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Prog / Re: Prog 2082 - Out For Blood!
« Last post by DrRocka on Today at 03:53:45 pm »
Is that Tharg’s sister Mary posing naked on the wall in Durham Red? Oh, how the Mighty (One’s) have fallen...

Fine prog this, but by gum, Survival Geeks is tedious already.
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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Last post by sintec on Today at 03:27:32 pm »
it's hard to imagine any new readers who didn't quite see what the fuss was about with vol.1 not being won over this time!

I'm really looking forward to this volume for precisely that reason.  Reading Strontium Dog was one of the main reasons I initially signed up for this series.  The 2 modern volumes have both been fantastic but Vol 1 was a bit lacklustre I'm hoping 2 is going to be a different beast.

Shame it's still a month away for us postal subscribers :(
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Prog / Re: Prog 2082 - Out For Blood!
« Last post by Mardroid on Today at 03:03:31 pm »
Very nice cover.

Judge Dredd: Promising start. I hope to pick up the new novella soon.

Survival Geeks: Doesn’t seem to be a lot of commenters’ cup of tea but I like it. I do like humorous strips, though.

Skip Tracer: still early days, but it’s good so far. It’s reeling me in.

Dead World: I’m enjoying this, but my memory of past stories is not great.

Durham Red: Just one episode in, but I enjoyed this a lot. I like the fact that it served as a good introduction to the character for new readers too, (I.e. her personality, capabilities). They also used a nice little gag (it’s a do-it-yourself  cross he pulls, not a gun!) to help do this.

A nice new character design, for Durham too. I love those little things us longer term readers* may pick up on. Her alter-ego Chelsea Blue, for example, being the original name considered for the character, and a very familiar mustachiod gentleman on the credits she takes.

Oh, and I love her new shooters. Bit of a revolver thing going on. They actually remind me a bit of Malcolm Reynolds gun from Firefly... although it’s actually quite different.

*Actually I’m a relative newbie compared to many here, but I’m pretty much  up to date as far as Alpha and Red are concerned. Actually I’ve yet to read all of Abnett’s run on the character. I’m just up to The Vermin Stars, so far. Her new clothing does seem far more practical, although I can see how Mark Harrison’s version might serve to distract enemies. 😳
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Prog / Re: Prog 2082 - Out For Blood!
« Last post by Pyroxian on Today at 02:51:41 pm »
but the introduction of Deadworld Spikes Harvey Rotten suggests Deadworld is just an alternate dimension Dredd[2]. That opens up possibilities - mostly for fan-service - but it closes off what are, to my mind, more interesting avenues to explore.
Or it's just a reference – a nod to long-time readers – that will ultimately not make that much odds.

There was a mention of a 'Mr. Angel' in last week's episode as well.
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General / Re: 2000 AD Art Stars Summer 2018 - Judge Dredd
« Last post by Steve Green on Today at 02:49:56 pm »
I think the hard rule is "if you're an artist that's had their work properly in 2000 AD before now yer not allowed" - everyone else is fiiiiine.

Cheers, will have a think
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Prog / Re: Prog 2082 - Out For Blood!
« Last post by IndigoPrime on Today at 02:46:27 pm »
but the introduction of Deadworld Spikes Harvey Rotten suggests Deadworld is just an alternate dimension Dredd[2]. That opens up possibilities - mostly for fan-service - but it closes off what are, to my mind, more interesting avenues to explore.
Or it's just a reference – a nod to long-time readers – that will ultimately not make that much odds.
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Prog / Re: Prog 2082 - Out For Blood!
« Last post by IndigoPrime on Today at 02:44:31 pm »
an advert for the 'Judges' novels
Which made me nip straight to Wordery and find… no book. And then go to Amazon and find… no book. And then head to the 2000 AD shop and find that the paperback was a limited-edition run of 250. Hrngg.
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General / Re: 2000 AD Art Stars Summer 2018 - Judge Dredd
« Last post by Bolt-01 on Today at 02:16:26 pm »
Hmmm, wonder if that is the same James Grey who was published in Zarjaz 05..?
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Prog / Re: Prog 2082 - Out For Blood!
« Last post by Frank on Today at 02:15:41 pm »

Quote
The Satanic Verses celebrates hybridity, impurity, intermingling, the transformation that comes of new and unexpected combinations of human beings, cultures, ideas, politics, movies, songs. Mélange, hotchpotch, a bit of this and a bit of that is how newness enters the world. The Satanic Verses is for change-by-fusion, change-by-conjoining. It is a love-song to our mongrel selves -   Salman Rushdie, Imaginary Homelands

Which is as erudite a description of post-Buffy and Clerks popular fiction as four years at Kings College can buy.

Nans Of Anarchy one week, Dukes Of Meth today; readers can form as accurate a picture of creators' viewing habits as Netflix's algorithm. Remember-this-ism is the basic premise of Survival Geeks, even if the vintage of the references recalls Robohunter asking kids to sing Delilah with different words during National Song Year (1982).

Chelsea Blue was what Alan Grant wanted to call Durham Red[1], which is at least a more subtle kind of reference.

It'd be absurd to expect a spin-off from another strip to exist in its own hermetic bubble, but the introduction of Deadworld Spikes Harvey Rotten suggests Deadworld is just an alternate dimension Dredd[2]. That opens up possibilities - mostly for fan-service - but it closes off what are, to my mind, more interesting avenues to explore.


[1] He was convinced Strontium Dog was about to be made into a movie and didn't want her to sound like Jimmy Nail (Thrillpower Overload, p117)

[2] © Julius Howe (Oxon, comedian):


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Prog / Re: Prog 2082 - Out For Blood!
« Last post by broodblik on Today at 02:07:22 pm »
Another good prog

Dredd I like this and the plot is nicely setup. 

Durham Red good solid first episode, really liked Ben's art on this.

Skip Tracer this is really good and I am already intrigued even if it is only the second episode and I am not worried that this feels very fimiliar

Deadworld nice macabre story in the best of ways

Survival Geeks not my cup of tee but quite readable and I can see that this do have space in the prog. Googe art is quite good
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