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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 20 September, 2019, 11:25:48 am »
Fab banners.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 20 September, 2019, 11:24:37 am »
I should receive issues 45 to 56
Yikes. Good luck. Last time I ordered ten issues, they arrived in a massive box with literally no other packaging. They had to replace five of the things.

Film & TV / Re: Doom Patrol!
« on: 17 September, 2019, 03:28:46 pm »
The fact this never made it to the UK baffled me.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2019
« on: 17 September, 2019, 03:28:06 pm »
Perhaps it’ll work in that regard, then. Having scrolled through a few pages of his art in Google Images, it just made me a bit sad. May as well just write TITS in massive letters on his covers.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 17 September, 2019, 02:42:56 pm »
Well, that’s it, isn’t it? The course of events was that the venue had been agreed, and Johnson could do his big podium thing. But when he rocked up, yet again he’s faced with protesters. His team then suggested moving everyone inside, despite the fact the podiums were already mic’d up, and the more important issue that there wasn’t enough room for all of the accredited journalists. Johnson’s team suggested cherry picking a select few (which in itself should set of FUCKING LOUD alarm bells), but Bettel reportedly didn’t give the slightest shit and was happy to continue. Johnson chickened out.

This was then framed by the usual parties as an EU attempt at humiliating the PM, and Channel 4 went along for the ride. The reality is we’ve now sunk to the point as a country where we’re being humiliated on a daily basis anyway, by just our very existence and actions; and also, the UK still doesn’t understand that the point of the EU is it gives everyone a much greater collective voice, from the mighty powerhouse of Germany through to the very smallest members.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2019
« on: 17 September, 2019, 02:20:50 pm »
“The one in which Gillian Anderson c. 2002 plays Judge Anderson, dressed in a futuristic leather catsuit that doesn’t conform to known physics, and so directly maps out the shape of her boobs.”

If nothing else, I do wish comic book artists would get a better grounding not only in basic anatomy (you can break what the human body is capable of, but only once you know how to accurately portray it), but also how materials work.

Anyway, more Brink is very welcome, and I’m looking forward to the Wagner Dredd.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 17 September, 2019, 08:27:05 am »
UK news outlets swallowed the spin, though, including Channel 4 news.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 September, 2019, 06:22:52 am »
I had a volume with a sliced page too – one of the Strontium Dog ones. These things happen. Hard to blame that on Hachette. See if they have a replacement in stock, I guess.

Prog / Re: Prog 2148 - Fear of the Machine!
« on: 14 September, 2019, 01:17:58 pm »
Enjoyed that. JAEGIR top of the pile again
Odd that – Smith-penned Rogue aside – it really is one strip where the playground is a lot more interesting than the lead. Jaegir for me betters almost any Rogue Trooper, and long may it continue. (And long may it avoid Rogue rocking up. Or any other GI, for that matter.)

Prog / Re: Prog 2148 - Fear of the Machine!
« on: 14 September, 2019, 01:16:30 pm »
Thanks for the selective quoting, Frank. That’s really helpful. I don’t see how there’s any contradiction there anyway, but whatever.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 13 September, 2019, 10:20:14 am »
They are cheap books and with that cheapness comes a certain amount of corner-cutting and lack of quality control...?
It’s absurd, though, because cutting QC results in big costs. They’ve got away with some (note how the notion of replacing issues with screwed up end-papers just vanished into the ether), but when your primarily differentiator and hook for selling this volumes is “collect amazing spine art”, you can’t get away with that. Reprinting an entire issue due to a screw-up that would have taken a few minutes of checks to spot just seems astonishing. But then that’s this company all over. These are the people who save a few pennies on packaging, and then have to replace 50 quid’s worth of books.

Off Topic / Re: How Much!!!!
« on: 13 September, 2019, 10:16:01 am »
These prices are insane, but when you look through eBay’s sold listings, you do see people doing quite well in flipping certain titles. The Dredd and 2000 AD Hachette collections often sell for around the 15–20 mark, at leat if the seller gets them on eBay early enough. (Then at the other end of the scale, I find people giving me absurdly low offers for spares and unwanted sealed volumes, that’d mean I’d end up paying them to take the books off my hands. Er, no.)

Prog / Re: Prog 2148 - Fear of the Machine!
« on: 13 September, 2019, 10:14:25 am »
Quite. There’s this notion that 2000 AD must be X or Y. It’s best when it’s X and Y. Decent anthologies (and also magazines, newspapers, etc.) are about pacing. Five strips packed to the gills with text balloons would be too much. Five strips as light as the Thriller would be borderline ephemeral. I like that in a Prog where you had a fairly dense Dredd, the always wordy Sin/Dex, and the WTF of Indigo Prime that there was a straightforward and decompressed strip. As for the ‘twist’, I didn’t really see it as such, given that she was throughout trying to save an alien in a cage. If anything, it slotted into that grand tradition in 2000 AD that goes back to the aforementioned Nemesis (and continues in the likes of Lawless) about humans generally being awful, thereby echoing modern-day realities on our own planet.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 12 September, 2019, 11:05:18 am »
Also, nosing around Facebook, in July it was stated there are “no current plans to extend the collection”, although that could always change. (Despite all the fuck ups, I do hope we get another 10 or 20 books, if only to get certain series to a good end point, like Kingdom.)

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 12 September, 2019, 11:00:56 am »
I guess I can look forward to complaining about this when I probably receive 53/54 in two weeks.

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