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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 16 April, 2009, 07:49:34 AM »
Quote from: "Daveycandlish"
Clement Freud at 84.

Grandson of Sigmund, brother of Lucien, father of Emma - that's a talented family tree!

Just a Minute will never be the same

Yeah heard this one this morning. Great shame that, always my favourite Just a Minute panelist. Even heard him win once!

Books & Comics / Re: What other stories would make great films
« on: 16 April, 2009, 07:48:00 AM »
Can't believe Flesh hasn't got more than one mention. As discussed elsewhere for me the combination of cowboys and dinosaurs is a sure win.

Having just re-read Firekind I'd like to see that given a go. Not sure all the subtles would survive but with its strong basic core story done well this is a film that could work on many levels.

Other Reviews / Re: Firekind, Kano AND Purgatory
« on: 16 April, 2009, 07:38:09 AM »
Quote from: "IndigoPrime"
The sad thing is, Grice was a really interesting character until Millar turned him into yet another of his muscle-bound indestructible moron villains. Grice bore no relation to the conniver previously seen in Dredd. As for Inferno, it's been a long time since I read it, but I recall it being even worse than Purgatory.

That's a great point Grice was indeed a great character with so much potential. So rather than create something, here at least, Millar took something which was already there and distorted it beyond all recognisation and sense.

Don't worry I have something nice to say about the man in a bit...

Trailers / Re: Cradlegrave
« on: 15 April, 2009, 03:32:17 PM »
Looks like a great strip but how about that trailer huh! Is this the first time 2000ad has done one of these 'animated' trailers? If so great job. If not where have I been missing them?

Other Reviews / Firekind, Kano AND Purgatory
« on: 15 April, 2009, 10:45:27 AM »
Well yesterday the last day before returning to work after 4 days decorating my wife took pity and let me have some good solid reading time. During which I happily (in the most part) read three stories I remembered really loving when I first read them a few years ago. Interesting how re-read (as Devon's Daddy pointed out on a previous thread) can change perspective on stuff, or not as the case may be.

Firstly Firekind, what can I say BRILLANT, just pure unadulterated glorious comics. Not the complex, if enjoyable struggle I remember it being (though this might be due to misprints when it first came out?) but a beautiful intriguing and exciting thrill and possibly the best thing John Smith has written and he's written a lot of great stuff.

Kano was great, better even than I remember and while very different in tone to the earlier Bad Company stories it really added to the whole mythos Milligan created and was a fantastic reworking of the whole old soliders finding it hard to live a normal life after a war. Great stuff.

Then we get to Purgatory...whoops. I often wondered why 2000ad fans don't have a high option of Millar. While I don't think he's the comics great he and his fans seem to think he is some of his stuff is pretty good. Its just ,Silo aside, not in 2000ad. First when I reread his Robohunter that was a rude awaking. Now this. Sensationalist nonsense. Charmless tripe. Unexciting action garbage. The characters are barely one dimensional. The story unoriginal. Grice a character that should be interesting, a concept that should have a lot to explore and story line that should be thrilling and it fails on ever level.

I mean seriously compare the chilling villian in Firekind, who's name I won't attempt here with the prisoner warder in Purgatory, who's name I've already forgotten.

The worst thing about Purgatory is I'm really not looking forward to reading Inferno now which I also remember loving at the time...can it be as bad????

Welcome to the board / All change
« on: 15 April, 2009, 10:14:16 AM »

I've been posting here for a while now and released a wee while ago that you could change your username and have just changed my avatar today and since I'd never introduced myself here thought this was a good time to do so.

My names Colin, formally ctaylor, presently Colin_ynwa, I've gone from Zenith to a chimp with a legionaries helmet on from my short lived self publishing 'company' Simia Comics (one comic produced Ape in a Spacesuit demo issue. Its rubbish but there are copies available for free if anybody has 20 minutes of their life to waste).

