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Film & TV / Obi Wan Kenobi film (kinda) announced.
« on: 17 August, 2017, 11:29:56 pm »
Both Hollywood Reporter and Variety are reporting that an Obi Wan Kenobi standalone movie is indeed being worked on, with Billy Elliot, The Hours and The Reader director Stephen Daldry at the helm.

No script or cast yet (or indeed official announcement) but this is good news to me!

Film & TV / Baby Driver
« on: 08 July, 2017, 09:13:04 am »
Blimey, I went to see this last night and it was stunning! I've always enjoyed Edgar Wright's work and this was just genius! How they choreographed and edited this and (pretty much) sustained it for and hour and a half is beyond me.

If you don't know the premise, Baby is an insanely talented getaway driver who suffers from tinnitus. He constantly has music pumping through his iPod to drown out the constant ringing in his ears.  The contemporary music he listens too pretty much constantly matches, or foreshadows, what's happening onscreen. This gets right down to lyrics graffitied on the walls as he walks along the street, strong drumbeats matching insane shootouts or even placing of heist items on a table matching the rhythm of a song. It sounds like an awful recommendation, but the thing plays out like one long music video; a really clever, stylish, engaging music video. I watched some scenes with my jaw practically on the floor. 

The performances by all the cast are great. There are some really nasty and funny heist members and Baby himself shows really satisfying character development. It was one of those movies that me and my friends excited discusses all the way home, each spotting or hearing different little details.

This is a cinema experience that I would very, very highly recommend.

General / Best place to buy Dredd 4K?
« on: 11 June, 2017, 02:14:45 pm »
Hey, everyone I'm being lazy Drokker , where's the best place to order Dredd 4K?

« on: 30 November, 2016, 11:29:23 pm »
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, thrills in every store! Oooooooh, it's here, the highlight of the year, welcome to the eighth 2000AD advent calendar!!!

Last year, we kept this thread comment free and full of juicy Thrillpower so I'll start a new thread for comments here: https://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=43962.0

Right! December 1st and this year I have decided to spare you my usual 'musical' extravaganza with awful Mackem singing, 2016 has been a shit enough year. This year I've gone all JJ Abrams and it's practical effects all the way, baby! So, without further ado, I proudly present...

TOY STORIES FROM MEZCO-CITY ONE: https://youtu.be/aVW811Je8s0

Thanks in advance to everybody who signed up to the calendar, I can't wait to see what you come up with! Also, a massive thanks to all the folks who've contributed to the board this year, you all make my day, even the ones who have tantrums over my art comp entries! Real life means I can't get on here as often as I'd like but I do try and catch up at least once a day.


Oh, and if you want to see last year's advent calendar, it's here: https://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=42794.0

Also, here's my back catalogue of shite 2000AD Christmas films - absolutely dire!

2015 - Enceladus the Musical: https://youtu.be/GC7haW5xtaw
2014 - "Christmas at Billy Carter Block": http://youtu.be/XjFY8-eWMlQ
2013 - "Winter Wonderland: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OznCjhK18kQ&feature=youtu.be
2012 - "Death's Nuts Roasting on an Angry Fire": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdwo0OWfVe8
2011 - "Christmas Alphabet": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPGGyeVXwGU
2010 - "Joe Dredd the Lawman": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fowIRnklOH8
2009 - "Twas the Night Before Christmas": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hroYikzx5n8

Merry Christmas you lovely Squaxx!!!

Oh, and as a little extra, here's a bonus Oor Burdis...


« on: 30 November, 2016, 11:28:37 pm »
Please post your comments to the wonderful entries of the 2016 Advent Calendar in this thread. The calendar itself is here: https://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=43963.0

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Games / Watch Dogs 2
« on: 27 November, 2016, 10:49:14 am »
I really enjoyed Watch Dogs so was keen to get WD2 and I must say, I've spent hours and hours absolutely LOVING this.

The tone is great; I understand lots of people didn't like the more serious tone and protagonist of WD1 so this time you get a crew of cooler, younger and more nerdy hackers who have some genuinely funny banter - for example there's a great, nerdy debate about who would win between Aliens vs Predator ("Wait... are we talking Ridley Scott Alien or James Cameron Alien?" After minutes of nerdy deliberation, someone mentions that Judge Dredd beat them both - yay!) There are loads and loads of geeky references in the game that should keep us sci fi buffs more than happy! Speaking of tone, and probably because of the setting, it's a very progressive game with same sex relationships, transgenderism and multiculturalism being, quite rightly, a social norm.

