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: Sci-Fi Special 2018 - Cover
: I, Cosh 08 June, 2018, 02:01:50 PM
Was going to resurrect the previous thread, but it turned out to be filled with pages of pestilence and bile so here's a new one.

No idea who Tula Lotay is, but that's an absolutely cracking cover.

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: IndigoPrime 08 June, 2018, 02:10:21 PM
It's a really good cover. Both of them are. It'd be interesting to see some interior art from Tula Lotay, if she and the Prog can make something work.
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: JamesC 08 June, 2018, 02:26:33 PM
It's an awesome cover - amazing colours.
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: broodblik 08 June, 2018, 02:50:30 PM
Gets my vote really great
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: Jim_Campbell 08 June, 2018, 03:16:56 PM
More than a touch of the PJs in that Dredd, I feel…
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: Tjm86 08 June, 2018, 03:21:34 PM
It was a bit of a no-brainer when this was first announced but the more I see, the more stoked I am to get my grubby little paws on it.  Special ordered from the shop but I think I'll have to pick up a copy in the high street to encourage them to keep on stocking.
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: CalHab 08 June, 2018, 03:43:29 PM
Brilliant cover. More Tula Lotay in the prog, please!
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: Leigh S 08 June, 2018, 04:04:23 PM
This is great - quite a retro feel to the painted style that makes it feel very sci-fi special/ Brit comic of old in general
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: dweezil2 08 June, 2018, 04:24:19 PM
Was going to resurrect the previous thread, but it turned out to be filled with pages of pestilence and bile so here's a new one.

No idea who Tula Lotay is, but that's an absolutely cracking cover.

(https://i1.wp.com/downthetubes.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/img_3793.jpg?w=1134&ssl=1]https://i1.wp.com/downthetubes.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/img_3793.jpg?w=1134&ssl=1)

Story on Down the Tubes (https://downthetubes.net/?p=45972)


She did a fantastic Anderson portrait for the 2000AD Vice Press series of prints too!

: Re: Sci-Fi Special 2018 - Cover
: TordelBack 08 June, 2018, 05:07:51 PM
Incredibly good cover, top marks from the grimy end of the jury.  I'm really delighted to see we're getting a summer special this year, I'd somehow imagined that this year's scrotnig FCBD Prog was an either/or situation.  How much more output can Tharg wring from his poor droids in one year...!
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: sheridan 08 June, 2018, 05:38:53 PM
Looking forward to it even more (nah, that's not possible, looking forward to it equally as much!)
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: Jim_Campbell 08 June, 2018, 05:58:43 PM
How much more output can Tharg wring from his poor droids in one year...!

Well, he’s got the women doing this one, so he’s probably paying them less.

*DUCKS*
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: Dandontdare 09 June, 2018, 12:01:42 AM
I'm liking that cover a lot.

Excellent Dredd,, and i like the yellow swooshes, but Anderson is too young - to be fair almost everyone does this - she's a veteran judge aged 50+ but she always seems to be drawn young and sexy. (If she's illustrating a 'young Anderson' flashback story, I take it all back)
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: Taryn Tailz 11 June, 2018, 01:53:22 AM
I don't usually go for posters, but the one included here is terrific.
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: AlexF 12 June, 2018, 11:54:08 AM
Not sure how much they've kept it up in-story, but I remember an Anderson tale from years ago in which it was suggested that she wears a wig and, to an extent, sexes up as part of her uniform. Basically, it's an excuse to let artists draw her how they want I guess?

Back on topic - cracking cover, would support seeing more work by this artist in 2000AD!
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: Bolt-01 12 June, 2018, 01:00:59 PM
I may be misremembering, but Tula is also one of the founders of the Thought Bubble convention.

'Tis a cracking cover.
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: Dash Decent 13 June, 2018, 11:01:33 AM
Well, he’s got the women doing this one, so he’s probably paying them less.

