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Books & Comics / Re: SPACEWARP - New Venture from Pat Mills
« on: 29 July, 2020, 02:21:23 PM »
Is this going to print, or only available digitally?

It is only available now digitally with a print release coming soon (I think its is sometime in October but I might be wrong)

Cheers BB.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 29 July, 2020, 02:07:45 PM »
Jigsaw (Saw 8)

I've been rewatching the series.  This one wasn't bad actually.  Clever way to get Tobin Bell on screen despite his character dying about 5 films ago.

Jigsaw was pretty good. Didn't reach the highs of I - III or VI, but didn't hit the lows of V or VII.

It was amazing having Tobin Bell back onscreen for so much of that film, and a shame that Matt Passmore's Logan won't return.

In a parallel universe we would have already seen Chris Rock's anticipated sequel / 'reboot' (Spiral) a few months ago.
Sumthin to look forward to in 2021 I guess.

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Books & Comics / Re: SPACEWARP - New Venture from Pat Mills
« on: 29 July, 2020, 02:00:56 PM »
Is this going to print, or only available digitally?

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 27 July, 2020, 03:26:37 PM »
An internet forum populated by weirdo middle aged nerds and no-ones mentioned the Pentagon's "Recovery of off-world vehicles" news topic from a few days ago??

Granted, it's genuinely difficult to determine authentic news sources these days, especially from across the pond, but this seemed to be more than a Legendary Shark anecdote, didn't it?

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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 27 July, 2020, 03:21:41 PM »
Addendum: Also reading Simon Furman's Transformers '84 at the moment.
The first issue was great.

They kept Swoop's original name - Divebomb.  :'(
80's feels.


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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 27 July, 2020, 03:12:26 PM »
In an effort to support my local shop I've set up a standing order, rather than my usual method of random buys from whatever looks decent on the shelves.


If your LCS supports the ComicHub App / website, I would definitely recommend trying it.
You can preview / pre-order comics up to three months in advance of release, with several filtering options to hand.

My own LCS, the superb Big Bang Comics in Dublin, has been using it for a year or two now, and I have to admit it is really efficient.
You can even pre-pay for comics held aside, taking the sting out of a big financial hit (every 4-6 weeks in my case).

For more short term perusal of upcoming releases, the Midtown Comics website provides full details of forthcoming comics every Wednesday evening, one week in advance of release.

My only issue at the moment relates to upcoming comic book releases in general.
I will be finishing runs on Joe Hill's "Hill House" imprint, Christopher Priest's Vampirella run and Walt Simonson's current Ragnarok run shortly.
There is nothing else on the horizon I am remotely interested in, especially from the big two.
Been meaning to get back into books a bit more, so The Pile will live on of course.

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 27 July, 2020, 02:56:35 PM »
Mine is the Fantasy Masterworks edition, which compiles all Hodgson's novels and has an interesting intro by China Mieville, but whilst you could once pick that up at Fopp for a few quid, it seems to have shot up in price somewhat - though not to any more than a modern edition of The Night Land alone.

Amazingly I rediscovered my copy of that same edition just today, after assuming it was long gone to the great recycling bin in the sky!


That the edition that misspells the authors name, going for 50 smackers on Amazon?

That's the one - although the spelling error isn't on the actual cover, just the online graphic.

Cheers lads, picked up a cheapo copy of THOTB, will shell out for decent editions of Hogson's stuff if I like it.

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 20 July, 2020, 03:48:02 PM »

You'd sell ice to Eskimos, Greg.

Any recommendation for a particular edition? Plenty of choice out there.

Mine is the Fantasy Masterworks edition, which compiles all Hodgson's novels and has an interesting intro by China Mieville, but whilst you could once pick that up at Fopp for a few quid, it seems to have shot up in price somewhat - though not to any more than a modern edition of The Night Land alone.

Amazingly I rediscovered my copy of that same edition just today, after assuming it was long gone to the great recycling bin in the sky!


That the edition that misspells the authors name, going for 50 smackers on Amazon?

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 20 July, 2020, 11:05:10 AM »
Kolchak The Night Stalker - I love this daffy old series, mildly obsessed as I am with urban America circa the 1970s, and seeing Chicago up close like this as I have another rewatch is a treat.  The monster-of-the-week formula works best when we don't see the often-terrible creature work and the threat remains offscreen or filmed in the first person, but the lizard monster rampaging around the mining colony on Janus VI secret laboratory is simultaneously laughable and fantastic, having the ability to smash through any wall at any moment and murder everyone in the room, yet also for some reason appearing out of thin air in these incredibly long, empty tunnels.  Great fun.


Nothing as comforting as 70's / early 80's genre TV.
In the past 12 months I've consumed full DVD series of Night Gallery, Thriller, Armchair Thriller, Scorpion Tales, Shadows of Fear and Hammer House of Horror.

Always on the lookout for stuff like this, so will give Kolchak a try.

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 20 July, 2020, 10:52:54 AM »
The Night Land's strengths are so great that even its manifest flaws cannot eclipse them.

You'd sell ice to Eskimos, Greg.

Any recommendation for a particular edition? Plenty of choice out there.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 17 July, 2020, 09:52:48 AM »
Ritz Crackers: now with 70% less saturated fat.

Taste has dropped by a factor of, oh, lets say, 2/3.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 15 July, 2020, 01:18:19 PM »
Sandman’s finally being collected in OS HC as of this year.

Good to know, it's definitely one series I would consider upgrading for.

I also have a constant, constant, battle with my spend-demon regarding the purchase of the over sized Sandman Gallery Edition.
So far sanity has won the struggle, but loses ground by the day.

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 15 July, 2020, 01:12:47 PM »
Picked up a copy of Kevin Eastman's Totally Twisted Tales there.
3 slightly bonkers short stories with slightly bonkers Biz art (alas, using his current 'marker pen' style).
I enjoyed the first story in particular, reminded me of the much missed Banzai Battalion, and had some art assistance by the talented Eric Talbot (who previously teamed up with Biz for the eye watering artwork on The Melting Pot, if I recall correctly).

Nothing here your average slightly immature 2000AD fan wouldn't like, and defo worth a tenner.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 15 July, 2020, 12:54:36 PM »
I'm in a halfway pause in a Sandman re-read at the moment (the often-fatal point where I've run out of trades and have to re-excavate the floppies)

Can confirm I've also encountered the same dilemma.

I wonder if the introduction of the Vertigo banner increased floppy sales of Sandman.
I know a few fellow geeks who started reading it monthly with the 'Brief Lives' arc.

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 13 July, 2020, 03:45:08 PM »
Might give Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain a try someday. Perhaos Blood Omen 2 as well.

I have a lot of fond memories for that series, and I would definitely recommend playing Blood Omen 2 to expand upon the story, from Kain's POV.
If I recall, it was released quite close to Soul Reaver 2 and they complimented each other very well (both featuring the voice talents of the late, great René Auberjonois).

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