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General / Re: 2000 AD ART STARS - HALO JONES
« on: 17 July, 2019, 10:48:59 pm »
You know the one person guaranteed not to win this Ian Gibson competition?

Is it Buttonman?  It's Buttonman, isn't it?
I believe professionals are disqualified.

How could anyone compete?

General / Re: When did 2000ad get good again.
« on: 17 July, 2019, 10:44:21 pm »
I really didn't like it at first. One of the main reasons was Robbie's tendency back then to put all the wrong words in bold, making the dialogue all jerky and weird.  Also I thought Nikolai was a wanker.  But RM fixed his dialogue, and his main character,  and it turned out bloody brilliant.

General / Re: When did 2000ad get good again.
« on: 17 July, 2019, 10:10:17 pm »

2) generally revolve around a strongly defined central character, usually a titular character (and if they have one or more memorable catchphrases, all the better)

Well, as long as the catchphrase wasn't squeezed in long after the strip lost its way.  Let's knife!

General / Re: I made a CGI MEGA CITY, any good ?
« on: 17 July, 2019, 10:02:04 pm »
Amazing stuff. Well done, I love it.

This is what the first Dredd film should have looked like. Although ideally it would have had different actors, a different plot and different dialogue too. And a different director.

But I digress.  At the risk of being given an inch and expecting a mile, do you have an animated version of it, Dan?

General / Re: I made a CGI MEGA CITY, any good ?
« on: 17 July, 2019, 07:08:25 pm »
I love it anyway, and I'm looking forward to seeing more  They remind me of that Brendan McCarthy colour Dredd in one of the annuals - can't remember the name but there were hot girls in it and someone called Chivon.

The new Lawmaster and slimline H-Wagon are lovely too.

General / Re: When did 2000ad get good again.
« on: 17 July, 2019, 06:05:27 pm »
For me, it wasn't Millar's Robohunter that pissed me off.  I only had very vague and distant memories of the original at the time.  I feel obliged to point out that sex-bomb Cutie was a couple of years before the rise of the lad mag (Our Bish -OP surfed the waves of that one more).

No, it was Garth Ennis's Dredd.  Shallow, boring tat almost to an episode, and in every single prog (the return of Wagner hadn't been planned:yet at this point).  I had a friend in university who knew him; I just hoped she wouldn't ever introduce me as I just knew I wouldn't be able to even pretend I liked his work.

To be fair to Garth, he admits he dropped the ball and has since become one of the best writers in the industry.

Also, I quite liked Kola Kommandos.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 17 July, 2019, 06:58:24 am »
Go back where you came from.

I don't think there's anything wrong with that because a lot of people agree with me.


It's unbelievable, isn't it?  A few years ago we would have been all over this thread in shock and dismay.  These days we're just shaking our heads sadly.  The water's getting pretty warm but we're staying put; there's nowhere to hop to.

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 16 July, 2019, 03:47:27 pm »
*I'm in Madrid

I've heard of some mad sea journeys undertaken by riverboats, but Madrid is a new one!

Cloud curragh.

Off Topic / Re: Squaxx Telling Jokes
« on: 15 July, 2019, 10:22:07 pm »
Bredd and Butter.*


*joke stolen from an old Megazine competition entry

Prog / Re: Prog 2139 Sympathy for the Devil (Aneke cover)
« on: 13 July, 2019, 02:04:44 pm »
Spoiler blocked in case someone's playing catch-up

Just gonna throw this in there, but I wasn't impressed by Rico in the Dredd story. She was running, but she wasn't a killer and the story could easily have been written so she was taken down with a leg shot. I don't think we've seen anything to suggest that Rico is that brutal. Sure, she has to go down bad to enable the shock ending, but another Judge could have used.

Just a tone thing, I guess.



I thought the same. Though Dredd has done similar things in the past - 'So my aim was off.'

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 13 July, 2019, 01:57:17 pm »
Not really.
  I hope you can see the irony of what you've said here
Do you mean I should confront said individuals - otherwise I am being hoisted by my own petard ?

Sorry, I was a few beers and sangrias* up when I posted that. I was talking about you talking about people killing cinema, while simultaneously not going to the cinema.  Never meant to be serious.

*I'm in Madrid

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 12 July, 2019, 11:04:15 pm »

motherf@@@@rs - it's got to be killing the cinema by a pertentage ?
it's the reason i watch stuff at home instead

I hope you can see the irony of what you've said here 😉

Off Topic / Re: The Dream Warriors
« on: 11 July, 2019, 01:00:27 pm »
I had a dream last night that Tordelback, yes, Tordelback, was kicked out of his house after his wife went mental and started a vendetta against the colour green (which somehow represented her husband).  I met him in his garden; the two of us were trying desperately to find a solution.  We ended up standing on the roof, looking down at her through the glass ceiling of one of the rooms, just hoping things would get back to normal soon.

I've never met Tordelback and know nothing about his wife or family situation, other than that it sounds quite pleasant.  I don't know what Tordelback looks like and can't remember what he looked like in my dream.

Film & TV / Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« on: 10 July, 2019, 10:15:36 pm »
Oh I could be reading it completely wrong, have no fear. I've grown to dislike a lot of Garth's stuff over the years, Preacher in particular sliding ever-lower in my opinions, but despite many of the same sadistic tropes and a heavy debt to Marshal Law, The Boys really grabbed me .

Very much this ☝, especially regarding Preacher  (whose worst crime is to treat the protagonist, a bullying, narcissistic gobshite, as some kind of Randian demigod).

The Boys is what changed my view of Garth Ennis.  The storyline is infinitely more sophisticated than that of Preacher, and ita characters way more complex.  There are certainly events in it that gave my liberal sensibilities a bit of a jolt but it's worth it for a rip-roaring madhouse of a comic with genuine cleverness and wit behind the sex, gore and explosions.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 09 July, 2019, 02:32:46 pm »
I haven't read much of Peterson, but the little I have can pretty much be summed up thusly:


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