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Prog / Re: 1925 - Force Of nature
« on: 01 April, 2015, 08:14:02 pm »
Politics, you say?

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Events / Re: FCBD Signing at Forbidden Planet - London - 2nd May
« on: 01 April, 2015, 12:47:57 am »
And afterwards... the pub!

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General / Re: Judge Fargo's Long Lost Relative?
« on: 30 March, 2015, 10:01:01 pm »
I think someone wrote a letter into Tharg about it before.  He's just a big-chinned Ezquerra man.  Much like Ezquerra himself.

I definitely remember someone having made that connection in the pre-internet days (which means I must have read it in the Meg letters page).

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"Other than that, top stuff. Should be a fucking miserable episode next time when covering the Dredd story that has depressed me the most to read."
Sorry for questioning Sheridan - I meant to ask J.Smith why the strong feelings for Mandroid - I've never read it but assumed it must be good to be put into the Dredd collection so early.

It is a good story, but I can see why it could instil feelings of misery and depression in those who read it (especially if you're from a military background).  i.e. not because it's a bad story, but because of the themes and content.

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General / Re: Bolland's take on Slaine
« on: 24 March, 2015, 11:12:13 pm »
...or everyone's favourite fan-film producer...



I don\t like his face and anybody do that thing with black face paint around the eyes.

Like he's some sort raccon.

And I've had friends who have spent the night in A&E because a strange didn't like their face or the way they chose to dress.  What's your point?

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Prog / Re: Prog 1923: Get Me Savage!
« on: 23 March, 2015, 12:43:45 am »
The speech balloon seems oddly positioned on the cover. It seems to be indicating that Quartz' voice is coming out of his eye.

It's an interesting attempt to redesign the Mr 10% suit to make it more contemporary. The brain dome was originally intended to look like a bowler hat (at least to my eyes), reflecting the seventies businessman that Quartz represented. Here it looks more horrific, something which hasn't really been dwelt on before.

Still wondering how the evil Ebenezer Quartz from Star Lord fits into Savage continuity :)

Have you seen the post at 2000AD Covers Uncovered?

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Sheridan, I've never read Mandroid. Why the strong feelings? Without spoilers if possible.

?  I liked Mandroid - one of the best Dredd stories for some time at the time it was published.

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Off Topic / Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
« on: 21 March, 2015, 04:10:58 pm »
Well there goes the Vegans hate kitty kats rumour. Above and beyond there Tip. Z

There was a rumour?  My girlfriend is vegan (vegetarian through choice, vegan through medical stuff) and the third (and feline) member of our household is here due to her.

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Classifieds / Re: Looking for Progs 1780 and 1811
« on: 21 March, 2015, 04:02:17 pm »
The main reason I'm not getting the Hachette partworks is I wouldn't have anywhere to put them (and even less opportunity to put them somewhere they can a) be displayed so the spines line up and b) can even be easily read).  I have 'lost' progs I simply can't get too without an engineering project of the scale that Bazalgette invisaged to excavate enough earth to build the Victoria and Albert Embankments and construct the Victorian sewer system much beloved of Stickleback.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 21 March, 2015, 03:25:26 pm »
The weirdest thing about living in Ireland is that ANY kind of English accent is considered super posh and evidence of vast absentee estate holdings.
Really?  Even gor-blimey, luv-a-duck accents?

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Prog / Re: Prog 1923: Get Me Savage!
« on: 21 March, 2015, 03:03:39 pm »
That is one truly awful cover. Why draw his body as if it's a face?
How is the body a face?

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Books & Comics / Re: Bacchus Omnibus - FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!!
« on: 21 March, 2015, 11:57:47 am »
and I wish deeply the outside world (outside our nerdsphere) would do the same and gave equal credit to the other quite brilliant works that were being done at and around the time of... well certain deified works (can you deify a comic? Well since when did I worry about the specifics and detail of language huh!?!). Fandom doesn't help itself by not being exposed to, or not really pushing the exposure to really significant works like this and so we go around in the same bubble thinking... a certain writer... is the only true great thing that happened to comics and people look in and see us saying that and don't bother to look any further.

Its a really short sighted view and really to the detriment of the medium as a whole.

Agreed - at the end of the day, Watchmen is a four-colour superhero comic.  We know it was produced by two great creators who graduated from 2000AD, but if you're one of those 'normal' people then you won't look much further than the surface.  Comics like Maus or Persepolis are much more accessible to the general public.  Not sure how the recent rash of superhero films (mostly Marvel) may have changed this, if at all...

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Books & Comics / Re: Bacchus Omnibus - FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!!
« on: 21 March, 2015, 11:54:24 am »
I've always enjoyed teasing out the real-world aspects of wild fiction, and visiting such locations as there are (see also Star Wars, Slaine, Ghostbusters...)

You've been to Tatooine!?

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Books & Comics / Re: Bacchus Omnibus - FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!!
« on: 21 March, 2015, 11:53:40 am »
Bacchus may be wildly uneven (it is), but for me it is one of the greatest comics projects of all time, the comic I wish more than any other that I myself had written (if not drawn).  I've vanished down more rabbit holes chasing ideas and throwaway details from Bacchus than anything else I've ever read; I've been inspired to follow Bacchus around the islands of Greece on four wonderful occasions (including a holiday that changed my life completely)

My guess is that you met your future spouse  :)

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General / Re: Bolland's take on Slaine
« on: 20 March, 2015, 11:40:33 pm »
It's in the latest Meg

Not to mention in the Thrill Mail, splashed all over the Facebook page, posted on the Tumblr page... It's been hard to miss!

F'rinstance:


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