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Books & Comics / Re: The PARAGON comic thread
« Last post by Daveycandlish on Today at 04:41:51 pm »


Thanks for the comments chaps, very much appreciated - especially those who have ordered a copy. They should be with you soon. Be sure to let me know what you think of the latest issue  :)
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General / Re: How did you first get into 2000ad?
« Last post by positronic on Today at 03:52:45 pm »
A huge pile of Titan reprints which my brother borrowed from a friend got me on board.

It's funny how "reprints" started out as such a good thing when a reader was young and new to comics, way back before trade paperbacks was really even a product category, but after a reader became one of the cognoscenti, a comics insider with an awareness of what's going on in the marketplace, "reprints" became a dirty word ("PFAH! ... reprints !"), and then once you become an older veteran, "reprints" are like meeting an old friend again.

(Although technically, now even first-run trade hardcovers or paperbacks are reprints, and digital comics are a re-something (if not actually "print") -- unless they're digital first or digital exclusives.)

Back in the day, to be seen reading reprints was to be caught "out of the loop", to suffer the embarrassment of not being cool enough to have been there for the first appearance in print (or at least not being cool enough to have collected all of the original run of a comic). The practiced comic fanatics looked down their noses at this attempt by publishers to save money and foist off second-hand goods well past their shelf-life on knowing readers eager for the works of the newest and hottest creators.

On the other hand, the 2000 AD Titan graphic albums were, to Americans, for all intents and purposes "new", and better than that, they were even seen as somewhat 'cutting edge' compared to American mainstream comics, which made you cooler than people who read Savage Sword of Conan or Vampirella, and maybe even Heavy Metal.
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Off Topic / Re: Stuff you don't see anymore.
« Last post by Fungus on Today at 03:46:12 pm »
, repurposed as ticket winning machines.

What's that?
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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« Last post by JayzusB.Christ on Today at 03:26:57 pm »
, a lot people who voted remain on the EU referendum will I feel see UK citizenship as more important to them.

I suspect you're right.  But I wonder if the Brexit shit really does hit the economic fan whether they will think differently. 

In any case I'm not sure our government would be capable of keeping the six counties living in the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed.  The improvement in road quality, for example, is almost instantly noticeable as you cross the border Northwards.
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General / Re: How did you first get into 2000ad?
« Last post by positronic on Today at 03:22:19 pm »
Spent the weekend over at my grandmother as a child, went to the newsagent to buy something and picked up issue no2 of 2000AD. (Yes I am that old).
Never got to see issue no1 :)

Neither did Judge Dredd, and he's the star! (now)
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Events / Re: Birmingham Comic Festival- Edgbaston
« Last post by Bolt-01 on Today at 03:21:03 pm »
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General / Re: How did you first get into 2000ad?
« Last post by positronic on Today at 03:17:38 pm »
It might be that I'm just not fond of reboots, and didn't particularly much care for even Dave Gibbons' earlier War Machine/Friday reboot, so... this one got a read, but felt underwhelming to me.

But since it probably justified IDW's reprinting Rogue Trooper Classics in color, everybody wins!

I loved War Machine, so you might be onto something there.

As reboots go though... that would hardly be a fair comparison. Although I also didn't know that War Machine was supposed to be a reboot* when I first read it so long ago, so I should really pull it out again and offer it a proper re-assessment.

*[Until much later, when it was decided editorially that it wasn't, after all.]
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Megazine / Re: Meg 383 Riot Act!
« Last post by Magnetica on Today at 03:16:17 pm »
Finally read Dredd and Anderson.

Nice opener to the Dredd tale.

Anderson - the way Anderson escaped from her captors was a great sequence and LOL. Great stuff.
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Off Topic / Re: Stuff you don't see anymore.
« Last post by positronic on Today at 03:12:03 pm »
You still get some machines - although strangely it's massive versions of phone games like fruit ninja.

Either that or Dancing/Driving/Shooting stuff with custom cabinets.

People keep saying that VR might bring it back, but I'm not sure about the sweaty VR helmets aspect.

And yet... people still rent bowling shoes.  :lol:
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Off Topic / Re: Stuff you don't see anymore.
« Last post by Steve Green on Today at 03:04:12 pm »
You still get some machines - although strangely it's massive versions of phone games like fruit ninja.

Either that or Dancing/Driving/Shooting stuff with custom cabinets.

People keep saying that VR might bring it back, but I'm not sure about the sweaty VR helmets aspect.
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