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Old 06-01-2005, 12:41   #21
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I have two Warrior mags somewhere (not very good nick mind), might check it out.

Always used to see these turn up cheap in second hand bookshops for 20p or so

Edit: Just found #6, probably fine condition. Can't believe it's 22 years old now, and I was 7 when I bought it

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Old 06-01-2005, 12:49   #22
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I've got all the Warrior mags, I think. Maybe a few missing issues.

The letters pages are quite interesting. The writers themselves were invited to answer any criticisms directly and Moore gets involved in that too.
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Old 06-01-2005, 13:05   #23
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I have every one - unique for me, though you needed to buy about 4 issues of a dedicated A5 colour 'VfV' to complete it (when Warrior folded.) Though b&w was Lloyd's obvious strength. Marvellous stuff, though - always wanted to see 'The Salt Flats'.
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Old 06-01-2005, 13:45   #24
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Here's a link to a script review.

It's not good....
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Very curious about what sort of modern spin will be put on this. Perhaps they should have hired Matt Stone and Trey Parker to stage an opera in claymation where the good people of England are oppressed by an anti-fireworks dictatorship?

I really enjoyed the comic, with its busy, exciting story and richly evoked world, but I thought the politics were a bit silly. If you swap in some PC-police or immigrants it all gets a bit Daily Mail. I mean, a weak and helpless populous being liberated by a mighty warrior?

Mind you, perhaps it's the hero rather than the far-right police state he opposes that's analogous to Thatcherism?

There's potential for a film that's subversive on a number of levels, rather than just pretentious, stupid, or both.
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Old 07-01-2005, 09:26   #26
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Got all the Warrior comics too - Mint condition and bound in special Warrior binders unearthed (along with Halls of Horror/House of Hammer binders) some years after the comic ceased publication. I even had a letter published in it! Anyone else got the David J/Bauhaus 12"ep, This Vicious Cabaret complete with fold out mini lyrics illustrated by Lloyd and written by Moore/David J? Has some other tracks which manage to successfully capture the atmosphere of the comic and I believe these were collected on one of David J’s CDs.

Would like to see the rights to Warrior’s Miracleman/Marvelman sorted out and a film made of that masterpiece.
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I have the David J. 12", although I can't find the mini-comic (may be at my Mother's place). I also had all of the Warrior mags, but lent them to a mate many years ago before I moved towns and have since lost touch with him.

V for Vendetta ranks among my favourite comics (bought the collected volume), but from what I've heard of the film so far I don't hold out much hope of it changing the "brilliant Alan Moore comic = dodgy film" formula.
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It's a comic book, by one of the best in the field. It's amoungst his best ever work as well.

Very very dark in tone though.

V for Vendetta
Thanks for that, purchased (using the affliated link)
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Latest casting news: Stephen Fry, John Hurt, Tim Pigott-Smith and Sinead Cusack.

There's a brief round-up of all the news so-far on VfV at http://www.efavata.com/CBM/vendetta.htm and some on-set photos at http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=2870 (although the idea of people driving Rovers in the year 2040 doesn't quite ring true...)

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could be good, casting sounds spot on, but then again it could be one of those things that can't do without a decent sfx effects budget.

Mind you as long as we get some decent future London backdrops and the camp is a decent set i suppose the rest is rather intimate and could be done fairly cheap
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Is Natalie Portman still in it?
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Yes, but her hair isn't

Latest news: Hugo Weaving has replaced James Purefoy for "undisclosed reasons".

Bonus points for anyone who can find a way of reliably navigating the official site.

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Bonus points for anyone who can find a way of reliably navigating the official site.

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Seems easy enough - watch the roman numerals on V's head and keep your mouse pointer close to the centre of the image so it doesn't move too quickly.
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Oh dear oh dear oh dear. Looks like this could be very bad indeed.

Sit down before you read this article (especially the bit about "eggy in a basket"):
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/?column=13

Interesting that this will give the movie some appalling press - something which could so easily have been avoided...
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Oh dear oh dear oh dear. Looks like this could be very bad indeed.

Sit down before you read this article (especially the bit about "eggy in a basket"):
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/?column=13

Interesting that this will give the movie some appalling press - something which could so easily have been avoided...
It does all sound a bit troubling

The thing I don't understand about comic/graphic novel adaptations (Sin City excepted) is that there is a ready made script in a suitably concise form that they could follow straight from the original, but the choose not to - often missing out the things we liked about the original
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Oh dear oh dear oh dear. Looks like this could be very bad indeed.

Sit down before you read this article (especially the bit about "eggy in a basket"):
http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/?column=13

Interesting that this will give the movie some appalling press - something which could so easily have been avoided...
Ah well. And I had such hopes.
V goes on the pile of movies I refuse to watch then along with From Hell, LoEG and Constantine.
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Indeed, I was starting to really look forward to this too. But that was based on Silver's comments that Moore might be involved, so I can kind of see why Alan Moore's rather annoyed...
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It's going to be tosh.

Wouldn't it be great if not only did they pick an unknown to play V, he also went uncredited.

Ah well, another LoEG book in the works makes me feel better.
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Looks like it's going to suck then.

To be honest I never thought the comic version was very good at all anyway, and I love most of Moores stuff.
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I have to say, I'm surprised that none of the film sites have picked up this news, especially Ain't it Cool which continually covers comic based movies. Think that Silver and Warners have a little too much power over the press...
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