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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 24 April, 2018, 07:45:05 am »
Not sure if this has been mentioned elsewhere but I always think 'Skizz' owes as much to Alan Bleasdale's seminal TV drama 'Boys from the Black Stuff' as it does to 'ET'. In so far as it really helps identify key social differences between the backdrops of both stories. This has been fairly well covered in commentry of 'Skizz' in various places so you are very possibly well on with this, but worth mentioning just in case.

Welcome to the board / Re: Hey!
« on: 23 April, 2018, 09:48:34 pm »
Hello everyone! I started reading the prog about a year ago and basically wanted to talk about the thrills to other people. This was spurred on by reading Jaegir: Beasts Within and thinking "Man that was good, if only I had someone to discuss it with!"

Well you've come to the right place. We talk about 2000ad a lot... well sometimes... we can get distracted...

...what was I saying...

Welcome aboard, have fun.

Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 23 April, 2018, 09:09:30 pm »
I saw the cover of Prog 723 and my heart sank. I have to be honest its not a good Prog.

While art is always very subjective I have to say this is one of the hardest Progs I can ever remember on the eye. Yes we have a Wagner Dredd, but I find Vanyo's Dredd really ackward and stilted and it looks so dated. I love Carl Critchlow's current work, love it, but his painted work on Nemesis amd Deadlock is the very defination of the mud period.

Next might be more controversial but I'm no fan of Cassanovas, again I find his art awkward, this figure work just doesn't move for me and I sometimes find his storytelling clunky. Oh and I don't like his design work and particularly his robots ... which given he's doing Robo-Hunter here doesn't bode well.

Now Jim McCarthy's work I can enjoy, he's not a favourite however and here the colouring strangely flatters his line work... oh and speaking of both the colour not working and controverisal I'm not liking Ron Smith on Golden Fox Rebellion. For me Ron Smith is past his best at this point and again the colours just scream at you... not in a good way.

Finally while he's not my favourite I do like David Hine's art and he's perfect for low key tale of Tao De Moto... but two pages of pleasing art just ain't enough in the Prog...

... I know others will utterly disagree and that's now it should be, art is like that, but for me behind the cluttered uninspiring cover the Prog isn't the sight for sore eyes it can be...

... I'm such a negative nelly and I've not even mentioned the stories...

Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 21 April, 2018, 09:02:14 pm »
So like mid March until the glories discussed below have much to back them up. Some nice Wagner Dredd's drop in to make me realise how poor Death Aid actually was. Some interesting shorts, including some for regular stories do their best to shore things up, but really its down to V for Ven...

...I mean Brigand Doom to help keep the Prog afloat. I mean its a pretty lazy comparison to label Brigand Doom a V copy. But having read V recently as it goes the only reason its lazy is cos its so bloomin' obvious. Now that's not to say its anywhere near as good as V. Its not. However its does do its own things better and its a real blast. It really eggs on the dark so 90s unsubtle satire. At least here McKenzie bites at a target more worth than Jason Donavan, Pop and Goth Culture. Its sharp, its exciting, its funny when it wants to be ... really its exactly what it says it is, its 2000ad does V and the thing is 2000ad does V is a good idea.

And Jez doesn't David D'Antiquis do a perfect job on the art!

Prog / Prog 2078: Agent of Destruction!
« on: 21 April, 2018, 04:31:15 pm »
Bloomin' heck, bloomin' Carlos hey, phonin' in those wonderful, powerful covers, its just not like the old... oh...

...hold on...

...that's pretty damned good isn't it!

The rest of Prog ain't bad either. Well Anderson dropped me again, this one really will need a re-read (if anyone is interested in when that might actually be please refer to the New Comicbook Day Megathread.

The Dredd story moves the whole Son's of Booth storyline along nicely and finishes the corrent tale well. I'm looking forward to the next part of this series of stories.

Jaegir finishes her latest story effectively enough. Where as Sinister Dexter finishes its current story with a horrific brutality whipped into shape with lashing of humour.

Strontium Dog see Fenton take on a little bit more of the Wulf mantal with a weaponry pick up as this story continues to get better and better and I can't wait to see what happens next week.

All in all a pretty fine Prog behind a cracking cover.

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 21 April, 2018, 03:36:15 pm »
Need noseying around for things to pick up by Kyle Sparks and having no knowledge of Rick and Mority Sexcastle did standout as an option. Will give it a try.

