exactly the same papershop from which I collected my reserved copies of Scream in 1984, and in which I expressed my horror when I was told it had been cancelled all those years ago, it could not have been better.

More, please.

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Re: Scream & Misty - All new stories inside
« Reply #5 on: 19 October, 2017, 11:37:13 am »
The feature pages were brilliant, and I even cast more than a cursory eye over the Spot The Difference. I did wonder, though, if knowing the age of the people most likely to pick this up, a Sudoku would have been more appropriate.

As welcome as it is to see, I must admit to wondering who the intended/potential audience for this might be.  If the intention isn't to attract younger readers, surely the potential readership is at best a fraction of whoever already buys 2000ad/the Meg?

Anyway, it would be really bad form if the next time anyone is in the supermarket, they moved these to a lower shelf beside the children's comics.

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Re: Scream & Misty - All new stories inside
« Reply #6 on: 20 October, 2017, 07:05:49 pm »
I really liked every thing in the special. But most of them read more like pilots to revival then stand alone stories. Thirteenth Floor seems to be the only one coming back for sure. I really want to see more Death-Man: The Gathering and Fate of the Fairy Hunter. Those two really left me wanting.

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Re: Scream & Misty - All new stories inside
« Reply #7 on: 21 October, 2017, 06:47:29 pm »
Just got this and I'm loving every page! I desperately want to see 13th Floor, Dracula Files and Death-Man continue in the Meg/Prog.

One minor thing - did the 13th Floor really need (admittedly xxxx'd out) bad language?

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Re: Scream & Misty - All new stories inside
« Reply #8 on: 21 October, 2017, 06:49:04 pm »
Oh, and Ben Wilsher's artwork is stunning, really love his new style. Just wish he'd use a thicker pen!

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Re: Scream & Misty - All new stories inside
« Reply #9 on: 22 October, 2017, 02:38:21 pm »
Amazingly, my local WHSmith had three copies of this. (Two now.)

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Re: Scream & Misty - All new stories inside
« Reply #10 on: 22 October, 2017, 03:17:08 pm »
Amazingly, my local WHSmith had three copies of this. (Two now.)

Yep mine had two as well (one now)

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Re: Scream & Misty - All new stories inside
« Reply #11 on: 22 October, 2017, 04:04:05 pm »
Our only local supermarket is a Tesco.  They're big on forced labor and sectarian hiring policies, but not so much on stocking comics.

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Re: Scream & Misty - All new stories inside
« Reply #12 on: 22 October, 2017, 04:20:21 pm »

One minor thing - did the 13th Floor really need (admittedly xxxx'd out) bad language?

Of course it xxxxxxg did!  :lol:

Have you heard how some kids talk to each other?


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Re: Scream & Misty - All new stories inside
« Reply #13 on: 22 October, 2017, 06:45:23 pm »
I liked the special,but I got a feeling Im landing in the middle of things.Are these stories meant to be trailers for the collections or will they continue or something?There is a lot of setup here.

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Re: Scream & Misty - All new stories inside
« Reply #14 on: 22 October, 2017, 07:48:20 pm »
Great review from Mr Jim Moon on Hypnogoria
http://hypnobobs.geekplanetonline.com/?podcast=microgoria-47-not-for-the-nervous

One perplexing mispronunciation but coverage and shares our hopes for more new material.