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Re: Prog 2097 - Psychos A-Go-Go!
« Reply #45 on: 10 September, 2018, 01:02:30 pm »
Hmmm, are we really just talking about Devlin, Dandridge and Ampney Crucis* in the 'fop' category though, aren't we?  (Fair few donnish types in Necronauts and Caballistics Inc too). Unless we include God-smiting Harry Kipling, and I'd be against that.  Vespertine is something else again too. 

And set against that we have the Anti-Fops of Absalom, Stickleback, Chapter & Verse, Carver Hale (oh-so brief, oh-so long ago and oh-so Constantine) and (possibly) Aquila (although he's more a plaything of unspeakable ancient powers than an investigator).



*Incidentally, I don't think it's fair to say Devlin is a 'crappy archetype' just because of his 'dear boy' tendencies - he was something entirely new, to my mind.

I was thinking of Bix Barton also, although it's been so long since I've read any that I can't remember it very well.

Also the professor from The Alienist, although he's an actor being controlled by Vespertine.

I think 'crappy archetype' was a bit harsh so apologies for that.

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Re: Prog 2097 - Psychos A-Go-Go!
« Reply #46 on: 10 September, 2018, 02:45:18 pm »
I was thinking of Bix Barton also, although it's been so long since I've read any that I can't remember it very well.

I'll see your Bix Barton, and in response I'll raise you a Bec & Cawl. 

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« Reply #47 on: 10 September, 2018, 02:49:23 pm »
I was thinking of Bix Barton also, although it's been so long since I've read any that I can't remember it very well.

I'll see your Bix Barton, and in response I'll raise you a Bec & Cawl.

In all honesty, all I can remember about Bec and Cawl is that I didn't find it funny and I think there were lots of jokes about smoking weed?
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Re: Prog 2097 - Psychos A-Go-Go!
« Reply #48 on: 10 September, 2018, 03:00:56 pm »
I was thinking of Bix Barton also, although it's been so long since I've read any that I can't remember it very well.

I'll see your Bix Barton, and in response I'll raise you a Bec & Cawl.

In all honesty, all I can remember about Bec and Cawl is that I didn't find it funny and I think there were lots of jokes about smoking weed?
If you say they were occult investigators I'll take your word for it!

I thought Bec and Cawl was okay, but can't remember anything about it - including if there was any occult stuff in it!

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« Reply #49 on: 10 September, 2018, 07:58:35 pm »
Steve Roberts art? I liked that. And it did actually make me lol a couple of times... just not enough. Comedy is hard enough. Comedy in comics must be murder!
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Re: Prog 2097 - Psychos A-Go-Go!
« Reply #50 on: 10 September, 2018, 08:51:01 pm »
Steve Roberts art? I liked that. And it did actually make me lol a couple of times... just not enough. Comedy is hard enough. Comedy in comics must be murder!

Aye. They weren't investigators but kept stumbling into lots of occult stuff. The first few tries were basically just movie references with nothing else to support them but, by the end, the strip had grown past that and I was enjoying it a lot.
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