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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 16 June, 2018, 10:15:51 pm »
I'm reading it, or at least I've read the 1st issue, just waiting on the next one.  I'm enjoying it and it'll be interesting to see where the story goes.  Like the art to.

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The repo for Spugbug in the Case Files is terrible, you can hardly read the opening spread.  The version in the Mega Collection isn't the best but it's a lot better than the CF.

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Other Reviews / Re: Brink - Book One - Dan Abnett & INJ Culbard
« on: 23 April, 2018, 11:08:11 pm »
Only more Abnett love from me, too!
I would say that he took a little while to get going in his 2000AD career. Very early SinDex is charming but his other early work has all been far bettered since:

BlackLight, Sacho Panzer, Atavar, Black Atlantic are all OK thrills.

I don't remember anything about Black Atlantic - shall have to have a look at the Heroes... blog to see if it rings any bells.

Comedy series from the Meg (253-255 & 276-278) about a bunch of misfits running a salvage/scavenger ship out in the aforementioned Black Atlantic. Art by Steve Roberts

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Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 28 March, 2018, 01:46:55 pm »
I'm not sure it's a company-wide thing but the Middlesbrough branch of Forbidden Planet is having an absolutely massive clear out of trades and GN's to make way for...  Frakking Funko Pops (as if they don't dominate the store already).

In the last four weeks I've picked up over twenty books all for around a fiver (including nine volumes of B.P.R.D Hell on Earth).

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Prog / Re: Prog 2065 - Snow Escape
« on: 21 January, 2018, 08:56:41 pm »
(is there a reason why Dexter's eyes are white and he has a FONY tattoo?)

He's had a device called a "Headcase" installed which beams TV shows and movies directly into his brain.  The original "Sony" version got fried by an EMP pulse so he had a bootleg version fitted (hence Fony/phony).

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Books & Comics / Re: Top five comics of the year (not 2000ad or Meg)
« on: 11 January, 2018, 11:15:29 am »
4. long lost - only one issue so far, but probably my comic of the year. every word and image perfectly judged. reader is so involved, and therefore so ready to be horrified.

I saw the third issue of this whilst trawling through Comixology for forthcoming releases so on a whim I ordered the first two issues off of E-bay, should be delivered tomorrow.  Sounds like I made a good investment.

Well they came yesterday, I've read them and yep pretty good going so far, will certainly order the rest when they are released.  One slight quibble is that the art style sometimes edges towards "tumblr-esque" but on the whole a good read, would recommend.

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Books & Comics / Re: Top five comics of the year (not 2000ad or Meg)
« on: 09 January, 2018, 03:21:22 pm »
4. long lost - only one issue so far, but probably my comic of the year. every word and image perfectly judged. reader is so involved, and therefore so ready to be horrified.

I saw the third issue of this whilst trawling through Comixology for forthcoming releases so on a whim I ordered the first two issues off of E-bay, should be delivered tomorrow.  Sounds like I made a good investment.

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Help! / Re: Name that Shock!
« on: 15 December, 2017, 04:10:02 pm »
The other FS that springs to mind is one of Alan Moore's (I think) involving students at a lecture talking about life being wiped out.  In the denouement it turns out that the students are dinosaurs.  Not sure which prog though.

I remember that one.  It was actually two lectures - one about a theoretical nuclear war and one about the death of the dinosaurs.  Both lecturers use the same lines about the effects (nuclear winter, end of the world) and at the end its revealed that the nuclear war lecture is by dinosaurs who laugh at been replaced by "stupid mammals" and the other is set in the now and the students laugh at been replaced by insects.

Sadly no idea of the name or Prog, and nothing on either Barney or Touched by the Hand of Tharg ring any bells.

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 24 October, 2017, 05:12:53 pm »
It's tricky to guesstimate how much Dredd in the MC volumes so far, since some Dredd volumes have non-Dredd in them in, and other non-Dredd volumes have Dredd stories, but say 40?  And not all of those at the maximum page count either, so maybe 9,000 pages done, leaving 6,000 to do. 

To date the MC has 601 entries in my Index, 531 of which are stories the rest been "In Detail", Interrogations, and sketch books.  Dredd comprises bang on 300 of those (not including Heavy Metal Dredd or Fetish [which I consider a Devlin Waugh story]), so slightly more than half of the MC is actually Dredd.

Actual page count is another story which I'll pass on to someone else.

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 08 September, 2017, 09:06:48 pm »
There is still a Tour of Duty volume to come.

True, but it will be covering the run up to Dredd's exile (Mutants in Mega-City One, The Facility, The Secret of Mutant Camp 5, the Edgar Case) rather than those stories from his actual tour.

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 08 September, 2017, 11:40:09 am »
Volume 69 I think would be one that links the Cursed Earth back to the city - a Long Walk theme perhaps?

There's a few Cursed Earth/Mutie Incursion stories that haven't been reprinted yet including: Alabammy Blimps, Dog Soldiers (and the other ToD stories that seem to have been forgotten), Monkey on my Back, as well as Radlander and Damned Ranger.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 07 September, 2017, 09:56:33 pm »
Has it been confirmed that Red Seas isn't been reprinted.  By my reckoning there are still 7 or 8 volumes with unconfirmed content so the whole series could easily be squeezed in.  I known none of the cast appear on the spine but neither do anyone from Meltdown Man, Hewligan's Haircut, or Sooner or Later. 

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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 03 April, 2017, 07:10:25 pm »
I've often wondered how Would got so obsessed with cucumbers being a viking, as isn't it a New World fruit?* Then again, the Norsemen did cross the great divide centuries before that Columbus chap.

I suspect he picked it up later, though.

* I'm sure it's technically a fruit having seed thing inside.

According the Wikipedia cucumbers were first cultivated in India around 3000 years ago, and they're mentioned in the Old Testament. The first recorded mention in France is from the 9th century so maybe he visited France on a raid.

Botanically they're a fruit but they're treated as a vegetable from a culinary point of view.

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 26 March, 2017, 02:17:04 am »
not all of them

Huh, so they weren't  :-[.  I'd completely forgotten about three entire stories (The Whisperer, Deja Vu, and Damocles).  I guess they could show up in "Independent Operators".

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 23 March, 2017, 10:59:11 pm »
i can see the demarco stories showing up in independant operators actually

A couple of pages (and weeks late) but the Demarco stories were reprinted in the Simping Detective volume of the Mega Collection.

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