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Question on 1969 episode from "The Trigan Empire."
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l***@yahoo.com
2020-05-22 17:00:20 UTC
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My main question was how to find an exact comic page, online, from the episode "The Lost City."

https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!topic/rec.arts.comics.strips/Dj14RrEmngk

I make it clear WHICH page I'm searching for, near the end of the thread.

One thing I didn't mention was that someone seems to have "corrected" the spelling in the online pages. That is, when I was little and saw the word "nobra," next to the snake, I naturally assumed it was a typo. It wasn't. (Even though the venomous snake has a hood, just like a cobra! It does have different markings, though. Very odd.)



Lenona.
Quadibloc
2020-05-22 19:06:23 UTC
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A search turned up what seems to be a *small* extract from the story you are
referring to:

https://alectrenchcomics.wordpress.com/2018/03/24/continued-next-week-the-art-of-the-cliff-hanger/don-lawrence-trigan-empire-mask-scene-1/

John Savard
Quadibloc
2020-05-22 19:15:51 UTC
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Post by Quadibloc
A search turned up what seems to be a *small* extract from the story you are
https://alectrenchcomics.wordpress.com/2018/03/24/continued-next-week-the-art-of-the-cliff-hanger/don-lawrence-trigan-empire-mask-scene-1/
The following scene also appears in that blog,

https://alectrenchcomics.wordpress.com/2018/03/24/continued-next-week-the-art-of-the-cliff-hanger/don-lawrence-trigan-empire-mask-scene-2/

and it doesn't match what you described at all, so perhaps this is a different
story.

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l***@yahoo.com
2020-05-22 20:10:39 UTC
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No, it's the same story, and I've seen those online scenes already, which I remember from the magazine when I was still in my single digits.

The only thing that's puzzling is Trigo's words to his nephew. What's so indescribable about her mask - even before he knew it was a mask?

But hey, it's a comic.

Btw, in the other story I mentioned in the thread, there's an Asian-looking tribe - the Zuggs - who don't have any weapons more sophisticated than swords and arrows, but who capture the soldiers from a fleet of tanks by tricking them into...quicksand.


Lenona.
Robert Carnegie
2020-05-23 02:01:45 UTC
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Post by l***@yahoo.com
No, it's the same story, and I've seen those online scenes already, which I remember from the magazine when I was still in my single digits.
The only thing that's puzzling is Trigo's words to his nephew. What's so indescribable about her mask - even before he knew it was a mask?
But hey, it's a comic.
Doing the voice would be tricky. Maybe she gargles
with honey and water or something. Or doesn't speak
at all?

I think Emperor Trigo is keeping the secret as a
matter of diplomacy. Also he may like a face with
wisdom written all over it.

He says he hasn't the words... I'm remembering
the late British singer Ian Wallace who told
scandalous jokes between his musical numbers
on records, one of which concerns two sisters
of mature age, one of whom is unwell, so when the
doctor calls at the house with a specialist, she
is anxious that they may not discuss her condition
frankly; so to find out the truth, she asks the
other old lady to hide downstairs and eavesdrop.
After examining the patient, the doctors do confer
privately: "Do you want my candid opinion?" says
the specialist. "I do." "I think that's the
ugliest old bitch I've ever seen." "Do you think
so! Wait until you see her sister!"

(Does the Trigan Empire story look like the magazine
editor changed the dialogue at the end...)
Post by l***@yahoo.com
Btw, in the other story I mentioned in the thread, there's an Asian-looking tribe - the Zuggs - who don't have any weapons more sophisticated than swords and arrows, but who capture the soldiers from a fleet of tanks by tricking them into...quicksand.
Are you still trying to trace that story, or just
commenting on their... ingenuity?

I remember The Trigan Empire, but not every episode...
There are some more recent collected reprint albums
of stories, which you might consider expensive.
l***@yahoo.com
2020-05-23 02:58:38 UTC
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Post by Robert Carnegie
Doing the voice would be tricky. Maybe she gargles
with honey and water or something.

How would THAT work? Or is that just a joke about mellifluousness?

(She did speak during the first encounter - maybe off-camera.)
Post by Robert Carnegie
(Does the Trigan Empire story look like the magazine
editor changed the dialogue at the end...)

Offhand, no.
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Post by l***@yahoo.com
Btw, in the other story I mentioned in the thread, there's an Asian-looking tribe - the Zuggs - who don't have any weapons more sophisticated than swords and arrows, but who capture the soldiers from a fleet of tanks by tricking them into...quicksand.
Are you still trying to trace that story, or just
commenting on their... ingenuity?

Their ingenuity. I tried to get a link to a legible image of that page just now, but it didn't work. If you like, just search on Trigan and Zuggs in Google Images, then click on the second-to-last page - or the page where the last panel has a yellow background and shows the blond Nikko(?) pointing a gun.

SPOILER

More on the Zuggs' ingenuity. Naturally, you'd expect their enemies, the soldiers in tanks, to have sidearms as well, just in case. But...on that same page, after the tanks are caught in the quicksand, one of the Zuggs says to his commander:

"They fell into our trap, Jegiz! Shall we charge and wipe out the survivors?"

Jegiz: "Not yet! Let them roast in the noonday suns for a while, until they are too weak to fight!"


And, as it happens, I WOULD like to know the name of one story, where there were three or more men in what looked like astronaut suits floating in the air, down a pit, toward a light with a hypnotizing voice urging them closer - and one of them closes his eyes and no longer hears the voice, so he can resist it - and is joined by another man. Later, some giant floating reptile with a very powerful tail also shows up and gets shot at.

Plus another where a group of men are hypnotized into slave labor and then thrown scraps of meat.

And another where a man wandering the streets at night is called to by a stranger who calls him "captain." The former man is "quick-witted" and figures out the latter is a spy, says so, and adds "if only I'd been carrying a sword..."



Lenona.

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