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General / Re: Kiss My Axe! now available from Amazon
« on: 22 October, 2021, 05:18:12 PM »
The print version is now available to pre order on getmycomics.com (release date November 27th 2021) for £ 11.99 +£2P+Por the signed edition for £14.99 +£2 P+P

Just received Roger Langridge's new book, ordered direct from his Hotel Fred website. Hardback was £15 plus P+P. Signed hardback? £15 plus P+P - and a sketch inside too.

You were lucky! When I read it, it was £5.99 just to read it digitally through a rolled-up newspaper...

Has to be said though, he's really not a fan of yours is he?!?  :o

Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 09 October, 2021, 10:44:36 AM »
RE: The Twilight Zone

Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall (all producers on the film) must have known what was going on in regards to the under-the-table dealings with the child actors.
The parents of the two children were assured that there would be no explosions on set, as were the casting agents.
The children were hidden when safety inspectors visited the set on the day of the shoot, and the helicopter pilot (Dorcey Wingo, a vietnam veteran) was supposedly hired as it was thought he'd be more likely to follow Landis' orders without questioning them. (Landis also reportedly made crewmen climb scaffolding to repair lights while the helicopter was hovering nearby, calling them 'chickensh*t' if they refused).

So while Landis is clearly responsible here (although the courts somehow aquitted him), I find it unbelievable that Spielberg et al would claim to have had no knowledge of the underhand dealings, or the lack of safety on set.
The fact that Spielberg instantly distanced himself from Landis appears to be more about deflecting any personal involvement in this, as opposed to trying to prove the crew/Director weren't responsible.

One last thing - one crew member originally reported that Spielberg was on set when the accident occurred. He then changed his mind and said it may have been Frank Marshall. Make of that what you will.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 September, 2021, 06:42:13 PM »
Yeah, Sudden Impact is pretty awful.
Always makes me wish that The Gauntlet was a Dirty Harry film instead.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 September, 2021, 04:31:46 PM »
My favourite's The Enforcer though. Not as good as the original film by any means, but until 2012 it was the closest I got to having Dredd and Anderson on the screen!

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 September, 2021, 04:28:05 PM »
I watch The Dead Pool last weekend and Carrey is pretty cringey really. The whole film lets the Dirty Harry series down but at least Eastwood had enough sense to say that's it and move on. Mind you, The Dead Pool is still miles better than a lot of the rubbish put out today.

I honestly thought The Dead Pool was a return to form, myself! Carrey's take on Axel's snake dance get's a laugh from me every time, and the harpoon ending is wonderful ☺
I do have problems with it, but they are mainly the overcast skies and the ratio it's shot in. Gave it a cheap looking, TV movie feel.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 20 September, 2021, 04:21:57 PM »
FWIW I don't think any other Nemesis artist quite captured the sheer evil of Torquemada better than Hicklenton.
I agree his storytelling at that stage of his career is problematic, but it's worth grinding through it - some of his panels and full page splashes are going to be burned into my brain forever!

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 12 September, 2021, 01:27:50 PM »
What's a Stan?

UrbanDictionary: A crazed and or obsessed fan. The term comes from the song Stan by Eminem. The term Stan is used to describe a fan who goes to great lengths to obsess over a celebrity.

Absolutely more appropriate to Twitter than private forums but man, the MCU has some real dangerous whack jobs in its fandom.

No offence Hawkmumbler, but I think your obsession with Marvel films being REDACTED seems a bit stronger than my being a fan of them! :)

Tongue firmly in cheek, of course :)

Prog / Re: Prog 2248 - Death Wish
« on: 09 September, 2021, 11:47:56 AM »
Dexter will be back in November ; and it’s Dexter vs dinosaurs, by Dan Abnett and Tazio Bettin! :


Not the title I was expecting, but yay!

There will never, ever be anything wrong with a story that can be summarised as Dexter vs dinosaurs!

Yep, I'm here for that!

Personally though, I'm hoping the 'dinosaurs' are older, deader characters being synthed back to life by the AI.
And that's why I don't try writing stuff! ;)

Prog / Re: Prog 2248 - Death Wish
« on: 09 September, 2021, 10:22:34 AM »
Dexter will be back in November ; and it’s Dexter vs dinosaurs, by Dan Abnett and Tazio Bettin! :


Not the title I was expecting, but yay!

Prog / Re: Prog 2248 - Death Wish
« on: 09 September, 2021, 10:21:03 AM »
Jaegir – Dark, moody and somber this is the world of Atalia as the story gets more interesting. Take top honors this week great stuff from Rennie and Coleby. Pity the story will end next week and then we must wait again to see where the dark path Atalia choose is heading to.

Yep, absolutely the best thing in a very good prog. I've a feeling it's going to take something particularly nasty to get Atalia on a better path right now...

Also, it's been a looong time since I sat and pored over any artwork like I used to do as a kid.
The Cole-B droid's stuff I can marvel at all day! His robot arms are second to none! (And the one's he draws are pretty good too...;))

Prog / Re: Prog 2248 - Death Wish
« on: 09 September, 2021, 10:14:35 AM »
Dexter – Just as I got behind the story, we get another “The End”. Where will Abnett go next with the story? I did like Tazio’s art in the story, but I still see Yeowell as the Sin/Dex artist.

I'm adoring this current arc of the story - finally Sin/Dex being good again, and some genuine fears for the future of certain characters, which is a rare thing in comics these days!
And this episode has really shown off Tazio's skills - not a slow moment or duff panel in sight!

Is this it for a while, or is it due back soon?

Prog / Re: Prog 2248 - Death Wish
« on: 09 September, 2021, 10:09:25 AM »
Cliff Robinson is now the undisputed King of the 2000AD cover! Beautiful work!

A prog firing on nearly all cylinders if it wasn't for You-Know-Who.
Even the Marsh-L droid seems bored with it now - Please Tharg, give him something good to draw!

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 01 September, 2021, 08:49:51 AM »
Science tells us that natural immunity is far superior to vaccinated immunity...

People with Polio might disagree there.

As for the covid vaccine - the point of it is to strengthen your natural defenses against the virus, meaning you aren't as badly affected by it if you catch it, and your body stops the virus more quickly than it would if you were unvaccinated. Which in turn, helps to stop the spread of the virus (even more so if isolation rules are followed).

Bottom line is - less people will die of covid related issues if more people are vaccinated, and if more people would observe social distancing, isolation of cases, and wearing face-masks.

PS. I fully respect anyones right to refuse the vaccine - as long as they also stay the hell away from people who don't refuse it. It isn't fair to place others in a situation where they are more likely to catch it, vaccinated or not.
Gamble with your own life by all means, but not someone elses.

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 30 August, 2021, 06:28:58 PM »
Inconsiderate/noisy/invasive neighbours.
My neighbor is 'special needs' and we tend to the garden and help her. she is bullied by her other neighbors. so angry.

What a bunch of REDACTED  >:(
I've lost count of the number of properties I've eventually left due to noisy arsehole neighbours - A curse of the pox on them all.

General / Re: Non-Droid Dredds
« on: 28 August, 2021, 04:34:49 PM »
Found some more!

Tim Vigil and Tim Bradstreet

Mike Hawthorne (I really like this one!)

A couple by Lee Bermejo

Travis Charest

Guy Davis (owned by Rufus too!)

Fred Hembeck (after some bloke called Bolland ;))

Alex Ross

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