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Creative Common / Cover Letters
« on: 09 September, 2009, 12:53:38 PM »
Hello all...maybe a silly question, but here goes anyway:

Does anyone have an example of a well-written cover letter to send along with submissions? If not, any tips?

Thanks in advance.

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Books & Comics / Walt Disney aquires Marvel Comics
« on: 31 August, 2009, 04:08:49 PM »
Thought a few of you would be interested (oh the crossovers we shall soon see):

Official Press Release

Worldwide leader in family entertainment agrees to acquire Marvel and its
portfolio of over 5,000 characters

BURBANK, Calif. & NEW YORK, Aug 31, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- --Acquisition
highlights Disney's strategic focus on quality branded content, technological
innovation and international expansion to build long-term shareholder value

Building on its strategy of delivering quality branded content to people around
the world, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has agreed to acquire Marvel
Entertainment, Inc. (MVL) in a stock and cash transaction, the companies
announced today.

Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney on
August 28, 2009, Marvel shareholders would receive a total of $30 per share in
cash plus approximately 0.745 Disney shares for each Marvel share they own. At
closing, the amount of cash and stock will be adjusted if necessary so that the
total value of the Disney stock issued as merger consideration based on its
trading value at that time is not less than 40% of the total merger
consideration.

Based on the closing price of Disney stock on Friday, August 28, the transaction
value is $50 per Marvel share or approximately $4 billion.

"This transaction combines Marvel's strong global brand and world-renowned
library of characters including Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America,
Fantastic Four and Thor with Disney's creative skills, unparalleled global
portfolio of entertainment properties, and a business structure that maximizes
the value of creative properties across multiple platforms and territories,"
said Robert A. Iger, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney
Company. "Ike Perlmutter and his team have done an impressive job of nurturing
these properties and have created significant value. We are pleased to bring
this talent and these great assets to Disney."

"We believe that adding Marvel to Disney's unique portfolio of brands provides
significant opportunities for long-term growth and value creation," Iger said.

"Disney is the perfect home for Marvel's fantastic library of characters given
its proven ability to expand content creation and licensing businesses," said
Ike Perlmutter, Marvel's Chief Executive Officer. "This is an unparalleled
opportunity for Marvel to build upon its vibrant brand and character properties
by accessing Disney's tremendous global organization and infrastructure around
the world."

Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of Marvel including its more than
5,000 Marvel characters. Mr. Perlmutter will oversee the Marvel properties, and
will work directly with Disney's global lines of business to build and further
integrate Marvel's properties.

The Boards of Directors of Disney and Marvel have each approved the transaction,
which is subject to clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements
Act, certain non-United States merger control regulations, effectiveness of a
registration statement with respect to Disney shares issued in the transaction
and other customary closing conditions. The agreement will require the approval
of Marvel shareholders. Marvel was advised on the transaction by BofA Merrill
Lynch.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=22747

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Film & TV / Just Saw District 9 (No Spoilers)
« on: 23 August, 2009, 11:30:18 AM »
Hey guys - last night I had the pleasure of seeing District 9, and it was amazing! I'm going to see it again tonight, as not only is it that good, but I have a feeling it's a film that needs to be seen at least twice to take in all it has to offer. Can't recommend it enough - it's intelligent, thought-provoking and incredibly realistic sci-fi. I'm sure all of you will enjoy it!

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Books & Comics / Defoe vs. Solomon Kane
« on: 20 August, 2009, 11:27:05 PM »
Okay, not really a versus thread.

I tried searching the web, but found no answer to this question: Has Pat Mills ever mentioned where he got the idea for the Defoe strip, or what his influences might have been?

Recently, I've been re-reading Robert E. Howard's collected Solomon Kane and it struck me that Defoe stories could almost be Solomon Kane stories on steroids (or acid). Much of the atmosphere is similar, though Howard's tales are a bit more sombre. Anyway, any thoughts?

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Books & Comics / A Few 2000AD Questions...
« on: 12 August, 2009, 07:42:04 PM »
Hello all...you guys have been great on getting me up to 2000AD speed so far, but I've got a few more questions and then I will probably stop asking questions for awhile. Here goes:

I bought several collections recently and have got a stack of 2000AD Sci-fi Specials and some 2000AD Mega-Special. Is this all reprinted material?

I've also got the first 50 or so Megazines and it appears to be material not in the Progs...at what point did it start reprinting stuff?

Should I try to read the Megazines that correspond to the Progs published at the same time, or do they rarely crossover?

Thanks in advance guys!

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Books & Comics / THE BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH CONAN ARCHIVES VOLUME 1
« on: 12 August, 2009, 04:57:04 PM »
Ooh, just found out about this guys. Top of my must have list as of...right...now.



THE BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH CONAN ARCHIVES VOLUME 1

Written by Roy Thomas, art by Barry Windsor-Smith.

http://www.comicscontinuum.com/stories/0908/11/conanarchives1.htm



In 1970, Barry Windsor-Smith burst onto the comic-book scene with his

dynamic portrayal of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian, altering

the course of the blue-eyed Cimmerian forever, and cementing himself

as one of the greatest artists to touch pencil to paper. Nearly forty

years later, Dark Horse Comics, in the tradition of the Dark Horse

Archives collections, reprints Barry Windsor-Smith's entire run on

Marvel's Conan the Barbarian in two fine hardcover volumes!

