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Messages - Colin YNWA

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« on: 16 January, 2009, 12:33:44 PM »
Yeah it was doubtful anybody really wanted the film to be stopped. But it is good news that its now got the all clear.

Can't wait. I think its probably the only comic book movie ever that my wife is as, if not more, keen to see!

(Well until they do an animated Bone)

Suggestions / Re: THE BANNED progs ? marketing potentail
« on: 15 January, 2009, 12:14:44 PM »
Quote from: "W. R. Logan"
Also, I always thought that Pat Mills wrote all of the Cursed Earth, but these 2 episodes are credited to Jack Adrian - a new one on me!

the four issues were written by Jack Adrian & John Wagner.

All 4 of the banned issues were written by people other than Pat Mills hmmmm. Would it be inappropriate to start spreading wild and ill informed rumours that its a conspricacy by Pat to get the parts banded to make sure he got all the royalties to the reprints (imagine that royalties to early 2000ad reprints!)

Suggestions / Re: THE BANNED progs ? marketing potentail
« on: 14 January, 2009, 12:46:56 PM »
I'm still shopping around for a couple of the issues and have set myself limit of £8 + PP on them. If you're patient I've seen them go for a lot less when I wasn't yet ready to purchase them. I have seen a copy off 77 go for about £14 I think not too long ago but never more than that.

Books & Comics / Re: Superhero Debate! Who gives a F*#*!?
« on: 14 January, 2009, 08:46:41 AM »
There's a lot being said about these comments out there and a lot of that is distorting things. I personnally don't agree with Willingham's politics but do think he's a good comic book writer and too be honest what I've read of his hasn't made me aware of his political views paricularly. All of that aside Kurt Busiek, a well known liberal thinker has staged a really excellent 'defense' of Willingham on various blogs and forums (to the extent that you hope he's well ahead on his wrok he's must have spent hours doing it!) and he makes the key point for me.

There's a lot of comic books out there by a lot of comic book writers. If one of those writers choices to superheroes in one way then that's cool. There's plenty out there willing and able to write them in another way. He's expressing a personel opinion from a position to alter the comics he writes to help the diversity of the material out there. Where's the fuss. We all have the right to disagree with him and if this results in comics we don't like, then cool we can read the comics we do.

If you have a year or so free there's a heathly (at times) debate about it here
http://http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2009/01/willingham-no-more-superhero-decadence-for-me/#respondand I have to say for me in most instances Busiek is a sobering voice of reason. At least through the first third or so I found the time to read.

On the Bigby issue Willingham did point out that he felt that was what this CHARACTER would say given his militarist background. He said he doubted any other CHARACTER would but this one. Mind having said that I don't think I would agree with Willingham''s views on Isreal but that doesn't mean he hasn't the right to have that opinion.

Now the big sticking point for me is to 'unashamably' quotes someone like Rush Limbaugh that is a little worrying!

Film & TV / Re: Krull - C5 - 110109
« on: 12 January, 2009, 05:19:50 PM »
Quote from: "Godpleton"
You folks are aware of Lysette Anthony's forays into the wonderful world of soft porn right?

Erh no. This has left me feeling a little funny and light headed. I wonder when my wife is next going to the gym...

Other Reviews / Re: Medivac 318
« on: 12 January, 2009, 05:17:15 PM »
Quote from: "Bouwel"
I honestly have no memories of this beyond an 'ambulance' coming into land with a 'danger below!' sort of warning.

That's the fella. Well worth digging out. For me this period is still 2000ad at its best but also stretching its wings a little as the next generation of cool writers has settled in and is finding its feet and confidence.

I can definately see why Zippy Couriers was an acquired taste and while I enjoy it not sure its a 2000ad story. Mind that's why I like a lot of Hilary Robinson's stuff she gave 2000ad a different and at the time new voice. Shame much of her stuff (not the two mentioned but other stuff she did) was so blighted by if not bad art then unsuitable art.

General / Re: looking for the # of this Dredd comic
« on: 12 January, 2009, 03:25:11 PM »
Wow that is a glorious page.

