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Messages - CalHab

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 22 September, 2021, 03:06:18 PM »
I never especially liked his Batman films from the outset.  I can't take Batman as seriously as the films wanted me to - the concept of the character is too silly for me.  That might be why I like the Lego Batman movie and Batman Returns as much as I do.

Lego Batman and 1989 Batman are high water marks for the Caped Crusader on screen, and both embrace the absurdity.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 22 September, 2021, 02:08:17 PM »
Disclaimer: I haven't watched Dunkirk.

I find him an interesting director, but he only has two films that have engaged me on an emotional level: Memento and The Prestige. It's hard to see past the artifice in the rest of his work, as you outline above.

His Batman films have aged particularly poorly, I think

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Other Reviews / Re: Dredd: The Complete Case Files
« on: 22 September, 2021, 01:46:23 PM »
... it's only when a change o fart happens that I can even tell when one story has stopped and a new one has started...

Best typo ever?

Is that when a run-of-the-mill ripper suddenly alters in nature, necessitating a rapid trip to the toilet?

Sorry, got a bit Roger's Profanisaurus there.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 22 September, 2021, 01:39:42 PM »
Funnily enough, that film came up in an interview with Iggy Pop last week:
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/sep/17/iggy-pop-on-finding-new-music-at-my-age-it-helps-to-remain-curious

He seems to view it as some kind of personal nadir.

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General / Re: Who Are The Creators?
« on: 22 September, 2021, 01:37:41 PM »
Without wanting to be harsh, I suppose that's similar to the situation someone like John Smith finds himself in. Editors no longer have the time to chase creators who struggle to meet deadlines or to organise alternative content if they're late. Even if, as readers, we might wish they did.

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News / Re: Henry Flint's new 2000AD Project
« on: 21 September, 2021, 03:38:06 PM »
If McMahon can be a favourite on Sonic the Comic, I think Flint could be a favourite on Monster Fun.

Didn't the Elson droid do a run on Sonic, too…?

I think so. I seem to remember there was a Thrillcast interview with him about it? Or possibly with Richard Burton?

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News / Re: Henry Flint's new 2000AD Project
« on: 21 September, 2021, 03:05:53 PM »
If McMahon can be a favourite on Sonic the Comic, I think Flint could be a favourite on Monster Fun.

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Books & Comics / Re: Monster Fun
« on: 20 September, 2021, 03:50:30 PM »
The past year and various stints of home schooling has kept our printer busier than it has ever been.

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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 20 September, 2021, 02:12:34 PM »
Yes, that was pretty much my assessment as well. It was good by IDW Dredd standards, mediocre by prog standards.

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Books & Comics / Re: Monster Fun
« on: 20 September, 2021, 01:23:06 PM »
I don't know what its like nationally, but Beano distribution in my area was so patchy and unreliable that I had to go down the subscription route.

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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 20 September, 2021, 01:17:45 PM »
What did you think of his Dredd series?

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News / Re: Pat Mills Joe Pineapples series
« on: 20 September, 2021, 01:15:16 PM »
I'm not being funny, but what does Bisley do these days? His comic output has been negligible for a long time. Is he mostly doing commissions or working in a different sector like games?

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This bit confused me:
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In one of those odd Marvel behind-the-scenes specials on the Disney Channel, we saw long time comics scribe Dan Slott absolutely humiliated on camera by his editor, whose name I believe is Anonymous Nobody (I’m not willing to rewatch the thing in order to get the fellow’s name).

I watched that programme and all I saw was some (slightly inept) attempts at humour. It wasn't particularly funny, but it seemed reasonably good natured. I'm not sure why Bill Willingham is getting offended on Dan Slott's behalf here.

I have no idea whether Dan Slott treat fans badly, as Willingham claims, but he seems to pick up a disproportionate amount of abuse from eejits. Nothing compared to what women who have the audacity to work in comics get, however....

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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 20 September, 2021, 12:40:30 PM »
Mark Russell definitely has a certain voice, but his current "Fantastic Four: Life Story" feels like a different direction for him.

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Books & Comics / Re: Monster Fun
« on: 20 September, 2021, 12:37:21 PM »
Great news! The key to this is distribution, I think. If it gets into supermarkets etc then hopefully it'll find an appreciative audience.

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