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Messages - Colin YNWA

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Other Reviews / Re: Last Comic Read
« on: 15 January, 2019, 09:39:56 pm »
Damnit the comics industry and its readers is such a frustrating beast. So many great stories that we see start don't get the ending they deserve. Just look at the number of 'in hiatus' comics on my pull list. The reasons are many and varied but most common is almost certianly they haven't found their audience and thus have been let slip aside, or curtailed. It does more head in. Batman gets his junk out and the market does its nut and comics fly off the shelves. Wonderful creators produce enhanting work and 80% of the time it dies on its arse.

Case in point and origin of this ill informed rant is Hinterkind. Just done a re-read and by George does that reveal this comic by our own Ian Edginton and Francesco Trifogli as the glorious epic tale it should have been. And expose it as the curtailed frustration it became. It always remains good, but it could have been great. Its a cheap and easy comparison to say its Game of Thrones meets Walking Dead meets errr something will elves and goblins but its just that, but done very well. You alas also get the sense of where corners had to be cut and idea that could have happily filled six issues where condensed into one.

Such a shame this comic deserved an audience and while it tells its tale and remains entertaining to the last it could have and should have been so much more.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2114 - Tracer Fire!
« on: 15 January, 2019, 04:49:19 pm »
Disagreeing with me is a healthy and often entirely sensible thing to do!

A Brink vs Lawless fan face off would be a very interesting thing...

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Prog / Re: Prog 2114 - Tracer Fire!
« on: 14 January, 2019, 12:48:17 pm »
Another 3riller I believe.

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 13 January, 2019, 08:33:23 am »
The ballad of Halo Jones The new coloured version. Never read the story before. Got floored by it. Absolutely amazing in every way. Just wow. So happy I gave Halo a go  :D

Wow its a surprise and delight to realise that some 2000ad fans haven't read Halo Jones yet. So much like with Fox on Spacespinner is lovely to have more folks drawn to its wonder.

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Prog / Prog 2114 - Tracer Fire!
« on: 13 January, 2019, 08:31:52 am »
No thread yet?

Much as you were really. Three good strips, nah GREAT strips, two a bit mah BUT a slight untick in many and we're all okay.

Dredd. Great ending to a really nice story. But the question remains who is that masked writer?

I'll come to Brink.

Skip Tracer - has a good un. Nice fast paced action, but we still need to care more.

3riller - The Scorched Zone - "but we need to care more"... yep. This still happened.

Fiends - Aerial bat creature fight. So now all you need to do is ask yourself is that enough for you to know this is GREAT? If not maybe 2000ad ain't for you any more!

Back to Brink heavens to Betsy this is superb. Just superb. The plot is out, the villian reveals and launches his plan and its just quite supremely delivered. Lines gifted us by Dabnett like "He wasn't ready to hear. Mainly because he was a bit of a dick." combined with INJ Culbard's quite uncanny ability to show the madness behind folks eyes and "...you're all absolutely batshit crazy." has never, NEVER been so magnificently crafted in the history of comics. If it wasn't for Lawless this would be the greatest ever...


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Nice one. It'll be interesting to see what the do with Ballard as it a different scale page countwise. It's either going to carry a hefty price tag or be split?

Looked at the page count for it, and that's an interesting question! How many pages long is it? I've seen it differ from 160 to 250 on amazon.

I'm thinking they'll add a 10 to the price. Hoping for a nice fatty on the shelf :)

Anyone read Mu? Thoughts?

I've got a copy of the Universal (I think it was) edition in the nerd cave and I think the 250 page is nearer the mark. Is a good hefty read. That edition isn't a patch on the one's we're getting currently so alas whatever the cost I'll be getting the new version!

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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 13 January, 2019, 07:35:38 am »
Listened to this laast night - brilliant fun, just brilliant. Can you both be my cooler big brothers?*

Sorry I didn't get a question in this time but defo know what I will ask next time. So now you have all the motivation you can possibly need to do this again for 2019.

