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Film & TV / Umbrella Academy- Netflix
« on: 18 February, 2019, 08:56:09 am »
Is anyone else watching this? I'm two episodes in, having not read the original comics, and it's basically The Royal Tenenbaums meets X-Men. The production values are very high and it's an interesting enough premise, so I'm enjoying it so far.

News / Glenn Fabry
« on: 28 September, 2018, 01:16:04 pm »
Sad to hear that Glenn Fabry has been diagnosed with lung cancer:

Books & Comics / Bill Messner-Loebs
« on: 28 March, 2018, 10:36:35 pm »
I saw this thoroughly heartbreaking story on Twitter. I’m sure many of us will have enjoyed his work on The Maxx and The Flash, and other books:


Books & Comics / Swan Song - The Music Anthology
« on: 08 December, 2017, 09:38:03 am »
Vancouver based Cloudscape comics is running a Kickstarter for another anthology. I read their "Bones of the Coast" horror anthology last year and greatly enjoyed it, so I've got high hopes for this. There is a 2000AD connection, since Simon Roy is a contributor (alongside various other British Columbia based creators):


Film Discussion / Wikipedia main page
« on: 11 July, 2017, 08:25:13 am »
The Featured Article on Wikipedia's main page is the 2012 Dredd film today. It's a nice comprehensive article as well.


Events / Tharg(s) at Edinburgh Book Festival
« on: 19 June, 2017, 08:21:17 pm »
I see that David Bishop and Steve MacManus are appearing at this year's Edinburgh Book Fest:

General / Brave, brave, brave, Sir Jason (Kingsley)
« on: 15 May, 2017, 11:35:28 am »
Jason Kingsley has been interviewed on the BBC website. Oddly, it seems to focus on his, admittedly unusual, hobby as much as anything else:


Film & TV / The Lego Batman Movie
« on: 04 February, 2017, 05:25:12 pm »
Just back from taking my daughter to the cinema and I think the Lego Batman Movie might be the best superhero movie of the last 10 years. It skewers the inherent silliness better than Deadpool while still being a very satisfying action movie. Older viewers will also get a kick out of the many references to comics and films past. Definitely worth a trip to the cinema, even if you don't have a young kid.

It's also a brave move on Warner/DC's part. I wonder if the parody is so effective that it effectively means that they'll need to find new ways to use the character.

Links / David Lloyd on BBC
« on: 05 February, 2016, 11:34:01 am »
BBC interviewing David Lloyd about V for Vendetta:

General / Judda teleporters
« on: 03 February, 2016, 01:18:56 pm »
I've just re-read Oz and I'm puzzled by the Judda's teleporters. Were these ever used again or were they ditched by Wagner et al?

They look like a narrative dead-end to my untrained eye, since their use would make many plots redundant.

Welcome to the board / Another old reader returns
« on: 08 January, 2016, 03:13:29 pm »
Hello! Back reading the prog again after a long absence. I started reading it around 1990 (if that was when Necropolis was running) and I think the last time I bought it regularly was back in the mid-90s. Since then I've been reading US comics but, with the exception of Prophet, I struggled to find anything new to enjoy in the last couple of years. I set up a subscription back in October and have enjoyed every prog since.

I'm also seriously impressed with Rebellion's publishing operation and with the care they're taking with the old material. Other publishers could learn a lot.

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