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General / Mega-Statistics
« on: 08 July, 2020, 10:28:57 AM »
Along the lines of How many Judges... thread and Current Population of Mega City One...? so if you don't like analysing made-up stuff then best to go to another thread...

In my prog slog blog I've recently come across some interesting*§ figures.

We're told a few times that citiblocks have at least 60,000 residents, though we're not given an upper limit and very rarely given the population of a given block.  The F. Loyd Mazny Complex was designed for 2,000,000 people†.  In the following figures I'm assuming the average amount of people in a 'block'‡ is 60,000.

Highest pre-War sector number: 555.
Average population per sector: 1,441,441
Blocks per sector: 24

Highest post-War sector number: 305.
Average population per sector: 1,311,475
Blocks per sector: 21

* if this is the kind of thing you find interesting, obviously
§ though possibly also inaccurate
† though we know how that turned out
‡ I'm also including con-apts and other large residential buildings as 'blocks'

General / Noel Clarke
« on: 02 June, 2020, 01:32:57 PM »
You may know Noel Clarke from such TV shows as Doctor Who and variously writing, acting, directing Kidulthood, Adulthood, Brotherhood, Bulletproof, 4,3,2,1, Fishermen's Friends.

Now he's interested in working with 2000AD...


Quote from: NoelClarke
I want my company
@UnstoppableLtd to have rights, for a chance to make a show with a current or new 2000AD black character. We are established and real and can develop the show with you. how's that?

General / what could helm be?
« on: 12 May, 2020, 10:08:53 PM »
Just listening to Space Spinner 2000: Collection 20 – Rogue Trooper Volume 1 Part 1 and Conrad's closing thoughts highlight how passive a character Helm is.  So my question is - if you were writing Rogue back in the early eighties and wanted to give all three chips more to do, what would Chip 1 be?  2 is a gun, which has obvious plots points in a future war strip, 3 is a bag full of grenades (and whatever else the plot needs) but 1 is a hat.

Off Topic / bank holiday
« on: 07 May, 2020, 10:26:42 PM »
So, bank holiday tomorrow.  What's everybody planning on doing?

I'll assume everybody will observe the two minutes silence at 11:00, local laws and social distancing.

We'll be heading off for a long ride (though long probably means less than three hours).

News / mentions of 2000AD in the outside world
« on: 29 April, 2020, 05:17:24 PM »
One of WhatCulture's top ten lists this month has featured a 2000AD character...

10 Shocking Times Supervillains Quit

Off Topic / an important news thread
« on: 01 April, 2020, 06:52:54 PM »
There's the politics thread (and a spin-off), the RIP thread and threads devoted to good and bad events affecting forum members' lives.  But it's about time we had a thread devoted to the really serious, penetrating issues which are out there in the world of journalism.

I'll start.


The story is four years old, and I don't know if there was any follow-up in that august publication, but I feel there are things missing in that article.  What colour was the bin?  Is it being repainted in a new colour?  Why no picture of the offending article (the bin, not the article about the bin)?

General / Bedspreads
« on: 15 March, 2020, 01:27:07 AM »
Music, but Judge Dredd-related.
Bedspreads - Judge Dredd
After Spizzenergi but before Anthrax (though around the same time as the Fink Brothers) there was another Judge Dredd song!

General / Judge Eustace Fargo
« on: 07 September, 2019, 09:57:25 PM »
Born to Nathan and Mary Fargo on January 6th 1999, in the town of Jaxville (later to be renamed Fargoville).

Graduates from Harvard University in 2019 with full honours and a law degree.

He'll be on his way to Washington by the end of this year :-)

Film & TV / Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 15 April, 2019, 11:09:22 AM »
The first episode was aired at 9 EST (which I think was 20:00 EDT and definitely was 02:00 this morning).  For more daylight-minded people in GMT/BST I believe UK broadcasters are showing it again at a 21:00 this evening.

Let the speculation commence!

p.s. the producers put together a playlist of music which (they say) holds some secrets about how the series is going to go - I'll try to dig out a link later.

