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9 hours ago, kittygotwet said:

Anyone in here a fan of Judge Dredd ?  I've just watched the film again and in my 30 odd years of reading comics I've never read anything Judge Dredd/2000 AD so I'm looking for some recommendations please 

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=judge+dredd+the+complete+case+files

 

If you want to see how it all began start at number 1 but those are collections of almost everything Dredd.

 

Start reading 2000ad weekly as well. It's amazing.

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4 minutes ago, cassidy said:

Just nabbed a bargain pre order on Amazon.de as well btw. 

 

They have She Hulk by Dan Slott Omni for €37 with delivery.  That's over 800 pages for £35. 

I will have to wait for that as I can’t afford it right now, Booksetc should sell it for £42 so that’s not so bad.

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Just now, Charliemouse said:

I will have to wait for that as I can’t afford it right now, Booksetc should sell it for £42 so that’s not so bad.

Booksetc are really great. Excellent customer service and prices. That's where my X-Men Grand Designs was bought from. 

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57 minutes ago, Arn Ironjaw said:

Is that Grand Designs the hardcover version or the trade?

It’s the Omnibus that just came out. So usual deal its hardcover.
 

However It’s smaller than the cardcover oversized Treasury Editions. But has the same thick old school paper inside.  I like it a lot. 
 

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16 minutes ago, cassidy said:

Just read the DC omnibus release schedule upto March next year. Minimum of 6, I want to read/own 

 

Lucifer vol 2

Deadman Omnibus

JLA by Grant Morrison Omni

Batman Road to no man's land Omni

Injustice Omni vol 2

100 Bullets Omni 1

 

Link if anyone is interested 

 

https://www.comicbookwire.com/all-upcoming-dc-omnibus-editions-now-until-june-2021/

Just JLA and Batman for me, I have already sold my trades they cover both those books.

 

Its Marvels list of upcoming omnis that’s going to kill me, in the next few months these are bring released.

 

Uncanny X-Men volumes 2,3 and 4

X-Men by Jim Lee volumes 1 and 2

New Mutants Vol 1

Excalibur Vol 1.

 

And that’s just the X-Men related books.
 

Also in some news for  @Mr. Gerbik the third volume of Peter David’s Hulk omni was announced this week.

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48 minutes ago, Charliemouse said:

Also in some news for  @Mr. Gerbik the third volume of Peter David’s Hulk omni was announced this week.

THANK YOU!! I didn't know that, so this news totally makes my day :D I was a bit worried they maybe wouldn't finish the run so it's nice to get the confirmation :)

 

Edit: seems like I can't pre-order it yet, immediately went to check

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36 minutes ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

THANK YOU!! I didn't know that, so this news totally makes my day :D I was a bit worried they maybe wouldn't finish the run so it's nice to get the confirmation :)

 

Edit: seems like I can't pre-order it yet, immediately went to check

They are selling really well so I would expect Marvel to complete the whole run.

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3 hours ago, cassidy said:

It’s the Omnibus that just came out. So usual deal its hardcover.
 

However It’s smaller than the cardcover oversized Treasury Editions. But has the same thick old school paper inside.  I like it a lot. 
 

Ohh do you have a link please? Think it's time to update my comixology copies to a physical one. 

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hell-Master-Alan-Moore/dp/1603094695/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2LAD9PRUUBCP7&dchild=1&keywords=from+hell+master+edition&qid=1602336990&sprefix=from+he%2Caps%2C138&sr=8-1

 

This came through the post today, after having been delayed by several months. It seems like sacrilege colourising From Hell, but it's Eddie Campbell himself doing it - I would hazard a guess that this is more driven by Eddie wanting to retire at some point than for artistic reasons, but for all that the colour is (mostly) absolutely lovely. I am slightly wary about re-colouring old comics - Marvelman with modern, computer-shaded tones looks really odd. The original scheme was extremely garish and looked absolutely bonkers in places, but it was part of the look of the comic and a product of the time it was made, and it feels strange having the original early eighties Marvel inking style coupled with the more modern colouring. The re-done V for Vendetta looks a bit strange as well - they've toned down the look of the comic quite a lot in the newer versions and the colours in that are extremely muted, to the point where it looks washed out in places.

 

So I was a bit nervous about the new version of From Hell, but was delighted by the end result. It looks absolutely great, and is quite subtly done. One of the best things about the original comic was the way the scratchy monochrome images evoked the gloomy, intense feel of some Victorian art, but the new colours seem designed to evoke the muted, slightly pallid look of Victorian colour illustrations - with the occasional intense bursts of colour for emphasis. It looks like Campbell hasn't just coloured the existing artwork, but has subtly reworked it as well, particularly in terms of the characters faces - they seem a little bit more expressive and better defined.

 

It's really quite impressive. I've only read the prologue and skimmed through the rest, but the opening section on the beach really takes advantage of the new palette, and the feeling of dusk falling is beautifully done. It changes the vibe of the scene slightly; from what I've read so far, I'm not sure it's an improvement on the work as a whole, but it’s an entirely valid alternate version. Some panels look stunning, a few look less effective than the original, but on balance it's a lovely reinterpretation of the original work, and should stand as a companion rather than a replacement.

 

I was slightly horrified to discover that they've reworked the story as well, and reordered some of the early scenes - the old men on the beach sequence was originally followed by Prince Albert incognito getting a lady up the duff, but now leads directly into the early life of Dr Gull. I found that quite surprising, especially given Alan Moore's apparent lack of involvement and his general attitude to people fiddling with his work, but then realised the pages had been bound in the wrong order, and a section of chapter 2 had been put at the start of chapter 1. Phew.

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From Hell is one of my favourites but I'm perfectly happy with the version of it I have.

 

Just finished vol.5 of New 52 Swamp Thing "The Killing Field" which was alot of fun. My comic shop is waiting on a copy of the Swamp Thing Halloween Special to come in for me, it has two stories from Ram V within its pages which I'm looking forward to as I loved These Savage Shores. 

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A few days ago, Deadline published an interview with Alan Moore, in which he was asked some questions that gave him a good chance to talk about his new thing (The Show), and asked some other questions to dredge up his well known opinions on comics and superheroes and superhero movies. He also described Trump as a "National Socialist satsuma". All of which was then presented as a RARE!!! :omg: interview with him. (At least for once he wasn't referred to as a "reclusive author".)

 

With that in mind... here's a short clip of Leah Moore talking about him, and the Wildstorm/ABC/DC event:

 

 

Those clips are from this interview, which I haven't watched much of yet, but starts off about her new Doors anthology comic Morrison Hotel:

 

 

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I'll give that Deadline interview a go. Hopefully we can finally discover what Moore thinks about Grant Morrison, the Watchmen film, and people in the comics industry who have wronged him in some way.

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