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Messages - JOE SOAP

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Prog / Re: Prog 2137 : Mind how you go...
« on: 02 July, 2019, 10:06:42 am »

It’s been mentioned there are 7 clones in the system.

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Other Reviews / Re: 2019 Sci-Fi Special: A Tribute to Carlos Ezquerra
« on: 30 June, 2019, 05:05:51 pm »
The 2 names John Wagner proposed are of course perfectly suitable and great, but I'd like to see Kev Walker take it on because he hasn't been seen around these parts in yonks, and he's also great.


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Prog / Re: Prog 2137 : Mind how you go...
« on: 27 June, 2019, 05:57:54 pm »
Another possibility is that it’s Matt Smith (Tharg or the former Doctor Who, either one). That would also make sense (if it’s Tharg) with the Starlord story, and if this is important continuity.

Presuming the Dredd is a Matt SMith pseudonym (and why not - it has the pitch perfect ear for Dredd he has demostrated elsewhere)

Thanks, but Ken Niemand isn't me.


https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=45628.0

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News / Re: Dredd Month in September
« on: 22 June, 2019, 02:08:02 pm »
IIRC 13th floor ran for quite a while in Eagle after the merge.  Can't fully remember how long for or how much of what has already been printed covers it.

I believe there's about 145 episodes of The Thirteenth Floor. A lot are 3 pages long but still an astonishing, sustained weekly page turn-out for Ortiz – and there's plenty of crazier storylnes yet to be reprinted.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2134 - Bow Before Quilli!
« on: 15 June, 2019, 09:50:15 am »
* I know he grew up on the streets, but I'm pretty sure Giant's mum gave him a name before she succumbed to Queen Amidala disease. Given the way Williams blesses Giant with the speech patterns of a blaxploitation movie, Isaac or Curtis seem appropriate. Dolemite, at a push.

It’s Josiah or Jossy - as he’s known to his peeps in the rec-room.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2134 - Bow Before Quilli!
« on: 15 June, 2019, 09:49:23 am »
* I know he grew up on the streets, but I'm pretty sure Giant's mum gave him a name before she succumbed to Queen Amidala disease. Given the way Williams blesses Giant with the speech patterns of a blaxploitation movie, Isaac or Curtis seem appropriate. Dolemite, at a push.

It’s Josiah or Josssy - as he’s known to his peeps in the rec-room.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 14 June, 2019, 09:45:56 pm »

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 14 June, 2019, 03:55:26 pm »
Not Johnny Weissmuller as Jungle Jim in Fury of the Congo?

https://bigdamnspider.com/2017/10/02/fury-of-the-congo-1951/





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Film & TV / Re: Swamp Thing cancelled
« on: 11 June, 2019, 05:24:40 pm »
Sounds more like the Powers That Be at WB just want to make more stuff like the various CW series, which bodes ill for Doom Patrol as well. The bastards.


Which are many times cheaper than ST. I don't think they want to be spending $85 million for 10 episodes of the muck-monster. I doubt Doom Patrol is costing that much so it's probably safe.


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Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 10 June, 2019, 01:53:05 am »
This, unfortunately, is the rub.  20-25% of Irish TDs, including a third of the Cabinet, are landlords.  Parties and individuals are heavily influenced, funded by and involved in the construction industry. >120,000 Irish people are landlords.  Many farmers see suitable land as their only route to a pension fund - as many middle-class middle-aged people see their houses the same way. And as we discovered in 2009-11, the country's tax-take depends largely on taxes and levies on new builds and transfers, whereas public housing would (superficially) be a drain on revenues to be met by Angry Voters Who Paid Full Price for Their Gaff.

It's in none of those people's interest to increase the supply of state-subsidised or even basic affordable housing.  The fewer they are, the more rent and houses cost, the better off the upper level of Irish society become, and the more desperate - and I suspect compliant to the quirks of the ever-worsening jobs market - the rest of us get. 

Or you could just keep it simple and blame asylum seekers. You know, the ones who live on €38.80 a week in a chalet in an abandoned holiday park. Jammy bastards.


Nail on frakking head.



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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2019
« on: 08 June, 2019, 02:24:01 am »
All true, but god bless the editor who let McCarthy do his take on Kirby-era Dr Strange cosmic shit


And this 6 page one-shot.


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Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 06 June, 2019, 10:08:16 am »
2 other reps from Collider were invited because they had long established relationships with Shizney, which he didn’t, and in the end he said he couldn’t go anyway.

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It’s taken as read that other countries (at least, Western ones) will embrace stories set in the US, and media created in the US. Much of our cultural intake is TV, movies, and music from American sources. But the reverse is much less the case. Sure, there are, for example, breakthrough British bands in the US, but even taking into account the relative population sizes, far fewer have historically made that leap. That’s even more evident regarding television. Our networks are saturated with US fare. The reverse just isn’t true. And it’s especially sad when you see great indie fare like Attack the Block and Shaun of the Dead being ignored in the US because of “difficult accents” or, more often, just because the films are set somewhere other than the USA.


It's like selling Hollywood made Kaiju films to the Japanese – hard but can be done with a modicum of success.

Dredd has somewhat found a level in the US that is more in-line with how it's received globally: does ok as a niche at home –still not exactly mainstream– and enjoys a simlar niche following everywhere else on the planet. It's a little better now and both JD films still made more money at the box-office in the US, then did a lot better in retail, than anywhere else, and the comics have consistently averaged 4000-5000 monthly sales. Unless some new strategy in another format breaks that ceiling it will likely remain in place.

Selling Dredd to Americans is something I don't think can be reduced to them not getting or liking it. I think plenty of modern Americans have no aversion to critiques or sardonic takes on an 'America' that's failing/failed but it's easier for them to accept when it's done by their own talent and through familiar touchstones – that probably applies in every country and is as much about cutural recognition and familiarity as the quality of the content itself.

Selling Dredd, Attack the Block and Shaun of the Dead worldwide seems to be just as tough as trying to sell it in the US. American Superheroes (and Manga) have been the best-selling comics worldwide for decades so it's no surprise they're accepted so readily by the world in multiple formats/platforms as well as at home.

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I'd prefer the Megazine as a quarterly trade featuring one long story.





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