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News / Re: New 2000AD Covers Blog
« on: 18 February, 2018, 11:09:19 am »
A frigging awesome bunch of images from Clint Langley today, including some exclusive illustrations from his forthcoming Mek Files 4 book, wahoo!

Warning, contains a terrible Mongrol joke!



News / Re: New 2000AD Covers Blog
« on: 17 February, 2018, 02:38:34 pm »
It's back!!! Hooray! Aaaand, I managed to talk about Dredd being on a fishing trip and the cover being this, without mentioning Brokeback Mountain once!:

Potential puns were going to be the not so subtle "Careful Maul, he'll get a broke back, mounting him like that", the classic "I just can't quit you!" and the predictable "Hedger and Gyllenhaal have let themselves go." I considered #Dreddtoo too. However, the thought of Rigellion Hotshots made me reconsider...

Read my drivel at http://2000ad.com/post/2966

Tomorrow - Clint's ABC Warriors covers and some exclusive pictures from the forthcoming Mek Files book and on Monday, Phil Winslade's gorgeous wraparound cover for the Meg.

PWELS is back!

Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 06 February, 2018, 06:50:56 pm »
I’m pretty excited about it all, that second trailer has certainly done its job for me. I like that young Han appears really cocky and the look of Lando seems perfect. The end of the trailer where Han says “It’s fine! We’re fine!” before it all goes to shit is proper Kasdan Han Solo.

I didn’t think I wanted a Solo movie, but it looks like I do!

Film & TV / Re: The Last Jedi - Forum Opinion
« on: 29 January, 2018, 11:41:54 pm »
4/5 I didn’t like TFA as it was a little too unoriginal for me, so, I liked that TLJ dared to be a bit different and thought Luke was ace throughout. The end blew me away and stayed with me for days, sob!

I’m knocking one off (wait, what!?!) ‘cos a) We’ve been speculating on Snoke’s identity for two years now for nowt, b) ditto for Rey’s parents, I really wanted her to be a descendent of Palpatine. I understand why those decisions were made, but just don’t like em!

Still, I’ve watched it 4 Times now and ruddy well enjoyed it! I must say, Star Wars ‘fans’ (I stress not SIP) are really, REALLY pissing me off. My Twitter and YouTube feed is full of overacting, entitled pricks telling me why Rian Johnson is a nob and why I have to hate this film. So bored of them now.

Books & Comics / Re: Missing Dredd tales?
« on: 25 January, 2018, 11:42:20 pm »
With regard to PJ’s escape from Death, this was all we got sadly...

I was lucky enough to get very drunk with Mr Wagner in Sunderland a while back and I told him I was going to record a PJ Maybe podcast for Eamonn’s excellent Mega-City Book Club. I asked about PJ’s internal voice in that final strip and, as Richard suspects, John said he just thought that by this time in his psychosis, PJ was extremely unhinged and it was a split personality kinda deal.

I also told John I was really sad that PJ was gone as I love the character so much. He looked at me with a mischievous twinkle in his eye and said “Well, I could bring him back if I want...”

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 05 January, 2018, 06:35:21 pm »
Yeah, I’ve just been reading some dickheads comments about modern Star Wars being too political! I think he missed Lucas’ point entirely.

General / Re: The Commissions Thread
« on: 05 January, 2018, 12:09:40 pm »
More lovely Work from Mr Burns…

Film & TV / Re: Black Mirror Season 4
« on: 04 January, 2018, 07:54:42 pm »
I’ve just binge watched these over the last two days. I enjoyed them all! My favourite, by some margin, was Crocodile. It reminded me of ‘Shut up and dance with me’ with the unfortunate lead character being forced to make progressively bad choices. Very grim indeed.

I really enjoyed USS Callister too. I can’t help thinking that most of us would do exactly the same as Robert if we could! (I remember Mrs Pete watching the first episode of Westworld with me and asking, in all seriousness, why anyone would want to go there? Is she kidding me!?!)

Arkangel was a great premise but went on a little long I thought, as was Hang the DJ (though the payoff in that one was wonderful.)

