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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: Today at 12:36:25 PM »
So some, but not all of, Tor Cyan. Odd. A pity they couldn’t fit in the other bits—we’re missing, what, six episodes?

Bout a half dozen episodes each of Colin Wilson / Jock.

Shame not to close it out with the Rahab storyline, particularly the very last page, and its callback to Remembrance Day.

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General / Re: Interview with Dan Abnett
« on: 30 July, 2021, 04:35:00 PM »
Don't think I've ever read a Dejah Thoris comic.

Will try one of Abnett's next time I pop into my LCS.

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Events / Re: Thought Bubble 2020
« on: 30 July, 2021, 04:28:22 PM »
Comics fans? Frank Miller fans? Bizarre viewpoint, I gotta say.

No. Obviously.

What's obvious, to me, would be the assumption that 99.99% of genre fans queuing up for the rare chance to meet Frank Miller in a comic convention would be perfectly well adjusted "normal" people of all backgrounds, only interested in meeting a literal icon of the medium.
The 0.01% chance of some bellend being a bellend would likely have the same prospect of occurring in your local Tesco.

I'm talking about the real world here, where decorum and law are generally respected publicly, not referring to the kind of cowardly guff that's spouted online.

As an aside, the proportion of Miller fans who have purchased or even read 'Holy Terror' (I haven't personally, so can't pass comment) could probably be considered a rounding error.

Feel free to disagree of course, but I'll stand by my opinion on this one - the entire subject is utter nonsense.

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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 30 July, 2021, 09:50:09 AM »
Only two for pick-up this week:

Black Beth and The Devils of Al-Kadesh - I quite enjoyed that. The throwback style of the main story clicked, and Dani's artwork seemed a bit more polished than other recent work (Low Low Woods), yet retained the same evolved style. A successful offering from the house of Tharg, only niggle was the steep-ish €7 price tag.

Red Room 2 - How do you follow-up on a 5 star first issue? With a 5 star second issue, naturally. There was something clawing at the back of my mind when looking at Piskor's art in this issue - to my eye it's very similar in visceral style to Jim McCarthy / Brett Ewins. I will now commence the online campaign hounding TMO to release one more 6 page 'Bad Company: Finale' by Milligan & Piskor, detailing how everything since The Krool Heart was the fever dream of a nascent Demigod.

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Games / Re: PlayStation 5 / Xbox Series X mega-thread!
« on: 30 July, 2021, 09:24:56 AM »
Seemed  to be a flurry of PS5 stock in various locations in ROI last week, so thanks to a colleague who held one in an online basket for me, I had an order via Currys / PC World.

Delivered and set-up yesterday evening.

The size of the feckin thing. I had specific console shelving hand made for my den - it doesn't fit in any of the slots, so now stands awkward and tall beside the TV, like a Sydney Opera House shaped gargoyle.



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Events / Re: Thought Bubble 2020
« on: 30 July, 2021, 09:13:12 AM »
kind of crowd he might draw

Comics fans? Frank Miller fans? Bizarre viewpoint, I gotta say.

There will be a LOT of views inbetween.

I'd consider myself an even handed individual, so looked into the topic a bit more this morning over a bowl of Cheerios. Quite an unpleasant breakfast.

My concluding and intractable take - it's all a load of utter, utter nonsense.

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General / Re: new Kevin O'Neill collections from Gosh! Comics
« on: 29 July, 2021, 10:11:23 PM »
Yes, Hibernia will be publishing the new expanded edition of CC , more details soon on that.

Good news for the Irish customers!

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« on: 29 July, 2021, 10:09:28 PM »
Misty Presents: The Jaume Rumeu Collection - Paperback, 128 pages, 11th November 2021

"...and, of course - giant spiders..."



The Jaume Rumeu Collection is packed with four terrifying tales from the pages of Misty, which showcase the stunning art of Jaume Rumeu Perera, also known as Homero! Black widows, femme fatales, mad scientists and giant spiders abound in this nightmarish volume of classic Misty tales. This collection celebrates one of the most iconic villains in British girls' comics: the lethal Mrs. Webb, a raging femme fatale with killer style and a bone to pick with the British Establishment. Determined to take over the country with her army of giant arachnids, only two schoolgirls stand between her and global domination! Full of stunning artwork, terrifying twists, beautiful - but deadly - women, and, of course - giant spiders, this is an essential comic for any horror connoisseur.

Of all the recent announcements this one caught my eye...enjoyed the last few collections, and its all new material for me.

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Events / Re: Thought Bubble 2020
« on: 29 July, 2021, 09:59:43 PM »
Arguably the greatest living comic creator...kicked out of a comic convention.

You couldn't make it up.

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General / Re: new Kevin O'Neill collections from Gosh! Comics
« on: 23 July, 2021, 01:09:49 PM »
Very interested in purchasing both of those books.

Gosh! are not currently shipping outside of the UK, so I may need a fellow Squaxx assistance if that isn't resolved by the time these are released...

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we'll of had 10 weeks of Wagner Dredd straight by the end of the current storyline

10 glorious weeks.

That his longest stint since Dark Justice?

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 15 July, 2021, 05:55:59 PM »

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 15 July, 2021, 12:54:46 PM »
I was cheering on the Italians, naturally, but did feel a bit sorry for Southgate post-match, who seems like a decent oul sod.

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General / Re: Al Ewing or Ian Edginton- Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 17
« on: 15 July, 2021, 12:43:45 PM »
I initially thought this would be a much tighter vote, but taking everything into consideration:

Edington 4 / Ewing 1

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That's particular reveal, and some other key jaw-dropping moments in Zenith are one of the reasons I will continue to re-read it for years to come.

Will I ever re-read Worley's Durham Red, Age of the Wolf or Hookjaw? Frankly, no I won't.
That's just the reality of the situation for me personally.

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