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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 23 September, 2018, 03:10:58 pm »
Wow.....serious anti-Meg review  :lol:

I liked it, silly, mostly light hearted, fun.

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Suggestions / Re: Let's bring Ian Gibson back in the from the cold.
« on: 20 September, 2018, 04:22:37 pm »
I don't see any arrogance in the interview... but it's no-holds barred, for sure. I have a better idea of the man than I did before reading it. Kudos to the Meg for running a seemingly unsanitised conversation with one of the prog's all-time greats.

Downing tools in the middle of a strip, if that's what happened, is a great way to poison a professional relationship. Unforgivable? Hopefully not, but we don't what else went on, if anything. Surely the interview itself could be seen as a sign that the ice is melting?

Just for clarity, I'm not asserting that he DID down tools and then walked, only that it's what I assumed had happened. The truth may be entirely different.

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Suggestions / Re: Let's bring Ian Gibson back in the from the cold.
« on: 20 September, 2018, 03:30:40 pm »
Right, I remember the Slade strip troubles and the change in artist at the end of the story. Always assumed Ian Gibson had downed tools and walked unexpectedly without finishing the strip and that incident had been the end of the relationship. Only my assumption at the time though based on what appeared to be rushed pages and then his sudden  disappearance.

Hadn't heard about the subsequent website article.

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Suggestions / Re: Let's bring Ian Gibson back in the from the cold.
« on: 20 September, 2018, 12:38:11 pm »
Yeah, I've not got around to reading the interview yet, but didn't it all come to a head around the Samantha Slade story? My memory may be failing me though.

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 15 September, 2018, 09:40:47 pm »
Very good points. And death eventually claiming someone is a really interesting one. Perhaps that premise is exactly what influenced the nature of Johnny's eventual resurrection.

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 15 September, 2018, 09:18:24 pm »
Very interesting! Thanks for the info Frank.

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 15 September, 2018, 08:51:25 pm »
Absolutely.

Though we did have a change of writer between rage, the final solution and Johnny's return (if I'm remembering right). I wonder if Wagner would have done the same.

I am glad we moved forward from the flashback stories though.

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 15 September, 2018, 08:45:34 pm »
....unless you want to read some NEW Johnny and Wulf stories that is.

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Creative Common / Re: Why Don't I Enjoy Art Any More?
« on: 15 September, 2018, 08:41:28 pm »
I can completely identify with this Andy and i'm going through exactly the same thing.

I've hardly drawn a thing in the last few years, in the previous decades I was drawing every single day. I always assumed, even in my thirties, that I would eventually end up in an artistic career.....but it just didn't happen. Life got in the way big time (as it tends to) , health and money issues, kids.....and then I realised in my early 40's that it was never actually going to happen. The opportunity was gone and for the first time ever I resigned myself to my day job. That thought knocked my desire to draw on its bum......and I haven't had much of a drawing urge since. When I do feel creative I tend to find other  outlets, like painting figures etc.

I found my mojo a little recently - I really enjoyed working on an entry for the Dredd competition. And i'm looking forward to giving the next competition a go too.

Perhaps we all just need a break from time to time.

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 15 September, 2018, 08:32:07 pm »
... once you put the ability to time travel into a story, it causes huge problems with the "finality" of anything ... Apologies for the double post, I couldn't modify the previous one!

There's irony for you.
:lol:  indeed!

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 15 September, 2018, 08:20:22 pm »
The real problem is that once you put the ability to time travel into a story, it causes huge problems with the "finality" of anything. Most likely why it's played down in Strontium Dog post the 1980's.

Apologies for the double post, I couldn't modify the previous one!

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 15 September, 2018, 08:07:04 pm »
Max Bubba and Rage were 30 years ago now. The stories stand irrespective of what happens now.

I have previously been comprehensively schooled by members of the board that new star wars films, for example, have not impacted on my continued enjoyment the originals, so surely a new development in Strontium Dog in the 21st century does not retrospectively ruin or detract from a story from several decades past?

Anyway, I have enjoyed the new storylines and Johnny's return. Just occurs to me that in a story where time travel has featured prominently, that our main character may at least contemplate abusing the power to save the life of the most significant person in his life.

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 15 September, 2018, 05:27:33 pm »
So, just to clarify.....it's absolutely fine to completely retcon the emotional and shocking end of the strips lead main character, a stand out moment in 2000ad's history for many, but to do that for his sidekick would simply be unacceptable?  Where is the line is drawn?

If you do it right, it's all fine by me.

This is a strip that has made extensive use of time travel.....seems odd to me that Alpha hasn't done it by now, dubious or not.

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 14 September, 2018, 11:34:17 pm »
I've been fully on board with the revisiting and retconning of the conclusion to the Final Solution. Johnny has always been a favourite 2000ad character of mine and I started to drift away from 2000ad when he died......I really didn't like Feral. It was great to ge the flashback stories and even better when the new Strontium Dog stories began to appear.
 
With the introduction of Wulf's son I guess I've lost hope on a "Johnny saving Wulf from his demise at the hands of Bubba" time travel storyline. Any Johnny in the prog is always a plus for me and instantly becomes my go-to first story to read.

Hope Carlos is back up to 100% and drawing more Strontium Dog soon. I always miss both the character and his artist creator when they are absent from the prog.

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Classifieds / Re: Original Art - Tharg Prog 719 Cover
« on: 07 September, 2018, 02:25:22 pm »
I've always loved those detailed covers where you can play "name the character". Lots to look at!

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