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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 22 January, 2019, 12:16:51 pm »
Witch World... dodgy Slaine... Space Girls... Vector 13... Life Less Ordinary...
It's a short period of time, but for whatever reason this seems to be what people think of when they think of Bish-Op, poor bastard.

I just bought the updated thrillpower overload yesterday and while flicking through, came across a wonderful quote from John Tomlinson about Space Girls - he said that he'd always thought any idea could work if well-written, but was proved wrong by Space Girls "it just lay there on the page, coughing blood"

General / Re: The 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar 2018!
« on: 21 January, 2019, 09:45:20 pm »

Death sweatshirt arrived today and I love it! Big thanks to JayzusBChrist (and his brother), and yah boo to all you suckers who didn't bother entering!

Anyone been to one of these or planning to go this year? Any good? I believe they're usually at a holiday camp in Wales, but they have relocated and split into two as the camp is being refurbished.

I've been offered a free ticket to the Sheffield one (just £11 booking fee) and couldn't say npo at that price. Seems quite expensive at full price. Rather odd to do Fri-Sat rather than Sat-Sun (need to book a day off work).

Prog / Re: Prog 2115. Next-Gen Policing.
« on: 21 January, 2019, 11:18:10 am »
I hope they don't let the Comics Treasury acquisition go to their heads and start peppering every story with contrived crossovers with rebooted classic characters.
Unless we get a second crack of Sweeny Toddler does Judge Dredd, obviously.

Well that goes without saying, obvs!  :D

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 20 January, 2019, 09:24:04 pm »
this is fun - go to Unread posts, select ALL unread posts and go to the last page to see what this board was talking about 15 years ago. I've just read through an absolutely hilarious 4 page argument between Scojo (former resident troll and dickhead of this parish) vs Si Spurrier, Gordon Rennie, Jim Campbell and WR Logan about how his future shock idea is so much better than anything Alan Moore or John  Wagner could write, despite all evidence to the contrary.

Plus a few good thread ideas that I may necro-resurrect (or start afresh claiming the credit for the idea)

Prog / Re: Prog 2115. Next-Gen Policing.
« on: 20 January, 2019, 08:43:27 pm »
Forgot to mention just how bloody good that cover is too - I predict that will be strong contender for cover of 2019

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2019
« on: 20 January, 2019, 08:40:19 pm »
Preview of Villains Takeover Special:


This looks really good. Hopefully available in digital format as well

Yeah, that Judge Death story looks very tasty - nice slap in the face to the FCBD people too - I no longer need to bother getting up early on a Saturday to queue up for loads of glossy adverts and excerpts - 2000ad was one of the very few creators who really made an effort to produce something new and worthwhile.

Prog / Re: Prog 2115. Next-Gen Policing.
« on: 20 January, 2019, 08:26:12 pm »
Even though Wagner has no official veto or control overt other stories, if he writes a change of chief judge, then (to paraphrase someone) who the hell's going to mess with that?

In the absence of Carlos, Wagner & MacNeil on Dredd is just about perfection. Great first episode, hope this doesn't end too quickly.

Brink - still awesome, 'nuff said. I think it was mentioned when she started the undercover job that she'd have to start consuming nudge again as she had no choice working in that job.

Skip Tracer - nah, it's competent enough but there are no ideas or characters that I feel I haven't seen a hundred times before.

Good opening to the 3hriller - remains to be seen whether this will have any interesting twists or be just another generic paranormal investigator story.

Fiends is okay, but I feel that the core concept of the Fiends franchise has been bent towards including Black Max, a character I have no knowledge of nostalgia for. I hope they don't let the Comics Treasury acquisition go to their heads and start peppering every story with contrived crossovers with rebooted classic characters.

A middling prog then, a little too much by-the-numbers stuff going on with minimal levels of thrillpower, but Dredd elevates it.

Events / Re: LAWLESS: A Celebration Of British Comics 2018
« on: 20 January, 2019, 08:07:41 pm »
Ha - cheeky title given Rebellion's refusal to let them continue calling it Lawgiver. It's a Dreddcon in all but name.

Definitely one to be recommended - small and intimate, with great access to a fantastic line-up of guests. I've been going since the first one (in a sticky floored rock-club in Birmingham) and it's always a really good event. Props to Su and Iz and all the other organisers, and all the wonderful cosplayers (and those drunken bums from the DSCD).

Don't let the fact that the lead character is,oddly, called "Michael" throw you either!

Prog / Re: Prog 2105
« on: 19 January, 2019, 09:23:28 pm »
I don't know who that is so it went straight over my head

Yup, just watched that (cheers for the heads up Jim!) -very awesome.

I was dubious about Discovery at first, but it feels like proper Star Trek - I don't give a shit what internet whiners say, AFAIC the Trek universe is continuing jut as good as always

General / Re: A confession
« on: 19 January, 2019, 12:10:04 am »
Dude, even if you never bought another prog in your life, you're still a squaxx till you die: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPw-3e_pzqU

When I got disillusioned with buying Marvel comics in the late 80s, I figured that anything good would be collected in  books that I could buy after the event. So even if you can't justify a weekly sub, continuing to hang around here must give you enough tips to pick up the best stories when they do get collected - current fave though is Brink.

I don't know what the public Libraries are like round you, but you can sometimes read loads of comic books (inc 2000ad stuff) for free. Manchester had a big spending splurge a few years ago, and the conic section was huge and diverse for a while - They have stopped buying them now because apparently GNs get stolen more than any other type of book. Sad.

Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 18 January, 2019, 10:32:25 pm »
I know I could do homework via Barney if I really wanted to research it, but seriously, life's too short - just a brief mention of what the story is about would do.

Creative Common / Re: Does my Art look big in this?
« on: 18 January, 2019, 10:19:05 pm »

Amongst all of Marvel, the FF are special and unique and I love 'em (one of my earliest memories is bugging my big brother to show me "rock man" in his comics before I could actually read them)

Does the Dave Gibbon pic go 3D if you have the glasses?

I am constantly amazed by the pictures on this thread - surprising images from top pros like PJ and amazing amateur talent. We are a lucky forum.

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