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Tjm86

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40th Anniversary Prog
« on: 25 November, 2016, 08:26:19 pm »
CBR has posted this article about the 40th anniversary prog.  Great to see Señor Ezquerra given the honours for such an important event.  Up to his usual standard as well.

Being a little nitpicky but the article credits Starlord as a 'spinoff' which is not really 100% accurate.  More of a 'failed competitor' really.

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Re: 40th Anniversary Prog
« Reply #1 on: 25 November, 2016, 08:44:17 pm »
Never mind all that…! New Nikolai Dante by Morrison & Fraser!
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Re: 40th Anniversary Prog
« Reply #2 on: 25 November, 2016, 08:44:34 pm »
There is nothing that is not awesome in that.

The cover.  :D
The line up.  :D

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Re: 40th Anniversary Prog
« Reply #3 on: 25 November, 2016, 08:48:13 pm »
Never mind all that…! New Nikolai Dante by Morrison & Fraser!

Well I can see certain corners of the 2000ad internet fandom smugly saying 'I told you so' with their normal 'guile'. I'm a bit excited by this and I'm intrigued to see where they go with it. Hope they don't tamper with the ending, but we'll see.

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Re: 40th Anniversary Prog
« Reply #4 on: 25 November, 2016, 09:25:25 pm »
Never mind Nikolai Dante! I've been waiting flippin' ages to find out if both halves of Zombo are alright!

(What's the bet this'll be a one-off, out of continuity story, and I still won't find out?)

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Re: 40th Anniversary Prog
« Reply #5 on: 25 November, 2016, 09:25:58 pm »
Bloomin' heck just seen more Zombo too. WAYHEY!!!!

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Re: 40th Anniversary Prog
« Reply #6 on: 25 November, 2016, 09:33:05 pm »
More Jock, Dave Gibbons and Bryan Talbot too!

Yum, yum!!!! :)

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Re: 40th Anniversary Prog
« Reply #7 on: 26 November, 2016, 02:17:28 am »
I'm delighted at a new Dante strip, but I'm also thrilled that the Durham Red strip is being written/co-written by a woman. :) Does Lauren Beukes have any previous credits? I don't recognise her name.

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Re: 40th Anniversary Prog
« Reply #8 on: 26 November, 2016, 03:39:55 am »
I'm delighted at a new Dante strip, but I'm also thrilled that the Durham Red strip is being written/co-written by a woman. :) Does Lauren Beukes have any previous credits? I don't recognise her name.

Beukes is a writer with a good few novels and short stories under her belt, but I don't think she's written any comics. If memory serves, she did provide the intro for the recent Rebellion Halo Jones collection though, and she was on an episode of the Thrillcast so I assume that those appearances perhaps helped with setting up writing for Durham Red.

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Re: 40th Anniversary Prog
« Reply #9 on: 26 November, 2016, 08:29:01 am »
She's got a Vertigo series out at the moment, Survivors Club, and also appears in the Future Shock documentary.

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Re: 40th Anniversary Prog
« Reply #10 on: 26 November, 2016, 08:38:04 am »
She's got a Vertigo series out at the moment, Survivors Club, and also appears in the Future Shock documentary.

Ah, cool - I've not been keeping up with US comics so I didn't realise she had a series on the go. Will be interested to see what this Durham Red is like.

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Re: 40th Anniversary Prog
« Reply #11 on: 26 November, 2016, 09:01:24 am »
If it's anything like her Japanese Rapunzel story in Fairest it'll be... interesting, if nothing else. Never thought I'd be saying this, but I really like it when Tharg puts new writers on these 'stalled' characters - Beeby's Anderson was a real highlight of this year's Prog for me. Durham Red could certainly use a fresher take than the Young Durham stuff from a while back.

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Re: 40th Anniversary Prog
« Reply #12 on: 26 November, 2016, 04:05:11 pm »
Well I've seen the Future Shock documentary, so I'm obviously more familiar with her than I thought.

Thanks guys. :)

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Re: 40th Anniversary Prog
« Reply #13 on: 26 November, 2016, 04:20:29 pm »
Excited to see a new take on Durham Red, a character who hasnt had the best of it even from her first appearance for my money  - a female (co)writer might be just the thing she needs and if Lauren Beukes is the person I think she is from the podcasts, she seemed to have a very good handle on 2000AD, so bring it on

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Re: 40th Anniversary Prog
« Reply #14 on: 26 November, 2016, 04:25:52 pm »
Saw the announcement yesterday and my eyes nearly ruptured at the news of new Nikolai Dante. Even if it's just a one-off, it'll have a hard time NOT being the best thing I read next year.

In any other occation the news of new Zombo would be the highlight for me, but gosh darn it, Zombo is a top 10 thrill where as Dante is a top 3!