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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« Last post by sheridan on Today at 02:56:10 pm »
A letter has been written to The Grauniad from various UK-born or based writers.

Squaxx may recognise a few names there:

  • Nick Harkaway
  • Suw Charman-Anderson
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Laurie Penny
  • Warren Ellis
  • Emma Kennedy
  • John le CarrĂ©
  • Philip Pullman
  • Charles Arthur
  • Robert Harris
  • Dr Sue Black
  • Kieron Gillen
  • Joe Abercrombie
  • Samuel West
  • Prof Kate Williams
  • Sam Baker
  • Dr Helen Czerski
  • Nikesh Shukla
  • Dr Sunny Singh
  • Molly Flatt
  • Sarah Hilary
  • Irenosen Okojie
  • Tade Thompson
  • Ben Lyttleton
  • Paul Cornell
  • Andy Diggle
  • Max Porter
  • Sarah Pinborough
  • Rob Williams
  • Ed James
  • Paul Burston
  • Simon Spurrier
  • Al Ewing
  • Emma Newman
  • Tom Hunter
  • Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Prof Adam Roberts
  • Robert Shearman
  • Adam Christopher
  • Prof David Andress
  • James Henry
  • Mike Carey
  • Jon Courtenay Grimwood
  • Gaia Vince
  • David Barnett
  • Alex Paknadel
  • James Smythe
  • Martyn Waites
  • Dr Una McCormack
  • Steve Mosby
  • Prof Roger Luckhurst
  • Chrissy Williams
  • Claire North
  • Dave Hutchinson
  • Kim Curran
  • Barbara Nadel
  • Julia Crouch
  • Juliet E McKenna
  • Den Patrick
  • Jill Dawson
  • Dan Watters
  • Sydney Moore
  • Sophia McDougall
  • Neil Broadfoot
  • Daragh Carville
  • Anne Charnock
  • Al Robertson
  • Lesley Thomson
  • Jaine Fenn
  • Dr Mark Blacklock
  • Jo Baker
  • E. J. Swift
  • Rhiannon Lassiter
  • David Gullen
  • Ian Whates
  • Ian Macleod
  • Laura Wade
  • Tricia Sullivan
  • Andrew Greig
  • James Oswald
  • Jane Rogers
  • Julian Simpson
  • Marina Lewycka
  • Sydney Padua
  • Annie Auerbach
  • Tom Pollock
  • Liz Fraser
  • Paul Johnston
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News / Re: Strontium Dog Without Wagner or Ezquerra
« Last post by Rogue Judge on Today at 02:35:37 pm »
Good news, thanks Bolt. It would be great if you could do a limited print or something with that image as well!
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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« Last post by sheridan on Today at 02:22:06 pm »
Quince must be the plural form of (Banjo) Quint
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Books & Comics / Re: Thrillpower Overload: the missing chapters
« Last post by Dandontdare on Today at 02:01:35 pm »
The Sunday Telegraph piece is fascinating - although who uses words like "benison"? (and it wasn't a Judge Dredd T-shirt anyway!)
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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« Last post by Frank on Today at 01:52:29 pm »

Honestly not sure whether this is something you all need to sit down for or if it's the equivalent of telling someone that Spock's mum was called T'Pau.




My excuse is that I'd never tasted a quince in the eighties, and certainly didn't know they looked a little like mishapen heads. I got the mince connection, obviously, since mince (boiled until it was grey) was the default dinner option for every Scottish mum between WWII and the fall of the Berlin wall.

Should have known; Wagner and Grant were partial to a bit of Quince. *


* Wagner, Grant & Ezquerra, Prog 190, less than a year before that panel from The Hotdog Run (233)
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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Last post by sheridan on Today at 01:48:10 pm »
I just started issue 38 Aquila. I never read this in the original issues but was always a fan on Black Hawk in the Tornado years so thought it would be my thing, which it is.

In the intro bumpf at the beginning it suggests that the story has not been completed to this day.

Is this correct?  Is it a series that is likely to be cropping up again in the pages of 2thou? Or is it something that faded away?

The end where they disappear into a black hole?  Nope, nothing else after that.
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News / Re: Strontium Dog Without Wagner or Ezquerra
« Last post by Richard on Today at 01:39:33 pm »
This is why we need more SD in the prog.
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Prog / Re: Prog 2131 - The Ape of Good Hope
« Last post by Dandontdare on Today at 01:38:05 pm »
well my prog finally arrived this Tuesday - along with the meg and the following week's prog all on the same day!

Excellent Dredd (including the awesome cover) - I heard an intriguing theory about who Niemand was at Lawless, and having now read this I think it's extremely plausible, but if it's true there's a very good reason why he's anonymous, so I won't share it.

Enjoying everything else in the prog, and it's a good variety of strips. Kingmaker steps out of the action for some worldbuilding, but still interesting; I'm loving Max Normal (does everybody in Dreddworld have to have an ape buddy though? It's getting a bit cliche), I especially like the design of the psychotic juvies.

Reckon I need to do that Scarlet Traces re-read as I have trouble remembering what went before, but I'm still thoroughly enjoying it.

Hard to judge the 3hriller until we can be sure it doesn't suffer from the "disappointing third part" syndrome, but a nice opener
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News / Dredd Month in September
« Last post by Colin YNWA on Today at 01:12:45 pm »
Seems Rebellion are having a push. From Diamond Retail Summit via Bleeding Cool

Be interesting to see how this pans out and what inspired the choice?

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/05/21/judge-dredd-small-house-month-september/
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News / Re: BARNEY updated! Props to The Cosh
« Last post by Bolt-01 on Today at 01:10:55 pm »
Shouldn't Scarlet Traces be moved out of creator owned now?
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