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Messages - matty_ae

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IDW presumably pay Rebellion to license Dredd to predominantly sell it in USA comic shops

As part of the deal Rebellion could reserve the right to reprint it in the UK* say 6 months later

I don't think the current floppies from the UK archive sit that well in a Mega City/2000AD publication.
They feel like your Dad making you watching a B&W episode of the Likely Lads because you enjoyed the Inbetweeners.

* I know some Megs make it to the USA but can't believe its huge

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Help! / Re: Can the FX in the prequel Star Wars be in 4K?
« on: 24 May, 2020, 11:12:33 PM »
Wow. Watching these now in 4K on Disney+ and wow (apart from the Maclunkey disaster) the Prequels looks incredible. George either recorded with more information or they've faked it amazingly.

Anyone else see the Prequels now in 4K?

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Books & Comics / Re: Elephantmen?
« on: 17 May, 2020, 07:34:02 AM »
Hi

I enjoyed this thread as love the art of Elephantmen but never collected enough

The Strontium Dog and Dredd one-shots were collected here but weren't allowed to show the 2000ad characters on the cover I was told
https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/the-cbldf-presents-elephantmen-shots-1
It's relatively easy to find second had.

I love Boo on the gun story...

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*any distribution problems*

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if IDW have any distribution, I do think this latest IDW series is starting to get close to UK Dredd standards especially the art by Kei Zama which is great

Obviously IDW are covering the origination costs so could part of your deal with them allow you to reprint (or straight out include) it as a floppy each month?


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I need to see this mullet-tastic story.



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Just from a retail point of view American comics have had a least a 3 week gap in supply
And the Action 2020 Special + reprint just sold for £51

I'd probably be happy subscribing to weekly PDFs of 1976 Action.

So I think whilst there's a lot of bad news out there, comics have always sold in higher numbers in a depression/downturn.

I like the Lockdown tapes - be even happy to buy PDFs of say Al Ewing talking you through the Dredd's that he best enjoyed.

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I know it takes 6 months of development normally
But with the success of the Action 2020 Special, I think the subscription market could sustain a second weekly for the next 6 months.
Just extend all the stories in the Special.
Maybe even do a kickstarter-esque commitment in advance to the first 1000 subscribers.

* in the last 10 years

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Prog / Re: Prog 2175 - Semi Detached
« on: 30 March, 2020, 02:48:33 PM »
When I met John Wagner at Leamington he did imply all may not be what it seemed with Hershey's death. Maybe he knew. Maybe it was his idea. I do think as a general criticism 2000ad is guilty of going back to the same well too often.

Judge Death. Chopper. Mean Machine. Dredd/Batman.

I love having Simon Fraser back under any circumstances...


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Books & Comics / Re: ACTION Special review
« on: 24 March, 2020, 02:28:44 PM »
HELL MACHINE stopped so suddenly I looked to see if it continued elsewhere in the special.
Really weird and abrupt ending - I really liked this one.

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Classifieds / Re: Unashamed Ebay Pimping - the Next Generation
« on: 20 March, 2020, 11:13:19 AM »
You've got great taste in comics & signatures. I hope you get a good price. I'm bidding for some.

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Classifieds / !
« on: 19 January, 2020, 09:40:26 PM »
Hi "Low Down"

Your price is pretty favourable and I'd include signed for postage and the print supplied in a tube for that.

Always a supporter of the free market economy by all means bid for the eBay offer above first. Then send me a PM if it doesn't work out.

Weirdly someone else is now interested. Funny! Maybe it is a bit of a curio in an otherwise mainstream world!

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Classifieds / Re: wanted: Vampire vixens of the Wehrmacht
« on: 16 January, 2020, 01:47:13 PM »
I bought the original issue, along with a signed A3 print direct from Alex of the lead Vampire with the flag

I'm not really in any desire to sell them but there's always a price. So by all means send me an offer.

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 28 November, 2019, 04:49:10 PM »
I look forward to them just as standalone issues.

I struggle with guilt when I'm in the middle of a multipart story and I can't remember who is who.

It's nice we can talk like this. As a group.

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Film & TV / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: 25 November, 2019, 01:15:24 PM »
Three episodes in and I'm not sure how this show could have been better.
It's massively surpassed my expectations and proved tonally there is alot of mileage left in both the franchise as a whole and in the grungier side of the galaxy.

I know Lucasfilm had commissioned over 50 scripts for Underworld that never made it. I'm wondering if this show benefitted from all the stuff/pre-viz that didnt get used on that. Cos if not and Jon Favreau started from scratch, he has done amazing George Lucas level work here.

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