I very much enjoyed Metalhead as a bit of a romp, albeit a very stylish and tense one. I thought Maxine Peake carried the episode brilliantly.

The Black Museum was a great ending, totally giving an anthology horror vibe, much like our very own ‘Tales from the Black Museum.’

Telly’s great at the moment isn’t it?

General / MEGAZINE Cover of the Year 2017 RESULT
« on: 03 January, 2018, 02:17:49 am »
The votes have been counted, thanks to everyone who took the time to vote.

In third place we have a tie - the Legendary Jesus Redondo's phenomenal cover of Meg 380 and Nick Percival's genius cover of Meg 386...

The runner up is Phil Winslade's wraparound cover for Lawless in Meg 385...

Aaaaand the winner, again by some margin, is Adam Brown's cracking cover of Meg 383, Drokk!

Well done Adam and to all the winners!!!

General / 2000AD Cover of the Year RESULTS!
« on: 03 January, 2018, 01:48:33 am »
Well, if I haven't buggered up the spreadsheet. The results are as follows...

Bubbling under and just missing out on a top 5 place were Progs 2057 Revere/Indigo Prime by the beautiful Mr Boo Cook (this cover was in the top 3 for most of the voting period) and Prog 2058 by the master that is Cliff Robinson, aided as ever, by Dylan Teague on colours...

In fifth place, we have Prog 2054, another two colour masterpeice by the irrepressible Tiernen Trevallion. Brilliance!

I'm so pleased that this made the list, John McCrea and Mike Spicer's brilliant Harvey cover of Prog 2024.

In third place, I'm delighted to once again include Alex Ronald in the top 3 with his brilliant Paradox Vega cover of Prog 2016...

Aaaaand, in second place, the mighty Dave Kendall terrifies us all with his 'Fear Me' cover of Prog 2029...

And the winner, by a looooong way, is Greg Staples' masterpiece celebrating Dredd's 40th year in the comic. The legendary Prog 2019!  Congratulations Greg!

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone for voting! Same time next year?

General / Re: MEGAZINE Cover of the Year Vote
« on: 03 January, 2018, 12:00:46 am »
Voting closed! Keep 'em peeled for the results!

General / Re: 2000AD Cover of the year Vote 2017
« on: 03 January, 2018, 12:00:27 am »
Voting closed! Keep 'em peeled for the results!

General / Re: MEGAZINE Cover of the Year Vote
« on: 02 January, 2018, 07:21:44 pm »
I’ll throw mine in. Remember, this closes at midnight!

First place for me is Bick Percival’s clever, utterly terrifying cover of 386.
Second place is 380 by Jesus Redondo cos it’s frigging cool.
Third place, I’m going Adam Brown’s Riot Act of 383

Closes in four hours!

General / Re: 2000AD Cover of the year Vote 2017
« on: 02 January, 2018, 06:58:39 pm »
Just bumping this as it closes at midnight!

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 28 December, 2017, 10:34:43 am »
I’ve seen it twice now and really like it (though don’t LOVE it.) It was much, much better than TFA, however.

In an ideal world I would like to have seen Leia knock out Holdo and sacrifice herself, it would have been the perfect ending for her character. Obviously we didn’t know Carrie was going to die in real life so it’s all well and good saying stuff like that, they’ll have probably had all her scenes in Crate filmed. Also, it would have robbed us of the beautiful ‘reunion’ scene of Luke and Leia too.

I’m sad that Luke is dead (I think I actually was grieving for him for a few days!) and it seems mad to spend the whole of the previous film searching for him only to kill him off after one movie. That, added to Rey’s parents and no Snoke backstory lends itself to a ‘making it up as they go along’ kinda vibe.  I did love how Luke died though - peacefully and on his terms while sacrificing himself for the greater good. I guess he is too big to be in the movies.

The thing that concerns me most is that, for me, a lifelong Star Wars fan, there’s no massive yearning to see Episode 9 now. No big questions, no cliffhangers, nothing. It’s basically going to be a one and done film dealing with Kylo. Am I missing something?

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