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Suggestions / Could we have a Judge Anderson Special?
« on: 06 June, 2018, 05:17:20 PM »
It could be quite a nice opportunity to invite back as many of Anderson's artists to tell a new story or contribute a pin-up.

I can imagine it being quite commercial if it had a Bolland cover.

Dredd got his first special in 1988, so maybe it's time?

Help! / Have I missed any 1st appearances by notable artists/writers?
« on: 07 April, 2018, 06:50:45 PM »
Hi guys
I'm trying to get signatures in order of appearance in the prog.
So far I've got the signatures of (almost) everyone on the convention circuit who contributed to progs 1 - 26

But to your knowledge is there anyone else missing from 1st appearances in the first 600 progs

So far on my list to get is...

2 Gerry Finley Day
11 Brian Bolland
14 Ian Gibson Dredd

25 John Higgins
33 Brendan McCarthy / Brett Ewins
101 Alan Grant Futureshock
104 Ron Smith
142 Cam Kennedy VCs
170 Alan Moore
189 Steve Dillion
257 Bryan Talbot
287 Alan Davis / Harry Rock
362 Cliff Robinson
372 Mike Collins Futureshock + Mark Famer
410 Glenn Fabry Slaine Time Killers
555 Bisley ABC Warriors
651 David Hine Dredd Pin up
873 Clint Langley Dinosty

Anyone else? There's some I've left off as I just don't think they do the rounds i.e. Angie Kincaid but I'd take your advice if you think that's not the case

Film & TV / Black Panther - Please add your review
« on: 14 February, 2018, 09:14:56 AM »
Hi guys

I saw this last night and it is really good to see a full Black cast celebrating African/Wakandan heritage. The cast is stellar and the script poses some interesting challenges about slavery, refugees and at what point you are responsible for your fellow man.

But I've got to say the second half is very formulaic with a final reel that isn't unlike Phantom Menace ("Now this is pod racing") with a Gungan like battle. And Black Panther battles another Black Panther in an identical costume (a plot last seen in Iron Man1, Iron Man2, Ant Man, Incredible Hulk)

Go see but measure your expectations - please add your reviews - happy to be talked into seeing it again.

Suggestions / Dredd: Helter Skelter REDUX
« on: 31 January, 2018, 05:37:49 PM »
Hi guys

I know 2000AD has never really had an all Universes cross-over and Helter Skelter had a difficult production process as Ezquerra's house was falling down.

So I'd like a new expanded edition with new pages seamlessly bridging as many 2000AD worlds and stories as possible. Garth has always expressed a love of the character so might write some more pages.

Other Reviews / Steve Dillon Memorial Charity Sketchbook
« on: 06 November, 2017, 11:52:59 AM »
Hi guys

Less of a review, more of a recommendation.

This book arrived today. It's on really nice stock paper and b&w with a lovely Tula Lotay colour image on the inside back cover. All the artists make a real effort and the Garth Ennis introduction is very touching.

100% goes to The Hero Initiative and there's no postage charge, so why not buy a remaining copy today.

Other Reviews / Scream & Misty - All new stories inside
« on: 14 October, 2017, 03:12:31 PM »
Arrived today and it’s absolutely packed.

There’s a very affectionate feel here with Editorial pages, Horoscopes and even a Spot the Difference.

Standouts for me were Deathman the Gathering (Henry Flint) with a great final team-up panel with some familiar faces and The Return of the Sentinels (Ben Willsher) which felt very much like a modern Dr Who type tale.

13th Floor didn’t work for me getting John Stokes to do the ‘real world’ and Frazer Irving to do ‘Max’s’ world but it was an interesting attempt to bring a new storytelling device. I love Ortiz and I get what they were attempting.

It’s a really good package. I misremembered paying 5.99 and it’s not, it’s only 3.99 so really good value and quite bold in terms of innovating. Includes house ads for Ant Wars, MACH1, Future Shocks, Dracula Files, Misty 2 (Sentinels) and Dracula File.  13th Floor gets a whole page to itself. Includes helpful bios on obscure characters.

Not wanting to do more than have a bit of fun.

This might be Halo, but its not my Halo.

Anyone else got a favourite misinterpretation of a character?

Hi guys

I know these issues are a bit out of love in the era of lovely Hachette books
but I need 29, 39 & 40

To swap I've got 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87 & 88, 93, 94, 95

Issue 94 has the funky huge Dave Gibbons glossy poster still in it. Happy to swap - let me know what you've got.

or maybe as a premium subscription for £1 a month more
(where did I get the idea of premium subscriptions from?)

Creative Common / Project "Bind all the bog paper Progs" is done
« on: 14 September, 2017, 08:30:11 PM »
Finally got back the last four books and a book case today.

I've now got 1 - 519 in bound volumes thanks to Chiefy2shoes (for inspiration) and Hollingsworth & Moss bookbinders (for perspiration)

But no more, ever. (Maybe not never. I do like the Meg vol 1!)

Really would recommend the binders and also iPost as a cheap method to get them there.

News / Millarworld buys Netflix - correction
« on: 07 September, 2017, 04:11:35 PM »
In a correction to a previously reported story, Scotland author Mark Millar has in fact bought the online broadcaster for an undisclosed sum.

In a clarification interview Mark explained "It all got very confusing. I brought suitcases full of cash, so did the lawyers from Netflix and each of us thought we were buying the other one out".

An otherwise uncharacteristically tight-lipped Millar would initially not give away his plans for the company. However after downing two bottles of Whiskey and an Irn Bru Soda Stream concentrate, he shouted 'RED RAZORS the MOVIE meets BIG DAVE'.

(mods please delete this cheap joke at your leisure)

Help! / Anyone got contact details for Gerry Finley Day?
« on: 30 August, 2017, 07:42:02 PM »
I wanted to send him something to sign.
I vaguely remember his son on twitter.
Anyone got anything?


23rd Aug 6 - 7PM

They mention a free poster - hopefully this will be Boo's spine artwork as I cant imagine he'll really be signing the Horned God.

Be really cool to see his spine artwork in all its glory - I love a good 2000ad 'cast' picture.

Suggestions / Can we have an official print of this?
« on: 23 July, 2017, 05:15:35 PM »
Any chance for ICE Birmingham where Fabry is appearing?

General / I think back issue Prog prices have gone up
« on: 22 July, 2017, 07:02:55 PM »
Just an observations but I think the 40th Anniversary and the newly announced Dredd TV series have led to progs increasing in value.

I'm mainly referring to the 1 - 300 range but the days of people willing to offload anything serious in the range for beans seem to be over.

The Judge Anderson / Bolland issues 149 - 151 have gone sky high and the Dark Judges storyline are in growth.

So if you've sat on a pile, you may be pleasantly surprised.

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