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Prog / Prog 2002: Retaliatory Strike!
« on: 08 October, 2016, 08:45:57 am »
Early prog!

Cover - Very nice Jim Murray cover - I was never as big a fan of his art as most (beautiful paints, but overly cartoony popping eyes,in the same way Jason Brashill), but this plays to his strengths and is dare I say it a welcome return

DREDD:  As is Trevor Hairsine, this tie with Dylan Teague and looking a bit more like the Hairsine we know and love - good to see it isnt all revenge, but no big twist with the Judge in hiding

FLESH: Story starts, but really, no new story here.  The art is the usual fristrating mix of "how did he do that?" and "Why did he doe that?"

ROGUE:  Burning General is quite GFD in going for spectacle over sense but needs more talking hats.

SAVAGE:  A lot more story than FLESH, but not sure of Savage's jukebox - I mean, I love Tom Waits and PJ Harvey, but would salt of the earth Bill?  War has changed him!

COUNTERFEIT:  Very Milligan set of ideas make this ideal for Rufus - always love a prog that spills out onto the back page!

General / Love...
« on: 28 June, 2015, 06:15:26 pm »
There ought to be a law against it.

This is really bugging me - what classic Dredd strip has that line in it/at the conclusion?

General / 1984 2000AD annual help...
« on: 04 May, 2015, 09:44:32 pm »
Hello people. Could someone with access to theeir 1984 2000AD annual check something out for me - I'm in the process of doing the next round of Stront Case file write ups for Dogbreath and while googling Robin Smith the following comes up:


Basically, there appears to be a Stront text story in the 1984 annual that isnt mentioned on Barney - racking my brain to recall anything about it - so to save a man with a bad back and new landing carpet a trip to the loft, can anyone confirm the existence of said strip

With it not being on Barney, if it does exist, it has been overlooked for the case files reprints - maybe one for a later volume?


Help! / Strontium Advert
« on: 23 June, 2013, 04:07:22 pm »
Been looking for a Simon Harrison pin up/advert for Strontium Dog that appeared (Im presuming) before the No-Go Job started in prog 580 - that said, Ive checked every prog between 558 to 579 and found nothing.... Im sure it would be about there, asd its advertising the new direction - theres Alpha and Red together.... anyone know where/when this apppeared?

Megazine / Meg 332 - Slaying Double!
« on: 12 January, 2013, 06:49:14 pm »
No oneone else get their Meg?  No prog for me, so this had to suffice.  Sadly, Wagner remains absent, though Arthur Wyatt's and David Roach's Dredd tale at the end had a decent stab at an old school "gimmick" one off (not a criticism!).

Elsewhere Alan Grant continues to pour the misery on Anderson... not really interested in Grants stuff at the best of times, though this does try to throw a bit of Day of Chaos aftermath into the mix... I'd have preferred to see what Anderson was actually up to in DoC than another chance for her to despair at the world/humanity.

American Reaper more than made up for it - I'm in the camp that would much rather the art was drawn than compu/photo/manipulations, but I'm not as offended by the actual result as others - plus, I can happily buy into Mills world plot conveniences and exposition conveniences and just enjoy the way he creates imaginatively conceived worlds that draw me in like no other writers.

Suggestions / Alan Moore Phonebook
« on: 18 September, 2012, 11:10:26 pm »
OK, while we are making suggestions for collections...

This sounds a bit wacky, but having moved house, I managed to fill an entire bookcase with my tat -  a shelf of Clark Ashton Smith and Lovecraft books, another shelf of LE Guin, GRR Martin and various carbooted Fantasy Masterworks....

and a shelf of casefiles and such... I have Ace Trucking, I have all of Slaine, Nemesis and Stront (too much Dredd to think about buying let alone displaying at this point...)   

So Im thinking what else would best round out this shelf and its dear old Alan - Watchmen is there and From Hell and V... but a big 300 pager with all of his stuff... I suppose it makes more economic sense to sell 4 books than 1... but it would be a great thing to have in one handy place.  It would be my go to book (along with the mythical Daily Star Dredd case file) for showing non-scrots what they were missing!

Books & Comics / Omnivistacope Presents: Tales from the Heaven-11
« on: 08 May, 2012, 10:54:54 pm »

Omnivistascope will be releasing the collected Keegan Jask at the Bristol comics event thing (I'm sure it has a name - you know, the one this weekend coming), but even if you cant make it, you can follow the link above to purchase from the OVS shop or just find out more about it!

Not only does it collect all 8 of the OVS stories, there's the special exclusive 8 page bonus strip - "Down amoing the Admin" as well as a load of special features and behind the scenes extras to create a whopping 130+ page behemoth of baloney - or is that a titan of truth?  Only Jask knows for sure!

General / DAILY STAR DREDD - the final hunt...
« on: 01 January, 2012, 09:14:14 pm »
I'm putting out a call for help in completing a definitive list of the missing Saturaday Daily Star Dredd strips.  Titles will be enough (with a brief summary of the strip), but a scan would be even better!

With the help of fellow boarder Orlok, I have been able to piece together a lot of missing data around the daily Star Dredds.  I'm at the stage where the number of unidentified strips is in single figures.

There are at least 27 unreprinted strips.  Between myself and Orlok, we have this down to just 7 that we dont have a copy of:

149 - Strike Bound.  I had a copy of this on an old long dead PC, found on an ebay auction I think.  It wasnt one of you who bought it was it?

