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Games / Re: Gamebooks
« on: 22 October, 2021, 12:38:53 AM »
This thread inspired me to buy Citadel of Chaos this afternoon. They didn’t have any of the others.

General / Re: List of series in 2000ad and Megazine
« on: 11 October, 2021, 05:00:47 PM »
The blurb for first trade mentions USA Today and you can read it online here.

I know the pages were used for online promotion, which is why I said it hadn't seen print anywhere else… so, technically at least, it's not a reprint.
Fair enough. I assumed it was printed in the newspaper as well as the website. I guess I was wrong.

General / Re: List of series in 2000ad and Megazine
« on: 11 October, 2021, 04:37:27 PM »
There was a seven page prologue that ran as a teaser in the Megazine, but none of the two full series did (as far as I know).
I should add: these pages weren't commissioned for/by Rebellion, but I don't think they saw print anywhere else. PJ and/or Gordon might be able to shed more light.
The blurb for first trade mentions USA Today and you can read it online here.

I'm firmly in team NO REPRINTS EXCEPT METALZOIC, for most of the same reasons as AlexFunt.

General / Re: List of series in 2000ad and Megazine
« on: 08 October, 2021, 04:42:23 PM »
Oh, is this the first round?

01. Superbean.
02. Bones of Eden.
03. Spector.

General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 08 October, 2021, 01:50:19 PM »
Jesus Jayzus! That's terrrifying but really glad to hear you're in one piece.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 07 October, 2021, 09:03:01 PM »
I suppose it depends whether it’s in their interest to inform us.

surely fomenting reader/collector excitement would be in a publisher's interests? *especially* in the comics world (the addiction to previews and other basically trade rags for example)?
More chat and speculation generated by not telling you everything.

General / Re: List of series in 2000ad and Megazine
« on: 05 October, 2021, 11:12:35 AM »
Reckon there's a whole qualifying group in "stories where it turns out the lead is actually an existing character."

General / Re: List of series in 2000ad and Megazine
« on: 05 October, 2021, 10:07:46 AM »
What about The Vort?

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 04 October, 2021, 02:34:05 PM »
I have just received my copy of 'Grey Area' volume 2 and the first things to say are that it looks good, is quite a large volume and contains everything thus far in print. Looking forward to reading this! One minor query I have is that one of the stories - 'Shoot To Kill' - I can find no record of. In the book it is listed as being in Prog 2122, but I am pretty sure that issue features a different tale and I can find no mention of 'Shoot To Kill' in Barney's listing of all the Grey Area stories. Does anyone know where this mysterious 5-pager first originated??
Looks like it's a mistake on Barney. The story from Prog 2118 is missing and the titles of the next four are all moved forward a week. Will try to fix it a bit later.

General / Re: List of series in 2000ad and Megazine
« on: 04 October, 2021, 01:25:56 PM »
You are good people I, Cosh (Pete) - I'll worry about the fact there are 12 extra thrills on your list than mine - which is exactly why I'm doing this - I see Ack-Ack Macaque already - and use this to add / cross check what I've got...
Stuff like the Batman and Predator crossovers are listed separately. Interested to see what the others are: post them up and we can argue about it.

Oh, the evergreen "One-Off" category might be one. Covers stuff which wasn't printed under a recognisable banner like "Future Shocks" and the like.

General / Re: List of series in 2000ad and Megazine
« on: 04 October, 2021, 09:30:18 AM »
Here's Barney's list of Thrills with a count of appearances in Prog, Meg and Specials with a field for which "world" they're part of. I'm pretty loose with that last part: anything tangentially related to Dredd (Pussyfoot 5, I'm looking at you) is classed as Dreddworld but I'm not really interested in the idea that all Pat's strips are one huge continuity.

Barney - Thrill List (gSheets)

Titles for some Meg Dredd thrills probably aren't exactly right (the Janus conundrum) as Barney uses the same code for the character as the strip in some cases.

I've excluded anything which was only reprint and anything that was only in the Action Special. There's a potential issue that the bumper year end Progs 2000 - 2016 are classed as Specials in Barney and I couldn't be arsed to try splitting out those versus actual specials (which are all also included.)

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 03 October, 2021, 09:06:45 PM »
Its basically Lassie, if Lassie was a warlord rodent with an army of sweller dwelling manchompers.
Never heard of this but it sounds utterly bonkers. Weirdly, I did know that the Jacko song was about a rat but I guess I thought it was one of his pets.

Links / Re: The Judge Death Files
« on: 01 October, 2021, 10:33:28 AM »
Maybe they just think it's rubbish.
Maybe they didn't see it?

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 01 October, 2021, 10:26:49 AM »
I played some Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2.
Reckon I've played THPS2 more than any other game ever made. With the possible exception of WipeOut 2097. I've never been able to get the ridiculous combo scores into the millions but the general trick is to find a line that you can repeat indefinitely with at least one part where you can pick up speed again. If in doubt, cramming in as many extra grind and flatland tricks at the end to bump up the multiplier always helps.

Went back to Super Mario Odyssey recently after getting frustrated with it the first time round. Still think there's something a little bit off about it (mostly I just hate the little bit of inertia that stops Mario running at full speed from the off) that prevents it being a classic but there are so many fantastic, imaginitive little sub-levels in it that I can forgive some of the more repetitive tasks. Took a bit of bloody mindedness but I managed to get all the moons this time.

Currently back into Horizon Zero Dawn. Played about half of it before and really enjoyed it but just stopped for some reason I don't recall. Think I'm almost back at the same point now and I realise that the robot dinosaurs get a lot tougher once you get to the desert. Unusually, I'm quite engaged with the story (big fan of post-technological or mixed science/magic settings) and it's a beautiful world to run around in. I'm generally 100% against 100% realism in 100% of games so their fantasy version of dawn sunlight in the mountains does something special.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 01 October, 2021, 08:48:50 AM »
*I don't know which.  Not Halloween.  Maybe Child's Play and all the Hellraiser.  I haven't decided.

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