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Messages - Steve Green

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Website and Forum / Re: Shiny New Website?
« on: 05 December, 2019, 04:20:00 pm »
Yeah, it didn't get to displaying any images, this is over work's wi-fi so not sure if that has any bearing on it not working.

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Website and Forum / Re: Shiny New Website?
« on: 05 December, 2019, 03:15:17 pm »
Hi

Strange, it worked that time. Message sent...

I can't remember the error message, something like "CAPTCHA could not be loaded at this time"

Thanks,

Steve

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Website and Forum / Re: Shiny New Website?
« on: 05 December, 2019, 02:45:40 pm »
Tried submitting via the contact form but the captcha failed. (Microsoft Edge Browser)

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I expect a bidding war between Regened and Hachette's extension for that piece.

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Particular shout out to Owen on the memories - 'the King Carlos' moment summed it up so well!

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 03 December, 2019, 08:04:54 pm »
Cheers,

I don't really visit that thread as I'm not a subscriber. And not as active on the forum as I used to be either.

But interesting to see it get an extension.

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd Mega Collection - New Stock
« on: 03 December, 2019, 04:17:05 pm »
Someone posted that it’s been extended by 30 issues

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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 01 December, 2019, 05:33:25 pm »
Reading along with you guys is the closest we’ll ever get to experiencing this stuff for the first time: can’t wait for you to get to the rest of this story.

Well put.

I've said it before, I'd forgotten how much of the flavour of the strips is missed once you remove the context, like the ads, reader letters and art, even music. You don't get that in a collection.

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General / Re: The 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar 2019!
« on: 01 December, 2019, 01:15:05 pm »
I can't compete with Pete's arse, but


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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 01 December, 2019, 11:35:59 am »
The Danny Franks Krool Heart must be the source of all annual text stories.

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General / Re: Block Names
« on: 30 November, 2019, 03:36:47 pm »
The only one I can remember is John Caliber's City of Dredd which listed pretty much every location, but I think that stopped around 2013ish.

It could also be covered by a speech balloon.

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Announcements / Re: Black Friday sale heads-up
« on: 29 November, 2019, 09:55:24 pm »
Just wondering if the 2000AD shop has ever discounted the digital editions of The Complete Judge Dredd Case Files?

I've the physical editions up to 17, but I'm hoping at some stage to collect them all digitally as well.

I'm pretty sure they did in the past few years, I don't remember the occasion though.

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 28 November, 2019, 10:54:38 pm »
Its fascinating that folks are so opposed to this. I understand the idea that interrupting ongoing runs would be bad, but the issues suggested, I'd guess, of course I don't know, will be at natural relaunch points.

As for the stories lets wait and see. While we do lets not forget that many of the stories hailed in these parts from the early days are aimed at kids cos 2000ad was a kids comic. So to be opposed to these stories on principle of who they are aimed at seems odd in my eyes. Anyone who is a fan of stories from the first 500 issues (we can wrangle about the specifics later) is a fan of kids comics.

I don't think you can seriously compare the tone of some of the stuff that we had in the first 500 progs with that of a 2020 all-ages comic.

We're also not 12 (delete age as applicable), the memories and nostalgia we have of those stories are all tied up in our childhoods. Something that's new doesn't have that.


I always find the statement '...can't seriously compare' or similar a funny one as to compare is to pull out the contrasts not just the similarity. Anyway I'm being petunlant and unfair to Steve there.

The point I was trying to make was not that it will be the same as the first 500 issues, I wouldn't want it to be... well I would be we shouldn't... as we have those. The point I was trying to make was to dismiss something because you are not its direct audience is odd to me. A well crafted comic tale, be it aimed at child, or whomever is a well crafted comic tale and can be enjoyed as such. I site the first 500 issues as examples of just that. That isn't driven by nostalgia alone, but appreciation of good craft and storytelling for many who enjoy those stories there is no nostaglia. Just as a good kids movie is a good movie. A good kids book is a good book... etc etc

It's not just that.

The format just doesn't do much for me in regular 2000 AD, and I got sick of the TBC format which seemed to crop up in a lot of the specials.

I'd rather have something more substantial, regardless of the age group.

Honestly I've got more than enough unread and unwatched to last me without adding more to the pile.

Which is broadly why I've stopped reading the prog and meg for the most part, and has been going on for a good couple of years - documented in the old 'is it me or the prog thread'

It's not limited to 2000 AD, I just don't have the appetite for a lot of film and TV, like Marvel/DC/Star Wars etc these days.


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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 28 November, 2019, 09:07:07 pm »
Its fascinating that folks are so opposed to this. I understand the idea that interrupting ongoing runs would be bad, but the issues suggested, I'd guess, of course I don't know, will be at natural relaunch points.

As for the stories lets wait and see. While we do lets not forget that many of the stories hailed in these parts from the early days are aimed at kids cos 2000ad was a kids comic. So to be opposed to these stories on principle of who they are aimed at seems odd in my eyes. Anyone who is a fan of stories from the first 500 issues (we can wrangle about the specifics later) is a fan of kids comics.

I don't think you can seriously compare the tone of some of the stuff that we had in the first 500 progs with that of a 2020 all-ages comic.

We're also not 12 (delete age as applicable), the memories and nostalgia we have of those stories are all tied up in our childhoods. Something that's new doesn't have that.

I'm already mostly lapsed these days with the prog and the meg, and sticking the last regened in the middle of a run of stories just encouraged me to skip it.

Best of luck to them, but it's not something I'm interested in.

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 28 November, 2019, 08:55:27 pm »
I get the impression last year that Regened wasn’t necessarily planned to be a normal Prog (although that may well be wrong). Scheduling must be nightmarish for Tharg regardless, but I would hope with four of these rocking up in 2020 that he’s going to deal with long-running series prior to each breakpoint.

Was there not an issue with the FCBD that led to Regened being slotted in as a one-off special prog? Or am I conflating a previous issue Rebellion had with the FCBD with it?

That was the case as far as I'm aware - which is why the FCBD was reprint from the IPC humour comics.

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