Lego Johnny Alpha – “because I hate you”

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As soon as Johnny was complete I knew I needed to pay homage to possibly the most famous panel in S/D.

 

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Art by Carlos Ezquerra. Still too soon.

 

Lego Strontium Dog

It should come as no surprise to you that we here at FQP are massive Strontium Dog fans – but thanks to the 2000 AD message board – and in particular David Rees I am as pleased as punch to present for you my very own Lego Johnny Alpha!

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After contacting David through the message board, he very kindly sent me the build elements I would need to use in order to begin creating the fig.

After sorting myself an account to actually purchase Lego online I was able to generate the orders for the shops to let me obtain the relevant part. I was well impressed that the whole set of parts was bought by using only two suppliers. So parts ordered and paid for I just needed to wait.

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Within a week I had these two beauties waiting for me at home so I just needed to find some time.

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Opening the packages I was presented with this glorious display of Lego. Which in no time at all (in reality about an hour) became…

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Below is a link to a pdf of ‘all’ my photo’s taken during the build – so I don’t need to post them ALL here.

Lego Alpha!

Thanks again to David Rees for the work in designing this and to TMO for allowing these to happen.

In Memoriam – Nigel Dobbyn.

It’s with great sadness that I write these words. Nigel Dobbyn, artist of so many of my favourite things, has died.

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Aged just 56, Nigel was a true hero to me. His work was and is one of the reasons I make comics, from his early work on Medivac 318 in 2000 AD to the most recent 28AR in Brawler, Nigel was always a treat to see work from.

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I was lucky enough to meet Nigel many times over the years, and I was lucky enough to be able to present covers from him on four of our books, Dogbreath 17 & 24, Zarjaz 09, 17 and the 2016 summer special, a personal highlight of mine.

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Nigel was also the first artist I actively sought out for a commission. His rendition of Kid Knee for me is a piece I will always treasure.

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Nigel was generous with his time, and always a pleasure to spend time chatting and laughing with.

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Nigels pencil rough for the cover of Dogbreath 17.

Thanks for reading and rest in peace Nigel, our thoughts are with your family on this most horrible of days.

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Available now – Dogbreath 36!

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Art by Colin MacNeil

 

The longest running 2000 AD fanzine is back again and demanding your attention. This issue, in addition to strips featuring Johnny Alpha and Durham Red we welcome the Kev Hopgood droid as he writes a thrilling Middenface McNulty tale and Leigh Shepherd reaches the last tales in his case-by-case review of the classic S/D run.

48 pages for a mere £3.00.

 

Strips this issue:

Durham Red – The Giza Job by writer Matt Sharp and artist Gail Nedry. Letters by Bolt-01

Middenface McNulty – McNulty’s Law by writer Kev Hopgood and artist Rich Waugh. Letters by Bolt-01

 

Strontium Dog – Back To Basics by writer Daniel Whiston and artist David Broughton. Letters by Bolt-01

 

Strontium Dog’s – Spud Murphy- One Patoot, Two Patoot by writer Mark Keenan and artist Scott Twells. Letters by Bolt-01

 

Strontium Dog’s – Weyland by writer David Fenn and artist Adam Caudill. Letters by Bolt-01

 

 

Strontium Dog’s – What Goes Around by writer Matt Sharp and artist Matt Sandbrook. Letters by Bolt-01

 

Available from: The FQP Webshop

Review:

The imaginarium – Alan Holloway reviews DB36.

Down The Tubes – John Freeman reviews DB36.

ZARJAZ 34 – Now Available.

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Art By Neil Roberts

Strap on the thrill buffers and prepare for damage as Zarjaz once again raises the bar for what a fanzine should be. Alongside two Judge Dredd thrillers we have Anderson – PSI, Cover star Robo-Hunter, Bix Barton, Night Zero and the opening chapters in a Harlem Heroes epic! 48 pages for a mere £3.00.

Strips this issue:

Anderson PSI – Tom’s Diner by writer Matt Sharp and artist Gail Nedry. Letters by Bolt-01

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Bix Barton – Rums the word by writer Mark Howard and artist Simon Bennett Hayes. Letters by Bolt-01

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Harlem Heroes – Feat Of Clay by writer and artist John Farrelly. Letters by John Farrelly

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Judge Dredd – Double or nothing by writer Mike Lynch and artist Jack Davies. Letters by Bolt-01

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Judge Dredd – Iron Chief by writer Santiago Mayaud and artist Tom Bonin. Letters by Bolt-01

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Night Zero – Shot Zero by writer Santiago Mayaud and artist Barry Renshaw. Letters by Barry Renshaw

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Robo-Hunter – Guy Robot by writer Alan Holloway and artist Denis Vermesse. Letters by Bolt-01

 

Strontium Dog – The Bardo Affair by writer and artist Brian Corcoran. Letters by Bolt-01

 

Available from: The FQP Webshop

 

Review(s)

The Imaginarium – Review By Alan Holloway (note -Al wrote the Robo-Hunter strip)