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Messages - sheridan

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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 05 April, 2019, 01:24:42 pm »
...and Judge Dredd around the same time - I'd never heard of High Society before that orbiting luxury condo.

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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 05 April, 2019, 01:24:06 pm »
GIs and Dolls was obviously a reference to Guys And Dolls

In the same era of Rogue, all the following are titles I wouldn't have recognised at the time, as I hadn't come across the original being referenced:
  • All Hell on the Dix-I Front
  • Frisco Fog
  • From Hell to Eternity
  • Gasbah
  • M for Murder
  • To the Ends of Nu-Earth

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Books & Comics / Re: SPACEWARP - New Venture from Pat Mills
« on: 05 April, 2019, 11:42:55 am »
Thought it was going to be the next in the Read 'Em and Weep or Be Pure... series until I followed the link.

Looks interesting, will have to compare and contrast with the all-ages FCBD offering last year.

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Off Topic / Re: Where dust goes to gather...
« on: 05 April, 2019, 11:41:19 am »
Bringing it back to 2000AD, I see a face off between an axe wielding Optimus Prime and Mongrol in the  future. (In a posed figures display kind of way, I mean, not a playing “take that!” “Mongrol Smush!” Click! Click! Kind of way. Honest. Their size is comparable, although they’re not to scale. If they were, I think Mongrol would be far smaller.  We think of ABC Warriors as giant robots, but they seem quite small compared to Transformers. Even Mongrol. I think only Mek-Quake in kill-dozer mode would compare.


You'd have to compare the Transformers to the Terra-Meks, Charlie and George, wouldn't you?  (I was never into Transformers, so don't know how they fare in the big robots stakes - other than Optimus Prime who I know is the size of an artic).

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Prog / Re: Prog 2125 - Brave New World?
« on: 01 April, 2019, 01:02:52 pm »
a pretty good issue , highlight was King Maker and Grey Area ,
and I agree Max Normal was a lot better this week

He must be refreshed upon his return from the Cursed Earth :-)

SMF seems even more temperamental than usual today :-(

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Prog / Re: Prog 2125 - Brave New World?
« on: 01 April, 2019, 01:01:55 pm »
a pretty good issue , highlight was King Maker and Grey Area ,
and I agree Max Normal was a lot better this week


He must be refreshed upon his return from the [size=78%][url=https://ospreypublishing.com/store/osprey-games/board-card-games/judge-dredd-the-cursed-earth]https://ospreypublishing.com/store/osprey-games/board-card-games/judge-dredd-the-cursed-earth[/size][/font]][/size][size=78%]Cursed Earth :-)[/size]

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General / Re: Wagner and Dredd
« on: 01 April, 2019, 12:59:24 pm »
In terms of total numbers of pages, it doesn't come close to Dredd, but Alejandro Jodorowski is a contender - his 'Jodoverse' series of interconnected comics are all in the same Universe, with a consistent tone, and have been going on and off since 1980 I think.
The Incal, The Metabarons, Technopriests being the core series, all written by one guy (with a few co-writers here and there, which you'd have to count if you're comparing to John Wagner).

How good these comics are compared to Judge Dredd is a matter of taste, but they've been highly influential on comics and movies. Some might say the stellar art carries some rather silly scripts, but then I've only read a couple of albums out of a total of like 36.

There were a few of those being given away at last year's free comic book day - if Rebellion's offerings put the majority of other publishers to shame, then those albums put even 2000AD FCBD in the shade (in terms of printing, binding and presentation anyway - the actual creativity inside is, as ever, subject to taste.

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General / Re: Wagner and Dredd
« on: 01 April, 2019, 12:57:10 pm »
Finding out that Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone didn't really write all of those books with their names on them was a bit like finding out Father Christmas wasn't real.


Though funniliy enough, Scorpion Swamp wasn't written by Steve Jackson* and Ian Livingstone, but was written by Steve Jackson**.


*British game designer
**USA game designer

USA Steve Jackson being the guy behind Munchkin.

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General / Re: Wagner and Dredd
« on: 01 April, 2019, 12:56:14 pm »
Finding out that Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone didn't really write all of those books with their names on them was a bit like finding out Father Christmas wasn't real.


Though funniliy enough, Scorpion Swamp wasn't written by Steve Jackson* and Ian Livingstone, but was written by Steve Jackson**.


*British game designer
**USA game designer

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General / Re: Wagner and Dredd
« on: 01 April, 2019, 12:53:33 pm »
Dave Sim wrote (and pencilled) over 6000 pages of Cerebus the Aardvark, which has got to take some beating.

