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Messages - Dark Jimbo

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General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« on: 08 June, 2021, 11:47:27 AM »
It's the final episode of The Scorpion Dance. Volt finds her guilty of unjudicial conduct - for kissing Dredd - and demotes her to the ranks with a proviso to undergo compulsory re-education; Demarco rankles at the re-education as she thinks she's done nothing wrong, and hands in her badge.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 04 June, 2021, 06:28:22 PM »
re cash on demand

what a fab trailer - couldn't find anywhere to stream it though!

i'm guessing harry enfield & paul whitehouse may have stolen Andre Morrell's annunciation - especially the word "money" for their b/w sketch

Ahaha - I love those sketches!  :lol:

The whole film's on YouTube, if you're so inclined.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 04 June, 2021, 01:51:24 PM »
Cash on Demand. A taut Hammer heist movie, built almost entirely around the performances of leads Peter Cushing and Andre Morrell. Cushing is the upright, uptight bank manager forced to rob his own bank; Morrell is the charming, avuncular thief who makes him do it, on pain of his family's cold-blooded execution. This is as about as lean as thrillers get - the whole film takes place in the bank (or just outside) and there's a total cast of about ten actors; there's not a scene or line of dialogue that's not relevant to the heist, or telling us about the characters. Cushing and Morrell are a powerhouse. The pleasure of the film is not so much in seeing the heist unfold, but watching their verbal sparring. The ending falls a bit flat, which is such a shame, but for what it is the rest of the film's practically perfect.

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General / Re: 2000AD Forum Sketch Comp #4: SPECIAL BOLT-01 EDITION
« on: 31 May, 2021, 05:17:02 PM »
❤️

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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 28 May, 2021, 11:24:24 AM »
Another thing: Why was Erebus from The Red Seas called Erebus when he was clearly Cerberus?

I'm just not sure Edginton is too good at his mythology. When they meet the Norse gods in Red Seas there's stuff about Loki being Odin's son and Thor's half-brother - which comes entirely from Marvel comics.

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General / Re: Anyone seen Judge Dolman?
« on: 26 May, 2021, 11:27:07 AM »
I don't really get who's asking for Dolman to return. I mean... why? Surely the really interesting thing about Dolman was that he quit the judges, turned his back on Justice Department and left the city. The moment Carroll had him return and become just a judge by proxy, the most interesting thing about him became his beard.

See also: taking away Demarco's millions.

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General / Re: 2000AD Forum Sketch Comp #4: SPECIAL BOLT-01 EDITION
« on: 25 May, 2021, 08:24:03 PM »
Thanks all. I hadn't really intended it to be anything other than a tribute to Bolt, but then it got me wondering whatever did happen to the Emperor, and realising that we'd also lost Carlos since I last drew Sun and Moon... it became something really cathartic to do, a very personal laying to rest of that time in my life. Hope nobody minds.

(It also reminded me why I stopped doing even hobby comics - God, they're hard!)

And yeah, if Matt's stunning piece is the final contribution, that's more than a fitting end to some great tributes.

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General / Re: 2000AD Forum Sketch Comp #4: SPECIAL BOLT-01 EDITION
« on: 24 May, 2021, 02:19:32 PM »
...woes which have all been sorted by the incomparable Jim C!





A very personal one from me. I did various Futurequake and Something Wicked strips for Richmond and Bolt, but it was the recurring adventures of Sun & Moon in Dogbreath that was our longest collaboration. I think it was Bolt who earmarked me as the artist. It was definitely Bolt who lettered the strips, of course, and Bolt who came up with the logo idea. Early strips in particular involved a lot of back-and-forth between the four of us via email, as we thrashed out details and ideas, and to be honest those chats were my favourite part of doing the strips. We were all having great fun (even if none of the readers were!) Bolt and Richmond even ‘let’ us have the cover of Dogbreath 23, where we homaged Trainspotting through a Strontium Dog filter – a really proud moment.

Dan – ‘the Emperor’ – had been building gradually toward a final confrontation with Johnny Alpha, where he held them to account for that whole ‘Journey into Hell’ fiasco. A few adventures before we got there, however, Dan vanished from the internet – so suddenly and completely that I’ve often wondered if something didn’t happen to him in ‘real’ life. I hope not. Whatever the reason, that was the end of the Sun & Moon outings. I thought idly about pitching the final scripts myself, but by that time the momentum was long since gone. I did one or two more unrelated strips for Richmond and Bolt, but I’d been growing really dissatisfied with my strip work for a while, and reluctantly decided I wasn’t really cut out for comics. So that was that.

It was lovely to give it all a bit of closure here, and pay tribute to Dan (wherever he is), their beloved co-creator Carlos, and of course poor Bolt, who – with Richmond – made it all happen in the first place.

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General / Re: 2000AD Forum Sketch Comp #4: SPECIAL BOLT-01 EDITION
« on: 24 May, 2021, 10:14:10 AM »
Just to say, as we tear into the back end of the month, that I do have a piece coming for this thread, but it's been seriously set back by lettering woes.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 23 May, 2021, 02:41:54 PM »
Also Strontium Dog: The Son.

That's coming in December.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 23 May, 2021, 10:17:37 AM »
Hope 'Grey Area' will be completed.

Yup, you can fit the whole of it in the two books we're getting.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 22 May, 2021, 02:49:15 PM »
John Smith has four outstanding series that could just about squeeze into one volume (Revere, Slaughterbowl, A Love Like Blood and Cradlegrave).

Revere's in the (second) extension! But it's only a smidge over 100 pages, so they could easily fit something else in with it.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 22 May, 2021, 11:03:29 AM »
Tbh after reading the meg's 2000ad encyclopedia supplements it really dawned on me how many shorter series have been essentially lost to time and are incredibly unlikely to get reprinted.

Yeah I started shortly after you did (2100) and completely agree. I'd hoped for a few more books along the lines of the writer themed volumes like Sooner Or Later/Hewligans Haircut, DR Quinch/Skizz, Firekind/Leatherjack. But it doesn't seem like we're going to get many of those.

Leviathan is due in the 2nd extension, and that's going to need to be paired with something else. We don't yet know what.

It's a good point, though. So many great one-and-dones that can/have fallen through the cracks of the reprint machine. Chiaroscuro; From Grace; The Scrap; Cradlegrave; A Love Like Blood; London Falling; Dead Signal; Angel Zero; Family... A few have had Megazine supplement collections, and I see that Slaughterbowl is being released as a digital-only 'trade' this week, which probably points the way forward for this sort of stuff. I'd be amazed if we ever see any of it in the UC, frankly, which is admittedly a shame - but then, where do you draw the line?!

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General / Re: 2000AD Forum Sketch Comp #4: SPECIAL BOLT-01 EDITION
« on: 21 May, 2021, 07:51:17 AM »
I remember McShane and Gonzalez! I loved those guys.

Thanks Jimbo, that's very much appreciated by both myself and Alec.

It felt like there was a really great story that deserved to be told. I love Stront stories that dive into the history of the kreelers and the war.

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General / Re: Anyone seen Judge Dolman?
« on: 19 May, 2021, 07:54:17 PM »
If he’s not in use does that mean he’s on the dole, man?

 :lol:

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