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Funt Solo

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #90 on: 11 May, 2020, 05:35:27 PM »
32pp: 1-588 [36pp: 500]
36pp: 589-949 [44pp: 889; 52pp: 920]
44pp: 950-973 [Double Whammy - Double Dredd!]
36pp: 974-1076 [44pp: 1023]
32pp: 1077-present day

In that last section, there are re-sized special progs (apart from the obvious seasonal 100pp ones):
48pp: 1084, 1111, 1124, 1150
36pp: 1350, 1351, 1362, 1384, 1387, 1400, 1450, 1500, 1526, 1550, 1650, 1700, 1750
52pp: 1771
36pp: 1800, 1850, 1874, 1900

My count only goes up to prog 1923 at the moment.

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #91 on: 11 May, 2020, 05:53:56 PM »
Oh you absolute star, Mr Solo - that’s exactly what I was after!

So, if I understand you correctly, it went back to 36 pages for prog 890, and the 44 page count was just a one-off?

Funt Solo

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #92 on: 11 May, 2020, 06:04:05 PM »
Yeah, that's it exactly.

Prog 889 was a jump-on with HMV vouchers, a reservation insert, a new logo and was the biggest prog published at that time. 888 and 890 were both the (of the time) normal 36pp.

Here's a graphical representation from my Spreadsheet of Geekery +1, +2 vs. Zragians:

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #93 on: 11 May, 2020, 06:10:20 PM »
Oh my word. I covet your spreadsheet of geekery - it is a thing of rare beauty.

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #94 on: 20 May, 2020, 05:23:19 PM »
This is the 2000 AD page count graph from prog 1 to 2182:



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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #95 on: 20 May, 2020, 05:27:47 PM »
Looks like someone having a cardiac arrest.

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #96 on: 20 May, 2020, 05:37:35 PM »
God, I love this forum. Thank you, Funt, for going beyond the call of duty.

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #97 on: 20 May, 2020, 05:41:30 PM »
Honestly, it's a pleasure. Some people have meditation, some turn to drink. For me, it's spreadsheets.
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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #98 on: 20 May, 2020, 08:04:57 PM »
Here are the pp for the Meg:

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #99 on: 20 May, 2020, 09:50:11 PM »
Beautiful work - I loves me a good nerdgraph.

The thing that struck me most was the surprisingly low page count in the early glory days - so much thrillpower in so few pages.

It's interesting that whilst most forms of entertainment have become more compressed and speedy over recent decades (watching old Dr Who can seem painfully slow now), comics have gone the other way and become more bloated and extended. The British comic tradition, exemplified by Mills and Wagner in those early days, was a masterclass of compressed storytelling and delivering stories that could be enjoyed as standalone episodes without needing endless backstory; whilst nowadays (particularly in mainstream American comics) splash panels, extended page count and more indulgent (is that the right word?) storytelling, all fuelled by the trade market, mean that skill has been lost to some extent.

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #100 on: 24 May, 2020, 03:02:16 PM »
Hi all, hoping someone out there might have an answer for this.

The attached image is a Bolland piece - but from where? I initially thought it was a Wonder Woman cover - but my web-fu let me down.



Any help gratefully rec.


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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #101 on: 24 May, 2020, 03:19:33 PM »
Well what an interesting puzzle. Looking at both Lenin and the Moscow buildings they are from Batman covers. Lenin from Batman 446 and the buildings seem to be from 445. Can't be 100% but they look pretty much a match. So this seems to be some sort of composit image... but from what. The search continues...

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #102 on: 24 May, 2020, 03:59:13 PM »
Got it - well that search passed the time as we watched The Revenge of the Sith... more of which later in a different thread.

Anyway tracked the image down to

http://www.editions-deesse.com/publications/Bolland/BBolland05.html

http://www.editions-deesse.com/publications/Bolland/BBolland.html

That was fun! Better than the movie....

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #103 on: 24 May, 2020, 05:16:46 PM »
Well done that man!  I gave it a try, got nowhere.

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #104 on: 24 May, 2020, 08:07:51 PM »
Thanks Colin. Much appreciated.