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Prog / Re: Prog 2073 - Future Visions!
« Last post by Richard on 18 March, 2018, 10:32:35 pm »
We just saw her in the 40th anniversary prog.
Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Last post by JayzusB.Christ on 18 March, 2018, 10:29:39 pm »
I'll get to the parochial house someday!

I'm back to snow and Neil Gaiman's audiobook of Norse legends again. I started listening last summer but realised that this was something to be done in freezing weather, drinking beer in my boat with lots of candies.  A description of Ragnarok is all the more terrifying with an actual snowstorm outside.
Prog / Re: Prog 2072 - Weaponmaster!
« Last post by Fungus on 18 March, 2018, 09:26:51 pm »
Prog really helped by a great Future Shock (guessed a possible ending, equally pleased with the actual one :-) ) and Dave Taylor Dredd. Also went through the Thrill Mails to read the Exorcist Judge's original story [Praise Be To Tharg, etc.]. Taylor's cityscapes are fantastic.

Brass Sun is not aging so well, for me it probably needs to be read right through and I don't reread stuff. As a result these long-form stories don't appeal so much anyway plus I know the ending having read it... :-\

More than ready for 2073. Especially Jaegir, which hasn't put a foot wrong yet in my opinion.
Classifieds / Re: Does anyone make/ sell badges with your own name on?
« Last post by terrificpm on 18 March, 2018, 08:16:54 pm »
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Prog / Re: Prog 2073 - Future Visions!
« Last post by Dark Jimbo on 18 March, 2018, 07:20:05 pm »
There is the question too of where she is in the current Stronty set up/timeline?

Is she frozen / asleep in space or something?  :think:

Last seen briefly at the end of Mutant Spring (prog 1821, I think?) in a silent cameo. I do wish we could end the coyness about these characters and just clarify where they are, even if it is to just remove them from play. Say what you like about Ennis/Hogan's Gronk stuff, but at least it gave some sort of direction and resolution to a once-major character that the main strip had abruptly dropped without mention.
General / Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« Last post by Eamonn Clarke on 18 March, 2018, 04:55:14 pm »
Thanks, oshii. Welcome aboard.
Prog / Re: Prog 2073 - Future Visions!
« Last post by Magnetica on 18 March, 2018, 04:28:56 pm »
So this Prog should go a long way to quelling talk of 2000AD being in decline. That was just cracking with both stories and art (mostly) on top form.

A Greg Staples cover always feels special.

That was the best episode of Dredd in a very long time. With art like that Chris Weston has truly reached the same level as Bolland. And I never thought I would say that when reading Killing Time or Canon Fodder.

Jaegir as always shows up the line that there are no good new stories. This one did though feel a bit more like an old Rogue Trooper story than before.

The Future Shock features some great art from Dylan Teague. I don’t recall him drawing  a story before, knowing him more for his colouring work. I am sure someone will be along soon to enlighten me.

Dan Abnett stretches out one joke to 5 pages in a way only he can on Sinister Dexter. I thought the unusual (for 2000AD) panel layout worked really well.

A strong opener for Anderson featuring a welcome return for the Roach art bot. I had a nice chat with him at the 40th last year and would like to see him feature more regularly again. But as nice as the art is, I do (just) prefer the black and white stuff that featured in Prog 2000, especially the panels that featured the pencilled look. With this episode I think Emma Beeby has found the correct tone for Anderson. (I say that having just reread Shamballa this week).

Quick couple of questions: can someone remind me who those girls are Anderson and Flowers go to see are and have we seen Ilsa before?

Dan Cornwell also shows progression in his art on Judge Fear. I can see shades of  McMahon, Flint, Bolland, Robinson (Cliff not Hilary :lol:) and Lynch in this. Good story too. Who says there is no mileage left in the DJs?

And so we come to Strontium Dog. Firstly it is a cracking story, well told. But, and I say this knowing it will probably be controversial, but to my eye it’s not Carlos’s best art. Now I love his stuff but to me it’s not up to his usual standard.

There are some interesting comments earlier on the thread about other artists maybe doing Stront, but for me it is so ingrained as Carlos’ strip that I don’t want to see anyone else do it. If some one else has to do, then for my money no-one else has come close to the one Brendan McCarthy did in one of the Starlord annuals.

Prog / Re: Prog 2073 - Future Visions!
« Last post by IndigoPrime on 18 March, 2018, 04:15:43 pm »
Well, as someone who's been a bit down on the Prog of late, this one really hit it out of the park. A nice cover and a great set-up in Dredd, with some superb Weston art (apart from, again, this weird tendency from most 2000 AD artists to default to every Judge being a bloke). Here's hoping Gerhart gets through this, and Dredd continues to recognise he needs allies.

Jaegir's not put a foot wrong so far, and so it continues here. Coleby/O’Grady are in fine form on art duties.

The Future Shock and Sin/Dex were quite light in nature, but worked very well for a jumping-on Prog, adding some strips that were self-contained, smart, and amusing (if, in the Future Shock's case, very black humour).

Anderson: nice to see Roach back on art duties. Script-wise, good to see Beeby get another run at the character. Also, well done to Roach for not making Anderson – who's now, what, 50-odd? – look like a glamour model.

Judge Fear: I'm not too fussed about the change in art style. Cornwell provided some creepy stuff, and a good sense of pace and layout variation. It in some ways felt a bit old-school in nature, which worked well for me. Script-wise, it was good again to see Kek-W showcase the power of these undead foes, and make them genuinely scary.

Strontium Dog: almost feels like a return to the status quo, which I won't complain about. Honestly, I was not a fan of that entire war arc. This looks like it'll be some really solid Stront.

Next issue: Dredd/Anderson/Sin Dex/Jaegir/Strontium Dog. Nom.
Prog / Re: Prog 2073 - Future Visions!
« Last post by Jim_Campbell on 18 March, 2018, 03:40:32 pm »
I was talking about the snow, mind.

Umm… OK… :rolleyes:
Prog / Re: Prog 2073 - Future Visions!
« Last post by Tjm86 on 18 March, 2018, 03:03:28 pm »
Where the hell did that come from?

I'm a fucking goth and I thought that

I was talking about the snow, mind.
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