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sheridan

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Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #1980 on: 17 May, 2022, 11:41:57 AM »
i am second guessing myself....is that terror tale that was mentioned an old scream castoff? or is it just a homage to scream?

I'd have to see the pic of Tharg which Conrad mentions before weighing in with my opinion.  Seems quite a way after Scream! folded to dig the story out of the slush pile though.

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« Reply #1981 on: 17 May, 2022, 03:46:44 PM »
Seems quite a way after Scream! folded to dig the story out of the slush pile though.
Scream folded into Eagle which went on until 1994, so it may have been done for Eagle.

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Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #1982 on: 17 May, 2022, 04:02:53 PM »
Seems quite a way after Scream! folded to dig the story out of the slush pile though.
Scream folded into Eagle which went on until 1994, so it may have been done for Eagle.

(Plus there were Scream! specials for a while, but I think they were like early 2000AD specials - not the usual creators).

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Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #1983 on: 17 May, 2022, 04:28:48 PM »
i am second guessing myself....is that terror tale that was mentioned an old scream castoff? or is it just a homage to scream?

I'd have to see the pic of Tharg which Conrad mentions before weighing in with my opinion.  Seems quite a way after Scream! folded to dig the story out of the slush pile though.

Typing blind here, as I don't listen to the podcast (sorry), but if I recall correctly, the initial run of (four) Terror Tales all had a sign-off image of a skeletonized Tharg's head - could have been a Scream homage, or just a quirky way to differentiate the series from yer standard Future Shocks.

The image in question was drawn by Paul Marshall* (as was the series banner), in "Vintage Marshall" style.
I actually attempted to buy the original art for it from Paul several years ago, but he no longer had it.

*With the exception of the one drawn by Mick Austin himself at the end of his Terror Tale in Prog 840.



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Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #1984 on: 17 May, 2022, 05:35:22 PM »
Terror Tales definitely have a skeleton Tharg head, but the one in this annual looks a LOT like Ghastly McNasty here!
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« Reply #1985 on: 17 May, 2022, 09:34:05 PM »
Given its Alan McKenzie, my guess would be its a script he just wanted to get published so he could bump up his fees - maybe it was a rejected tale from elsewhere, but the art looks like it is all Mick Austin rather than being subbed in by someone else

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Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #1986 on: 18 May, 2022, 07:14:22 PM »
I think it's just yer general EC comics homage more than anything to do with Scream!

I mean, reference to a "crypt of horror" isn't the most subtle of nods.