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Colin YNWA

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Prog 2067 - Fire and Fury!
« on: 03 February, 2018, 09:04:13 pm »
Well the rest of the tag line is 'Quartz brings out the big guns.' it could just as easily have read 'Tharg brings out the big guns' in a piece of impecible timing Tharg seems to have all the stories make big statements (or hint at them) to put any remaining doubts to rest... well in my camp I doubt very much this will be any les devisive amongst Tharg's faithful followers.

Dredd well last week (or in the week) I was casting doubt on the way Dredd was acting in the current story, and of course Carroll has played me for the fool I am and it would appear Dredd's apparent servitude was merely him buying the time he needed to get his plan into place... one that on this weeks reading might have gone a little cold... unless that is the plan... but fantastic turn around.

Similarly while I've been getting more and more into Bad Company I've bemoaned the way I've not been able to pull out the theme that would draw all this together and this week, well we get several lines that might well be slamming it home - alas need a re-read to get the pieces, but pretty use Milligan's been playing us and all this talk of Bad Company being hard to kill along with history repeating itself is Milligan getting us (or me) to his point. Loved it this week and suspect read back it will make me love the rest as well.

Savage well its been one twisty after another and have to be honest did not see this one. Just as Master Carroll, Unca Patsy has played me well and good and once again shown for all his faults of late he's a true craftsman. Air punching stuff.

Oh my broken orreys what have they done in Brass Sun, what have they done, superb and that last page, wow what a cliffhanger.

In ABC Warriors Cousin Patsicle also present a masterclass. The villians reveal their plan, without leering over a capture hero, it a masterful disguise of expostion depicted brilliantly by Clint Langley in the strip his style is so perfectly suited to. So dark and playful and again the last page is just pulling me back.

Well the prog has struggled to live up to the high of this run from a few Progs ago in 2064 but in 2067 it possibly tops all that. Superb... though glorious diverse as 2000ad fandom is I think over opinions will vary... but surely we can argee on one thing it makes for interesting stuff!

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Re: Prog 2067 - Fire and Fury!
« Reply #1 on: 03 February, 2018, 10:04:31 pm »
Yup. Great prog  :thumbsup:

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Re: Prog 2067 - Fire and Fury!
« Reply #2 on: 04 February, 2018, 08:31:18 am »

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Re: Prog 2067 - Fire and Fury!
« Reply #3 on: 05 February, 2018, 09:49:36 am »
Nowt here yet. A rare Tuesday prog, then (hopefully).

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Re: Prog 2067 - Fire and Fury!
« Reply #4 on: 05 February, 2018, 09:51:33 am »
This probably says more about me than it does the cover, but the more I look at it the more phallic it becomes...

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Re: Prog 2067 - Fire and Fury!
« Reply #5 on: 05 February, 2018, 10:44:23 am »
Nowt here yet. A rare Tuesday prog, then (hopefully).

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Re: Prog 2067 - Fire and Fury!
« Reply #6 on: 05 February, 2018, 11:08:57 am »
This probably says more about me than it does the cover, but the more I look at it the more phallic it becomes...
Sigh. It was only last week I was 'shown' this from John Ridgeway


Great Prog though! That Brass Sun cliffhanger…!

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Re: Prog 2067 - Fire and Fury!
« Reply #7 on: 05 February, 2018, 02:26:40 pm »
 :lol:

It's the tufty shrub growing at the base of the, errr, shaft that really sells it.

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Re: Prog 2067 - Fire and Fury!
« Reply #8 on: 05 February, 2018, 03:11:03 pm »
Cover inspiration?

I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!

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Re: Prog 2067 - Fire and Fury!
« Reply #9 on: 05 February, 2018, 03:17:15 pm »

Dredd well last week (or in the week) I was casting doubt on the way Dredd was acting in the current story, and of course Carroll has played me for the fool I am and it would appear Dredd's apparent servitude was merely him buying the time he needed to get his plan into place... one that on this weeks reading might have gone a little cold... unless that is the plan... but fantastic turn around.



This ^^^

Brass sun has again lost me with its action sequences being very unclear... or its just me CBA working it all out... Savage is just even sillier, again Uncle Pat has a woman charging sides and betraying all her previous life choices for Bill...sigh.
I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!

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Re: Prog 2067 - Fire and Fury!
« Reply #10 on: 05 February, 2018, 04:19:29 pm »
that of course, should be changing sides... :-X
I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!

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Re: Prog 2067 - Fire and Fury!
« Reply #11 on: 07 February, 2018, 01:55:39 am »
That Dredd story is shaping up well and I really love Brass Sun. Also this week I was surprised to read and enjoy ABC Warriors. Mek Quake is often good value.

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Re: Prog 2067 - Fire and Fury!
« Reply #12 on: 07 February, 2018, 07:14:00 am »
joe pineapples was blackblood!
iwondered why he was thinking funny
but mr mills sold me a dummy

abc wins top thrill
for art too
langley droids colour
has never been more colourful

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Re: Prog 2067 - Fire and Fury!
« Reply #13 on: 07 February, 2018, 11:06:40 am »
There seems to be a general feeling of discontent with the Prog at the moment, not least on a certain well know Social Media site. For me this week’s Prog was a definite improvement on the last few weeks.

Best things, as they have been were Savage and ABC Warriors. ABC Warriors was a bit talky but I enjoyed it.

Dredd is still not firing on all cylinders for me, but I am not as down on Michael Carroll’s writing as others seem to be. I think he generally does a decent job. I think it is unrealistic to expect others to match Wagner.

Brass Sun is as you were. I didn’t find the cliffhanger as shocking as some.

I have long since given up hoping I will view Bad Company as a decent thrill this time out and hopefully it will end before the next jumping on Prog, rather than it just being the end of this book.

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Re: Prog 2067 - Fire and Fury!
« Reply #14 on: 08 February, 2018, 04:50:28 pm »
Perused this week's prog over lunch, I have to agree that though this line-up of stories still isn't really firing me up, most of these installments have upped their game. The ABC Warriors shows the greatest improvements with a neatly revealed twist and some very funny lines. Savage escapes via a comparatively simple ruse and fights on. The dramatic development in Brass Sun looks suitably epic. The Dredd story is OK but moving very slowly - I'm sure the events ovf the last three installments would have been packed into five pages in the past. And Bad Company, I'm afraid, remains unread.

Re. Dredd, was he trying to drag Maul into the water, or did the bad fella just throw him in? If Dredd was banking on being given a dunking rather than some other form of punishment, he's either a very shrewd judge of character or an incredibly fortunate one.