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Books & Comics / Re: 'The Angry Planet' collection from Hibernia
« on: 30 November, 2020, 09:20:50 PM »
Fraid not Dave.

Books & Comics / 'The Angry Planet' collection from Hibernia
« on: 30 November, 2020, 09:16:26 PM »
I hope this is OK to put up here -delighted to announce the Angry Planet collection from Hibernia is available now from Hibernia's shop -

Here's the blurb!

The Fleetway Files is a new series from Hibernia in association with The Treasury of British comic which aims to present the very best of Fleetway comics and build into an unmissable collection.

The first release in this series is a lost classic, Alan Hebden and Massimo Belardinelli’s The Angry Planet, collected from the pages of Tornado and never before reprinted. Tornado (originally titled Heroes until a last-minute name change dictated by IPC management) was launched as a companion to 2000 AD and was designed to be a mixed-content adventure comic.

It included strips that spanned genres and time periods like Blackhawk, Captain Klep, Victor Drago (the detective Sexton Blake in all but name, thanks to a copyright issue) and The Mind of Wolfie Smith. It was not to last however and Tornado merged into 2000 AD after just 22 issues.

The Angry Planet featured in all 22 issues, but unlike Wolfie Smith and Blackhawk it concluded in the pages of Tornado. A sequel titled Mars Force was planned, which was to be set 50 years after the end of The Angry Planet and Belardinelli drew several pages which featured a new set of characters designed by Brian Bolland! Sadly, it never materialised.

The Angry Planet touches on themes such as resource scarcity and corporate control that remain relevant today, but at heart it’s a rollercoaster sci-fi tale about rebellion. So, dive straight in and be blown away by Hebden’s usual hard-nosed characters and dynamic script and cover to cover with Belardinelli’s astonishing artwork as you join the first-generation Martians and their efforts to overthrow the dastardly Mars Inc.!

The Angry Planet

Colour Cover, B&W internals. perfect bound.

Other Reviews / Re: The Return of Sexton Blake
« on: 29 November, 2020, 11:42:50 PM »
Really enjoyed this too, and like other only vaguely aware of the character. A nice quarterly mix of prose and comics of Sexton, Id love it! 

Great news!

Announcements / Re: Zenith omnibus last chance
« on: 11 November, 2020, 10:15:44 PM »
All gone already?

Ranson, simply for consistent good comics, Hicklenton really only losing out due to Ransons quantity.

Boo for covers, Harrison for interiors, Harrison gets the votes.

Books & Comics / The House of Daemon
« on: 29 October, 2020, 10:03:42 PM »
Just a quick heads up we have published a VERY limited reprint of House of Daemon and The Tower King in association with DDC, available here www.comicsy.co.uk/hibernia/


Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 15 October, 2020, 11:34:57 PM »
Jasus. :-\

General / Re: UMDT - BONUS Round Johnny Alpha vs Joe Dredd
« on: 12 October, 2020, 11:15:49 AM »
Johnny Alpha.

General / Re: UNDT FINAL!!!: Johnny Alpha vs Torquemada
« on: 05 October, 2020, 02:54:26 PM »

Megazine / Re: Meg 424 - Thirty Megnificent Years
« on: 02 October, 2020, 12:07:39 AM »
It's amazing how Wagnery a Wagner Dredd is, great art too, superb.

MegaTropolis, good intro, It will be interesting to see where this goes, much prefer this to 'world Judge' stories. Fantastic art, reminded me of Warren mags for some reason.

I love Mike Carrolls world building and the art is great, I'd be happy to see this as a semi permanent feature like Lawless.

Anderson was a decent one off, low key. Big event Anderson stories never work for me, I much prefer the investigative stories, like the Possessed. I'd like to see where McHugh could take Anderson.

The Returners, I'm on the fence. Loved the first series, not so much the second. Spencer is a great writer and the art is lovely too. Wait and see!

Deliverance, not my cuppa. Frazer was the last time I think I enjoyed the DJ's properly, the DOC appearance was fun, but we never really got how they got away from PJ. It has it fans and tbf it's well written and drawn, just not for me.

Lawless was just great, like something from mid eighties W&G Dredd. The depth and quality of the world that the creators have made is on show when they can pull a story like this off.

Dave Hunt interview-  Dave is a great guy, nice interview and great to see him getting the recognition he deserves.

The Floppy, I rarely read them, (unless old or Treasury ones)  and then do a binge at Christmas. I was ambivalent when I heard about this, but its not bad, lot of stuff I had forgotten about! The only think I could say, more images!

Overall a great Meg, it has always struggles a bit with its identity. It has a good core of stories for the future Dredd, Lawless, Anderson, Carroll's proto Dredd world and Anderson if done well. A non Dredd world strip would be good too.

Welcome to the board / Re: Hello after forever, from Floyd Kermode
« on: 01 October, 2020, 11:21:36 PM »

Announcements / Re: Jerry Siegel's Syndicate of Crime - coming April 2021
« on: 30 September, 2020, 11:30:19 AM »
Great stuff!

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 30 September, 2020, 12:10:45 AM »
TB, personally I avoid all comments on articles, 99% of FB and Twitter unless its comic related, and even then I avoid a lot of it.
Avoid avoid avoid, especially if you think you might change anyone's mind, think of the Bull McCabe and the sea.

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