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Prog / Re: Prog 2086 - Bet on Red!
« on: 18 June, 2018, 10:06:40 pm »
What do you mean...

bull, light, horse's head, legs, arms, and up-turned face...it's all pretty clear to me...

Prog / Re: Prog 2085
« on: 16 June, 2018, 11:07:35 pm »
But I thought Durham Red was officially not sexy anymore...?

Prog / Re: Prog 2086 - Bet on Red!
« on: 16 June, 2018, 11:04:36 pm »
Dredd was an interesting one, enjoyable story and art. Generally like Jake Lynch's loose McM like style...but, a small thing, I really don't like the way he draws the Lawmaster...

Durham Red is a joy and Deadworld is completely nuts.

I had some hopes for Skip Tracer but based on this episode they're fading. Although it started well, with the 4 armed kebab seller we were back to cliched, annoying hard ass, black ops etc...etc..

Prog / Re: Prog 2085
« on: 15 June, 2018, 11:36:30 pm »

In an alternate reality, probably one where President Boone was the last president of Amerika, Tharg phoned Kendall and had him work that panel up into Cover Of The Year 2018.

So many individual panels are masterpieces in miniature, but go unappreciated because the artist prioritised storytelling over showboating. It's good to highlight moments where an artist's obviously touched on something that really resonates with him; Ancient and Malevolent are the first blocks in Kendall's custom colour palette.[1]

Kek-W haps psertainly pstruck upon a psuitably dipstinctive psignature pstyle of pspeech for psi characterps, although the temptation to overdo it ips obvioupsly irrepsipstible.

Pspeaking of alternate realities, I can see why two lefties couldn't pass up the opportunity to depict Melania bludgeoning Trump to death in the Kremlin, but if we're to understand Deadworld as a mirror universe of Dredd Alpha, wouldn't it have been more interesting to have Clinton[2] win the election (rather than the popular vote)?

Booth/Boone as Trump and the 2016 (or 2020) election already don't quite fit into the timeline, but throwing Kazan and the Apocalypse War (2104) onto the bonfire really emphasises Nigel's not playing a Long game. Nobody's meticulously planned out how this is all going to fit into an alternate history of MC1[3], like Alan Moore with his roll of butcher paper or Jon Osterman with his watch parts.

[1] Speaking of colour, alluding to Ezquerra's colour aesthetic for his two least lovely female character creations is a lovely touch.

[2] 'The third sister. Call her Delirium'

[3] Which is fine. It's interesting to mark the distinction, though.

I sometimes find what you write about the prog more interesting than the actual prog itself...(naming no, Survival Geeks, strips in particular).

I think you must be one of those (v. few) people that actually understands David Lynch films/tv programmes...not one of the majority that pretends to...or maybe everyone's pretending...especially Lynch

Dark chocolate Digestive, obviously. 

Prog / Re: Prog 2085
« on: 09 June, 2018, 08:16:12 pm »
Not got mine..grrr...

A rare absence though these days and patience is a virtue...

Prog / Re: Prog 2084 - Hail to the Chief!
« on: 03 June, 2018, 11:22:41 pm »
Great cover - always a pleasure to have Dowling in the prog.

Dredd's still good and Durham Red's great.

As someone says above, having started to enjoy Deadworld at last, I'm losing the plot (of the story) now too...

Prog / Re: Prog 2082 - Out For Blood!
« on: 20 May, 2018, 08:14:57 pm »
Anyone else notice the calendar in the Durham Red strip...!? In the office in the bar... Very amusing touch in what's looking like a very promising strip.

Dredd's looking interesting too as is Skip Tracer and I'm even enjoying Deadworld.

Survival Geeks on the other hand is just an embarrassment. Please keep its run short and don't bring it back.

Prog / Re: Prog 2080 -PSI no More
« on: 08 May, 2018, 10:19:59 pm »
In addition to the note to Matt Smith regarding more SD, can we also have Collins and Robinson on a Dredd story please!

Dredd was fun this week as was Sin Dex and a superb episode of SD by the old masters.  Not sure about the future shock but the only real let down was Anderson, but at least that's finished.

