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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: Today at 06:05:15 pm »
There used to be a thread for inventions wot are now real that appeared in 2000AD in a fictional sense.  Well, I can't find it, so I'll just post here...

This thread?


General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: Today at 02:11:15 pm »
Don't suffer in silence Cybes, please use this place to vent whenever you need to.

Books & Comics / Re: LOEG: The Tempest
« on: Today at 09:23:20 am »
...Well, that is just adorable!

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 12 January, 2019, 09:32:43 am »
RIP Ron Smith.
Has anyone drawn more Dredds than him? Am literally asking. Who has drawn the most?
A major talent.

I'll leave it to better nerds than me to tot up the page count, but the 2000d website describes him as "The most prolific Dredd artist in the character’s history " and I'm not going to argue with Tharg.

Influence is so much more than page count however - If Wagner & Ezquerra were the parents of Dredd, Ron Smith was the architect of Mega City One

Carlos has drawn the most single episodes of Dredd, but Ron (by virtue of the Daily Star) has drawn most Dredd stories.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 10 January, 2019, 08:45:57 am »
Any idea what the next volume will be?

ABC Warriors III.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 09 January, 2019, 05:34:44 pm »

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 09 January, 2019, 04:39:04 pm »
Has there been any indication anywhere about when the 4th Nemesis volume might make an appearance in the Ultimate Collection? Seems like ages since the first 3 came out.

March 27th.

Super excited for this one, too. As birthday presents go (March 31st, cash gifts preferred if any of you fancied getting me something) it's a doozy!

Hammer of the Warlocks
Final Conflict (Book X)
Tubular Hells
Warlocks and Wizards
The Enigmass Variations
Day in the Death of Torquemada
Tomb of Torque
Torquemada's Second Honeymoon
Forbidden Planet

Lots of stuff in there I was hoping for, but not really expecting. I think that's everything collected bar the Diceman outings! Soooo glad that Deadlock is included - it's far more a Nemesis story than it ever was an ABC Warriors tale, and it's going to sit well with the (frankly sub-par) Enigmass Variations stuff. Here's hoping Torque's Second Honeymoon is in colour!

General / Re: The 2000 AD random prog game
« on: 09 January, 2019, 01:35:45 pm »
Great idea for a thread!

Weirdly, I got 587 to your 578...! (13th August 1988)

It's a bit... huh. Not '90's prog' bad, but it's showing early signs of the malaise that's going to afflict it in that decade. A serviceable Grant/Kitson Dredd, but there's no real resolution here as it's designed to tie into a later Anderson story; Hicklenton getting murky and indie on Nemesis Book IX, and Harrison getting murky and indie on Strontium Dog (No Go Job); plus Tribal Memories, which I've never read, but I hear good things. Plus a Danny Franks pin-up to remind me of greater glories.

I'd be lying if I said I was over the moon with this prog - apparently only four thrills, for a start! And yet I've got three of the really big hitters in Dredd, Nemesis and Stront; it's just that two of the three are feeling a little past their best by this point, flailing about for a new identity now that all their original creators (barring Mills) have moved on to other things.

7/10, I suppose? I'm aware I could have got far worse; but likewise, I was hoping for better!

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 05 January, 2019, 10:10:53 pm »
Awesome. Thanks for answering.

(...what's with the censoring?)

Some people like future volumes to be a surprise, that's all!

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 05 January, 2019, 07:15:39 pm »
Has there been any indication anywhere about when the 4th Nemesis volume might make an appearance in the Ultimate Collection? Seems like ages since the first 3 came out.

March 27th.

Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 03 January, 2019, 08:50:41 pm »
just hope they arrive when the missus is at work as I'm supposed to be cutting back...

 :lol: Losing track of how often I find myself thinking the exact same thing!

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 19 December, 2018, 12:15:25 pm »
Frankly Ace feels to me very much a product of the time with the whole CB/trucker movie craze. It's still worth reading but hasn't dated particularly well.

The UC has been my first time reading Ace Trucking, and I haven't found it dated at all. I wasn't alive in the 70s and can't say I've seen any CB radio/trucking films from that time, so I'm just taking it for what it is - knockabout space fun.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2019
« on: 12 December, 2018, 10:44:26 pm »
Well yes - down in the corner of the post you just quoted!  :lol:

Other Reviews / Re: Judge Dredd Case Files 32
« on: 10 December, 2018, 08:09:16 am »
Well this is the volume that finally catches up to where I first started reading, so I can't be objective about this whatsoever. It's all gold!

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 05 December, 2018, 05:54:55 pm »
Just wondered if anyone knows if the Stickleback volume of the Ultimate Collection will feature all the following stories:
Mother London
England's Glory London's Burning
Number of the Beast
Twas the Fight before Christmas
The Thru'Penny Opera

No, but if I had to guess I'd say not. It's just too much! Hopefully it gives us up to London's Burning - that's a nice natural place to stop, an end to the first arc of the character and series before we jump forward in time for the next books.

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