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Books & Comics / Re: Monster Fun
« on: 19 October, 2021, 08:37:10 AM »
As a parent of a youngling, these lines are interesting:

“awesome free subscriber gifts the kids will love”

Given the point about plastic tat in the press release I got, I would hope the free gifts would be meaningful and relatively eco-friendly and also not tat. My kid has so much _stuff_. She doesn’t really need more.

I think the first free gift is a PJ Holden or a Lew Stringer:

He's definitely in the halloween spooktacular (as am I, I think)


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Books & Comics / Re: Monster Fun
« on: 19 October, 2021, 08:35:13 AM »
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Every issue, young readers will laugh out loud all new adventures from familiar faces such as Sweeny Toddler, Frankie Stein, The Leopard from Lime Street, and Draculass, while new stories like Tokoloshe, Hell’s Angel and Scare Salon will quickly become firm favourites thanks to breakout talents like Juni Ba (Monkey Meat), Robin Etherington (one half of the Etherington Brothers (How to Think When You Draw, the world’s most successful crowd-funded art and writing tutorial series), Matt Baxter (The Phoenix), and kids’ comics legends like Tom Paterson (The Beano).


Sweeny and the Leopard from Lime Street?  Brilliant!

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 19 October, 2021, 08:20:04 AM »
The 45th anniversary prog (2270) coming Feb next year and details related to a special Dredd story:

https://2000ad.com/news/john-wagner-returns-to-judge-dredd-for-45th-anniversary-with-the-citadel/

Judge Dredd: The Citadel - 128 pages, paperback, July 2022 (ISBN: 9781786185686)

That third page seems to show Dredd shooting at Sov Judges with a Mk 3 Lawgiver.  It looks too chunky to be a slender, of-the-era Mk 1. Maybe it's a training sim rather than a flashback at this point?

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General / Re: Steve Parkhouse on 'Mad'
« on: 27 September, 2021, 05:11:33 PM »
Both covers are based on the film poster for "The Sting",

Yes, that's the point of the original MAD parody - substituting Redford and Newman for Nixon etc.  Possibly the UK cover is going for a Newman/Neuman reference.

which in turn is modelled after the illustrations which appeared on front of The Saturday Evening Post in the 1920s, which have also inspired covers for other publications...

I almost referred to Norman Mingo as the Norman Rockwell of MAD in my previous post!

But regardless, the point I was making is that there's a world of difference in the level of skill exhibited by the US cover vs the UK cover.

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General / Re: Steve Parkhouse on 'Mad'
« on: 07 September, 2021, 02:51:47 PM »
That cover for UK MAD 155 is interesting.  Why redo what had already been done (and, let's face it, could anyone do better than Norman Mingo)?  Watergate was well-known enough for the original 'Nixon' cover to understood, so I can only think it is down to timing.  I can't find a publication date for UK issue 155.  I'm assuming it was done later and replaces some other cover rather than the December 1974 US cover shown here.



The US cover is by Norman Mingo.  Mingo was an outstanding artist who started doing covers for MAD at aged 60, continuing up until he died in 1980.  His first job for MAD was to create the definitive portrait of Alfred E Neuman.  He was praised by the other artists for his ability to produce perfect 'cookie cutter' Alfreds every time.

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Announcements / Leading the Rebellion - coming August 2022
« on: 07 September, 2021, 02:12:29 PM »
Leading the Rebellion: Questing to Succeed in Work and Life by Jason Kingsley & Boris Starling - Hardback, 320 pages, 4th August 2022.



In Leading the Rebellion: Questing to Succeed in Work and Life tech CEO, pop-culture entrepreneur and YouTube sensation Jason Kingsley reveals how he uses The Code of Chivalry as a guide to work, life and happiness. This unique business and lifestyle book will allow the reader to delve into the personal and work philosophies of a self-made millionaire.

A fascinating look into the business and lifestyle philosophy of Jason Kingsley OBE, CEO of Rebellion. Rebellion is one of the world's most successful independent games developers and also a film and TV production company and publisher. Combining his love of Medieval History and success in business, this unique book will give insight into a modern interpretation of the Knightly Code of Chivalry, in a motivational and aspirational take on how to live life to the fullest.

Each chapter will focus on one main chivalric theme, and how it has influenced his philosophy, helped equip him with personal tools to succeed, and how it has maximised his work-life balance. The book will also provide insight into his love for the medieval period and how this complements his professional life.

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 07 September, 2021, 02:11:26 PM »
Leading the Rebellion: Questing to Succeed in Work and Life by Jason Kingsley & Boris Starling - Hardback, 320 pages, 4th August 2022.



In Leading the Rebellion: Questing to Succeed in Work and Life tech CEO, pop-culture entrepreneur and YouTube sensation Jason Kingsley reveals how he uses The Code of Chivalry as a guide to work, life and happiness. This unique business and lifestyle book will allow the reader to delve into the personal and work philosophies of a self-made millionaire.

A fascinating look into the business and lifestyle philosophy of Jason Kingsley OBE, CEO of Rebellion. Rebellion is one of the world's most successful independent games developers and also a film and TV production company and publisher. Combining his love of Medieval History and success in business, this unique book will give insight into a modern interpretation of the Knightly Code of Chivalry, in a motivational and aspirational take on how to live life to the fullest.

Each chapter will focus on one main chivalric theme, and how it has influenced his philosophy, helped equip him with personal tools to succeed, and how it has maximised his work-life balance. The book will also provide insight into his love for the medieval period and how this complements his professional life.

