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Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« Reply #120 on: 13 July, 2018, 01:03:29 pm »
But I don’t really want to see IP flogged to death for decades either. There is something to be said for new ideas and constantly moving forward. Superhero comics are stuck on an infinite loop and it would be a real shame to see that happen to 2000ad. Funny as it would be to see the outrage a new book of Zenith by a new writer I wouldn’t actually be interested in reading it.

I agree with what you are saying. If Zenith would return the only artist on duty must be Yeowell. I am currently re-reading the new colored versions of Halo Jones. I always wanted this to return. Who would be able to write this and who would be able to give justice to the characters like Gibson ? We can all dream, cant we ?

Its known that Alan Moore had an outline for the entire Halo Jones saga, Neil Gaiman claims to have listened to this from the horses mouth.
Surely the great bearded one wouldn't have a problem with selling this to Tharg so someone else could pick up the baton so to speak?
Surely this would tempt Ian Gibson back to the fold?

As you said, we can but dream...

Ian Gibson disputes this legendary anecdote - he says Moore had a few ideas but certainly didn't have the whole thing worked out. Gibson actually wrote and submitted books 4 and 5 but they were never commissioned. He also has a lot to say about Moore's general writing on HJ - "plot holes you could strain your vegetables through" was a favourite phrase.

Get Leah Moore to script it, problem solved!  ;)

(Ask dad for permission first of course)

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Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« Reply #121 on: 13 July, 2018, 01:20:16 pm »
Ian Gibson disputes this legendary anecdote - he says Moore had a few ideas but certainly didn't have the whole thing worked out. Gibson actually wrote and submitted books 4 and 5 but they were never commissioned. He also has a lot to say about Moore's general writing on HJ - "plot holes you could strain your vegetables through" was a favourite phrase.

The truth is out there and maybe one day we will open the prog and the last chapters will unfold in front off us.

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Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« Reply #122 on: 13 July, 2018, 01:34:49 pm »
Given the manner in which Gibson burned his bridges with 2000 AD, I can't see that happening, well, ever.

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Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« Reply #123 on: 13 July, 2018, 03:14:03 pm »
Given the manner in which Gibson burned his bridges with 2000 AD, I can't see that happening, well, ever.

So that is the reason why I have not seen his work in AD. So what did he do ?

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Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« Reply #124 on: 13 July, 2018, 04:36:15 pm »
Filed half-arsed art for the Samantha Slade story, gave up, and then at some point named a pin-up "topless Halo" and then acted like a massive prick about it when Rebellion said NOPE. Alan Moore wasn't thrilled about the last of those either.

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Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« Reply #125 on: 15 July, 2018, 02:05:47 pm »
Ok now I am also up to speed. Would still like a possibility that at one stage we can see the further adventures of Halo Jones.  :)

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Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« Reply #126 on: 15 July, 2018, 11:37:42 pm »
I hope not. It ended perfectly well, and I don't really want to see someone else trying to be Alan Moore.

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Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« Reply #127 on: 16 July, 2018, 03:59:53 am »
It is more wishful thinking than anything else. I cant see anyone else picking this up and continuing the story-line. This is the same case with Zenith. Both will be remembered with great fondness and  I would rather never have a new story-line than a twisted version going forward.

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Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« Reply #128 on: 16 July, 2018, 12:34:04 pm »
It is more wishful thinking than anything else. I cant see anyone else picking this up and continuing the story-line. This is the same case with Zenith. Both will be remembered with great fondness and  I would rather never have a new story-line than a twisted version going forward.

I enjoyed it, but for an idea on how it would happen, and differ from the three books we know (this example with Moore's full blessing), look at the Neil Gaiman MarvelmanMiracleman books.  Quality writing, but of a completely different style to what went before.