*Well yes I am markedly older than you both but we don't let reality get in the way of daft desire these days do we!

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Nice one. It'll be interesting to see what the do with Ballard as it a different scale page countwise. It's either going to carry a hefty price tag or be split?

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General / Re: The 2000 AD random prog game
« on: 11 January, 2019, 06:59:38 am »
Well doing this this morning I of course wanted a Ron Smith issue, alas didn't happen and I got Prog 1265


Interesting Fegredo cover for a GREAT Anderson story R*volution and a bit of Wagner Dredd in 'On the Chief Judge's  Service' so all good there.

Backed up by Paul Johnson with Dabnett on Sinister Dexter which of course makes me happy.

The balance a Future Shock I don't remember but it does have art by Graham Higgins which is cool an under-rated Droid in my eyes...

... then an episode of The Killer.... well even some of the greatest Progs have a stinker! Overall pretty decent Prog by the look and this issue isn't too far off in my re-read. When I eventually get there I'll try to remember to make special note of it.

Great idea for a thread by the way - fun!

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Prog / Re: Prog 2113 - Community Spirit
« on: 11 January, 2019, 06:19:16 am »
Interesting take on Skip Tracer is how Marshall’s characterization looks different from MacNeils. I think one of the reasons why people do not like the main character is that he is always angry. Marshall draws him that he is angry, MacNeil did not (hence the reason that the previous installment was more excepted). Just my two cents.

You know what you might just have nailed it! MacNeil or the script he had enable us you smpathise with Nathan.

You might be able to sympathise with him, but it doesn’t help with remembering his name. :lol:

Or spelling sympathise right! I despair of myself at times.

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General / Re: Best strips of 2018
« on: 10 January, 2019, 09:40:32 pm »
Wow the clear winner aside that's really interesting.

Feel bad that Bad Company and The Order didn't get a single point and loved the second book of Skip Tracer, when it was sat next to some absolutely stella thrills it held its own.

Thanks for doing this Norton Cane.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2113 - Community Spirit
« on: 10 January, 2019, 09:33:57 pm »
Interesting take on Skip Tracer is how Marshall’s characterization looks different from MacNeils. I think one of the reasons why people do not like the main character is that he is always angry. Marshall draws him that he is angry, MacNeil did not (hence the reason that the previous installment was more excepted). Just my two cents.

You know what you might just have nailed it! MacNeil or the script he had enable us you smpathise with Nathan.

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News / Re: RIP Ron Smith
« on: 10 January, 2019, 09:24:03 pm »
No one and I do mean no one, including the greats like Carlos, filled Mega City One with such incredible life. He was an amazing talent on all levels, but his work on the citizens of Mega City One was unsurpassed. Both hideous and glorious in equal measure. So inhuman yet imbued with such humanity. So crazy and yet so real.

He draw one of my all time favourite Dredds in 'Portrait of a Politican'. I don't think any other artist would have been able to add such humanity into an orangutan running for major of Dredd's Metropolis. Just astonishing.

We might have lost another legend, but his legacy will live on long in to the future. My thoughts are with his family. Rest in peace Ron Smith and thank you.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 10 January, 2019, 06:23:44 am »

Ended up having to take my Nikolai Dante book back to WH Smiths and will have to wait till they get a replacement from the publishers.  I wonder what will happen in the unlikely event that there is none left as that will leave me with a gap in the collection.


I always worried about picking up the volumes the way I do, but I looked at the website and they still have all volumes available for sale so there's always a back up.

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Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 10 January, 2019, 06:18:25 am »
The first two trades for a $1 are worth it at that price even sight unseen. I've also not read it, I'm kinda hit and miss with Remender (more misses then hits). But for a dollar, can't beat that.

Yeah give it a go. I got the first trade in some other Humble Bundle or other and wasn't blown away but certainly worth a go as its a decent idea.

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