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Other Reviews / Re: The Vigilant
« on: 14 August, 2018, 01:58:55 am »
Is it 2000AD/Meg size or American size?

U.S size.

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Other Reviews / Re: The Vigilant
« on: 13 August, 2018, 12:32:47 pm »
Have to say, I found the story a little impenetrable, have to give it a re-read-maybe it's old age creeping up!  :lol:

Great art though! :thumbsup:

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News / Re: Sci-Fi Special 2018 - Cover
« on: 13 August, 2018, 12:30:25 pm »
On difficulty in finding this......since it was released I could not find it at all in comic shops, newsagents or WHSMITHS....in more than one city. I was surprised too. I saw the prog and the Mwgazine in those shops.

I saw it for the first time last week....Forbidden Planet in Liverpool had it. Not an easy one to find!

Loads of copies in my local Smith's, must be a regional thing!

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Other Reviews / Re: The Vigilant
« on: 11 August, 2018, 01:37:09 pm »
Got my copy on Thursday, but the Prog and Meg distracted me from reading it, as well as Iron Maiden at the 02, but looking forward to diving in later!  :thumbsup:

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Prog / Re: Prog 2093 - Infernal Engines
« on: 05 August, 2018, 03:24:30 pm »
So this week we have possibly the most controversial thing that has been printed in the Prog in a very long time....and no-one is commenting on it.

In the last letter, the writer states that a number of the current writers have supplanted what were his previous favourite writers...

         ....Mark Millar and Igor Goldkind.

Ok, so I guess every one has their own tastes, and far be it for me to say you should or should not like something, but I found that just a little surprising.

I did do a double take at that myself!

Different strokes aye?!!!  :o

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Film & TV / Re: Patrick Stewart back as Picard in new series
« on: 05 August, 2018, 03:21:13 pm »
So long as it isn't about Picard being sucked off into the Mirror Universe by deformed Klingons.


Sounds a bit X rated, no wonder it's on a subscription service!!!!  :o

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Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 05 August, 2018, 03:19:04 pm »
Flying cars are one of the easiest things to do.

If you're adding background city blocks then the hard work is done.

I don't think the odd robot would kill the budget either - again it's at the end of the easier things to add in.
It's not like an animal where you've got a living thing to mimic.

It's not like the city is wall-to-wall robots, compared to Robo-hunter.

I thought with animation etc. the Bill rolls upwards, but maybe I'm thinking too old school. I've seen great effects with Cinema 4 and Modo but I'm sure they'll be using 3D Max and others, and with all that experience producing Computer Games I've no doubt the sfx will be >ahem< Mega.

The BSG reboot looked pretty good, and still does, and that was utilising technology from over ten years ago, so the Dredd TV show should look even better.

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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 02 August, 2018, 12:12:10 am »
Underwhelmed by Dredd Under siege... what's the Dreddheads verdict?

The trick of Dredd & Beeny showing a hand each to convince the mutants she'd dropped her gun was great; the mountain of shite, too. Background stuff like the chart in the school showing the extinction of life on Earth and layering the Rev's disquisition on fear of death over a Kickass church massacre were blackly comic.

Dredd's relationship with the bike was inspired, too. Beeny's response to the question about pets shows Russell's done his due diligence[1]; it's a nice bit of character that also conveys the central idea around which the story is constructed, although I hate that Russell's used her at all.

I'm guessing she's only there because using Anderson would have underlined that Russell's approach here was to take the basic plot elements of Dredd 3D and rewrite that film in a much more imaginative and fun way. Teaming Dredd with residents makes this story about the citizens and life in MC1[2] in a way that film just wasn't.

Not sure about the flashback structure in part 2, but I suppose that's the freedom the extra page count allows - I wish this was what each issue of the Megazine was like[3]. This is the best IDW Dredd will ever get; a thoughtful and creative writer at the start of his career, telling a story about the cits rather than a hero called Dredd.


[1] Or he's at least read selectively but wisely.

[2] Or even just about anything at all.

[3] £2.50 for 20 pages of a single Dredd story by a top writer, rather than £6.00 for 10 pages of Dredd and 35 pages of other original strip material


It's only the plot that lets it down, particularly for seasoned Dredd readers.
For newbies unfamiliar with the world of Dredd it does offer a great introduction, in the same way as that of the 2012 movie.

As stated, there are some great zingers amongst the dialogue and even a sprinkling of that satire we love and the writing is generally great. I certainly wouldn't be adverse to Russell doing another run, he certainly seems to have more of a handle on the character which the other US based writers have struggled with.

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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 01 August, 2018, 05:53:07 pm »
Underwhelmed by Dredd Under siege... what's the Dreddheads verdict?

Unremarkable, but it reads pretty well and the art is nice.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2092 - The Death of Death?
« on: 01 August, 2018, 11:58:30 am »
How bloody good is that Manco Dredd art?!!! :o

You can keep him on Thargy boy!!!  :thumbsup:

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Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 30 July, 2018, 04:02:02 pm »
(That's not to say it shouldn't have humour-- it definitely should -- but not Walter.)

Whats-a dat you say? Walter only work-a-da-best as a double-acta widda Maria? 

C'mon, the public love that speech-impediment-meets-mafiosa stuff: plus its okay, 'cos she was never really Italian in the first place!  Shadduppa you face!

That's not to say that Dredd couldn't be paired up with a robotic companion, doesn't necessarily have to be a comedy foil, could be a Mechanismo droid.

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Film & TV / Re: New Rogue Trooper Film!!
« on: 16 July, 2018, 09:58:52 am »
Excellent news!
Let the casting speculation commence!!!!  :lol:

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Anyone else still waiting for issue 90?

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General / Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« on: 13 July, 2018, 01:03:29 pm »
But I don’t really want to see IP flogged to death for decades either. There is something to be said for new ideas and constantly moving forward. Superhero comics are stuck on an infinite loop and it would be a real shame to see that happen to 2000ad. Funny as it would be to see the outrage a new book of Zenith by a new writer I wouldn’t actually be interested in reading it.

I agree with what you are saying. If Zenith would return the only artist on duty must be Yeowell. I am currently re-reading the new colored versions of Halo Jones. I always wanted this to return. Who would be able to write this and who would be able to give justice to the characters like Gibson ? We can all dream, cant we ?

Its known that Alan Moore had an outline for the entire Halo Jones saga, Neil Gaiman claims to have listened to this from the horses mouth.
Surely the great bearded one wouldn't have a problem with selling this to Tharg so someone else could pick up the baton so to speak?
Surely this would tempt Ian Gibson back to the fold?

As you said, we can but dream...

Ian Gibson disputes this legendary anecdote - he says Moore had a few ideas but certainly didn't have the whole thing worked out. Gibson actually wrote and submitted books 4 and 5 but they were never commissioned. He also has a lot to say about Moore's general writing on HJ - "plot holes you could strain your vegetables through" was a favourite phrase.

Get Leah Moore to script it, problem solved!  ;)

(Ask dad for permission first of course)

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Film & TV / Re: RoboCop Returns
« on: 12 July, 2018, 07:45:02 pm »
Just to weigh in, I thought Elysium was a derivative bore fest.
I haven't really seen anything that has impressed me from Blomkamp since the admittedly excellent District 9.
Even his recent internet shorts left me cold.
He has a keen visual eye and flair for sure, but nothing that translates into an interesting movie, for me at least.

Still, it can't be any worse than the steaming turd that was the 2014 reboot movie, can it?

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