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Announcements / Re: Halo Jones/2000AD features in Comic Scene
« on: 08 November, 2019, 03:29:53 pm »
There's a 4 page little timeline of 2000ad strips and then a 3 pager on Halo.

Nice to see.

Thanks a lot!

Announcements / Re: Halo Jones/2000AD features in Comic Scene
« on: 26 October, 2019, 10:06:42 pm »
Available now. Would be interested to hear what you guys think of them.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 08 October, 2019, 03:28:56 pm »
The massive picture of Hoagy should have been your first clue that Funt was not entirely serious...

Good point! You do get people who say that though.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 08 October, 2019, 01:48:26 pm »
True story: I went looking for that diagram on the web and found it on a Quora page where the related questions included "Were the Nazis on the left or right?"

Well, they were socialists, yup.

This is, of course, not true.
A few clues:
They were very into nationalism
They were very into militarism
They liked invading countries
They didn't really ever do anything socialist ever
They liked shooting people and persecuting minority groups
They er...hated socialists. And socialists hated them.
Does this sound like Tony Benn to you? Or Jeremy Corbyn? Or Attlee?
Hitler retained the name "National Socialist' in the hope of attracting working class support. His ruse clearly fools some people even today!

Announcements / Halo Jones/2000AD features in Comic Scene
« on: 08 October, 2019, 01:19:09 pm »
Two features on the Galaxy's Greatest Comic are to appear in the magazine Comic Scene later in October.
(I will declare an interest here - I wrote them).
One is a timeline of key events in 2000AD history.
The other is on the long lamented Ballad of Halo Jones.

Film & TV / Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
« on: 11 September, 2019, 06:46:55 am »
One of those films that I felt very mixed about initially, but it stuck with me after and I've talked about a lot with friends.
The same!
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Not without its flaws but amongst Tarantino's best I think.
Loved how he incorporated so much obscure old TV, films and other examples of popular culture.
Enjoyed Bruce Lee's bit (Mark Kermode hated this bit for some reason). I personally felt the Steve McQueen appearance worked much less well.
One question:
Two scenes of beautiful women snoring loudly. What the hell...? Is this another Tarantino fetish? Like the foot thing? (which is here too).
Wasn't sure about the ending. Seemed to be Tarantino pandering too his fan base. Out of step with the rest of the film.
But overall: good.

General / Re: Whatever happened to Star Lord?
« on: 14 April, 2019, 10:01:51 am »

General / Whatever happened to Star Lord?
« on: 14 April, 2019, 09:22:16 am »
Has there ever been a story done about this? I mean the character rather than the actual comic.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 10 January, 2019, 03:46:01 pm »
RIP Ron Smith.
Has anyone drawn more Dredds than him? Am literally asking. Who has drawn the most?
A major talent.

Books & Comics / Re: Marvelman/Watchmen info?
« on: 09 January, 2019, 08:36:12 am »
Thanks chums! Very helpful.
I've actually not read Grant Morrison's book on superheroes yet. I don't know if there's much about MM or The Watchman in it though?
(I am aware of his and Moore's "history").
Is the critical consensus on Before Watchmen generally bad then?

Books & Comics / Re: Marvelman/Watchmen info?
« on: 08 January, 2019, 02:16:03 pm »
A project I'm working on!

Books & Comics / Re: Marvelman/Watchmen info?
« on: 08 January, 2019, 01:50:12 pm »
Misguided was it? I didn't even know that much about it! Thanks

Books & Comics / Marvelman/Watchmen info?
« on: 08 January, 2019, 10:35:10 am »
Hi there readers!
Can anyone recommend any good resources for info on Alan Moore? Am thinking Marvelman/Watchmen particularly? Also stuff on Before Watchmen (although I know that wasn't him).
Any books, online articles, interviews, podcasts?
I already have Lance Parkin's excellent biography.
Any help would be marvelous/miraculous!
Thanks a lot!

General / Re: Top 2000AD moments of the last 25 years
« on: 18 November, 2018, 10:05:59 pm »

Unsure whether we're being asked for highlights - stuff like Strontium Dog returning with the original creators or Dante coming to an end, for example - or for actual moments in stories that forcibly removed our socks.

Assuming the latter, I'm saying the finale of Dead Eyes (1577-1588), by John Smith and Lee Carter*. I wasn't reading 2000ad when it was originally published, so I'd already had the ending spoiled by reading online discussion of the story. It was still a bravura moment**

* Starts off with John Smith challenging you to think whether you've ever read anything more John Smith - working class protagonist pursued by cynical, murderous establishment and large sections apparently generated by doing a William Burroughs cut-up with a dozen issues of The Fortean Times - and builds to an anti-climactic ending that's not a million miles from the protagonist waking to find the previous events had all been a dream. But somehow, it works - and the Bagwell/Carter stories that followed were just stratospherically imaginative and accomplished (and silly and funny)


The first one. Highlights rather than moments.

General / Top 2000AD moments of the last 25 years
« on: 16 November, 2018, 08:02:34 am »
What do you think have been the top 10 greatest moments of 2000AD's last quarter century?
Am pretty up on the comic until the mid-90s but regrettably lost interest for a while after that.
What have I missed?

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