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Announcements / Strontium Dog Miniatures Game
« on: 23 February, 2018, 12:51:34 pm »
Did this get mentioned yet?

Coming soon from Warlord Games, with input from Gav Thorpe.

First glimpse of Simon Bisley's art on forthcoming Joe Pineapples story - don't know why but I'd supposed it was going to be black and white...

Film & TV / The Man in the High Castle
« on: 12 February, 2018, 02:14:42 pm »
Only just managed to catch this series - two down and a third series (sorry, season) on its way this year.

Can't find any thread about it, but the first series was about three years ago or more.

It's been a fair time since I read the book (nearly twenty years) so can't remember how close an adaptation it is - don't remember the antique dealer at all, but Rackle has read the first few chapters since we watched the series and he's in there right from the beginning. 

General / grognard podcast gw jd rpg
« on: 21 January, 2018, 05:45:08 pm »
I don't think this has been posted on the forum yet.  While we're waiting for the upcoming WOIN Judge Dredd and the Worlds of 2000AD roleplaying game, here's a recent podcast interviewing Marc Gascoigne:
Armchair Adventurer - says 'part 1', so I'll try to remember to update this thread when part 2 comes out.

Website and Forum / News to Reviews
« on: 19 January, 2018, 09:32:55 pm »
Any chance that 'news' threads about forthcoming releases can be moved to reviews once the thing (comic, novel, film, etc) actually comes out?  I'm thinking in particular of the My Life in the Command Centre threads, of which I think there were three - the one I started was because I couldn't find anything in reviews, despite being sure I'd seen a thread earlier (turns out it was in news, because at the time it was).

p.s. please!

General / Dark Justice / Dominion / The Torture Garden
« on: 12 January, 2018, 12:01:04 am »
After waiting two years post-Chaos Day, I must confess I was a little disappointed by Dark Justice.  It looked great and was a competent story, nice world-building.  But we'd been told that Wagner had sworn off of writing more Dark Judges but was only swayed when he saw a particular painting by Staples, and that this had sparked an idea.  As I say, two years, hype and expectations meant that to me it was a good story, but not a great one. 

However, with the conclusion of Dominion and the promise of The Torture Garden to come it's getting much more interesting, taking the three as a whole.  The main strength, of course, is that outside of Mega-City One, anything could happen.  With The Fall of Deadworld we know with near certainty that sooner or later all the living characters are going to die at some point (barring trans-dimensional or possibly off-planet escape).  The only characters here can easily live or die without causing any continuity or logistics headaches with other stories (as long as they keep away from Badrock!)

Now, how long will we have to wait for The Torture Garden?

Film & TV / Britannia
« on: 08 January, 2018, 09:54:13 pm »
I don't have a TV, so usually only binge watch while house-sitting, which we did this Christmas/New Year.  Trailers for Britannia seemed to appear at every second ad break - anyone else like the look of this?

trailer, with blood, violence and swears.

News / 25 Years of Rebellion
« on: 04 December, 2017, 12:47:32 pm »
Metro: 25 years of Rebellion.

Interestingly, the following quote from Jason (referring to the Rebellion era, obviously - not the half a million or more early IPC days):
Flatteringly, we’ve got more readers than ever, we’re releasing content digitally now so we’re reaching a much broader audience worldwide.

Also - In noticed there was an early adventure gamebook, illustrated by Jon Davis - any relation to Jon Davis-Hunt?

Rackle and me went to this today:

The 9th Annual Sci-Fi & Action Exhibition comes to Moyse’s Hall Museum!

Bringing a taste of Hollywood to the region with screen-used props, screen accurate replicas, original artwork and much more from the world of Sci-Fi & Action including Dr Who, Marvel, DC comics and others!

This year’s exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of two iconic Sci-Fi brands;
Star Wars, and the UKs most ground-breaking comic, 2000AD.

See screen-used costumes!
•   Wolverine’s ‘adamantium’ claws as worn by Hugh Jackman in ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ (2006), and Halle Berry’s Storm costume from ‘X-Men’ film (2000).
•   Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s uniform worn by Patrick Stewart in the hit TV series, ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ (Season 1 & 2).
•   Karl Urban’s hero costume from ‘Dredd (2012)’.

Launch Weekend - 21 & 22 October
•   Meet the galaxy’s most feared Bounty Hunter - Boba Fett - as actor Jeremy Bulloch will be joining us for the Launch weekend, signing for fans and chatting about his time in the original saga. (Additional charge for autographs)
•   Take photos with our team of cosplayers, feel free to come dressed up yourself!
•   LEGO build area and competitions

Events & activities

Drop-in workshops
Tuesday 24 October: 11am - 12pm, 2pm - 3pm
Friday 27 October: 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm (duration 45 mins)
Please note, there may be a small additional charge for some workshops

Meet a Stormtrooper
Wednesday 25 October: 11am - 3pm
Meet TK 335 and see what equipment and life is like trooping for the Empire!

Sci-Fi trail
Complete the trail around the museum for your chance to win a prize!

Keep an eye on the website and social media for details of other events and activities throughout the exhibition!

