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Rara Avis

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Hope for the Future
« on: 26 July, 2017, 09:46:54 PM »
Anyone know when this is due back in the prog?

I thought I saw a little ad in the back of one of the progs that said it was coming back soon but no sign of it as of this week.

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Re: Hope for the Future
« Reply #1 on: 26 July, 2017, 10:47:03 PM »
Next week
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Re: Hope for the Future
« Reply #2 on: 27 July, 2017, 10:01:02 AM »


Thanks You, Cosh

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Re: Hope for the Future
« Reply #3 on: 27 July, 2017, 10:17:36 AM »

 I'm actually quite intrigued by this strip, and I'm glad it's returning next week. Anyone else enjoying it?

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Re: Hope for the Future
« Reply #4 on: 27 July, 2017, 10:42:09 AM »
Anyone else enjoying it?

I thought it was great, and Jimmy Broxton has the freshest style to grace the Prog since Jock.

I'd say Tharg liked the cut of it's jib too, as the first episode was re-printed in the FCBD Prog this year.

Looking forward to more.

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Re: Hope for the Future
« Reply #5 on: 27 July, 2017, 10:47:38 AM »
I'm actually quite intrigued by this strip, and I'm glad it's returning next week. Anyone else enjoying it?
Yes. I was initially skeptical about yet another down at heel occult detective but I thought it managed to put a sufficiently different spin on it and, as Link says, Broxton's art was also a breath of fresh air. Hoping the second half of the story manages to keep up the quality.
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Re: Hope for the Future
« Reply #6 on: 27 July, 2017, 12:01:35 PM »
It started slowly but I was really enjoying it by the end of the run. I think the length and timing of the break is unfortunate. Hopefully it won't have lost any momentum.

Rara Avis

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Re: Hope for the Future
« Reply #7 on: 27 July, 2017, 12:13:48 PM »
It ended way too soon as far as I'm concerned and I'm thrilled that it's almost finally back.

I should probably dig out the last run and re-read before next week.

"Yet another down at hell occult detective"? What other down at heel occult detectives have featured in the prog?

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Re: Hope for the Future
« Reply #8 on: 27 July, 2017, 12:43:10 PM »
Carver Hale, I think? Plus John Constantine casts a pretty long shadow. The 40's Hollywood setting helps Hope stand out though. I'm looking forward to its return too.

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Re: Hope for the Future
« Reply #9 on: 27 July, 2017, 01:02:34 PM »
I'm excited for its return, too. The 40s Hollywood setting is right up my street. Weirdly, the fact that the strip took a long break after quite a short run made me feel all nostalgic for the early 90s when this sort of thing seemed to happen all the time - you never knew when a strip was going to disappear or reappear!

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Re: Hope for the Future
« Reply #10 on: 27 July, 2017, 01:11:57 PM »
"Yet another down at hell occult detective"? What other down at heel occult detectives have featured in the prog?

In addition to Carver Hale and Eddie Whyteman, Absalom, Chapter & Verse, The Alienist and even Ampney Crucis on occasion tread similar ground. I'm excluding Dandridge cos he's so damn chirpy, and Inspector Strange cos he's so damn weird.
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Re: Hope for the Future
« Reply #11 on: 27 July, 2017, 01:34:03 PM »
Guy Adams: [Opening a file] Right, OK. Carver Hale and Eddie Whyteman, Absalom, Chapter & Verse, The Alienist and even Ampney Crucis. What does that say to you about down at heel occult detective series?

Tharg: There's too many of them?

Guy Adams: That's one way of looking at it. Another way of looking at it is, people like them, let's make some more of them

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Re: Hope for the Future
« Reply #12 on: 27 July, 2017, 01:41:31 PM »

 Monkey tennis?

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Re: Hope for the Future
« Reply #13 on: 27 July, 2017, 02:05:12 PM »
I'm not familiar with Carver Hale and only know the Constantine from the movie / tv universe. As for the others mentioned, I have been away from the prog for some time and only came back on board at 1954 I think. So I have missed out on all of those. HFTF is pretty much terra nova for me in the occult detective genre.

I am also following Black Monday Murders (I'm getting the trades and have only read the first one so no spoilers please) and while that is somewhat similar it's also very different.

I'm pretty excited to see where HFTF goes ..

Carver Hale, I think? Plus John Constantine casts a pretty long shadow. The 40's Hollywood setting helps Hope stand out though. I'm looking forward to its return too.

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Re: Hope for the Future
« Reply #14 on: 27 July, 2017, 03:07:10 PM »
Carver Hale, I think? Plus John Constantine casts a pretty long shadow. The 40's Hollywood setting helps Hope stand out though. I'm looking forward to its return too.
Philip José Farmer's Herald Childe, from the novels Image of the Beast and Blown, is an antecedent, also Cliver Barker's Harry D'Amour (Lord of Illusions) and Fred Ward played Det. Harry Lovecraft in an occult-ridden '40s Los Angeles in the film Cast a Deadly Spell (1991). Three reasons why I'd say Hope... is more than a little derivative.[1]

[1] Being derivative never stopped Tharg before, of course.
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