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Megazine / Re: Meg 388 - This Means Waugh!
« on: 19 September, 2017, 05:40:49 pm »
Outstanding Devlin Waugh cover from Alex.

A nice one-off Dredd that again shows a different side to MC1. Only wee grump was Dredd looks pretty chubby in a couple of frames, also the final action crash  took a wee bit of working out otherwise Nick Dyer gives good Dredd!
Anderson chugs along at a pedestrian pace and the lack of detail and extra-lite story seems to grate on my nerves somehow.

The return of Devlin Waugh was a revelation to me, as it was always something I CBA with, enjoyed this outing tremendously.

Frank Miller career spotlight looks like it had to be passed through the lawyer office a couple of times, but still managed to let us know exactly what a obnoxious gungo-ho fannypad he is.

Dredd Furies  I liked this one, more Mighty One please.

The Deadhorse Award goes to Wagner & Percival's Dark Judges Dominion. When the Mighty W wacked the four stooges into space, I'd hoped that was us shot of them... no such luck, this and the Deadworld, really are my idea of what drags comic down.
Lawless returns next month as well. Yay!
The floppy a 'Whatever happened to..?'

News / Re: Strontium Dog Fan Film
« on: 19 September, 2017, 05:21:44 pm »
"Number <whatever> cartridge!"

His heart just wasn't in it any more.

 :lol: :lol: :lol:

Prog / Re: Prog 2049 - The Final Shades of Grey?
« on: 18 September, 2017, 06:03:21 pm »
Well Tharg is getting a bit good at these end of the line Prog clearance issues. I remember back in the good old days, you know before people started to lose faith in Tharg's mighty organ, when chances are the last couple of issues before a relaunch Prog could be a bit sketchy... now I might well be wrong here but for a good long while now this has been consigned to history and Progs like 2049 are cracking affairs.

To the detail then, why is this such a good Prog.

Well firstly Dredd, we all knew how this was going to end, badly, not in story terms, but in the fates of some characters we'd only briefly come to know again, but had come to mean so much. And of course that is the case... but... well a few gory exceptions aside the fates aren't quite as dark as expected. Oh there's enough to keep with the tone of the piece, oh boy is there, BUT Wagner craftily dangles a little hope, a little charity from Joe and the possibility that a year or more down the line the themes and ideas set up here will be returned to. That Mr Wagner certainly knows how to pick and choose hey. Nowt may come of it, but I kinda think and hope it might.

Second with have Alienist, by far the most well executed outing for this strip and with a nice dangling plot line to haul us back in next time. Enjoyed this one and unlike before will be very happy when it returns.

Thirdly Greysuit were Mr Mills and Higgins finish the mad mental crazy with some good old style definative ending in the way they used to in the old days. No coming back for Blake for sure. Nicely wrapped up... except... see much like MACH Zero followed so wonderfully from a great ending to MACH 1 will Greysuit Zil follow this? I really hope so, the parallels are there and if they continue with a Zil story as dark and toned as MACH Zero I'd defo be up for it.

We also get another crackin' Future Shock, nice story with tens of Colin's being butcher as folks with such a shockin' name should be. Nice twist, wonderful Jake Lynch art - Tharg's found a keeper there, he's really come on over the last few years and the art he produces here is cosmetically Flintesque but with a sharp movement and style of its own.

Finally Hope which wraps things up... comprehensively by underlining what we've seen, which given I need to re-read was useful and nice, but might feel laboured in re-read? Who knows, but it left me wanting me and certainly left the door open.

So as we head towards what seems like a very promising line-up for 2050 - with only the bitter taste that two John Smith stories are returning (one in the Prog and one in the Meg) with barely a John Smith to be seen apparently, GMozz isn't the only one being sniffed at with Rebellions new found confidence in its properties... but I'm heading into territory I don't have the inside track on so should tread carefully... all is looking good in the house of Tharg.

All this ^^^ except the last para  :D

News / Re: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!
« on: 18 September, 2017, 05:59:42 pm »
SLÁINE // ARCHON by Pat Mills (w) Simon Davis (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
INDIGO PRIME // A DYING ART by John Smith, Kek-W (w) Lee Carter (a) Simon Bowland (l)
SINISTER DEXTER // DOWN IN THE DUMPS by Dan Abnett (w) Steve Yeowell (a) john Charles (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
THE FALL OF DEADWORLD // HOME by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

So there's over half the Prog I'll be skipping... Why Tharg? Why? let it go! Stop milking a dead horse...

Film & TV / Re: Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
« on: 18 September, 2017, 05:55:56 pm »
Funny as a Dickhead  :lol: I'm in two minds...

Its great these are getting out there and the stories are fine, but I was totally by the distracted 70s set dressing and Brazil/Bladerunner vibe...

