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Welcome to the board / Re: Borag Hi
« on: 17 June, 2019, 01:36:36 pm »
You can never have too many re-read threads.

Or Jimbos!  :D

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 June, 2019, 02:16:48 pm »
I'll try and find where I saw it mentioned, but we were told ages ago that we'll get the first Absalom story in the second Cabs book.

I would definitely hold fire on reading the current story, sintec, as its the final ever Absalom tale...!

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 14 June, 2019, 11:59:10 am »
That's not even its Tooth debut - it was used in Tales of Telguuth before Stickleback (prog 1334)!

« on: 13 June, 2019, 10:31:18 am »

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 12 June, 2019, 03:02:57 pm »
Exciting news about the Alan Moore book - all the original colour pages will be in colour!

Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 05 June, 2019, 08:43:37 am »
Expressing an opinion or preference here can occasionally feel like sticking your head above the parapet.

Well, at least when you tried it on this occasion you didn't get it shot off.  Oh, wait...


Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 04 June, 2019, 07:44:58 pm »

ABC Warriors 4 is a really interesting volume - a bit of an 'odds and sods' book (of the very highest quality, of course). We get Shadow Warriors II and III, as expected, and then the balance of the Rebellion 'Solo missions' volume, minus the Deadlock solo. So that's Red Planet Blues by Moore and Dillon; Dishonourable Discharge by Kev Walker; and Joe Pineapples' Greatest Hits by Tom Carney.

What's really interesting is that we then get three Ro-Busters stories! Hammerstein's War Memoirs (O'Neill, Dorey, Gibbons); Ro-Jaws' Memoirs (Mike Dorey); and Old Red Eyes is Back by Bryan Talbot, from the '83 Annual (it does feature Joe Pineapples after all, so fits very nicely here).

So a nice comprehensive book that almost makes up for the lack of a Ro-Busters book, if a bit all over the place, style-wise.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2019
« on: 04 June, 2019, 08:50:47 am »
I'd invite you to take a trawl through, I dunno, the last three years of my posts (you can find them here) and come back with enough examples to show that I'm "often aggressive."

Well, this...

Or are you saying that Wagner should literally work until he dies so that you can read Dredd strips penned by him? That seems a mite… I dunno… selfish?

...in response to this...

Troubling news about Wagner.  :o

...was a mite uncalled for.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 04 June, 2019, 08:34:16 am »
Any chance of the collection getting Leviathan?
Not unless it's extended.

Sure, it just needs bundling with something else (like the DR&Qunich/Skizz book).

I haven't read the Titan ones, but I am aware that one of the ten spines has the poppy missing from it, which should surely be reason enough to swap them for the Rebellion versions.

Oh man! That damn missing poppy did my head in!

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 30 May, 2019, 07:09:55 pm »
The Stickleback volume contains:

Mother London
England's Glory
London's Burning
Twas The Night Before Christmas

Exactly 200 pages of strip, by my count.

How much more Stickleback is left after this? I can only recall the follow up when he is resurrected then revealed to be S Holmes at the end - or did this take place over more than one book?

Yes, you've conflated two books there. In Number of the Beast he's resurrected five years after his death, and finds that there's a new underclass of intelligent dinosaurs throughout the Empire since Prof Challenger's expedition to the Lost World and then in The Thru'penny Opera three seemingly altruistic sisters use city planning to turn London into a glyph to summon an unmentionable elder god-type, who manifests inside the entire population at once.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 30 May, 2019, 11:43:54 am »
Issue 52 revealed as Strontium Dog volume 6. Interestingly, Simon Harrison's name is on the cover - presumably this will be for the No-Go Job. Given that No-Go Job and Final Solution would both fit comfortably in a single Hachette volume, do we think this means volume 7 might include a few annual stories or other extras (much like the imminent ABC Warriors volume 4)...?

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 29 May, 2019, 10:58:43 am »
You mentioned in this podcast that everyone from San Francisco knows Alcatraz can never be used as a prison again but it often gets re-opened in fiction. Can you explain here why it can't be re-opened?

Conrad's obviously covered it so much better than I already, but once you've been there it's pretty self-evident - the place is literally crumbling to bits!

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 28 May, 2019, 11:08:05 am »
Yes! They went with the good cover.

Prog / Re: Prog 2131 - The Ape of Good Hope
« on: 26 May, 2019, 06:52:35 pm »
Ooh! May I?

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