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The Al Ewing USA loan thread
« on: 12 May, 2019, 04:34:23 pm »
As we all know, Al Ewing is only on loan to the US, and will be back in the Prog in short order, but, other than his new Hulk run, I’ve not really followed his stuff over there, being a bit cape weary. I’m sure some on the forum have been more diligent than me, so which of his books over there are worth picking up in particular?

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Re: The Al Ewing USA loan thread
« Reply #1 on: 12 May, 2019, 04:50:03 pm »
I’d like to know this too. Though I’d prefer something not tied into an 'event'.

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Re: The Al Ewing USA loan thread
« Reply #2 on: 12 May, 2019, 05:00:20 pm »
I'd prefer him back in the Prog/Meg to be honest!
Anyone know when Tharg can make this happen?

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Re: The Al Ewing USA loan thread
« Reply #3 on: 12 May, 2019, 06:20:53 pm »
Anyone know when Tharg can make this happen?

When the Prog/Meg sells enough copies to enable Rebellion to match Al's US page rate, I'd imagine.
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Re: The Al Ewing USA loan thread
« Reply #4 on: 12 May, 2019, 06:30:28 pm »
Anyone know when Tharg can make this happen?

When the Prog/Meg sells enough copies to enable Rebellion to match Al's US page rate, I'd imagine.

Not the answer I wanted!
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Re: The Al Ewing USA loan thread
« Reply #5 on: 12 May, 2019, 07:40:39 pm »
From what I can see Al has covered a lot of ground, and a variety of characters, since he started working over there.  I’m pleased it seems like he’s climbing the ladder over there fast, because, to my mind, he’s a hell of a writer, and deserves the success, though, as I said, HE’S CLEARY ONLY THERE ON LOAN.

Right?  RIGHT??

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Re: The Al Ewing USA loan thread
« Reply #6 on: 12 May, 2019, 08:38:59 pm »

Everybody loved You Are Deadpool, which was essentially Ewing doing his one-off Choose Your Own Adventure Dredd Christmas one-off as a series.

That went down so well Ewing's been given the role of Albert Speer in the creation of Marvel 1000, a terrifying celebration of Disney's triumph in replacing all human culture. *

The distinction of being the only creator to devise any kind of formal innovation in mainstream comics since Will Eisner forgot to rule-up the panel borders means Marvel will want to squeeze Ewing tight to see if any more pips come out. **


* On the plus side, it features Chris Weston. ** Maybe we'll get lucky, and he'll run over Ike Perlmutter's dog, or Something

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Re: The Al Ewing USA loan thread
« Reply #7 on: 12 May, 2019, 09:16:47 pm »

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Re: The Al Ewing USA loan thread
« Reply #8 on: 12 May, 2019, 09:30:54 pm »
I think it was the #1000 announcement that prompted this from me. I got excited when I saw Chris Weston announced, then wondered if that was another one snagged by evil Marvel overlords, then comforted again when I found out exactly what the deal was.

Annnnnyway....

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Re: The Al Ewing USA loan thread
« Reply #9 on: 12 May, 2019, 11:29:26 pm »
I chatted to Al yesterday in Oldham. He was signing copies of The Avengers (it's not like they're hot right now or anything) but we only talked about The Hulk and Manchester pubs.

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Re: The Al Ewing USA loan thread
« Reply #10 on: 13 May, 2019, 12:09:48 am »

Jock and Al need to team-up so Marvel can have Jock Ewing emblazoned on their covers.


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Re: The Al Ewing USA loan thread
« Reply #11 on: 13 May, 2019, 09:33:22 am »

Jock and Al need to team-up so Marvel can have Jock Ewing emblazoned on their covers.

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Re: The Al Ewing USA loan thread
« Reply #12 on: 13 May, 2019, 02:08:29 pm »
The distinction of being the only creator to devise any kind of formal innovation in mainstream comics since Will Eisner forgot to rule-up the panel borders means Marvel will want to squeeze Ewing tight to see if any more pips come out. **


What was the formal innovation?

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Re: The Al Ewing USA loan thread
« Reply #13 on: 13 May, 2019, 05:10:10 pm »
I haven't read any of his American stuff but I really miss his Dredd. John Wagner might make it look easy, but Al Ewing made being like John Wagner look easy.
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Re: The Al Ewing USA loan thread
« Reply #14 on: 13 May, 2019, 07:01:46 pm »
Mm. Re-reading that Mega Collection volume made me realise how much I miss Ewing Dredd. He’s for me the first person to completely nail the tone of the character in the post-Pit era. Don’t get me wrong – there are other really good Dredd writers (Williams springs to mind, first and foremost; Rennie did a chunk of good stuff), but those Ewing strips were super. Alas, he’s now at one with the spandex.