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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« on: 07 July, 2021, 12:53:33 PM »
177A Bleecker Street is the address of the Sanctum Sanctorum of Doctor Strange in the Marvel comics and films.

Prog / Re: Prog 2239 - High-Speed Summary Justice!
« on: 06 July, 2021, 11:33:25 AM »
I remember Saturday progs back in the before-times. We were so young and innocent then.....

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 06 July, 2021, 09:22:40 AM »
Looking over his filmography was a surprise. He was a far more versatile director than I thought. I had him down as a action/adventure specialist, but he was incredibly successful in a wide range of genres.

Possibly. I have seen people pull JK Rowling up for the reasons you list, but I haven't seen her being criticised for the sexist portrayal/description of characters.

I've yet to meet a parent who lauds David Walliams! He seems to be widely reviled for producing cynical, mean-hearted and poorly-written books as far as I can tell. Can't fault his publisher's distribution and marketing, though!

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 06 July, 2021, 09:13:12 AM »
First up Gamma Flight 1 - which kinda covers both. This one spins off from Immortal Hulk andf it has some nice introductions to characters from there... but I'm not sure why it exists yet, its not actually told me what its about, whay will drive this as a tale. Still only issue one and four to go but a slow start out the blocks for this one.

Yeah, I'm struggling to understand this one but I am quite glad to see them removed from Immortal Hulk. They slowed the storyline down a lot and I'm not nearly as interested in the bickering of Z-list superheroes as Al Ewing seems to be (see also Guardians of the Galaxy and much of his other Marvel work). Anyway, the first issue did absolutely nothing that hadn't already been covered to death in previous Immortal Hulk issues.

There’s also inherent cultural bias. Look at how many women write children’s books for example.

My daughter reads the Harry Potter books constantly, or is listening to the audiobooks. The way Hermione is treated and described as a character would, rightly, be absolutely slaughtered if JK Rowling were a man.

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 05 July, 2021, 02:26:43 PM »
Orphan and the Five Beasts #2. After complaining about the difficulty of finding issue 2, of course it turned up on the shelf in my local comic shop a few days later. Lucky, because this is great fun and has some wonderfully kinetic and gruesome artwork. In typical James Stokoe fashion, issue 3 was supposed to be out in May but doesn't seem to be on the shelves yet.

Prog / Re: Prog 2233:Regened - Ready to face the law?
« on: 05 July, 2021, 01:25:20 PM »
This. As I’ve said a bunch of times here, few of mini-IP’s friends get comics. Why? Because their parents don’t get them comics. Why? Probably because they never had that habit themselves or just aren’t aware there’s good stuff out there.

We pass on bundles of The Beano to my daughter's friends. It's very popular with kids when they actually get the chance to read it. Distribution seems to be the issue. Before we got the subscription (which is excellent) I would only see every third issue or so in our local shop. It just isn't widely available like it used to be.

Prog / Re: Prog 2233:Regened - Ready to face the law?
« on: 05 July, 2021, 01:16:07 PM »
Possibly. The reality of FCBD unfortunately seems to be filling shops with "customers" who are looking to flip rarities and aren't interested in actually buying anything.

Prog / Re: Prog 2233:Regened - Ready to face the law?
« on: 05 July, 2021, 11:56:39 AM »
That's good news! Great to hear that its working with its target audience.

I genuinely think that kids still love comics as much as ever. The trick is to get them into their hands with the right stories and in the right format.

Wonder how they'd react if somebody told them where rock'n'roll came from?

Michael J. Fox taught it to Chuck Berry, obviously.

Rational, evidence-based argument doesn't cut much ice with racists, unfortunately!

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 05 July, 2021, 08:15:16 AM »
Fun With Dick & Jane - isn't. To be fair, I turned it off after about half an hour. It might have gotten really, really fun after that.

Tea Leoni unfortunately made a career out of doing films which were a complete waste of her talents.

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 05 July, 2021, 08:03:01 AM »
Crossover #7. An interlude between the end of the first storyline and the start of the new one gives an opportunity for some guest creators. The ridiculously prolific Chip Zdarsky is on script and the great Phil Hester is on art with Dee Cuniffe, Andy Parks and with John Hill lettering. In Crossover comic characters have come to life and are bleeding into the real world. Zdarsky has spotted the consequence of including a bit of Morrison-esque post-modernism in one of his issues of Sex Criminals, and this drives the plot. I was already on board with Crossover but this issue has one of the funniest sequences I've read in a long time. Highly recommended.

It also includes a guest appearance by some other creators' characters, as in previous issues.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 July, 2021, 03:05:06 PM »
Well, ww1 and ww2 campaigns were much less ethnically diverse than campaigns fought today. That goes for all parties involved, but it also depends on the front in question.

That's certainly not true of the Commonwealth contribution. The Indian Army and African divisions in particular  seem to get airbrushed out of many accounts of the war.

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