I love the first 200 issues of this... even if it has problems as time goes on. The last 100, what I've read of them are very problematic. Still the work of a genius, all be it a troubled one.

Well, 186 and a bit, anyway ;-)

Wikipedia
"Cerebus #186 was published in September 1994. The issue is the final portion of the Reads collection in the Mothers & Daughters story. It went on to become one of the most notoriously controversial books in comics history."

At lunch at the mo, but I'll have to catch up on these articles later:
The Notorious Issue 186
The Extraordinary and Controversial Career of Dave Sim
"Sim became one of the medium's finest writers. For long stretches, Cerebus was arguably the best-written comic book: complex, nuanced, funny, dramatic, emotional, and compassionate, particularly the novels Jaka's Story and Melmoth. That compassion --- that apparent humanity --- is likely why Sim lost so many readers with Cerebus 186..."
The Most Important Non-Superhero Comic You’ve Never Heard Of

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News / Re: Warlord Stront game!
« on: 31 March, 2019, 12:11:27 am »
Speaking of Clacton, I know his son's name is Frinton (the next town up the coast on the Tendring Peninsula from Clacton on Sea) but do I vaguely remember another Fuzz?  What was his name?  The obvious one would be Walton (after Walton-on-the-Naze).

Yes, Walton appeared in Traitor to his Kind, and his uncle Shaggy debuted in the following story.

Thanks DJ - I did have a feeling that most but not all of them followed the same naming scheme (it's been a very long time since I lived in the region, but I don't recall there being a town or village called Shaggy in the environs of Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze).

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Books & Comics / Re: Oink
« on: 31 March, 2019, 12:09:23 am »
I recognised Psycho Gran immediately and had a nice chat about Oink with him.  I had recently been reading old Toxic comics, and only realised the next day that he'd been behind The Driver and that horrible but rivetting unfinished story about lower class humans being bred for food. Really wish I'd copped it at the time and chatted to him about it.

The name Detritus comes to mind?

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News / Re: Warlord Stront game!
« on: 30 March, 2019, 10:36:43 am »
The mutant army generals

Studs Boyce, General Armz, Evans the Fist, the Torso from Newcastle and not forgetting Clacton Fuzz!

Speaking of Clacton, I know his son's name is Frinton (the next town up the coast on the Tendring Peninsula from Clacton on Sea) but do I vaguely remember another Fuzz?  What was his name?  The obvious one would be Walton (after Walton-on-the-Naze).

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Books & Comics / Re: Oink
« on: 30 March, 2019, 09:46:30 am »
Oink was absolutely brilliant. I read it as a kid and I loved how every page felt like something your parents wouldn't have let you read if they'd known what it was like. Burp the Smelly Alien was my favourite because it was so disgusting. I hope the Treasury of British Comics does a collection of Oink stuff. 🐷

The biggest sell for them would be that they could print Charlie Brooker's first publisehd work (with back-up biggish name Marc Lard*).

p.s. Oink! got mentioned in the House of Commons, in a debate about the Poll Tax, from Hansard:

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Even the children begin to think that something wrong is happening in the House of Commons. Believe it or not, some of our comics have referred to the poll tax. I freely admit that I am not a parent and am not as up-to-date on comics as I was. I discussed the matter the other day with my young friend William Pickering, aged 12¼, because of what he had read in his comic "Oink" about the poll tax. [Interruption.] Yes, there is a comic called "Oink". William asked me a few questions. He said, "There is a page in the July issue, Jeff, on 'Ten Things You Should Know about the New Poll Tax'." Time under the guillotine does not permit me to read out all 10, but I promised William that I would raise a few with the Minister:

"1. Everyone who owns a parrot has to pay Poll Tax.
2. If it talks, you pay double the basic rate.
3. If it says rude words, you pay treble the basic rate.
4. If it says rude words about the Labour party you get a full rebate and 1 cwt. of millet.
5. People who are members of the Conservative Party don't pay poll tax, no matter how many parrots they have."

1116 I shall not take up the time of the House with the other five points, but at the end of the 10 things that young children should know about the poll tax it says: A government spokesman explained that the new tax is necessary, as the old domestic rating system which it will replace is both illogical and unfair. When we suggested that the tax seemed to favour the well-off, he replied that nothing could be further from the truth and told us not to give the game away. That is the reason for the guillotine motion.

* most people reading this of a certain age will know who Lard is, others possibly not so much...

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General / Re: Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill Do 2000AD for LXGM
« on: 29 March, 2019, 10:21:30 pm »
Mills has confirmed there will be no more Marshal Law.

When was that?

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