150 - no clue about this.  Its possible this wasnt actually written by Wagner.  The previous story sets the tone.  There was a real life IPC strike in 84 and you can see that while Ron Smith carried on drawing, he also had to do the lettering for a run of strips around this time - see Vol 3 of the Daily Star collections for a few examples.

154  and 155 - again, no clue and possibly similarly affected by the strike?

176 - Job Vacancy Part 1.  Part 2 was again in Vol 3, and again I had this on that long dead PC. If only I;d had a printer!

180 - no clue at all.

276 - no clue about this one either - It's right at the end of the run, so who knows who drew it!

In addition:

16 - is it the story "Cyborg"?

123 - Theres the potential this was actually a reprint of a story I have the original of as number 70 - If you look at the reprint of Christmas Pardon in Megazine 208, its listed as 123...

And finally, if you have strips 88,89,92,93,95-98,101-103,105-110,128,129, 178, 232-234 it would be good to confirm the details - they have more than likely been reprinted without the number, so at the moment they exact sequence of the strips is a bit vague!

Thanks to anyone who can help, and if you are missing a strip or two yourself, Im sure we can help!

General / It was 30 years ago today...
« on: 30 August, 2011, 11:57:45 am »

..give or take a day

General / Chris Lowder = Jack Adrian = Bill Henry?
« on: 23 April, 2011, 10:52:30 am »
What the topic says.  I know Jack Adrian is a pseudonym used by Chris Lowder (his sons first names?) and have it in my head that Will Henry is similarly one of his on a similar basis.  Only evidence i have to back this up is wikipedia suggesting a Bill Henry Ro-Busters was aka Chris Lowder and my foggy memory - neither of which are entirely reliable!

Anyone out there confirm this?

Prog / Prog 1689 - A Dog's Life
« on: 12 June, 2010, 10:17:40 am »
Wagner is genius : discuss!

Didn't think Stront would tackle the Final Solution so heads on - certainly hant considered we'd see an Ezquerra version of certain characters and events!

But while thats happening, Dredd is blowing me away too.  I suppsoe I'll read the rest of the prog some day.... but hell, they both need rereading again!

Books & Comics / Omnivistascope 6 is here!
« on: 20 May, 2010, 09:55:12 pm »
Omnivistascope has again broken through into your reality just in time For Bristol!
Scientists are still pondering on this cosmic coincidence, but let's not look a gift horse on the mouth!

If you are at Bristol this weekend, you can get your mitts on the shiney new OVS that continues the Grand tradition:

Inside you'll find (if my maths hasn't failed me) 80 pages of strips: more Rathbone, Misfits,  Keegan Jask, Quisling and Dirk Despair than you can shake a stick at!
See Solar Wind refugee Warlock Holmes double dipping in two incredible adventures!

Many of your small press favourites continue to infest OVS - Matt Herbert, Bryan Coyle, Chris Geary, and many others that even I'm not aware of (I have only come to pimp it, I've tried to keep it as much a surprise for myself as I can!), all wrapped in another fantastic Paul McCaffrey cover

All this, plus articles on The Prisoner and War of The Worlds, laced with the patented Paul Von Scott brand of comics based madness.

If you are NOT at Bristol (*sob*) all is not lost - You can follow the link below and get hold of the latest (and not so latest) Omnivistascopes! 


Megazine / Megazine 289 - Armitage Shanked?
« on: 12 September, 2009, 11:52:01 am »
Not much to commetn on... Nice to see Kev Walker on the Dredd, though sad to see Robbie Morrison on there too, as its a sequel to a previous tael that I found pretyy uninvolving, and doestn seem to fit into current conituity (or previous continutity for that matter!)

The Black Museum is a bit too obvious a riff on Innsmouth.. Frankly, I'm tired of Lovecraft robbing in most of its forms - dont mind if its doing something with it, but here we just get a mostly straight transplant - Does HP get half the writer droids oil?

Interesting Smith second part, though need to read it thoroughly to make sense of some bits - something that might be of interest given Smiths comments re Wagner about the Arkensword interview in 85... I dont think he actually calls RD Lowe Mr. shitface... but maybe thats my reading of it - the full quote:

"A lot of us naturally became very anti-DC Thomson so we joined the NUJ.  We had union membership forms sent to every employee whose address we could get hold of, and we recruited something like 17 members. When this came out there was a meeting of the editorial board, with all the Thomsons there. Mr. Derek and Mr. Brian and Mr Shiteface and all the editors including R.D. Lowe, who was the managing editor of all the comics (beano,Dandy, Hotspur)
someone said, "what are we going to do about the union?". A minor editor was foolish enough to reply, "why dont we just let them join it?"  R. D. Lowe turned red and bellowed : "take-that-man'-s name!"  That's DC Thomsoon.

Prog / Prog 1623: Dead Man Walking
« on: 14 February, 2009, 12:05:42 pm »
Strontium Dog continues to shine - shame Sniffer Martinez wasn't on the list, but otherwise, this more than makes up for the oddity that is Grey suit, my lack of interest in Red Seas and the annoyance of Marauders revcycled plot devices from DAnte meet completely wrong MegaCity - (her dad is a mutie now?)

Of course, the problems will start for me once Stront finishes...

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