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Books & Comics / Re: Scream & Misty Special 2018
« Last post by Mattofthespurs on Today at 04:35:46 pm »
My print copy (newsstand edition) looks fine too.
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General / Re: new 2000ad RPG to funded via Kickstarter
« Last post by TordelBack on Today at 03:58:04 pm »
Jovis, my poor wallet  :o.

Great stuff, and loving the placeholder name "Anne Orther". I think the idea of covering the Corps and Titan (and Enceladus?  Mars?  Hestia?) in the Luna-1 supplement is a great one,  and hopefully shows the shape this range is going to take, not restricting itself to the epics themselves but expanding on their elements and settings.

Hope Mongoose and Warlord have some arrangement regarding the so-so RT kickstarted minis that seem to be still dribbling out.
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General / Re: new 2000ad RPG to funded via Kickstarter
« Last post by sheridan on Today at 03:46:49 pm »
EN Publishing have just announced the next four planned releases for Judge Dredd and the Worlds of 2000AD.

  • Luna-1
  • The Cursed Earth.
  • Rogue Trooper (playing GIs, Southers or Norts)
  • Strontium Dog
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Announcements / Re: Block War card game
« Last post by sheridan on Today at 03:39:09 pm »
I went on a bit of a hunt. It was recently for sale at the 2000AD stand at the NYCC, start of the month.

https://twitter.com/evaction/status/1049387485908951040?s=21

I’ve tweeted them to ask what the UK release date is - will see if I get a reply.

Once we have the stock in our UK warehouse we will be selling them through the webshop, just waiting on that slow boat....

Woo-hoo!

So, once it reaches these shores, who wants a game at the Southern Contingent gathering (or Lawless next year)?
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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« Last post by AlexF on Today at 03:25:23 pm »
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Both have been good, solid strips. Not brilliant at any point. But rarely bad or dull... rarely and deserving of a better send off. They've held the middle ground during the 90s when so much around then has been rubbish. Even at the end this is absolutely brought into sharp focus, surrounded as they are by Dredd Crusade - which gets worse on every reading, Finn a strip I just don't like and Harlem Heroes which I'm barely even reading by this point.

Still hats off (three pointed or otherwise) off to these stalwarts of the early to mid 90s. Rocks standing firm as all around them crumble, or raise to higher ground.

This same curse affected US comic of a similar vintage, described in some circles as being '90s good' - which is pointedly not the same as just plain 'good'...

https://www.cbr.com/comic-book-dictionary-90s-good/

For what it's worth, my memory as a solid 2000AD reader and an occasional Marvel comics reader in 1995, 2000AD was ALWAYS better than the competition, making even the bad strips look good in comparison!

But I absolutely agree that both Armoured Gideon and Brigand Doom needed a more definitive send-off. I feel like Brigand Doom was building up to a reveal of Investigator 9 either becoming the next Brigand, or having been him all along, or perhaps having dreamed up the whole thing, in a kind of parallel to American Psycho.

And you really need to read Harlem Heroes: Cyborg Death Trip as a deliberate 'so bad it's ridiculous' comic. Problem is, when a film does that it can be OK if you're watching it in a group and laughing together - kinda tricky to read a comic in a group setting. See also, and rather soon, Urban Strike!.
I guess we'll have to wait for Space Spinner to give us the group-read experience...
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Books & Comics / Re: Scream & Misty Special 2018
« Last post by broodblik on Today at 02:30:15 pm »
so I can only assume something happened with the art file at the lettering stage?

No… the EPS file of the lettering is married up with the art in InDesign during the production process. It's possible a lower-res positional version of the art was left in place in error. My comps haven't arrived yet (HINT, HINT) so I couldn't say for certain without seeing the pages. Unless it's happened on Black Max, in which case it's definitely my fault.

The digital version  looks fine. Jim I liked everything about Black Max and the lettering complemented the strip wonderfully.
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General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Last post by broodblik on Today at 02:25:53 pm »
I am in two minds about someone else tasking up the art for SD, I might as Bolt say change how I feel in year or two. Currently I feel that only if John Wagner wants to continue then only can the strip continue.

I would love Carlos's work that was done for Battle to be reprinted. I only know of El Mestizo coming out next month. Do anyone knows if their is any further plans for his other work to be reprinted ?
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Books & Comics / Re: Scream & Misty Special 2018
« Last post by Jim_Campbell on Today at 01:55:58 pm »
so I can only assume something happened with the art file at the lettering stage?

No… the EPS file of the lettering is married up with the art in InDesign during the production process. It's possible a lower-res positional version of the art was left in place in error. My comps haven't arrived yet (HINT, HINT) so I couldn't say for certain without seeing the pages. Unless it's happened on Black Max, in which case it's definitely my fault.
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General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Last post by TordelBack on Today at 01:26:31 pm »
As usual, Bolt talks sense.
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Books & Comics / Re: Scream & Misty Special 2018
« Last post by MacabreMagpie on Today at 01:24:43 pm »
Anyone notice any print quality issues with random pages throughout the special? It's as if a couple of them were printed from lower resolution files and so the artwork is very pixilated, such as the last page of Black Beth, although - bizarrely - the balloons and speech on that page suffer NO drop in quality from the previous so I can only assume something happened with the art file at the lettering stage?

I don't have it to hand to point out all of the instances of this but I noticed it on probably 2 or 3 pages throughout.
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