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General / No Title
« on: 28 January, 2002, 08:39:00 PM »
Just had a thought. In Martin Barker's 'Action' book he shows examples of the bromide copies taken of story artwork prior to its being censored for publication. Does anything similar exist, for example, of Kevin O'Neil's early Nemesis artwork? Or of any other artist's work prior to its being censored? And what of the writers? Unpublished scripts are of some curiosity value. Rufus's adaptation of Jack Adrian's unused 'Courtroom' script on Logan's web site was fascinating.

Website and Forum / word of the sword people
« on: 28 January, 2002, 08:05:52 PM »
yo!  I just reread the "Calfvin and Hobbes" Dredd send-up (in prog 1226 or thereabouts) and it was excellent.  I too live in Japan and had the pain of not getting an action figure, although the postcards were very nice.  
   Hey do any other iMac owners out there have problems looking up old progs on this site?  Recently I get "error no 3" every time I try to rate old progs.  It's driving me nuts for the following reasons:
(a) I feel compelled to pass judgement on every prog I own
(b) it must be something about my computer because the website works fine when I use other peoples' computers
(c) it must be something about this website because no other site has this effect on my computer.

yours unfocussedly,


General / Dust off your anorak, simp!
« on: 28 January, 2002, 01:34:14 AM »
Here's a little something to pass the time. How many 2000 AD stories, excluding Dredd spin-offs, exist as part of the Dredd universe? Personally, I can think of at least ten.

General / New Dredd film franchise
« on: 21 January, 2002, 10:02:37 PM »
Morris Ruskin, co-partner at Shoreline Entertainment, considers Dredd a superhero. Discuss.

Other Reviews / Storming Heaven
« on: 21 January, 2002, 11:37:10 AM »
That Storming Heaven sort of sucks.  The art is trippy but there`s no focus for the story.  It may redeem itself later, but I doubt it.

General / Re: current Dredd chronology
« on: 18 January, 2002, 11:52:27 PM »
If I remember correctly, 'The A to Z of Dredd' cited Clarence Goodman as being the second Chief Judge of Mega-City One, contradicting the Dredd RPG which cited Solomon as such.

Which version is correct and what other changes have been made / dropped since?

Suggestions / Voting voting and more snecking voting
« on: 20 December, 2001, 02:53:57 PM »
............as Durham Red would say.  I`m voting like the Dickens, slowed down only by the number of hours in a day and my computer`s tendency to crash everytime I try to vote for the Megazine`s stories.
 But I can`t vote for what I haven`t read.  If the readable online stories rotated more often I`d vote even more.

yours addictively,

Floyd Kermode

Suggestions / plot suggestion and worst thrills redux
« on: 06 December, 2001, 01:46:49 PM »
I don't know why,  but people say "redux" as a pretentious way of announcing a sequel.  Like Apocalypse Now Redux and (in Japan) Austin Powers Redux.
    I reckon that Chief Judge's Man will eventually mount some kind of attack on Hershey and/or Dredd with the aid of Judge Edgar, who I noticed hovering balefully in the background the last time he appeared.  It would be cool - as would leaving it because one thing distinguishes 2000Ad from the American comics I read as a kid is it's willingness to have incomplete and unhappy endings.
 As for worst thrills - no one seems to have mentioned Pussyfoot 5 - the worst I've read so far.

yours ravaged by cold,

Floyd Kermode

General / giving it away to keep 2
« on: 26 November, 2001, 05:13:54 AM »
Some very good points have been made in response to my last message, especially about on-line comics, but I think I didn't get the point across.  My suggestion was that subscribers be given a voucher enabling them to send a free copy of the next prog to a friend (or enemy).  
  The Spectator does this.  Each issue comes with a voucher headed "don't pass it on" with my subscriber number and space for two people's addresses.  If I mail or fax this to the magazine, they send a freebie to the people I've nominated.  So far two people I know have taken out subscriptions because of this.  
 Unlike with online issues, the virtue of this scheme is that it would reach people who are unaware of the 2000AD's existence, and hence unlikely to look it up on the net.  Also the people getting the free progs are more likely to be interested, being friends of the subscriber.

O well, that's it for now.

Suggestions / Re: Giving it away to keep it
« on: 22 November, 2001, 08:14:01 PM »
Don't know where the title slogan comes from, but it's the theme of my brilliant suggestion.  I think 2000AD and the Megazine should send out a form with each prog, entitling the subscriber to send the next issue as a gift to someone.  An English magazine I read does this and it's quite addictive giving copies of something you like reading to people you like, all fro the price of posting the form or mailing it to the magazine.
   It would of course cost a fortune, but I think it would pay it's way in new subcscriptions.  Anyway, this is mainly for any droids listening in.



General / Megazine Reprints
« on: 13 November, 2001, 11:22:59 AM »
JUst quickly, I`d love to see the Megazine publish reprints of Viz comics` Ranma 1/2 strip.  It would be totally incongrous and hence brilliant.
    Failing that more daily star or preacher would be cool

yours hastily,


Help! / help and hello Fraston
« on: 08 November, 2001, 10:40:23 PM »
Floyd Kermode here, the man who can't type his name properly.
 Hey, everytime I try to read a message I get Tharg's face and his long blue contents page thing over it.  I have to copy the message to somewhere else on my computer to read it.  This is a pain in the clacker.
  Fraston asked "how easy is it for a brit to survive speaking only english out there?" There being Japan.    Strictly speaking I wouldn't know, since I'm Australian, not British (my reading tastes are anglophile; Private Eye, the Spectator, Guardian Weekly, London Review of Books, 2000 AD and Megazine).  But, as long as you've got a degree of any kind and don't mind teaching English, it's a breeze!  There's a roughly three month period of getting used to things and after that you can stay here for eternity not speaking any Japanese.


ps I haven't seen the potato thing!  I've only got prog 1266

General / Latest Prog
« on: 08 November, 2001, 07:55:13 PM »
Giday everyone, it's Floyd Kermode here with a quick message.  It's really me, I just made a mistake typing my name in!  I do live in Japan and I'm not really called Bishop.
   I live in a small town called Warabi which has the dubious distinction of being Japan's most crowded town.  There are a lot of small time Yakuza and hostess bars here and the horizone looks very Megacity One-ish.  
    Liked the latest prog mostly.  Isn't it great to see Anderson and SInister/Dexter back again?

yours actually,


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