My 2000ad story is very similar to so many I'd guess. Collecting on and off since issue 1 (5 when that came out) had a very long spell from issue 432 - 1000ish but then dropped off the face of the 2000ad world (and comics altogether) for the longest time). Was reading comics again when Origins started and so picked up 2000ad on a whim and boy am I glad I did. Being back in the fold has been a blast and I've gone from ideal curiosity to remembering that 2000ad is the best comics out there by a country mile in a very short period of time.

Currently going through a reread of my collection 100 issues at a time cherry picking the stories and reading them in one go, currently on the 800s and so can often be found spouting pearls of wisdom (nonsense!) about stuff I've read in the review section. When I've finished that I'm very much looking forward to heading out on uncharted territory of the 10 years I missed as I have an almost complete collection now and issues 1000 - 1500 I've never read. Can't wait.

Have to say this is by far and away the most pleasent fan web forum I've ever come across and it's a credit to 2000ad fans when you compare it to the rapid forums you find on other 'nerd' websites. Well done you all!

Film & TV / Re: Who to play Dredd
« on: 14 April, 2009, 07:16:10 PM »

Sorry if I hadn't someone else would have.

Events / Re: Watchmen Colourist John Higgins Signing, 18th April, 3pm
« on: 14 April, 2009, 06:54:44 PM »
Now I know that Watchmen is big news but its seems a bit harsh to reduce John Higgins to 'Colourist of Watchmen'. Nowt wrong with being a colourist its just he's done so much more besides.

Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« on: 14 April, 2009, 04:06:25 PM »
Now then there's a character in there somewhere. The grubby brown macked porn fairies who used to gleefully scatter porn in hedges, normally making sure it was slightly out of reach so as to make sure there was a challenge in getting to it. So put out by the easy access of internet porn they go on a rampage of revenge. Sounds like a bad 2000ad story from the 800s. No doubt painted in mud...

...well come on if they could do 'The Clown'!

Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« on: 14 April, 2009, 04:00:38 PM »
Quote from: "The Cosh"
hedge porn.

Now there's a thing. I take it the Internet has made hedge porn a thing of the past? Which is a real shame for todays teenager. I mean were the thrill of the chase if you have porn at you're beck and call? The adrenaline rush of finding a stash, not so damp (from rain before you start!) as to be unusable. The nervous looks over you're shoulder as he venture to get it with out the local dog walkers knowing you're perverted mischief. Then the golden brag at the end of it all.

Arh those were the days. I wonder where people put there unwanted hardcopy these days. If only I'd ever worked out who it was that created that magical delight that was hedge porn I'd ask them.

News / Re: TV series for classic 2000AD characters!
« on: 14 April, 2009, 03:47:50 PM »
Personally like 2000ad in the early days I'd go for a mix done in one's and on going stories. I'm assuming there will be an anthology format to the show? Something in each episode for the newbie and then something to get the hooks into people to keep them coming back for more. Also ongoing stories over a number of weeks would also would leave room for a nice compilation DVD, al la Graphic Novel at a later date.

It really will be interesting to see what actually they have in mind format wise for this?

General / Re: D'Israeli : More Talent Than Should Be Legal?
« on: 14 April, 2009, 03:43:03 PM »
That's looking fantastic. Can't wait to see it in the 'flesh' to see if the reproduction can do it justice.

Events / Re: Bristol Expo 2009
« on: 13 April, 2009, 06:56:34 PM »
Over at The Beat they said that there is a 'waiting list' for returns. So hope isn't extinguished if you still want tickets.

« on: 13 April, 2009, 06:51:56 PM »
Only Middenface could hold a torch against Johnny so

Johnny Alpha it is

Books & Comics / Re: Anyone remember Starblazer comics?
« on: 12 April, 2009, 03:46:23 PM »
Interesting that Grant Morrison's been writing since 1979 I never released that. Might not be worth the effort of digging out, mind has anybody read his Zoids stuff that's meant to be quite good isn't it?

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