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Music / Re: Q Magazine to close
« on: 23 July, 2020, 01:59:24 PM »
I suspect the circulation problem is equally down to the quality or at least the ambition/subversion of modern bands. Modern Pop/Rock exacts a Insta/Twitter engagement that renders the mystique of Bowie/Prince/McCartney/Morrissey redundant.

Or an equally depressing note I subscribed to Empire magazine when they did a 20 year retrospective on Jaws. Then a 25th. Then 30th. I think it was the 35th I just cancelled. Nostalgia's not what it was.

Suggestions / Re: Judge Dredd: The Ledger in Order
« on: 23 July, 2020, 01:34:57 PM »
Thanks for the Joe. I wasn't aware of that. Will hunt out a copy.

Suggestions / Judge Dredd: The Ledger in Order
« on: 21 July, 2020, 03:51:09 PM »
Ever since reading Judge Dredd The Mega History and the printing of the ledger that showed the order in which Pat Mills commissioned artists to work on Dredd, I would like to see those stories reprinted in order.

An added narrative from Pat would be great explaining what he did and didn't like. It would allow a reprint book to start with Bank Raid first, maybe even include Rufus 'Courtroom' from Class of '77 if possible written by Jack Adrian. I know Bank Raid has been reprinted many times but it hasnt exactly been given the prominence it deserves hidden away in annual censored or in the extras section of the Case Files.

I'd just like to see the stories in order so we could see issues like the number of Judges and Judge written on the badge slowly disappear into what we know today.

IDW presumably pay Rebellion to license Dredd to predominantly sell it in USA comic shops

As part of the deal Rebellion could reserve the right to reprint it in the UK* say 6 months later

I don't think the current floppies from the UK archive sit that well in a Mega City/2000AD publication.
They feel like your Dad making you watching a B&W episode of the Likely Lads because you enjoyed the Inbetweeners.

* I know some Megs make it to the USA but can't believe its huge

Help! / Re: Can the FX in the prequel Star Wars be in 4K?
« on: 24 May, 2020, 11:12:33 PM »
Wow. Watching these now in 4K on Disney+ and wow (apart from the Maclunkey disaster) the Prequels looks incredible. George either recorded with more information or they've faked it amazingly.

Anyone else see the Prequels now in 4K?

Books & Comics / Re: Elephantmen?
« on: 17 May, 2020, 07:34:02 AM »

I enjoyed this thread as love the art of Elephantmen but never collected enough

The Strontium Dog and Dredd one-shots were collected here but weren't allowed to show the 2000ad characters on the cover I was told
It's relatively easy to find second had.

I love Boo on the gun story...

*any distribution problems*

if IDW have any distribution, I do think this latest IDW series is starting to get close to UK Dredd standards especially the art by Kei Zama which is great

Obviously IDW are covering the origination costs so could part of your deal with them allow you to reprint (or straight out include) it as a floppy each month?

I need to see this mullet-tastic story.

Just from a retail point of view American comics have had a least a 3 week gap in supply
And the Action 2020 Special + reprint just sold for £51

I'd probably be happy subscribing to weekly PDFs of 1976 Action.

So I think whilst there's a lot of bad news out there, comics have always sold in higher numbers in a depression/downturn.

I like the Lockdown tapes - be even happy to buy PDFs of say Al Ewing talking you through the Dredd's that he best enjoyed.

I know it takes 6 months of development normally
But with the success of the Action 2020 Special, I think the subscription market could sustain a second weekly for the next 6 months.
Just extend all the stories in the Special.
Maybe even do a kickstarter-esque commitment in advance to the first 1000 subscribers.

* in the last 10 years

Prog / Re: Prog 2175 - Semi Detached
« on: 30 March, 2020, 02:48:33 PM »
When I met John Wagner at Leamington he did imply all may not be what it seemed with Hershey's death. Maybe he knew. Maybe it was his idea. I do think as a general criticism 2000ad is guilty of going back to the same well too often.

Judge Death. Chopper. Mean Machine. Dredd/Batman.

I love having Simon Fraser back under any circumstances...

Books & Comics / Re: ACTION Special review
« on: 24 March, 2020, 02:28:44 PM »
HELL MACHINE stopped so suddenly I looked to see if it continued elsewhere in the special.
Really weird and abrupt ending - I really liked this one.

Classifieds / Re: Unashamed Ebay Pimping - the Next Generation
« on: 20 March, 2020, 11:13:19 AM »
You've got great taste in comics & signatures. I hope you get a good price. I'm bidding for some.

Classifieds / !
« on: 19 January, 2020, 09:40:26 PM »
Hi "Low Down"

Your price is pretty favourable and I'd include signed for postage and the print supplied in a tube for that.

Always a supporter of the free market economy by all means bid for the eBay offer above first. Then send me a PM if it doesn't work out.

Weirdly someone else is now interested. Funny! Maybe it is a bit of a curio in an otherwise mainstream world!

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