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Messages - Dark Jimbo

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General / Re: ABC Warriors timeline in light of comments in Fallout
« on: 18 January, 2018, 07:17:27 pm »
There was a rumble, the Warriors were on the brink of defeat and then Steelhorn rocked up with his Implosion Hammer and sent them away on their toes, abandoning Mek-Quake to his fate. They turned up again briefly at the end of 'Return to Mars', vowing to settle the score one day.

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General / Re: What happened to Myra Hancock?
« on: 18 January, 2018, 06:30:16 pm »
Feck. I misread that as Myra Hindley and was wondering what such a question was doing in this section of the forum.

Oh thank God it wasn't just me...!

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Film & TV / Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
« on: 18 January, 2018, 01:38:04 pm »
Definately my favourite of this series so far. Delightfully gruesome; very twisty-turny and laugh-out-loud funny at points, too! Exactly what you want, really.

Also loved that the 'No.9' was a plotpoint!

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 18 January, 2018, 10:12:23 am »
I watched The Water Diviner on telly t'other night. Really good Russell Crowe flick that had totally passed me by until now - I'm not sure the rather non-descript title helps, though it makes perfect sense in context.

Not quite a War film so much as an... aftermath film? Crowe travels to the Dardanelles in the wake of the Great War searching for the bodies of his three missing-presumed-dead sons, fighting against a tide of scepticism and bureaucratic obstruction. It's not a theatre of war that gets much focus so it's fascinating if only on that score, but it is also a really superb examination of the Gallipoli fiasco in its own right, and the logistics of what happens when the guns fall silent and there are 270,000 bodies to identify and bury. I also liked that Crowe isn't raging against the Turks or the Germans or the ANZAC higher-ups; there's no overwrought 'Why was this allowed to happen?' or 'What a pointless waste of young lives!' He just walks quietly through the aftermath and it's left entirely to the viewer to decide how he feels about things. The actual flashbacks to the fighting are brief but really powerful - I had a Great-Grandad at Gallipoli who survived the War but came home crippled by shellshock and was dead by 1919, so they were a hard watch.

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Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« on: 18 January, 2018, 09:41:08 am »
I've never heard of Spa Wars - sounds like a good reason not to have a TV (which I don't)

This is the three-cred freeziwhip in the eye of Melda Dreepe, isn't it?

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 17 January, 2018, 01:16:29 pm »
I wouldn't even mind a bunch of vaugely droid-themed Gibson Dredds to bulk it up...

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Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« on: 17 January, 2018, 12:49:55 pm »
12 cinema visits per year makes you a "heavy" cinema-goer; far higher than the national average.

Too right...! Twelve or fewer? It's an unusual year if I go to the cinema twice, to be honest!

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 17 January, 2018, 10:46:13 am »
I was also a bit surprised to hear Football Crazy was being reprinted, until checking on Barney and seeing it's only 30 pages. Man, that dreck clouded by view of the previous Robo-Hunter reprint.

Eh?

Still, with about 400 pages of classic Robo-Hunter left to collect, what will be omitted? (This assuming the strip gets only two volumes and not three, which would have contained everything and the Hogan run, too.)

Up to the end of Play it Again, Sam is 221 pages (take that away and a second book would be only 139, so it seems pretty certain that's where the book'll be split). The rest of the classic run is 161 pages. You could bulk that up with all Hogan's stories or the majority of the Samantha Slade stuff (minus the final two stories).

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 January, 2018, 12:31:53 pm »
Wow, Nem looks great.

Is the first Robo-Hunter volume Verdus and Day of the Droids? Volume must be on the hefty side if so.

They come to about 240 pages, so yeah, that'd be bang on the money.

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General / Re: ABC Warriors timeline in light of comments in Fallout
« on: 15 January, 2018, 06:45:19 pm »
Your confusion is all based on the assumption that, if Terra has 'become' Termight, then Torquemada's anti-science, anti-alien coup must also have already come to pass. But if Termight's currently under an earlier, more enlightened rule then there's no conflict re: Mars and its martians. There was a Soviet Russia before Stalin, after all.

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Megazine / Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« on: 15 January, 2018, 09:00:44 am »
The floppy for Meg 395 is apparently going to be a "Nemesis the Warlock monograph", though it isn't clear from the solicitation whether it will be 64 pages of just that or whether it will be backed up with something else - https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/01/13/rebellion-april-2018-solicits/

I'm guessing there are no buyers of the Ultimate collection here...? The text piece in the back of the Nemesis books open 'taken from Rebellion's forthcoming Nemesis the Warlock: A monograph'.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 10 January, 2018, 01:49:30 pm »
Huh, looks like they've definately ditched the colour title pages for B&W material, then. Wonder why?

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 09 January, 2018, 07:09:18 pm »
What's glaringly missing???

TBH that is part of the problem, there is nothing that you would point to and say, 'you MUST read this or you won't get Dredd'.  That said, there are some quality runs that could do with an outing.

There's still no Otto Sump; still no Kenny Who? And to be honest, I'd happily buy Mad City II, III, IV and V!

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 07 January, 2018, 07:47:26 pm »
I just noticed Dean Ormston and Si Spencer on the Fallen Angels cover. Can't see anything related they've done, so are they putting some Harke & Burr in there to bulk it up? I wonder if it will be the stuff from the Meg Floppy, or maybe the Missionary Man crossover?

One of Rennie's Mean Machine tales had Harke and Burr exhibiting him in a Cursed Earth travelling carnival, so that idea makes a lot of sense!

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 06 January, 2018, 07:03:11 pm »
So I'm guessing by that list on Wiki regarding Savage/Invasion where it says one book for each,  the entirety of Invasion will be in one book (maybe to pad it out the Savage Disaster story pre Volgan War?), and Savage will encompass the Guvnor and Taking Liberties.

The complete Invasion is about 256 pages - so no need for padding out...!

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