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Author Topic: Michael Fleisher  (Read 1585 times)

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Re: Michael Fleisher
« Reply #15 on: 16 March, 2018, 09:30:16 am »
Shame to hear. Hope Tharg will do a small mention or starscan.

Junker was reprinted in a Megazine floppy a few years ago. Shouldn’t be too hard to find on eBay.
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Re: Michael Fleisher
« Reply #16 on: 16 March, 2018, 10:24:34 am »
You're not mixing it up with 'Trash' are you? I did.

Which was written by Paul Kupperberg, another US writer with a fine track record who proved fairly unsuitable to the 2000AD format…
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Re: Michael Fleisher
« Reply #17 on: 16 March, 2018, 11:57:12 am »
You're not mixing it up with 'Trash' are you? I did.

Which was written by Paul Kupperberg, another US writer with a fine track record who proved fairly unsuitable to the 2000AD format…

Blimey, that never registered with me!  Pretty sure I have a Phantom Stranger run by him (and Mignola?) that I really rated, and did he do Vigilante too? Certainly can't blame a Tharg for trying!


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Re: Michael Fleisher
« Reply #18 on: 16 March, 2018, 12:06:47 pm »
Always sad to hear of the death of a creator droid; thank you for passing it on.

You know, I think it would be possible to put together a tribute reprint collection, but for maximum impact it would work best to just pluck out single episodes from his Rogue and Junker. The long-form plots were not up to snuff, but when it comes to ultraviolence and mean-spirited heroes and villains, he had plenty of 2000ADish ideas.

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Re: Michael Fleisher
« Reply #19 on: 16 March, 2018, 01:28:44 pm »
You know, I think it would be possible to put together a tribute reprint collection, but for maximum impact it would work best to just pluck out single episodes from his Rogue and Junker.

I'd vote for a floppy reprint of The Saharan Ice Belt War- his strongest stint on Rogue IMO, with some pretty good early artwork by the Coleby Droid.

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Re: Michael Fleisher
« Reply #20 on: 16 March, 2018, 01:56:00 pm »
I would really like a re-print of his work on Junker and also the complete Friday

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Re: Michael Fleisher
« Reply #21 on: 16 March, 2018, 03:08:08 pm »
and also the complete Friday
I suspect that wouldn't be the best-selling book from the house of Tharg. (That said, a War Machine book in the 2000 AD UC, with a few back-up strips from Smith and Fleisher could work.)

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Re: Michael Fleisher
« Reply #22 on: 19 March, 2018, 10:09:58 am »
I think the most recent War machine Collection (either the GN or the Meg floppies) DOES in fact include the Smith-scripted Friday tales, and maybe even one of the Fleisher ones from the Rogue Trooper Annual (which is full of some curios set in between 'War Machine' and 'Golden Fox Rebellion', and do a bit of work to set up a new status quo for Fr1day.

But trust me, you don't want a 'Complete Fr1day' collection.

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Re: Michael Fleisher
« Reply #23 on: 19 March, 2018, 12:06:01 pm »
The current Rebellion collection of War Machine includes two Fleisher stories from annuals as backup:
https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/rogue-trooper/GRN471

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Re: Michael Fleisher
« Reply #24 on: 19 March, 2018, 07:56:51 pm »
 I'm not going to bullshit you here, I didn't like anything he did for 2000ad. But his takeover from Steve Ditko on the original Shade the Changing Man was good. Haven't read anything else he did.
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