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 20 April, 2018, 09:26:49 pm »
Speaking of Astro City... well I will but first let's speak about the fact there's just not enough time to read comics...

... well okay I read an obscene amount of comics but the trouble is that still isn't enough. Over at the Prog threads I often catch myself saying such and such a story will probably be better on re-read and then wonder when the hell I'll get to that and the honest answer is often when I get to those comics on one of my Prog reads... so stuff I'm saying I need to re-read in recent Progs I'll get to in 4ish years assuming my current re-read keeps up its present pace (I've actually added Prog from 2019 into my to read spreadsheet this evening!) ... so what the hell am I doing whittering about this shit for. Well a couple of comics in my recent haul could benefit from a re-read... they'll get added to my spreadsheet and I will get to it... honest.

First there's Vinegar Teeth 4 the last of this interesting series. I loved the first couple of issues of this as I bought both together in a whim and as this series has some pretty difficult but fresh storytelling technics I had time to get into those idiosyncrasies and enjoy them. The last two two bought monthly have been harder to get into and follow. Still I suspect when this gets to re-read it'll be a good un.

Second one to benefit form re-read is Kong on the Planet of the Apes 6 specifically the ending of what has been a fun romp up to this point. On its own this ending felt a little flat and anticlimatic. I suspect however when read back it will read much better and the timing will be fine, he less so. Give me another 4 years or so and I'll come back and let you know.

Anyway elsewhere... if not that far Planet of the Apes Ursus 4 is great, Mage - The Hero Denied 8 MAGNIFICENT and the return of Black Hammer in Black Hammer - Age of Doom 1 sees the core series return, all be it with a new number... well 1 Jeff Lamire really is developing his world gloriously here. I kinda think this is his Astro City (from my understanding of Astro City that is) its brilliant stuff.

Alas for it its not book of the haul, that falls to another returner, not Lazarus 27 mind which makes a very welcome come back, rather its Resident Alien - An Alien in New York 1 which sees Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse's supremely underplayd masterpiece slide warmly and grippingly back into our comicsphere. This book really is a delight and Steve Parkhouse's art just gets better and better.

So interesting haul to say the least.

General / Roy of the Rovers making a come back at Rebellion
« on: 20 April, 2018, 05:51:21 pm »
Well this could be interesting!


Found via Rob Williams Facebook feed.

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 19 April, 2018, 06:16:52 pm »
On another note, it was a year ago today that this thread was created! Both Fox and I have gotten a lot of love and support from this board, and we definitely super appreciate it! We're getting close to a couple awesome milestones for the show and I'm super stoked to share them all with you folks. Once again thanks for all the support, and here's to many more!

Give yourself the credit (well you and the lovely Steve Green who started the thread) its a fantastic Podcast. Fresh entertaining and behind all the fun and frolics pretty smart.

Well done and thanks to you!

Prog / Re: Prog 2077: New York State of Mind
« on: 19 April, 2018, 09:59:08 am »
Not so many reviews this week. Is the post-jumping on thrill surge wearing off already?  :o

It can often be the other way around. When folks are happy they get bored of saying - that's GREAT!

Film & TV / Re: That gum you like is going to come back in style -
« on: 19 April, 2018, 07:52:03 am »
So I'm only 6 episodes in and therefore taking care not to read down this thread yet, so sorry if this is covered, but just wanted to comment while I'm absolutely loving season 3 Jez is it violent and grim. I mean its not as if there weren't moment of this in the first two seasons, some really terrifying, disturbing bits and 'Fire Walk with me' is almost unrelentingly brutal, but Season 3 is sooooo harsh.

In episode 6 we have the child being hit by the truck which was just awful, I had to stop for a bit. Then you get the two women stabbed to death by the assassain. Its absolutely terrifying. I'm left to wonder how different the early stuff would have been if this level of stuff had been permitted on network telly back in the day.

Its not a critisism, far from it, as it all absolutely has the necessary impact, its not done for thrills and is in turns soul destorying and terrifying and utterly effective in creating a tone that is gloriously diverse and in contrast, just like the zig zag black and white flooring. Its just not telly to watch before going to bed... which foolishy is what I'm doing!

Megazine / Re: 395 - Surfing the Songlines
« on: 18 April, 2018, 09:04:34 pm »
Well seriously what a bumper treat the Meg is again this month. I mean seriously a bounty of utter delight and all that in the context of a comic that lost one of the great strips in Tharg's time with us last month AND still this month finds a way to get better.

