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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #15 on: 04 January, 2018, 03:20:40 pm »
Ben Willsher doing a sci-fi action romp with bounty hunters is going to be AMAZING!

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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #16 on: 08 January, 2018, 11:50:40 am »
Done a quick blog about the redesign, if you're into that sort of thing...
http://www.alecworley.com/blog/durham-red-preview-pic-released

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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #17 on: 08 January, 2018, 11:59:22 am »
Done a quick blog about the redesign, if you're into that sort of thing...
http://www.alecworley.com/blog/durham-red-preview-pic-released

Trinny & Susannah?  Let no-one have any doubt about the great pains taken in this redesign.  Not since Mick Austin studied a copy of Mayfair he presumably found in a hedge has research be this in-depth!

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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #18 on: 11 January, 2018, 09:52:59 am »
Its gonna be great!
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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #19 on: 11 January, 2018, 12:35:51 pm »
Not too sure Durham Red in a sports bra is really in line with the batgirl / vampirella re-jigs.

The Vampirella re-design is particularly bad - sportswear meets steampunk. Baffling for the character. Batgirl just looks like a prebucesent girl cosplay and as I assume that’s the readership so that’s fine. It is just a superhero outfit on a less sexualised frame.

‘Half way house’ outfits like that vampirella one make little sense - if you’re grounding the character and making the outfit more ‘practical’ then she’s not going to wear cycling shorts, she’s going to wear practical light but protective trousers. It’s seems more an exercise in ‘showing skin but not showing SKIN’.

The whole ‘urban warrior but female’ shorts / big boots / pads / wrist gloves / practical but some how revealing around the chest / thigh outfit is a bit played out in comics and video games. Embrace the unreality of the whole idea and make something unique. That’s what 2000AD always did... c’ummon he’s wearing a fupping eagle on his shoulder!
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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #20 on: 11 January, 2018, 02:06:02 pm »
Unreality is fine, but I would hope we're a bit beyond 'something for the dads' now in 2000 AD. Durham Red was always a bit Smurfette anyway, but her outfit was a bit… And then the future one was even worse. I do nonetheless agree regarding the Vampirella one, though. The original's not suitable, but the new one's not good.

As for Durham Red, I'm hopeful – given the talent doing it – that we'll see something good. And at least there's the line: "Rest assured, Durham won’t be spending the entire series in her underwear!" (You'd really hope not, especially given Tharg's recent defensive answer to a letter about female characters’ attire in the Christmas issue.)

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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #21 on: 16 April, 2018, 11:54:54 am »
Wotcha!
Full details on the current status of the new Durham Red, right here...
http://www.alecworley.com/blog/lee-carter-joins-durham-red
Please feel free to share and spread the word. Lee is a major addition to the team!
Apologies for this hurried post; deadlines an’ that.
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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #22 on: 16 April, 2018, 12:11:22 pm »
Ouch. Poor Ben. Still, if you need a super sub, I can't think of anyone better than Lee.

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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #23 on: 16 April, 2018, 12:41:20 pm »
Thanks for the the update Alec, and hope Ben continues to get better.

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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #24 on: 16 April, 2018, 01:32:02 pm »
Thank You Alec. Wish Ben a quick recovery

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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #25 on: 16 April, 2018, 02:06:29 pm »
Cheers, guys. Will pass that on. Ben is absolutely fine and dandy now! His recovery time scuppered the schedule is all. Cheers again. Alec

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« Reply #26 on: 16 April, 2018, 02:09:39 pm »
Good to hear it Alec, thanks for the update!

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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #27 on: 16 April, 2018, 03:06:38 pm »
All the best to Ben, hope he's match fit soon and thanks for the update, Alec!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #28 on: 19 April, 2018, 03:53:57 pm »
Not too sure Durham Red in a sports bra is really in line with the batgirl / vampirella re-jigs.

The Vampirella re-design is particularly bad - sportswear meets steampunk. Baffling for the character. Batgirl just looks like a prebucesent girl cosplay and as I assume that’s the readership so that’s fine. It is just a superhero outfit on a less sexualised frame.

Really?  Looks like a normal person in their twenties to me - don't know where you live but I see plenty of young adults wearing similar clothing all the time (except for the cape and holsters, obviously!)

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Re: Durham Red- Born Bad!
« Reply #29 on: 19 April, 2018, 04:05:30 pm »
Not too sure Durham Red in a sports bra is really in line with the batgirl / vampirella re-jigs.

"Rest assured, Durham won’t be spending the entire series in her underwear!"

(I would have assumed that the towel around her shoulders might also clue folk in to the fact that this isn't the actual costume.)
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