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: LOEG: The Tempest
: Leigh S 14 July, 2018, 08:17:00 PM
No one else got this?  I was surprised to find it in FP this afternoon... need a reread of the Black Dossier I think before tackling this
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: Steve Green 14 July, 2018, 09:57:22 PM
I've ordered it, but not turned up yet.
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: The Adventurer 15 July, 2018, 05:14:12 AM
Oh I got it. And I loved it. Great start, great references. So glad its back.
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: Trout 15 July, 2018, 10:49:28 PM
Me too. I enjoyed this a lot, especially the references to British superheroes.
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: sheridan 16 July, 2018, 12:34:44 PM
Out already - better try to remember to look for it tomorrow!
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: Proudhuff 16 July, 2018, 02:46:20 PM
Picked up number one of six, all good stuff and the feeling that all the loose end getting pulled together.
Art, refs and salutes all in there, along with Mr M usual rape references  ::)
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: Apestrife 06 August, 2018, 09:07:06 PM
If anyone is interested here's Jason Nevin's annotations for the first issue http://www.jessnevins.com/annotations/tempestannotations.html

Can't say I recognize half of it, but I still liked it. A charming read. Really feels like Moore is set on finishing up the story.
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: Frank 06 August, 2018, 09:19:34 PM
... Jason Nevin's annotations for the first issue http://www.jessnevins.com/annotations/tempestannotations.html

Thanks, buddy! That's Jess perfect:  https://youtu.be/TLGWQfK-6DY


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: TordelBack 06 August, 2018, 11:03:35 PM
Yeah,  enjoyed it.  Like the way it immediately ties directly into Black Dossier,  the Nemo books and of course Century, comic and text pieces both. No messing around here, Moore's heading straight for the finish line.

The Baxendale piece was good too,  can't believe I didn't know he'd stopped working for the Beano before I ever read it,  always assumed it was his stuff I'd started on.
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: sheridan 06 August, 2018, 11:42:39 PM
If anyone is interested here's Jason Nevin's annotations for the first issue http://www.jessnevins.com/annotations/tempestannotations.html (http://www.jessnevins.com/annotations/tempestannotations.html)

That's quite a read - though too hot for me to stand up and fetch the comic itself from the next room!  Have to re-read the page again when I have issue in front of me.
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: The Adventurer 07 August, 2018, 12:48:39 AM
So many Legion of Super-Hero references packed into page 2. 
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: Trout 08 August, 2018, 03:45:03 PM
Yeah,  enjoyed it.  Like the way it immediately ties directly into Black Dossier,  the Nemo books and of course Century, comic and text pieces both. No messing around here, Moore's heading straight for the finish line.

The Baxendale piece was good too,  can't believe I didn't know he'd stopped working for the Beano before I ever read it,  always assumed it was his stuff I'd started on.

When I started work for DCT in the 90s, his name was spoken only in hushed tones. I remember one editorial veteran saying to me: "He left under a cloud."
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: Andy B 16 January, 2019, 01:43:32 AM
Check out the cover for issue 6. Did Kevin O’Neill design that logo?
 
(http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/covers/loegv4_tempest_6_cover_lg.jpg)k

Not sure what’s going on in this series, but it’s a lot of fun: Moore and O’Neill going crazy with a mash-up of just about any comic style you can think of. Plus, turns out Purdey and Patsy were the same person. Best League book for a long time.
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: Trout 16 January, 2019, 02:40:36 AM
And issue 4 has a single-panel appearance by Nemesis the Warlock!
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: The Adventurer 16 January, 2019, 06:00:24 AM
Check out the cover for issue 6. Did Kevin O’Neill design that logo?
 
(http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/covers/loegv4_tempest_6_cover_lg.jpg)k


Wow! That is super cool, almost... ironic? poetic? that it’s the final League issue and it’s got 2000 AD theming for its cover design.
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: Dark Jimbo 16 January, 2019, 09:23:20 AM
...Well, that is just adorable!
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: 13school 16 January, 2019, 10:40:32 AM
Putting "great news for readers inside" on the cover of the final ever issue is brilliant.
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: Link Prime 16 January, 2019, 11:06:19 AM
Looks great, and I'm kinda remorseful I waited for the collected edition this time.
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: The Amstor Computer 16 January, 2019, 01:34:55 PM
Check out the cover for issue 6. Did Kevin O’Neill design that logo?
 