*DUCKS*

Tharg's very equal-opportunity - he lets the girls work longer hours so they can earn as much as the fellas.
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: BPP 13 June, 2018, 07:04:37 PM
Preview in the thrill mail looks great. Sorta BOOM! Meets 2000ad vibe going on in style and will be an interesting read. Really liked the art on the one-untitled tale in the preview (seems to be a judge death reference in it). Looks good and looking forward to reading.

One thing that stood out is the art in the terror tale being so different to standard 2000ad fare that it might inspire others to write a different sort of terror tale to fit art like that or other art styles. Helping to break the ‘all been done before’ script problems for future shocks ‘ terror tales.

Oh yeah, can I suggest tharg look at Katie Skelly to really shake up a series, and dream job would be to get the phenomenal Joelle Jones on a Dredd / Max Normal MC1 strip. As an artist she is the real deal.
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: Steve Green 13 June, 2018, 07:26:03 PM
Yes, would be good to see Joelle back after her FCBD Ratfink story.
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: JayzusB.Christ 13 June, 2018, 08:27:24 PM
How much more output can Tharg wring from his poor droids in one year...!

Well, he’s got the women doing this one, so he’s probably paying them less.

*DUCKS*

Well, I'm not reading it then. Straight white men are being oppressed and they're the only true oppressed minority. *Also ducks
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: Richard 14 June, 2018, 10:34:09 PM
When is this out?
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: Pyroxian 14 June, 2018, 11:17:31 PM
When is this out?

Next Wednesday
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: Richard 15 June, 2018, 12:35:54 PM
Thanks.
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: Tomwe 18 June, 2018, 05:42:02 PM
Got my copy from Tharg today - will there be a new thread since this one is titled 'cover'?

Looks fab!
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: Richard 18 June, 2018, 09:49:20 PM
Yes and you should start it.
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: Large48 13 August, 2018, 07:48:32 AM
Has this actually been released to the general public???

Had it on order from a couple of places and neither have seen it.

Also I've not seen it on the high street anywhere.... :-(

Have I just missed it?
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: Woolly 13 August, 2018, 08:01:43 AM
Has this actually been released to the general public???

Had it on order from a couple of places and neither have seen it.

Also I've not seen it on the high street anywhere.... :-(

Have I just missed it?

Sorry mate, you missed it.
PM me your address and I'll send you the standard cover version (keeping the variant cover for meself though!)   :thumbsup:
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: Leigh S 13 August, 2018, 08:42:31 AM
Ssurprised you had trouble getting it as I have seen it pretty recently in WHSmiths and such, and was surprised with its shelf life!
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: Pete Wells 13 August, 2018, 09:03:52 AM
I reached out to her to do a Covers Uncovered as I really like it too. She said she’d send some stuff but maybe real life got in the way. I’m on my hollies at the moment but I’ll send another email when I get back...
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: SIP 13 August, 2018, 09:11:43 AM
On difficulty in finding this......since it was released I could not find it at all in comic shops, newsagents or WHSMITHS....in more than one city. I was surprised too. I saw the prog and the Mwgazine in those shops.

I saw it for the first time last week....Forbidden Planet in Liverpool had it. Not an easy one to find!
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: dweezil2 13 August, 2018, 12:30:25 PM
On difficulty in finding this......since it was released I could not find it at all in comic shops, newsagents or WHSMITHS....in more than one city. I was surprised too. I saw the prog and the Mwgazine in those shops.

I saw it for the first time last week....Forbidden Planet in Liverpool had it. Not an easy one to find!

Loads of copies in my local Smith's, must be a regional thing!
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: Large48 15 August, 2018, 04:18:22 PM
Anyone seen the US sized version?
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: O Lucky Stevie! 14 September, 2018, 07:22:24 AM
Anyone seen the US sized version?

There wasn't one. Diamond shipped a normal sized ones to Stevie's comic shop here in Oz.