Dates: Sat 21 October - Sun 26 November
Times: Mon–Sat – 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm), Sun 12-4pm (last entry 3pm)
Sunday 22 & 29 Oct & 26 Nov opening times 10am–5pm (last entry 4pm)
Tickets: Adults £5, Concessions £3, Family Ticket £15 (5 people, min 1 adult, min 1 paying child), Heritage Ticket holders FOC
Booking: Not required
Venue: Moyse's Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds

News / Judges!
« on: 04 October, 2017, 05:52:50 pm »
Abaddon Books announces brand new series for 2018: Judges!
In a time of widespread poverty, inequality and political unrest, Eustace Fargo’s controversial new justice laws have come into effect.

Protests and violence meet the first judges as they hit the street to enforce the Law; the cure, it’s clear is far worse than the disease.

Is this a sign of things to come?

Help! / Name that Shock!
« on: 10 September, 2017, 02:29:08 pm »
Hi all,

I have a friend who noticed my copy of the Ultimate Collection Volume One and asked me about a story she'd read many years ago (probably late eighties / early nineties).  It's either a Future Shock or similar one-off and features an empire (presumably galactic) which has been in decline.  This is where it gets hazy, but it seems similar to the Plutonium Horde which ends up going around the galaxy, which is spherical, and ends up wiping out the remnants of a now decadent empire which ends up being its start point, but it's not that one.  From what she said I was also reminded of a shock (possibly from Starlord) where humanity retreats underground after a war, evolves into a subterranean creature and eventually emerges on the surface, ending up getting killed by a gardener as they're now moles.

Sorry, I know it's not much to go on, but any ideas?

General / Scottish women in comics
« on: 01 September, 2017, 01:18:03 pm »
(short mention of 2000AD at the end)
BBC: Scottish Women in comics, Dundee exhibition.

Website and Forum / photobucket shot itself in the foot
« on: 30 June, 2017, 04:56:18 pm »
Photobucket has changed its policies, and so images linked from forums such as this one now show the following text:
"Look who's popular. Is this your photo? Upgrade to Plus 500 for 3rd Party Hosting. photobucket"

Mods - feel free to move this post to a more appropriate sub-forum.

Other Reviews / Judge Dredd Funko Universe
« on: 03 June, 2017, 02:33:55 pm »
Very short review as I'm off out in a sec...

I bought it for completeness sake, and was pleasantly surprised - much better than than the usual IDW stuff (mini-series from 2000AD creators notwithstanding).

Other Reviews / 40th Anniversary Special
« on: 22 February, 2017, 12:22:12 am »
Great stuff, right from the cover onwards. 

To honour the ruby anniversary, the logo and the red bits of King Carlos' cover have a plasticy sheen to them.  I'm guessing the David Aja variant cover will have the same effect (being mostly black and white except for the red bits on Dredd's helmet)?

T.M.O tells us that all the stories in this special are ruby or red-themed, which leads to a bit of fun waiting for the red to appear (some a little quicker than others).

Into the special itself, and we've got six stories with one page interludes by various artists, just as in Prog 2000.  The first interlude is a nice series of widescreen black and white panels from Jock, depicting a party attended by Dreddworld characters, which leads us to the Dredd tale, Blood.  Fairly standard six-page one-and-done, though has a not-exactly judicial ending...

Rufus Dayglo draws a variety of early 2000AD characters to lead in to a M.A.C.H.1 / Zombo pastiche where the red theme is from Z.O.M.B.O's partner, Tarquin Ruby.

Mark Sexton draws an S.M.S. inspired Mek-Quake (that's what I think, anyway) playing with 2000AD figurines.  I'm thinking of Wash's voice here: "Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!"

This leads in to a nice one-off Ro-Busters story, set in the Starlord / 2000AD and Starlord era where we find out the secret of a well-behaved Ro-Jaws!  Hammerstein's eye glows red when he's angry, and Mr Ten Percent's when he's stressed - the only colour in the six pages.  Over the page Cliff Robinson and Dylan Teague give us a centrespread (which isn't quite in the centre pages) of the Terrameks (and Charlie, and Mek-Quake).

Patrick Goddard takes us to the Doghouse where we're led in to a Durham Red tale (though Alpha features in almost as many panels as Red).  There's a character called Red, there's space vampires and lots of blood as Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen turn in a pretty good story.  Carlos' Durham seems to look quite a bit like Integra Fairbrook in this seven-pager.

Bryan Talbot provides a full-page portrait of Torque for his interlude.

Mills returns for a second story with the tale of how Sláine tried to get in to the Red Branch.  Ties in slightly to the themes that have appeared in the most recent book to appear in the prog, but largely self-contained.  As well as the Red in the title, there's quite a bit of the red juice too, though not how you'd normally expect in a Sláine tale.

Cyber-Matt makes a brave attempt to stick up for the droids who have made 2000AD great over the past 40 years, before being found out by green bonce (this inerlude is from Mike Collins).

Rounding out the special is a Nikolai Dante flashback where Romanov red meets the Faberge Ruby.  A few (non Danteworld) 2000AD characters appear in the first couple of pages but presumably only as fancy dress-wearing partygoers.  Almost a pity, as the Dredd costume looked to have an interesting Imperial Eagle shoulder pad...  A third source of thematic redness appears later in the tale...

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