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Have 2000ad 'merge' with Crisis to promote new collections
« on: 18 January, 2017, 08:58:58 am »
It would be fun to have a six week 'merger' with Third World War and New Statesman appearing in 2000ad just as if Crisis had only ceased publication in 2017. Could be fun with 'Big News Next Week' etc and seeing new and old characters on the cover.

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Re: Have 2000ad 'merge' with Crisis to promote new collections
« Reply #1 on: 18 January, 2017, 11:07:31 am »
Not sure - they tried the 'action' special with old characters - but strangely not from their own Action comic.

I think Action would be a better choice - maybe take Death Game 1999 and Hookjaw for a six-week run if they were going to try that, or a 2000AD/Battle crossover (although that's been done to a certain extent with Koburn and El Maldito) Hellman of Hammer Force meets the Fiends of the Eastern Front.

There were a few commissions for the Something old something new theme - maybe a crossovers special to promote the acquired catalog?

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Re: Have 2000ad 'merge' with Crisis to promote new collections
« Reply #2 on: 18 January, 2017, 04:58:04 pm »
It would be fun to have a six week 'merger' with Third World War appearing in 2000ad just as if Crisis had only ceased publication in 2017.

isn't that 

a)  what happened with Finn back in the day

b)  What is happening now with Savage / ABC Warriors / Slaine now?

Just with Mr Mills now channeling Victor Meldrew?

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Re: Have 2000ad 'merge' with Crisis to promote new collections
« Reply #3 on: 18 January, 2017, 06:13:27 pm »
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Re: Have 2000ad 'merge' with Crisis to promote new collections
« Reply #5 on: 18 January, 2017, 09:38:25 pm »
I'm still going with this...(!)

I'd like to see both Third World War and New Statesman updated T2 Transporting style in 2000ad

What happened 20 years later?


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Re: Have 2000ad 'merge' with Crisis to promote new collections
« Reply #6 on: 18 January, 2017, 10:17:37 pm »
It would be fun to have a six week 'merger' with Third World War and New Statesman appearing in 2000ad just as if Crisis had only ceased publication in 2017

Those stories finished long before the comic folded. If Fleetway had followed the hatch, match, and dispatch playbook, nineties Tharg would have incorporated Fellini & Manara's Trip To Tulum and Commuter's Journey, by Nick Abadzis.

That doesn't sound great, but in the week Crisis folded, 2000ad was finding space for Mark Millar's Robohunter and Alan McKenzie's Universal Soldier 2, so it's not as if there would have been a huge dip in quality.



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Re: Have 2000ad 'merge' with Crisis to promote new collections
« Reply #7 on: 20 January, 2017, 01:16:54 am »
What happened 20 years later?

Tharg was still be waiting for John to deliver the script.  ;)
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