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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 21 June, 2018, 05:00:30 pm »
In a recent episode of John Oliver's show, he spoke quite a lot about local elected judges in the US. Hardly any of them in the area he was talking about are lawyers. They don't have a clue, but, hey, community! And this is the problem. Brexit showcased brilliantly how the average person has no fucking idea how the world works, and what's largely in their best interests. Instead, we got populist lashing out that will cost every household in the UK thousands, trash the reputation of the country for decades, and leave millions of people in a dodgy legal situation regarding residency.

Prog / Re: Prog 2086 - Bet on Red!
« on: 21 June, 2018, 02:32:17 pm »
Same reason Anderson was topless in a Sci-Fi special in the dreaded nineties!
I'd hope we've all grown up a bit since the Loaded days and that frankly sexist bilge of a poster. Also, that was on the inside, and I can't imagine 2000 AD even during its nadir going for a fully topless image on the cover. That'd be a good way to find yourself on the top shelf at WHSmith.

I thought the same. When the intro and interviews are both effectively saying something is crap, the reasoning for including it would need to be pretty watertight. You can fairly easily justify the likes of Inferno, on the basis it's an epic, Dredd, and Morrison. But Brit Cit Brute? Red Razors? All the crap in Heavy Mob?

Still, it's interesting to see Davgardo's list, in the sense that it showcases how opinions differ. Creep was a surprise – I hated it at the time, but rather enjoyed the re-read. But Missionary Man was so often a trudge, and Shimura was often incomprehensible. But I actually quite liked Pan Africa and some of Harmony. That said, I wouldn't have been upset had the collection ignored all of those.

Prog / Re: Prog 2086 - Bet on Red!
« on: 19 June, 2018, 11:30:58 am »

So many questions.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 18 June, 2018, 03:49:42 pm »
One could make the argument that emails, taken in isolation, consume far more energy than bitcoin mining
One could, but it wouldn't be in any way accurate. And it's terrifying to hear stories like this, where electricity use purely for bitcoin mining in Iceland is set to outstrip that of Iceland's homes. That is nuts. (And, yes, I realise this is an outlier, but it showcases how such a system also has massive problems.)

81–90 was, on average, of a much higher quality than any other ten-book run in the collection.

Prog / Re: Prog 2086 - Bet on Red!
« on: 18 June, 2018, 10:30:35 am »
Stylised picture of a 'vampire' assassin walking through a coffin-shaped plasma-like doorway in white space designed to drag your eye to the main area of the composition? Works for me.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 17 June, 2018, 11:19:25 am »
Is that the Bitcoin that is now seen to have been massively manipulated and that is requiring insane amounts of energy to mine?

As for the financial sector, I'm no fan of banking (although regulation is the problem rather than the banks/bankers themselves), but we're going to be in for a massive shock when all these banks leave the UK, and the tax take tanks.

Prog / Re: Prog 2086 - Bet on Red!
« on: 17 June, 2018, 11:17:39 am »
Why on earth would Red be topless on the cover of 2000 AD? It's not the bloody Sun. Anyway…

Cover: fab.
Dredd: great but too short. I was really getting into this tale, and those tantalising flashbacks of the early days of the Judge system. I want more. Again, get Michael Carroll to pen an extended series for the Magazine.
Deadworld: increasingly nuts. I'm still not sold on the references, but otherwise this is properly creepy, oddball horror.
Durham Red: a bit of a bridging episode, but still solid. The art shift was a bit jarring, although I do like both artists who work on the strip (and great to see that neither depicts Red as a stick insect in her undies). I'm assuming we've three more parts of this and it's done. If so, I do hope the strip becomes a semi-regular, with the same creative team.
Survival Geeks: again, I'm happy it's here for the variety, but you'd need to have not been paying any attention to spot the ending coming. The magic memory remover was a bit hmm. Still, as a semi-regular humour strip with some great art, I'm not going to complain if it comes back for these odd bursts of brightness. (Also: smart scheduling against the grimness of Deadworld.)
Skip Tracer: I'll give it a read through when it's done, and I hope it'll grab me a bit more. Right now, it's fine, and it's readable, but I'm hoping it ramps up a bit somehow.

Maybe. But some kind of clever design work could have got us something. (Even more so on the 2000 AD collection – stick a little thumbnail at the top, like on the Marvel books.)

I'm glad it's done. The books were mostly good, although I could have done without perhaps ten of the run. Still in two minds about whether I should have carried on with the standard trades, but I much prefer HB over SB, and these were bargains for that. Still, would it have killed them to put story titles somewhere on the spine?

Help! / Re: Accidentally ordered print progs instead of digital ones
« on: 15 June, 2018, 07:38:16 pm »
When ordering online, you're covered by the usual cooling off period that applies to all goods. 14 days. Probably get in touch with Rebellion directly ASAP, though, to avoid them putting everything in motion.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 15 June, 2018, 03:22:44 pm »
Isn't it two or three major companies that basically get all the fish now, and almost all of that is landed directly at EU27 ports? THIS IS ALL GOING TO END WELL.

Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 13 June, 2018, 04:04:24 pm »
£21 per ticket in sunny Liverpool.
I'd expect shares in the cinema for that outlay.

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