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General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 01 October, 2018, 04:51:31 pm »
He was the most generous sketcher at conventions.

He was an incredible designer of characters - look how little Dredd and Johnny have changed over the years.

And he spoilt us with the sheer volume of published artwork he produced.

News / Re: Rebellion buys TI Media archive
« on: 28 September, 2018, 02:17:10 pm »
So Rebellion basically owns every British comic character you've ever heard of, except Dan Dare, Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace?

(to the general public, that is - people here will know an awful lot more comic characters).

Rebellion still don't unfortunately own anything originated in the 1982 Eagle. So they also don't own *Tower King, Thunderbolt and Smokey, *Doomlord, SGT Streetwise, *Joe Soap, Computer Warrior or *13th Floor.

Asterisk = bit of a gem in my opinion

Hi Dodsy

As a valuation I'm afraid 1208 is worth £20-£25 in good condition and all the others I would say 50p each or 3 for a £1. Certainly in London town Orbital sells progs for 99p with backing board and bag.

Getting £26 for a 52 prog year run is optimal if you can find a buyer and you can put together whole runs

I've bought a couple of 700+ prog collections for £30-£60 to build up a whole collection. They are very plentiful out there for the space reasons you identify

I broadly agree with Wake's sticky valuation https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=27071.0
except that it needs bringing up to date only in terms of issue numbers, the £s hold up

Sorry if its not the valuation you were after.

Suggestions / Re: Let's bring Ian Gibson back in the from the cold.
« on: 27 September, 2018, 02:48:52 pm »
I agree Frank

I was just thinking that a lot of Meg interviews in the past seem to lead to either cover work or a couple of one-offs. Certainly this has proved the case for Ian Kennedy, Gerry Finley-Day etc.

As the Meg is edited by Matt Smith I thought the door for some sort of return, might have opened and I thought a ground swell of fan love for Ian Gibson might be the push needed to open it wider.

I hope that's still the case.

I thought Ian Gibson's interview in today's Megazine 400 was excellent.

Clearly if his health allows, the man is willing to work for 2000ad again so let's make it happen.

That is all.

Nobody is seriously suggesting a day-one living legend of 2000ad should be ostracised over a single tacky image*, so I interpret the preceding four pages of tangential rhubarb as a collective effort to keep Matty's original, well-intentioned suggestion in the public eye.

I love Ian Gibson's work too, Matty. I doubt his personal problems would allow him to create new strip art, but if Tharg wanted to give Gibson an open-ended commission for generic covers** that could be completed as and when his difficulties allow, I'd be delighted.

* If Tharg chooses not to work with Gibson because of the way he exited Samantha Slade, that's a different matter and entirely up to him. Difficult not to reassess that exit in the light of his subsequent problems, though, regardless of the reasons Gibson insists were behind his actions.

** As I presume he did with Cliff Robinson. 

Suggestions / Let's bring Ian Gibson back in the from the cold.
« on: 19 September, 2018, 03:54:35 pm »
I thought Ian Gibson's interview in today's Megazine 400 was excellent.

Clearly if his health allows, the man is willing to work for 2000ad again so let's make it happen.

That is all.

General / Re: Later Garth Ennis Dredds
« on: 07 September, 2018, 04:55:51 pm »
Even as a fan of 2000ad, I do find it unrelenting how many talents do their best work almost straight after leaving the prog.

I do think there the episodic nature, short page count and house characters that are all great training.
But can you imagine if Preacher had appeared (first time around) in 2000ad rather than as a reprint in the Meg. Or The Invisibles. Or Enigma. Or Sandman. Or Walking Dead. Or Marshall Law.

But then we did get Nikolai Dante, Mazeworld, Button Man to name but a few.
2000ad really does have some close relatives that didn't stray too far...

General / Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« on: 03 August, 2018, 03:36:14 pm »
That's a cool idea for an episode. i love that Doc.
Always wondered how it came about...

General / Re: New 2000AD Binding from Prog 1
« on: 30 July, 2018, 12:25:22 pm »
Endpapers as requested

General / Re: New 2000AD Binding from Prog 1
« on: 30 July, 2018, 11:44:19 am »
Thanks for your kind words.

I've bought so many progs with pieces cut out of them.
Sometimes the whole centre spread missing.

That Ian Gibson queue was fun. Great guy.

General / Re: New 2000AD Binding from Prog 1
« on: 23 July, 2018, 04:07:59 pm »
They are just white and doubled-over to stop them being 'stuck' to the progs.
I'll take a photo

General / Re: New 2000AD Binding from Prog 1
« on: 20 July, 2018, 05:32:36 pm »
I finally called it a day at prog 699
Based on:
- Necropolis is a good end to so many Dredd story strands
- All the stories finish including Horned God and Strontium Final Solution
- I ran out of time, money and decent progs

Suggestions / Re: 2000AD Uncensored hardback
« on: 13 July, 2018, 01:23:56 pm »
My idea would be to get the original creators back to re-instate their original intentions with a fun narrative.
So ask Kev O'neil to draw the blood back in.

Or get Barry Kitson to recreate how the Age of the Wolf / Anderson title page should have looked.

Classifieds / Re: wanted - megazines 211-240
« on: 12 July, 2018, 10:40:36 pm »
MAF is the man.
I've hidden more parcels from him than a man should...

Suggestions / 2000AD Uncensored hardback
« on: 12 July, 2018, 10:21:29 pm »
I know except for the coloured Halo Jones my suggestions are largely crap but this is the motherland.

A spiritual successor to Judge Dredd: Cursed Earth Uncensored, this would feature the outrageous and in some case libellous first offerings by writers/artists that the IPC censors requested changes to.

So it would include:

Judge Dredd: Bank Raid by Carlos Equerra with all the hotshot violence re-instated
Judge Dredd: Courtroom by Rufus Dayglo re-drawn for the Class of 79 unless you could get Carlos or Mick to have a go
Tharg's Head Revisited #1: Bloodsuckers by Mick Mahon (reprinted already in Judge Dredd The Mega-History
Tharg's Head Revisited #2: Tharg on a pitchfork by Brian Bolland with the original art and wording re-instated from 1988 Dredd Annual.
Judge Dredd: City of the Damned: Steve Dillons missing pages for prog 404 reprinted in 620.
What a difference an inch makes: How Eagle comics put an extra inch into Brian Bolland artwork to reprint the Judge Death Lives artwork at American sizes (it is funny how they did it)
Uncle Baal's chair and other filth - how the blood was tippexed out of Nemesis the Warlock
Judge Anderson Wolf in a sheep's clothes - a comparison of how the title page should have looked before speech bubbles were added.
Judge Dredd Fortnightly - a completely re-instated version of how the first issue would have looked with:
Anderson - Judge Death Revenge (unchanged)
B.A.D Company by Ezquerra
Soul of a Judge/Blood Cadet - already started by Ian Gibson (?)
Alan Moore's Dredd script (Badlanders? reprinted in Millidge / Story teller)
Frank Millers 2000ad/ Dredd cover
And also the first stories by significant creators in Lawman of the Future (Simon Fraser, Alex Ronald and Dylan Teague including the alternate Death storyline which was pretty cool - Robbie Morrison)
Add in some fun salacious covers and I'd buy it.

Help! / Re: Ebay advice
« on: 09 July, 2018, 03:33:11 pm »
It's coming home
It's coming home

I'm glad it arrived
Good result

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