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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 18 May, 2018, 02:53:27 pm »
A thing that struck me on this re-read was how obvious it is that 'Love and War' was written to run after Battleship Potemkin (presumably changed to facilitate Si Fraser's schedule).

There seems to be a bit of left hand not knowing what right hand was doing - Can't have been intentional to use the name "Love and War" for both the one shot after Courtship, and also the later book - that's going to be confusing!

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 18 May, 2018, 09:02:24 am »
ah of course, I have heard that story - I assumed it referred to something he'd drawn and was racking my brains for a Dredd story that featured a clock!

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 17 May, 2018, 11:12:54 pm »
I didn't get the reference to Ron Smith and "that thing with the clock"  :-*

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 17 May, 2018, 07:08:02 pm »
When the name "Al... Tatlock flashed past in  the Stranger Things credits i did a double-take - was this really written by a flat-capped Northern pensioner (who's dead)(and fictional)?

Back in the day, such a conundrum would involve waiting until the exact right second the following week to check the credits (at which moment, your brother would punch you to make you miss it), Nowadays we have Google .... sadly it was Alison, not Albert.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 17 May, 2018, 12:30:55 am »
Additionally, how many Nikolai Dante books will there be?

Nine I think. If you hunt upthread someone kindly listed the release dates which I noted in m diary as these are the only ones I desperately want - think it's gotten a week out of whack with v.3  (scheduling change at Hachette? Who'd a thunk it?). They really are lovely books.

Creative Common / Re: New to painting, request for feedback.
« on: 16 May, 2018, 06:55:40 pm »
Can't offer any useful advice as I know nothing about digital painting, but if encouragement counts as feedback, keep going, they look great! - I particularly like the top one in blue.

Books & Comics / Re: The Fleetway Files.
« on: 16 May, 2018, 06:47:28 pm »
ordered - I've bought a few HB titles and never been disappointed - great production values and an obvious deep love and knowledge of the materiel.

General / Re: One for the old timers
« on: 16 May, 2018, 06:45:28 pm »
I do indeed - I think this was from the early 300s, and you've got the twist exactly right. I'm sure someone with a better memory will be able to give you the exact prog number and credits.

There was a very similar one where time-viewing allowed everybody in the future to find at least one famous ancestor, except one boring guy - they track his line right back to neanderthal times finding nothing, until he picks up a bone during an argument, so they think he invented the first weapon - but then he tosses it aside and the other caveman picks it up and brains him with it - he is still delighted to get his medal certifying that he's descended from the VICTIM of the very first weapon.

Events / Re: Oldham Comic Con 2 - 12th May 2018 & it's FREE!!
« on: 14 May, 2018, 06:28:42 pm »
Had a great day, a very impressive event for a freebie. Great to meet up with the guys, and heartening to see lots of families popping in for an hour with young kids in their superhero outfits, as well as several judges, a remote controlled Dalek and plenty of other cosplayers - my favourites were the guy who'd painted his baby green and dressed as Old Man Logan with baby-Hulk, and a rather voluptuous Black Widow. Had a good chat with Staz Johnson and David Roach who had some lovely Anderson pages for sale including old Engram pages and his recent cover (which I was surprised to learn was his first). Got a few things signed by Carlos and had a brief chat with John Wagner. I even blagged a free feed at the afterparty (I figured sitting behind Bolt's table for 5 minutes while he nipped to the loo qualified me as crew  ;) ). Sadly, as it was a one-dayer, most people set off for home fairly early, so no big evening get together. Hope this becomes a regular thing as it's so cool to have an event that's just a tram ride from my house.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 10 May, 2018, 03:06:11 pm »
has anyone spotted Dante V.3 in the shops yet? Must zip down to FP as soon as it's in

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD ART STARS – enter now!
« on: 10 May, 2018, 03:04:35 pm »
If we don't get one of Buttonman's piss-stained MS PAINT creations on the back of the prog, I'm cancelling my sub!

But seriously, I'm guessing a certain Mr Lambert is going to be featuring in a Star Scan very soon!

Prog / Re: Prog 2080 -PSI no More
« on: 09 May, 2018, 06:08:57 pm »
Mine came Tuesday - I usually leave it till about Thursday or Friday (when the prog has hit the shelves) and then call the subs line - they'll send out a replacement (which will probably arrive on the same day as your 'lost' prog!)

Prog / Re: Prog 2080 -PSI no More
« on: 09 May, 2018, 02:51:19 pm »
What is Damage Report about then?  :o :o


oh .... Was I the only one to get mistakenly excited by the instruction to "BE VIGILANT"? - for a  second I thought 'new Nemesis'

I agree with the general comments overall - SD has been a joy, proper old school Alpha; Sin Dex and Dredd both chugging along nicely, a pretty decent Future Shock and an Anderson story that had much potential but was rushed and confusing.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 06 May, 2018, 08:23:09 pm »
I am curious: how does one "win" PMQs?  Objectively, I mean.

If the PM told a big enough whopper at PMQ, you can't accuse her of lying (that would be rude), but if you could persuade the speaker that she was misleading the House, he may invite her to withdraw the remark. If she refused, the speaker could suspend her from the chamber, and if she refused to leave, have her physically dragged out by the sergeants-at-arms.

I guess that would count as a win.

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