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The Tharg Code
« on: 09 October, 2012, 06:40:35 AM »
To celebrate 35 years of 2000 A.D., I furtively encoded Tharg the Mighty's name in fan letters published in 35 comics, over a ten month period. In my fan letters, I used an acrostic (the first letter of each sentence in the body of my fan letter together spell out “THARG”). For example – “The Shadow is back?  Hallelujah! And Garth Ennis is the writer?  Right on!  Get this book in my hands ASAP!”  These “Tharg Code” fan letters can be found in the letter columns of 35 comics from six publishers.*  ;)

Jeremy Reed Beebe
*Below is a list of the comics containing the "Tharg Code" letters, listed in alphabetical order by publisher:

Dark Horse Comics
1.  B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth: The Long Death #2
2.  House of Night #3
3.  King Conan: Phoenix on the Sword #3
4.  Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand #1
5.  Lobster Johnson: The Burning Hand #4
6.  The Occultist #3
7.  Orchid #7
8.  Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi #3
9.  Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #4
 
Dynamite Entertainment
10.  Army of Darkness #2
11.  Dark Shadows #4
12.  Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #4
13.  Green Hornet #23
14.  Kirby Genesis: Silver Star #4
15.  Vampirella #15
16.  Voltron #4
17.  Warlord of Mars #16
18.  Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris #11
19.  Warriors of Mars #2
20.  Zorro Rides Again #9
 
Image Comics
21.  Haunt #23
22.  Mudman #2
23.  No Place Like Home #3
24.  Savage Dragon #177
 
Marvel Comics   
25.  Fantastic Four #605
26.  Fantastic Four #606
27.  FF #17
28.  FF #18
29.  Journey into Mystery #634
30.  The Punisher #9
31.  Wolverine and the X-Men #4
32.  X-Factor #233
 
Rebellion
33.  Judge Dredd Megazine #322
 
Titan Publishing Group
34.  CLiNT Vol. 1 #15
35.  CLiNT Vol. 2 #1


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Re: The Tharg Code
« Reply #1 on: 09 October, 2012, 06:45:25 AM »
Are you sure about Savage Dragon 177? I have my copy out and can't find your letter.

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Re: The Tharg Code
« Reply #2 on: 09 October, 2012, 06:58:14 AM »
Oh wait. I'm blind. Its the last one. Nice. Took me a second to realize it uses the first letter of each sentence, not the first letter of each work in the sentence. I'll be pointing that out in the next Savage FINcast podcast (cause I do a Savage Dragon podcast)

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Re: The Tharg Code
« Reply #3 on: 09 October, 2012, 07:57:39 AM »
Sir, I applaud you. That right there is dedication.

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Re: The Tharg Code
« Reply #4 on: 09 October, 2012, 08:06:32 AM »
That just makes me cry a bit, that does. Sheer, beautiful, dedication and a little bit of zarjaz madness.

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Re: The Tharg Code
« Reply #5 on: 09 October, 2012, 08:27:41 AM »
Wow.  That's amazingly... amazing.  I salute you!

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Re: The Tharg Code
« Reply #6 on: 09 October, 2012, 08:35:08 AM »
This is magnificent.

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Re: The Tharg Code
« Reply #7 on: 09 October, 2012, 09:25:48 AM »
Genius.
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Re: The Tharg Code
« Reply #8 on: 09 October, 2012, 09:39:21 AM »
*clapping, cheering* Bravo, sir! BRAVO!

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Re: The Tharg Code
« Reply #9 on: 09 October, 2012, 10:16:29 AM »
Nutter!

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Re: The Tharg Code
« Reply #10 on: 09 October, 2012, 10:43:32 AM »
You're the BEST kind of unhinged lunatic. Well done.
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Re: The Tharg Code
« Reply #11 on: 09 October, 2012, 10:54:02 AM »
 :o + :crazy: .... :thumbsup:

Simply stunning work, bbgunn.  Crazy, too, but in all the most commendable ways.  Raises one worrying question - namely, what hope has sanity itself should the day come you no longer use your powers for good?
Oh, but that could never happen...  This proud achievement of yours - for it much surely be such! - is is a clear indication of how Thrillpower Infusion Syndrome has only positive effects upon we mere Terrans.
Nice spread of titles there as well.
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Re: The Tharg Code
« Reply #12 on: 09 October, 2012, 10:58:27 AM »
You sir, are a nutcase. But WHAT a nutcase!

Brilliance!

Totally Hilarious And Really Good!

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Re: The Tharg Code
« Reply #13 on: 09 October, 2012, 11:15:51 AM »
Sir, in the name of Tharg I salute your courage, your strength, your indefatigability, and I want you to know that we are with you !!

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Re: The Tharg Code
« Reply #14 on: 09 October, 2012, 11:35:40 AM »
Perfect ....made me smile to think all publishers are going to check their letters for codes now .....that will drive them crazy ... :D