General / Re: Texas City
« on: 13 September, 2017, 11:35:04 am »
The UN-Civil war (as it is called in Pat Mills' yet to be released 'How I created everythin!' was definitely about hats, Also I saw a cap-tion about it 30 years ago by some sub-Ed from the Bunty, so it must be true.

Off Topic / Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« on: 13 September, 2017, 11:24:18 am »
we now know where the European tatties mountain went!
Those Wegee salad's wont eat themselves...

Prog / Re: Prog 2048 - Stop the Apocalypse Squad!
« on: 13 September, 2017, 11:20:25 am »
Bloomin' heck the Prog didn't half shift up a gear this week. In part the charge was led by Greysuit which just cranked it up a notch or two and went into fullblown mad mental crazy action. Its like all the elements it played with before exploded into one orgy of violent unsubtle satire. It was so unashamed, so unabashed, SO MUCH FUN!

Alienist also let loose the hounds of Tharg as it charges to its fun filled conclusion, its been a good story, but it seems to be heading towards a great ending. Hope provides its own turn with a lovely reveal but as I've said to get the best of this I need to read it as one I think. It is just so Vertigo its untrue as well!

All of that was good, in a couple of cases very good but there are two other stars this week. The show is very nearly stolen by a lovely Future Shock. Its a great ghoulishly delicous story but the star of this show is art by a talent I'm not aware of is Tilen Javornik new to the Prog, certainly new to me and bloomin' heck there's a star in the making surely? Beautiful stuff.

Alas much as I'd like that to get top honours the award surely has to go to Dredd. So full of character, so full of action as we once again trip down memory lane and wish for a future we know can't be. Its just so beautifully crafted, so tense and so full of glorious insight into our Joe. Masterful by a grand master and a new master. Top thrill in a top Prog.

and This ^^^

Prog / Re: Prog 2048 - Stop the Apocalypse Squad!
« on: 13 September, 2017, 11:19:21 am »
This ^^^ :D

Off Topic / Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« on: 06 September, 2017, 06:46:30 pm »
Did you know the boy behind you was having a w**k as you did your bit to camera?

General / Re: Texas City
« on: 06 September, 2017, 06:38:58 pm »
Just read the US Presidential tweets that should give you a rough idea of the TC way of thinking. :thumbsup:

Film & TV / Re: Gotham series 3
« on: 06 September, 2017, 06:34:20 pm »
Nearly at the end of the series and if you want to see the FF's The Thing bellow 'I am the LAW' and 'I am Judge, Jury and Executioner!' then stick with it, but I think Rebellion should sue!

It seems to be splitting into about three different series: there's the teen Buffy-lite gang, the gritty Police procedural and a small bit of Darren Brown's Gothic Horror Hour chucked in, severe lack of much touted Indian Hill's madmen on the loose in Gotham. Too expensive perhaps?

The Gay love story is most welcome,but you know that's not going to end well :D

Over all it seems to have swerved away from the earlier series darkness and heading safely for TV MOR, even the odd nod to bondage and leather is played for laughs... however the redshirt body count does seem remarkably high!

Prog / Re: Prog 2047 - Shoots You, Sir!
« on: 05 September, 2017, 06:11:44 pm »
wonderful varied Prog: liking the cover a real change of pace but in keeping with Frank's Greysuit is a larf theme.
Damage report: Cyber Matt is a caravan peeper? send your camel to bed!
Dredd: War Buds. just like to say Dan's the man for the artwork, and Abigail is no slouch at colouring in either. Some great page layouts which dont feck up the storyline but enhance it while showing the cityscapes, would be good if Mr W sorted out the gender inbalance in the Justice Dept tho.

Alienist: getting to the meat now, great how we're seeing both sides of the hunt em down story. artwork reminding me of 1970's Jackie at times... not a bad thing.

Greysuit, now FRnk's explained it to me, its a laff!

£riller feels like it should be from the pages of Hellboy, again not a bad thing.

Hope: someones been keeking into my FRiday night sessions caravan haven't they? you naughty boy!

Off Topic / Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« on: 05 September, 2017, 05:52:32 pm »
The term long suffering springs to mind...

Prog / Re: Prog 2046 - Demonslayer!
« on: 29 August, 2017, 08:15:52 pm »

A Prog of mixed blessing really.

Damage Report: TMO takes holidays?

Dredd continues to be a delight both on the eye and in story. Really enjoying this and seeing where its going. In just 2 short progs Wagner has really engaged me with characters we've not seen for years and even though only briefly. They feel real and I care about their fates. Done with such deft skill.

continues in fine form. Enjoying the art too.
Greysuit: not in my name!

3riller is fine, some nice background and a big robot/demon face off.

Hope keeps me wanting to see whats going on just off screen, Howard Chakyn should have done this one.

So a great Prog by any stretch! ( thanks Colin :wave:)

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