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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 28 February, 2020, 08:03:08 AM »
The cover for the Tammy & Jinty Special:

Well hello there! Would that be The Cat Girls from the pages of Sally &, following the merger of the two titles, Tammy?


The 2019 Tammy & Jinty Spcial was Stevie's favourite single issue of any comic which he read last year. July can't come soon enough!

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 16 February, 2020, 04:46:50 AM »
ooh, that's very nice, but I do love the Bolland one and I'm not buying two copies! Decisions decisions.....

David Roach has posted on Facebook that the Brian Bolland cover art is reproduced on the endpapers of the limited edition.

Oddly enough, both editions will set Stevie back roughly the same amount in Australian dollars whether I purchase the limited edition directly from Rebellion (A$95 + A$24 postage) or the regular Bolland version imported via Diamond in the US, which is retailing at US$50 , which meansthat it would be hitting the shelf  of my local South Australian comic shop at the A$100 mark.

Funny old world, innit?

Was the limited, English-language edition printed by Rebellion or Delirium?

One thing that's occurred to me having read that review is I wonder why they've not thought to cash in on Al Ewing's current well deserved reputation coming off the back of Immortal Hulk?

One suspects that would be why Al has written an exclusive story for the FCBD M.A.C.H. issue 0.

Zombo would seem a good way to go. Adding a balance and different side to Tharg's organ. It seems they have gone for the gritter side of things.

Possibly because Brink & Jaegir are still on-going concerns in the prog? The latter strip should appeal to the gamers in Tharg's potential audience.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 17 January, 2020, 06:10:06 AM »
Death Squad, paperback, 128 pages, 6 August 2020.

If this doesn't leap immediately onto your want list then there is something wrong with you.

General / Re: 2000AD Forum's Best DREDD strip 2019
« on: 17 January, 2020, 05:57:43 AM »
Righty-o! Prog 2162 & Meg 415 have both arrived & been devoured Down Under so here is Stevie's pick:

1) The World According to Chimpsky by Kenneth Niemand & PJ Holden (PROG 2131)   
2) Guatemala by John Wagner & Colin MacNeil (PROG 2150-2157)
3) The Harvest by Michael Carroll & Nick Percival (PROG 2158-2161)

General / Re: Best 2000 AD strips of 2019
« on: 06 January, 2020, 06:19:24 AM »
We're still awaiting the final three progs of 2019 here Down Under but Stevie's alphabetically-ordered picks of the year (so far) are:

1) Brink
2) Scarlet Traces
3) Thistlebone

Other Reviews / Re: Janus Stark from Rebellion/ Treasury of British Comics
« on: 29 November, 2019, 06:29:21 AM »
Stevie's ordered his copy & fingers crossed that it lobs up in Oz this side of Crimbo.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 18 November, 2019, 03:44:31 AM »
Incredible art, how have I never seen any of this before?  Good interview with Ellingham here  Some talent!

Given that this is representative of the standard that a 16 year old Sean Phillips had to compete with when he started out in girls' comics it is little wonder that he is so good.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 17 November, 2019, 05:51:45 AM »

Stunnimg, Isn't it?

Stevie's really looking forward to this. Partly to test his hypothesis that Third World War is ABC Warriors written for girls comics.

Film & TV / Re: Your Movies of the Decade
« on: 17 November, 2019, 05:44:09 AM »
Um, you guys realise this is a list of favourite films, not favourite cinema visits, right? I didn’t see all of the movies on my list in the cinema, neither did I necessarily even see them on the year of release...

Absolutely. Stevie can go for years on end without sitting down & watching a movie at home. Too much music to listen to. Too many books & comics to read.

Film & TV / Re: Your Movies of the Decade
« on: 15 November, 2019, 06:55:59 AM »
2010: not applicable due to not watching any new movies
2011: not applicable due to not watching  any movies
2012: Dredd
2013: not applicable due to not watching any movies
2014: not applicable due to not watching any movies
2015: Mad Max: Fury Road
2016: not applicable due to not watching any movies
2017: not applicable due to not watching any new movies
2018: not applicable due to not watching any new movies
2019: not applicable due to not watching any movies

Stevie best be getting his coat then, eh?

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 15 November, 2019, 05:03:44 AM »
I didn't know there was a hardcover option! Cheers, Dash.

As inevitably there shall also be a limited edition hardcover version of  Slaine: The Horned God.

Speaking of all things Pat:

The Concrete Surfer Paperback, 80 pages, 25 June 2020.

"Sent home to Britain after her parents fail to establish a new life in Australia, Jean Everidge is forced to rely on family charity, moving in with her Aunt, Uncle and cousin Carol, successful gymnast, beloved of teachers and pupils alike, and all round charming "top girl". Jean has one solace left to her - skateboarding, surfing the concrete pavement, while forgetting all her troubles, and feel free.

"But Jean's freestyling talent soon attracts attention, and if there's one thing Carol can't stand, it's being out of the spotlight. With the new skatepark freestyle contest coming up, just how far will Carol go to stay number one?"

This will be reprint stories ? Any new material at all ?

Was just thinking the same thing.
Even 6 pages of new Dredd or Future Shock material would entice those Squaxx reluctant to pony up for reprints.

I'm not completely sure, but I believe DC comics have done something similar recently with their '100 page Giant' range (i.e. 10% new material + 90% reprints).

Perhaps Tharg could commission P. Craig Russell to adapt Warren Ellis's letters to the Nerve Centre into comics.

This is great news - sign me up! Sounds accessable in North America so I'm excited and will definitely pick up the series.

This is the target market which Stevie thinks Tharg is aiming for here. Hatchette are servicing newsagents well with Thrills of yesteryear with the Ultimate Collection in the British Commonwealth. But an import hardcover that doesn't fit into spinner racks for the direct market in the States? Uh uh.

So let's make something that is Diamond-friendly instead.

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