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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 24 September, 2018, 10:53:25 pm »
*psst* The lights go out line wasn't quoting Churchill, it was quoting Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary on the outbreak of the Great War - Churchill did riff off it a year before the start of the second world war:
Quote from: Winston Churchill
The stations of uncensored expression are closing down; the lights are going out; but there is still time for those to whom freedom and parliamentary government mean something, to consult together.

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 24 September, 2018, 10:27:24 pm »
I have missed so much, and I just, I don't know what anything is anymore. WHAT IS EVERYONE SAYING. AM I POSH OR NOT. HOW DO I KNOW. I FEEL VERY INSECURE ABOUT BRITISH FOOD.

We need NEW BLOOD - join us, Fox...

Suggestions / Re: Let's bring Ian Gibson back in the from the cold.
« on: 24 September, 2018, 11:08:21 am »
Whose creative opinion seems more valid here: the guy who thought up the character and her world, or the guy who drew her after someone else had thought her up?

Both equally. It’s not antithetical for Gibson to do one thing with halo and Moore another.

Unless you’re advocating returning to the idea of the artists simply being guns for hire and the writer as the sole creator. Which is a whole different kettle of fish.

Occasionally the artist is a hired gun for hire, just drawing what somebody else has written and little more.  Very rarely the opposite is true (most recently I'm thinking of Michael Carroll writing new words for John Higgins' Razorjack - going back a bit Simon Harrison create Revere and got John Smith to turn it into a story, though I don't know how much of each went in to the final product). 

For Halo, though, right from the beginning the two of them create Halo and her world - you'd actually have to have been there in the studios, pubs, telephone conversations and IPC offices (or wherever they hammered out the details) to truly know who created what.  I wouldn't place either of them above the other as co-creator status, except maybe for Book II, which Gibson is on record as saying was partially dialled-in.

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 23 September, 2018, 12:20:07 pm »
I'm not saying we're food obsessed but...

In case further translation is needed :
Jam sandwich = jelly sandwich
Battenburg cake = cake with squares of alternating yellow and pink sponge cake cubes, wrapped in marzipan.

Jam sandwich:

News / Re: Defoe to return in 2019
« on: 21 September, 2018, 09:43:54 pm »
Moore has also contributed to Futurequake.

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 21 September, 2018, 08:52:59 pm »
I don't know how true it is but I've heard that as the blood drive during the second world war was so successful there was a proposal that all the blood would be of more use alleviating food shortages than used for medical purposes (but it could all be an urban myth).

Prog / Re: Prog 2099 - Unleash Hell!
« on: 21 September, 2018, 06:49:05 pm »
OTOH Linus' punishment seems perfectly apt to me, and is in line with a long history of Dredd making stupid sentencing decisions, choosing poetic justice over a swift bullet to the head, and thus leaving Owen Krysler, P. J. Maybe, R. L. Booth and countless others free to menace him again.

What should Dredd have done re: Owen Krysler or Bad Bob Booth?  Had they specifically committed any crimes they could be sentenced for (well, Booth had, but through no fault of his own his punishment had encountered technical difficulties).  Following the law, Dredd should perhaps have brought Owen back to MC1, but that would likely have just let him bring disaster to the mega-city in a longer, drawn-out way.  Re: Booth, Dredd didn't have the time or resources to carry out a more effective sentence.

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 21 September, 2018, 06:43:53 pm »

Now that pudding is on the table, as it were, I feel the need to mention the total awesomeness that is black pudding - one of my favourite things. However, I'm not entirely sure our American cousins would believe me if I described it.

So I won't.

They'll know what a Black Pudding is (note the capitalisation) - it's a monster from D&D:

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 21 September, 2018, 12:15:16 am »
Scone (skon) can rhyme with bon (as in bon appetit): this is how it was said in my house.  I consider this the non-posh "correct" version.

Scone (skone) can rhyme with bone: posh version.

Scone (skoon) can rhyme with boon: this is just for Scone Palace and the village of Scone (in Scotland).

The Internet, of course, has a pie chart:

By the way, that's pie rhyming with eye.  Unless you're from Dundee, in which case it's pie rhyming with ray.

Right, now that's sorted - almost 50/50 split, with the proper pronunciation just about winning, do you bake them with fruit or with cheese?

Next up: is a Jaffa Cake a biscuit?

Depends if you're having to pay tax on it.  Do you get Jaffa Cakes in 'merica?  If not, were there any in the care package?

General / Re: The definitive copyright thread
« on: 20 September, 2018, 11:41:45 pm »
This would also apply retrospectively to all of the Eagle content that the Dan Dare Corporation apparently bought by accident (I'd love to read more info on what happened there...)

As long as we get that Bloodfang collection at some point!

* - The Comic Relief Comic is a copyright nightmare, a miracle it ever got published in the first place to be honest.  Its not immediately clear who owns the story itself, but you'd not be able to reprint it without  licensing agreements with probably dozens of different rights-holders.  Don't hold your breath on ever seeing that one again.
Once I dig my copy out I might list which IP appears in it!  Having not glanced at it in twenty-something years, all I can remember is the chin-off between JD and Bruce Forsyth...

Hope that's cleared something up for someone, anyway

Ta - it all helps!

Megazine / Re: Meg 400 - 400th Issue!
« on: 19 September, 2018, 09:18:02 pm »
I liked the Judge Dredd story, which is a really silly comedy one from Wagner and Flint. It has some great lines of dialogue and some crazy antics, which I enjoyed. As a massive continuity pedant, this story contradicts what we know of the royal family from Armitage, and I prefer Dave Stone's take on that, but as I liked this one so much I didn't mind. And it gives us the opportunity to devise theories of how to reconcile these two different histories with each other.

Let me know how/if you fit King Clarkie and Vera Duckworth in there as well!

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 19 September, 2018, 08:35:22 pm »
On a completely unrelated topic, I remember enjoying the early Rogue Trooper series (up to where Space Spinner is right now) much more than Conrad or Fox seem to.  I really enjoyed the art: Cam Kennedy's hoppers are my favorite, the tech (giant tanks and Nort glider troops) and the weird idea of a world at war consumed by chem clouds.  This may be the hazy rose-tinted spectacles of a youth long gone, and today I might not dig it so much, but my memories of the series are generally positive.

(Now, Horst, on the other hand...)

Yes to both of those, loved them at the time and love them now, right up to where Conrad and Fox have read up to (and published, because they've probably read up to the egg virus thing).  I liked the next bit, right up to when the re-chipped GIs hit Horst.  I even liked the bit after Horst, with art by Steve Dillon, and Hit One.  It was after that when it was clear there wasn't any real plan for the Hits that original Rogue lost his lustre.  I've not read any of the Hits since Hunted gave the TG a motive for being a traitor (which ties in to the hits).

Suggestions / Re: Let's bring Ian Gibson back in the from the cold.
« on: 19 September, 2018, 08:27:03 pm »
Yes, also noticed that he said he'd written Book IV, plotted Book V and there was something about Book VI too.  I'd love to know when he did all that...

« on: 19 September, 2018, 08:24:47 pm »
http://fairsparkbooks.co.uk/…/megatomic-battle-rabbit-issue… … …
Something weird with that link, let's hope this works?


Prog / Re: Prog 2099 - Unleash Hell!
« on: 19 September, 2018, 08:13:57 pm »
I suppose if we had a FAQ somewhere, this should be in it.

It's almost as if we need some "forum rules". Oh wait...


So spoilers should be used on comics less than one month old...

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