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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #15 on: 27 February, 2017, 01:30:23 pm »
Very exciting developments - I look forward to the monthly reprint schedule too!

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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #16 on: 27 February, 2017, 05:18:25 pm »
Here's hoping for the complete The Thirteenth Floor in 2018!


Is that not property of Dan Dare Corp?


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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #17 on: 27 February, 2017, 05:26:32 pm »
Here's hoping for the complete The Thirteenth Floor in 2018!


Is that not property of Dan Dare Corp?

Nope. Launched in Scream! and only continued in Eagle after the merger. The DDC only appear to own strips that originated in Eagle/New Eagle (with one or two exceptions, IIRC) and anything that came to the comic from another title merger belongs to whoever ended up with the rights to that earlier title. So, The Thirteenth Floor and Monster are Rebellion's, despite having the bulk of their run in Eagle, because they originated in Scream!, while strips like Doomlord belong to the DDC.

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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #18 on: 27 February, 2017, 07:18:48 pm »
Personally I always found Eagle and Scream to be 'lesser' comics than the rest of their stablemates. This was partly due to me age at the time they came out but generally I don't enjoy reading stories from them as much as those from 2000AD, Battle, Valiant etc. I'm also happy enough with the reprints that Hibernia Press do from those comics. I think it would be a pity if Rebellion started re-printing Eagle and Scream stories whenever they now have so much wider a back catalogue to choose from.

One Eyed Jack is John Cooper's definitive work (Johnny Red being narrowly squeezed out from the number 1 spot in my opinion). He made Jack the greatest three piece suit wearer in comics. Will there be more than 1 volume though I wonder as I seem to remember it went on for quite a while.

Leopard of Lime Street was another story that I have fond memories of but haven't seen or ready any in years. Generally speaking though I would buy it for the Mike Western art.

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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #19 on: 27 February, 2017, 09:42:03 pm »
Faceache (inc Ricky Rubberneck and other Ken Reid material) in December - this last one in Hardback (presumably going for the Beano/Dandy classic nostalgia market); all the others in paperback.

Ricky Rubberneck isn't a separate strip. It's Faceache's real name.

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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #20 on: 27 February, 2017, 11:53:52 pm »
Thank you Molch_R and M.I.K. for the corrections.

I know Ken Reid has many fans but I have to admit I only ever skim-read Faceache (and Jonah).  Now, Sweeny Toddler on the other hand...

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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #21 on: 28 February, 2017, 12:09:49 am »
Leopard of Lime Street is a must purchase!

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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #22 on: 28 February, 2017, 12:13:58 am »
The DDC only appear to own strips that originated in Eagle/New Eagle (with one or two exceptions, IIRC) and anything that came to the comic from another title merger belongs to whoever ended up with the rights to that earlier title.

My dream of a Star Rider collection endures!

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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #23 on: 28 February, 2017, 12:32:10 am »
Sweeny Toddler was created by Leo Baxendale in Shiver and Shake, and the artist most identified with him is Tom Patterson. It reached it's best (IMO) in the mid eighties with Graham Exton on writing duties, with covers like the (in?)famous Judge Sweeny Toddler .

Ken Reid is incredible, and the great thing is there is so much more material than Faceache. 'Martha's Monster Make Up' is basically a female Ricky Rubberneck, Tom Horror's World (word play at its best) and in the football comic Scorcher, he contributed various single page football related tales for a good few years. But the best is his single page illos, 'Creepy Creations' in Shiver and Shake and 'World Wide Werdies' and 'Wanted' in Whoopee, a collection of these I would love.

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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #24 on: 28 February, 2017, 02:42:52 am »

Faceache (inc Ricky Rubberneck and other Ken Reid material) in December - this last one in Hardback (presumably Ken Reid’s intricately detailed, genius-level art deserves to be seen in a larger format)


FTFY Alex.

Fantastic selections all round in that lot.
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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #25 on: 28 February, 2017, 02:50:08 am »

If I had to sum it up roughly in a line, it would be:

It's the UK's answer to Spider-Man, beautifully illustrated, and with a bit of a British spin on the concept.

Not to be confused with Garth Ennis & John McCrea’s debut strip Troubled Souls, which was the Irish version.  ;)
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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #26 on: 28 February, 2017, 04:32:28 pm »
I remember enjoying The leopard Of Lime St as a youth, but I worry it may have dated. Fingers crossed.

To say it's like a bristish Spider-Man is an understatement.

From the official press release:

"Billy Farmer ... is scratched by a radioactive leopard  at the local zoo. Gaining leopard-like strength, speed, reflexes, and tree-climbing abilities, when he’s not fighting crime, Billy sells photographs of himself to the local paper, using the money to support his frail aunt"

Radioactive leopard? Cor blimey!

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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #27 on: 28 February, 2017, 04:53:45 pm »
The DDC only appear to own strips that originated in Eagle/New Eagle (with one or two exceptions, IIRC) and anything that came to the comic from another title merger belongs to whoever ended up with the rights to that earlier title.
That's rather a shame because I would totally be up for a reprint collection of 'The Fists of Danny Pyke' by Johns Wagner & Burns.  :(
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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #28 on: 28 February, 2017, 05:03:58 pm »
Where do we stand with Robot Archie and The Spider? Last I checked both where still owned by DC, but due to Archies appearance in Zenith I have to wonder if this could be contested...

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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #29 on: 28 February, 2017, 06:05:46 pm »
I remember enjoying The leopard Of Lime St as a youth, but I worry it may have dated. Fingers crossed.

To say it's like a bristish Spider-Man is an understatement.

From the official press release:

"Billy Farmer ... is scratched by a radioactive leopard  at the local zoo. Gaining leopard-like strength, speed, reflexes, and tree-climbing abilities, when he’s not fighting crime, Billy sells photographs of himself to the local paper, using the money to support his frail aunt"

Radioactive leopard? Cor blimey!

Really?

I knew it was about  lad with leopard powers (I believe I even read one episode back in the day, although possibly not in the original comic) but they actually went the radioactive and photographer route too?

On the plus side, I seem to remember the tone being different from Spider-man.