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Messages - Colin YNWA

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Another great Podcast and I always enjoy hearing conversation about my favourite 2000ad series (I reserve the right to change my mind on that statement at the drop of a hat).

One piece of discussion I found particularly interesting is the question which type of Dante story do you prefer the 'War' or 'Swashbuckle' and for me the answer is a cheat. I don't think you can seperate the two. The 'War' stuff is made all the more powerful and affecting by the 'Swashbuckle'.

Its a bit like the way 'Charley's War' is so effective and moving not just because the depiction of the brutality itself is so powerful, it really is, as with Dante. Rather its the way that this is juxeposed with Charley's innocence and naivety and the fact he truly represents the working class soldier who 'knows his place' and is forced to accept his place in the horror.

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: Today at 06:23:47 am »
When I wert lad, we had breakfast at home, lunch at school (during the dinner break, served by dinner ladies, who weren’t posh), tea at home, and any other food we ate was a snack.

Brunch, high tea and supper were mythical meals provided to posh people.

This is a solid summary.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 September, 2018, 09:13:31 pm »
Arh man its good to be back on the Dante trail soon... well soonish...

General / Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« on: 16 September, 2018, 09:07:53 pm »
Honestly, I'd buy these!

And you certainly wouldn't be alone!

Other Reviews / Re: Last Comic Read
« on: 16 September, 2018, 07:26:46 pm »
Interesting. I've just read issue 14 (and there's been a fun special).

Its so relentless up to now. It almost feels like the thrilling finale of a modern, hardboiled superhero epic, like Ex-Machina. The heroes and villains all in place (or dispatched) and all the elements that have been building up over the course of the series, through twists and turns are all aligned. Yeah it feels like that. ALL THE TIME!

I kinda hope it drifts off the pace a bit and we get to see the impact on the world a little more. The economics, politics and lives of regular folks allowed a bit of space. If anything just to pull back the on the consent charge forward a little and ground things.

Don't think Incorruptible was part of the bundle (Humble) I got this with but I'm defo going to be checking it out now.

Other Reviews / Re: Last Comic Read
« on: 16 September, 2018, 06:55:45 pm »
Has anybody else read Mark Waid's Irredeemable? Working my way through it now and just finished Volume 4? Its blooming superb.

Okay so the art isn't the best and the colouring is plain bad but the story. Wow. Everytime I think I've read enough superhero comics in my life something like this comes along and reminds you they are a fine, fine source of story potential.

Just superb.

Prog / Re: Prog 2099 - Unleash Hell!
« on: 16 September, 2018, 11:22:46 am »
I'm just feeling bad for Richard at this point.

 I tried man, I tried!

Prog / Re: Prog 2099 - Unleash Hell!
« on: 16 September, 2018, 06:19:54 am »
Arh not here, not here, Richard agrees with you it seems and got there about 4 minutes before me!

Prog / Re: Prog 2099 - Unleash Hell!
« on: 15 September, 2018, 10:23:28 pm »
HA! and as I typed Richard beat me to it.

Can I get a merge please...

Prog / Prog 2099 - Unleash Hell!
« on: 15 September, 2018, 10:22:50 pm »
Its all about those endings this week...

... well aside from a very effect Future Shock, from new blood, that for me was actually a better Terror Tale, but we're splitting hairs there.

The Dredd end frustrated me. Stuff happened, things were revealed, Dredd left some folks behind that make me want to re-read this and to check but I'm sure there should have been more arresting. It lacked power and felt rushed.

Survival Geeks was... okay, kinda fun, but there's no real bite to this strip so its ending aren't ever going to have that much impact.

Mech-wotsits might have been a pretty good ending but I'm not that invested and this needs a re-read.

So we're left to the end to get a satisfying ending. The Order plays a blinder again just great stuff. It felt both incredibly open, but almost as if it was being wrapped up. As if it was that kinda there is so much more to tell, but this is all you'll see... I hope I'm wrong and this one is back soon as its a delight.

So for me a pretty weak Prog but then if we look what we'll get over the next 7 days I suspect this will be more than made up for...

Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 14 September, 2018, 09:26:30 pm »
10. I have no memory of the 'Jaguar' games console that gets a full page spread in 899

The only thing you need to know is there was a fighting game with a Scotchman who could  shoot fireballs from under his kilt[/url.

Wow... that's a ... thing...

Help! / Re: GBH (Dead): colour? Help!
« on: 14 September, 2018, 08:02:45 pm »
Yeah I think that's pretty much as I see him. Some folks seems to go for deeper colours but I think the more muted tones work well with the (RIP) even if its not meant to be literal.

News / Re: Get Well Soon, Carlos.
« on: 14 September, 2018, 07:58:33 pm »
Just seen this on Facebook. The man is an inspiration in so many ways.

Every glass raised tonight should be to his speedy recovery.

General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 14 September, 2018, 01:08:19 pm »
Yeah I think the ensemble cast of the post Final Solution stories is one of its great strenghts.

Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 13 September, 2018, 09:31:20 pm »
Time for some quick points as we take a break before the interesting experiment that is Prog 900.

1. Chris Standley - who I don't remember doing anything else in the Prog (we got a thread for that now) did a couple of really interesting and fun Dredds in 'Moving Violation' and 'TV Babies'.

2. Peter Doherty on art duties for both sure helps.

3. Mike White's cameo on Armoured Gideon might be a lot shorter than I remembered but by George (or Frank, or Bill, Or Rick, Or Wolfie...) what a trimpuh it is.

4. I really don't like those caption boxes in Rogue Trooper.

5. But I really do like Henry Flints proto-art on it.

6. Happy with the short return of Strontium Dogs, its a fun little turn.

7. Very happy with the short return of Brigand Doom. My theory that this strip was a classic deminishing returns was utter poppycock. This last thrill (is it???) is absolutely great.

8. Arh the movie news in 898 ... I remember getting so excited about it all.

9. The Wagner Dredd in 899, with Ron Smith, is great and I don't help but think it was intended to be an 'intro' Dredd for a jump on Prog. Very possibly 900 before the Rogue experiment.

10. I have no memory of the 'Jaguar' games console that gets a full page spread in 899

11. I've always had very fond memories of Armoured Gideon 'The Collector' and it really hold up. Its such fun. The appearance of the old characters has a really good context provided by The Collector and feels more than a cheap way to appeal to the old crowd, while at the same time being just that... which meant it appealed to me then and now. Oh and Frank Weitz remains a superb character... is this it for Armoured Gideon too? If so like Brigand Doom it ends on a high... if either of them end...

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