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Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! by Pat Mills
« on: 20 May, 2017, 09:45:24 AM »
Well, this looks interesting.



From Uncle Pat's twitter

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Re: Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! by Pat Mills
« Reply #1 on: 20 May, 2017, 09:55:41 AM »
Only 234,356 pages!   :D

I'll bet that this is a fun, if one-sided, read - can't wait!

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Re: Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! by Pat Mills
« Reply #2 on: 20 May, 2017, 09:57:34 AM »
It'll be an interesting read no doubt. But we do have a pretty clear view of the Millsian history of the Galaxy's Greatest.

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Re: Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! by Pat Mills
« Reply #3 on: 20 May, 2017, 10:34:34 AM »
So (sub-)editor-wise ('coz Tharg's always been the actual editor, hasn't he) we've got books by David Bishop, Steve MacManus with this one by Pat Mills and isn't there another one being worked on as well?

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Re: Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! by Pat Mills
« Reply #4 on: 20 May, 2017, 10:38:55 AM »
Richard Burton maybe, might have been mentioned in the ECBT2000AD interview?

I always wish we'd heard more from Kelvin Gosnell.

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Re: Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! by Pat Mills
« Reply #5 on: 20 May, 2017, 11:09:47 AM »
Richard Burton maybe, might have been mentioned in the ECBT2000AD interview?

I always wish we'd heard more from Kelvin Gosnell.

Yep, that sounds right.  What's Kelvin up to these days?  His wikipedia page is inconclusive.

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Re: Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! by Pat Mills
« Reply #6 on: 20 May, 2017, 12:24:30 PM »
Check out that truly scrotnig cover.  It's absolutely what you'd want to use for a comic writer writing about his comics career to a readership of comics fans.
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Re: Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! by Pat Mills
« Reply #7 on: 20 May, 2017, 12:39:28 PM »
Hopefully just a placeholder cover - the design looks like it should have 'Dianetics' written somewhere.

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Re: Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! by Pat Mills
« Reply #8 on: 20 May, 2017, 01:29:36 PM »
Be great if there was a foreword which was just a new page of Slaine.

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Re: Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! by Pat Mills
« Reply #9 on: 20 May, 2017, 01:29:43 PM »
Hopefully just a placeholder cover - the design looks like it should have 'Dianetics' written somewhere.

Ha.  I was thinking more David Icke. 

But, yeah, both definitely in the same ballpark.

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Re: Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! by Pat Mills
« Reply #10 on: 20 May, 2017, 03:54:55 PM »
Interesting! I thought his Read 'Em and Weep series was going to be as close as we'd get to this, but a fictionalised version of it. Glad to see he's going to do it properly. Looking forward to it.

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Re: Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! by Pat Mills
« Reply #11 on: 20 May, 2017, 04:55:18 PM »


It'll initially be released as an e-book before it gets physical. Maybe it will get a better cover for paper publication.

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Re: Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! by Pat Mills
« Reply #12 on: 20 May, 2017, 07:26:14 PM »
Interesting! I think Pat has pretty much had his say over the years, so I don't expect any major revelations, but I look forward to a physical copy of this, if only for Pat's own version of events being accessible in the one book  - CREDO!  might have been a better (or at least snappier) title though!

Can't see why anyone would be against this - I'd personally love to see a Burton/McKenzie book, despite (perhaps because) my thoughts on their tenure. I think we all know Pat and the other figures well enough to make our own minds up - the more versions of events, the better,even when they conflict.

A nice Kev cover wouldn't go amiss....

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Re: Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! by Pat Mills
« Reply #13 on: 20 May, 2017, 11:13:37 PM »
Looking forward to reading the original Tharg's view after seeing Pat on the VDV story of 2000AD. Hopefully he has this available for his Glasgow signing on the 30th june  :-)

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Re: Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! by Pat Mills
« Reply #14 on: 05 June, 2017, 09:07:10 AM »
Well it will be the first sharp and punchy thing Pat has written in years if that quote is true.