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General / Re: When did 2000ad get good again.
« on: 08 July, 2019, 02:26:05 am »
Ahh cool did not see this thread.

Can’t believe I didn’t just look at the board properly.

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I know there was a period in the 90’s that isn’t fondly remembered by some as a good time for 2000ad.

although that’s when I got into it myself 13yrs old in 1995 after the movie - for about 2 years I think, I cannot even remember the last story I read, I just stopped buying 2000ad & the Megazine one day in about 1997 although I feel like I remember thinking some of it was underwhelming. I actually stopped because I was about to start my final year of school with my GCSE’s & also I got into other hobbies.


What was the turnaround point for you? I’d love to know more about that era, like why did you stay with it all the way through, did you not mind it, but felt it could’ve been better?

Was it one specific prog where it felt like a fresh start?

What was the first big story then after that turnaround point that you knew Dredd & 2000ad was back on course to being the best again.

Is there a general consensus on what was considered the turning point or is it different for everyone?

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General / Re: Wondering about the Dredd TV series
« on: 04 July, 2019, 07:24:01 am »
Fingers crossed for anything on Dredd day/month in Sept.

A cast announcement even if it’s just one actor, or more concept art or news if it’s going into preproduction in 2020, anything at all really.

Difference was when 2012 Dredd was released they were hoping enough time had passed for people, the general public had enough time to forget Sylvester “Removes his Helmet” Stallone.

This time around it will be not far from Ten years away by the time everything is done and on our TV screens but NO ONE wants to forget about Karl “Dredd” Urban. They should really strike while the Iron is hot that’s why it’s a shame it’s not on our screens already, whilst you have the public interest and while it’s still in their minds fresh that’s when you should capitalise on getting the next thing going, it’s only a shame the distance between wanting a sequel & not getting it & thinking about a TV show took so long.

My biggest Fear is what if by the time the TV show is aired no one cares enough even if it’s really good cos they are too busy with Disney plus with all their Star Wars and Marvel Shows Etc? to add yet another Comic book show into their lives? So 3 seasons & then it’s cancelled 😑

But at the same time we don’t want it rushed and it turns into a disaster.

Thinking of Blade Runner - another Classic that built up a huge Cult following on home release, so when the Sequel came out I expected it to do gang busters at the box office, it did not.

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Suggestions / Re: #2 A Netflix style way to read old progs
« on: 01 May, 2019, 11:09:48 pm »
That said, how much is a digital sub, and what would be viable for a Rebellion service? If you’re already paying £10 for PDFs, would you pay the same for a Netflix-style sub (which removes ‘ownership’ but would give you current issues, back issues, and possibly also Treasury content)?

Throw in the Rebellion TV shows in the future & rebellion games, any novel published Dredd or non - dredd & 2000ad, any audiobooks they have as well.

Close to what Disney already offer in the UK Digital service i.e not that much really, especially as they are limited with the tv shows, always a season or 2 behind since they allow sky the rights. They charge £4.99 per month

but disney plus is going to be 10 to a 100 times bigger probably.

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News / Re: Rebellion Sets Up $100 Million U.K. Film and TV Studio
« on: 25 November, 2018, 01:51:21 pm »
Great news, cannot wait to see what comes feom this in the future

Also there are some massive 3rd party film and TV companies I can see wanting to borrow the space for filming in the future such as Star Wars, Dr Who, anything Marvel and non Sci-Fi too

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It’s also available on steam to buy if you just want the game for just over a fiver

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Games / Retro Dredd game from 1995 coming to steam this year
« on: 13 May, 2018, 03:08:59 pm »
Suprised there is no thread for this yet, anyone else see it in this weeks thrill mail?






Used to own that on the Megadrive all those years ago, should be good for a laugh, I never did complete it.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/690250/Judge_Dredd_95/


Also I would totally buy it if they released it on the Switch, just saying.

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Ahh great suggestions guys and thank you

Also just in time for that sale too off to get me some lenny zero etc

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If you haven't already read them, I think you'd really dig the Dreddworld spin-offs Simping Detective, Lenny Zero and Low Life - all extremely 'Noir', for the most part... The likes of Marauder and Bato Loco also have a great line in 'seedy underbelly' type stuff.

Thanks added to wishlist

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On a bit of a Cyberpunk kick at the moment (this year we had gits live action, bladerunner 2049, Blame! Was On netflix, battle angel alita live action movie is coming soon, Deus Ex Mankind divided was recent as well as ruiner game and still awaiting Cyberpunk 2077 from cdpr in the near future! Etc)

I know all of Judge Dredd is Cyberpunk/Dystopian

But what are the stories that most resemble something out of Bladerunner or that futuristic Neo Noire type setting or stuff related to the above to read?

Technically it could be all of it, but if you had to pick a few to read.

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General / Need Help with Rogue Trooper sale
« on: 06 September, 2017, 07:55:56 pm »
Still a relative noob, I bought all four of the Rogue Trooper case files but haven't read them yet

Other than that are there any other rogue trooper graphic novels onsale not covered by the case files?

Thanks

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Announcements / Re: New Hachette tests
« on: 07 August, 2017, 08:59:55 pm »
Hello folks, when will these be available in the shops, is it now? I know i could sub online but i want to use these as an excuse to start getting back into going into town and buying something rather than sit at home, i miss the adventure of going to the shop when something interesting comes out, nowadays i'm just like blah i will wait for the Internet to send it to me.  :lol:

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What About Jonni Kiss? From The Goodnight Kiss?

Just started reading it for the first time now, does he count


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Website and Forum / Re: Full Posting Privileges
« on: 21 May, 2017, 01:28:10 pm »
Hey can i get them too? Many thanks

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General / Re: How did you first get into 2000ad?
« on: 11 May, 2017, 08:05:18 pm »
I saw the 1995 film in the cinema when i was 13yrs old and enjoyed it   :-[  ::) :lol:  what? I was young i didnt know the source material and i didn't know better, anyway went with my mates into town afterwards and he bought the Novelisation of the Movie,  as he always claimed the books were always bettervthan the movies, wanting to be cool i considered doing the same, but there was only one left.

A little while later i saw i think prog 950 with Stallone on the cover, not knowing much about comics i assumed it was a comic/magazine companion to the film, plus it was cheaper than the book as i never had much pocket money, so i bought it, loved it and bought it everyweek for about a year and a half to two years and the megazine too, but it started becoming harder to buy in the area i lived in as i had moved inbetween collecting it for the first time, plus my mother got on at me to get rid of my comics as i was 14/15 too old and had too many to take with us to our new home.


Eventually i saw they were making the new film about 2010ish i think on aint it cool news and i got ahold of a couple of case files and some of the graphic novels off ebay, read a few

Come back to these boards about a year ago, been buying up a small collection during the sales, just still havent got round to reading much yet, it's been a busy year lol. I will when i have time, and now the T.V series has me hyped

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