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Meg 387 - Skyhigh!
« on: 11 August, 2017, 07:09:50 pm »
My Megazine arrived today which is very weird but very welcome as I just got back from work and had a quick flick through, just at the Dredd story, the Liam Sharp interview and the second part of Dominion. Will read properly after a late tea but looks like another great issue but a special shout out for Percival's art in Dominion, particularly the sequences of Judge Death sleeping and Mortis on the attack are simply stunning! Will be back after dessert!

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Re: Meg 387 - Skyhigh!
« Reply #1 on: 11 August, 2017, 07:26:44 pm »
Will be back after dessert!

I'm starting a sweepstake:

2/5   ice cream (with or without jelly)
5/1   cheesecake
7/1   gateaux or any Iceland variant on the basic idea of cake with dairy topping
20/1 Vienetta (can you even get that anymore)?)
50/1 custard/trifle/semolina/anything else your gran would make
100/1 fruit

Minimum bet of £5, and remember, when the fun stops, stop.



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Re: Meg 387 - Skyhigh!
« Reply #2 on: 11 August, 2017, 07:50:29 pm »
I prefer a flan. Can I have £1 on that?

BTW any Dreddlines? I've yet to letter from my new address. Thinking of moving back!

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Re: Meg 387 - Skyhigh!
« Reply #3 on: 11 August, 2017, 08:12:21 pm »
I prefer a flan.

Flan's just fancy bastard cake (see above). Unless you mean the pastry kind, which is really a tart. I suppose I should have included that and anything else North Americans mistakenly designate 'pie'.

70/1.



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Re: Meg 387 - Skyhigh!
« Reply #4 on: 11 August, 2017, 08:21:26 pm »

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Re: Meg 387 - Skyhigh!
« Reply #5 on: 11 August, 2017, 08:26:32 pm »

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Re: Meg 387 - Skyhigh!
« Reply #6 on: 11 August, 2017, 08:27:08 pm »
20/1 Vienetta (can you even get that anymore)?)
Yup - saw it about two weeks ago (Rackle is lactose-intolerant, otherwise I may have bought it).

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Re: Meg 387 - Skyhigh!
« Reply #7 on: 11 August, 2017, 08:51:27 pm »
Dessert was chocolate brownie with ice cream, so a nice sugar rush as I'll read the rest of the Meg. Cover by Richard Elson who seems to be trying out a painterly style which looks quite nice. No Dreddlines - decent Dredd one off by Rory McConville & Joel Carpenter but Dredd does seem have a bit of a big/wide nose throughout the art. Good for sniffing out crime (I'll get my coat). Anderson continues nicely and Havn  finishes (great double page spread from Flint), which like most people have said, I really need to read it all in one go as the pacing seemed a bit strange in monthly chunks. Interviews with John Stokes who draws some nice foxes and Liam Sharp who does a nice Wonder Woman and focuses on his exhibition in Derby. Movie Dredd, Furies part 2 which is action packed and last but not least, part 2 of Dominion where Wagner & Percival really work well together with this feeling like a big budget, scary Aliens meets the Thing -really loving this! Detailed art with great lighting and atmosphere and Mortis looks as creepy as hell here as he dominates this episode.
Time for another brownie I think and a final read through.

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Re: Meg 387 - Skyhigh!
« Reply #8 on: 11 August, 2017, 09:58:01 pm »
Time for another brownie I think

As Johnny Sahib said to Greysuit.

I'm paying out on ice cream, although I disapprove of sticking an item from the biscuit aisle in a bowl and christening it pudding. *


* My mum used to open up a three-pack of Cadbury's flake and stick them in a scoop of ice cream. I know that's exactly what the icey does too, but seeing the wrappers lying out on the bunker kills the magic.

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Re: Meg 387 - Skyhigh!
« Reply #10 on: 12 August, 2017, 01:13:55 pm »
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hi5jjXTPtyY

No, that's a desert, not a dessert :P

 :lol:

I had to follow that link again to figure out what I was talking about yesterday (the video is the clip from Phantom Menace when Annie goes on about not liking sand).

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Re: Meg 387 - Skyhigh!
« Reply #11 on: 12 August, 2017, 02:15:02 pm »
Attack Of The Clones, but I can forgive you for wanting to forget it!!!!  :lol:

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Re: Meg 387 - Skyhigh!
« Reply #12 on: 12 August, 2017, 02:21:45 pm »


Richard Elson cover

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Re: Re: Meg 387 - Skyhigh!
« Reply #13 on: 15 August, 2017, 02:27:24 pm »
Cracking issue. Nice to read the Lawless Touch again, but the cover for the floppy has a touch of the 'f*ck it, it'll do' about it 😁


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Re: Re: Meg 387 - Skyhigh!
« Reply #14 on: 15 August, 2017, 05:59:43 pm »
Cracking issue. Nice to read the Lawless Touch again, but the cover for the floppy has a touch of the 'f*ck it, it'll do' about it 😁


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I think it's more likely that the budget for the floppies doesn't allow for new covers and there just wasn't any available art that could be cannibalised.

I'm not privy to the ins and outs, but I'd expect that whatever money is spent on the floppies goes to whatever repro is necessary (and on Lawless Touch they'll have already had to pay someone to scan and prepare the strip - from the original comics, by the looks of it) and there likely isn't anything in the budget for much beyond that. Given that I don't think there were any appropriate covers/pin-ups for the strip that could be cannibalised (which is what happens on almost all of the floppies) a simple "logo on a black background" is probably all that was manageable.

I remember Pye Parr doing a new cover for a Disaster 1990 floppy a while back, but I wouldn't be surprised if that was him either going above & beyond, or if it wasn't as expensive as commissioning a brand-new cover.