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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: Today at 12:34:31 pm »
If there's not going to be an extension, then that's an incredibly unsatisfying way to end Sinister Dexter. I loved the book, I just want more.

There's a third book to come, you know...

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: Today at 09:32:48 am »
I just started issue 38 Aquila... In the intro bumpf at the beginning it suggests that the story has not been completed to this day.

Is this correct?  Is it a series that is likely to be cropping up again in the pages of 2thou? Or is it something that faded away?

Aye, the Ultimate volume contains everything so far. Rennie has bad form for getting bored and not finishing his stories - but Caballistics recently got a conclusion after being AWOL for 11 years, so who knows? The last Aquila story was December 2016, so it's still not unlikely at this stage that it'll come back.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 18 May, 2019, 01:51:46 pm »
Looking forward to meeting Stickleback next month - any idea if we're getting a complete run or is it likely to be truncated?

I'm hoping for just the first three books, myself - they're a nice little beginning-middle-end run; the fourth book does a sort of soft reboot to the series, so that would be a weird note to end on, and the fifth ends on a major cliffhanger that's looking at this point like it might never get resolved.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 17 May, 2019, 12:38:13 pm »
Grumpy Cat.

News / Re: Strontium Dog Without Wagner or Ezquerra
« on: 15 May, 2019, 05:09:10 pm »
As to who would write it - there seems to be very little mention of Alan Grant. For me he would be the obvious choice of Wagner doesn’t want to do it. Sorry if there are other reasons why he couldn’t do it.

I can't find a mention of it anywhere now, but I've got the impression (from somewhere) that Alan's all but retired these days?

News / Re: Strontium Dog Without Wagner or Ezquerra
« on: 15 May, 2019, 04:07:06 pm »
What happened to Grant ? He for me wrote the best SD stories when he did the strip solo (except the Final Solution).

Alan Grant took over as regular script droid on Strontium Dog with 'Death's Head' in 2000AD Prog 178. Why did you give up writing Strontium Dog?

We were still writing them together, though they appeared under Alan’s name.

Thank you Frank. As always, you are a fountain of knowledge  :thumbsup:

Yep, the only stories Grant wrote solo were The Stone Killers, Incident On Zeta, The No-Go Job and Final Solution (plus a load of the annual stories).

I have to say I don't often see those appearing on too many 'favourite story' lists!

News / Re: Strontium Dog Without Wagner or Ezquerra
« on: 15 May, 2019, 08:34:26 am »
It'd take a special kind of dick to argue that the Ezquerra family shouldn't continue to benefit from his creation, just to protect his Special Feelings, though.

 :lol: True.

News / Re: Strontium Dog Without Wagner or Ezquerra
« on: 15 May, 2019, 08:10:37 am »
Hmm. So conflicted. Obviously I want more Strontium Dog; obviously I want Carlos done right by; do I want Stront without Ezquerra or Wagner? Really not sure.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 11 May, 2019, 10:28:43 pm »
  And Cam is the man, as ever, enjoyed the Gasbah particularly.

Think I was a bit spoiled by my first ecposure to classic Rogue being The Gasbah - few stories lived up to it when I finally caught up with the rest years later!

Books & Comics / Re: Pat Mills and 2000 AD royalties
« on: 09 May, 2019, 05:35:20 pm »
Can the replies about creator's rights be hived off into a separate thread by a mod, maybe?

Highly entertaining and informative stuff, of course, but this thread has been properly derailed now.

Prog / Re: Prog 2130 - 2000ad Regened
« on: 09 May, 2019, 08:42:34 am »
Foisting essentially a kiddie comic on your loyal readership was not on.

A distinction that needs to be made between 'kiddie comic' and 'all ages comic' - this was the latter.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 08 May, 2019, 03:33:27 pm »
I collected Rogue volume 3 from the Thrill-merchant this morning... Contents are Eye of the Traitor to Milli-Com Memories, which along with Matt Smith's intro stating the next volume covers 1984-85, suggests there'll only be room for the original run up to the Jose Ortiz stories. It'll be a shame if Cinnabar isn't included...

Aye, if the next book covers Just Routine to Return to Milli-Com (end of the Finley-Day run) then it's got the same page-count as volume 3. We know Rogue is getting 5 volumes of the UC though, so hope remains for Cinnabar...!

« on: 08 May, 2019, 10:57:30 am »
Oh, yes! Chuffin' love that!

Creative Common / Re: Attempts at the sample scripts
« on: 07 May, 2019, 02:38:54 pm »
I just love reading through those world bibles. Pat's lost nothing when it comes to world-building, has he?

Announcements / Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
« on: 03 May, 2019, 04:50:52 pm »
So looks like the line is officially dead been a long time without an update.

Erm... Just a bit, yeah...

First of all, from Ash and all of us on the team, we want to say ‘Thank you!’ to all the passionate 2000AD fans that supported our figure lines over the years. We are extremely proud of what we were able to produce and it is an endless thrill to hear about how much people love them. Unfortunately, I am saddened to announce that due to ever increasing production costs, scheduling delays, and unsustainable sales numbers, that 3A will no longer be continuing the 2000 AD collectible figure series. It’s not for lack of passion, or wanting, or trying (as we had several in the pipeline), it just comes down to the damned math not adding up. Cheers to Rebellion and the 2000AD staff for letting us give it a go. And again, a massive thanks to all the fans that supported, promoted, and that have these figures sitting on their shelves!

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