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Help! / Can the FX in the prequel Star Wars be in 4K?
« on: 13 December, 2018, 05:12:30 pm »
I might be being thick
But in the Prequel Trilogy is there actually enough information on screen CGI to create a true 4K version.
Or were the FX a lot softer in those days?
Would they render it all out again?

Prog / Re: PROG 2111 - Welcome to the Thrill-Party!
« on: 10 December, 2018, 01:32:20 pm »
Fair enough.

I didn't realise that Alan had publicly been rude about Richard's editorial ability.

Prog / Re: PROG 2111 - Welcome to the Thrill-Party!
« on: 09 December, 2018, 09:02:02 pm »
I've re-read it a couple of time but in the interview I found Richard Burton's assessment of Alan Grant bordering on offensive.

"like so many double acts, the talent lay with John, and I'm sure Alan would agree with that."

Really? Well how about a statement from Alan himself to either agree or challenge that opinion.
I think I find it incredibly biased as he has already stated he didn't get on well with Alan.

Just odd given:
a) Alan went on to do incredible runs on Batman, Anderson PSI Division and others
b) Alan is credited with being a great early supporter of everyone from Alan Moore, to Morrison and Millar. Taking the time to give feedback and handwrite replies etc.

Seemed a bit of a sour note to go unchallenged.

Prog / Re: Prog 2109 - Shark-Infested Waters
« on: 25 November, 2018, 08:40:29 pm »
The Small House worked for me.
Havent been this interested in the prog since the end of Dante.
Prog is on fire.
Love it.

News / Re: Dredd - Final Judgement 'Special' Edition
« on: 09 November, 2018, 01:41:55 pm »
I can't remember who it was in Rebellion but they said at a Con that the £25 price point hardbacks were very difficult to shift, aside from the Judge Dredd Cursed Earth Banned edition one that had a very unique USP.

I think even bookshops take fewer orders at this price point/format.

One big issue is that at that price point fans want them to be real completist definitive editions like the telephone books but they just get too big hence the selective ABC Warrior editions.

Conversely I like the Charlie's War TPB editions as it makes buying all three affordable unlike the never-ending Titan line that all had dour and identikit covers. Probably my fave purchase this year.

Events / Re: MCM Comic Con
« on: 01 November, 2018, 12:07:46 pm »
Definitely I'm a fan of cons of all sizes.

Love the Lawgivers, early years of BICs, UKCACs, Bristol etc.

But I do respect the big ones when they manage to pull off big appearances.
And whilst its traditional to bash MCM doesn't mean you should take you hat off to them when they get it right.

Events / Re: MCM Comic Con
« on: 31 October, 2018, 04:14:55 pm »
I went to one of the MCM shows in Manchester a few years ago - a much smaller venue than the Excel, but I think they still tried to sell as many tickets as it was horribly overcrowded and queues to get in were huge.


I think they have taken this on-board and put effort into putting on a dedicated top drawer Comic Creator experience certainly this year in London.

To put it in context I believe the 2000AD 40th bash had 1000 tickets, MCM had over 130,000 in attendance. 

Events / Re: MCM Comic Con
« on: 31 October, 2018, 09:39:11 am »
This was the Batman Dark Knight Panel - Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, Brian Azzarello, John Romita, Andy Kubert  Frank Quietly, Jimmy Palmiotti.

I also went to Art of the Cover Panel with Amanda Connor, Jim Cheung & Frank Cho

So in one day (Sunday)  I got to see pretty much the DC premier league.
Worked for me.

It's really a Geek convention but to be fair ComicCon has become the accepted generic name.

(Just to be clear although it looks like Frank Miller was about to perform Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal, this wasn't the case)

General / Re: Stories that should be collected
« on: 30 October, 2018, 02:43:27 pm »

... so presumably, it hasn't been reprinted because Mark Millar and/or Grant Morrison and/or Steve Parkhouse don't want it to be reprinted.

Most likely no Publisher has thought that there's much of a market for it.

To put it in perspective, it wasn't like at the height of Grant's popularity ("Arkham" 1989 - "Superman" 2008) DC went shopping for Zenith. It took Rebellion to break the legal embargo in 2013

General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 18 October, 2018, 04:27:33 pm »
I agree with Sheridan
and certainly it was nice to hear in the ThrillCast that Matt Smith's inclination was to end Stront Dog.

I'm not sure I even want to see more Durham in the last incarnation as actually I king of wanted it all to link up.


I'd like to see City of the Damned from that Dredd's POV

I'll just leave this here before scuttling off again...

Big Dave in Sinister Brexter


Big Dave in Sinister Brexit-er?

General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 01 October, 2018, 04:51:31 pm »
He was the most generous sketcher at conventions.

He was an incredible designer of characters - look how little Dredd and Johnny have changed over the years.

And he spoilt us with the sheer volume of published artwork he produced.

News / Re: Rebellion buys TI Media archive
« on: 28 September, 2018, 02:17:10 pm »
So Rebellion basically owns every British comic character you've ever heard of, except Dan Dare, Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace?

(to the general public, that is - people here will know an awful lot more comic characters).

Rebellion still don't unfortunately own anything originated in the 1982 Eagle. So they also don't own *Tower King, Thunderbolt and Smokey, *Doomlord, SGT Streetwise, *Joe Soap, Computer Warrior or *13th Floor.

Asterisk = bit of a gem in my opinion

Hi Dodsy

As a valuation I'm afraid 1208 is worth £20-£25 in good condition and all the others I would say 50p each or 3 for a £1. Certainly in London town Orbital sells progs for 99p with backing board and bag.

Getting £26 for a 52 prog year run is optimal if you can find a buyer and you can put together whole runs

I've bought a couple of 700+ prog collections for £30-£60 to build up a whole collection. They are very plentiful out there for the space reasons you identify

I broadly agree with Wake's sticky valuation https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=27071.0
except that it needs bringing up to date only in terms of issue numbers, the £s hold up

Sorry if its not the valuation you were after.

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