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Phoenix wrote:
Lew Stringer wrote:
EDIT: Just been told via Tharg himself that it featured some reprint in the late 1980s
It may well be that a majority of members might disagree with me but I have to say that I heartily approve of quality serials being reprinted for the benefit and pleasure of all those readers that have discovered any particular comic in the meantime. A gap of about ten years between printings would be ideal as most young readers would not then be irritated by the reappearance of a serial they had already read because by then they would either have moved on to other publications or simply be no longer reading their childhood favourites. For the majority of people there is a life beyond comics. Enthusiasts like us are very much in the minority. For the record my original comic/story paper reading lasted about a decade so I did see a number of reprintings during that period. I don't recall being particularly disappointed. I just read them again.

Reprints are fine when collected into albums but when they take up the space of new material in a comic they deprive creators of work. That may not concern members of the public of course (work losses in the arts rarely do) but even then, some reprints can sometimes look old fashioned in style and put new readers off.

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The opposite can also be true. I started buying the Megazine when they reprinted Darkie's Mob, for instance.

I will accept, whilst the 'new' Eagle, at the end, was worth it for Charley's War and MACH 1 reprints, relying heavily on reprints is a strong suggestion the comic is disappearing soon.

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I went to the Festival last Saturday and loved it. Many, many top 2000AD creators there and all very approachable. Some attendees dressed up (take a bow Judge Death) and the panels were full of anecdotes. This comic remains a massive success story and clearly well loved. Another 40 years please!

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This article is in the February Kensington Chelsea & Westminster Today free newspaper:

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