(http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/covers/loegv4_tempest_6_cover_lg.jpg)k

Not sure what’s going on in this series, but it’s a lot of fun: Moore and O’Neill going crazy with a mash-up of just about any comic style you can think of. Plus, turns out Purdey and Patsy were the same person. Best League book for a long time.

If I remember correctly, Todd Klein has done a lot of the cover design work on the League series and from a previous (brief) chat with him online, this is likely his work (though probably working off detailed designs/cover concepts from Kevin).

It's executed really nicely, much like all of the other cover pastiches through this series. Great stuff!
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: Bolt-01 16 January, 2019, 01:54:06 PM
It really is a lovely bit of design.
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: Proudhuff 16 January, 2019, 02:25:06 PM
When's it in the shops? never saw it in FP today...
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: The Adventurer 16 January, 2019, 02:56:20 PM
When's it in the shops? never saw it in FP today...

The 2010 AD cover? That won't be out for a few months, the latest issue is issue 04 from last week. It looks like this.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1280x1024q90/923/MLEqaN.jpg)
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: Leigh S 16 January, 2019, 04:49:34 PM
Happened to be in London for a gig and issue 4 appeared this morning at the comic shop in Soho - Berwick St?  which I cannot remember the name of - so out today I assume?
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: The Adventurer 16 January, 2019, 06:05:16 PM
It's possible US and UK have different release dates, because Top Shelf publishes it in NA and Knockabout in the UK. But I definitely got it last week.
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: Dandontdare 16 January, 2019, 06:37:52 PM
"Free Space Dinner" - arf  :lol:

Impatiently waiting for the collected edition......
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: Hawkmumbler 16 January, 2019, 06:38:21 PM
Adore that 2000AD send up! Only eclipsed by my delight at the brief return of Les Hommes Mysterieoux!
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: Proudhuff 17 January, 2019, 11:01:35 AM
When's it in the shops? never saw it in FP today...

The 2010 AD cover? That won't be out for a few months, the latest issue is issue 04 from last week. It looks like this.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1280x1024q90/923/MLEqaN.jpg)

doh! never saw that either, back to the shop at lunchtime, thnaks for the heads up!
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: Proudhuff 17 January, 2019, 02:15:25 PM
Yikes! Comic pals in the shop say it never arrived...sob
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: JayzusB.Christ 17 January, 2019, 07:00:06 PM
Love the fact that Kev O'Neill is going so long he's in a position to parody a 70s comic he was a huge part of.
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: JamesC 18 January, 2019, 09:09:58 AM
For UK types wanting to get hold of this - I always buy my copies direct from the Knockabout Ebay shop. I've had issue 4 since Tuesday so it's definitely out.
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: tonyf33 22 February, 2019, 07:40:16 AM
LOEG chat on Episode 1 of the new ComicScene Podcast at http://soundcloud.com/comicscene
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: sheridan 22 February, 2019, 09:16:02 AM
Happened to be in London for a gig and issue 4 appeared this morning at the comic shop in Soho - Berwick St?  which I cannot remember the name of - so out today I assume?


Gosh!  The one towards Seven Dials (Covent Garden) is Orbital and the one on Shaftesbury Avenue is Forbidden Planet.
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: Tjm86 22 February, 2019, 06:27:32 PM
the one on Shaftesbury Avenue is Forbidden Planet.

I'm sure the original post said 'comic shop' ....
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: Jimmy Baker's Assistant 07 December, 2019, 03:28:40 PM
The collected hardback edition of this is now out, and I have just finished it.

No idea if I liked the book or not. The constant genre-flipping obscures the plot and characters to the point where you have to work quite hard to keep track of who people are or what they are doing. Still, there are many fantastic ideas, and of course the art is lovely.

What really comes through is how angry both Moore and O'Neil are about the comics industry. Hardly surprising they have both walked away.