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Messages - Leigh S

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Prog / Re: Prog 2123 - It's Time To Bring The Magic Back.
« on: 17 March, 2019, 06:52:29 pm »
As soon as I saw the blizzard of text panels I knew just how Conrad and Fox feel when hitting an annual text story - I turned over to see a whole page of them and promptly gave up.  I'm not sure if I've said this about Rory McConville or some other writer before, but even great ideas die on the rack of exposition ("NOBODY expects the Spanish Exposition!")

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Prog / Re: Prog 2123 - It's Time To Bring The Magic Back.
« on: 17 March, 2019, 06:06:37 pm »
Greatest letter ever - prepare to blub

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Prog / Re: Prog 2122 - Your Planet Needs Thrills!
« on: 15 March, 2019, 08:51:17 pm »
Technically it was inspired by the fact the original protestors were meant to be Nudists, but the managment nixed that idea and they ahd to come up with some other protagonists - I take your general point though!

I seem to recall that we got the democracy storyline and all of the wonderfulness that followed as a result of Wagner becoming concerned that some did not see the satire in Dredd and thought him a straight action hero. Perhaps that letter will inspire further greatness.

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Well, having been away this week and watching some TOS on Horror, it is clear that Discovery bears no relation to the original series, unless they can retcon in a reason why society becomes horrifically misogynistic over the next ten years

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Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 15 March, 2019, 08:29:01 pm »
Just picked up the recent Freeway Fighter collection from Mssrs Ewington, Coleby (and that there Jim Campbell) for £2.99 in Birmingham's Forbidden Planet - with Ian Livingstone and alls signed postcard thing!

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Prog / Re: Prog 2122 - Your Planet Needs Thrills!
« on: 10 March, 2019, 04:56:21 pm »
Skip Tracer - I’m confused. Can anyone tell me how he disarms the bomb, and then somehow sends another (the same?) bomb to the baddies’ HQ?

It's not clear to me - I'm assuming it's the same bomb, though how Blake gets it to not detonate, away from the major crime scene and onto the other guy (other than "new magic powers") is hard to decipher

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General / Re: Daily Dredds
« on: 07 March, 2019, 06:00:07 pm »
I hve all of Sheriff if they need it!


One problem might be that by this time the Star were occassionally cocking up the strip something rotten by printing it out of sequence, repeating strips and then missing strips to catch up

I don't think any stroy is irreparably holed by this though

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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 05 March, 2019, 07:15:16 pm »
Oh jeez! I think it’s actually Bad Boab?

Bubo and his bad boys!

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Prog / Re: Prog 2121 - One Man's Stand
« on: 05 March, 2019, 05:08:34 pm »
I think it would make it worse, being squater - looks more like a mistake to me, but we will get confirmatiuon at some point I'm sure - didn't David Bishop once save 1,000s by pulling a similar slicing trick?

As for Stront, it's for sure I only want to see it again if Wagner wants to write it again - not interested in anyone elses attempts (outside of DogBreeath obvs!) in the world or character - last time, Johnny had been removed from the table, so at least they could go forward in that vein (well, they could have...)

Here we have an active Johnny, who is pretty much Top Dog by dint of having set up and kind of running the new incarnation of the SD agency.  I can't see how you could reasonably take another mutant and have him not encounter Alpha in the current continuity.

All that said, if Wagner does one day come round to the idea of more Stront, Colin MacNeil is a huge fan and absolutely perfect for that role  I donlt see it though - I've never got the sense John had "plans" for Alpha - he was working from story to story - if he had an end game in mind for the strip, it would be  shame to never see that, but I don't think that's how Wagner works.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2121 - One Man's Stand
« on: 03 March, 2019, 07:20:39 pm »
This is pretty much what I thought, but still clever stuff from Wagner (and knowing Wagner, there's a good chane he will still throw in some other curveball you couldn't have predicted!

hard to see how this can conclude in just six pages, but it's a fast-paced story.

The ending is looking slightly predictable* now, but this has been a sublime masterclass in storytelling from the Wagner droid.  Simply amazing.


* My bet is that Harvey will be killed defending citizens & judges from the bomber.  Of course, this will turn out to have been carefully orchestrated by Logan (using an android bomber): the robot judges are now heroes with the people; Logan's faith in Harvey now gives him moral authority over senior judges; and Harvey can now be replaced by a human without the Chief Judge losing face.  Best of all, it'll probably turn out that it was all Harvey's idea, giving Dredd (temporary) pause to reconsider his opinions.

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News / Re: Warlord Stront game!
« on: 03 March, 2019, 07:16:40 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/embed/yZxsc8U3LU0?fbclid=IwAR0veK6BgmDVo4RaRrSaoMG3sKUcipZUeI6qknqXu9qtTCN0wCFrP2mvlp4

Here is a rather fun video showcasing the game made by Gordon Bissell, an enthusiastic Stront gamer who has home brewed some solo rules used here.


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Classifieds / Re: Toxic 1-31 The Absolute Edition
« on: 03 March, 2019, 06:37:40 pm »
we are all studiously ignoring the statue that links to at the bottom of the auction...?   :o :-\ :thumbsdown:

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Prog / Re: Prog 2121 - One Man's Stand
« on: 02 March, 2019, 09:08:22 pm »
Same here - I'm assuming a printing mistake rather than deliberate, if only because the logo and side bar with prog info havent budged to accomodate the missing mms.  That said, it doesnt cut off anyting vital - the only real obvious sign in mine is the Dredd next prog line which is slightly off the page

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General / Re: New Subscription Prog Bag - Recyclable?
« on: 02 March, 2019, 06:51:20 pm »
Tharg has gone green?

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Prog / Re: Prog 2120 - Tankbuster!
« on: 26 February, 2019, 06:21:51 pm »
Dredd escalated quickly!

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