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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Last post by SpaceSpinner2000 on Today at 03:09:13 am »
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Gone to space wizard, IOU one child corpse

That’s Fox’s favorite!
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General / Re: 2000 AD Art Stars Summer 2018 - Judge Dredd
« Last post by GrudgeJohnDeed on Today at 12:51:54 am »
A lot of these are stunning, holy cow.
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Off Topic / Re: born this day
« Last post by sheridan on 19 June, 2018, 11:27:08 pm »
Zoe Saldana, 39.

Interesting what engages the mind at 7:04am...

I, er, had a dream...


Did it involve people on a jungle planet, the Starship Enterprise for some Galactic Guardians?  (didn't recognise the name so had to look her up - turned out I'd seen at least three films she's been in)

I'd be amazed if it's only three!


You're right, I've seen six - Pirates, ST, Avatar, STID, GotG, GotG 2 (still need to see ST III and the latest Avengers).
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Games / Re: A Couple of Ideas for Rebellion
« Last post by Sandman1 on 19 June, 2018, 11:23:20 pm »
Someone brought it up before but The Witcher 3 had a miniscule marketing budget in comparison for example with a total budget including marketing of $80m+, and it's an extremely high quality, ambitious game by all accounts and sold well.

I'm quite sure games like Sleeping Dogs or Saints Row even had a way more limited budget than that.   

You can do it Sandman! I'll wear a big clock and be your hype man in the pitch meetings. YEAAA, OPEN WORLD DREDD, SUCKAH!! DAS RIGHT! XD I'll get my coat..

You could say that to anyone who has the slightest interest in materializing the great potential in a possible Dredd game. 
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General / Re: Top ten Dredds and top ten non-Dredd thrills
« Last post by Magnetica on 19 June, 2018, 11:02:15 pm »
-fascinated that Nemesis VI is getting a lot of love - I knew it was good but I guess I need to read it again. For me it was a toss-up between Books I, IV and VII.

For me it’s book I then Book III then book VI. But I could easily put books IV and V on the list too.

So to provide some sort of answer as to “why Book VI”?

For me Bryan Talbot’s art is a huge part of it, especially the way he gets expressions out of Torquemada’s helmet. You just wouldn’t think such a thing was possible but he does it here. There is just a wonderful gothic sort of feel to the whole thing.

And I just lover those scenes on the beach, especially the way Torquemada gets the Terminators back on his side and that he never doubted it for a second.



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Help! / Re: Accidentally ordered print progs instead of digital ones
« Last post by JayzusB.Christ on 19 June, 2018, 10:28:09 pm »
Customer service from the Future Shop is as excellent as one may expect.  They immediately sent me the digital progs and refunded the difference, even though the physical progs had already left the warehouse ('but don't worry about that,' to quote the kind man who got in touch). 

Look and learn, customer service departments from nearly every other company I've had to deal with lately.  As always, Tharg does it best.
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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« Last post by JayzusB.Christ on 19 June, 2018, 10:23:53 pm »
In the latter case, at least the state is denied the right to decide and the victim's family has the right to choose the murderer's punishment

I don't believe someone who has lost a family member to a violent crime is really the person to make a logical, rational decision in a case like that.  While I could not imagine how awful it must be to be bereaved in such a terrible way; life-or-death legal decisions that are fueled by a mix of grief and hatred (however understandable) might not be beneficial in creating a better and more humane society. 
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Off Topic / Re: born this day
« Last post by TordelBack on 19 June, 2018, 10:21:56 pm »
Zoe Saldana, 39.

Interesting what engages the mind at 7:04am...

I, er, had a dream...


Did it involve people on a jungle planet, the Starship Enterprise for some Galactic Guardians?  (didn't recognise the name so had to look her up - turned out I'd seen at least three films she's been in)

I'd be amazed if it's only three!
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Off Topic / Re: born this day
« Last post by sheridan on 19 June, 2018, 10:12:53 pm »
Zoe Saldana, 39.

Interesting what engages the mind at 7:04am...

I, er, had a dream...


Did it involve people on a jungle planet, the Starship Enterprise for some Galactic Guardians?  (didn't recognise the name so had to look her up - turned out I'd seen at least three films she's been in)
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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« Last post by Colin YNWA on 19 June, 2018, 10:01:11 pm »
So Prog 780... ain't actually as bad as I thought. In fact the six issues that followed were quite good and relatively very good.

Okay so the glorious painted Gibson art drops off quickly to just nice line work. Similarly we get teased with Dillon on the first part of the next Dredd story 'A magic place'... which is actually a fantastic example of Ennis doing Dredd well. While I'm not sure this story needs to exist 'Beyond the Wall' in the 86 Sci-Fi Special being such a wonderful stand alone story. Since its does exist though I quite like the fact that it juxtaposes the more bland high octane story elements the Prog is so immersed in at the moment, with the much more genuinely powerful moments that really shine out in contrast. Reminding you quite effectively the duality of Mega City One done well.

Elsewhere I'm not hating the second Kronicle of Khaos book over in ABC Warriors... I mean don't get me wrong I wince whenever Auntiquity Millum and that bad lad Skinner try to be cool by showing how crazy chaos is by making it do the EXACT opposite of what an ordered world would expect... sigh oh and yes Deadlock puts my teeth on edge with his so crazy bonkers and contrary attitude. I mean I did find it cool when I was 20 or whatever, now its laid on so thick it just adds him to the panthon of contemporary 2000ad leds who are just twats! He'd probably approve of course.

Twat!

Elsewhere, no need to bleet on about Rogue Trooper, its crap. Nor to ring the praises of Button Man we all know its exquiste brilliant, cast in such glorious contrast to almost everything it sits alongside. I'll come back to it.

No rather I'll play to the audience in my Khaoticesque approval of Kola Kommandos. It starts off really well and having reached episode 6 I'm still waiting for it to take the plunge I remember it having. Its not yet, its still really good fun and Anthony Williams has come on leaps and bounds from his work on Robo-hunter from a few Progs ago. Yes it plays the oh so simple and popular card, in not just 2000ad but popular culture of the time, of big business is EVIL I tells you, so very EVIl... well yes I accept it is but do 48% of stories from the early 90s need to enlighten me to this fact? It got tired quickly and we've got about 20 plus years of Master Millian reminding us of the fact still to come.

Funnily enough I've just finished Steve Parkhouse's - the serie's writer - lovely run on Black Knight (featuring Captain Britain) and there is common ground here... no work with me. In his Black Knight story, told 3 pages at a time, he just throws ideas at the story, grabbing you by the throat and keeping you onboard my the simple fact you don't get a moment to jump off. Now I'm not saying that KK manages this trick with anything like the ability of the older story but there are moments when I think I'm about to question what the hell this is all about and hold on isn't it all a bit sill... oh look what's happening next, cool... and before I've had a spare moment to put any rational thought into whether this is actually any good I've moved on and don't care!

So yeah I was kinda dreading 780 and its pals but in reality, while so far from perfect, its actually pretty good.
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