Film & TV / Re: Krull - C5 - 110109
« on: 12 January, 2009, 02:30:43 PM »
How often must poor old Windsor Davies be mistaken for Michael Elphick! That old gem cos there so alike... Yikes!

Still that aside nice to know it that show at least she was hopefully as nice as I remember. All I can add (heavens above is this all I can really add) is don't go thinking Brownwyn from Neighbours the candle I held for her was quickly snuffed once the early 90s (???) filter was removed!

Film & TV / Re: Krull - C5 - 110109
« on: 12 January, 2009, 01:30:01 PM »
A caught the first few minutes of this before darts got going and have to say the biggest disappointment for me was Lysette Anthony. Now at her peck (at least through the lens of my misty memory) is was a bit of a honey in the 80s. I seem to remember REALLY liking her in some sitcom that involved a couple with one each of their parents living with them (maybe Windsor Davies was one?) ANYWAY she looked so 80s I'm hoping this was just poor lighting in the film or some such as its a terrible thing to have your fantasies ruined!

Other Reviews / Medivac 318
« on: 12 January, 2009, 01:22:32 PM »
Well my slow but steady reread of the highlights of my 2000ad collection has reached the 600s. A great period which has much to look forward and it would seem some forgotten gems.

I always remember liking Zippy Couriers and its turning out to be a nice fun bit of comics. So I thought I'd re-read Hilary Robinsons Medivac 318 as well, it had pretty pictures after all. Wow I'd forgotten how great the first 'book' of this was. The second 'book' was ok BUT the first was a quiet piece of gold. Fantastic characters and the 2 parts where the nurse is waiting to be picked up from the planet war zone are so atmospheric.

Here's hoping when I get to the third book its more like the first than the second (not that the seconds that bad just not up to the fantastic quality of the first)

Film & TV / Re: Thundercats trailer
« on: 11 January, 2009, 04:20:40 PM »
Now I could go on about people having WAYYYYyyyyy to much time on their hands (says the fella who spends so much time posting on here!) BUT just how much fun was that. Cool

General / Re: Zenith featured over at CBR
« on: 10 January, 2009, 01:49:01 PM »
Is it not being reprinted due to some legal wrangling? Doesn't Grant Morrison think he has a case for ownership or some such? Otherwise it would surely have been reprinted by now?

General / Zenith featured over at CBR
« on: 10 January, 2009, 01:18:52 PM »

Just to let people know over at 'Comics Should Be Good' a blog over at CBR their running a year long feature called 'A Year of Cool Comic Moments'. Now this will understandably be American centric BUT only 9 days into the feature 2000ad gets its first shout (lets hope there's more to come!). Well worth a read (as is the rest of the Blog)


Books & Comics / Re: Is Grant Morrison overrated?
« on: 09 January, 2009, 04:04:43 PM »
Quote from: "Byron Virgo"

Of course, as usual, Jimmy Olsen got there first:


That there is pure gold!

General / Lets rock the 2000ad vote
« on: 06 January, 2009, 01:37:19 PM »
Over at 'Comics Should be Good' there's another of their top 100 polls being prepared. Now whenever they have one of these international material never gets a look in. In their 'Top 100 runs' no Wagner Dredd, no Nemesis vs Torquemada in the 'Top 100 battles'. Now this is completely understandable given that its an American website focused on American comics BUT I hope theres enough 2000ad fans here to educate our short sighted cousins across the pond about the joys of 2000ad.

The current vote they have running is "Vote for the Top 25* “Versus” Countdown!"

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.co ... countdown/

By this they mean Fantastic Four vs. Doctor Doom
Thing Vs. Hulk
Batman Vs. Joker

etc etc - that type of thing.

So why not get over there and vote for some British stuff, or more specifically 2000ad stuff. I'm personally putting Nemesis vs. Torquemada at the top of my list. Don't think there's much point trying to get a consenus of the best 2000ad vs BUT if enough 2000ad fans vote maybe something will show up?

*In you don't visit Comics Should Be Good and are wondering why I'm going on about top 100s when the link clearly states top 25 its cos they have changed the way these countdowns are done. They have a top 25 thing first on their 'host' website CBR then the rest of the top 100 will appear at CSBG later.

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