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General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 24 May, 2019, 11:27:39 pm »
I enjoyed that, but c'mon mate, pick up the pace - my great-grandchildren will be reading witty reviews of Necropolis at this rate!

Books & Comics / Re: Thrillpower Overload: the missing chapters
« on: 24 May, 2019, 10:02:13 pm »
It’s a good job that so many pages were “rescued” and are now safely in the hands of private collectors.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 24 May, 2019, 02:48:29 pm »
Rescued a hundred other threads!

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 24 May, 2019, 02:05:28 pm »

(the orangutan not the gammon-faced Chipping Norton twat who got us in this mess)

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 24 May, 2019, 09:43:30 am »
I wasn't an Eagle reader in the 80s, but I'm enjoying the Where Eagles Dare podcast - I have only just learned from the latest episode where forum veteran The Amstor Computer got his name from.

ah - a quick Google image search says you are correct. I thought the faces looked a lot like Survival Geeks, but it's a fairly common style these days

Roy of the Rovers tackles women's football in World Cup comic

It will be written by children's author Tom Palmer, but the artist isn't credited - Neil Googe perhaps?

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 22 May, 2019, 06:21:30 pm »
sad news - I love Alabama3 but only got to see them once - an amazing gig.

Books & Comics / Re: Thrillpower Overload: the missing chapters
« on: 22 May, 2019, 02:01:35 pm »
The Sunday Telegraph piece is fascinating - although who uses words like "benison"? (and it wasn't a Judge Dredd T-shirt anyway!)

Prog / Re: Prog 2131 - The Ape of Good Hope
« on: 22 May, 2019, 01:38:05 pm »
well my prog finally arrived this Tuesday - along with the meg and the following week's prog all on the same day!

Excellent Dredd (including the awesome cover) - I heard an intriguing theory about who Niemand was at Lawless, and having now read this I think it's extremely plausible, but if it's true there's a very good reason why he's anonymous, so I won't share it.

Enjoying everything else in the prog, and it's a good variety of strips. Kingmaker steps out of the action for some worldbuilding, but still interesting; I'm loving Max Normal (does everybody in Dreddworld have to have an ape buddy though? It's getting a bit cliche), I especially like the design of the psychotic juvies.

Reckon I need to do that Scarlet Traces re-read as I have trouble remembering what went before, but I'm still thoroughly enjoying it.

Hard to judge the 3hriller until we can be sure it doesn't suffer from the "disappointing third part" syndrome, but a nice opener

News / Re: Rebellion reprinting Trigan Empire
« on: 21 May, 2019, 06:08:48 pm »
* makes note to follow Cosh around at next con*

Events / Re: LAWLESS: A Celebration Of British Comics 2019
« on: 20 May, 2019, 11:08:02 pm »
Another splendid weekend - props to Su and the team for organising it. Bad back notwithstanding I had a blast. Amazing costumes, interesting schedule of panels and events, lots of lovely merch to drool over, and the sort of unhurried relaxed access to creators that you just don't get at bigger cons. Great to see all the regulars again, from the forum and from previous Lawgivers, but I talked to several people who were there for the first time and enjoying it.

I didn't win Monkey's amazing Carlos statue (nice work smashing the target by the way - a hairy moment there when it seemed both winners had gone home  :lol:), but I did win one of the pages from the artists draw-off - I am now the proud owner of a piece I call "Tank Girl Riding a Dragon whilst Eating a Cow Pie" by Colin MacNeil.

I added eight more signatures to my big book of droids (including a Tharg - they're worth double points!), but spent very little (except at the bar, which predictably ran out of draft ale by lunchtime). I picked up the lovely little Judge Ezquerra pin, but avoided the lure of original art although there were plenty of lush pages to be had.

Roll on next year  :D

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 20 May, 2019, 10:35:21 pm »
Some excellent proggage there with 500 around the corner!

I don't think Jose (or possibly Steve) was a reference, just random names chosen for comedic value.

As for Obby Osses, they can still be lethal - this poor woman died just a few weeks ago : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-48162818

And a Final word on Carlos's art - don't you love the way he does flashbacks? The fine lines and lack of black work perfectly - the story is still clear, but the 'otherness' is obvious - what technique. You mentioned also the regular run - that's a testament to his amazing reliability in turning out the pages week after week with no drop in quality, just like he did with the Apocalypse war. In Steve Green's touching tribute film shown at the Lawless con, Pat Mill says he tried to recall some anecdotes about creative wrangles or tight deadlines during his work on Crisis, but couldn't think of one because Carlos always just delivered, and it was always great.

Books & Comics / Re: COSMIC COMICS - New Hibernia Archive!
« on: 15 May, 2019, 12:06:23 pm »
Wonderful to see some of those old images again in beautifully crisp reproduction. The actual stories aren't amongst Tharg's best - Dash Decent, Capt Klep, future shocks, text stories and Tharg tales  (hmmm - maybe we should get the Spacespinner lads to review it  :lol:) but the pictures are flippin' lovely

Events / Re: Oldham Comic Con 3
« on: 13 May, 2019, 10:00:19 am »
What a great event for a freebie - It seemed really busy, but unfortunately I've got a terrible bad back at the moment  making standing painful, so I didn't stay long. Thanks to Bolt-01 for letting me borrow his chair while we had a chat!

It was nice to catch up with Mike Carroll and his lovely missus again, and have a brief chat with Al Ewing, and I saw several judges wandering around, not to mention loads of youngsters in their favourite superhero outfits.

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