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News / Re: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!
« on: Today at 01:29:41 pm »
Maybe it’s me, but I have never understood why you would be a member of a forum for a comic you don’t read.

But if it brings someone back into the fold, whether that is buying the weekly Prog, some TPBs / GNs or the Mega / Ultimate Collection, then I guess that is a good thing.

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News / Re: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!
« on: 15 September, 2017, 11:49:24 am »
Phase 1 for me. It was just so fresh and exciting with fabulous art by Yeowell.

The first episode especially was a master class in introducing a new series.

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News / Re: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!
« on: 14 September, 2017, 01:56:30 pm »
I'm not too keen on the new Ace Trucking either.

I'd much rather see new characters than classic ones given to new writers. When a strip has had its day, when it has said all it can, then it is time to move on.

My recent re-read of Nemesis highlighted this for me. Even the very best strips can only go on for so long before they start repeating themselves, with ever diminishing returns.

It's a very rare strip that can endlessly keep it going. Arguably 2000AD has only two three of those: Dredd, Stront and Sinister Dexter.*


* stands back and waits for the rocks to be hurled in my direction

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News / Re: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!
« on: 14 September, 2017, 01:27:26 pm »
Zero chance of that. It's either a pin-up, or a throwaway gag in the Sin/Dex that Yeowell is drawing.

I refer the honourable gentleman to the second part of my post.

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News / Re: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!
« on: 14 September, 2017, 01:09:14 pm »
I for one don't want a new series of Zenith.

Now I absolutely love it, but it's done. Let's not do a "Robo-Hunter" on it.

Always glad to have Sinister Dexter in the Prog. I think it would be fun if the boys are engaged to deal with a middle aged, slightly overweight, balding, washed up former pop star.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2048 - Stop the Apocalypse Squad!
« on: 14 September, 2017, 01:03:43 pm »
It's taken me a while to catch up since my hols so you can take this as a review of the recent run.

Dredd: good solid fun. Whilst I like Dan Cornwell's art and would definitely like to see more, it is engendering a certain "cartoony" feel to the whole thing.

The Alienist: my view is perfectly summed up by IP -

Alienist: I wasn't sure what to make of this at first, but I'm enjoying the run so far. It feels like it'll be one of those strips where I won't clamour for its return, but will nonetheless be happy enough if it does.

Greysuit: possibly not a popular view but I really like this. Best thing from Uncle Pat in years? (Actually that was probably the last series of Defoe).

Hope: the break has proved far more disruptive than I thought. Will re-read in one go once complete.

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Megazine / Re: Meg 387 - Skyhigh!
« on: 14 September, 2017, 12:40:01 pm »
I'm amazed at the limited number of actual reviews we seem to get in the Meg thread these days.

Here is mine.

Dredd: sorry, for me this wasn't great. I found it hard to engage with the idea that the whole city was in peril. After such events as the Apocalypse War, Necropolis, Judgement Day, Doomsday, Day of Chaos etc, the peril here was didn't seem that ...well...perilous.

Most interesting thing was the panel on the bottom left of page two, where the badge of the judge standing next to Dredd, says "Dredd". (Hmmm?)

Anderson: this is beginning to drag a bit now (counting the previous story as part of this one.)

Havn: I have enjoyed this strip. Nice to see one trying to do something different. It certainly went I a direction I didn't expect.

Movie Dredd: enjoyable if nothing new.

Dominion: I am enjoying Nick Perceival's art far more than before (it seems less "stiff"). The story seems to be good too- but why would Death and Fire risk discovery so early by killing the two crew from the ship ( but guess that will become academic once it all kicks off)?

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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 13 September, 2017, 07:08:49 am »
"Spud" and "K Edwards"?

Sounds like something for the "Things that went over my head" thread!

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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 12 September, 2017, 08:47:43 am »
Book 6 - If I'm ever to hail a story which is basically exposition on a beach a classic this will surely be it (as I said ... or at least the gist of that down the thread) BUT it is still exposition on a beach and while I love it not quite of the standard of 1 - 4.

I love book 6. It might be people standing around talking on a beach, but it's not any old beach, it's a beach at the end of the world. And it's not just any old conversation - I just love the way the Terminators go back to pledging their allegiance to Torquemada. And the art is just fabulous. I have always marvelled at how Bryan Talbot used to get expressions out of Torquemada's mask.

I was disappointed with Book 7 at the time. It felt like a real change. And the best bit in it riffs on book 6 i.e. how our Torquemada turns the original Torquemada's followers, such that they pledge allegiance to him.

But it was still good...the strip goes a bit downhill afterwards in my opinion. Having just read volumes 2 and 3 back to back, it becomes clear that it didn't really have anything different to say. At the time I didn't notice, because it was years between books (seems unbelievable really....er hang on...ABC Warriors, GreySuit, Slaine etc seem to also have long periods between books).

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 11 September, 2017, 02:07:46 pm »
There seem to be some odd omissions so far - McMahon classics like Christmas comes to Des 0' Connor block...

Possibly the single greatest Dredd one off episode of all time (?). Of the " comedy" ones anyway.

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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 11 September, 2017, 12:48:14 pm »
I think you will need to explain that "lull" comment regarding Nemesis. Torquemada the God preceded book 7 and ok it wasn't  at the same level, but it was only short. And before that you have Book 6 which was magnificent - one of the best things in the Prog ever IMO.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 11 September, 2017, 12:09:27 pm »
I'm not sure it is a paradox. Don't forget Dredd is just one of 5 stories in a typical weekly Prog so there is a lot more non Dredd material to choose from. Given the sheer amount of stuff available, it is much easier for it all to be top quality than the Mega Collection.

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General / Re: Your favourite and least favourite from the mega collection?
« on: 08 September, 2017, 08:35:00 pm »
I haven't even taken them out of the cellophane yet.

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General / Re: Your favourite and least favourite from the mega collection?
« on: 08 September, 2017, 07:16:43 pm »
I am also fully expecting the Tour of Duty volumes to be right up there. I haven't read them yet as I have been waiting for the third volume to come out (due at the end of Sept).

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 08 September, 2017, 07:14:58 pm »
There is still a Tour of Duty volume to come.

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