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Messages - Dark Jimbo

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 19 February, 2018, 10:55:19 am »
The genesis of the original run and issues with it are given in the article at the end of the volume, and while it wasn't ideal in Pat Mills' eyes to have lots of different artists working on the strip, it's a bonus to see a showcase for the Prog's talent of the time to give their takes on these characters.

The nice thing about these volumes is that the intros and articles can really help put some odd things in context.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 18 February, 2018, 12:28:08 pm »
Is it just me or does the Meknificent Seven epilogue come out of nowhere?
Feels like it's trying to crowbar the story into continuity with some earlier stuff (presumably Ro-Busters).  Normally epilogues are there to tie up some loose ends and that one felt like it left more questions than it answered.  Not really a major complaint it was just a somewhat confusing (and from my perspective completley unnecessary) ending...

Yeah, the prologue/epilogue are based entirely on the asdumption that you've first encountered these characters in Ro-Busters. If you haven't read Ro-Busters then the prologue/epilogue, rather than giving context, make things utterly nonsensical and it would be better not to include them. Bit odd that Ro-Busters isn't in the Ultimate collection, given that.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 February, 2018, 11:18:23 am »
I now have an imperfectly spined copy of volume 20, Nemesis volume 2.

I think everyone does...!

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 15 February, 2018, 06:15:52 pm »
So that's Murd then. Who's the baldy kid next to Janus?

Owen Krysler, shirley?

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Books & Comics / Re: Classic Dan Dare Collections
« on: 14 February, 2018, 02:20:13 pm »
I was thinking of collecting the dare titan hardcovers...whats the difference between these and the Hawk reprints?

It's about a different character, for starters!

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Film & TV / Re: Black Panther - Please add your review
« on: 14 February, 2018, 10:49:20 am »
...apart from Martin Friedman (Bilbo Baggins) and Andy Sirkis (Gollum) as the Tolkien white guys

 :lol: :lol:

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General / Re: Everything comes back after 20 years: The Prog's New Dark Age
« on: 13 February, 2018, 03:42:09 pm »
I stopped reading the prog just after the first run of the resurrected Bad Company (not entirely a coincedence, it must be said!) I haven't missed it nearly as much as I thought I would, and there's been very little I feel I've missed out on.

But as bad as the 90s?! Clearly not! Just a bit bland, lacking the manic energy of an Al Ewing or the like, and a bit too reliant on the same ol' stuff - whereas the 90s was an objectively poor comic at times.

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Other Reviews / Re: Dredd: The Complete Case Files
« on: 08 February, 2018, 05:24:57 pm »
Most importantly of all, we swapped Alan Craddock for Chris Blythe!

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Film & TV / Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
« on: 07 February, 2018, 06:02:08 pm »
Loved the final episode - really atmospheric! And Nigel Planer was great.

Best bit came during the credits, though - the news that there'll be a Series 5!

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Other Reviews / Re: Dredd: The Complete Case Files
« on: 07 February, 2018, 04:14:57 pm »
I'd buy Case Files 1-11 again in a heartbeat if the reduced them in the current slim, glossy format - with colour pages restored!

Me too!

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 30 January, 2018, 11:25:13 am »
Conversely, I was never a huge fan of Robo Hunter but think the later stories like Slaying of Slade are much better than the early ones.

Me too - I like Verdus, but I think the strip gets better, and punchier, in the Brit-Cit years with the stable supporting cast and Gibson's more refined style. And so help me, I love Gibson's cheesecake and Wagner's broad stereotypes!

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 30 January, 2018, 11:13:29 am »
...my mother always votes the opposite to my father in any referendum to cancel out his vote (I have no idea why, other than ingrained mischief), so that my father now espouses the contrary view in the run up to any vote, in order to trick her into voting the way he wants...

 :lol: :lol:

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 26 January, 2018, 12:44:55 pm »
Fallen Angels: Angelic; Before They Wuz Dead; The Mean Machine: Goes to Town, The Mean Machine Gets Married, The Geek, Support Yore Local Bastich, and The Last Vidshow; Harke and Burr: Antique and Curious, Hamster Horror, Grief Encounter, Secret Origin, Satanic Farces; 3x covers; 3x Angelic sketchbook pages.

Wait - Before they Wuz Dead but not Pizen Impossible?

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Megazine / Re: Meg 392 - Dredd vs Death
« on: 26 January, 2018, 12:24:50 pm »
D'oh! Mathsfail!

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 26 January, 2018, 12:22:38 pm »
Maybe "extremely" was a bit extreme - 5 volumes in first 40, 8 the last - I'm sure I'll cope.

Do you think that's too many?

 :lol:

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