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Messages - Leigh S

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General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 20 May, 2018, 10:01:38 pm »
Whilst googling OPug Ugly for the 2000AD art competition, I happened upin this recently ended gumtree thing!  Hope Rob Cox got the Meltdown Man oages...


https://www.gumtree.com/p/comics/2000ad-judge-dredd.-original-art-greg-staples-clown-ron-smith-block-mania-pug-ugly-for-sale./1287896500

Looks like Robert did indeed get them! That Puk Ugly page could ahve been my gateway purchase!  One of my all time favourite stories

I think Robert did bag them. He certainly did show off some pages recently. Never look on Gumtree, though I'm kinda out of the art collecting game now.

But saying that; That Ron Smith Pug Ugly page is just wonderful. Classic tale. Does anyone know what they went for?

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Prog / Prog 2082 - Out For Blood!
« on: 19 May, 2018, 10:12:31 am »
Broxton's cover is marvellous - looking forward to new Red as someone who has never been comfortable with either the original or Abnett incarnations

Dredd is looking for a tablet, I am reminded to buy the Avalanche

Survival Geeks looks lovely and although I fnd the on the nose geek refs a bit of a tired way of generating humour (and I say this as an early adopter via Spaced etc), it is always good to have an out and out humor strip in the prog

Red also looks good, and I can now see that the style Ben Willsher ha used  should merge quite well with Lee Carters - set just after the second mutant war, which is in itself an interesting pick love the Carlos creds!

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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 17 May, 2018, 10:40:05 pm »
... I always think the balance of more Alan Moore more than makes up for...

You only said that so you could get more/Moore three times in four words, right?

busted!

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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 17 May, 2018, 09:44:14 pm »
I suspect reading in real time as us old timers did vs the condensed reading for the podcast hasnt helped these stories - I was surprised how vexed Fox was, but it does make sense when a story (or stories) are underperforming from previous high peaks... I always think the balance of more Alan Moore more than makes up for a few semi sluggish Grover scripts, and with the return of Pat at his finest and Stront at HIS finest.... hang in there our (non robot) pal!

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General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 15 May, 2018, 07:54:02 pm »
Whilst googling OPug Ugly for the 2000AD art competition, I happened upin this recently ended gumtree thing!  Hope Rob Cox got the Meltdown Man oages...


https://www.gumtree.com/p/comics/2000ad-judge-dredd.-original-art-greg-staples-clown-ron-smith-block-mania-pug-ugly-for-sale./1287896500

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I really love Trifecta and Every empire falls, but there's been a couple of "group trying to take the city from the judges" stories which I wish could'v had a bit more to go on than the usual 2-3 eps and then getting shut down by the judges.

Some threat which is given some time and grows into something the judges then pervert. Like they did with the democracy movement. Doesn't even need to be a direct threat.

I felt they missed a trick by ending "Every Empire" so neatly- having MC1 uncover teh invasion by stealth early enough t stop it, but not having the power to retaliate would ahve been a much more powerful ending, leaving Texas City as a looming threat on the doorstep

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Prog / Re: Prog 2081 - Homies under der hammer
« on: 12 May, 2018, 09:24:23 pm »
I thought the same about Silverman - there's got to be mileage in Alpha having to clean up a job he has already claimed the bounty on!

That robot they decided to go after last week steals the show with his antics and one-liners, and he's a strong enough character to have been the main bad guy for a whole ten episode series, but Wagner just used him for a total of five pages and still created a very memorable character. This story ends perfectly.

Yup, this series has been fantastic stuff and probably the best of the new Stront so far IMO.
Also, considering how Wagner manages to make Stront an ongoing narrative at times, I wouldn't be surprised to see Silverman return in the next story.

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News / Re: Rogue Trooper Short
« on: 12 May, 2018, 06:41:45 pm »
The Brit accents are more jarring than the swearing, but overall good show!  Loved that final shot of the battle. We bemoan Rogue as problematic as a one note character, but we should hold that not all stories are about "character" - the sense of cosmic wonderment that Lovecraft went for delibertely avoided getting bogged down in character, and I think the real shame of Rogue is not his "one noteness" )though I cn think of plenty of cures for that), but that it all too rarely gave a proper sense of the scale and "beauty" of Nu Earth as this vast chemical, alien wilderness

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 11 May, 2018, 04:43:05 pm »
There is Zero unemployment in the workhouse!

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Prog / Re: Prog 2080 -PSI no More
« on: 10 May, 2018, 10:07:43 pm »
Wouldnt Death's skin get to be Centuries old in the time they spent stuck on Deadworld after wiping everyone out?  Not sure what it establishes in the story around prog 901-903 - Ian Gibson art-  that established they stole the dimension hopping tech from dimensional travellers who arrive at some point (could be centuries?) after Deadworld is all dead

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 06 May, 2018, 10:25:12 pm »
The odd dynamic with Labours result is as much to do with it being against the backdrop of blatant self sabotage from within as moribund opposition from without.  I'm not sure how much an impact a united party would have had, but it could only have been positive

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 05 May, 2018, 04:19:42 pm »
If for every voter fraud stopped, another person is denied their valid right to vote, it isnt worth it is it? Are we to believe there were 4000 people trying it on, or were 4000 denied democracy? It would seem unlikley to be the former....

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General / Re: Where to start with Strontium Dog?
« on: 05 May, 2018, 04:16:41 pm »
My first encounter with Stront was just a tad before Portrait, the "origins" story (more "childhood of" to be fair) that you will find in book 2 of the Case Files - if you were only to have one of the books, I would recommend this as it is thematically satisfying, contains the biggest chunk of important continuity and also some of the best stories - Book 1 has some stone cold classics too, but is a bit patchier ("Galaxy Killers" is the only sizeable lull to be fair, but even if it isnt to the degree that Dredd suffers from, there is a bit of feet finding in the early runs, and again when Alan Grant comes on board (IMO obvs)

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News / Re: Pat Mills joins new ComicScene UK magazine line-up
« on: 05 May, 2018, 10:52:34 am »
Anyone received this yet? 

I got chatting on FB and ordered the AKA tapes thing, which I assume might be coming out now, but was holding off for some reviews (or at least my copy of the AKA tapes!) before signing up to a sub.... seems deathly quiet here

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News / Re: 2000AD REGENED (preview)
« on: 05 May, 2018, 10:42:24 am »
Parking, queuing... “We haven’t got the 2000ad this year.”

If you’re planning on picking this up in Brighton, it’s not there.

Hmm -  I'm not sure that establishing how much cheaper and more straightforward it is to order off the internet than go to the bricks and mortars shoop is the intention - Saying that, I think that bar one time when I had to use Disposable Heroes (RIP?), I have got mine from a store on the day, but then I'm someone who usually goes to a shop for most purchases I make and use the internet as a back up for when the shops fails me - if I was mobile, I think I'd still have preferred to go in person and chance it.

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