Regular Dredd is just such fun and Jake Lynch is rapidly becoming one of my fav artists. His work is such a delight, kinda Flint mets Baikie to my eyes. Movie Dredd is almost as good and of course just plain Flint is an absolute delight, really enjoying this as the story rattles towards what you suspect will be a very final finale.

Cursed Earth Koburn is the only none out and out winner to me, the story feels strangely flat and disjointed... which is weird when you consider the stella characters and creators involved. Oh and the text piece is really short, made up by the fact that we get the Nemesis Monograph instead of a reprint, and its immense, if a little familiar.

Of the shortness of text bits is also worth it for a Razarjack bonus strip, which is a great appetitiser for the series starting next month.

The two highlights are a fantastic opener for the Brendan McCarthey David Bailie Chopper story, which I suspect might work its way to becoming a classic and the glorious Returners, which I thought was an absolute enjoy again, I mean it did rattle along bit is both fun, action filled and immensely intriguing all wrapped in glorious out which to its absolute credit isn't out of place along side Flint, McCarthy, Higgins, Lynch and Carlos... I mean lets just say that again when we consider what a treat we have in our hands.

The art in Returners stands up amongst... Lynch... Higgins... Flint.... McCarthy and Carlos... all in one issue....

Bloody hell this is good stuff isn't it!

News / Re: Rogue Trooper Short
« on: 18 April, 2018, 08:49:49 pm »
All looks very well done and I see there's a statement of Rebellion's ownership, credit for the creators and not for profit thingie at the end there. Suspect this was what Molch-R was after!

Film & TV / Re: Mad Max - Fury Road
« on: 18 April, 2018, 07:38:17 pm »
It looks like a legal row between Miller and Warner Bros may put the skids on any potential sequel:

George Miller owns the Mad Max property so he can probably take it elsewhere.

If he could wouldn't he have done that by now ... mind I'm not sure I understand how these things work so what do I know.

Either way its a real shame as I'd love to see a follow up to what on some days is my favourite movie of all time!

General / Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« on: 17 April, 2018, 08:02:20 pm »
Well we ain't looking out for this thread proper are we!

Anyway Rebellion solicitations for July

398 on sale 18 July 2018
More action and adventure in the future-shocked world of Judge Dredd! The epic Razorjack crossover ‘This Corrosion’ by Michael Carroll and John Higgins comes to explosive conclusion as the lawman fights for his life to escape the demonic dimension; Devlin Waugh’s date night goes from bad to worse in ‘Kiss of Death’ by Rory McConville and Mike Dowling; secrets are revealed in ‘The Returners’ by Si Spencer and Nicolo Assirelli; Oz faces destruction in Chopper: ‘Wandering Soul’ by David Baillie and Brendan McCarthy; and there’s the start of a special Strange Brigade story by Gordon Rennie and Tiernen Trevallion to tie in with this year’s must-have action-horror videogame. Plus the usual interviews and features – and in the bagged supplement this month, a former Chief Judge dispenses justice in Mega-City One in The Streets of Dan Francisco by Arthur Wyatt and Paul Marshall!
64pp (+ bagged 64pp graphic novel), monthly, £5.99
UPC: 9 770960 181187 98
ISSN: 0960 1813

2000 AD PROGS 2088-2091
2088 on sale 4 July 2018
2089 on sale 11 July 2018
2090 on sale 18 July 2018
2091 on sale 25 July 2018
Incredible SF action from the Eisner-nominated UK anthology! Judge Dredd’s on a high-speed elevator straight to hell in ‘Elevator Pitch’ by Rob Williams and Chris Weston; young Jess attempts to save Fairfax in Damned: The Fall of Deadworld by Kek-W and Dave Kendall; Nolan Blake learns the truth behind the ‘Crown’ in Skip Tracer: ‘Heavy Hangs the Head’ by James Peaty and Paul Marshall; and two new series start: Grey Area’s back, and the Exo Transfer Control cops battle murderous aliens, courtesy of Dan Abnett and Mark Harrison, and we journey to the New World in the time-shift fantasy saga The Order by Kek-W and John Burns!
32pp, weekly, £2.75
UPC: 9 770262 284227 88
UPC: 9 770262 284227 89
UPC: 9 770262 284227 90
UPC: 9 770262 284227 91

I've tried to spare you a visit to Bleeding Cool increasingly clunky site but to be fair and decent the linkie to the source


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