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General / Re: Class of '79
« on: 13 January, 2022, 01:44:44 PM »
I think either Hunt or Wagner was killed in prog 40 or 41, but I'm not at home so I can't check.

News / Re: Battle Action returns as original graphic novel.
« on: 10 January, 2022, 08:00:19 PM »
His original run on Dredd was quite varied. There are some truly horrible stories like Muzak Killer Live and A Man Called Greener. But he also did Raider, which I like very much (and so did Karl Urban), and Justice One, and Twilight's Last Gleaming. And he was much better than everyone who came next until Wagner came back.

General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 10 January, 2022, 07:50:44 PM »
I got 2262 on time, and 2264 arrived today, but I don't have 2263.

Announcements / Re: Twenty Years of Mightiness!
« on: 09 January, 2022, 07:01:14 PM »
And he's about to reach his 1,000th prog.

News / Re: Battle Action returns as original graphic novel.
« on: 09 January, 2022, 06:59:39 PM »
Sadly also suggests the idea of a hardcover is also out the picture.

He doesn't say that, and the article clearly states more than once that this is a hardcover.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 09 January, 2022, 12:37:52 AM »
I've just come back from watching Ghostbusters: Afterlife, thought it was good. Very slow at the beginning, but it picks up in the second half, and the ending is brilliantly done. Finally the sequel the original deserved.

(There are extra scenes during and after the end credits, so stay for those.)

Announcements / Re: Twenty Years of Mightiness!
« on: 08 January, 2022, 03:34:05 PM »
Karl Stock should interview him.

Games / Re: Gamebooks
« on: 08 January, 2022, 01:26:51 AM »
Sorcery! was fantastic. Probably the best of FF.

Film & TV / Re: What The Flux?
« on: 07 January, 2022, 01:20:36 AM »

I would like this printed on a t-shirt, or tattooed on my face.

Games / Re: Gamebooks
« on: 07 January, 2022, 01:03:19 AM »
Between this and Citadel there's been some superb artwork that's not the sort of thing you'd normally see in a child's book - not gory, but so imaginative and grotesque and just downright odd - fantastic stuff.

Jackson and Livingstone fought to make sure they got to pick the artwork - resulting in it being in line with the Games Workshop / White Dwarf / Citadel style.  Compare and contrast with any other children's books of the era, or even TSR / Dungeons and Dragons / Dragon magazine of the time.

The art in the original editions of these books is usually fantastic. Disappointingly, Scholastic Books have substituted childish cartoony illustrations by some other artist, which I think is a real shame.

Books & Comics / Re: What did Santa bring you?
« on: 30 December, 2021, 12:14:07 AM »
I bought my sister cashmere gloves for £35. In return she got me a box of Liquorice Allsorts, not even Bassett's, and practically inedible, for probably £3 or something, and some beef jerky. Fffff.....

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 30 December, 2021, 12:09:51 AM »
That would have required an unfeasibly big volume, but perhaps they'll do a second volume if the first does well enough.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 26 December, 2021, 12:24:34 AM »
Also - isn't it (John) Wagner who keeps naming their characters John, Johnny, Joe or some variant?
The name Joe first appeared in Pat's The Return of Rico.

But I think GordonR and JBC have hit the nail on the head here. Pat never wrote Dredd as a bad guy in the 70s.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 23 December, 2021, 09:14:55 PM »
from Barney:

The Golden Mile (2000AD Yearbook 1993) 6 pages
Reprinted as Ring My Bell

Actually it was titled Ring My Bell in its original publication, that's the title that appears on the Yearbook's contents page. "The Golden Mile" was wrongly identified as the title because those are the words which appear in bold type in the narration box in the first panel. Several stories on Barney are erroneously attributed titles in this way.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 22 December, 2021, 12:20:14 PM »
In Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! 2000AD and Judge Dredd: The Secret History, page 112, Pat says he chose the name Joe based on his old school, St Joseph's College, where he had a scary teacher who he based his own Dredd stories on.

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