Your crew are called Dedsec and are a thin pastiche of Anonymous, giving masked video messages to the masses after you complete larger missions and continue to unearth and expose corporate/political scandals or whatever. The city of San Fransisco is vast and beautiful and chock full of stuff to see and do. The many stories are excellent and extremely relevant, right down to presidential candidate Mark Thruss ("Let's make the Bay Area stronger!"), rigged voting, mind control via social media and so much more. The main bad guys are the cliched Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg style characters who believe that a person's data is now more important than their lives, and we also get to go toe to toe with a Scientology cult as well as the many warring gang factions of the bay.

The hacking is frigging ace. Like the first game you can cause absolute mayhem from a relatively safe distance by piggybacking onto CCTV cameras, hacking grenades on the bad guys' belts, distracting them with their phones, explosively overloading a transformer next to where they're standing and so much more. A great new feature is to send a henchman's ID to a rival gang or the police then either sit back and either watch the resulting chaos or use it as a distraction to achieve your objectives. However, the most fun new features by far are your drone and remote controlled car. The drone in particular is fantastic, allowing you to survey a situation from above, plan your strategy or just drop a load of bombs (which themselves can be remote detonated or triggered by proximity.) The drone adds a good bit of verticality to the world too, giving you so much more to explore. As the world becomes more reliant on mobile technology, the opportunities for mischief increase, so now we can hack into the computer systems of cars and send them crashing into oncoming traffic, drive automated forklifts or tamper with security robots. Sadly, there are no swing bridges in San Francisco, which were my favourite things in WD1.

This game is a blast, offering hours and hours of fun. I can't recommend it enough.

General / The 2016 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar Sign Up thread!
« on: 06 November, 2016, 09:45:53 pm »
Oooooh, it's November which means it's time to sign up for the annual 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar!!! Every year these have been absolutely magical, providing a real treat every day on the run up to Christmas, so PLEASE sign up guys!

The way it works is like this, folks sign up and promise to produce something on a given day as a little prezzie to the board. It can be a picture, a song, a short story, little film, photos, anything you like.

You can see last years' here: 

2014 here: http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=41456.0
2013 here: http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=39692.0
2012's here: http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,37527.0.html
2011's here: http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=34797.0
and 2010's here: http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=31127.0

So sign up my lovelies, here's the list, just choose a day - there can, and hopefully will, be multiple people submitting per day.

Like last year, Everyone is invited to submit stuff on Christmas Eve and I'll try and get a few pro's to do something too (I'd appreciate help here from those in the know!) So PLEASE copy the list from below, add your name and paste it into a new message!

2015 Messageboard Advent Calendar

1st - Pete Wells
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24th - EVERYONE plus the pro's!

Games / Boomerang Rentals.
« on: 17 August, 2016, 11:20:28 pm »
I joined http://www.boomerangrentals.co.uk last week which is like LOVEFiLM or Blockbuster of old. For a tenner a month I get to rent unlimited games, one at a time of course. Over the weekend, I got Mirrors Edge Catalyst which I wanted to play but not buy it as the reviews were mediocre at best. I blasted through it and quite enjoyed it but don't think I would have gone back to it after the main campaign.

I sent it back and Lego Force Awakens should be popping through the letterbox tomorrow, exciting! I'd recommend this service if you have a spare tenner a month...

Here's my rental list of games that are out that I've missed:

And here are the forthcoming ones I've selected, though I'll probably buy a few of these...

General / The Steve Green Cover Version Thread.
« on: 16 August, 2016, 07:57:07 pm »
So, I was listening to the wonderful Mega City Book Club podcast today with Eamonn and Steve Green. Steve mentioned that, while not financially viable, he'd love to see different artists go back and illustrate existing stories. He compared it to musical artists sometimes improving or giving a fresh version of existing songs, nowt wrong with the originals, but sometimes cover versions offer a different take.

So, who would you like to see doing what? My starters for ten, I'd love to see:

Ian Gibson on Nikolai Dante, his beautiful ladies and quirky style would have been amazing on either some of the lighter tales or the Lulu Romanov S&M style tales like the Cadre Infernal.
Dave Kendall does Necropolis, his horror stylings could really bring the horror of Death's masterwork. Thankfully we're kinda getting that in the excellent Tainted.
Similarly, Fraser Irving or Leigh Gallagher on City of the Damned could really add to this chilling tale.

Any more?

General / Dog Vulture question.
« on: 22 July, 2016, 02:09:37 pm »
When a Cursed Earth dog vulture has a shite, is it white  and liquid like bird shit? Brown and sausage like, like dog shit? Or is it white dog shit like we used to get in the 70s?

Just wondering.

