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Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 24 May, 2019, 07:09:31 pm »
(An interesting aside that I haven't seen discussed much is Drogon's seeming high intelligence.  He decides not to kill Jon and instead melts the throne.  Just how intelligent are the dragons?  And why do they allow themselves to be controlled by humans?)
I see them a bit like dogs. So Drogon understood that Daenerys was non-responsive, but didn’t understand that she’d been killed – and certainly not by Jon. Mourning, it took out its ire on something nearby, rather than toast Jon (who he knew as a ‘friend’ of sorts), scooped up him mum, and flew away. As for why they allow this, who knows? Why did wolves?

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 24 May, 2019, 01:48:28 pm »
Aligning Firekind with the release of Avatar 2 (Dec 2020) would have been fun.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 24 May, 2019, 09:49:42 am »
New as in new to the collection. In this case, in the sense of a series, but also a writer. (Unless I’m mistaken, John Smith has largely been wiped from existence as far as TUC is concerned. While I realise there have been issues with Smith and 2000 AD, it would be a great shame to not have some of his greatest comics work collected in this collection, should the opportunity arise.)

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 23 May, 2019, 12:36:13 pm »
If there's not going to be an extension, then that's an incredibly unsatisfying way to end
Just stopping the sentence there, because, man, that’s going to be the case quite a lot here. It’ll be interesting to see how things go. Dredd went on for an extra ten books, but I’d be amazed if that wasn’t a higher seller than this run. But also, Dredd felt, frankly, like you could have easily enough removed 10–20 volumes from the main run and lost nothing. The 2000 AD set is, to my mind, rather meatier (despite the billions of Sláine books), and there’s just so much potential for more – including, I guess, more Dredd collections alongside continuations (SinDex/Kingdom/etc.) and new stuff (FIREKIND! C’MON!)

Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 22 May, 2019, 07:21:36 am »
Well, if it’s true to the books, no-one’s ever found anything west of Westeros anyway, so she’ll either turn back, starve or drown.

General / Re: Do John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra own Judge Dredd?
« on: 21 May, 2019, 02:15:57 pm »
There is a world of difference between “wouldn’t it be nice for Rebellion to throw Ezquerra’s family a few quid beyond whatever he might be owed – if anything – as a creator should new S/D happen” and “Rebellion should give ownership of its biggest character to one of the co-creators”.

General / Re: Do John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra own Judge Dredd?
« on: 21 May, 2019, 07:29:22 am »
I think IPC's copyright claim was invalid. Honouring the original terms under which the work was created wouldn't involve the courts.
Given what Bishop says above, any gentlemen’s agreement has been superseded. Terms wouldn’t then revert for no reason to a previous set of circumstances.

News / Re: Rebellion reprinting Trigan Empire
« on: 20 May, 2019, 07:19:25 pm »
I wonder if they’ll ever get to the Oli Frey stuff? (I always liked his cover art for computer mags. I wish he’d done more comics.)

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 18 May, 2019, 05:05:40 pm »
The two Rebellion trades are too big to shoe-horn into the reported single volume we are getting. But one trade would be about 100 page short. Here’s hoping it at least ends in a reasonable spot (or that we are getting an extension).

News / Re: Strontium Dog Without Wagner or Ezquerra
« on: 17 May, 2019, 01:49:15 pm »
Well, there you go. He said OK and it happened. Now John is saying “do more, but please ensure Carlos’s family benefit somehow”. I honestly don’t mind either way on this, but it’s good that avenues are open. And as broodblik said, if this were a big US publisher, this likely wouldn’t even be a conversation anyway. (A nice counterpoint, too, to recent suggestions Rebellion is somehow the big evil.)

News / Re: Strontium Dog Without Wagner or Ezquerra
« on: 17 May, 2019, 11:04:36 am »
To be fair to Tharg, there’s a world of difference between a key creator, alongside Ezquerra’s family, saying “actually, they should continue this” versus continuing a strip created by two people who want nothing further to do with 2000 AD, and who would be against such a thing happening.

I think Matt Smith has acted honourably and respectfully on this issue. Ultimately, he could have said “well, Strontium Dog is very popular, and so we’re going to be doing new stories”, but he didn’t. Even now, the only new thing we’ve had has been a Regened semi-reboot episode, and the Stix story. Perhaps they were intended to test the water; I dunno. But it’s an unenviable position to be in, because whatever choice is made, it’ll annoy some people.

This is the thing with Rebellion: they take ownership of things. If only other publishers were the same. (And I’m not just talking about Hachette here…)

Also, be aware of something:

The voucher is valid until 01/01/2021

Good grief. That is quite the gesture. Rebellion is the anti-Hachette.

Classifieds / Re: Graphic novels clearout: 2000 AD | BPRD | Marvel
« on: 16 May, 2019, 10:04:19 am »
Fab to hear. I hope you enjoy reading them.

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