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Film & TV / Re: The Leopard from Lime Street - the TV series
« on: 27 September, 2020, 10:13:38 AM »
What would be the pitch here? “Well, it’s like the other ones - but he’s not a bat, and spider or a panther. This one’s a leopard.”

And English, not American; and explicitly a young boy, rather than a teenager or twenty-something. I dunno, I genuinely think that gives it more than enough of a niche to carve, however derivitive.

General / Re: UNDT Quarter Finals Heat 4: Johnny Alpha vs Mean Machine Angel
« on: 23 September, 2020, 04:02:23 PM »
Hate to be predictable, but it's all the way with Johnny A!

General / Re: UNDT Quarter Finals Heat 3: Nemesis the Warlock vs Halo Jones
« on: 23 September, 2020, 04:01:00 PM »
I adore the Nemesis strip, but he's not really much of a character, is he? Just a cool design and a soundbite. Halo, by contrast, is one of the most 'real' characters Tooth has ever had.

General / Re: UNDT Quarter Finals Heat 2: Torquemada vs Judge Anderson
« on: 23 September, 2020, 03:58:51 PM »
Hmm... A truly tough one, this. There's arguably a lot more to Cass than there is to Tomas; but the Grandmaster's one and only dimension is so ludicrously, brilliantly, grandiosely over the top, I'm not sure that matters!

I would love to give this to 2K's first and flagship female lead, but Anderson's been poorly served in recent years and long since ceased to matter in any significant way. On the other hand, Torque had the decency to die years ago, with legacy intact. So it's Torquemada for me!

General / Re: UNDT Quarter Finals Heat 1: Nikolai Dante vs Wulf Sternhammer
« on: 23 September, 2020, 03:47:39 PM »
I love Wulf - truly - but this one has to go to Dante, the more nuanced and rounded character.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 22 September, 2020, 05:39:24 PM »
I am not familiar with Laurence Campbell's work
Looks like Campbell worked on the prog circa 2002-2004 before going stateside.

Yeah, I still think of LC as 'a 2000AD artist', so I was surprised to see broodblik say that... But actually, it's been a very long time since he graced the prog!

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 09 September, 2020, 10:23:23 AM »
I’m not sure how many statues there are supposed to be, but I vaguely recall Hachette on Facebook saying the last one will go out with #80.

Missing statues? In 2020?


Gene, by a narrow margin. This was a tough one, though!

One might say 'tougher than tough'

Damn - now I wish I had!

General / Re: UNDT Round 3, Heat 3: Howard Quartz vs. Stix Brothers
« on: 27 August, 2020, 08:56:42 AM »
I like Quartz in both guises - his early 'Captain-Mainwairing-in-an-iron-lung' officious fusspot, and the later, more machiavellan schemer. Stix is as bad-ass a stone killer as they come, but Quartz edges it. He just has a bit more going on.

General / Re: 'The change in Sláine...
« on: 27 August, 2020, 08:50:06 AM »
Medb, for example, is at least 4 completely different-looking women.

That is part of her modus operandi, though. When she infiltrates the Sessair it's under a glamour, so that Slaine doesn't immediately recognise her on his return. She does the same again when she honeytraps Cathbad during Slaine's time travels - so that's legitimately three separate faces she's allowed.

General / Re: UNDT Round 3, Heat 1: Mean Angel vs. Owen Krysler
« on: 26 August, 2020, 02:44:14 PM »
I mean it seems a bit pointless voting given how the vote's going, but another one for Mean Angel.

Gene, by a narrow margin. This was a tough one, though!

General / Re: Pat Mills moving onto new things it would seem
« on: 21 August, 2020, 05:20:06 PM »
...I'm not quite sure why that particular Pat strip is of interest to the cinema world, as opposed to Slaine, ABCs, Nemesis, Marshal Law etc.

For the same reason there's been films of History of Violence, Accident Man and (imminently) Button Man. All primarily about men with guns in the present or near-future - fairly easy to realise on a modest budget.

General / Re: Pat Mills moving onto new things it would seem
« on: 19 August, 2020, 03:22:54 PM »
I think Tharg's canny enough to know he'd be burning his bridges if he immediately farmed Mills' characters out to other writers. They'll be quietly rested until/unless he returns.

General / Re: Pat Mills moving onto new things it would seem
« on: 19 August, 2020, 01:49:29 PM »
Requiem Vampire Knight (any good?)

It's absolutely brilliant, but unfinished.

Given the date of the last volume, I'm going to assume it unlikely it will ever be.

That's purely an art issue. Pat's finished the last volume, but the art's still not done. And you can understand why when you read it! Apparently the artist is of independent means, so he can afford to take as long as he likes.

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