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Messages - Dark Jimbo

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General / Re: Promises, Promises...
« on: 21 October, 2021, 10:54:23 AM »
Rogue Trooper, prog 1022, 1996.

Obviously not the end of Rogue Trooper the strip, or the Rogueverse at large, but the last that we've seen to date of Fr1day and Venus Bluegenes.




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General / Re: FINAL!!!! - The Killing v Rage - Bolt-01 Cup
« on: 19 October, 2021, 01:12:02 PM »
Portrait of a - Oh. Alright, then, The Killing instead. By virtue of being a more complete self-contained tale, it just edges out Rage; which has some cracking story beats and set pieces, but also a few longeurs and dead-ends. Damn close, though!

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General / Re: List of series in 2000ad and Megazine
« on: 16 October, 2021, 12:15:09 PM »
Mega-City Noir was an abortive anthology series set in Mega-City One, proposed by Si Spurrier. The first episode was Jack Point's first adventure; he immediately became more interesting to Spurrier, and continued on into his own series (The Simping Detective) . Mega-City Noir eventually managed a single further (forgettable) outing, then was quietly axed. Megatropolis has nothing to do with it at all, especially being an 'Elseworlds' series.

So you've got three distinct, separate series there - whether you should even bother with Mega-City Noir is up to you!

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 October, 2021, 12:03:35 PM »
The only downside is reading the extras at the back and seeing just how much Edginton stuff is in limbo. Brass Sun has been on hold since 2018. Is it done? Is it coming back? It’d be horrible for that to become another Helium—although Helium at least felt broadly self contained. Brass Sun just stops, like a season of great telly that got unceremoniously axed.

Take heart from what happened with Stickleback, I suppose - wasn't that something like a seven-year gap between books?

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 October, 2021, 10:43:11 AM »
There are 29 books to fill in the extension..

I think we'll get
1 Ro-busters volume (2000 ad stuff only)
1 ABC warriors volume (the three "return to" stories)
1 BlackHawk
1 Revere / Cradlegrave
1 Mean team / mean arena
2 Sinister Dexters
1 Deadworld
1 Finn
1 extra Slaine ?
1 Armoured Gideon
1 War Machine (paired with random Friday one-offs)
1 Leviathan
1 Devlin Waugh (post John smith stuff)
2 Strontium Dogs / Durham Red / Tales Doghouse
1 Samantha Slade (maybe with Hogan Hughes robo hunter)
2 Dredds (could be anything, probably machine law)
1 Harry 20


That's a great list. Some amendments from me - there are four uncollected ABC Warriors series, so that's 2 books; there's easily enough material for at least x3 Sinister/Dexter books; and I think I'm right in saying there's less Strontium Dogs stuff than you think, so it could all fit in one book.

So...

1 Ro-busters volume (2000 ad stuff only)
2 ABC warriors volumes (the three "return to" stories and Fallout)
1 BlackHawk
1 Revere / Cradlegrave
1 Mean team / mean arena
3 Sinister Dexters(?)
1 Deadworld
1 Finn
1 extra Slaine ?
1 Armoured Gideon
1 War Machine (paired with random Friday one-offs)
1 Leviathan (Needs pairing with something else, though)
1 Devlin Waugh (post John smith stuff)
1 Strontium Dogs / Tales from the Doghouse
1 Durham Red - Scarlet Apocrypha, Island of the Damned, Nobody-wants-this-job Job
1 Samantha Slade (maybe with Hogan Hughes robo hunter)
2 Dredds (could be anything, probably machine law)
1 Harry 20
2 Brass Sun
1 Survival Geeks
2 Scarlet Traces
1 Blunt
1 Kingdom (completing the series)
1 Stickleback (completing the series)
1 Savage/ Disaster 1990 (completing the series)


Which I think takes us to 31 of 29 books...!  :lol:

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 15 October, 2021, 09:47:39 AM »
I must agree with Indigo - 'The Red Seas' really was excellent. Ian Edginton is a most accomplished scribe.
I've missed the boat on some of the UC cherry picks now alas.

Check put the Hachette site, Link, loads of the books are currently back in stock.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 15 October, 2021, 08:57:15 AM »
There's lots of 'possibles' to plug the unknown gaps, but very few clues to go on. Armoured Gideon would fit in one very lovely chunky book; Scarlet Traces would make for a great couple of volumes; Survival Geeks seems like a notable omission thus far; a Dredd Machine Law/Gautemala volume would be lovely.

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Welcome to the board / Re: PHIL...
« on: 14 October, 2021, 11:45:41 AM »
do colin dream of electric sheep

They dream of contests comparing the best electric sheep.

 :lol:

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General / Re: Kiss My Axe! now available from Amazon
« on: 14 October, 2021, 10:40:09 AM »
I've always been interested in why Angie didnt do more than that first story - it looks like it was a long process - could she not achieve that quality of art week in week out?   Was he not given the opportunity to try?  Was she dispirited by the wall of silence Pat refers to? 

Can't remember where I read it, but I heard that it simply took her too long - she was a bit burnt out by the time she'd finished, so had little enthusiasm for more. I imagine that would have made editorial rightly nervous about commissioning more from her, anyway.

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 14 October, 2021, 10:34:30 AM »
I know very little about Karl the Viking but just looking at that cover I strongly suspect I'll be getting this.

Mmm, me too! Seriously eye-catching

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Portrait of a Mutant.

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General / Re: Outlaw v Rage - Bolt-01 Cup - SEMI-FINAL 1
« on: 12 October, 2021, 11:57:01 AM »
Can I just say how much I love that we have consistently alternating votes so far?



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Books & Comics / Re: Kiss His Cape..?
« on: 12 October, 2021, 10:41:15 AM »
Makes sense for Supes to be bi, I think. Given the way Kryptonians reproduce by some kind of cloning (?) process, their society would have no need to enforce, encourage, or endorse strict or even prevalent heterosexuality. Some good and thoughtful stories could stem from this aspect of Superman's inherited culture clashing with his adopted one. Bravo, DC.

It's the son of Superman and Lois that's bi, not the original Clark Kent supes, so I'm not sure how much inherited Kryptonian culture he'd have, but your point's a good one.

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General / Re: Outlaw v Rage - Bolt-01 Cup - SEMI-FINAL 1
« on: 12 October, 2021, 09:12:14 AM »
Hmm. Both tales are too long, and unfocused at times. Despite Rage being the more unfocused of the two (most of it is just Johnny's picaresque wanderings), it's got more humour than Outlaw, meaning a re-read is always a bit more enjoyable, and of course the ultimate payoff is killer.

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General / Re: List of series in 2000ad and Megazine
« on: 10 October, 2021, 09:08:32 AM »
I think a lot of folk count untitled one-offs as Future Shocks, even if they don't explicitly have the label.

The actual number of one-offs is HUGE.

Out of interest Funt, what's your criteria for a thrill being a one-off? For instance, I see you've got the three Rennie/Irving solo tales (Reefer Madness, Mars Needs Mates and Monsters of Rock) listed as One-offs.

These ran as Tharg's Terror Tales; they're listed on Barney as TTs; the scripts explicitly subtitle them as TTs; and they're subtitled (or rather superheaded) as TTs in the Storming Heaven graphic novel.

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