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Leigh S

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Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #2040 on: 31 July, 2022, 10:16:15 PM »
May be too late for this but....


SPinnies

We've gone from an embarassment of riches just a few years back to  just plain embarassment.  At least this appears to be the worst year, with the worst ever Dredd in War Games surely marking some kind of turning point, even if we cant see it yet.

Best art is a tussle between Chris Weston and Dermot Power - given Weston will go on to do better, and Power might disappear soon, I'm giving this to Power ( Though there is still "treatures of Britain" to come)

Best Writer is another two horse race - John Smith gave us Firekind, ruined by a printing screw up and an OK Tyranny Rex, but also a pretty poor Dredd in the Morrison/Millar style of the time.  Pat Mills wasnt firing on all cylinders, but Finn, Demon Killer and Flesh were at least "2000ADish", so this one goes to Pat

Demon Killer wins best story, though it isnt Slaines best time travel story. This would have been a disappointment any other year, but here I'm thankful for small mercies and great art.

Snowstorm gets the best Dredd, even though its a paper thin knock off of better Wagner/Grant stuff.  At least it has some lovely MacNeil art to distract from that.

Best year is 1984 - we are so far from the quality of that year you can barely recognise it as the same comic, which is probably why Mills feels so valuable on a relatively weak showing.

Bring on 1994!



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Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #2041 on: 31 July, 2022, 10:24:12 PM »
The Meggies

Best art is Ian Gibson - While he will be around for a good while yet, this feels like a peak for Gibson we wont see again - glorious stuff

Best writer is Wagner - the prog is really hurting for lack of Wagner and despite there beng a lot of rum stuff on the Meg, having Wagner here keeps the whole enterprise classier than its component parts.

Best story is Taxidermist -  a clean sweep for Wagner and Gibson

Best year remains 1990 - while it isnt as bad a drop off in quality as over in the prog, the Megazine is also struggling a bit.  Someone needs to realise that there are too many pages to fil every week, and not enough competent artists and writers to fill those pages...


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« Reply #2042 on: 31 August, 2022, 07:07:05 AM »


In our thrilling two hundred and eighty-fifth episode Fox and Conrad take a break from their journey through the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic by looking at the second Batman/Judge Dredd crossover, Vendetta In Gotham! We’ll also take a look at a couple cool poster progs!

Also get ready for the Spinnies and Meggies tomorrow and Friday! There may still be time to get your nominations in!

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« Reply #2043 on: 01 September, 2022, 07:46:43 AM »


In our thrilling two hundred and eighty-sixth episode Fox and Conrad take a break from reviewing weekly progs to reminisce on the whole of 2000 AD comics for the year 1993. It’s a chance to reflect, review, and give out awards! Welcome to the 1993 Spinnies! At the end of every chronological year in our prog timeline we give out awards to the storylines and thrills we liked best over the last year. Stay tuned until the end to hear what’s coming up in 1994 from both 2000AD and our show!

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« Reply #2044 on: 01 September, 2022, 08:03:59 AM »
Oh my giddy Aunt I feel for Fox that tail of airport and then bathroom woe is horrible and i doubt for one minute I'd have handled it as well as he seems to have. Hope This wife was able to have a good break at least.

Also like his use of "Chocker" is that a phrase used in the US or has he picked it up here?