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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Last post by Tjm86 on Today at 07:52:21 pm »
That said, will we ever get a 'complete run' of Slaine?  Will it ever end?  (a question I tend to ask mid way through each episode at the moment)
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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Last post by Dark Jimbo on Today at 07:46:32 pm »
Does anyone know if the Slaine volumes will comprise the entire run?

You'd bloody hope so, with 13 volumes...!
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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Last post by Jim_Campbell on Today at 07:33:35 pm »
Does anyone know if the Slaine volumes will comprise the entire run? If not, what is likely not to make it?

Secret Commonwealth, with a bit of luck.
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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Last post by Max Headroom on Today at 07:21:48 pm »
Does anyone know if the Slaine volumes will comprise the entire run? If not, what is likely not to make it?
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General / Re: SPRING Short Story Comp - OUT OF THIS WORLD
« Last post by IAMTHESYSTEM on Today at 04:01:50 pm »
                                                       Out of this World.

Judge Georgio studied the creature before him as it sat strapped into the restraint chair of the Containment Cube. The Justice Department Bio scans were unable to identify its cell structure, species or origin. The fluidity of speech it commanded, however, did indicate familiarity with humans.

'So what happened next?' said Georgio directly at the Alien. The creature stirred but answered. 'Well, this metal headed guy just popped up, yelled "I'm Mean machine Angel!" and proceeded to headbutt me. We struggled, then I found myself here holding that Matter Transporter thingy. Mr Angel must have been wearing it.'

'It's stolen property, Xenos which might implicate you as an accessory to theft.' Georgio stated. 'Then what?'

The alien shifted in his seat and looked at Georgio through slitted eyes.

'Well, I arrived outside a vast building-'

'Block.' corrected Georgio.

'Block? Yes, then someone tried to rob me, a mob of crooks formed and attacked my personage, your Police-'

'Judges!' said Judge Georgio irritably.

'Showed up to Gas and arrest me! Frankly, from the little, I've seen here I want to go home, out of this world back to my timeline.' 

'Have you a name?' the Judge asked all too aware the security implications an illegal Alien arriving unchecked in Mega-City One would have.

Muscle rippling the Alien bounded from the chair and dashed itself through the plexiglass screen knocking Judge Georgio onto the cell's floor. The reinforced Containment Door shattered under the creatures mighty blows, and throughout the building, Alarms sounded, Searchlights blazed, and the noise of booted feet rang on metal walkways.

Injured Judge Georgio, had drawn his Lawgiver, but the Xenos knocked the weapon from his grasping fingers. Boot knife in hand, the Lawman, launched himself at the perp -to crash into an empty wall as the creature, displaying a near supernatural turn of speed, hurled itself into the corridor outside. 'Matter Transporter, this way.' it murmured to itself.

Stunned, the Judge looked towards the extraterrestrial as it crouched in the corridor. Justice Department never found out anything more about this Alien, where it came from or what if anything it wanted. Only its name remained on file. 'Who are you?' Spluttered Judge Georgio. The creature smiled at him and answered.

'Nemesis.' it said.




 

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Last post by Steve Green on Today at 10:47:03 am »
Age has something to do with it, but it's well known that Dredd sells more than anything else that 2000 AD has.

Even so the fan page for our Strontium Dog short has twice as many likes as the Hachette 2000 AD page, and it's not like we push that much.
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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Last post by sintec on Today at 10:38:34 am »
Dredd page has presumably been live for 2-3 years longer though so that could be an artifcat of age.  Or it could be down to changes in FB's algorithms over that time preiod which mean the ultimate collection's page is not getting promoted to as many FB users as the Dredd one did.
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Megazine / Re: 395 - Surfing the Songlines
« Last post by Mardroid on Today at 10:15:58 am »
Great stuff!

I'd never heard of that Owl Court thing, but am happy to see Orlok Junior revealed (in the same month as young Sternhammer too).  Have we met 'mother' before?  Can't remember how much we saw of Orlok's SOs in his flashback stories a few years back.

Liking the exploration of Ciudad Barranquila.

Koburn continues as before - still waiting to see hot it all turns out before forming a complete opinion...  I still reckon that King Carlos' artwork is up to standard on SD, though it just looks like it's been drawn at lower resolution - as if Koburn is drawn on A3 board while SD is on A4 - curious.

Chopper is great - this seems the most like Midnight Surfer / Oz / Song of the Surfer Shakespeare than we've had for many years (well, nearly three decades).  Can't figure out if the judicial hallucination is a Dark Judge, a Judda Judge or something else.

Speaking of DJs, not a lot I can say about The Dead World other than how great it all is!

On to Razorjack - must confess I haven't read Higgin's originals (it will happen, but I have a pile of comics and books I need to go through before splashing out on any new stuff).  To me this reads mostly as a recap and introduction to the character / situations than purely a prologue.  The third page especially ("The demon moved east. Always east...") looked like it was recounting previously published stories - could somebody who's familiar confirm this?  Looking forward to next month already, and I haven't even read this month's text feature and monograph yet.

I haven’t read the original Razorjack comics stories, but I have read one of the text stories. This was set on present day Earth but featured a similar premise of a female warrior* sent to the core world (essentially our dimension.) to asssasinate someone for the queen leaving a lot of bodies in her wake. It does go to an interesting place though and the warrior is a lot more nuanced than the version in this comic strip. And it’s set in the USA and the twisted loop world. The POV jumps between her, her quarry and Razorjack herself.

This strip does a good job of introducing the concept of Razorjack’s ‘twisted bitches’ though.

*All Razorjack’s warriors are super strong female warriors referred to as ‘twisted bitches**’. The character in the story I read was an especially powerful version than usual. Twisted bitch ** plus, I guess with a more independent mind.

** I’m uncomfortable with the use of the word ‘bitch’ for a woman but the term is used for these female warrior creatures. It’s not just something that the Japanese of this strip use for them.
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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Last post by Steve Green on Today at 10:14:28 am »
Forbidden Planet London are still carrying both.

No idea on sales figures but the facebook page likes for the 2000AD collection is way below that of the Dredd equivalent.

3000 compared to 15000
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Megazine / Re: 395 - Surfing the Songlines
« Last post by I, Cosh on Today at 10:14:16 am »
From the second Dolman story, it seems that the legality or otherwise of citizen's arrest stems from the appropriate use of force - Dolman is encubed for hitting a perpetual too hard, not for intervening.
Breaking the law of conservation of energy?
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