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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 20 January, 2019, 09:16:01 pm »
Teenage Tax Consultant is the first make way from the Summer line up after 10 parts. The ending sums up just what a weak concept this was.

After our lead rambles around showing what an uninteresting fate being turned into a were-accountant is the end is a tension gripping escape to a luxury Scottish island, saved by his beautiful girl friend. Such a waste of two great talents.

In the Nerve Centre character based teases for Space Girls have begun appearing... it really is going to be that bad isn't it... while we are well on the path to recovery these sort of things remind us what a rocky road we have ahead...

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2019
« on: 20 January, 2019, 03:52:09 pm »
Good to see Lawless still there... at least 3 more episodes...

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Prog / Re: Prog 2115. Next-Gen Policing.
« on: 19 January, 2019, 09:48:08 pm »
Well its very easy to get distracted by all this talk of Brink and Lawless and how they create a world of immersive wonder and delight the likes of which we're not seen for many a year... and we're right...

except....

...except then a certain Mr Wagner (J) rattles up, ably assisted by a one Mr MacNeil (C) just walks casually into the room, gives us all a knowing look, one that on the surface is casual and dismissive, but underneath has a cold clinical menace. He then drops a simply exquisite opening episode of Dredd like that. Two pages he draws the impact from Small House effortless into his world  (making slight of those that assume he pays no heed of what others do in Dredd's world) its an absolute masterclass from both writer and artist. MacNeil's dark brooding art perfectly capturing the tension between these two titans.

Then the switch to an action piece that simmers with tension and undercurrent. The high octane surface all exciting flash and action  yet some how these two manage to weave an hidden sense that something is wrong, very wrong. Just wonderful.

SO then we have the rest of the Prog that struggles to keep ...

...except we have another masterclass in Brink itself. The tension from last episode doesn't so much burst but ooze into physical form as shots are fired and visions errupt... its just as creepy as all hell and almost on a parr with the masterclass above....

SO then the rest of the Prog struggle to keep...

Except...

...oh well except nothing really. I mean that's hardly a surprise given how good those two are and Fiends ends with a whambang that is quite brilliantly good fun and Skip Tracer tries to remind us what made last time so much fun AND the 3riller layers on the mystery all be it a little too thickly and doesn't yet give us enough to actually get our teeth into but its an okay start... and did anyone else think there was hints of John Ridgway about Steve Austin's art at times?

Anyway nowt is bad but when your standing on the shoulders of giants like the above... errr sometimes you don't get noticed cos of ... well like the giant... I mean I stir at the giant right... not the regular folk on the shoulders... I'm escaping this terrible extended metaphor now and just to so its a great Prog but only cos to strips are SOOOO good ...

... oh and The Beast has something good to eat...

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Books & Comics / Re: Toxic
« on: 19 January, 2019, 05:04:51 pm »

Not to derail the thread, but I thought a rubber johnny was a condom, not a willy???

I mean I shouldn't continue such things but yeah defo.

I however refuse to change my mind whatever new information I'm supplied with. I said 2 years ago a few days ago that a rubber johnny is a condom and I don't care if I was mislead and didn't bother to check my fact I stand firm even as the clear evidence of economic ruin and chaos build around me of my mistake gather. I'll just find another (ill informed and probably dishonest) reason to restate in the ignorant pap I've stated already FOR I'M A PATRIOT and anything else is a betrayal of...

... or to put it another ways...

...whoops sorry - can I vote post again now I understand.

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Film & TV / Re: Stan and Ollie
« on: 19 January, 2019, 04:52:01 pm »
Queen was the music of my teenage years until the cool kids told me I should be listening to The Smiths, the Clash etc.  Which I did and liked. 

But as mentioned on music thread, I revisited all of the Queen albums after nearly 25 years and could still singalong to pretty much every track.  The first 3 albums are fantastic. And they keep up a reasonable standard for about 4 more until they start to almost parody themselves.


You're me you are except for Smith and Clash insert Pixies and Sonic Youth. My tolerance on re-listening ended with Jazz which I really struggled with - though The Game is pretty good.

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Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 19 January, 2019, 02:37:46 pm »
Criminal is fantastic (not news!). Read vol. 1 and have the rest lined up  :)
Including the brand new series - in trade form when that happens, eventually.

I think the new series, in floppie at least, is waiting or me in my nerd shop just haven't picked it up yet. Have to say its the one Brubaker Phillips series I've not got to yet so really looking forward to it.

As for Cholly and Flytrap I had a couple of the 'prestige' format comics back in the day and they were pretty good fun. Not read this but it looks glorious and the post apocalyptic wonders ideas really appeals ... for like £2.99 hardback at 250ish pages and originally retailing for £23 its gotta be worth a punt.

