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General / Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« Last post by Taryn Tailz on 21 June, 2018, 07:54:52 pm »
The new Fiends of the Eastern Front strip sounds very intriguing.
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General / Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« Last post by gameluvah on 21 June, 2018, 07:51:39 pm »
Did anyone else's heart sink when it was noted that Skip Tracer was coming back :(? I can't miss you if you're not gone.

Spoiler: I don't think I'll miss Skip Tracer anyway.  :(

That said, looking forward to the returns of Lawless, Brink, and Fiends of the Eastern Front!!!
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General / Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« Last post by broodblik on 21 June, 2018, 07:46:48 pm »

Great line-up in Prog 2100 with Kingdom back, Brink back, Skip Tracer bac... oh hold on it it go? Anyway and Fiends of the East Front back with an intriguing premise - do we know the creative team for this one?


Hopefully for Fiends we get some black and white Colin MacNeil art similar to his Defoe work

Also looking forward to Mind Wars
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Prog / Re: Prog 2086 - Bet on Red!
« Last post by Frank on 21 June, 2018, 07:25:36 pm »

Racked on newsagents' shelves wrapped inside a plastic bag. Not because it was especially pornographic, but because it was shite:

http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=prog&page=profiles&choice=1066


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Prog / Re: Prog 2086 - Bet on Red!
« Last post by TordelBack on 21 June, 2018, 07:18:59 pm »
Same reason Anderson was topless in a Sci-Fi special in the dreaded nineties!
I'd hope we've all grown up a bit since the Loaded days and that frankly sexist bilge of a poster. Also, that was on the inside, and I can't imagine 2000 AD even during its nadir going for a fully topless image on the cover. That'd be a good way to find yourself on the top shelf at WHSmith.

Nothing that extreme, but they gave it a few good tries!













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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« Last post by Professor Bear on 21 June, 2018, 07:08:12 pm »
Brexit showcased brilliantly how the average person has no fucking idea how the world works, and what's largely in their best interests.

There should be some sort of tests or safeguards before people are allowed to vote, and the ones that don't pass shouldn't get a vote at all.

My local council was dissolved and absorbed into a "super council" located in another town, and apart from a nosedive in local services and works that happened almost overnight, another side effect has been the rise of Loyalist triumphalism in the area, as the town has a Catholic majority which translated into a Nationalist majority council in every election - just in case you are not familiar with the delightful tribalism of Northern Ireland, Catholics are generally Nationalists, while Protestants are generally Unionists/Loyalists, but obviously there's bit of overlap because that's what happens in any large body of contrarian bastards a politically active population.
Anyhoo, there's lots of flegs being flown trumpeting how "the people of Ulster have triumphed over the IRA establishment" because despite the aggressive improvement in the quality of life ushered in by the council over the last couple of decades (they were European socialists, so stuck their hands into that that phat EU honeypot), it was still a majority Catholic one, and thus run by the IRA.  Also, just to hammer in the metaphor, we used to be very, very white - I mean, there was like one black person in this town until somewhere around 2002 - but the increase in factories in setting up locally to take advantage of lower rent and rates (which used to be prohibitively high) has meant an influx of migrant labor, so the council was also responsible for the town's recent multiculturalism.

I mention all this because we don't have FPTP over here, we have PR, so the council, while majority Catholic/Nationalist, was still run as a co-operative that included Protestant/Unionist councillors, so the entire community was not only represented, but the town was doing pretty well.  Not so much anymore, and yet a small contingent have set to crowing about how they've taken back control of their tiny portion of the world, just as it goes to absolute shit.
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General / Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« Last post by Richard on 21 June, 2018, 07:04:12 pm »
That's good news about Mind Wars, it was excellent and deserves to find a new audience.
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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« Last post by TordelBack on 21 June, 2018, 06:51:23 pm »
Totally agree IP: the problem we have to tackle is education, information and engagement, I think a more functional political establishment would inevitably follow, if only it could be done. 

A  democracy requires a level of enlightened self-interest, with emphasis on the enlightened.   That's the nut that needs to be cracked - on all sorts of levels, because the choices we're facing regarding the environment, biodiversity and mass migration are going to be very hard ones.  Disappearing down internet rabbit-holes of confirmation-bias bandwagonning and rampant Dunning-Kruger everyman 'expertise' is not going to cut it.
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General / Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« Last post by sheridan on 21 June, 2018, 06:30:05 pm »
I've seen a few Jinty ads lately - looks like the resurrection of 1970s/1980s British children's comics is continuing apace.
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General / Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« Last post by Colin YNWA on 21 June, 2018, 06:14:26 pm »
Some real treats in the Rebellions September solicitations:

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/06/21/2000ad-rebellion-september-2018-solicits/

Great line-up in Prog 2100 with Kingdom back, Brink back, Skip Tracer bac... oh hold on it it go? Anyway and Fiends of the East Front back with an intriguing premise - do we know the creative team for this one?

Elsewhere the Meg gets a shiny 400th issue too with Lawless and Blunt amongst the treats.

We get another Misty volume - I'd missed this was happening but that might just be me being rubbish? Sniper Elite gets a great Colin Wilson cover, can we have more Colin Wilson please Tharg

BUT for me the biggest news in this month of pretty big stuff I'd say is the floppie with Meg 400 is Mind Wars - never read it but can't wait to get my hands on more Redondo goodness!
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