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Author Topic: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?  (Read 33712 times)

Magnetica

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #315 on: 14 October, 2017, 04:36:21 pm »
I would prefer to see some more from the back catelogue Rebellion owns appearing, rather than recent 2000AD stuff. For example more stuff from Tornado, like maybe the Mind of Wolfie Smith.

I do appreciate that might taken time e.g. to track down decent source material and it can’t be stuff that they would rather put in a GN or stuff that is expensive to clean up.

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #316 on: 14 October, 2017, 04:41:11 pm »
NOT The Mind of Wolfie Smith please.

But otherwise, yes -- although there is nothing wrong with them doing a mix of stuff from 2000AD and stuff from other comics. Not every Megazine was reading the prog over five years ago.

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #317 on: 14 October, 2017, 05:32:01 pm »
I'm firmly in the opposite camp. I think I am unlikely to be interested in anything non-2000ad that isn't written by Pat Mills or John Wagner. I haven't read any of the floppy material before.

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #318 on: 14 October, 2017, 06:17:13 pm »
Then you've been missing out.

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #319 on: 14 October, 2017, 07:17:00 pm »
probably because a new series of it will be starting soon and people may need a refresher?
There is? Must have fallen out of my brain. Well, in that case: good.

Pretty sure I'd have remembered that if I'd seen an announcement somewhere -  good news - let's hope this bodes well for Edgingtonverse tales continuing after being in limbo for  years...

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #320 on: 14 October, 2017, 07:35:02 pm »
NOT The Mind of Wolfie Smith please.

But otherwise, yes -- although there is nothing wrong with them doing a mix of stuff from 2000AD and stuff from other comics. Not every Megazine was reading the prog over five years ago.

What’s wrong with the Mind of Wolfie Smith? I have only read the 2000AD stuff, so would be curious to see what it was like in Tornado.

But if Blackhawk is anything to go by, then it’s probably no great shakes. But having said that I would still be interested to see it, if only from a comics history point of view.

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #321 on: 14 October, 2017, 08:34:11 pm »
 Wolfie Smith was boring. It made Tharg's list of the 16 worst strips to appear in 2000AD.

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #322 on: 14 October, 2017, 10:08:20 pm »
NOT The Mind of Wolfie Smith please.

But otherwise, yes -- although there is nothing wrong with them doing a mix of stuff from 2000AD and stuff from other comics. Not every Megazine was reading the prog over five years ago.

What’s wrong with the Mind of Wolfie Smith? I have only read the 2000AD stuff, so would be curious to see what it was like in Tornado

Yep I'm up for that. Yes its far from perfect but I get on with it well enough, especially the last story.

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #323 on: 15 October, 2017, 03:06:08 pm »
Wolfie Smith was boring. It made Tharg's list of the 16 worst strips to appear in 2000AD.

Was that during the nineties, in the midst of the insult-everything-that-went-before phase while not offering much decent material to replace it (including the infamous - "comics are just disposable entertainment, don't look for any deeper meaning or subtext, if you're mature enough to want anything more, then stop reading now" reply to a reader's letter)?

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #324 on: 15 October, 2017, 05:36:13 pm »
Wolfie Smith was boring. It made Tharg's list of the 16 worst strips to appear in 2000AD.

Was that during the nineties, in the midst of the insult-everything-that-went-before phase while not offering much decent material to replace it (including the infamous - "comics are just disposable entertainment, don't look for any deeper meaning or subtext, if you're mature enough to want anything more, then stop reading now" reply to a reader's letter)?

Blimey! What prog was that in?

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #325 on: 15 October, 2017, 07:46:09 pm »
Are you sure? Sounds more like the brief manifesto of the Grark Millarson team during the Big Dave / Babe Race 2000 era.
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