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      CommentAuthorDrunkard
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007
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    I for one really need to dig through the issues of many years ago to reread "Big Dave." Now there was a story to bring tears to the eyes.
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    Maniac Five was always a laugh. Tin man goes crazy: news at ten.
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      CommentAuthorDrunkard
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007
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    The other day I dragged out the old Titan collection of The Apocalypse War. The bad part was seeing the reprints of the covers. Each issue cost 16p and were dated 1981/1982. It took quite a few sips of the "Thinkin' Whisky" to get over the holy hell I'm old feelings after that one.
    • CommentAuthorMadeley
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007
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    I'm certainly going to download the first issue, just for curiosity, and I imagine a lot of people who've drifted away from 2000AD will, too. I mean, I haven't bought an issue for years, but if the first digital issue turns out to be any good I'm likely to carry on downloading it.

    Regardless of technology or format, the test for anything like this is whether or not the quality of the material is up to scratch (which really goes for any creative endeavour). If 2000AD end up offering the definitive scientifiction of the early 21st century, then this will be a roaring success. If it's a hoary load of reheated cobblers, then it won't.
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    For 2000AD this sounds like a great idea. I'm not sure what, if any, distribution the magazine gets across the pond. This at least opens up the magazine to a huge potential readership and they are going to get some new readers just by virtue of being online.
    • CommentAuthorAlexa_D
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007
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    Well, as long as I'm living in London, I'm going to keep picking up the paper version, if only because it's the only comic I buy over here. But once I go back to the States, I'm seriously going to consider this as a viable alternative to waiting two weeks and adding an extra $4 to my pull list.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007
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    Been getting Tooth for the past decade or so, and for me recieving my weekly prog in the post is very much part of the ritual. Having said that, I don't think this is really aimed at current subscribers, and rightly so. If the comic is going to avoid long term decline, it needs to attract casual readers in greater numbers. Anything that has a global reach will help, as pretty much any issues' letters page will feature one international reader bemoaning the weeks he has to wait between each prog.
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      CommentAuthorDrunkard
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2007
     (274.28)
    Well, I have my first issue (Christmas prog) and quality appears to be okay. On the ol'work printer it's coming out fine. The price was $2.99 US.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2007
     (274.29)
    Well, I have my first issue (Christmas prog) and quality appears to be okay. On the ol'work printer it's coming out fine. The price was $2.99 US.


    First issue, Drunkard? If so, welcome to the fold, hope you enjoy it. However, be warned that there is a danger you might start reffering to 'thrill power' as if it's a tangible substance, and to Tharg as if he is a real person. I'm thinking of starting a support group for people suffering from that problem, actually.
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      CommentAuthorDrunkard
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2007
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    First digital issue that should be. I've been reading the paper version since around Prog 80-90. ;)
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2007
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    Old Skool... I'm not even sure I was born then!! I only hopped on board around the 1060 mark or thereabouts...
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      CommentAuthorDrunkard
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2007
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    Back in the day where they used to hide amusing names amongst the city blocks and then later on in the Judge's names. Most people remember Judge Fodder (poor man, didn't make through the story funnily enough). The East Megs had Judge Traktorfaktori as well as Markimarkov. Good times.
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    Old Skool... I'm not even sure I was born then!! I only hopped on board around the 1060 mark or thereabouts...

    Geezer, I've still got Prog 1.
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      CommentAuthorDrunkard
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2007
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    With or without the Space Spinner?
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    Without, sadly.
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    Well, fuck that, not sadly. I played with that thing with my friends on the common all summer.
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      CommentAuthorUnsub
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2007
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I find unopened toys etc saved for the collector value very sad. I had a thing for Star Wars lego and always tossed the box and assembled it right away.
    If I wanted cash I would put it in the bank.
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      CommentAuthorDrunkard
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2007
     (274.38)
    Good to hear as I feel the same way. Even more so for comics. I buy them to read them and not to hide them away in acid free mega condoms stored in cosmic ray proof underground bunkers while I'm losing sleep over whether a page is slightly creased. Comics should be read and should often smell of beer and second hand smoke. Just like I do.
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    My only beef is they saved the PDF as fucking Spreads, instead of single pages, so you're forced to view every pair of pages as a spread, instead of being able to view a single page at a time, with the option of viewing spreads... I wanted to read this on my Palm as single pages, but I'm forced to view them as thumbnail sized spreads, zoom in, and move all over to see everything.

    I will have to tear the PDF apart and rebuild it as single pages for better viewing on my Palm when I travel on Sunday.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2007
     (274.40)
    Geezer, I've still got Prog 1.


    Just y'all wait until I take enough acid to unlock the secrets of time travel! Then we'll see.. then we'll see..