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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 28 November, 2019, 04:49:10 pm »
I look forward to them just as standalone issues.

I struggle with guilt when I'm in the middle of a multipart story and I can't remember who is who.

It's nice we can talk like this. As a group.

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Film & TV / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: 25 November, 2019, 01:15:24 pm »
Three episodes in and I'm not sure how this show could have been better.
It's massively surpassed my expectations and proved tonally there is alot of mileage left in both the franchise as a whole and in the grungier side of the galaxy.

I know Lucasfilm had commissioned over 50 scripts for Underworld that never made it. I'm wondering if this show benefitted from all the stuff/pre-viz that didnt get used on that. Cos if not and Jon Favreau started from scratch, he has done amazing George Lucas level work here.

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Events / Re: Thought Bubble 2019
« on: 14 November, 2019, 03:34:54 pm »
And Tom Foster kindly customised my Chromebook.


Led to this exchange on Sunday
Tom Foster: This one guy has got me drawing on his laptop
Me: That's cool. Like a Digital commission?
Tom: No. On this laptop (shows me said laptop with immaculate sketch being inked on it)

I was genuinely a bit lost for words...


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General / Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« on: 14 November, 2019, 11:33:45 am »
That was an excellent rant about singing in comics. 100% agree!

(Also, good episode: time for a re-read)

I mis-read this as a 'rant about signing in comics' and it reminded me of my worst ever comic signing.

Thank you Garth for this

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Ignore that. I've just spotted it on the back. IGNORE me

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Help! / “One of the best runs ever. This is special.” – Mark Millar
« on: 14 October, 2019, 05:06:55 pm »
Why do we think this fantastic quote doesnt appear on the Small House book itself?

Does Mark Millar's Netflix deal prohibit it? Or is it just 2000ad dont usually use quotes on the front or back?

Odd.


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News / Re: Ennis writing Rat Pack for Battle Special
« on: 10 October, 2019, 04:04:05 pm »
Mike Dorey will draw the Ennis story. He told me how much he enjoyed The Boys on Amazon and had been sent a whole load of reference material by Garth.

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Events / Day of Dredd reaches Bedford at NICE Con
« on: 23 August, 2019, 12:32:45 pm »
Hope you can join us. Much more friendly than that there London

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Classifieds / Re: Nikolai Dante VOLL 1+2+3 E bay
« on: 20 August, 2019, 12:14:03 pm »
To quote Luke "Ever since the XP-38 came out, they just aren't in demand"

I remember when the 'Courtship' book was incredibly high...

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Prog / Prog 2139 Sympathy for the Devil (Aneke cover)
« on: 06 July, 2019, 02:52:21 pm »
I think the prog is really on an upwards trajectory with some bumps.

Dredd - there's a good resolution to the four parter 'The Samaritan'. Staz Johnson draws a bandaged Dredd up to the standard of Jim Bakie in that post Oz attempt on his life. There's a great feeling of weight and good anatomy as Dredd pulls himself off the operating table. Love it. Maybe it could have been a shorter story overall.

Indigo Prime returns with a re-cap that is one of the funniest things ever to read aloud. It also has a typo in the second line. And the story continues at a million miles an hour but is great fun. I love Lee Carter on this. Great fit. Is it bonkers? - Yes.

Anderson - Aneke's art a bit like the cover is hit and miss. It reminds me a bit of Mick Austin's Anderson one-off with Buddhist monks but there is some really weak anatomy under some nice finishes. It moves along but I'm not sure Karyn is working at all as either a character or a plot device. Two double page spreads are unusual for the prog but welcome.

Absalom - great confident funny work from all involved. Yup the prog benefits from this character.

Art-Star Winner Pin-up - Great Durham Red fully painted by Chris Skinner which is actually better controlled than the second character (Karyn) in the vampiric cover by Aneke. So maybe he should have been given the cover. That said Anderson on the cover is nicely done.

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Suggestions / #2 A Netflix style way to read old progs
« on: 20 April, 2019, 02:11:09 pm »
So as I understand it Rebellion can't reprint all the old progs due to historic licensing issues (Dan Dare, old adverts for Star Wars toys) some either creator-owned/creator-contested stories and also some oddities like data protection and even clearances of reader's art.

But I'm pretty sure that they could certainly offer a Netflix type reading service for:
- Everything that remains in print i.e. everything Hachette are putting out
- Prog 1300 onwards

So I get that you don't want to either put off subscribers or purchases of recent reprints so maybe do the old IPC Annual rule of not offering any story less than 5 years old.

As long as progs could be index linked to read complete stories I'd pay to have them on an App just so I could plough through the thrills.


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Suggestions / #1 A full-size version of Nemesis Book 10 by Henry Flint
« on: 20 April, 2019, 02:04:42 pm »
So this would be my dream.
Issue Nemesis Book 10 to same specifications as the old Titan Books for a premium price
It's the only Nemesis book never to be reprinted full-size and I do think the detail in the artwork justifies it.


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I've got one of a number of Brett Ewins signed prints available from late 80s/early 90s.

I've heard separately that Tom Frame produced them so if that's the case, it's possible your cover print was produced at the same time.

The GOSH prints were signed by BB at the Cursed Earth HC release and haven't sold out to this day even at a quite reasonable £25. To put that in context 'Gaze into the face of Dredd' print sold out at £100 and is still being sought.

So you've got something interesting but it's probably not materially worth more than the GOSH print unless like you say its substancially bigger.

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General / Re: Art of Brian Bolland Image books for sale
« on: 20 March, 2019, 01:26:55 pm »
Amazon UK still has copies around £25 mark at least from 3rd parties
It is really good
And Brian had a hand in the repro
Highly recommended

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Events / Re: LAWLESS: A Celebration Of British Comics 2019
« on: 20 March, 2019, 12:38:23 pm »
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