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  1. troggi
    23rd March 2015 06:49 PM - permalink
    I'm floating on and off at the mo' my friend so it may take time for me to get around to reading your posts. Further to any output from Angelo... he appears to have disappeared leaving his business partner, Sean at Room 237, that fine purveyor of all things nerdy, in a right bind. If you are ever passing through Portsmouth you must visit Room 237. While I'm banging on about comics I can reccomend "Herald: Lovecraft and Tesla"
  2. Hawkmonger
    26th February 2015 04:02 PM - permalink
    Hola troggi! Been awhile since I was last on so wondered how you where getting on.
  3. troggi
    26th September 2013 08:14 PM - permalink
    And I've just finished re-reading it since getting it back from my little girl. After my re-visit to it I stand by everything I said before. Unfortunately volume 2 seems to be dragging it's feet and so does the new project from Angelo, "The Spear". This is because Angelo is going to be a dad soon and has his mind on other things!
  4. Hawkmonger
    26th September 2013 06:12 PM - permalink
    Been so long since you recommended it to me but just downloaded No Place Like Home #1 along with Manhattan Projects #1 and Cla$$ War #3. Looking forward to it.
  5. troggi
    6th April 2013 06:53 PM - permalink
    Hawk, my friend, I don't know whether you caught my post/s about Volume 1 of No Place Like Home but it is fantastic. Very adult, very dark, strong female characters and the scariest flying monkeys you could ever meet. The artwork is great but the writing is some of the best I've seen in a long time that isn't by Alan Moore or China Mieville!

    I know that I'm easily pleased but I would like to recommend this book to you. You can try the first issue on Comixology for free at

    No Place Like Home #1 - Comics by comiXology

    Give it a try y' got nowt t' lose
  6. troggi
    5th April 2013 06:13 PM - permalink
    Crucis and Stickleback in Steampunk mah-up eh? Could get messy!
  7. Hawkmonger
    1st April 2013 06:59 PM - permalink
    Moore is a true legend, as is Gibson. Frankly alot of people arguments seemed to boil down to "Oh, OUR Halo would never do that!" which is utter tosh. On a different note, am i the only one who thinks all of Edgintons story's are going to crossover soon? Crucis and Stickleback at least seem to be going that way.
  8. troggi
    29th March 2013 10:17 AM - permalink
    Halo Jones was my first encounter with Alan Moore. I am positive that Moore would more than approve of Halo goin' starkers. The guy is a true genius, a bit of a diva, yes, and as far removed from a prude as anyone would likely encounter. AND Ian Gibbson has never put a foot wrong in my opinion.
  9. Hawkmonger
    28th March 2013 09:06 PM - permalink
    Have you heard the uproar about the topless Halo Jones art cards by Ian Gibson? It sent alot of member on the board into a rage, but frankley I thought that was an example of nudity that was fine. Halo's a strong, well rounded character that was built up over years by Alan Moore and Gibson, I believe Moore even inteded for there to be more nudity but census wouldn't allow it. That's an instance where I can buy sexualisation, in character we can care about, not just eye candy from side characters.
  10. troggi
    28th March 2013 08:05 PM - permalink
    I'm glad to know I'm not the only one! Yes it's all very pretty but if I want that level of "realism" I can read a photo strip in "Viz". And I do see what you mean about the sleazy angle, just that being a "dyed in the wool northern great fat sexist bastard" I'd not paid it that much attention

    Comics have come an awful long way since 1977 and the advent of 2000AD but sometimes you can push the envelope just a bit too far. As for the characterisation I'm right with you, 2000AD was built on strong characters not vanilla non-entities no matter how "realistic" they look.

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