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Prog / Re: Prog 2130 - 2000ad Regened
« on: 08 May, 2019, 11:22:18 pm »
Other than the cover and the Dredd, I'm afraid there was little else I enjoyed..

Would it appeal to younger readers? It's hard to say, but maybe.   

That cover would be enticing I think, but the £5 price tag must have led to a few being put back on the shelf.

As a subber, I'm not bothered by this coming out as a one-off type edition.  I also don't think the cover price affects us as we've paid already...


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Prog / Re: Prog 2129 - Once Upon A Crime...
« on: 28 April, 2019, 06:23:54 pm »
just back from my travels - no 2128 no 2129 - wassup, Tharg??


A lot of 2128s, including mine, fell prey to an Easter thrill-sucker outbreak, a replacement request may be in order.

Normal service resumed with 2129 for me... 

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Prog / Re: Prog 2129 - Once Upon A Crime...
« on: 28 April, 2019, 04:11:54 pm »
Again, Sexton's art on Dredd was great, but the conclusion of the story didn't work for me for reasons already set out above.

Kingmaker and Scarlett Traces are still great reads, with quite a surprise in Kingmaker! Does that mean what I think it means...!?

The Max Normal strip I've mainly enjoyed but there has always been something that irks about it, I'm not quite sure what, but I felt it more this episode..still keeping with it though.

The Future Shock on the other hand was unpleasant rather than shocking and the art was a rather clumsy and unattractive mish-mash.

A mixed bag then...


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Prog / Re: Prog 2128 - The Kid who would become the King of Cool
« on: 26 April, 2019, 07:30:22 pm »
My prog arrived today!

And a pretty good prog it was too. The non-Dredd, Dredd story is interesting but really made by the art from the Sexton droid, absolutely superb.

Scarlett traces and Kingmaker are going great guns.  I'm not normally a fan of Cornwell but his art suits the Max Normal strip and it's an involving tale.

The Future shock wasn't great, but I suppose very few are. The art from Tharg's newbie suffered a bit following on from Cornwell, whose inks are loose and very clearly inked with physical ink.  The art looked 'very digital' in comparison, the rooms and buildings looked like they were made up on a grid. Quite an attractive style though when drawing the curved lines. Oddly shaded noses though...

As they said in Alex, worth waiting for!   

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Prog / Re: Prog 2128 - The Kid who would become the King of Cool
« on: 25 April, 2019, 07:32:22 pm »
There can be only one explanation for this nationwide lack of thrill-power...

Mass thrill-sucker outbreak!   

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Classifieds / Re: Selection of original artwork on ebay
« on: 25 April, 2019, 02:16:12 pm »
And to add insult to injury someone has put a seminal piece of Apocalypse War artwork up for sale.  The formation of the 'Dirty Dozen' .... £1200 odd quid!

That started off as £1700, believe it or not!

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Prog / Re: Prog 2128 - The Kid who would become the King of Cool
« on: 25 April, 2019, 02:13:22 pm »
Having recently commented on the forum that I generally get my prog fine each Saturday and if not then latest Monday...I, of course, still haven't recieved mine either! :o

I did also comment that Rebellion was very good at sending a replacement on the rare occasion it went astray and they've done so again on this occasion.  Hopefully it'll turn up this Saturday along with 2129... 

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 18 April, 2019, 03:26:56 pm »
Thanks for that Sintec. I'm definitely looking forward to Shakara but I know what you mean, similar themes and Flint's art (which I like) at its busiest and most frenetic in both volumes!

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 18 April, 2019, 01:28:01 pm »
I'm a premium subber and got them about a week ago, been saving them for holiday reading.  The Nemesis volume doesn't look that appealing to me, mish mash of art...is it worth reading?  Interested to know views of those on here..

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Prog / Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
« on: 15 April, 2019, 11:12:24 am »
Apologies to the folks who didn't get their prog this Saturday - I got 2 copies! And the Meg.  Both addressed to me, so not depriving another Squax of his thrill-power. Some poor droid is due a visit to Mek Quake!

The Dredd story is interesting, not much need for Dredd though, more like a Brubaker/Phillips Criminal story.

Enjoying Max, Kingmaker and Scarlett Traces.  Agree with what was said above, that Kingmaker's on thin ice...but still enjoying it.  A fair-to-middling prog this week. 

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Prog / Re: Prog 2126 - Earth under siege!
« on: 11 April, 2019, 09:07:47 pm »
What a prog for the art! Quality from cover to cover. 

Sexton on Dredd is superb - more from him please. I got the feeling that this was a one-shot story and it had a nice twist. The migrant trope is becoming rather over-used I think, it's topical and so on but it was only a few weeks ago that an alien migrant was having troubles in MC1 and old Dredd was wheeled on to deliver a (rather crass) callous one-liner. Love the art though!

I'm not fond of the Survival Geeks but, again, you can't knock the art.

Really enjoying Max and Kingmaker and it's great to have Scarlett Traces back.  It's a fine tale and the art is beautifully stylish and engaging.  V good prog.

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Classifieds / 2000ad & Judge Dredd Original Art
« on: 23 March, 2019, 07:18:18 pm »
Just out a few pages on Ebay.

There's a lovely vintage Ian Gibson Robo Hunter, an equally vintage Mick McMahon Dredd sketch and a couple of others

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2000ad-Original-Art-Vintage-Ian-Gibson-Robo-Hunter-/264251976898?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276

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Prog / Re: Prog 2124 - The New Normal
« on: 23 March, 2019, 07:03:53 pm »
That cover is great...Quite Frankly.

Was hoping against hope that Davis Hunt would be drawing the strip too, but it was still great to see Max back and Cornwell's art rather suits the strip.

The first page of Dredd was so promising, Goddard is a fantastic droid and the opening had an intense feel to it.  And then all of a sudden cannibal sovs who've been living inside a strato v for 35years! What!?

And another existential threat to the Meg...   

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The GOSH prints were signed by BB at the Cursed Earth HC release and haven't sold out to this day even at a quite reasonable £25.

I don't think the prints on sale now are signed by the great man! There were 100 signed and numbered prints available on the day and I think they sold out...

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Prog / Re: Prog 2123 - It's Time To Bring The Magic Back.
« on: 17 March, 2019, 06:26:04 pm »
Gosh, what a letter: amusing, affectionate and moving. You need hear no more about it Buttonman, when you get the prog, you'll read it for yourself and your heart shall be warmed.

The wraparound cover and Kingmaker were also zarjaz. Grey Area rattles along too.

The Dredd was just dire though. Leaden social commentary with Dredd just clumsily tacked on at the end. With an attitude more suited to the Dredd of 30yrs ago, ignoring all of the character development over the years. Dredd stories can do social commentary well, like the long-form Democracy storylines and one-shots like John Cassavetes but this was poor.
Survival Geeks was dire too, but that's to be expected. A mixed prog for me. 

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