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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #45 on: 19 October, 2022, 10:11:30 PM »
I think it's safe to say that anyone reading has a lot of sympathy around anyone else suffering a bereavement. As that's starting to encroach into someone's personal life we might consider quietly moving on. It's not as if we're going to be able to fix anything and, as has been covered in previous threads, the door at the Nerve Centre remains open.
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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #46 on: 19 October, 2022, 10:16:37 PM »
Agreed.
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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #47 on: 20 October, 2022, 09:17:36 AM »
As the person who brought that aspect in to this thread - sorry!  My view of that situation are that there were no 'winners' with both Smith and Smith in difficult situations.

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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #48 on: 04 November, 2022, 12:36:09 PM »
While we're re-assessing recent Mills works, I recently learned somwhere (think it was buried in the middle of 'Kiss My Axe, his memoir of writing Sláine), that Mills's original title for Greysuit was 'The Whistleblower'. All by itself, that makes me re-assess the entire series. Which I very much didn't enjoy, but mostly because I read it as a modern Brit Spy thriller that ended up actually being about a revenge tale against Upper Class Brit paedophiles. If I'd known the 'Whistleblowing' was the entire point, I reckon I'd've given it more of a chance.

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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #49 on: 04 November, 2022, 02:40:11 PM »
Personally I think the lack of regular Mills input in recent years has been to the Prog's detriment.
He remains one of the finest writers alive, and one of the most important and inventive creators in the history of the comic.

Looking forward to the return of Joe Pineapples in a few weeks.


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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #50 on: 04 November, 2022, 03:47:56 PM »
While we're re-assessing recent Mills works, I recently learned somwhere (think it was buried in the middle of 'Kiss My Axe, his memoir of writing Sláine), that Mills's original title for Greysuit was 'The Whistleblower'. All by itself, that makes me re-assess the entire series. Which I very much didn't enjoy, but mostly because I read it as a modern Brit Spy thriller that ended up actually being about a revenge tale against Upper Class Brit paedophiles. If I'd known the 'Whistleblowing' was the entire point, I reckon I'd've given it more of a chance.


I wonder if I'll remember to bear that in mind whenver my prog slog gets to those stories?

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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #51 on: 04 November, 2022, 05:39:07 PM »
While we're re-assessing recent Mills works, I recently learned somwhere (think it was buried in the middle of 'Kiss My Axe, his memoir of writing Sláine), that Mills's original title for Greysuit was 'The Whistleblower'. All by itself, that makes me re-assess the entire series. Which I very much didn't enjoy, but mostly because I read it as a modern Brit Spy thriller that ended up actually being about a revenge tale against Upper Class Brit paedophiles. If I'd known the 'Whistleblowing' was the entire point, I reckon I'd've given it more of a chance.
That does seem to be a recurring theme in his work, unsurprising given the history he's shared on his blog.
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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #52 on: 05 November, 2022, 04:59:33 AM »
Personally I think the lack of regular Mills input in recent years has been to the Prog's detriment.
He remains one of the finest writers alive, and one of the most important and inventive creators in the history of the comic.

Looking forward to the return of Joe Pineapples in a few weeks.

Agreed. It's a real shame he's stepped back - I wouldn't want a prog full of Mills, but he always added something to the mix that nobody else could provide.

I see he's now planning a self-published series where he goes into the origins of most of his best-known characters, which should be interesting (even if some of the origins have already been pretty well covered).

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Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« Reply #53 on: 07 November, 2022, 10:38:35 AM »
Dear god, man! Why?
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Indeed I do. It started as a download from your old web page I think. Over time, I stopped cataloguing the Meg in the same way, because it didn't seem worth the effort, but I've always kept the Prog file updated. A year or so ago, I realised I needed the Meg details for something else I was working on but didn't have them and couldn't send you a PM. So, if you'd be willing to share that Meg data I'd be really thankful.
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