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News / How we made 2000AD - Guardian
« on: 09 December, 2015, 08:21:49 PM »
It seems to be just a paraphrasing of what they say in the documentary. And it makes for strange, truncated reading.

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Film & TV / Re: The Man In The High Castle
« on: 29 November, 2015, 10:21:29 AM »
actually its really good. they released the whole thing all at once a la netflix, and i binged it over three days. its really really good.it has its moments where it feels little contrived, or the fx are a little obvious, but i loved it.

its produced by Ridley Scott, and developed by one of the lead writers of the x files, has a few directors from battlestar galactica and rufus sewell is amazing as obergruppenfuhrer smith.

Film & TV / Re: The gentle art of movie reviewing…
« on: 27 July, 2015, 02:24:24 AM »
Well I loved that! His rant is actually very insightful and he has a great way with sweary words. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of it. Hilarious


First Dredd was during Oz, and chopper was in the middle of the black Atlantic being served bosuns broth - and Dredd didn't appear in it at all. I knew who he was because of I Am The Law by Anthrax, and a friend had a few annuals that I'd never read.

I agree that America is a bad place to start. I remember being bowled over by the art and the violence, but I found the love story just a bit ... Cheesy. I recently got the mega collection copy of it, and I'm still not totally sold on it.

My vote goes to CF5. Or the Pit.


Classifieds / Re: 2000ad graphic novels
« on: 13 July, 2015, 01:24:13 AM »
Where's that, Zen? I always get confused...

Film & TV / Re: Ash Vs. Evil Dead (TV Series)
« on: 01 July, 2015, 09:41:59 PM »
Yay yay!

Off Topic / Re: Lame Claims to Fame
« on: 30 June, 2015, 07:17:43 AM »
I lived in London for a year back in 96 and had really expected to bump into celebs all the time in the city centre.  Closest I got? A drunk Wayne Sleep smiled at me in a deserted street.

Met Mark knopfler in Dublin and in my silly (drunk) excitement I both hugged and kissed him.

Had a pint with Donal Lunny.

The Culloden is a swanky hotel just outside belfast and my whole family went there for a meal for my mums birthday about 10 years ago. The whole of Travis were staying there that night after their belfast gig and I got asked where the toilets were by the bass player.

And I had a wee beside someone called Dan Donovan, who I think was a Christian Rock singer.

My brothers best mate in school ended up being the sound engineer on a Corrs album. Poor guy.


Film & TV / Re: Hannibal: TV series
« on: 23 June, 2015, 12:02:07 AM »
Gutted - but yeah, it's seems hannibals goose is cooked. They would have had difficulty getting the rights to silence of the lambs anyway I reckon, so season 4 would've had to draw blood from another vein.

General / Re: Arthur Ranson
« on: 22 June, 2015, 11:51:47 PM »
His favourite Anderson page? Or one he is most proud of?

Does he prefer comics in b&w or colour?


Books & Comics / Re: You've read Rising Stars, right?
« on: 20 June, 2015, 11:25:31 AM »
I read it as TPB's as they were released and this intensified the epic feel of the story - which it is, as it spans the lifetime of its superheroes. The dynamics of the relationships between all the main characters works very well, giving you a real sense of cameraderie or enmity where appropriate.  The superheroes all have specific powers - mind reading, clairvoyance, flying, etc - and these powers are particular to only certain individuals. So they have strengths and vulnerabilities which adds to the dramatic tension. And because these guys all grow up together it actually feels at times more like a family drama than a superhero comic.

Lastly I thought JMS's writing throughout was great. Not the words per se (anyone who's watched an ep of B5 knows his dialogue can be woeful, although thankfully not so prevalent here) but the plotting, the twists and turns, and the motivations of each character, all makes sense within its own world. There are some genuine hairs on the back of your neck moments too, like when you realise what's really going on with the girl With no powers at all, or the scene where poet enters another superheroes dream by using a a clairvoyant and a dream walker

And if you want to know why I love JMS - watch B5 seasons 1-4. Simultaneously awful (zero budget, dodgy sfx, ropey dialogue) and awesome (Babylon squared, the coming of shadows, the shadow of z'ha'dum, the list goes on).


Books & Comics / Re: Saga
« on: 20 June, 2015, 02:28:47 AM »
Thank god you spoilered that. I've only read the first 3 TPB's but I have the fourth on my bedside table to read as soon as my children grow up and leave home  ;)

I'm disappointed to hear it's losing its edge, as it is simply my favourite thing in comics at the minute. But tbh if it's always drawn by fifi staples (as I like to call her) then I'm on board to the end. What a talent.


Books & Comics / You've read Rising Stars, right?
« on: 20 June, 2015, 02:24:20 AM »
ive just posted in the Crisis thread and it reminded, via New Statesman, of Joe Straczynski's Rising Stars. Simply the best superhero story of them all. Thing is, I'm not sure anyone else read it. As far as I'm concerned its better than anything DC ever did, and is up there with watchmen, or Zenith, or whichever you care to name.

Just sayin
Dave  :D

I bought crisis the whole way through its entire run. Every issue. There was not one story in it I liked. Ever.  Troubled Souls felt to me that it was written by a school kid trying too hard - and if I'd known then that it actually was, then I might have tried my own hand at writing. But I thought everyone who was writing in Crisis were in their thirties or forties and had had to earn their stripes first! Oops. Third World War left me totally cold, and new statesman (as previously pointed out) was almost shamelessly derivative.

I do however recall the new adventures of hitler, and the scene with the moustache. The strip didn't engage me but that one page was chilling.

I sold all my copies of Crisis a few years back, and yet I've always regretted it. I guess despite hating it, I love it a little too. Weird.

On a Garth Ennis note, I found Crossed to be one of the most disturbing and sickening things I've ever read. It was chilling. And whilst I can't say I love it - because it was so fucked up - it was amazing. It made me totally rethink my dislike for all things Ennis.


General / Re: Dredd film compared to Mad Max Fury road
« on: 19 May, 2015, 10:36:46 PM »
Who was involved in mmfr?

Film & TV / Re: SENSE8 - Netflix original series
« on: 08 May, 2015, 11:44:49 PM »
That's a great concept
I'll be checking it out

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