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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« Last post by TordelBack on Today at 07:00:12 am »
Crossposting from the dedicated thread, hate for anyone to miss my dazzling insight.

So sad to hear this.  My all-time favourite author in any genre, and for my money the very best at turning a clever SF concept into a character-driven story that revealed a truth about humanity.
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Books & Comics / Re: Ursula Le Guin has died
« Last post by TordelBack on Today at 06:57:38 am »
So sad to hear this.  My all-time favourite author in any genre, and for my money the very best at turning a clever SF concept into a character-driven story that revealed a truth about humanity.
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General / Re: Tharg's Nerve Centre
« Last post by Jim_Campbell on Today at 06:56:06 am »
I don’t think you’ll find anyone here cares much about the 2000ad lettercols. I’m 100% certain that no one has obsessively compiled a massive spreadsheet devoted to such a thing…
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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« Last post by McGurk76 on Today at 06:41:48 am »
After a long but hard-fought battle with leukemia, Bob Wakelin, promotional and cover artist for so many 8 and 16-bit computer games whose artworks are still seared into my brain, from Where Time Stood Still to Renegade to Operation Wolf to Cabal to Wizball, when people talk of underwhelming 48-128k games whose audience were suckered in by fantastic cover images, there's a good chance they were talking specifically about one of Bob's fantastic renderings.
Even if you weren't into gaming or home computers, if you were reading pop culture and/or sci-fi magazines in the early 1980s to the mid-90s, you'd have seen some of his work on the cover, in an advertisement, or possibly you remember one of his covers for Starlord, or some of his Marvel UK covers/posters.
A slow response here but wow - I remember that Star Lord cover. Clearly a great talent.
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General / Tharg's Nerve Centre
« Last post by McGurk76 on Today at 06:35:56 am »
I expect this has been discussed before but has anyone had any letters in 2000AD?
(Or while we're on the subject, anywhere else, interesting?)
I had two in - both quite silly ones - both circa 1993.
One under the name F Hallam, Peterborough (incorrect) asking whether 2000AD was planning an Abba special.
Another better one under the name C Hallam, Peterborough (correct) based on an anagram of Tharg's name.
I'd quite like to know the exact prog numbers they're in actually.
I was 16 and received a 2000AD mug each time. Sadly, the pictures on both mugs faded quickly after a few trips in the dishwasher.
My younger brother also broke one of them.
But I was pleased to get in. I still am!
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General / Re: The Stainless Steel Rat
« Last post by McGurk76 on Today at 06:23:35 am »
Great! Thanks everyone. Will certainly check that podcast out.
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Prog / Re: Prog 2065 - Snow Escape
« Last post by Trout on Today at 02:18:02 am »
Yeah, me too. I like the Dredd story and I'm still into Brass Sun. I'm following Bad Company fairly well and I'm OK with it, but the other two stories are nit my thing. Nice art on Savage.
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Megazine / Re: Meg 391 Brute Force
« Last post by A.Cow on Today at 02:11:15 am »
It also features some major plot holes, the worst offenders being:
- surviving an Atom bomb blast at point blank range

It's a mistake to think that everything is vaporised in a nuclear explosion.
https://youtu.be/znmZeEycRwE?t=19m06s

OK, it's improbable that a human being could survive (e.g. Indiana Jones in a fridge) but don't forget that the early atomic bomb tests used relatively small devices.
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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« Last post by von Boom on Today at 02:00:24 am »
Ursula Le Guin.

Such sad news. Such a talent will be greatly missed.  :'(
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i am sad it never got reprinted that or young middenface i guess it just wasn't dredd enough
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