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General / Re: Rogue Trooper: Tales of Nu-Earth 01
« on: 01 March, 2010, 11:22:35 AM »
My copy arrived in todays mail.  The only flaw I can see with it so far is that although it includes the "Major Magnam" story, they've forgotten to reprint the Brett Ewins back cover technical spec poster of the pistol.  It wasn't included in the slimmer volumes so I was really hoping they'd remember it this time. :(

« on: 01 March, 2010, 10:51:23 AM »

General / Free Comic Book Day
« on: 27 February, 2010, 02:05:04 PM »
I see FCBD is on 1st May this year.  There's no sign of 2000AD participating, which is not surprising but a shame anyway.

Classifieds / Re: Back Issues Dept.
« on: 26 February, 2010, 11:00:46 AM »
The on line shop was much more convenient for those of us on the other side of the world!

General / Re: Fiends and Kingdom-a random question
« on: 22 February, 2010, 01:10:39 PM »
As much as I like Kingdom as it is, I concur with Gordon Rennie's comments on Rogue Trooper when he revisited the series and talked about wanting to recreate classic WWII battles on a huge, SF scale. Those comments were telling in themselves, because they focus on everything except the character, who, frankly, is a bit dull.

Interesting observation, Jim.  It explains a lot about GRennies Rogue Trooper novel, which goes all over the place. Not that it's a bad read, mind, though I thought James Swallows effort was good too.  Two good RT novels, how lucky are we?

« on: 20 February, 2010, 11:48:56 PM »
There will be 2000 AD magnets bagged with the issue - just not the ones we would have wanted...

i'm still confused as to what the ones you wanted were? 3D ones perhaps?

We sent them a vast selection of classic images to use, painstakingly collected after approval was passed by Tharg himself. They somehow managed to use hardly any, and what they did get printed up...god only knows where they got those images from.

Nobody came back to us for approval which is very dissapointing; another opportunity missed.

As the copyright holders, can they use images you haven't sanctioned?

I know it's not worth starting a bunfight, particularly as I'm sure you want to keep SFX open to the idea of 2000AD-related articles, but would it be worth sending them a polite note to point out how much trouble you went to, and how good the images you supplied were versus the ones they used, and asking why they didn't come back for clearance?

Can the first person to actually see it please let us know what the contents are in general?

I might be reviewing it for 2000AD Review (as well as the Anderson Psi-Files 01, if it's not already been done). The Restricted Files 01 should be arriving tomorrow AM.

Thanks John. The contents now seem to be fairly well discussed in another (new) thread specifically on the title, so that's me sorted.

General / Re: Rogue Trooper: Tales of Nu-Earth 01
« on: 20 February, 2010, 10:55:14 PM »

Jim is a totally reliable & trustworthy guy, but in this case he's just plain wrong.

Get it!

General / Re: Favourite Dreddisms
« on: 20 February, 2010, 10:52:11 PM »

Then your missing both a great Dreddism and that voice when in the I Love Judge Dredd audio he gets asked how he feels re-meeting a citizen he arrested 20 years earlier:
"Underwhelmed." :D

(I know it's not particularly original, but it's the way he tells 'em!)

Nope - that had the desired effect!

HdE, if you decide to get one of the audios stories, I'd recommend "Pre-emptive Revenge" as a good one.  The one I mentioned. "I Love Judge Dredd" is good, but it's atypical in that it's got intentionally humorous leanings.

General / Re: Favourite Dreddisms
« on: 19 February, 2010, 11:30:56 AM »
HdE, the voice of Dredd in the Dredd v Death video game is ALSO the voice of Dredd (and Wulf Sternhammer) in the Twoth audios from Big Finish.  Toby Longworth.  I think it was Pete Well's? entry in the advent calender thread where he reprises the role.  

He really IS Dredd for me.  I doubt anybody else can suppplant his voice in my mind.....

Ah! Thanks for that! Interesting bit of info. I've never been one for audio stories, so I wouldn't have known if you hadn't said.

Then your missing both a great Dreddism and that voice when in the I Love Judge Dredd audio he gets asked how he feels re-meeting a citizen he arrested 20 years earlier:
"Underwhelmed." :D

(I know it's not particularly original, but it's the way he tells 'em!)

« on: 19 February, 2010, 11:16:06 AM »
We have two seperate GN lines, one of which is specifically for the US mass market.

Great news.  Rebellion are doing a fantastic job with the UK GNs and should continue.

I do hope that they don't make the mistake of reprinting all the usual suspects, which have been out before and so won't maximise sales and could therefore potentially jeopardise the line before it has got out of the starting gate.

Also, I'd be interested to know if the US line will follow (or cherry-pick) the UK line, or if the two lines may diverge at all.

General / Re: Speculation: The Life and Death of Johnny Alpha.
« on: 18 February, 2010, 11:13:45 AM »
I know these things are neither Stront nor Dredd "CANON" to use the dreaded term, but in the (excellent) Dredd audio "Preemptive Revenge" (set on the day after Judgement Day) Johnny Alpha (played by Simon Pegg) says that it's never exactly clear who fired the first missile that devestated what would become New Britain (and give rise to the strontium showers that would make Johnny a mutant) but it's thought it MIGHT have come from one of the Mega-Cities......

Which adds a whole OTHER spin to Dredd's actions.....

Pre-emptive Revenge is one of Jonathan Clements stories.  I'm sure he repeats the theory in his Strontium Dog novel, "Ruthless".

And me too.

Can the first person to actually see it please let us know what the contents are in general?

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills
« on: 30 January, 2010, 10:31:44 AM »
Looks like Case Files 01 is getting a re-release later this year.

I like the cover!


General / Re: why isn't there a St. Georges flag t-shirt?
« on: 26 January, 2010, 11:37:24 AM »
Personally I object to St George being our patron saint.
The reason being that "he " probably didn't exist... and even if he did .., he has absolutly no connection to England. I say that if your still going to have a patron stain then they should at least meet the qualifications of
1/ existing.
2/ a strong connection to the country who has adpoted him/her.

That isn't too much to ask, is it?

I wonder what you must think of that heraldic shield you have, the one held up by a lion and a unicorn!

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