The first volume of The Barry Windsor-Smith Conan Archives includes

such classic tales as Rogues in the House and The Tower of the

Elephant, written by Roy Thomas and fully illustrated by Barry

Windsor-Smith -- now presented as they were intended, remastered using

the original color palette!

This volume reprints the first half of Barry Windsor-Smith's run on

Conan the Barbarian.

200 pages, $49.95, in stores on Jan. 20.

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Classifieds / Approx. 150-200 Progs Free to a Good Home...
« on: 25 July, 2009, 12:08:01 AM »
Recently acquired three big collections and came across the inevitable doubles situation. Approximately 150-200 Progs, most in good shape, ranging mostly from the 400's to 600's with a few in the 700 and 800 range.

Free to a good home.

I live in Ely (Cambridgeshire). If you live close enough to pick them up, they're yours. PM me if interested.

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Books & Comics / Favourite Non-2000AD Comics Artists?
« on: 23 July, 2009, 05:59:03 PM »
Hello all. I've read quite a few threads discussing top 2000AD artists, but I was wondering who your other favorites happen to be. I'll start off:

1. Barry Windsor-Smith: Quite frankly his work on Conan the Barbarian was phenominal enough to top this list for me, but his subsequent work is simply amazing. The detail and intricacy he lends to each page is simply amazing.

2. Tim Vigil: Not sure how many of you on these shores know of him, but he started out in the 80's penciling for a short-lived (for good reason, as their titles were awful outside of those that had Vigil's art in them) SilverWolf comics and has gone on to develope an impressive style. Amazing work.

ENough from me. I'd love to hear your favorites!

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Books & Comics / 2000 AD's Best/Worst Eras?
« on: 11 July, 2009, 01:19:05 PM »
Hullo again. Rather than start a new thread, I figured I'd continue this one with a few 2000AD specific questions.

Colin_YNWA commented in another thread that this is a new golden age for 2000AD, so my question is this: what are the best or worst eras 2000AD has gone through. The reason I ask is because I will be living in the UK for two years and want to put together a nice collection. Of course I want a complete, but it would be nice to know where to start.

In the States these are so hard to come by, so although I have every Eagle, QC and Fleetway reprint, as well as all the Titan books, I have only a few 2000ADs. Thanks in advance for the help!

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Classifieds / Punisher War Journal (1988) Lot up for Swaps
« on: 07 July, 2009, 09:27:01 PM »
Hello all! I have a lot of Punisher War Journal (1988) up for swaps. I will consider any reasonable trade for your 2000AD or Megazine doubles/unwanteds. All the comics are in really nice condition. They've been read through once or twice and stored.

Here's the list:

1, 3-14, 17, 19, 24, 26

17 comics in all, includes a two-part Wolverine crossover and a Spiderman crossover. Cheers!

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Books & Comics / 80's Black & White Comic Boom in Britain?
« on: 30 June, 2009, 07:50:21 PM »
Hello. I suppose this is a question for the old-timers like myself here.

In the mid to late 80's in the States, brought on by the success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ElfQuest and Cerebus, the comics industry became bogged down by literally hundreds of new independant black and white titles. Few were good, some were bad and most were terrible. Almost every dealer got caught up in ordering these books for a market that actually wasn't there, and as a result, most of these dealers went under and the industry was crippled for quite some time.

This may be a silly question, but I have always been fascinated in the 80's Black & White boom/bust and I am interested in learning the history of British comics now that I live in the UK. Did this or something similar happen here as well? And did you guys get any of the good titles, such as Adventurers, ElfLord, Ninja Elite, ect?

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Welcome to the board / Hello.
« on: 29 June, 2009, 10:57:38 AM »
Just wanted to say hello to everyone here...I'm glad to find a site that is active, and to discuss comics with people (my wife considers me a nerd to no end). I had been reading 2000AD back in 89-92 when I lived in Scotland, but found it hard to come by when we moved back to the States. I did manage to collect all of the Eagle and Fleetway comics, as well as those (dreddfull, not in a good way) DC comics. But now I've returned to the UK and rediscovered 2000AD in all its glory!

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Creative Common / 2000AD Related Stories or Scripts
« on: 28 June, 2009, 05:18:05 PM »
This was actually Kerrin's idea, but I thought I'd post it. Several writers came up with stories too long for the latest short story comp, but still want others to read them or comment on them. This is the place to post those wordy outcasts or any other works related to 2000 AD.

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General / Program Help
« on: 23 June, 2009, 09:26:52 PM »
Hello...this may or may not be a tough question, but I was wondering if one of you could help me out with the program numbers I am looking for. I lived in Scotland from 1989 to 1993 and started collecting 2000 a.d., but in her wisdom my mom got rid of all of them. Now I am back in the U.K. and have rediscovered the mag - and it got me to thinking about one of my favorite storylines from back then: it involved Ireland, and the Irish were experiencing another famine and had started to rebel. I remember them having to use potatoes for everything (ha). In any case, if it narrows the prog numbers down, I believe it would have probably been published in 91 or 92. Any help anyone can give me to find out those program numbers would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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