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Other Reviews / Dredd Case Files 02
« on: 28 February, 2006, 10:06:53 PM »
Snapped one of these up on the way home this afternoon: glad to see it just made it's scheduled February release date.

Not had a chance to read it yet as I only bought it 25 minutes ago and I was consumed by the nerdish internet-geek desire to be the one to start the thread!

Initial impressions are that the same care and attention has gone into producing this as the first volume and a shelf full is going to look great. Unfortunately there's no quirky extras like Walter's Wobot Tales, but looking at the side of the book they've had to include a lot more dead pages because of the increased number of splash pages this time out.

Watch out if you're heading for FP Glasgow to get this as the whole batch seems to have been unpacked and shelved by a particularly clumsy child and every copy I could find had some marking on the back from what I assume was packing material.

Oh well, I can't see any work getting done tonight as I get stuck into some serious Dredd action.

General / Fervent & Lobe & Cave
« on: 14 February, 2006, 02:24:44 AM »
I've just been idly browsing through funt's spiffing 2000AD index and noticed that every episode of The Issigri Variations is named after a Nick Cave song.

I imagine I am not the first person to experience this startling revelation, but I thought I'd share it anyway.

Off Topic / Drunk posting
« on: 10 February, 2006, 07:07:12 AM »
I'm not much of a one for messageboards and what have you.

Some of them have a lively nightlife and others shut down at five o'clock, but the special few have tolerance for the guy who comes in from the pub and types a lot of pish.

How does this one rate on the bevvy-merchant scale?

Off Topic / XIII
« on: 07 February, 2006, 12:50:51 AM »
I've just about finished this game on the Playstation. It's not bad, but not really what I was expecting. More of a first-person stealth-shooter rather than an adventure type thingy. Anyhoo, it's main distinguishing feature is the rather lovely cel-shaded cartoon style graphics, which give it a very comicy feel.

Apparently it's based on some French comic. Anybody read it and, if so, is the game art representative of the source?

It occurred to me that this might be a really cool - if slightly chancy - route for Rebellion to take with their future games. Imagine a Stronty Dog game in the style of Simon Harrison or ABC Warriors a la Bisley.

Off Topic / Making a living writing comics
« on: 18 January, 2006, 08:44:14 PM »
First off, I'm not trying to divine specific information about anyone's bank balance so I can send begging letters. Nor am I looking for advice on a dramatic change of career and I'm not trying to insult anyone.

Something I've been wondering about recently; is it possible to make a living out of writing for 2000AD/ Meg? Obviously, if your name's Wagner or Grant, the answer's yes. I also assume Gordon Rennie and Robbie Morrison are able to make ends meet.

I was thinking more about people like John Smith or Ian Edgington: guys who get a few stories published over the course of the year but whose names aren't in the credits week in, week out. Is that enough to pay the bills or are they moonlighting as insurance brokers or high-class call girls?

General / I didn't think it too many!
« on: 18 January, 2006, 08:35:57 PM »
So, spurred into action by a half-price back issue sale in Glasgow's City Centre Comics and the ridiculous cheapness of E-Bay, I've just bought virtually every Prog from 1300 to 1450. Now I'm sitting back waiting for them to arrive.

The question is: am I going to be incapacitated by a mind-boggling thrill overload or bored senseless and give myself a hernia carting them down to the bin?

General / How Complete will the Complete Case Files be?
« on: 29 December, 2005, 09:08:17 PM »
I know it's not going to be an issue until sometime around 2009, but I was just wondering if the "Complete Case Files" series is going to include the Dredd stories from the Megazine? I assume that, at the very least, it'll need to include stuff like the "Judgement Day" episodes that crossed over.

I've never bought a single issue of the Megazine. In fact, the prospect of Marvel-style crossovers forcing me to get it was one of the reasons I originally stopped buying 2000AD itself. Well, that and the fact it was pretty rubbish at the time... Oh well.


General / What have I missed?
« on: 17 November, 2005, 12:20:57 AM »
Hi guys. Mine is a familiar tale: I read 2000AD from sometime in the early 80s (I remember Destiny's Angels was the Dredd story in my first progs) until I gave up on it in the mid-90's (partly because times were hard as a student, and partly because Mark Millar wrote every other story) sometime after Inferno and before Justice One/Tenth Planet/Whatever it was called. Over the years I've skimmed Judge Dredd in Smiths until the sheer thrill-power of Total War (easily one of the half-dozen best Dredd stories I've ever read and, incredibly, still drawing on things I remember from first time around) forced me to think about signing up again.

Finally jumped back on (and picked up the previous ten or so progs) with 1450 and very nearly jumped back off again when I saw Bill Savage leering out at me...

How did this come to pass? When I was a lad, Bill Savage was a pariah, laughing stock and whipping boy all rolled into one even among the editorial staff. Whenever a letter was published complaining about a particular story, Tharg would point out that it could have been worse: Bill Savage could have been in it?

Basically, I was wondering if you could let me know what's been going on while I was away?

Cheers, Pete.

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