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General / Re: Sad Day for Megazine
« on: 10 September, 2020, 07:00:28 PM »
I like samplers. I thought Matt Smith’s Nemesis floppy was great, but must have been a shit-ton of work. I’m not that excited about the encyclopaedia, but, hey, it’s new material and the mag still exists. I’ll take it.

I'd have to check, but I think that was already written for the Hachette collections, so not much further work needed to be done (as somebody who owns both I'm not complaining).

Nope. It was written for an intended series of monographs that ended up not going ahead.

General / Re: The Rebellion Years Top 10 Series - Tournament
« on: 13 June, 2020, 08:35:53 PM »
1. Nikolai Dante
2. Sinister Dexter
3. Cradlegrave
4. Leviathan
5. Zombo
6. Shakara
7. Button Man
8. Sancho Panzer
9. Fiends of the Eastern Front
10. Survival Geeks

Sorry, David, Sancho Panzer wasn't published in the Rebellion era. :-)

The thread states that the Rebellion years started at the beginning of 2000 but they didn't acquire the prog and the Meg till 1 July 2000. So Badlands doesn't qualify either.

I always thought Prog 1200 was effectively the first Rebellion issue as that's pretty much when Andy officially became editor.

Prog / Re: Prog 2113 - Community Spirit
« on: 06 January, 2019, 10:30:47 PM »
Presuming the Dredd is a Matt SMith pseudonym (and why not - it has the pitch perfect ear for Dredd he has demostrated elsewhere)

Thanks, but Ken Niemand isn't me.

General / Re: Pat Mills
« on: 09 June, 2017, 01:34:34 PM »
Yeah intrigued to know where the news of more Devlin has come from, without Smith though...

If you read the interview with Rory in this month's Magazine, then it's all there.

Prog / Re: Prog 2032 - Shock and Awe!
« on: 26 May, 2017, 01:36:42 PM »

Yes that'll have to do, as no he didn't have a name in the story.

Yes, he did. He's Captain Skellern, who was grabbed by the Martians when they first landed on Venus in part 6 of Cold War Book 1 back in Prog 1993. It's his body they've been using to create a new form.

Megazine / Re: Meg 382 - Life in the Big City
« on: 06 April, 2017, 01:59:17 PM »
As to the floppies...sigh...it had been stated countless times...including by Rebellion's own PR bot, that they don't add significantly to the cover price.

They're not printed out of fairy dust, Earthlet.

Prog / Re: Prog 2010: The Eye of the Storm
« on: 09 December, 2016, 01:38:03 PM »
It kind of caps what has been quite a drop-off in service following the switch to the new distributor.

As I've already stated in the thread for Prog 2004, there is no new distributor. The subs copies are sent directly from the printers, and have been for the last 2-3 years. They're mailed out on the Thursday, to arrive Saturday. Sometimes problems at the printers can mean they leave a day late, and that can knock arrival past the weekend.

No change in policy, no change in method. I can only put the unfortunate recent lateness of your prog's delivery down to a localised Royal Mail issue.

Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 21 November, 2016, 01:25:52 PM »
I thought the intro might cast some light on this but it didn't, just spent 500 words describing the plot. Ridiculous.

Because I was 21 when Wilderlands was published, and not long out of college. I have no idea why Mick had to step in to draw an episode - strangely, editorial didn't deign to keep me up to speed on the Nerve Centre's inner workings six years before I worked there. But I imagine Mick drew the script he was given.

Prog / Re: Prog 2004: Road Dogs!
« on: 30 October, 2016, 10:40:02 PM »
Has nobody got prog 2005 yet?!

Twice now, since the new people took over, that I haven't received my prog on a Saturday. Coincidence? Maybe...  :'(

There are no 'new people' with regards to subs. Subs copies are delivered direct from the printer, the same way they have done for the last 2-3 years - usually sent out Thursday for Saturday delivery. For some reason Prog 2005 went out on Friday so should arrive Monday.

Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 09 September, 2016, 01:30:43 PM »
I would have preferred it another way and I find it a little bit of a cynical way to ensure that people keep buying to the end.

I imagine even Tharg has to play the game to get Eaglemoss on board.

Or Hachette, even.

Megazine / Re: Meg 375: Crazy Train
« on: 23 August, 2016, 01:30:31 PM »
I wouldn't worry too much about the rejuve issue. I imagine it will never be referenced again, and other artists will continue to depict Dredd as an ageing, scarred monstrosity.

As Mike pointed out when he pitched the story, Chief Judge Goodman is shown leaving a rejuvenation clinic 'after his monthly treatment' in the first panel of the first page of The Day the Law Died. So there is certainly historical precedent for Judges of a certain age receiving this kind of rejuve.

Help! / Re: Snow in 2000AD
« on: 05 July, 2016, 06:04:39 PM »
The snow in the Sinister Dexter story 'Point Blanc' remains memorable in that it nearly sent Chris Blythe round the twist.

Note to artists: if you're doing a snow effect for someone else to colour, do it on a separate layer. Don't - as Andy Clarke did - draw every single individual snowflake.

Megazine / Re: Meg 372 - Let's be Blunt
« on: 19 May, 2016, 01:33:20 PM »
Slightly OTT letters page, I thought. Someone complained! Quick, let's fill an entire page full of support!

I print the letters I receive, Craig. As it happened, a lot of people wrote it in to say they were enjoying RotD, as hard as that is for you to apparently believe.

General / Re: Need to be 18 or over to purchase the Prog in WH Smiths
« on: 16 March, 2016, 01:52:14 PM »
Irrespective of swearing/nudity/violence, I think some of you are overestimating the robustness of the newsstand in 2016. In the teen magazine sector alone (2000 AD comes under the teen comics category, in which it's the no 1 seller, thank you very much) the last year has seen the closure of Girl Pop, Bliss, Batman the Brave, Zoom, Sleepy Hollow, and DC Super Friends, amongst others. The circulation on Titan's Adventure Time has dropped by a third since it launched a year ago.

Total magazine sales across the board have dropped, year on year. The market isn't what it was three decades ago.

Books & Comics / Re: The Eagle is Back!
« on: 16 March, 2016, 01:27:42 PM »
Out of curiosity, do the creators receive any reprint fees for their material being repackaged in these collections?

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