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Then, of course, you have to remember that there are Wikipedia editors who work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  One - Philip Cross - was noted as working for five straight years without a break, and after this was pointed out, it became a bannable offence on Wikipedia to try and make a page about him or the ensuing media controversy where people tried to "unmask" who he really was, which in retrospect was probably just a bunch of pundits calling Wikipedia's bluff that Cross is a real person and not a shared account taking advantage of the open-source nature of the site - something they've long been warned about.

I'm not sure what your point here is?  Philip Cross appears to be a normal editor - when you said 'without a break' I thought you were accusing him of being a bot, but a look at edit history reveals he makes edits as you'd expect a human would?  Apparently there were some right-wing commentators trying to generate a scandal in an attack on a journalist they didn't like, but the most well-known proponents deleted their tweets when they realised they were making libellous accusations which wouldn't stand up in a court of law. 

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 22 January, 2020, 01:10:48 pm »
We'd known it would be coming for a while, but still a shock when it happens.


General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 22 January, 2020, 11:38:26 am »
2000AD and Tornado Prog 176: "Attention all staff droids! Next stop the planet of Zrag!"

I hope you like Tharg stories, because there's a few coming up...

p.s. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons do a story about a psychiatrist, though the patient doesn't wear a mask...

General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 21 January, 2020, 11:19:47 am »
Tornado Annual 1981: Black Hawk, Wolfie Smith and Johnny Lawless in spine-tingling full-length picture-stories!

Is it me, or does Black Hawk look... well, more like White Hawk on that cover? His limbs in particular are pretty pale. Surely not a deliberate attempt to downplay his ethnicity? I sense the malign influence of Victor Drago.

Not the only occasion - I mention this in one of my other blog posts but typically can't figure out which one right now!  It was one where he's the same shade as a white character...

Meanwhile, today's post:
2000AD and Tornado Prog 175: Super-charged sci-fi to smash your circuits!
Y'know what might have been an idea?  As good as that Gibbons cover is, sticking that Leach poster on the front may have been a good move, seeing as it's the last episode of the V.C.s and all...



SMF is messing about with formatting again - that should have gone to this wikia/fandom page: 2000ADopedia.

The judge death website has been updated in response to accusations from this forum:

2020 Update:  WIkipedia, in a display of absolute stupidity, have relegated the Judge Death wiki to a mention on a page of 2000 AD characters.  We don’t know what sort of massive brain aneurysm caused them to make a move that stupid but it’s a disgusting move.  I’ve seen a suggestion that I could have somehow done that to get more traffic to here but I was gutted to see the wiki go as I was relying on their bibliography a lot (until I remembered Wayback Machine) and, honestly, this is the most niche site ever and I’ll be glad to get any readers!  Think of it as a resource that I always wished existed and ended up making myself.

General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 20 January, 2020, 04:24:31 pm »
I've never even seen that Tornado annual, and I've trawled my share of carboot sales - now thanks to Sheridan I'm grateful that I never have to.

I could only recommend it to the completists ;)


Not that it matters in a wider context, but it would be nice to have something outside of wikipedia, so any new readers who wants to fill in the gaps are able to do so.

This is what happened to the entry for Transformers The G1 Collection from Hachette. Luckly the info is all now over at tfwiki. Given the detail found on the entries for JDMC and 2000adUC I've said before it would really be a good plan to put it elsewhere. But the pages are now so detailed I've not found the time myself.



To solve the original problem: get the information that was deleted from the way-back machine, become a Wikipedia editor (I think this step is necessary, but I'm not sure), put the information about Death on the Dredd page.

It wouldn't necessarily be safe there.  It may not be deleted but could still be heavily edited down.

Wikipedia has its uses, though use as a fictional encyclopaedia isn't one of them (it could be, but the deletionists have other ideas).  That's why I wouldn't put much too much time and effort into creating articles on there only for a deletionist to come along and get rid of it all.

It should be noted that if the person behind the judgedeath website is actually copying content from wikipedia then it should contain the correct copyright info.  Wikipedia is not public domain, though can be used as long as the correct licences are displayed (generally CC BY-SA or CC-BY-SA-compatible).


General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 20 January, 2020, 01:07:08 pm »
Updated the JD annual with quiz results (we did the quiz late last night so I can't remember what the actual points I got was, 66 out of 80 perhaps?.

Meanwhile, you thought that Phantom Patrol was over.  It wasn't.

