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Events / Re: MCM Comic Con
« on: 31 October, 2018, 04:14:55 pm »
I went to one of the MCM shows in Manchester a few years ago - a much smaller venue than the Excel, but I think they still tried to sell as many tickets as it was horribly overcrowded and queues to get in were huge.


I think they have taken this on-board and put effort into putting on a dedicated top drawer Comic Creator experience certainly this year in London.

To put it in context I believe the 2000AD 40th bash had 1000 tickets, MCM had over 130,000 in attendance. 

Events / Re: MCM Comic Con
« on: 31 October, 2018, 09:39:11 am »
This was the Batman Dark Knight Panel - Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, Brian Azzarello, John Romita, Andy Kubert  Frank Quietly, Jimmy Palmiotti.

I also went to Art of the Cover Panel with Amanda Connor, Jim Cheung & Frank Cho

So in one day (Sunday)  I got to see pretty much the DC premier league.
Worked for me.

It's really a Geek convention but to be fair ComicCon has become the accepted generic name.

(Just to be clear although it looks like Frank Miller was about to perform Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal, this wasn't the case)

General / Re: Stories that should be collected
« on: 30 October, 2018, 02:43:27 pm »

... so presumably, it hasn't been reprinted because Mark Millar and/or Grant Morrison and/or Steve Parkhouse don't want it to be reprinted.

Most likely no Publisher has thought that there's much of a market for it.

To put it in perspective, it wasn't like at the height of Grant's popularity ("Arkham" 1989 - "Superman" 2008) DC went shopping for Zenith. It took Rebellion to break the legal embargo in 2013

General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 18 October, 2018, 04:27:33 pm »
I agree with Sheridan
and certainly it was nice to hear in the ThrillCast that Matt Smith's inclination was to end Stront Dog.

I'm not sure I even want to see more Durham in the last incarnation as actually I king of wanted it all to link up.


I'd like to see City of the Damned from that Dredd's POV

I'll just leave this here before scuttling off again...

Big Dave in Sinister Brexter


Big Dave in Sinister Brexit-er?

General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 01 October, 2018, 04:51:31 pm »
He was the most generous sketcher at conventions.

He was an incredible designer of characters - look how little Dredd and Johnny have changed over the years.

And he spoilt us with the sheer volume of published artwork he produced.

News / Re: Rebellion buys TI Media archive
« on: 28 September, 2018, 02:17:10 pm »
So Rebellion basically owns every British comic character you've ever heard of, except Dan Dare, Desperate Dan and Dennis the Menace?

(to the general public, that is - people here will know an awful lot more comic characters).

Rebellion still don't unfortunately own anything originated in the 1982 Eagle. So they also don't own *Tower King, Thunderbolt and Smokey, *Doomlord, SGT Streetwise, *Joe Soap, Computer Warrior or *13th Floor.

Asterisk = bit of a gem in my opinion

Hi Dodsy

As a valuation I'm afraid 1208 is worth £20-£25 in good condition and all the others I would say 50p each or 3 for a £1. Certainly in London town Orbital sells progs for 99p with backing board and bag.

Getting £26 for a 52 prog year run is optimal if you can find a buyer and you can put together whole runs

I've bought a couple of 700+ prog collections for £30-£60 to build up a whole collection. They are very plentiful out there for the space reasons you identify

I broadly agree with Wake's sticky valuation https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=27071.0
except that it needs bringing up to date only in terms of issue numbers, the £s hold up

Sorry if its not the valuation you were after.

Suggestions / Re: Let's bring Ian Gibson back in the from the cold.
« on: 27 September, 2018, 02:48:52 pm »
I agree Frank

I was just thinking that a lot of Meg interviews in the past seem to lead to either cover work or a couple of one-offs. Certainly this has proved the case for Ian Kennedy, Gerry Finley-Day etc.

As the Meg is edited by Matt Smith I thought the door for some sort of return, might have opened and I thought a ground swell of fan love for Ian Gibson might be the push needed to open it wider.

I hope that's still the case.

I thought Ian Gibson's interview in today's Megazine 400 was excellent.

Clearly if his health allows, the man is willing to work for 2000ad again so let's make it happen.

That is all.

Nobody is seriously suggesting a day-one living legend of 2000ad should be ostracised over a single tacky image*, so I interpret the preceding four pages of tangential rhubarb as a collective effort to keep Matty's original, well-intentioned suggestion in the public eye.

I love Ian Gibson's work too, Matty. I doubt his personal problems would allow him to create new strip art, but if Tharg wanted to give Gibson an open-ended commission for generic covers** that could be completed as and when his difficulties allow, I'd be delighted.

* If Tharg chooses not to work with Gibson because of the way he exited Samantha Slade, that's a different matter and entirely up to him. Difficult not to reassess that exit in the light of his subsequent problems, though, regardless of the reasons Gibson insists were behind his actions.

** As I presume he did with Cliff Robinson. 

Suggestions / Let's bring Ian Gibson back in the from the cold.
« on: 19 September, 2018, 03:54:35 pm »
I thought Ian Gibson's interview in today's Megazine 400 was excellent.

Clearly if his health allows, the man is willing to work for 2000ad again so let's make it happen.

That is all.

General / Re: Later Garth Ennis Dredds
« on: 07 September, 2018, 04:55:51 pm »
Even as a fan of 2000ad, I do find it unrelenting how many talents do their best work almost straight after leaving the prog.

I do think there the episodic nature, short page count and house characters that are all great training.
But can you imagine if Preacher had appeared (first time around) in 2000ad rather than as a reprint in the Meg. Or The Invisibles. Or Enigma. Or Sandman. Or Walking Dead. Or Marshall Law.

But then we did get Nikolai Dante, Mazeworld, Button Man to name but a few.
2000ad really does have some close relatives that didn't stray too far...

General / Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« on: 03 August, 2018, 03:36:14 pm »
That's a cool idea for an episode. i love that Doc.
Always wondered how it came about...

General / Re: New 2000AD Binding from Prog 1
« on: 30 July, 2018, 12:25:22 pm »
Endpapers as requested

General / Re: New 2000AD Binding from Prog 1
« on: 30 July, 2018, 11:44:19 am »
Thanks for your kind words.

I've bought so many progs with pieces cut out of them.
Sometimes the whole centre spread missing.

That Ian Gibson queue was fun. Great guy.

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