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Classifieds / Whole loads of comics for sale - priced to sell
« on: 19 January, 2019, 07:42:47 am »
Hi folks,

So I'm finally getting rid of a load of comics I've ear-marked for selling over the last few years for one reason or another. Tried of eBay I decided to try something different and I've booked a table at a local comic mart in a months time. Anyway in preparation for this I've drawn up an Google Sheet of what I'm selling so I thought I'd give my favourite people on the Internet first bite of the cherry

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MJmXdzLSNYFcgIzh8VsvtO9FcvFmIUSZAZ_4qAolaMs/edit?usp=sharing

Not a great deal of 2000ad related stuff but lots of superheroes and other intriguing bits and bats. The comics marked as 50p will be sold as 75p each, 3 for £2, 5 for £3, 10 for £5 but for you lovelies I'll stick to the 50p. All priced to sell but I will need to add postage to these prices.

Anyway if you notice anything that interests you just let me know if not I'm sure I'll see you all at Showroom in Sheffield on 19th Feb!


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General / Re: A confession
« on: 19 January, 2019, 06:43:44 am »
If the library has the two Lawless trades I'd defo give them a spin.

Otherwise as Dandontdare says really.

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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 19 January, 2019, 06:24:42 am »
And I like to be a tease!

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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 18 January, 2019, 10:26:19 pm »
Ohhh that Spreadsheet looks like a thing of beauty!

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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 18 January, 2019, 10:14:05 pm »
What you want me to say more - you fool you. The story is Mad City a three part that follows a bunch of citizens as they crash into Dredd's world. Most are on a bus together as two of them rob it, stealing drugs from Oola and pills from a Doc Jekyll stand-in as Oola's husband flys overhead watching and the bus hurtles towards a theatre were Chris Evans rages against the abuse of the Bard with a blaster...

... does that help any?

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Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 18 January, 2019, 10:07:11 pm »
A1 Annual - only flicked through it but have to say it seems to have captured the magic of the originals back in the day. Grendal, Mr Monster by A. Moore and Gilbert and a lot of lovely looking other stories. Really looking forward to this one.

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Creative Common / Re: Does my Art look big in this?
« on: 18 January, 2019, 09:29:24 pm »
Wow! That's a fantastic foursome.

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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 18 January, 2019, 09:25:42 pm »
These days commeth the Summer commeth the relaunch Prog and so with Prog 1050... though really we're not up to full steam until Prog 1051  but forgive me Prog 1050 as the better ring to it and the better strip as its not until then we get Sinister Dexter back... but I guess I'll come back to that when Murder 101 ends.

Anyway on first sight the summer line-up looks pretty good. Dredd has a glorious opening to a really fun story amongst the many gloriously Mega City One citzens that this story showcases - with Dredd really nothing more than a blunt tool in this tale we get the first appearance of Oola Blint.

Then we get much more plugged firt appearance as the heralded Witch World finally starts and to be honest it has a great opening episode... it starts to unravel a bit almost straight away and I have to be honest I'm not entirely sure why. Siku's art can be a little clunky storytelling wise but it certainly dynamic and striking but some how even if these early episodes you wonder if its going to have anything interesting to say.

Across the Prog Anderson Psi Divison - Crusade is certainly setting itself up to have something very big to say. If anything its a little over earnst in is sentiment but the scale of the theme match the size of Steve Sampson's boots and it all somehow works rather well as a beginning and then Anderson goes down with a bang...

Then we have a comedy double act... of very variable quality. I was a teenage Tax Consultant should be a hit, after all its got a pedigree creative team but right out the door you begin to realise its going to be a very one note story from Wagner regardless of how lovely the art is from Gibson. Sinister Dexter hits the comedy notes so much better when S&D return as mentioned in 1051. Its fun and thrilling, sharp and fiestly right off the bat and Dabnett and Simon Davis seem to have found their and the Gunsharks true balance and as we see over the next few years its one that they'll play with in almost endless ways and I'm really looking forward to revisiting this strip.

So yeah the Summer of 1997 as well as seeing me leaving a 7 folks crazy hovel and moving into one of the funniest shared houses I'd ever live in, for a year with just the four of us starting to get better at life... oh not there yet... 2000ad is also playing really nicely with its efforts to rediscover itself. Its not there but its trying new things and realising Slaine has run out of things to say (for now at least) and even when its failing at leasy you're starting to understand what its trying to do.

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Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 18 January, 2019, 08:12:04 pm »
And just to show how good that Forbidden Planet sale was (or is in fact - there seems to still be some lovely stuff for sale)
 here's what £30 including the cost of delivery looks like


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