Judge Dredd Megazine 2003: History of Battle Picture Weekly

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Judge Dredd Megazine 2003: History of Battle Picture Weekly

Postby Quickfire » 17 Nov 2012 14:26

Via Captain Hurricane via a certain Jim Marshall 8) :shock: :-D

This is the one where Coops gets medieval on IPC and :baron:

In 2003, the Judge Dredd Megazine published a four-part history of Battle Picture Weekly to supplement the then current reprinting of Battle favourites Darkie’s Mob and Charley’s War. Former Megazine and 2000AD editor David Bishop wrote the articles in a similar vein to his Thrill Power Overload feature published some months earlier. Bishop managed to secure interviews with several former staffers, writers and artists from the comic who, with the benefit of hindsight in the modern comics era, reminisced about good times and bad, and probably ruffled a few feathers and trampled on a few toes along the way. With choice quotes from Pat Mills, David Hunt, John Wagner and John Cooper, to name but a few, the article is reproduced in its entirety below, courtesy of Jim Marshall.


http://www.bestofbattle.sevenpennynightmare.co.uk/?p=288#more-288

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Re: Judge Dredd Megazine 2003: History of Battle Picture Wee

Postby The Baron » 17 Nov 2012 15:04

Sweet! I have the whole article, think I'll upload it!
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Re: Judge Dredd Megazine 2003: History of Battle Picture Wee

Postby Quickfire » 17 Nov 2012 18:03

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Re: Judge Dredd Megazine 2003: History of Battle Picture Wee

Postby redrage » 17 Nov 2012 23:46

They don't seem to love the action force element as much as we do eh!
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Re: Judge Dredd Megazine 2003: History of Battle Picture Wee

Postby Quickfire » 21 Nov 2012 21:20

Alas ... and absence didn't seem to make the heart grow fonder.

Hard knock life for those BAF artists ... although we can all relate to separation anxiety at a certain level.

Can't have been easy for Coops being ordered off Johnny Red. Given that he was, he certainly applied a lot of gusto to those weekly strips, not just in :AFLogo: era, and then into :af: .

However, some of his holiday specials were a little 'workmanlike', but good he got that work.

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