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Messages - GordonR

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General / Re: Do John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra own Judge Dredd?
« on: 20 May, 2019, 08:35:13 am »
...i...half-informed internet speculation...

Oh, I think you’re giving Frank’s characteristic shit-stirring way too much credit there.

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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 02 May, 2019, 11:53:15 pm »
The Mater Clementia comes from various creepy-looking statues of veiled Vestal Virgins, but especially the famous 19th century one at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire.

With a bit of vintage Dario Argento thrown in.

Not familiar with the Stones album, but I imagine they were riffing from the same source.

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General / Re: Wagner and Dredd
« on: 26 March, 2019, 10:56:30 am »
The manga guys have studios full of people working on these books. It might be their sole name on the cover, but these are big collaborative projects.

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General / Re: Wagner and Dredd
« on: 25 March, 2019, 06:31:26 pm »
Dave Sim wrote (and pencilled) over 6000 pages of Cerebus the Aardvark, which has got to take some beating.

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News / Re: Button Man coming to Netflix.
« on: 18 March, 2019, 12:19:49 am »
You be sure and let us know when they cast a 75 year-old actor in the role, and use expensive - and probably dodgy - cgi to de-age him 30 years, instead of using an age-appropriate actor who still has a career and might actually bring an audience to the thing.

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News / Re: Button Man coming to Netflix.
« on: 17 March, 2019, 11:14:27 pm »
Splendid news. Rutger Hauer for Harry and Frank Bruno for Carl please.

What was the last recent Rutger Hauer film you saw?  Dude’s in his mid-70s.

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General / Re: Collected Megazine interviews?
« on: 17 January, 2019, 10:57:41 am »
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Is there a chance that the interviews with 2000 AD creators might be collected in a reprint volume?

Not if soneone’s breaching copyright and making them available for free on Facebook, I would have thought.

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Books & Comics / Re: Toxic
« on: 10 January, 2019, 05:50:50 pm »
Yeah, there’s no great mystery about it. People ‘wandered off’ without completing work because they weren’t getting paid, or because promises to them had been broken.

Compounding Toxic’s problems, it basically didn’t have an editor for much of its short history. Marvel US editor Margaret Clark signed up for the job - and that’s a weird fit right there for a UK weekly newssstand anthology title - but backed out late in the day,  strangely preferring Manhattan to a move to Leicester.

Alan Grant and Pat Mills kind of unhappily oversaw things for a while, and a young Dan Abnett became official editor just in time for the whole thing to fold.

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Books & Comics / Re: Toxic
« on: 09 January, 2019, 10:51:43 pm »
Yeah.  “Pure punk rock comics”....in 1991.

tbh, in long-distance retrospect, it’s just kinda embarrassing dad comix put together by ageing enfants terrible; a comedy editor called Doc Toxx and a letters column called Dump Your Load, because that’s what they thought the kidz were into.

The background financial shennigans, friendships trashed and some induvuals’ very flexible definition of  creator rights is Toxic’s best story.

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Off Topic / Re: “Truth? You can't handle the truth!”
« on: 05 December, 2018, 07:53:05 am »
How far into the third episode, entitled New World Order, do you have to go before you learn it was the evil ‘bankers’ (i.e. the Jews), ‘Zionists’ (i.e. the Jews) or ‘Rothchilds’  (yep, still the Jews) what done it all?

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Books & Comics / Re: "The Whole Twoth" 2000AD Strip Cartoon
« on: 26 October, 2018, 09:56:21 pm »
Think I preferred the GI Buttplug one when Paul Holden and I did the exact same gag about fifteen years ago.

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 18 October, 2018, 11:50:25 am »
The first underlit cavernous monstrosity was surely the Seventh Doc’s gloomy gothic cathedral interior seen in the TV movie.  (Complete with crap CGI bats.).

Which predates the Time Wat.  But at least the Tardis cloister bell made sense, with that one.

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 08 October, 2018, 08:34:54 am »
That was very entertaining.

Especially if you imagined ABCwarBOT’s peeved little face as he sat there watching it with his pre-prepared checklist of things to complain about, desperately sucking on his weak lemon drink every time a woman or POC appeared on screen.

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General / Re: Fundraiser to Honour Carlos Ezquerra
« on: 04 October, 2018, 04:57:22 pm »
Dale Jackson’s permanently banned from the Thought Bubble con for assaulting a 2000AD member of staff.

But, please, go ahead and give him your money.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2100 - Anderson's Darkest Hour
« on: 28 September, 2018, 12:14:14 pm »
Regarding Brink- I'll be surprised if it is editorial causing the spolier boxes. To me it feels perfectly in line with the presentation of the strip. We get info boxes letting us know who folk are etc so I see this as another layer of the presentation.

Yes.  Pretty sure it’s a deliberate stylistic choice done for - quite obvious - comedy effect.

But, in the meantime, let’s all enjoy Frank’s authoritative pronouncements on what he thinks goes on behind the scenes.

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