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News / coming in 2016
« on: 18 January, 2016, 12:48:09 pm »
We already know about most of these, though there's a few more details on that 'black metal' comic due soon:
comic book news - top ten to look forward to from 2000ad in 2016

General / things I learnt in 2000ad
« on: 18 November, 2015, 01:41:03 am »
In conversation today (well, it's early in the morning, so really it was last night) I realised that there were a few things I'd first read in 2000AD.  Simple things like the words 'society' and 'apocalypse' as well as lyrics to Chumbawamba songs.

I also read a critique of general Sci-Fi tropes from a more scientific, or at least real world-based point of view.  One that stood out was that starships wouldn't be orientated like battleships - i.e. floors which are long and thin - but more like skyscrapers - lots of smaller floors, one on top of another.  Fancy that, a starship that looks like an office block.  Not something you see in most science fiction...

Creative Common / That time of year again (NaNo)
« on: 05 November, 2015, 01:54:44 pm »
Posting this a little late in the month, but five days down isn't too difficult to catch up on...

It's November, which means it's NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, though it is international).

I've started, though wordcount-wise I'm a few days behind...

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Classifieds / Bargains in Kentish Town
« on: 14 October, 2015, 04:16:47 pm »
Hi all, not something I'm selling myself, but on the way back from getting my weekly prog from Mega City Comics, I dropped in to a few charity shops on the way home.  The Age UK on Kentish Town Road has a copy of DR & Quinch's Guide to Life (the 1986(?) Titan album) for £1.50, and about four doors down (the next charity shop but one) there was a hardback book copy of Persepolis for about three quid.  I can recommend both books, but a) don't have space for more Titan albums and b) already have Persepolis (as does my girlfriend - two is enough copies for one flat).

Off Topic / Rachael's Charity Abseil
« on: 02 October, 2015, 08:12:03 pm »
I'm sure I mentioned this somewhere before, but I can't find it now.  Almost put it in events, but decided off-topic was suitable enough.

Rachael is doing her charity abseil tomorrow in Stratford (the London one, not the Shakespearean one).  Thanks to all of the Squaxx who have donated she has attained her target, and her team (she is currently temping for a charity) have made their target too!

If any of you are in the area, she'll be pushing off from the observation deck of the Orbital Tower at 10:45 tomorrow morning (Saturday 3rd October, 2015).  Apparently it's quite a popular activity as there will be many batches of people abseiling (presumably the others will be for other charities).  She'll be the one dressed as Spiderwoman!

Just Giving Rachael

Books & Comics / Parodies / Pop-Cultural References
« on: 23 September, 2015, 10:09:46 pm »
A limited edition comic has featured a round-up of costumes from female comic characters (mostly highlighting how impractical many of them are) We Can Never Go Home apparently has multiple print-runs, one of which has a particularly recognisable costume (or should that be uniform)?

General / Racism in 2000AD: Judgement Time
« on: 10 September, 2015, 10:04:55 pm »
Women Write About Comics: Racism in 2000AD

You'd think Tharg'd be more racially sensitive, being a green-skin on Earth, and all (be thankful I didn't resurrect an old thread).

Other Reviews / IDW sale
« on: 17 July, 2015, 01:04:15 pm »
Musings of a Mild-Mannered Man has a few words about some of IDW's 2000AD-related output, including favourable things about the 30-issue series which finished earlier this year.  (also there's a sale on all the IDW Dredd stuff).

Off Topic / learning a language
« on: 09 July, 2015, 01:59:57 pm »
Afternoon all - anyone here on Duolingo?  I'm attempting (not for the first time) to learn German before my next holiday to Berlin, Leipzig and similar places.

General / how to do a prog slog
« on: 22 May, 2015, 09:15:28 pm »
At some point before the end of this year I'm going to embark on a prog slog (or possibly a back prog slog), but as it means I'll be devoting quite a chunk of my time to it, I want to make sure I start out doing it right.  A quick study of the experiences of others (on here and elsewhere) suggests that I can expect to spend one year per 500 progs.  As there will be 2,000 progs by the time I'm a quarter way into it, that's quite a time commitment.  But I don't want to stop at just the progs - I want to re-read my Megs as well.  And my Starlords.  I don't have Tornado yet (except for one single, solitary issue) so that might present a problem.  And not leaving out the Sci-Fi and Mega-Specials, Annuals and Yearbooks.  By the time I'm up to the mid-eighties the next volume of the Daily Dredds should also be out as well.

But there's just a few questions I'm trying to resolve in my mind.  In what order should I actually read them?  Cover-to-cover as they came out, living the thrill-powered life of someone just a little older than I am?  Or starting at prog one and reading the storylines as they start?  Should I stop the weeklies every time an annual or special is released?  What do I do when I get to the nineties - do I read the weekly Progs and the monthly (and sometimes fortnightly) Megs in between?

Any ideas?  From others who have taken this journey, or who might be about to?  Speaking of which - how many others are there out there who have enough Progs and Megs to join me?

As I intimated earlier - this isn't something I'm about to start straight away.  Due to various house moves  my collection is mostly complete but pretty fragmented, so the first order of the day is to get the thing in order (and then replace those precious Progs which have gone missing in the last three-and-a-bit decades).  I seem to remember there was quite a disastrous distribution problem around the time that film came out which could cause problems too...

Events / crouch end cartoon art festival
« on: 09 May, 2015, 10:02:08 pm »
The second CECAF is coming up in about a month's time, and Roger Langridge shall be in attendance.  Attached to Earl Haig Hall is a pub which serves food and drink - anyone else interested?


News / Dan Dare collected, and new Bad Company
« on: 07 March, 2015, 01:43:33 pm »
From the Free Comic Book Day website:

Free Comic Book Day: Looking to the future of the book, is there anything you can tease about what's upcoming?

Keith Richardson: As well as many fantastic trade collections, including Dark Justice (where Judge Dredd battles his arch nemesis Judge Death) and Dan Dare – The 2000 AD Years Volume 01,  2000 AD is welcoming the return of Peter Milligan who is working on a brand new Bad Company story with Tank Girl artist, Rufus Dayglo.

Welcome to the board / Borag Thungg from Sheridan
« on: 17 August, 2013, 02:32:21 pm »
I'm not sure if I ever posted a welcome thread, but there are 38 pages of posts, so I'll have to take a risk that I didn't and do so now.
When I was young the woman / girl next door (possibly a teenager, but much older than I was at the time) gave me a small pile of progs. I was impressed with what I saw, and within a few weeks started buying the progs. To put this in context, the earliest of the ones given to me had the first episode of Skizz, and the first one I bought had both the last episode of Skizz and the first episode of Sláine. For some reason I couldn't find the next few progs, but I must have managed to track down a reliable newsagent by Prog 335.
It was a good time to get in to 2000AD, with Alan Moore producing some of his finest work. This also meant that later that year, during a period of illness, I had a familiar name to latch on to when my dad brought me a copy of Swamp Thing home from the newsagent.
Anyway, thirty years later I'm still getting the progs. I used to subscribe, but I also like to support my local comic shop - tricky decision to make...

Wiki / What happened to the wiki?
« on: 03 May, 2013, 04:22:46 am »
I stumbled across the wikia 2000ad wiki and, seeing that it was rather scanty, added a few pages relating to this week's releases (from Rebelliion and IDW) - just stubs.  It was only after I'd done this that I discovered there seems to have been an abortive attempt at a wiki on 2000adonline, none of which is available (unless you're a beta tester?)  What happened to this?  I'd much rather work on a wiki that is built on data migrated from the 2000ad database than have to start from scratch...

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