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Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Last post by auxlen on Today at 02:05:15 pm »
I think it's fair to say that we all know how easy it is to be tripped by the most innocuous event, sometimes without us even realising it has happened.

So true..all keep well.
Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« Last post by auxlen on Today at 01:58:51 pm »
Zienia Merton
Liz Frazer
Fenella Fielding
Jac Peirce

IN a week!

All faves of mine growing up!
Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« Last post by Eric Plumrose on Today at 01:48:33 pm »
Chas Hodges

Buck passing
General / Re: 2000 AD Art Stars Summer 2018 - Judge Dredd
« Last post by TordelBack on Today at 01:36:54 pm »
Hot damn, those are some very fine additions.  Jason Davies' Judge Burdis is a particularly good likeness!  This thread though, it's been amazing.
Prog / Re: Prog 2100 - Anderson's Darkest Hour
« Last post by TordelBack on Today at 01:32:12 pm »
Hmm, I haven't seen it in the flesh yet, but while I originally felt the image was a little bland (if you wanted something in similar style but with more feel for the characters, just get Robin Smith back!), I actually think it looks pretty great when plastered in all that busy cover dress.  And if it drags in a few wandering DC fans, job jobbed!
General / Re: 2000 AD Art Stars Summer 2018 - Judge Dredd
« Last post by CrazyFoxMachine on Today at 01:27:56 pm »
John Cahill -- Fink

Prog / Re: Prog 2099 - Unleash Hell!
« Last post by TordelBack on Today at 01:22:06 pm »
Yep, that's a very good reading there.

I should clarify that my mild disappointment relates solely to the general irrelevance of the Stupid Gun, on which many earlier panels were lavished: otherwise the storyline engaged me throughout, building nicely over a number of linked stories, well-integrated into Dredd's past and present, and with a real sense of weight and relevance. It relied too heavily on Hershpositon, but dear Grud that's a feature of almost every story since Chaos Day.  All that aside, it's definitely one of the best stories of the post-Trifecta era. 

And while I do agree that Dredd's intention within the story is a cruel sentence (and poetic justice to publicly leave Booth's half-mutie son is left  bleeding in the wasteland his father created), I doubt it's the author's long term intention... this Son of Booth will rise again!
Prog / Re: Prog 2100 - Anderson's Darkest Hour
« Last post by Eamonn Clarke on Today at 12:47:38 pm »
Not trying to disrespect the cover image but am I right in thinking that Geroge Perez has has hand/wrist problems since his eighties heyday? Similar to the reasons that we probably won't see any more Ian Gibson sequentials?

Inside the Prog I find the combo of Rob Williams and Henry Flint is much more successful than Wagner/Flint in the Meg400 which felt a bit like a throwaway gag to me (sorry, John).

The return of Brink and the evolution of Dave Taylor's art style on Fiends are the other highlights for me.
Prog / Re: Prog 2100 - Anderson's Darkest Hour
« Last post by Eamonn Clarke on Today at 12:35:16 pm »
Prog / Re: Prog 2099 - Unleash Hell!
« Last post by Richard on Today at 11:55:50 am »
I'm a little surprised at some of the criticisms of The Booth Conspiracy. It seemed like a perfectly good ending to me. I assume we won't be seeing Linus again, because he's been left to die on his own in one of the most hazardous places on Earth. It's not a lenient sentence, but a cruel one. Also, if he is dead, then I don't have any problem at all with him being (I'm still going to spoiler this despite the recent debate) the son of President Booth, because that isn't just a lame gimmick to make a recurring baddie more interesting (that kind of thing usually has the opposite effect for me), but a genuinely interesting emotional twist in the tale.

It also led directly to the undermining of Linus's credibility, and that's why the film crew was there -- not just to film Linus being arrested or killed, but to film him having a breakdown and offering to inform on all his subordinates. That footage is even more damaging to his movement than the loss of its leader and so many personnel.

Linus's entire plan, not just in this story but in all of his previous appearances, was always about PR -- making Justice Department look stupid or evil. Well, Dredd has finally won the PR battle an out-played Linus at his own game. I don't need to see a follow-up story; I think this is a satisfying conclusion to this whole arc.

As for the title, it works well as a double-meaning, as someone else said: Linus had his conspiracy, and Dredd had a better one. (It reminds me of Death of a Judge in prog 137, one of my all-time favourites.)
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