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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #30 on: 15 October, 2022, 05:13:14 PM »
I just had a quick sanity check on this, looking through a few issues. 316 was quite something. Ten pages of Dredd, 9 of Coburn and a whopping 32(!) for Reaper. And it looked like a storyboard – lots of big splash pages, but not a great deal of anything else.

That calmed down a bit later, but you still had episodes of around 18 pages, which was well over a third of the strip for each issue. So, erm, yeah. I do think I owe the series a re-read at some point, mind.

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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #31 on: 15 October, 2022, 06:04:17 PM »
These are visual maps of the Megazine's content during the three seasons (sic) of American Reaper (which is displayed in pink, including the Reaper Files):








Personally, the fact that it dominated the issues by page count didn't effect me because I was on a multi-year catch-up read.

Don't worry - I didn't make these visualizations specially for this thread - I've been recording content like this for [checks notes] decades. Sorry about the text quality - I had to zoom in.
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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #32 on: 15 October, 2022, 06:40:34 PM »
Don't worry - I didn't make these visualizations specially for this thread -

Okay... but that suggests...

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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #33 on: 15 October, 2022, 11:30:24 PM »
Dear god, man! Why?

Hurr. Short answer is that I find it useful. It's both content and structure, and helps me find stuff. I'm pretty sure Cosh has his own version of it, as well. Which *might* help him feed Barney from time to time. I'm not sure about the exact method by which Cosh feeds Barney.
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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #34 on: 16 October, 2022, 08:53:04 AM »
The main thing that bothers me about this forum is the constant Mills-bashing that goes on here, and this thread is another example of it.
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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #35 on: 16 October, 2022, 09:39:35 AM »
Dear god, man! Why?

Hurr. Short answer is that I find it useful. It's both content and structure, and helps me find stuff. I'm pretty sure Cosh has his own version of it, as well. Which *might* help him feed Barney from time to time. I'm not sure about the exact method by which Cosh feeds Barney.

If you like, I'll show you my timeline in which I fit all the decent 200AD stories with a hint of the Dredd world into one gloriously unifying whole.

(Which I've not bothered with for about 20 years now, because I'm past caring. Sadly.)

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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #36 on: 19 October, 2022, 12:43:38 PM »
As mostly a fan of his work, I found the fact that Slaine stopped half way through a story extremely irritating, even as Mills AND Rebellion touted it as a conclusion.
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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #37 on: 19 October, 2022, 12:52:19 PM »
even as Mills AND Rebellion touted it as a conclusion.

Well, if Pat had a commitment from Rebellion not to continue any of his stories without him, and then declared that this was going to be the last Slaine story, I'm not really sure what else they could do other than go along with it… (?)
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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #38 on: 19 October, 2022, 12:56:11 PM »
My understanding is that no one is allowed to touch any of Mills stories. That was the agreement made. Yes, it is annoying for book 1 (of 3) to be the end
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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #39 on: 19 October, 2022, 01:06:52 PM »
he's gone weird.

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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #40 on: 19 October, 2022, 04:50:25 PM »
Or been consistently fractious throughout his career.
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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #41 on: 19 October, 2022, 06:29:04 PM »
even as Mills AND Rebellion touted it as a conclusion.

Well, if Pat had a commitment from Rebellion not to continue any of his stories without him, and then declared that this was going to be the last Slaine story, I'm not really sure what else they could do other than go along with it… (?)


They could always draft in other creators to take over Pat's characters, one by one.  Because doing that with Indigo Prime and Devlin Waugh went down very well on the social media...

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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #42 on: 19 October, 2022, 06:49:19 PM »
To my knowledge and to his credit Pat Mills has not dropped out of communication midway through any projects, leaving artists and editor in the lurch, so that would be a different situation.

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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #43 on: 19 October, 2022, 08:21:25 PM »
They could always draft in other creators to take over Pat's characters, one by one.  Because doing that with Indigo Prime and Devlin Waugh went down very well on the social media...

Well, no. Pat says he has an assurance from Rebellion that his characters/stories will not continue without his involvement which, as Art notes, isn't the same thing as simply stopping responding to any communication about ongoing stories.
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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #44 on: 19 October, 2022, 09:04:35 PM »
To my knowledge and to his credit Pat Mills has not dropped out of communication midway through any projects, leaving artists and editor in the lurch, so that would be a different situation.
As I understood it, John Smith was so traumatised by the death of his partner that he was unable to continue. If that's the case, then I think he deserves sympathy. And I say this as a member of the less-than-exclusive I've Been Cyber-Bullied By John Smith Club.
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