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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: Today at 04:16:21 pm »
I watched Mandy last night.

Quite a difficult film to digest- unless you can handle copious amounts of LSD that is.
I've been mulling over different interpretations today, and so far nothing quite fits comfortably.
A basic, formulaic plot, but with stylistic and often bewildering overtones.

I will admit some bias before watching it- didn't think I'd enjoy it simply due to Nicolas Cage being the lead.
But he was great.
Solid performances all round in fact, including scene stealing turns from Richard Brake, Bill Duke and the haunting Andrea Riseborough.

It's a rare recommendation twofer; a modern horror and a Nicolas Cage movie.

News / Re: Defoe to return in 2019
« on: Today at 10:23:28 am »
Defoe has never been a personal favorite, but will continue the tradition of monochromatic beauty it seems.

"Ask me about my Halo-Tits agenda"

Final comment on this thread for me- irregardless of all other perceived issues / absolute nonsense (pick your preference), I'd genuinely love to see the venerable Gibson Droid return to 2000AD.

Maybe even another successful Dredd collaboration with the acclaimed Rennie Droid.

Prog / Re: Prog 2100 - Anderson's Darkest Hour
« on: Today at 10:09:41 am »
TordelBack sums up my thoughts on the cover. I’m not that fussed about it as a stand-alone image, but it works very nicely as a cover.

It does. Previous doubt rescinded.

Suggestions / Re: Let's bring Ian Gibson back in the from the cold.
« on: 20 September, 2018, 10:18:34 am »
Normally I'd be in favour of having one of 2000AD's most prolific and brilliant artists return to the Prog.

But we're talking about someone who once drew a pair of tits! Gen-u-ine mammary glands.

Is that the kind of artist we want in 2000AD in 2018? Won't someone think of the children, etc?

Events / Re: ICE BIRMINGHAM 2018 - Official Thread
« on: 14 September, 2018, 12:00:54 pm »
Jim- that pub's shut, mate.


Well, that's what you get fer votin Brexit Jim.

Enjoy your weekend Creeps.

General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 14 September, 2018, 11:58:58 am »
It always seemed to me that Grant was setting things up for a post-Final Solution situation where SD could work as an ensemble piece, with Feral as one of many central characters (maybe integrating characters from the Tales of the Doghouse strips). Shame we never got that.

It could've gone that way if the course laid out by Peter Hogan was continued.
'Monsters' and 'Dead Mans Hand' (wonderfully illustrated by Simon Harrison) were the only Feral-centric stories (the others being shared with The Gronk, Durham Red and Bullmoose).

I really liked Joe 'Bullmoose' Saxon in those latter Strontium Dogs tales.

Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 11 September, 2018, 09:15:59 am »
Who was this even aimed at?

Teenage me.

General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 10 September, 2018, 02:44:39 pm »
the last few SD stories have been good fun, I'd just keep my fingers crossed that John and Carlos have got a few more in them yet.


General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 10 September, 2018, 02:42:50 pm »
all the possible options are a bit silly and not particularly interesting from a storytelling point of view.

I agree with you there Frank, but it didn't have to be (and as it turns out it wasn't) that particularly interesting.
It just had to be functional, i.e. bring Johnny Alpha back to life. And on we go from there.

The multi-book 'Life and Death of Johnny Alpha' epic or
the tortured process to get here
is what failed in my view.

General / Re: George Perez in the Prog!!!
« on: 10 September, 2018, 01:57:02 pm »
Love Perez natch, but can't say that cover is doing anything for me.

General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 10 September, 2018, 01:48:49 pm »
Magicking Alpha back to life was still silly. *

Reflecting on the strip since Johnny's resurrection, I've softened to it somewhat.

Getting over the fact that Johnny was brought back from the dead at all, I still think the execution of "The Life and Death..." was sorely lacking.

Didn't need to be as ridiculous as it was.
Didn't need to disregard The Final Solution / Strontium Dogs / Durham Red.
Didn't need to 'punish' Feral, who was a pretty decent character.

A simple time travel story could have re-set the stage.
Lets say;
Feral (now Firefall- stop sniggering in the back) goes on a suicide mission to the past to somehow save Johnny from his Lyran fate.
After some violent and entertaining shenanigans his younger self takes Johnny's place, simultaneously;

- Johnny never dies.
- No previously published stories need to be retconned.
- Feral / Firefall gets that desired punishment- he simply wipes himself from existence.

Something along those lines would have been a slightly less biter pill to swallow for me.

News / Re: Get Well Soon, Carlos.
« on: 10 September, 2018, 01:31:07 pm »
Bizi ezazu erregea

General / Re: Women don't age in dredd universe?
« on: 24 August, 2018, 06:43:09 pm »
though she could have come in under Sinfeld.

I knew March wasn't a Gruddamn clone!

Books & Comics / Re: Scream & Misty Special 2018
« on: 23 August, 2018, 12:16:00 pm »
Like the alternate cover too, but I ain't double dipping this year.

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