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Messages - Skullmo

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Megazine / Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« on: 14 October, 2017, 04:09:02 pm »
Helium? Odd choice, given that it only ran two years ago.

probably because a new series of it will be starting soon and people may need a refresher?

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 08 October, 2017, 12:00:47 pm »
IT's annoying that the Shakara volume I got has like 8 blurry pages where the art and speech bubbles are too blurry to see. I had it in like 1 or 2 pages in the Mega collection out of 60 books but to have it like 8 pages in one book is weird. Might have to buy it again since the art is stunning, anyone else have this problem? I don't want to buy it again and have the same problem. I bought it from a news agents so don't really want a refund.

Oh not thise again - I had that blurring with a couple of dredd collection books - I had them replaced 4 times but always got blurry copies. It was such a pain to keep sending the books back that I just gave up and put them in the bin.

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General / Re: New 2000AD Binding from Prog 1
« on: 08 October, 2017, 11:34:50 am »
These look amazing

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General / Re: Carlos Ezquerra's 2000ad & Judge Dredd colouring book
« on: 06 October, 2017, 12:32:56 am »
Great book!

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Megazine / Re: Meg 388 - This Means Waugh!
« on: 24 September, 2017, 07:42:39 pm »
I think John Smith is an excellent writer and it is a shame that he is seemingly no longer in 2000ad and the meg. He had a very distinct voice and was not afraid to take risks with his stories - one of my main criticisms of the recent Meg and 2000ad is a lot of the stories (in my opinion of course) are a bit safe and generic and Smith was certainly neither of those so for me it is a big loss.


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General / Re: Carlos Ezquerra's 2000ad & Judge Dredd colouring book
« on: 10 September, 2017, 11:03:05 pm »
I thought the forum was for fans!

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Music / Re: Inevitable "crap music" thread
« on: 07 September, 2017, 10:13:30 pm »
I quite enjoyed that!

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General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 28 August, 2017, 09:51:14 pm »
What a bargain! Lovely page

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 10 August, 2017, 05:00:37 pm »
I'd say the majority of issues in the JDMC had repro that could be considered good or better. Some older coloured strips had moire, but not to the degree Rebellion content used to (that first Swimming in Blood – *shudder*), and a few b+w strips clearly need some kind of re-scan. But, again, if you want to stare truly terrible repro in the face, take a look at the eye-openingly appalling mess IDW made of Marvel-era Transformers.

Sadly, if I am going to pay £10 for a book I expect the repro to be very good. Falling below that standard just irritates me. Maybe I think £10 is a lot of money, I am not that rich to waste money.


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Announcements / Re: Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 10 August, 2017, 03:45:56 pm »
As a whole, the repro in the Mega Collection was pretty great. Can't think of any terrible examples off-hand, so hoping this series will match/exceed that


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There were a lot of issues with the total war and day of chaos volumes, I still dont have one with blurring in it. A lot of the earlier art had bleaching issues in the scan - the linework in Father earth springs  to mind.


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Announcements / Re: Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 10 August, 2017, 02:39:30 pm »
I'm probably the minority here, but I hope this collection does follow the complete run route for the characters it features. I wouldn't want half of ABC Warriors, then need to pick up some random trades/phone books for the rest.
I'd prefer a smaller character selection with longer storylines.


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I personally will pick up the books that have not been reprinted before. I would love to have a collection of ABC Warriors Black hole that had better scans than the ones used in the Mek Files - which was very poor.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 10 August, 2017, 09:11:49 am »

 The full Nikolai Dante is music to my ears. Though, how many books are being released per month? I could potentially be waiting a long time for them to be released.

Really hope they release them in reading order

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Classifieds / Re: HENRY FLINT - FOR SALE : Original artwork
« on: 23 July, 2017, 10:20:26 pm »
Beautiful art and excellent value!

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General / Re: Not sure if it's me or the prog...
« on: 17 July, 2017, 11:54:42 pm »
Hold on. Dredd's shifting and developing outlook is what makes him interesting (caveat: Dredd isn't interesting, the megacity is?). No-one reset his brain as far as I know. You give him a paint job, you keep him on the streets longer, surely.

And Fungus has nailed it. If you ask me (and someone might have done you never know) the aging Dredd had been done to death and was getting tired in itself and the story (and character) needed to move on from it. While Carosual hasn't done that entirelyh hopefully its parked it until there's something else to say in the matter.

I think Dredd is more interesting than the city - that's why all the ancilliary character solo series have been short lived except Anderson (another interesting character). When you turn Dredd into an invincible superhero who can live forever you lose some of the magic. For me anyway.

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General / Re: Not sure if it's me or the prog...
« on: 16 July, 2017, 10:56:39 am »
It's also worth remembering that not so long ago there was a thread on this very forum calling for the issue of Dredd's ageing to be resolved somehow. MC was only giving us what we'd been clamouring for for a while.

Whereas I really didn't want the aging problem sorted at all, in fact that was one of the Dredd strips most interesting attributes. I understand why they felt the need to do it, but it was to the detriment of that great building aspect of the strip since question of judgement.

Completely agree with this. Dredd's mortality was part of what made him interesting.

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