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Messages - CalHab

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 16 January, 2019, 07:53:34 am »
And yet, despite that defeat, the most incompetent government of our time looks likely to stand, thanks to the most incompetent opposition of our time.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2114 - Tracer Fire!
« on: 15 January, 2019, 07:53:26 am »
As Colin review says, this is much the same as the last issue, with the same highlights and same problems.

The Dredd is enjoyable but I'd be amazed if the block buddies make another appearance, despite the ending. Fiends is good pulpy fun and Brink is, again, superb and the highlight of the prog. Some truly great lines in there.

The 3riller ends without really going anywhere. Skip Tracer still doesn't work. At this stage I've given up on it.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 14 January, 2019, 02:40:51 pm »
ANTMAN AND THE WASP
Nice to have it all back to personal stakes (I take it this was set before but released after Infinity War) and I thought Rudd and Lily have a nice chemistry.

No idea whether it was faithful to any comics or not but it thrilled me and made me laugh.

Job done, surely?

But no... couldn't put finger on it but vaguely unsatisfied at the end.

I watched this on a flight recently and it was perfectly suited to that. There a bit of humour, some action and likeable characters. In six months time I probably won't remember anything about it, but it was perfect to pass two hours on a dull long-haul.

I haven't seen Infinity War so I found the credits sequence very confusing.

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General / Re: John Wagner topic - can we have some more, please?
« on: 12 January, 2019, 11:14:11 pm »
I don’t know how much more John Wagner will write, but I understand there’s a Mechanismo Dredd story coming out fairly soon. I have a feeling it won’t be the last thing he will write for the Prog.

Next week, according to the current prog.

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General / Re: The 2000 AD random prog game
« on: 11 January, 2019, 10:42:30 am »
Interesting to see the incredible development in Simon Coleby's and Chris Weston's work since that prog.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2113 - Community Spirit
« on: 11 January, 2019, 10:17:46 am »
3/5 for me. A solid, almost traditional, Dredd seems welcome after the high drama of The Small House. Fiends continues to be great fun. It hasn't reached the heights of the previous 1812 series, but there's still time. Brink keeps the tension ratcheted up, and is the highlight of the prog. The 3riller seems kind of pointless, unless there is some big change in the final part? Maybe I've just got zombie fatigue. Skip Tracer reminds me of some of the mid-90s progs. I've tried to give this a go, but its just not working for me. It feels like it's been assembled from a parts bin of sci-fi tropes and the lead lacks charisma or character to engage with.

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Film & TV / Re: DUNE rights acquired by Legendary Films.
« on: 11 January, 2019, 08:28:11 am »
That's a valid reading, I think. It doesn't really address the theme of extremism and the way that religion gets distorted by power. It's at least 20 years since I've read the books, though.

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Books & Comics / Re: Toxic
« on: 10 January, 2019, 09:44:19 am »
I enjoyed it, or rather I enjoyed Marshall Law and Accident Man. It might have been juvenile, but so was I.

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Books & Comics / Re: Marvelman/Watchmen info?
« on: 10 January, 2019, 08:53:56 am »
Interesting to see that Neil Gaiman may finally complete his Miracleman arc:
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jan/09/comics-and-graphic-novels-of-2019-from-miracleman-to-scrooge-mcduck

His Golden Age run is absolutely brilliant and probably his most overlooked work, in my opinion.

Didn't Marvel make a huge deal about this happening when they finally got their filthy hands on it? And six years later, still nothing!

I imagine the lawyers have been busy. One of the comments on that Guardian article suggests that, as well as the legal problems, the sales of the hardbacks has also been poor. Personally, I'd blame that on the terrible colouring job that ruined the artwork.

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Books & Comics / Re: Marvelman/Watchmen info?
« on: 10 January, 2019, 08:32:00 am »
Interesting to see that Neil Gaiman may finally complete his Miracleman arc:
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jan/09/comics-and-graphic-novels-of-2019-from-miracleman-to-scrooge-mcduck

His Golden Age run is absolutely brilliant and probably his most overlooked work, in my opinion.

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Film & TV / Re: DUNE rights acquired by Legendary Films.
« on: 10 January, 2019, 08:22:23 am »
Good choice there. He'd better start eating now.

"Put the pick in there, Pete, and turn it 'round real neat."

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General / Re: Subscriber free gifts.
« on: 09 January, 2019, 10:14:50 am »
As an annual combi subber I get the gift every year. They're not just for "new" subscribers.

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Film & TV / Re: DUNE rights acquired by Legendary Films.
« on: 09 January, 2019, 10:12:27 am »
Well, I found it an interesting diversion, at least.

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Music / Re: Misheard lyrics
« on: 07 January, 2019, 03:20:52 pm »
David Mitchell's novel "Black Swan Green" (which I'd recommend) features the teenage protagonist singing along to Elvis Costello's classic "Olive's Salami".

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Books & Comics / Re: Roy Of The Rovers 2018
« on: 27 December, 2018, 02:11:23 pm »
I got my football-daft nephew this for Christmas. He seemed very happy with it and was reading it straight away. What I saw looked very good.

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