General / My Snub23\RYCA collaboration mask
« on: 08 July, 2016, 02:01:01 pm »
I'm sure many of you have seen street artist Snub23. He does rather cool art that very closely resembles the ABC Warriors. I've managed to snag a REALLY cool mask he made that was decorated by another artist called Ryan Callanan (or RYCA in arty circles.)

It's frikking marvellous, check out the pics:

I am a happy Pete today!

News / Tony Luke.
« on: 17 February, 2016, 11:43:50 pm »
Sadly, it seems Tony Luke, lost his battle against cancer today. Tony's imaginative and totally original style on stories such as Anderson and Nemesis divided the readership, much like the work of the sadly missed John Hicklenton. Tony's brother informed his Facebook followers with this message:

"It is with the heaviest heart imaginable that I have to announce that my dearest and kindest brother ever slipped away this afternoon.
He had a very peaceful end despite the dreadful cancer pain he had been in.
He fought this hideous disease for so many years but his body couldn't take it anymore once the mesothelioma had struck his bone marrow and bones. He even managed to fight sepsis last week!
Apologies that you are hearing this via social media, but we do not have all your contact details to tell you personally.
Heartfelt thanks from all my family for your kind words of support over the years. It has meant so much to us and Tony gained much strength from your messages.
We are missing him terribly already. Love to you all xxxx
Here are some words he wrote a couple of months ago:
"Be yourself. Be creative. Be good to each other. Do wild and amazing things. And never, ever compromise yourself, your dreams or your life for someone or something else. Fight for what is Yours By Right. Time is just too precious for anything else."

His art wasn't for everyone but that's the joy of 2000AD innit?  A sad day indeed.

General / MEGAZINE cover of the Year 2015 RESULTS!
« on: 17 January, 2016, 05:33:08 pm »
Bubbling under in fifth place was Alex Ronald's lawmaster cover of 356 and in forth place, Carlos' spirit of the law. The top three in reverse order are...

Third place goes to mega-artist Alex Ronald with his spookydooky cover of 362...

You look ready to find out who was in second place... That's right, Ryan Brown with his ubercool Movie Dredd inspired cover of 367...

And the winner iiiiiiiiiis, the rather wonderful Mr Phil Winslade with the Lawless cover of Meg 363, yaaaay!!!

Thanks to all for voting! Same time next year?

General / 2000AD Cover of the Year 2015 RESULTS!
« on: 17 January, 2016, 09:48:54 am »
Aaaaaand the votes are in, counted and verified by a team of highly trained shithouses for the 2015 Message Board Cover of the Year! Let’s crack on and see the results in reverse order, firstly, the bubblers who just missed out on a top 5 finish. Hat's off the Henry Flint for his wonderful Lawhorse cover (wish I'd thought of that one for the covers blog,) Cliff Robinson and Dylan Teague for the brilliant Beatcop cover, Nick Percival for his hilarious Quartz masterpiece and rising star Ryan Brown for his cool as you like Dredd. All of 'em were a gnat's wadger from being placed.

So, in JOINT FIFTH place, we have polar opposites of tranquillity and absolute chaos. Tranquillity from returning art legend Ian Kennedy for his glorious cover of end of year prog 1961 and absolute chaos from the mindbending cover of 1957 by Jake Lynch. I like to think both of these covers depicted the same day, or even the same couple of minutes, in Megacity One...

In FOURTH place, it's that man again, Mr Jake Lynch with his painful looking cover of prog 1945. An excellent year for this artdroid, here's hoping for lots more from him in 2016!

In THIRD place, Dave Kendall's gritty reimagining of the fearsome four with his tales of Deadworld cover of Prog 1946...

A TIE for SECOND place - firstly we have superdroid Tiernen Trevallion with his Absolom cover of Prog 1936 sharing the honours with superdroid Tiernen Trevallion with his Absolom cover of Prog 1941. Wait... what!?! There's only one way to sort this out, fiiiiight!

Aaaaaand in FIRST PLACE... for the second year in a row, with his Fiend's Reunited cover of prog 1915, it's Mr Greg Staples. A worthy winner and testament to the skill of this amazing painter and those superb character designs by Brian Bolland all those years ago!

Thanks to everyone who voted and congratulations to all the winners (and anyone who is talented enough to get on the cover of the galaxy's greatest!)

Meg results to follow later today as I have to pop to work.

« on: 04 January, 2016, 09:44:04 pm »
Here is the vote for the Megazine Cover of the Year 2015.

You can see the covers here: http://www.comicbookdb.com/title_covergallery.php?ID=9471&offset=253

Just like the Prog vote, please choose your THREE favourites, clearly marking a first, second and third choice for which there will be three, two and one points respectively.  Again, the closing date for voting is Midnight on SATURDAY 16TH JANUARY 2016.

Thanks muchly!

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