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Other Reviews / Re: Sandman TV Series
« on: 09 August, 2022, 06:49:46 PM »
Is it "bigoted" to dislike a certain type of wanker? Well, no I don't think so- and indeed, diminishes the meaning of the word. You should try harder to do better.

Saying that anyone who enjoyed Sandman is a wanker is bigoted, yes. Review your comments and the dictionary and you'll see that I'm using my words correctly.

Except I didn't say that, and you're not. I said the ones I met, who "barked with laughter at other comics" were wankers. My point was that Sandman attracted a readership disinterested in other comics- who thought they were "below them", and that *in my experience* these made up the reader's I met.

I have close friends who enjoyed Sandman- there are some on here, most not- but I strongly disagree with them.

Disliking someone's taste in comics does not make one a "bigot". Disliking that person for their attitudes to other comics does not make one a "bigot". I would strongly suggest you reserve a word like that for appropriate circumstances.

If I seem touchy about this, I was brought up a bigot, and have a daughter who regularly finds herself facing bigots because of who she is.

And Sandman is still a load of pretentious cack.


Other Reviews / Re: Sandman TV Series
« on: 09 August, 2022, 09:50:05 AM »
Is it "bigoted" to dislike a certain type of wanker? Well, no I don't think so- and indeed, diminishes the meaning of the word. You should try harder to do better.

Luke Kirby for me please.


General / Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Skizz vs. ABC Warriors Rd 5 Heat 12
« on: 09 August, 2022, 07:53:53 AM »


Other Reviews / Re: Sandman TV Series
« on: 08 August, 2022, 02:33:30 PM »
You're not alone, Jim. Sandman read to me like a series altogether too pleased with itself. Back then, you could "spot Dandman readers, by the fact that they never read any other comics". Which I suppose is good, in a way. But all the ones I spoke to were tedious A Level English students who barked with laughter at all other comics.

I did read the first three or four trades- and still have them- but they were equally as tedious as the people who read them, I thought.

I'm not a fan of Gaiman at all. He's very much the epitome of everything I dislike about the 90s (to current) British 'Dark Fantasy' scene. And also, he's not very good and altogether too impressed by himself. Maybe I never got over the fact that he didn't serve his time at 2000AD, I Don't know. 

It's too late to alter my perception now anyway, and I very much doubt I'll ever read Sandman again. I was always a Hellblazer/ Swampy Vertigo person anyway.

As for the TV show- your praise on Facebook has been the only thing that makes me maybe want to watch it. My wife has expressed an interest, but she eats up Netflix series with a voracious appetite, so I imagine she will watch it with or without me. I also expect her considered opinion will either be negative, or it will be "alright, I guess", like with most things.


General / Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Lawless vs. Thistlebone Rd 5 Heat 9
« on: 08 August, 2022, 08:24:55 AM »
Lawless. No question.


Ooh, now.

It should be Nemesis. After all, Nemesis is what made me realise how much I loved 2000AD in the first place- with that incredible book two and Redondo's art on the spiders, which came at exactly the right time in my life to cement this funny little comic as something i'd be reading my whole life.

But Insurrection is also fantastic. While I've bought and stored every single issue of The Meg, I can count on maybe two hands the number of strips I think are actually worth the storage space. (Side note: do something about that, Tharg. Make The Meg as good as the prog. You can do it, you know.)

That chunky, gorgeous black and white Colin art! Abnett writing effortlessly in someone else's universe, like the consummate pro he is, and showing everyone else how it's done. And of course, it led to Lawless: the best Dreddverse thing ever, possibly.

Mumblegrumble. Nemesis. For those spiders.




General / Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Low Life vs. The Out Rd 5 Heat 8
« on: 04 August, 2022, 09:44:47 AM »
The Out. No matter how much I love all of Dabnett's strips- and any writer who consistently delivers both Sinister Dexter and Brink, not to mention Lawless, Grey Area and Feral & Foe to a lesser extent, could justifiably be called the best writer 2000AD has ever had- The Out has the potential to be the very best of his work. It's not there yet, as it needs another couple of series to reach the heights I believe it could scale. Is it a "Halo Jones knock-off", as others have said? Nah, it's already better than that.

And there are still people who think the prog was better in the eighties! Honestly- what is wrong with them?




General / Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Halo Jones vs. Shakara Rd 5 Heat 5
« on: 03 August, 2022, 08:41:24 AM »
Yep, Halo wins this for me despite Shakara being a modern classic.


I'm going to vote The Red Seas. I do not like The Red Seas, but I dislike the later Bad Company series (especially the very latest) even more.


General / Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Stickleback vs. Brink Rd 5 Heat 3
« on: 02 August, 2022, 08:10:10 AM »
Brink. BrinkBrinkBrinkyBrink.


Meltdown Man


General / Re: Sideshow Vote II: You have been judged
« on: 01 August, 2022, 08:28:06 AM »
For me, the Dark Judges story should have ended with Necropolis. Nothing since has been worth the space used to print it, and has only served to diminish the charactersas they were. But I understand I'm probably alone in that opinion.

With that said, my favourite expression of the concept has been Kraken. Followed by the version of Death in JD: LotF, who was Dredd from the Death dimension.


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