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General / New 2000AD Binding from Prog 1
« on: 27 January, 2017, 04:37:02 pm »
I got the first three 2000AD volumes bound thanks to a recommendation by Chiefy2Shoes.
He'd already used http://www.hollingworthmoss.co.uk and they have been really good.

I've had them done as half-years so progs

Hoping to get the first 520 done is I can afford more back issues.
Hollingsworth showed amazing attention to detail and have a really clear price list on that link.

(Don't know why pics are being shown on their side)

Suggestions / Have 2000ad 'merge' with Crisis to promote new collections
« on: 18 January, 2017, 08:58:58 am »
It would be fun to have a six week 'merger' with Third World War and New Statesman appearing in 2000ad just as if Crisis had only ceased publication in 2017. Could be fun with 'Big News Next Week' etc and seeing new and old characters on the cover.

Classifieds / Ian Kennedy 'Dredd' for Sale
« on: 15 January, 2017, 08:13:31 pm »
Hi guys
I can see in the 2000AD 40th Anniversary thread that there's some people who would love this.
I'm only selling because I bought the wrong colour, I need a Yellow background one to match my other IK ones.

So here's the deal

1. Happy to sell it at cost price £50, I'm not making any money out of it
2. It has to go to someone who isn't going to the event as I'm not depriving Ian of money and I'll publicise who gets it, so it'll be a bit embarrassing if you rock up on the day
3. If there's more than one buyer I'll sell to the boarder with the highest number of posts, so its a regular who gets it.
4. Its not to be flipped. These are clearly worth more than asking price so I will hunt you down if you try. And I've got more Ian Kennedy eBay alerts than you!

Other Reviews / 2000AD Script Book
« on: 12 January, 2017, 04:00:22 pm »

I found this probably one of the best 2000AD purchases I've ever made.

Because it publishes the script against the finished artwork, you can have a lot of fun figuring out how the artist solved/avoided/ignored/embellished the writers request.

And then after looking at individual stories you can compare different writer styles, from John Wagner's economic direction to John Smith's 'worthy of publishing as prose'.

Also it contains the first reprinting of Lawless which is always something special.
Its a pretty heavy tome as well

Back from my first ever trip to Thought Bubble and there's so many Small Press/indie/home-made comics out there.

Is there a website that reviews them critically? I'm sure everyone of them is a well-intentioned endeavour but it's really hard to know where to start.

Ironically given I'm a 2000ad fan but the Anthologies in particular seem everywhere and I'm really just trying to find good collaborations between a single writer and author. Any recommendations?

Film & TV / Doctor Strange review
« on: 26 October, 2016, 04:12:01 pm »
There are easy criticisms to be made of this film:

- Benedict is playing the same role as Sherlock
- Origin stories by their nature are too formulaic
- Marvel care more about the overall arc to the next Avengers film than this.

So whilst all of those points have small truths in them, this film is pretty damn enjoyable and satisfying, not least to Steve Ditko's amazing visuals.

It is jaw dropping what you see on screen. The fights are more magical than Potter and there's a logic at work even in the most bonkers action. Marvel even provides a worth villain

And Benedict if anything comes across more like a likeable version of House, so he's got some range.
So I'd give it a solid B+ and now the character is established you can do even more off the hook stuff with him.

Hi guys

I thought both the IDW Dredd collections that IDW coloured (Apocalypse & Dark Judges) were pretty strong with sympathetic colours.

My daughter won't look at Halo in B&W. Could we have a *30th Anniversary version in colour produced largely for US but available here as well?

*since end of Bk3

Like you've done with the Steve McManus book, could Lawless come out as a Limited Edition hardback.

1. It been a stand-out in the Meg from episode 1
2. Phill Winslade has described it as his life's work
3. This month's magazine wrap-around cover would look great on a dust-jacket
4. I'd be willing to pay more

Just asking. I know generally the hardbacks don't sell as well so I was just hoping for a limited run of a 100 hardbacks sold through the website.

p.s pale endpapers so Phill can sketch on them OK?

For the 5th NiceCon returns to Bedford with over 30 premier artists including a rare appearance by Pete Doherty plus John Wagner & Carlos.
There's a really relaxed feeling here - just 35 min train journey from London


Classifieds / Wanted Durham Red: Empty Suns
« on: 01 June, 2016, 11:01:29 pm »
Anyone got a spare / unwanted copy ? PM me.

Suggestions / Love to see Mark Harrison back on Durham Red
« on: 28 April, 2016, 08:23:07 pm »
It's clear that the re-defined Durham Red is still visually a definitive version.
Leah Moore did a take in the Sci-Fi special and she's on the FCBD cover.

Mark's doing great work on the Grey Area but speaking to him its clear that he's not done with the character and as JJ Abrams proved with the Star Trek Universe, you can have parallel universes. So, my thought is why not get Mark Harrison back on Durham Red.

Help! / Help from Nikolai Dante fans...
« on: 15 March, 2016, 08:45:56 pm »
1. Did the Great Game ever come out with this cover? (or was it just used for publicity)
2. Anyone read the Dante novels? Are they as much fun/canon?
3. Anyone get a set of graphic novels where the spines match up?

Other Reviews / GOLDTIGER
« on: 15 March, 2016, 02:43:35 pm »
Antonio Barreti is a genius and its high time 2000ad recognised the Italian master who influenced generations to come. I can't believe how close his characters came to appearing in Prog 1.

All this is of course utter tripe but GOLDTIGER is a very very funny fictional history of a comic strip that never was. I loved it. Especially the prose pages that bridged missing pages in the reprint.

I don't want to reveal to much but they've managed to blend reality and fiction by including references and quotes from some 2000ad stalwarts.

Well done for publishing this 2000ad.

Events / Meet Garth Ennis, Barry Kitson, Rob Williams & Brian K Vaughn
« on: 18 August, 2015, 03:49:40 pm »
Hi guys

The best comic convention returns to my town in September.
There's a fair number of 2000ad talent
As conventions go its got a really small, intimate feel.
Hope to see you there.

Film & TV / Terminator Genisys is a stinker
« on: 03 July, 2015, 12:51:07 pm »
It starts with 30 mins of re-tread/remix/reboot of the first two films which is OK fluff but horribly cast (sarah connor looks about 16)
Then it moves forward a gear and a couple of decades into an utter misfire where Arnie as the Terminator turns into Basil Exposition having to explain 'Nexus events' that cause memories from parallel times to be remembered.

There's a clever sequence in a hospital with a good use of everyday technology but the film then staggers on for another 40 mins of tosh of CGI helicopters, shooting projectors and dear GOD Matt Smith (the Doctor himself) is utterly wasted in this time travel movie - which is a tragic irony in itself.

It's really bad. Just avoid and send a message to Hollywood on this one.

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