News / Juan Arancio, 87 RIP
« on: 07 March, 2019, 10:03:23 PM »

You might not know his name, because he hailed from the days before 2000AD got credit cards...
[/size]Juan Arancio aged 87 the Argentinian artist best know in 2000AD for co-creating Shako & drawing the first 4 issues

News / Frank Quitely on Radio Four right now
« on: 06 February, 2019, 09:09:35 AM »
Only Artists - after having been broadcast live, will probably be available for 28 days.

Off Topic / Vincent
« on: 14 January, 2019, 10:22:23 AM »
I'm not aware that he's spent any time on the forum, but many UK convention goers will know Vincent Mallia from his cosplaying.

He has recently suffered a stroke and is in hospital.  He's in a bad way.  His sister is going to discuss his condition with the consultants today.  If you know him and want any more information, PM me and I can give a few more details.

News / RIP Ron Smith
« on: 10 January, 2019, 12:50:55 PM »
2000AD facebook announcement.

He was the main Dredd artist when I joined the Squaxx.  The Stupid Gun, The Weather Man and the Graveyard Shift, punctuated with stories by other artists, such as the Starborn Thing, Cry of the Werewolf and Requiem for a Heavyweight.  So yes, my introduction to Judge Dredd was through the pens of Ron Smith, Carlos Ezquerra and Steve Dillon.

Other Reviews / Free Comic Book Day 2019
« on: 21 December, 2018, 12:02:29 AM »
2000AD won't be doing a Free Comic Book Day comic next year (as I remember the official rules seemed to be an attempt to stop quality comics being published this year and last year).

All is not lost, however, as we'll be getting a 99p or 99c comic instead, featuring the villains of 2000AD!

Bleeding Cool had a rather misleading title, but also has a cover preview and a list of contents.

* Judge Death: The Judge Who Laughs by Rob Williams and Henrik Sahlstrom
* Lord Weird Slough Feg: Lord of the Hunt by Pat Mills and Kyle Hotz
* Brass and Bland: The Professionals by Karl Stock and Kael Ngu
* Stix: Sleeping Dogs Lie by Matt Smith and Chris Weston
* Terror Tale: Last of the Hellphibians by Henry Flint

(is that the first time Karl Stock has written a story for the Galaxy's Greatest, rather than an article?)

While there's no 2000AD FCBD this year, there will be Treasury of British Comics presents Funny Pages, making use of recent acquisitions by Rebellion, such as Sweeney Toddler.

News / Megazine Carlos special
« on: 30 October, 2018, 12:29:15 AM »
Judge Dredd Megazine to honour Carlos Ezquerra

Next Meg to feature an extended obituary and the following floppy (sure one of those contains Alec Trench's first appearance, A Close Encounter of the Fatal Kind?

The bagged edition will include:
[/color]Judge Dredd: Bank RaidScript: John Wagner and Pat MillsArtist: Carlos Ezquerra The original ‘first’ Dredd story that wasn’t published in 2000 AD
[/color]Judge Dredd: HalloweenScript: John WagnerArt: Carlos EzquerraLetters: Tom FrameOriginally published in Judge Dredd Annual 1984
[/color]Strontium Dog: Incident on ZetaScript: Alan Grant & Carlos EzquerraArt: Carlos EzquerraLetters: Gordon RobsonOriginally published in 2000 AD Prog 573
[/color]Future Shock: A Close Encounter of the Fatal KindScript: Alan GrantArtist: Carlos Ezquerra Letters: Pete KnightOriginally published in 2000 AD Prog 102
[/color]Judge Dredd: By Private ContractScript: John WagnerArtist: Carlos EzquerraLetters: Annie ParkhouseOriginally published in 2000 AD Prog 2000 (2016)
[/color]What if… Max Bubba Hadn’t Killed Wulf?Writer: Alan GrantArtist: Carlos EzquerraLetters: Ellie De VilleOriginally published in 2000 AD Prog 1772
[/color]Tharg the Mighty: This is Your LifeArtist: Carlos EzquerraLetters: Jack PotterOriginally published in 2000 AD Prog 155

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