Like another contributor, I'm not looking forward to the return of Dead World but many others seem to like it...and we have the all new story to look forward to.

Enough to keep me subbin'

Megazine / Re: 395 - Surfing the Songlines
« on: 16 April, 2018, 08:02:08 pm »
Agree with all of the above really... but call me an old dinosaur, I just can't help wondering how much better McCarthy's wonderful art would look if the painting had been done with real, as opposed to digital paint...
(means I'm not tempted to try and buy it though...so should be glad I suppose).

Prog / Re: Prog 2077: New York State of Mind
« on: 16 April, 2018, 07:51:55 pm »
Robinson and Collins - what a great team!

Prog / Re: Prog 2076 - Divide + Conquer!
« on: 11 April, 2018, 10:17:27 pm »
Jaegir's the top thrill for me this prog by a fair margin.  Coleby's art goes from strength to strength, loved last week's cover by him. The story, action and humour - the classic 2000ad combination!

No so taken with Dredd, with the art or these Son's of Booth characters.  Is the child being held in his mother's arms at the bottom of the penultimate page supposed to look like that..? The grinning Dredd is nicely done though.

Sin Dex is enjoyable stuff, with some fresh colouring.  Sadly David Roach's beautiful art is rather wasted on the messy and almost incomprehensible Anderson story and not improved by the colouring.

This feels wrong (criticising the King)...but...I do think Ezquerra's art on SD is rather lacking in detail and finish.  Rather too much bare digital background colour.  It's still great to see him on SD and the idea of Wulf's son is engaging although the story isn't the most exciting.  Those glass creatures are pretty horrifying though.

I may have missed something...but do we know what's up with Kenton's nose, or lack of it?     

Prog / Re: Prog 2073 - Future Visions!
« on: 22 March, 2018, 09:20:30 pm »
Staples Cover

Weston on Dredd

Carlos and Wagner on Strontium Dog

Roach on Anderson

Jaegir and more

God yeah!

General / Re: 2000ad All female creative teams in 2018 Summer Special
« on: 12 February, 2018, 09:56:49 pm »

nominate these 2 heros for kTTs

Thanks 'Big Dave' wasn't aware of that group...

General / Re: 2000ad All female creative teams in 2018 Summer Special
« on: 12 February, 2018, 06:24:34 pm »
Some guy on Facebook said:

"Sometimes the only way to redress an imbalance is with an imbalance. If you want more women in comics, or science, or computing, or more whoever in whatever, you have to actively seek them out, create opportunities and nurture their talent.

You have to put more work, more time and more money to give the same opportunity. It’s not equal but it is fair."

Given that gender equality is the subject here, in comics and I suppose more broadly, this is the sort of question that arises and is up for discussion I think.

The extent to which just equality of opportunity can rectify an imbalance and to what extent action should be taken to bring about equality of outcome. Redressing an imbalance with an imbalance may involve unfairness to individuals but it can potentially be justified if it's striving for more equal outcomes. To what extent, I suppose is one of the questions...

I think references to bigotry, Naziism and the Holocaust are not just hyperbolic in the context of this thread but completely inappropriate. Such swift recourse to these things trivialises them, although I am sure that is absolutley not the intention of the writers. 

I mean no offence to the writers and I appreciate people have different ways of expressing themselves. I'm not on social media other than this forum (does this count as social media..?) and 2000ad related Facebook pages. No one I know reads 2000ad so it's an opportunity to discuss what goes on in 2000ad (art/stories) and like this thread it's wider relevance such as it is...

I find this kind of divisiveness off-putting... suppose that's my problem though.

Anyway enough of my ramblings..   

General / Re: 2000ad All female creative teams in 2018 Summer Special
« on: 11 February, 2018, 02:10:15 pm »
Yes, broadly reactive to authority is a good way of putting it...I've also thought of 200ad as being non-conformist and against officialdom.   

It's clear that on this forum the overwhelming feeling is a positive one regarding the Summer Special, it's a feeling I largely share.  It's important that people feel able to express contrary opinions though, or in Marko's case just raising something for discussion, without being called 'fucking idiots'. 

It would be a shame if this forum became the kind of unpleasant echo chamber that many on here criticize social media for being. 

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