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Messages - McGurk76

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General / Re: Whatever happened to Star Lord?
« on: 14 April, 2019, 10:01:51 am »
Thanks!

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General / Whatever happened to Star Lord?
« on: 14 April, 2019, 09:22:16 am »
Has there ever been a story done about this? I mean the character rather than the actual comic.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 10 January, 2019, 03:46:01 pm »
RIP Ron Smith.
Has anyone drawn more Dredds than him? Am literally asking. Who has drawn the most?
A major talent.

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Books & Comics / Re: Marvelman/Watchmen info?
« on: 09 January, 2019, 08:36:12 am »
Thanks chums! Very helpful.
I've actually not read Grant Morrison's book on superheroes yet. I don't know if there's much about MM or The Watchman in it though?
(I am aware of his and Moore's "history").
Is the critical consensus on Before Watchmen generally bad then?

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Books & Comics / Re: Marvelman/Watchmen info?
« on: 08 January, 2019, 02:16:03 pm »
A project I'm working on!

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Books & Comics / Re: Marvelman/Watchmen info?
« on: 08 January, 2019, 01:50:12 pm »
Misguided was it? I didn't even know that much about it! Thanks

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Books & Comics / Marvelman/Watchmen info?
« on: 08 January, 2019, 10:35:10 am »
Hi there readers!
Can anyone recommend any good resources for info on Alan Moore? Am thinking Marvelman/Watchmen particularly? Also stuff on Before Watchmen (although I know that wasn't him).
Any books, online articles, interviews, podcasts?
I already have Lance Parkin's excellent biography.
Any help would be marvelous/miraculous!
Thanks a lot!

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General / Re: Top 2000AD moments of the last 25 years
« on: 18 November, 2018, 10:05:59 pm »

Unsure whether we're being asked for highlights - stuff like Strontium Dog returning with the original creators or Dante coming to an end, for example - or for actual moments in stories that forcibly removed our socks.

Assuming the latter, I'm saying the finale of Dead Eyes (1577-1588), by John Smith and Lee Carter*. I wasn't reading 2000ad when it was originally published, so I'd already had the ending spoiled by reading online discussion of the story. It was still a bravura moment**


* Starts off with John Smith challenging you to think whether you've ever read anything more John Smith - working class protagonist pursued by cynical, murderous establishment and large sections apparently generated by doing a William Burroughs cut-up with a dozen issues of The Fortean Times - and builds to an anti-climactic ending that's not a million miles from the protagonist waking to find the previous events had all been a dream. But somehow, it works - and the Bagwell/Carter stories that followed were just stratospherically imaginative and accomplished (and silly and funny)

** +++SPOILER+++ DO NOT CLICK UNLESS YOU LOVE HAVING SURPRISES RUINED:  (LINK)


The first one. Highlights rather than moments.

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General / Top 2000AD moments of the last 25 years
« on: 16 November, 2018, 08:02:34 am »
What do you think have been the top 10 greatest moments of 2000AD's last quarter century?
Am pretty up on the comic until the mid-90s but regrettably lost interest for a while after that.
What have I missed?

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 01 October, 2018, 01:55:44 pm »
RIP Carlos Ezquerra (1947-2018). The artistic genius behind such epic comic creations as Strontium Dog, The Stainless Steel Rat and Judge Dredd.
So distinctive, unique and original.

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General / Re: The Stainless Steel Rat
« on: 31 July, 2018, 10:38:17 am »
A feature on this in the latest copy of Infinity. Out now.

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General / Re: Star Lord: 40 Years on
« on: 29 July, 2018, 09:26:42 pm »



I thought they meant Starlord....what on earth was “Tornado”?

Another short lived sister comic! Merged into 2000AS a year after SL.
Inferior in my view.

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General / Re: Star Lord: 40 Years on
« on: 29 July, 2018, 11:49:11 am »
Thanks everyone! Has anyone any ideas how much a complete set would go for? Not that I'm planning to sell!
P.s. the same question for a complete set of Warrior?

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General / Star Lord: 40 Years on
« on: 24 July, 2018, 06:34:24 am »
Going back a bit, but does anyone else have fond memories of 2000AD's short lived sister comic?
I was one in 1978 but was lucky enough to inherit a complete set from my older brother (who didn't even like 2000AD!)
I actually get the impression it was generally of a higher quality than 2000AD at the time? Nice painted covers etc.
Timequake anyone?
Star Lord himself was a bit odd.
Mind Wars? Never really got into that.
High points were of course Strontium Dog, Ro-Busters (and Timequake, I would argue).
I must be off now: the gronks are calling and I can't let them down...
Watch the skies!

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General / Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« on: 05 February, 2018, 11:46:49 am »
Just listened to it! Very good.

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