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Prog / Re: Prog 2287: Grinders Keepers!
« on: 22 June, 2022, 12:56:02 AM »
Things go wrong in Skip Tracer and I realise in the final frame there’s a big reveal, but I’ve no idea who these people are.

Skip Tracer this is inoffensive without being engaging. I think I know who that is at the end?

I recognise Anime Girl from an earlier story but goodness knows who Pointy Ears is. It says a lot that despite running to so many episodes, Skip Tracer hasn't ever really managed to build a memorable supporting cast, further cementing it's position as a bit of a non-classic.

Skip Tracer well its a decent episode again and I recognise the popstar from the previous story when Skip T was her bodyguard and I kinda get tingles about the other reveal, but nothing springs to mind. This is fine so far.

The lady on the right is Nerin Tan, part of the anti-Consociation Children of Fury resistance group that was introduced in “Louder Than Bombs” (Prog 2111-2122).
The girl on the left is India Sumner, the famous pop star who’s manager was trying to kill so he’d become extremely wealthy.
Both were introduced in “Hyperballad”, that ran in Prog 2200-2209
The “Highness” that they’re referring to is presumably the then-unnamed Crown Princess of San Helios, who was kidnapped by the Consociation in the very first story, “Heavy is the Head”, way back in Prog 2081-2089.

Brink - for years I thought the Mercury Event was actually the disappearance of the planet, which seemed an unbelievable thing to happen, and therefore maybe the space gods actually did exist. We learn this week that it’s actually (just) the habs and other infrastructure in the vicinity of the planet. This makes much more sense, even if it remains unexplained. I can’t believe I was that dumb!

I think we were kinda meant to think that weren't we? I was never sure as it left that element of doubt but it was certainly explicity said as if that (the planet going) was what had happened. I think to leave that massive question about the scale of things we were dealing with. To allow the thought of the elder gods actually existing t creep in.

Don't think it was daft it all. Think it was following the intent of the story and is a great example of the genius of the strip to leave us so befuddle and then strip things away with a simple reveal.

Likewise, thought the “Mercury Event” referred to the destruction of the planet rather than any nearby space station as well.

I ordered the 45th Anniversary Print Bundle (as you do) and so far, I’ve gotten them all apart from this one. So the question remains… Has anyone received theirs yet through the post…?

General / Subscription help - Still no sign of Prog 2283
« on: 07 June, 2022, 02:18:49 PM »
Been waiting more than a week for the issue to turn up, 2284 turned up on the following Tuesday though still no sign of the previous week’s Prog. Tried phoning the subscription helpline, only to find no-one answering and  to be told from an automated message that the inbox is full. I’ve emailed them last week and yet to receive a reply.

What can I do…? Can someone please help me?

News / Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« on: 19 May, 2022, 04:28:09 PM »
It has finally arrived and is even bigger & heavier than I first thought!!!

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 18 May, 2022, 12:43:37 AM »
Actress, screenwriter and director Kay Mellor, known for Fat Friends, The Syndicate, Girlfriends and Band of Gold, has died aged 71.


News / Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« on: 11 May, 2022, 04:30:20 PM »
Please tell me how long you think I should wait for my parcel(s)…?

News / Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« on: 11 May, 2022, 02:09:57 PM »
Still a no-show with the postie. What shall I do…? :(

News / Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« on: 10 May, 2022, 04:49:32 PM »
Still waiting for my copy, hopefully it’ll arrive tomorrow. If not… :(

News / Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« on: 10 May, 2022, 02:52:16 PM »
Has anyone else received their copy yet…?

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 12 April, 2022, 11:58:53 PM »

Books & Comics / Re: Dez Skinn autobiography is now out!
« on: 12 April, 2022, 12:00:37 AM »
Says in the image in the linkie £17.50 (including postage) for part one.
Thank you!

Off Topic / Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
« on: 11 April, 2022, 06:20:13 PM »
Ok, thanks!

Games / Re: Gamebooks
« on: 11 April, 2022, 05:42:33 PM »
Isn't that claim of 59 part of the April Fools bit?

Regardless I'm not sure hardback versions of all 59 is viable - or affordable - although it would be pretty awesome. I'd settle for reprints of the whole set - I only own about half the series and whilst I haven't looked in detail beyond a quick 'can I buy a job lot for the purposes of this thread' query, some of the latter ones look to be pretty hard to obtain now I think. I'd definitely splash out for nicer editions of the best ones though and I do have Assassins of Allansia in hardback (and signed by the man himself!)

Speaking of assassins....

Yet Ian still responded to the April’s Fool stating that they’re hoping for it to happen in time for the 45 Anniversary…

Books & Comics / Re: Dez Skinn autobiography is now out!
« on: 11 April, 2022, 03:34:38 PM »
all the other books I've ordered from Dez have arrived so, yeah, I'd expect it to arrive. Why wouldn't you expect it to arrive?

I've ordered a copy so I'll let you know how long it takes to arrive.

As to whether it's worth it...that's a rather subjective question, again, once I've read it I'm happy to let you know.
How much is it though? £17.50? More?

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