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Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #1020 on: 12 February, 2019, 06:27:45 pm »
I'll mention that by 1986 Robin Smith wasn't art editor, I think that position was eliminated with budget cuts in '85? This is just me making up things about how comics work, but I'd bet they had him draw a couple different covers they were able to reuse here, that seems very in-line with MacManus's policies about building backlogs. Similarly I wonder if the table of contents page wasn't from some other work and repurposed for the annual, or was a piece submitted for one of the previous annual table of contents (O'Neill also did that page for the 85 annual, with Torquemada). You couldn't really use this one for the cover, because it's just a cool giant cyber dude.

And yeah, from what I've read the annuals were always big money makers no matter the quality, so the feeling by management was to make them as cheaply as possible to maximize profit. MacManus talks about fighting to get as much money as possible for the first Dredd annual.

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Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #1021 on: 12 February, 2019, 06:55:33 pm »
Space Spinner 2000 has reached Livin’ on a prayer?


I thought we'd only be about...

...we'd be half way there...

...at most

Woah! Nice work, sir. 👏

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« Reply #1022 on: 12 February, 2019, 07:22:40 pm »
Should have made myelf clearer - if you are paying Kev O'Neill to do a  colour picture, ask him to do the cover instead with Dredd et al - neither image is super detailed so while you might have had to pay him a bit more, it would have been an improvement on that lack lustre cover - it actually looks  like  a rough/composite of other drawings.

I might also have a bit of a downer on this annual for lacking a killer story - 1986 had the wonderful "Beast of Milton Keynes", while 88 gets "She-Devils", "Complaint" AND "Torquemada's Second Honeymoon"!

The Dredd annual is also the weakest this year, with the McCarthy Dredd doing all the heavy lifting - next year we get one of my favourite annual stories with "Last of the Bad Guys".

Seems a shame that they have this blip with the annuals when the Prog is otherwise on fire,,, Maybe Dice Man is a drain on the talent, in the smaller way than we will see when Crisis and the Megazine come along and put pressure on an already leaky talent pool!

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Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #1023 on: 14 February, 2019, 10:24:28 am »
Is that O'Neill robot dude in fact the Alan Moore droid showing Tharg the red card?

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Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #1024 on: 18 February, 2019, 05:49:29 am »


The end is here! It’s the fourteenth in our series of Space Spinner 2000 collections! These collections have all of our coverage for a specific character or storyline, all in one place. They’re a great accompaniment to reading collected versions of 2000AD, or to just hear your favorite thrill all in one place.

We’ve all found ourselves in fairly generic sci-fi settings, exploring new life and new civilizations and all that. But what happens if instead of finding more dudes with weird ears and foreheads you found a planet covered in ice, with dead people and literal demons frozen in the glaciers? What if your story about the machinations of space pirates suddenly runs afoul of zombies and demonic babies? What if your story about being the handsome chosen one in a battle of galactic fate gets sidetracked, and instead you find yourself irreparable scarred and wishing for a death that cannot come, your only compassion an anti-social robot that is actually pretty cool with helping other robots kill all humans? All this and more make Return to Armageddon an amazing story! It’s certainly a minor early 2000AD thrill, but if you listen tour giddiness about it, I think you’ll see why it’s a Space Spinner classic!

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Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #1025 on: 19 February, 2019, 12:45:17 pm »


The end is here! It’s the fourteenth in our series of Space Spinner 2000 collections! These collections have all of our coverage for a specific character or storyline, all in one place. They’re a great accompaniment to reading collected versions of 2000AD, or to just hear your favorite thrill all in one place.

We’ve all found ourselves in fairly generic sci-fi settings, exploring new life and new civilizations and all that. But what happens if instead of finding more dudes with weird ears and foreheads you found a planet covered in ice, with dead people and literal demons frozen in the glaciers? What if your story about the machinations of space pirates suddenly runs afoul of zombies and demonic babies? What if your story about being the handsome chosen one in a battle of galactic fate gets sidetracked, and instead you find yourself irreparable scarred and wishing for a death that cannot come, your only compassion an anti-social robot that is actually pretty cool with helping other robots kill all humans? All this and more make Return to Armageddon an amazing story! It’s certainly a minor early 2000AD thrill, but if you listen tour giddiness about it, I think you’ll see why it’s a Space Spinner classic!

Direct Download
iTunes
Google
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Or on your favorite podcast app!

Please let me know what you think of the episode!

Looking forward to listening to that one tonight!