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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 06 March, 2018, 08:53:11 am »
Yes. A little titbit from Tharg's human avatar Matt Smith as he writes the last Mega Collection intro.

Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 05 March, 2018, 06:57:22 pm »
So the final volume will be War on the Streets; with a creator line-up including Wagner, Grant, Bolland, Wilson, Ezquerra, Dillon, Gibson, Robinson, Ron Smith and Barry Mitchell it's gonna be an old-school classic!

General / Re: Nikolai Dante and his lovable sexual harassment antics
« on: 04 March, 2018, 01:42:07 pm »
Hmmm, not the way I saw him, at least not in the early days.  For me there was a bit of Preacher going on; i.e. the writer seemed to think he was a cool, heroic good guy, whereas I thought he was just an annoying cock.

I syspect initially Robbie Morrison was a little bit in love with this 'cool' character he and Simon had created - the first year of stories do read as unashamedly adoring. Later he seemed to realise that Dante would be more interesting if he became a bit more nuanced, and that's when he really starts to grow as a character to have a but more going on behind the cheeky smiles.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 28 February, 2018, 04:16:24 pm »
Good God. Does any of this actually matter?

It does if you're a cherry picker - we need to know when to make the trek to the shops!

Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 25 February, 2018, 08:29:54 pm »
So it looks like five issues remain to be confirmed, one of which should be Lawless. I'd be happy if the remainder were all Mad City/ Tales of Ordinary Madness style volumes.

Amen to that, brother!

Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 24 February, 2018, 11:37:36 pm »
Served Cold Contents:

Served Cold; What the Hitler Saw; The Bean Counter; The Rich Cabaret; The Cop; Magic Bullets; The Americans; Cockroaches; Rehab; Doctor What?

No 'Choose Your Own Xmas'?!

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 19 February, 2018, 10:55:19 am »
The genesis of the original run and issues with it are given in the article at the end of the volume, and while it wasn't ideal in Pat Mills' eyes to have lots of different artists working on the strip, it's a bonus to see a showcase for the Prog's talent of the time to give their takes on these characters.

The nice thing about these volumes is that the intros and articles can really help put some odd things in context.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 18 February, 2018, 12:28:08 pm »
Is it just me or does the Meknificent Seven epilogue come out of nowhere?
Feels like it's trying to crowbar the story into continuity with some earlier stuff (presumably Ro-Busters).  Normally epilogues are there to tie up some loose ends and that one felt like it left more questions than it answered.  Not really a major complaint it was just a somewhat confusing (and from my perspective completley unnecessary) ending...

Yeah, the prologue/epilogue are based entirely on the asdumption that you've first encountered these characters in Ro-Busters. If you haven't read Ro-Busters then the prologue/epilogue, rather than giving context, make things utterly nonsensical and it would be better not to include them. Bit odd that Ro-Busters isn't in the Ultimate collection, given that.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 February, 2018, 11:18:23 am »
I now have an imperfectly spined copy of volume 20, Nemesis volume 2.

I think everyone does...!

Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 15 February, 2018, 06:15:52 pm »
So that's Murd then. Who's the baldy kid next to Janus?

Owen Krysler, shirley?

Books & Comics / Re: Classic Dan Dare Collections
« on: 14 February, 2018, 02:20:13 pm »
I was thinking of collecting the dare titan hardcovers...whats the difference between these and the Hawk reprints?

It's about a different character, for starters!

Film & TV / Re: Black Panther - Please add your review
« on: 14 February, 2018, 10:49:20 am »
...apart from Martin Friedman (Bilbo Baggins) and Andy Sirkis (Gollum) as the Tolkien white guys

 :lol: :lol:

General / Re: Everything comes back after 20 years: The Prog's New Dark Age
« on: 13 February, 2018, 03:42:09 pm »
I stopped reading the prog just after the first run of the resurrected Bad Company (not entirely a coincedence, it must be said!) I haven't missed it nearly as much as I thought I would, and there's been very little I feel I've missed out on.

But as bad as the 90s?! Clearly not! Just a bit bland, lacking the manic energy of an Al Ewing or the like, and a bit too reliant on the same ol' stuff - whereas the 90s was an objectively poor comic at times.

Other Reviews / Re: Dredd: The Complete Case Files
« on: 08 February, 2018, 05:24:57 pm »
Most importantly of all, we swapped Alan Craddock for Chris Blythe!

Film & TV / Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
« on: 07 February, 2018, 06:02:08 pm »
Loved the final episode - really atmospheric! And Nigel Planer was great.

Best bit came during the credits, though - the news that there'll be a Series 5!

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