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Messages - Andy Lambert

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General / Re: Everything comes back after 20 years: The Prog's New Dark Age
« on: 16 February, 2018, 01:05:46 pm »
You know what I'm missing from the prog at the moment? A good old fashioned horror along the lines of Cradlegrave or Stone Island...
I know The Fall Of Deadworld is pretty much horror, but it's still rooted in fantasy/sci fi. I'd just like to see a good Earthbound horror story among all the spaceships, robots and future tech.

General / Re: No October Art Comp?
« on: 16 February, 2018, 12:08:14 am »
It's been nearly five months now.... any news yet...? Please?

General / Re: Best strips of 2017
« on: 15 February, 2018, 11:55:41 pm »
My top 3 would be:

1: Kingmaker
2: The Fall Of Deadworld
3: Tharg's 3rillers - specifically "Mechastopheles" as I felt it had the potential to develop into an ongoing strip much like "Survival Geeks" did.

General / Re: Everything comes back after 20 years: The Prog's New Dark Age
« on: 13 February, 2018, 10:42:30 am »
I personally think the progs are suffering from the inclusion of stories that are designed with graphic novel reprints in mind which don't actually lend themselves well to an episodic format. How many times have I seen people on these boards say they struggle with recent stories and feel the need to wait til the story is complete in order to read it in one go? That shouldn't be how the prog is run - it's where the stories appear first, and so that's where the initial impact matters.
There are other issues of course, as noted in the spoilers thread - I was disappointed by the choice of strips to kick-start the year when I first heard what they were, and I thought it was just my own personal taste but it does seem to be failing to strike a chord with others at the moment. I'm currently only reading 3 of the 5 strips right now, and I can't wait for the current run to reach an end - the next line up looks more promising.

I had 3 decades away from 2000ad, having just returned a few years ago I don't want to give up on it again so soon.

Prog / Re: Prog 2066 - Bors Hunt!
« on: 27 January, 2018, 08:43:20 pm »
I'm not just talking about Brass Sun here, but most long running stories. I get there's an intro in each prog's Nerve Centre but a brief paragraph isn't really enough.
As for buying graphic novels, etc to catch up - if you don't happen to have the dosh for gigantic beautiful collections, it seems like tough luck.
Rather than trying to add the recap within the story, a page (or even half a page) such as the one provided with the return of Grey Suit would certainly help, which long term readers can skip past. Of course this would affect the page count of some progs, so still not an ideal solution but surely better than alienating newcomers and boring the old guard...?

Prog / Re: Prog 2066 - Bors Hunt!
« on: 27 January, 2018, 07:56:11 pm »
you're probably going to lose them again

"Them" being new readers of course.

Prog / Re: Prog 2066 - Bors Hunt!
« on: 27 January, 2018, 07:53:20 pm »
Have to agree with Woolly there - it's all very well having jumping aboard progs, but if you're going to have ongoing chapters stretching out over years you're probably going to lose them again quick enough without some form of recap. That might be tedious for long-term readers, but they have the option to skip them.

General / Re: Dark Justice / Dominion / The Torture Garden
« on: 24 January, 2018, 11:34:32 pm »
I'll never tire of the Dark Judges - I bloody love em!

Prog / Re: Prog 2065 - Snow Escape
« on: 20 January, 2018, 10:35:06 pm »
Sadly, I'm not into this current line-up of stories. Apart from Judge Dredd, I'm finding everything else to be a bit... meh. Even The ABC Warriors isn't grabbing me much. I realise I missed out a lot during my many years away from 2000 AD so there's likely to be a lot that doesn't make sense to me, but having caught up on The Mek Files, I found the earlier stuff to be much more engaging.
This is only my second exposure to Brass Sun so again, I've missed a lot of important stuff which may be why it's only just keeping my interest,
I'm no fan of Bad Company and Savage and have stopped reading them altogether.

After the recent Indigo Prime, Outlier, etc, I'm struggling to stick with the Prog, and if it wasn't for Judge Dredd, I'd have probably stopped buying again by now.

Sorry for sounding so downbeat - just wanted to express how I've been feeling about the prog lately.

General / Re: Why is Judge Fear so unpopular?
« on: 07 January, 2018, 10:53:21 pm »
Not so I'd noticed... what makes you consider Judge Fire that way?

For me, it just seems like he's not even so popular with the writers, often being the first to be dispatched, but I'm sure I've seen feedback from some readers who seem to consider Fear to be the weakest of the four...

General / Why is Judge Fear so unpopular?
« on: 07 January, 2018, 10:30:09 pm »
It's a question that's been buzzing round in my head for a while now, but I've noticed he's usually the first to be bumped off in a lot of Dark Judge stories and I don't know whether it's for this reason, but he seems to be the least popular out of the four among readers...
Does he look naff? Are his powers lesser than those of the others?

Creative Common / Re: My Artwork Collected
« on: 27 December, 2017, 01:11:17 am »
My Christmas 2017 offerings...

General / Re: The 2000AD Advent Calendar 2017!
« on: 24 December, 2017, 12:35:31 am »
Here it is - Merry Christmas!
Well done to everyone who contributed such wonderful treats to the calendar - it's been a joy as always! Thanks also for everyone who dropped by and shared their appreciation.
Hope you all have a Scrotnig Christmas! :D

Photography by Steven Sterlacchini

General / Re: The 2000AD Advent Calendar 2017 COMMENTS THREAD!
« on: 20 December, 2017, 09:43:08 pm »
Thanks guys, thank you, Colin - does this mean I managed to top Disco Dredd..?  ;)

General / Re: The 2000AD Advent Calendar 2017!
« on: 20 December, 2017, 11:12:48 am »
" I am the laaAAAH!"

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