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« on: 27 August, 2021, 11:44:54 AM »
Does not look like Kleggs next prog but Weston is on art and script duties for Dredd



It looks like that construction worker guy is another Stan Lee cameo.

'Nuff said.

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 25 August, 2021, 04:40:06 AM »
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 39 - Paperback, 304 pages, 28th April 2022

In the nightmare metropolis of the future he is judge, jury and executioner - he is Judge Dredd!

The best-selling Complete Case Files series continues with Judge Dredd taking on terrorist organistions, hunting down PJ Maybe who has taken on a new disguise, and Pat mills returns with Blood of Satanus II: Dark Matters.

Drawn by a roster of the greatest artists working on Judge Dredd in the 21st Century - Chris Weston (The Filth), Cam Kennedy (Star Wars), Henry Flint (Zombo) ,and Ian Gibson (Halo Jones) - the Judge Dredd Case Files series has sold over half a million copies.

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 25 August, 2021, 04:39:46 AM »
Proteus Vex: Another Dawn - Paperback, 122 pages, 14th April 2022

For fourteen brutal centuries, the Imperium Ascendant and the Obdurate have clashed in an intergalactic war that spanned planets and peoples. Then the war – and the Obdurate – came to a dramatic end. Now, the galaxies are picking up the pieces. In the midst of this sprawling, dazzling system of galaxies, is Proteus Vex, ex-soldier for the Imperium Ascendant turned super-agent. He’s fast, brutal, and he always gets his prey. But when he is sent to find his former superior officer, Vex finds himself caught up in a deadly conspiracy.

Hit comics team Michael Carroll (The New Heroes, Judge Dredd), Henry Flint (Judge Dredd, Zombo) and Jake Lynch (Judge Dredd) bring you a mind-expanding, colourful story that will plunge you into a series of strange new worlds.

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 25 August, 2021, 04:39:24 AM »
House of Dolmann - Paperback, 144 pages, 14th April 2022

Genius creator and expert ventriloquist, Eric Dolmann has created a small army of robotic puppets to help the forces of law and order fight back against crime. Whatever the situation, Dolman has a mechanical warrior perfectly suited to get the job done! From the safety of his flying ‘Dolmobile’, he directs Raider, Elasto, Mole, Togo and Giggler into action! Occasionally they will question his judgement and bicker amongst one another – even though they aren’t capable of independent thought!

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 25 August, 2021, 04:39:03 AM »
Birdman and Chicken: The Krazy Crusaders - Paperback, 192 pages, 3rd March 2022

To the outside world, Dick Lane and Chic Dodds look like two average, law-abiding citizens. However, they lead an amazing double life - for when fiendish finks and vile villains step over the line, Dick and Chic strike back as the crime-fighting duo, Birdman and Chicken!

Cowled, caped and equipped with a vast array of crime-busting gadgets, Birdman and Chicken fight back against the likes of The Giggler, Sourpuss, The Puzzler and Father Time – and sometimes they win!

A rib-tickling parody of the 1966 Batman television series, Trevor Metcalfe’s super-series was a highlight of Krazy comic every week and is finally collected here for the first time.

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 25 August, 2021, 04:38:48 AM »
The Ugly Game: A Rocky of the Rovers Novel - Paperback, 288 pages, 24th February 2022

The newly formed Melchester Women’s team are going from strength to strength in their first full season of professional football, lead by the tenacious Rocky Race. But behind the scenes, the morale of the club is low.

After a shocking incident in a men's European game, and the recent Race family tragedy, Rocky, her brother Roy, and the whole club is struggling to deal with the aftermath. What’s more, there’s even talk of sending her out on loan!

 Can she maintain her match-winning performances? How is she supposed to deal with everything that’s happened? And just where does her footballing future lie?

Find out in The Ugly Game, the exciting second book of the season!

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 25 August, 2021, 04:38:28 AM »
The Spider: Crime Unlimited - Hardback(?), 256 pages, 3rd February 2022

The Spider is the uncrowned king of the New York underworld, so elusive to the police that he even manages to taunt the Police Commissioner at his retirement party. But Professor Aldo Cummings, a famous but ill-tempered scientist, determined to stop the schemes of the Spider once and for all, invents a ray-machine which will eliminate the evil from a person's personality. But a tragic miscalculation will turn Professor Cummings into the Professor of Power, and he will seek a more direct confrontation with the Spider.

The first collection of the Spider stories originally published as part of the Picture Library series, these long-lost and fast-paced pulp adventure stories have never been reprinted before, written by Jerry Siegel and Donne Avenell.

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Announcements / The Spider: Crime Unlimited - coming February 2022
« on: 25 August, 2021, 04:36:17 AM »
The Spider: Crime Unlimited - Hardback, 256 pages, 3rd February 2022

The Spider is the uncrowned king of the New York underworld, so elusive to the police that he even manages to taunt the Police Commissioner at his retirement party. But Professor Aldo Cummings, a famous but ill-tempered scientist, determined to stop the schemes of the Spider once and for all, invents a ray-machine which will eliminate the evil from a person's personality. But a tragic miscalculation will turn Professor Cummings into the Professor of Power, and he will seek a more direct confrontation with the Spider.

The first collection of the Spider stories originally published as part of the Picture Library series, these long-lost and fast-paced pulp adventure stories have never been reprinted before[/u], written by Jerry Siegel and Donne Avenell.

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