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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #375 on: 24 May, 2022, 10:48:52 AM »
What was the problem with the Ennis version?

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #376 on: 24 May, 2022, 10:49:41 AM »
selfishly, i yearn to see a proper and respectful collection of ian kennedy's stirling work on the licence.

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #377 on: 24 May, 2022, 05:55:16 PM »
What was the problem with the Ennis version?

I really enjoyed Ennis' take on Dan Dare. Time for a re-read I think, It's been awhile.

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« Reply #378 on: 24 May, 2022, 09:35:39 PM »
i think it was the most hackneyed work of garth's career. usually the master of confounding and shocking writing, in this instance everything is wholly predictable.
give me grant morrison's superb and disturbing subversion of dare instead, please.

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #379 on: 24 May, 2022, 10:10:40 PM »
i think it was the most hackneyed work of garth's career. usually the master of confounding and shocking writing, in this instance everything is wholly predictable.
give me grant morrison's superb and disturbing subversion of dare instead, please.

Is that the one where Dan Dare gets bummed by the Mekon?

Oh yeah. Subversive.

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #380 on: 24 May, 2022, 10:37:29 PM »
Bloody Thatcher.

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #381 on: 24 May, 2022, 10:39:57 PM »

Is that the one where Dan Dare gets bummed by the Mekon?

Oh yeah. Subversive.

There was some good stuff in Morrison’s Dare, specifically addressing the notion of a hero representing an Imperial ideal whose time had very much passed. Sadly, it felt like Morrison very much ran out of steam well before the end, culminating in the scene you refer to, which absolutely reeks of a writer saying “I can’t be arsed with this any more.”
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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #382 on: 24 May, 2022, 11:29:08 PM »
how about the manner in which morrison and hughes sharpen their story towards a place where - using the real world experiences of one of the most revered comic creators of all in frank hampson - obvious affection for the character becomes a smart expose of creator rights (or lack of them) in the comics industry of not so long ago? that, i suggest, was subversion. as was the satire, the retro design, the skewering of the jingoistic cynicism that lies behind most political sloganeering, the commentary on what the implications and consequences of apparently throw away comic panels from back in the day would actually be.
all of this was only possible because of our collective preconceptions of what a dan dare entertainment might be.
i think it's still relevant and thought-provoking. and i had never read anything like it before.
(i like it, anyway).

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #383 on: 25 May, 2022, 08:25:04 AM »
I was going to say that there was a Dan Dare TV series recently, so obviously they are doing something with the IP.

Then I realised that "recently" was actually "twenty years ago".

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #384 on: 25 May, 2022, 09:06:01 PM »
Oh I went through the exact same process...

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #385 on: 29 May, 2022, 07:19:52 AM »
So hopefully we can get the next arc this, from Kek-W's twitter:

Why, yes, I am writing a new series of DEADWORLD.

Characters die. Unexpected alliances. Pitiless battles. Double crosses. Reversed roles. Old scores are settled. Judge Death as you've never seen him before!

And a season ending that'll blow your mind.
When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.

Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #386 on: 15 June, 2022, 03:33:44 AM »
The cover for The Steel Claw: Reign Of The Brain Webshop Exclusive Hardback coming in November:

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« Reply #387 on: 15 June, 2022, 03:34:51 AM »
The cover for The Steel Claw: Reign Of The Brain coming in November:


When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.

Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #388 on: 15 June, 2022, 06:20:15 AM »
Will we be getting more Spider I wonder?

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #389 on: 25 June, 2022, 09:18:50 AM »
Coming to the prog in September:

Incredible SF action from the Eisner-nominated UK anthology! In Progs 2298-2299, a rogue robot takes on the Mega-City underworld in Judge Dredd: "Sentientoid's Big Idea"; Nolan Blake goes out guns blazing in Skip Tracer: "Valhalla"; Atalia Jaegir is one step closer to getting her hands on a weapon of mass destruction in "Ferox"; a child is kidnapped in folk horror "The Crawly Man"; and Dexter and company reach the final stop in "The End of the Pier Show." Then in Prog 2300 it's a special undead event as a zombie plague infects the whole 2000 AD multiverse! An alternate take on Judgement Day find realities being overrun by ghouls and Rogue Trooper, Sinister Dexter, Strontium Dog are not happy! Prog 2301 is a jumping-on issue, with all new stories starting, including Hershey: The Cold in the Bones by Rob Williams and Simon Fraser, Enemy Earth by Cavan Scott and Luke Horsman, and Chimpsky's Law by Ken Niemand and PJ Holden!

When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.

Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.