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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 17 October, 2018, 10:34:06 pm »

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 12 October, 2018, 10:35:45 am »
Thanks so much for your thoughts, chaps. You're good people.

Feck Jimbo,  that's an awful double blow in such a short time.

It's been a surreal week. When she fell ill, her biggest worry was being well enough in time for John's funeral... I don't think any of us thought she wouldn't even be here for it. Going to take us some time to really process this.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 11 October, 2018, 06:17:30 pm »
My Nan, peacefully and surrounded by family.

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General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 10 October, 2018, 05:03:16 pm »
Hours after finding out about Carlos last week, I lost a (great) uncle suddenly. I can't claim to have seen a lot of him over the years, but he was my Nan's beloved brother, and she was shattered by the news. She was in hospital within days, and been deteriorating ever since. Now it's a case of bringing her home for palliative care. My Uncle's funeral is next Friday and it's doubtful she'll make it even that long.

In that strange place in life where I'm about to lose my last grandparent.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2102 - Quick on the Jaw!
« on: 08 October, 2018, 11:37:43 am »
I must say I'm pleased to see the Kazan clone appear- that character, from memory, was written by Gordon Rennie back in the day when Gordon was writing a lot of Dredd. Once Gordon stepped away the character wasn't seen (happy to be corrected on this if I'm wrong) until now where it looks like Rob Williams is moving a long bubbling plot into high gear.

Al Ewing picked up that thread in the wake of Chaos Day (prog 1803), with Dredd rightly demanding what good Kazan was as intelligence given what had just happened to the city. It's always preferrable when these things are picked up on by later writers and given closure, rather than just abruptly dropped.

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 07 October, 2018, 08:26:49 pm »
Haven't seen an episode since Capaldi's first series, but I really liked that on the whole, despite my scepticism. It didn't really 'matter' that the Doctor was a woman - it was still very much the Doctor, in every way that mattered.

Lots of lovely hark backs to the old series-style of doing things - a reasonably high body count that keeps stakes raised (no glib RTD-style 'Everybody lives!' nonsense); the accidental bringing along of companions, a very old-school end credit sequence. Bit dissapointed that the Screwdriver came back though, it felt for a moment like they were about to write it out at last.

Only really watched out of idle curiosity, but... I think I'm on board for the whole series.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 07 October, 2018, 08:16:37 pm »
Yup, that's it. I took my nominal page-counts from the trade collections rather than the progs when I tried to work out how far the ABC books might get. In any case, there wouldn't have been room for Fallout and we've had no Red Planet Blues or Dishonourable Discharge, so a 'complete' ABCs was never too likely...

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 06 October, 2018, 05:38:45 pm »
Apologies if this has been asked higher up the thread, but will the Strontium Dog issues be complete (apart from the Starlord stories)?

I think the collection will include all SD stories from Tooth, along with complete runs of Slaine, Nemesis, ABC Warriors and Nikolai Dante.

SD won't quite be complete - we won't get flashback stories Roadhouse or The Tax Dodge.

ABC Warriors probably won't be complete either - I reckon we'll get up to the end of Volgan War.

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General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 03 October, 2018, 10:53:32 am »
That's really nicely expressed, Banners.

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General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 01 October, 2018, 11:12:24 pm »
I keep thinking about the final page/panels of his last Stront story - such a fitting way for King Carlos to bow out.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 01 October, 2018, 09:55:27 pm »
Thanks chaps. Think I've got my head around it now, but all in all a very strange day. Like most here, I was feeling pretty off-kilter at the Carlos news and more shaken than I would have thought. Then came the double-whammy and it was all a bit much. That's life sometimes, I suppose.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 01 October, 2018, 04:22:44 pm »
Gutted. Literally just coming on here to write a message about the terrible news about Carlos when I heard that an uncle of mine has just collapsed and died unexpectedly. Feeling very... hollow.

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Other Reviews / Re: MAZEWORLD
« on: 27 September, 2018, 06:01:02 pm »
Do anyone know what is the difference between the different editions ? I bought the original edition

The paper stock is different and it makes a vast difference to the artwork. Almost feels like the colours have bee laid down directly onto the paper rather than reproduced.

Wow - I knew it was a larger edition, but I didn't know that... Very tempted to splash out on this, now.

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General / Re: 2000 AD Art Stars Summer 2018 - Judge Dredd
« on: 27 September, 2018, 04:04:01 pm »
It will be really interesting to see how much the pull is affected when we move from Dredd to less well known characters. Is it the character or the prize that got the numbers... well yes its probably a combination but still...

Yep, I was definitely thinking the same! Will be interesting to find out...

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2019
« on: 26 September, 2018, 11:49:00 am »
'The Complete Caballistics Inc.' is listed on Amazon as released on 21st February 2019. Torn between buying this or the two 2000ad Ultimate Collection hardcovers?? Can't make up my mind which is the better buy.

Wait for the Complete edition.  Because it might be.....complete?
So does that mean the Hatchette books won’t be complete?

Not only Complete, but they'll include the first Absalom story, too, which may help to somewhat smooth out the abrupt ending of Cabs (by seguing neatly into Absalom).

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