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Whither Mark Reeve's Final Programme graphic novel?

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  • Question: Whither Mark Reeve's Final Programme graphic novel?

    I have a 'Nomads' newsletter that was given out at the Jerusalem Commands/Death is No Obstacle signing I attended in July 1992 and I notice a reference to Mark Reeve 'is working on a graphic novel version of THE FINAL PROGRAMME'. Obviously in the 18½ years since the adaptation never appeared (or has failed to appear thus far*) but I wonder if anyone (Mike? John?) knows how far Mark might have got with the project?

    Another interesting item in the same newsletter is the information that Mike was working on 'The Fall and Redemption of Barbican Begg'; presumably this was the/a working title for King of the City?

    *Unless it came out and I missed it.
    _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
    _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
    _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
    _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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    Dear all,

    I can only assume that Mark Reeve abandoned his proposed Jerry Cornelius strip.

    We (i.e. Nomads) ran three pages in the 'Time Centre Times' Vol. 2 No. 1 (May, '93), and a further two pages in Vol. 3 No. 3 (Dec., '94/Jan., '95).

    I, for one, would definitely have liked to've seen it completed/published. It's amongst his very best work.

    Also, yes, as far as I know, "Barbican Begg" was a working title for something which in time mutated into 'King Of The City'.

    Best,


    John.

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    • #3
      I think Mark's still planning it. I saw him a couple of months ago and he still seemed keen. I'd love to see his version of THE FINAL PROGRAMME done by someone like Dark Horse or BOOM.

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      • #4
        That's good to hear, Mike. Here's hoping.
        _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
        _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
        _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
        _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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