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: Encyclopedia Errata
: Funt Solo 15 May, 2021, 12:43:08 AM
The Megazine's 2000 AD Encyclopedia probably has a few mistakes. Figured I'd jot them down here when I notice them.

 - The first Banzai Battalion story runs from 1135-1137
 - For Oola, Blint, the notable appearances section has skipped Christmas With The Blints from Xmas-prog 2005.
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: Funt Solo 18 June, 2021, 03:21:26 AM
Inferno, supplemental information:

 - Whatever Happened to Giant is Meg 216, reprinted in the M388 supplement. [Current printing has 214, 288.]
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: Funt Solo 18 June, 2021, 03:36:54 AM
Joe Black Adventure, A: his first story is Trail and Error. Barney has this wrong as well. (There's an irony here.)
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: Funt Solo 18 June, 2021, 06:13:06 AM
Logan, Judge lists Harvey as a notable appearance, but I don't see Logan in Harvey. (Unless he's inside the mech - hurr hurr.)
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: Funt Solo 18 June, 2021, 06:33:16 AM
Lord Weird Slough Feg, The - it's just Time Killer. No "The".
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: Funt Solo 18 June, 2021, 04:21:57 PM
Maybe, P.J., notable appearances: it's "Wot I Did During Necroplis" (sic).
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: Funt Solo 18 June, 2021, 04:35:04 PM
Mean Machine

 - "A Merry Tale of the Christmas Angel".
 - "Mean Machine: Son of Mean". (The title "Son of Mean Machine" was only used in the one-off by Chris Halls in the 1995 JD Yearbook.)
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: Funt Solo 22 July, 2021, 04:46:11 AM
Meg 434's supplement - the section on "Rico, Judge" has an image of Rico Dredd (who is in Meg 427's supplement under "Dredd, Rico"). So this should be an image of Judge Rico, instead, I assume.
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: Funt Solo 19 August, 2021, 05:54:40 PM
Shenker, Judge lists Anderson Psi Division: Half-Life as a notable appearance, but Shenker doesn't appear in that story. The Judge working with Shakta is Judge Pole.

And he's also not in Judge Dredd: Total War. The bald Judge helping Hershey here is Lomas.

Nor is he in Anderson Psi Division: Undertow. (Almost everyone else you've ever met in Psi Division is here - just not Shenker.)
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: Dark Jimbo 19 August, 2021, 06:01:47 PM
I hope someone's taking notice of this thread.
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: Funt Solo 19 August, 2021, 08:56:53 PM
I imagine myself shouting corrections into a rusty bucket, standing at the bottom of a muddy ditch on a lonely road. A young family cycles hurriedly past, wondering if they should call someone.
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: Funt Solo 19 August, 2021, 10:05:42 PM
Strange & Darke - this might think about including Strange's first appearance alongside Devlin Waugh in Meg 227's Vile Bodies.
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: Funt Solo 16 September, 2021, 04:35:13 AM
It's "TANENBAUM".
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: Funt Solo 16 September, 2021, 04:40:29 AM
"Tharg's Future Shorts" should just be "Future Shorts" - it's never had "Tharg's" in the title.
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: broodblik 16 September, 2021, 04:53:20 AM
The Encyclopedia still feels like it is almost in a first draft rather than ready to be published. The inherit problem with an Encyclopedia for comics is at the day of publication it is already out of sync.
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: Funt Solo 16 September, 2021, 06:01:54 AM
I think it's a good resource, but has a crippled narrative because it's only allowed to say that everything was great all the time, even during the period when everyone agrees most of the stories were not great all the time.

Empire magazine is allowed to say when a movie doesn't quite work and give it one star. This is more like Disney reviewing Disney - it's all Mickey-tastic.

"Uh, everything under control, situation normal ... everything's perfectly alright now, we're fine - we're all fine here now, thank-you."
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: sheridan 16 September, 2021, 10:44:17 AM
I think it's a good resource, but has a crippled narrative because it's only allowed to say that everything was great all the time, even during the period when everyone agrees most of the stories were not great all the time.

Empire magazine is allowed to say when a movie doesn't quite work and give it one star. This is more like Disney reviewing Disney - it's all Mickey-tastic.

"Uh, everything under control, situation normal ... everything's perfectly alright now, we're fine - we're all fine here now, thank-you."

Funnily enough, the nineties version would belittle some classic tales from the past...
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: CalHab 16 September, 2021, 11:04:29 AM
The Encyclopedia still feels like it is almost in a first draft rather than ready to be published. The inherit problem with an Encyclopedia for comics is at the day of publication it is already out of sync.

If only there was some means of publishing information that could be accessible to huge numbers of people and edited on a live basis.
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: The Monarch 16 September, 2021, 11:54:38 AM
I will never ever get over 1992 tharg saying fiends from the eastern front was shite. You were printing mark millar robohunter in the same prog!!!!
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: sheridan 16 September, 2021, 01:03:55 PM
I will never ever get over 1992 tharg saying fiends from the eastern front was shite. You were printing mark millar robohunter in the same prog!!!!

Thing it was nineties Tharg doing similar to Meltdown Man for me...
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: IndigoPrime 16 September, 2021, 01:50:33 PM
I will never ever get over 1992 tharg saying fiends from the eastern front was shite. You were printing mark millar robohunter in the same prog!!!!
Having recently re-read and disliked a lot of ‘classic’ Robo-Hunter in the Hachette books (the strip is far more sexist and xenophobic than I recalled—of its time and then some), I shudder to think how bad Millar’s run would read today, with an added dollop of full-on homophobia, even worse sexism, and broadly terrible, humourless, macho, dumb writing elsewhere.