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News / Re: Strontium Dog Without Wagner or Ezquerra
« on: Today at 08:38:48 am »
There's me earnestlydeclaring that I have no interest in post-Ezquerra, and then Colin's cover has me drooling...

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General / Re: What happened to Myra Hancock?
« on: 21 May, 2019, 06:09:13 pm »
I think Myra shows up as a character in Eddie Campbell's simply supoib How to be An Artist, reprinted in The Complete Alec.  I'll check when I get home!  More than shades of Eddie in that Alan Moore-penned linky too!

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 May, 2019, 08:01:52 pm »
The Meg. Incredibly, an attempt to cash in on the success of Sharknado, but without the laughs and originality. Best bit by far was Pim's Thai cover of 'Hey Mickey', although I suppose we enjoyed Pippin the dog a bit too. Answer to the question "how do you make a boring film about Megalodons eating only ugly people?'.

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News / Re: Rebellion Sets Up $100 Million U.K. Film and TV Studio
« on: 19 May, 2019, 10:45:25 pm »
I love Knights of God, but that poster has a haunting beauty all its own.

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2019
« on: 19 May, 2019, 10:29:32 pm »
  Ye gods that man can draw:o

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Prog / Re: Prog 2131 - The Ape of Good Hope
« on: 19 May, 2019, 04:46:02 pm »
Gods every one, and I'll happily add O'Neill, MacNeil, Coleby, Belladinelli, Holden, McMahon, Googe, Gibson, Staples, Ewins, Ranson, Elson, Hairsine, Wilson, Redondo, McCarthy, Dyer, Davis, Davies, Williams, Gallagher, Yeowell, Culbard, and on and on and not come close to a list of my favourites... but if I had to pick a Top 3, D'IsraelI would be in it (today).

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Prog / Re: Prog 2131 - The Ape of Good Hope
« on: 19 May, 2019, 03:11:07 pm »
Never made the Gibbons/Bagwell connection, but there's a lot of truth in that. So tragic he never got the chance to be the world-striding colossus he should have been.

I change with the wind, but I think my no-particular-order all-time top-three 2000AD artists are C. Kennedy, Ezquerra and D'Israeli. Current Scarlet Traces is a good explanation why a relative whippersnapper* gets onto the leaders' grid.


*I know Matt's served his time a dozen times over, but in that company he's still starting out...

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Prog / Re: Prog 2131 - The Ape of Good Hope
« on: 19 May, 2019, 08:14:24 am »
Completely agree with Jim's praise and observations there, and if I remember correctly there's an extra layer to this, in that D'Israeli provided the (very different) colours for some of Cam's later Dredds?

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Prog / Re: Prog 2131 - The Ape of Good Hope
« on: 18 May, 2019, 09:32:29 pm »
An instant classic of a Dredd, that. Fantastic characterful art from Holden, perfect vibrant colours from Charles and a beautifully executed running gag from 'Niemand' They don't get much better than that, holding its own with the very best single-part Dredds. Extra lube for all involved.

Enjoyed everything else too: in particular the Brass Sun links in Kingmaker seem more distant than I had feared, James Peaty's Chimera has a strong opener and  Scarlet Traces gets all maudlin in high style. Max Normal continues to thrill, an expected meeting with Baby Joe going even better than hoped.

Such a good comic.

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News / Re: Strontium Dog Without Wagner or Ezquerra
« on: 15 May, 2019, 08:38:34 pm »
'Nother fan of The No-Go Job here, one of the best SD stories. 

Obviously anyone could continue SD, with Rebellion's, Wagner's and the Ezquerra family' blessing, many fine candidates mentioned above.

But aside from super-sharp little one-offs like TMO and Weston's entry in the Villains' Special, I personally have no interest in reading them. For me Johnny's story ended when Carlos' did, and sadly that seems unlikely to change.

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Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 13 May, 2019, 08:39:18 pm »
That's an extremely irritating situation Jayzus, but take some comfort that you gifted me a fit of the giggles imagining you squinting out a net-curtained porthole and muttering "And now one of the yobs has taken his little soldier out, Beryl, and he's pointing it at me and relieving himself! On the public towpath!".

Sorry.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 13 May, 2019, 06:08:47 pm »
Victoria Coren? That'd be two crushes for the price of one!

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 13 May, 2019, 05:32:30 pm »
Doris Day, 97

As noted in a recent Twitter exchange with Colin Smith, Doris was my first crush*, and I think I may have imprinted on her version of Calamity Jane for my future romantic targets, which has turned out to be no bad thing. A glowing talent, and one to whose reputation the many years have been appropriately kind. RIP.



*Won't mention again that it was actually a close tie with Floella Benjamin, that always seems to earn me funny looks around here.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2130 - 2000ad Regened
« on: 12 May, 2019, 08:29:58 am »
Woudl the progs that were all Dredd/Sin Dex/Slane count as specials 'foisted' on us? At least this had enough variation to find something to like if you werent a fan of one of the above

Was thinking that very thing meself. Also: all the Christmas progs, and the dreaded Sex prog, it's not like Tharg hasn't played about with the format within the regular weekly slot before this. I understand people's objections, but I don't share them.it was a fun high quality experiment, for one week

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 10 May, 2019, 06:39:46 am »
I'm no particular fan of Danny Baker, but I've never seen anything that'd make me think he's a racist: but his ill-judged monkey tweet is/was, and now he has to pay the iron price: when you play the game of tweets, you win or you die.

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