Starlord Annual 1981

Never mind though - there's a sequel to Mind Wars, so it can't be all bad.  Can it?
I must have owned that Starlord Annual because I remember the cover and the Mind Wars prologue but the rest is a blank. Sounds horrible.

It's certainly 'of it's time'.

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 20 January, 2020, 01:05:42 pm »
And here's all the stories which appeared in the prog (including the one which was on the shelves as the year began).

Judge Dredd
Simp About the House
Skeet and the Wrecking Crew
The Sage
Full Mental Jacket
Bat Mugger
The Brainstem Man
PJ Maybe, Age 13
Strange Customs
A Night at the Circus
A Night at the Opera
The Further Adventures of PJ Maybe, Age 14
The Power of the Gods
Eldster Vigilante Mud-Wrestling Ninjas
Accident Prone
Curse of the Spider-Woman
Alzheimer's Block
Tiger, Tiger

Tharg's Future-Shocks
Bedtime Story
A Good Thing
No Exit
Killer Rhythms
One Man's Meat
Conquering the Galaxy on $10 a Day
Heroic Failure
Of Glooking Globs and Gloins
Wally Saves the Day
Team Work
Careless Talk
Near Miss
Cultural Exchange
No News
No 2 Lorinda
The Good Wife
Time and Time Again
Angel Chimes
The Osmotic Man

Everything Else
ABC Warriors: The Black Hole
Bad Company: The Bewilderness
Bad Company: The Krool Heart
Bad Company: Simply
Bradley & the Toboggan Race
Chopper: Soul on Fire
Hap Hazzard (multiple untitled stories)
Judge Anderson: Contact
Nemesis the Warlock Book 7: The Two Torquemadas
Nemesis the Warlock Book 8: Purity's Story
Nemesis the Warlock Book 9: Deathbringer
Rogue Trooper: The Legend
Rogue Trooper: Hit 2
Rogue Trooper: Through the Eyes of a Gun
Rogue Trooper: Hit 4
Slaine: The Killing Field
Slaine the Mini Series
Strontium Dog: Stone Killers
Strontium Dog: Incident on Zeta
Strontium Dog: The No-Go Job
Strontium Dog: The Final Solution
Summer Magic
Tales of the Doghouse: Back-to-Front Jones
Tales of the Doghouse: The Birdman of Alton Towers
Tales of the Doghouse:
Tales of Mega-City One: My Favourite Launderette
Tribal Memories
Tyranny Rex
Tyranny Rex: Under Foreign Skies
Tyranny Rex: Soft Bodies
Zenith: Interlude 1 & 2
Zenith Phase II: The Hollow Land

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 20 January, 2020, 01:04:21 pm »
To help (other people and myself) here's a list of who contributed things in 1988

Script Droids:
Nicholas Barber
Philip Barber
Jim Campbell
Connor Corderoy
Steve Dillon
Stewart Edwards
Dick Foreman
John Gatehouse
Simon Geller
Alan Grant
Alan McKenzie
Peter Milligan
Pat Mills
Grant Morrison
Jon Murphy
Hilary Robinson
John Smith
Alex Stewart
John Wagner
Win Wiacek

Art Droids:
Jeff Anderson
Jim Baikie
Massimo Belardinelli
Simon Bisley
Brian Bolland
Dougie Braithwaite
Jose Casanovas
Dave D'Antiquis
Glyn Dillon
Steve Dillon
Nigel Dobyn
Phil Elliott
Richard Elson
Carlos Ezquerra
Brett Ewins
Glenn Fabry
Mark Farmer
Simon Harrison
John Hicklenton
John Higgins
Barry Kitson
Horacio Lalia
Garry Leach
Colin MacNeil
Paul Marshall
Brendan McCarthy
Jim McCarthy
Steve Parkhouse
John Ridgway
Riot / Tony Wright
David Roach
Cliff Robinson
Liam Sharp
Will Simpson
Kevin Walker
Chris Weston
Nik Williams
Steve Yeowell
JohnMC (?)

General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 20 January, 2020, 11:38:20 am »
Victor Drago meets people from India and China (and that's not including the text story).  1980 stories featuring characters in the 1920s couldn't possibly feature racist caricatures, could it?  Find out in:

Tornado Annual 1981: Black Hawk, Wolfie Smith and Johnny Lawless in spine-tingling full-length picture-stories!

Back to the weekly progs tomorrow - and about time!

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