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General / Re: A confession
« on: Today at 11:21:49 am »
Rob Williams Dredd is also very good. His recent storyline "The Small House" which was awesome is the last part of the  Trifecta, Titan, and Enceladus stroylines he did.


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Ezquerra had longevity on the strip but there was also long periods where he did not draw Dredd (he was mostly doing SD)  but would comeback and do a mega epic. Ron on the other hand would do a lot of once-offs Dredds. In recent years MacNeil has done alot of Dredd compared to his start in the prog (he also looks like the goto guy on a lot of the strips - I do not see this as a negative because he is certainly one off the best to grace the pages of the prog)

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If I included the daily strip ,the meg and the specials Ron Smith might end up as no 1.

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I really like this and it is great to have Trek back again

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Who is the most prolific or the most influential Dredd artist over time? and whom is the artist who has the most appearances?

I am sure that most people will without a shadow of doubt state Carlos Ezquerra on both counts. He is surely one of the co-creators along with Wagner of Dredd. 

The first 100 progs were the time of 3 artists whom together draw almost 80% of the initial run of Dredd: Mike McMahon, Ian Gibson and Brain Bolland.  These 3 divided Dredd as a major character in the comic-scene. Each one had their own distinctive style.

Next came Ron Smith which is the artist that really establish Dredd as the de facto British comic character. After the late great Ron came great artist like Steve Dillon and Cam Kennedy. It was only with The Apocalypse War that Carlos really start taking the reins and his style almost become synonym with the way that many of us saw Dredd. 

Colin MacNeil came along and only really establish himself long after his first appearance. For me the next big artist was Henry Flint.  In today's terms it will hard to decide between these two which is the mainstay Dredd artist.

The top 10 most appearance by an artist:

Artists      First Appearance   Total Appearances
Carlos Ezquerra   5         261
Ron Smith   104         151
Henry Flint   1014         119
Colin MacNeil   608         100
Ian Gibson   13         85
Paul Marshall   647         74
Mike McMahon   2         71
Cam Kennedy   342         70
Steve Dillon   205         49
John Burns   738         45


For me it all boils down to two artist Carlos Ezquerra or Ron Smith (again RIP  :'( ). They even occupy the two top-spots in the moist appearance list. 

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Megazine / Re: Meg 404 - Crystal Trips & Alien Stare
« on: Today at 04:19:33 am »
Just finished the floppy so it was good. If you are like me a World War 2 sucker then you must get the next 4 megs. I like the concept that the floppy contains new stories rather than reprinted material. But please do no postpone Mind Wars again (this is due after the WW2 floppies)

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General / Re: A confession
« on: Today at 03:53:57 am »
With the digital option available catching up is made much easier and it will cost you less. Depends on your taste and what type of story you like it makes it difficult but here is my list of the last 5 years:

1. Brink - this is one of the best series that was introduced the last few years and is a slow-burner. So do not except action but except some words. Read this at all cost
2. Jaegir - If you ever liked Rogue then this a series that plays in the same universe except the lead is a female Nort agent investigating war crimes. The art of Simon Colbey makes this dark gritty story worthwhile.
3. Deadworld - if you ever liked the Dark Judges then go for this since this almost an alternative take on the rises of the Dark ones.
4. The Order - This one is of you like your stories fast paced, helter skelter, roller coast riding. A real mixer of sci-fi, fantasy and even a twist of horror,time traveling and alternative history. John Burns does his great painted art. Definitely you can get lost quite quikely and thus not everyone's cup of tea.
5. Brass Sun - If you like Ian Edginton's work then this is for you. Brass Sun is a science fiction steampunk adventure set in a full-scale orrery (words I stolen from wikipedia).
6. Grey Area - Another story from Dan Abnett. The Global Exo Segregation Zone (aka the ‘Grey Area’) is a huge holding area in Arizona housing all manner of aliens hoping to visit earth: a melting pot for alien disputes, crime and inter-species misunderstandings! (this time words stolen from 2000AD online shop)
7. Survival Geeks - If you like pop-culture multiverse comedy. Our heroes literally uses their house as means of travel.

These for me was the new series highlights the past few years.  Old favorites was still around like Strontium Dog, ABC Warrior, Slaine and Indigo Prime. Even Durham Red and Fiends of the Eastern Front made their return in a slightly new jacket.

As always the prog do go trough periods where your love for the prog will falter. So yes I still  believe after 40 years of reading it is still worthwhile to pick-up the prog.



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Prog / Re: Prog 2114 - Tracer Fire!
« on: 18 January, 2019, 03:58:57 pm »
The first part of the story in the xmas special of Fiends was just awesome but the story feels almost like it just became a slug-fest between tow heavy weight boxers. It is now just like any vampire story. I still like it but the 1812 one was much better.

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Megazine / Re: Meg 404 - Crystal Trips & Alien Stare
« on: 17 January, 2019, 04:43:38 pm »
Maybe it is just a dream and Lawson wakes up in the middle of the shower (I mean battle) or this is it the end is near !

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Prog / Re: Prog 2114 - Tracer Fire!
« on: 17 January, 2019, 01:28:40 pm »
The 3rillers has always been something that was either a hit or a miss. I do not mind the 3rillers but "The Scored Zone" felt nothing thrilling about it, it just felt ok. It was like an advertisement in your favorite show which you mostly forget the second it stop airing.

There for me is always scope for both the 3rillers and the Future Shocks.

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Megazine / Re: Meg 404 - Crystal Trips & Alien Stare
« on: 16 January, 2019, 07:05:15 pm »
I am not Boo Cook biggest fan but his cover is excellent.

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Megazine / Re: Meg 404 - Crystal Trips & Alien Stare
« on: 16 January, 2019, 03:26:44 pm »
Well it not always good to compare the Meg with the Prog but the Meg is currently much more superior.

Lawless is just plain awesome. I must say that I did not see this story line coming. If you have not read this you are missing out of one of the best strips in any comic ever.

Dredd was really good and I cannot wait for the completion of the story in the later the year.

Torture Garden what great art work to supplement a great story. The ending of this episode was something that I did not except. Fear is back

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Prog / Re: Prog 2114 - Tracer Fire!
« on: 16 January, 2019, 02:14:34 pm »
The prog feels just ok nothing spectacular even Brink I wanted the tell the "Villain" you talk to much. Come on guys let us see some fireworks.


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Prog / Re: Prog 2114 - Tracer Fire!
« on: 14 January, 2019, 01:37:15 pm »
Another 3riller I believe.

Grey Area and Jaegir only start next month, so yes it makes sense for another 3riller

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