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Is Mad City looking like it'll be an Oola Blint volume?

Makes sense that it would include her remaining stories, but might be more of a general 'Mad citizens' theme - Oola doesn't have all that large a page-count when you take away the Doomsday appearances and the last story. Otto Sump, the 'Mental Card' guy, classic comedy one-shots like Finger of Suspicion... That's what I'm expecting.

Could be a truly great volume depending on what's picked!

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 28 June, 2017, 04:49:24 pm »
Holy drokk, Pat Mills held up as some kind of Right Wing champion?

Years ago some supposed French 'academic' posted a furious, vitriolic review to each and every Charley's War book on Amazon - accusing it, and Pat, of being Establishment apoligists, of revelling in the carnage and glory of warfare, of whitewashing history at the expense of a generation's sacrifice to fly the flag for the British Imperialism the author obviously loved so much. Not a little but racist in their tone, too.

Talk about missing the point...!

General / Re: Pat Mills - the politics of 2000 AD - Marxism 2017
« on: 27 June, 2017, 01:33:47 pm »
Mills on Savage in his own words from Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! The Secret History Of Judge Dredd & 2000AD:
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.

Aaahhh.... If his expierience of right-wing views are those of white-van-men in ex-pat bars, Pat's partisan politics suddenly make so much more sense to me!

General / Re: Missionary Man - Anyone want to see him return?
« on: 22 June, 2017, 01:52:37 pm »
I really like the fact that he had a proper ending, to be honest. I'd rather leave it there I think - you've still got Koburn and Lawless to satisfy your 'Dreddverse wild west' itch!

Normally, but... I have to agree with Richard on this one!

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 June, 2017, 02:23:39 pm »
Horror of Dracula I think it holds up pretty good.Cant say that I was really scared,but then again,horror movies never scared me before.Unlike the news.

The next two are even better, in my opinion! If you liked that then give Brides of Dracula and Dracula Prince of Darkness a go. The fourth entry is a bit of a snore-fest - but the fifth, Taste the Blood of Dracula is a cracker. After that the quality's really variable and continuity goes completely out the window!

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 19 June, 2017, 06:42:23 pm »
This is where the Brexit vote has turned out to be most pernicious.  As much as it galls me to turn it to this, we now have a national mindset of intolerance and isolationism that desperately needs to be challenged.

Cameron, Farage, Johnson et al have a lot to answer for.

I really don't think the EU ref. created this mindset, if that's what you're suggesting - just emboldened those who already held certain views into expressing them more freely.

Scratch that, I think I misunderstood what you meant!

Rebellion have their own Kenny Who? collection.

Huh? They have a PJ Maybe book, too; a Brothers of the Blood book; a Trifecta book, Simping Detective, Fatties, not to mention the Mega-Epics. If that was an issue the partwork could never have happened!

The fact I can't remember a thing about it doesn't bode well, but I'm hoping it'll at least life that book a bit. (I really don't understand some of the choices made for the collection. It feels like a really solid 60- or 70-book collection suddenly had to stretch a bit, and the holes have been filled with filler and dross. Fortunately, the latter is a smallish amount.)

I know! Nobody gets to enjoy Kenny Who? - but someone's gone to the trouble to scan and prep Sleeze N Ryder for a reprint?!

Other Reviews / Re: Mega(zin) marathon
« on: 19 June, 2017, 12:26:28 pm »
Insurrection.[/b]Its a good story,but it doesn't fit into JD-universe.Unless it happens in a far future,but thats never stated.I know Abnett denied this being a rewrite of a WH40K story,but it sure look and feels a lot like one.
Space Marines SJS,InquisitorJudge,Tyranids/orcs/whatever Zhind.There,all done,get me Tharg on line one.

Actually, Tharg approached Dabnett and explicitly asked for a WH40k-style Dredd-world strip. It doesn't really make too much sense, no, but it's such a damn fine story I'm happy to have it around as a sort of Elseworlds style thing.

General / Re: The Judge Child Quest
« on: 17 June, 2017, 03:34:31 pm »
I'm sorry, I don't know what you mean. There never was such a story.

General / Re: The Judge Child Quest
« on: 17 June, 2017, 01:07:47 pm »
You should follow up with

City of the Damned

It follows on from the threads of the Judge Child.

As long as he reads The Fink and Destiny's Angels first, o'course...

That's maybe my favourite aspect of The Judge Child, it keeps having all these reprucussions for years afterward. Later still you've got Darkside too, before In the Year 2120 puts the whole thing to bed for good.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills 2017
« on: 16 June, 2017, 03:17:29 pm »
As for Devlin Waugh, I hope it'll be great, but to me that's one of those characters so closely aligned with its writer that it seems very odd someone else is taking it over.

To be honest, it doesn't really seem all that odd when you realise the last story was ten(!) years ago. Ten years...!

I would fervently hope that John's given this his blessing, but by this point I would prefer any Devlin stories to none.

Prog / Re: Prog 2035 - War Games
« on: 15 June, 2017, 01:39:51 pm »
The other obvious example is Sinister Dexter, but that's long since become another long-form saga since the dimension-hopping nonsesnse started.

Apologies for the double-post, but as one of the top-three of the forum's SinDex apologists, I feel compelled note that the last few short stories were almost entirely self-contained, with only hints at the larger context.

That's fair enough, aye. Dandridge is another good example that I did consider, but as the last story appeared in 2013 I sort of assumed that it wasn't coming back (sadly).

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