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General / Re: Pat Mills - the politics of 2000 AD - Marxism 2017
« on: 25 June, 2017, 09:20:54 am »
Mills on Savage in his own words from Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! The Secret History Of Judge Dredd & 2000AD:
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I think it helps that I’ve made Savage a working class Tory who loved Margaret Thatcher and would love Theresa May. So it can be hard for me to get inside Bill’s head, but I make a point of talking to similar characters for story material. I will regularly drink with them in ex-pat bars, to my wife’s despair, listening to their often appalling views, nodding my head neutrally as I make mental notes to write it all down later in my notebook.  I need to know the enemy. How his mind works and why.

Like Kris Kristofferson, I’ll drink with the devil to beat him. And I don’t believe that no one wants to know. 

“And then I stole his song”.

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Read the first Red Razors story last night. It was indeed quite bad, but I'd still much rather read Millar's youthful exuberance than his abhorrent "mature" cynicism.

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Excellent. I've been waiting for that one, I haven't read a 40K comic in years. Frank Quitely's my GOAT as well, so it's a top month.

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5 or 6 pages away from completion? That's a ballache.

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The Hunting Party:
The Pack
The Hunting Party
Lost in Americana
Fog on the Eerie
Dance of the Spider Queen
Camp Demento
Shark Country
Trail of the Man-Eaters
Ratfink

Beyond The Iron Curtain:
Red Razors
Red Razors: The Secret Origin of Comrade Ed
Red Razors: Doctor's Orders
Red Razors: The Hunt for Red Razors
Samizdat Squad: Black Flowers
Samizdat Squad: Red Skies
Samizdat Squad: Grey Zone

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Issue 66 is on the website. Titled simply "Missionary Man"

Credits on Behind The Iron Curtain are Millar, Wyatt, Yeowell, Dobbyn, Holden & Marshall, so looking at Barney that gives us Red Razors and at least 2/3rds of Samizdat Squad.

EDIT: It'll be a fat one, but all 6 RR/SS stories should fit.

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General / Re: Hello again!
« on: 01 June, 2017, 01:47:08 pm »
I reckon there's been 5 Dredd books since Trifecta?
Day of Chaos: Fallout
Dark Justice
Dead Zone
Titan
Every Empire Falls

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How close to the end of the run do the Marvel books get before extensions happen?

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General / Re: Does anyone know of a Dredd Stories Database?
« on: 08 May, 2017, 07:08:02 pm »
I built my own, we all have to build our own, it's how we become who we were meant to be.

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The entire Tales of The Black Museum page-count to date is a hair under 250 pages, it's unlikely this'll have *all* of them, right? What's the highest page count we've had so far?

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General / Re: ABC Warriors Time line
« on: 01 May, 2017, 05:15:09 pm »
ah, maybe I'm being unfair on that then. I do normally like Flint.

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General / Re: ABC Warriors Time line
« on: 01 May, 2017, 03:23:07 pm »
It just seemed like an excuse to string together various scenarios of random mayhem, with only the skimpiest of overall plots to hold it together.

That's pretty much how I described it myself, isn't it?

It's exciting, it's engaged with the real world, it's funny. The constant humiliation of Hammerstein is a particular highpoint. It's the sense of 3 creators having a huge amount of fun making cynical occult anarchist comics for children that gets my engine humming.

The Medusa/Shadow Warriors stuff is staid and awkward. Mills wasn't happy with the regime at the time, with edits made to his work, and it shows. Nobody's having fun, and his storytelling gets very sloppy - unlike the calculated sloppiness of the plot-free era of MF2

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General / Re: ABC Warriors Time line
« on: 01 May, 2017, 12:22:34 pm »
I've just bought the three hard back Mek files. I read the first Mek file last night containing the stories the meknificent seven, and the black hole. I found the black hole quite tricky to follow, not sure why happy shrapnel or the mess weren't included in this one. I've not read and Nemesis stories which might fill in a few gaps I'm guessing. I still really enjoyed it though and I'm looking forward to reading the two other files.

Mek Files 3 is quite bad, but don't let that put you off getting on to the Volgan War

Mel Files 2, however...

Highwater mark for the careers of all involved. The absolute peak of 2000AD's 90s delirious-occult-nonsense-told-through-the-medium-of-guitar feedback stuff.

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 26 April, 2017, 02:46:47 pm »
Brit-Cit Babes... I really enjoy Steve Sampson's aesthetic, but I think that series was hamstrung by them making something fairly bland. With that title and his propensity for pin-up stylings it could have been quite a successful grand-guinol exploitation flick style thing

Fast Food is volume 71 and contains:
The League of Fatties;
Anatomy of a Crime;
Requiem for a Heavyweight;
The Eat of the Night;
Magnificent Obsession;
The Bazooka;
Fat Christmas;
Hot Night in 95; (!!!)
Fast Food;
Fat Fathers

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General / Re: ABC Warriors Time line
« on: 24 April, 2017, 04:04:16 pm »
They met again in By Private Contract in Prog 2000

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