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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 11 January, 2018, 06:25:14 pm »
I'd have thought Sambo was outdated, for lack of a better term, during the likes of Alf Garnett or Love Thy Neighbor, never mind Dredd.

Though saying that, look at some of the early Judge Giant dialogue where ever sentence was ended with 'baby'. :)

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 10 January, 2018, 09:35:20 pm »
Robo Hunter I remember being around, but I never really read much of it, this The Warlord story though is one I'm pretty sure I never read before, any info?

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 10 January, 2018, 05:20:04 pm »
Let's face it some of the stereotyping in general was a bit outdated. Scotland for example in Harlem Heroes, Savage etc. I've practically never heard anyone talk like "Bonnie Scotland" and we don't all go around dressed in tartan, but at the same time it's not offensive.  Mind, using Harlem Heroes as an example maybe isn't the best one when you see how they also represent Japanese, Russians, Germans etc. :)

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 09 January, 2018, 12:03:26 am »
I finally got round to reading Stars of Psi Division, and lets say not my favourite volume.

Firstly, Karyn I don't mind as a character, but the art style in the first two stories really grates for me, it's just not something I like.  The Janus stories weren't bad but nowt spectacular and the pyrokinetic character is very much a one shot type, though I'm aware she was used in a few stories.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 07 January, 2018, 06:00:38 pm »
Read Return of the King and a good chunk of this was stories I'd read before but perhaps only individua frames jogging my memory. Example being the Saman screaming"It's the end of Gemini 2" at the beginning of that story. The fact I didn't outright remember the strips 100% means I really enjoyed them. Return of the King itself I enjoyed even though I knew Dredds rather hilarious twisted logic.

All in all, good stuff.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 06 January, 2018, 06:47:59 pm »
So I'm guessing by that list on Wiki regarding Savage/Invasion where it says one book for each,  the entirety of Invasion will be in one book (maybe to pad it out the Savage Disaster story pre Volgan War?), and Savage will encompass the Guvnor and Taking Liberties.  Shame in a way as I have all that but hardback reprints will be decent.  The only thing I know is that there were follow up stories to The Guv'nor but maybe it's too new to print right now.

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General / Re: Harlem Heroes/Inferno
« on: 03 January, 2018, 07:54:54 pm »
Funnily enough I was thinking that it was a wee bit inconsistent as I have the Shako trade which I picked up in a charity shop in mint condition, and remember reading Flesh books 1 and 2 though book 1 seemed a bit more violent.

Also, some of the stuff in Invasion was a wee bit over the top by the standards of the time.  It didn't bother me mind you.  Comics then could be a bix of a mixed bag when you looked at the likes of Warlord, Action, Victor and Hotspur and so on.

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 03 January, 2018, 02:07:29 pm »
That's an unusual image of Pa Angel. Granted we account for different art styles and we had the image of him younger in the intro story to Finish but it's an odd one. Is it meant to be Paid when younger but before the events of Judge Child.

He looks a bit like Clay from Son's of Anarchy.

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 02 January, 2018, 06:44:02 pm »
One thing that would be nice to get in the extension in my mind would be Pirates of the Black Atlantic, not essential, but it would have been nice.  Ideally they could have had that in the same volume as Block Mania and Apocalypse War but it was not to be.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 31 December, 2017, 03:00:53 pm »
So what is next, wouldn't mind something new rather than something that has already been started. Nothing against any of the other strips.

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 31 December, 2017, 02:58:01 pm »
So what's the next couple of volumes. We're nearing the end of the original planned run but we have an extension.

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General / Re: Harlem Heroes/Inferno
« on: 30 December, 2017, 10:17:32 pm »
I do remember a Heroes strip in one of the annuals with the "Heil" mantra that was not in the reprints.  :)

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General / Re: Harlem Heroes/Inferno
« on: 30 December, 2017, 07:53:47 pm »
Nice to know, can't say there was that much violence but I guess you have to look at the standards of the time.

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General / Harlem Heroes/Inferno
« on: 30 December, 2017, 07:21:46 pm »
When I first joined this forum I remember asking about the availability of Inferno as I had the Harlem Heroes in the 2000AD Extreme Editions.  I did eventually get the large case files size reprint.  However, I recently reread it and I did find Inferno in some ways largely inferior to HH.  First off, my main issue is why did they have to retread the tiresome Artie Gruber again, as I felt he wasn't a particularly wonderful addition to the Aeroball strip in the first place.

Secondly, and my biggest issue was the pacing.  Did the prog suddenly decide to wrap up the strip for some reason due to maybe popularity issues or something.  The reason I ask this is that is seemed every other 'main' character gets wiped largely off frame in the last issue.  It seemed a rushed and largely undeserved ending pacing wise.

I had actually enjoyed the Aeroball strip funnily enough due to not being a sports fan (never read Mean Streets or Mean Arena or whatever it was called), but the Inferno strip although had potential didn't seem to do as well.

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth card game
« on: 26 December, 2017, 07:59:33 pm »
Well Osprey are a publishers that I know more for their various Military guides that focus on a particular subject.  IE Royal Navy Battlecruiser, Tiger Tank, IJN Aircraft Carriers etc.  The books are usually of a high quality so I expect the card game will be.

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