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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7530 on: 24 March, 2020, 02:05:00 PM »
Asterix was a major part of my childhood and I still have all of them. The humour of those books is still priceless. Albert Uderzo gave us all a great gift. RIP.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7531 on: 24 March, 2020, 07:15:35 PM »
Sad news  :'(

Asterix was one of my favorites growing up.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7532 on: 24 March, 2020, 07:28:12 PM »

So sad.

When I was very young, about 8 or 9, I came across two Asterix books in a tourist shop in Southport. I could only afford one, which I bought, and then (I'm ashamed to admit) I stole the other. It's the only book I ever pinched - and got a good hiding for it when I got home. It didn't dampen my love for Asterix, though, a love which has only grown over the years. Goscinny and Uderzo were the first comic creators whose names I learned and Asterix was the first comic I fell in love with.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7533 on: 24 March, 2020, 08:13:20 PM »
Wow. Another part of my childhood gone. On the plus side, I just bought an omnibus of the first three Asterix books for my son's 10th birthday on Monday.
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« Reply #7534 on: 24 March, 2020, 08:32:25 PM »
.... which you will may well remember to give him in 10 years time?     ::)

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« Reply #7535 on: 24 March, 2020, 10:05:15 PM »
.... which you will may well remember to give him in 10 years time?     ::)

Don't be daft. Of course I will give it to him. Just like the 13th Floor Collected edition he got from Santa. The fact that he has a bedroom bookcase circa 90cm from the bathroom door is pure coincidence.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7536 on: 24 March, 2020, 11:23:49 PM »
Asterix was brilliant!

Maybe as a tribute Rebellion could reprint in the floppy the spoof Asterix strip that appeared in one of the Crisis specials.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7537 on: 25 March, 2020, 09:49:17 AM »
Stuart Gordon of various Horror movies fame has died. Rotten news about Uderzo's passing as well.

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/stuart-gordon-dead-dies-1203544356/?fbclid=IwAR2AwQzFFLJ5_c51K8OdFmWzT9L7QrHX3qoX8Byei2Nx6hHMR19vPh0tVf8
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7538 on: 25 March, 2020, 10:22:54 AM »
Albert Uderzo one of the all time greatest comic artist and that's not hyperbole at all, just an artistic genius.

A rather timely and fitting tribute to the great Albert Uderzo, I believe. 

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/martyn-turner-1.4211198

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7539 on: 25 March, 2020, 10:56:51 AM »
Stuart Gordon of various Horror movies fame has died.

That's sad news - he was the ultimate Lovecraftian director. Dagon, From Beyond, and, of course, Re-animator are all classics.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7540 on: 25 March, 2020, 11:19:48 AM »
He was also the director of Robot Jox, which I watched once and thought was alright.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7541 on: 25 March, 2020, 12:51:21 PM »
He was also the director of Robot Jox, which I watched once and thought was alright.

Not seen it but I have heard it's very 2000AD in tone (from the late seventies, early eighties.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7542 on: 25 March, 2020, 06:36:06 PM »
RIP Bill Rieflin drummer with Ministry, NIN, and KMFDM (amongst so many other great bands).  Fuck this year.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7543 on: 26 March, 2020, 01:25:08 PM »
A good tribute to Albert Uderzo:

https://downthetubes.net/?p=116451
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7544 on: 27 March, 2020, 10:57:15 AM »
Mark Blum, actor, 69, COVID-19.

(you may know him from Desperately Seeking Susan and Crocodile Dundee)