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General / Re: Dredd actually being human
« on: Today at 01:31:32 pm »
Bury My Knee At Wounded Heart's a good one for getting the emotions running.
And the very Dredd moment right at the end, where after his doing the right bit by the citizen, he then of course does the right thing by the law.

General / Re: Stories that should be collected
« on: 17 August, 2018, 02:13:57 pm »
I remember it vaguely, but had a quick scan through some digital copies (my print specials/annuals currently being behind a small wall of boxes), and couldn't find it. Frustrating! I was curious to know what else was in the mix.

Other Reviews / Re: The Vigilant
« on: 17 August, 2018, 01:52:02 pm »
Freaking loved The Vigilant and eagerly awaiting issue 2
Oddly enough, despite not being entirely taken with it, I'd happily subscribe for a year if this was a monthly – at least if Colby was doing the art. I did also chuckle at Furman getting one of his Furmanisms into the mix (albeit not "it never ends"). I also think I'll have a re-read after delving back into last year's Misty special first.

General / Re: Stories that should be collected
« on: 17 August, 2018, 10:11:18 am »
What was that 'worst series' list printed in? I can't for the life of me find it.

Other Reviews / Re: The Vigilant
« on: 17 August, 2018, 09:50:17 am »
Having read it now, I'm a bit in two minds. I can see what they were trying to do, but it is almost absurdly dense. That said, when you step back a bit, what you're essentially getting is a US comic (in terms of length) written like a six-page 2000 AD strip. So it rockets along, shoving all and sundry into the mix, and barraging you with details.

I certainly felt I got more out of it than a typical Marvel comic, but I do also largely agree with whoever said it felt a bit like the comic equivalent of watching Infinity War without having seen any of the previous Marvel movies.

Film & TV / Re: New Rogue Trooper Film!!
« on: 16 August, 2018, 01:21:32 pm »
Button Man's an interesting one, because it looks like a movie on the page, but the twist would have to be radically reworked on the big screen, purely on the basis that you'd know what the evil git chatting to Harry sounds like.

When I become a billionaire, the Strontium Dog TV show will be the first thing I'll be funding though.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 15 August, 2018, 10:29:33 pm »
Anyone arguing ten quid for a hardcover 200–250 page trade is expensive is nuts

Prog / Re: Thrill-Coma 2010
« on: 15 August, 2018, 07:12:16 pm »
It's curious to see your responses to Grey Area. I've not read it from the beginning in ages, but it's a really solid strip now. I'm intrigued to see what you think of it over the coming (Prog) years.

Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 15 August, 2018, 05:22:48 pm »
Fans of Zenith should probably get over to 2000 AD's store pretty damn sharpish, if they fancy getting the entire run in hardback for under 40 quid.

Megazine / Re: Meg 399.
« on: 15 August, 2018, 03:22:03 pm »
"perfect bound"

Bah. I used to love the perfect-bound Meg, but now rather like the stapled version, because it seems better for comics. (Easier to open; less chance of damage in transit.) All the Marvel reprints have gone perfect bound, and I'm not keen.

I wonder if the price-rise is a one-off? (I'd assume so, to cater for the extra pages.)

Prog / Re: Prog 2094 - The Order Meet The Edge - Walker
« on: 15 August, 2018, 11:33:18 am »
Some brevity/editing would be helpful, although perhaps that's just not the rhythm this writer is going for. I dunno. It just feels a bit off. (And I realise this is turning into a Rory McConville downer on my part, so I should probably state for the record that I mostly like his concepts, and his strips in general. Also, as I've said elsewhere, I'm gobsmacked by how prolific he's become in such a short space of time. That doesn't happen by accident.)

Off Topic / Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
« on: 15 August, 2018, 10:50:50 am »
Extra geek points to Krakajac for the old Commodore computer.

Prog / Re: Prog 2094 - The Order Meet The Edge - Walker
« on: 15 August, 2018, 10:48:25 am »
Rory McConville says “ A lot of my stories use captions to move the story along, because you must keep a story accelerating as much as possible so you use whatever narrative tools you have.”
Fair enough. The problem for me is that these big blocks of text do the opposite for pacing, and slow things down. Perhaps it's their sheer volume in some of his Dredd strips. Like I said, it at times feels like you're reading illustrated prose rather than a comic. (Or perhaps it's in part because with Dredd I'm used to terse Wagner caption use.)

Prog / Re: Prog 2094 - The Order Meet The Edge - Walker
« on: 14 August, 2018, 11:03:15 am »
One thing I have noticed with Rory McConville scripts – in 2000 AD and the Meg – is there's a lot of exposition in caption blocks. It feels a bit prose-like at times, and very much tell rather than show. I suspect it's just a style thing, but it's making his Dredds sometimes feel a bit off for me, even though the underlying ideas are solid.

Prog / Re: Thrill-Coma 2010
« on: 11 August, 2018, 10:41:58 pm »
“has some good humor with a gas that makes Judges shag each other with gay abandon“

I recall it looking on that favourably at the time, given that it was basically “rape LOL”. An astonishingly tone deaf bit of writing in 2000 AD.

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