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Prog / Re: Prog 2073 - Future Visions!
« on: Today at 11:59:54 am »
Some of the Tales of the Doghouse and Gronk stuff just ... well, what can I say?

I enjoyed 'Tales from the Doghouse, especially 'Maeve the Many Armed. Simon Jacobs B&W artwork was glorious stuff and although they were light hearted in nature, they told stories of the other stronts (who can forget 'Spud Murphy?), which now they have got the doghouse back, could be a good source of stories (Colin McNeil did a few of those too I recall).

The fanzine 'Dogbreath does this very well and it will be interesting to see how the new Durham Red plays out. There is the question too of where she is in the current Stronty set up/timeline?

Is she frozen / asleep in space or something?  :think:

Prog / Re: Prog 2073 - Future Visions!
« on: 17 March, 2018, 07:27:45 pm »
***why cant I modify?***

Personally, I was happy with the flashbacks, but I can see a value in the resurrection, but only if we get the pay off of Stront pushing forward and with one story every year at best, it feels too slow - let me controversial and say I would be happy to see other artists on Stront (if Carlos really wants to draw other stuff, and I'm sure he does!) in order to gain that momentum

You're not alone in thinking this. I've been in the same dilema about the resurrection of Johnny Alpha, as it was great to have the flash back stories with the old gang including Wulf of course.

The secong Mutant war and Johnny's apparent discontent about being dug up, made for rather strange reading, despite the action going on. The Repomen storyline seemed to kick start the Strontium Dogs again and gave some light relief to the series and it's also great to have the new Son of wulf story in our hands at last.

I do agree though that one series a year is hard going and that maybe another artist might have a go? Simon Colbey would do a great Stronty and I do think that Colin McNeil should get another chance after drawing the end of the final solution... it would be some sort of redemption and full circle for the team?

Maybe a new writer might breathe some life into it too... that is if Wagner ever want's to do a job share...


Ok my 10 penneth...I've just been reading a stack of progs from 10 years ago and there were some pretty bloody good stories around then. Every age has nostalgia for how it once was, but I sense a collective spirit on this thread (and some other recent ones) of detatchment from the prog at the moment.

10 years ago ABC Warriors was pretty much the same as it is now, same storyline, plot and characters and it was 'fairly' fresh then. Dante was in his pomp, Defoe had just started, Button Man had it's last series, Caballistics Inc was amazing, Wagner was on Dredd with Mandroid, Stickleback was still Stickleback and Cradlegrave was just round the corner.

It's always easy to look back with rose hued spec's, but I'm stuck in the same place as some of you on this thread, do I stay through sheer loyalty of 30 years buying the prog, or do I hold my hands up and say that maybe I've outgrown it rather than the other way round...

I'm not sure I can stand anyore Slaine or ABC Warrior stories where they are about to be 'destroyed' before wonderously coming back to life and beating the bad guys until the next time and Book VXIII

There are the odd bright lights, Absalom is the best thing in the prog and it's a shame old Harry is on his lasts legs now. Hope is wonderful and there maybe more of this. When Rob Williams and Wagner do Dredd, they do it to show me why I fell in love with the character and his world in the first place and it's great that Develin Waugh and Indigo prime have had a new lease of life.

I don't think 2017 was a vintage year for the prog and 2018 hasn't started well either, although we did have Scarlet Traces and the much missed Kingmaker and I think this is where the problem lies for me.

I'm enjoying the odd story here and there and tollerating others (The Alienist, The Order, Brass Sun Zzzzz), whilst having a certain dislike to much of Sin/Dex, Greysuit, ABC / Robusters and very sadly Slaine.

The old feeling of looking forward to the prog on a Saturday is still there, but soon as I open the pages, it pretty much dissapates... so here's hoping with the next run of stories.

It will be great to see David Roach on Anderson as well as Chris Weston on Judge Pin (longer stories please!) and of course having Stronty Dog back, it's been far, far too long... and that's for another thread sometime...

Music / Re: Upcoming Gigs
« on: 02 March, 2018, 06:05:40 pm »

...although Belly are coming back to UK in the summer.

While they are no Muses I did adore Belly (and yes Tanya) back in the day and so I'll be there. Your in Sheffield aren't you Jacquise are you going to The Leadmill to see them. Me and some friends have our tickets already.

Hi Colin, yes I have a Belly ticket for the Leadmill, good that you have too. I did get one for Manchester and then realised that they were playing Sheff!

I am always wondering if the Muses will get it going again, but as you say, Belly are a pretty fine outfit in themselves, I might have to bump into you to say hello!  :)

Music / Re: Upcoming Gigs
« on: 02 March, 2018, 12:35:11 am »
The 90's 'It' band Sleeper with Louise and the Sleeperblokes tomorrow night... that's if the snow doesn't stop play!

General / Re: Best strips of 2017
« on: 22 February, 2018, 11:47:17 pm »
sorry I do realise that I'm rather late for all this malarky, but here goes anyhoo...

1) Absalom

2) Hope ...for the Future

3) Kingmaker / Indigo Prime - tied

The black and white make the top two, it never goes out of favour with good storytelling...

Prog / Re: Prog 2066 - Bors Hunt!
« on: 02 February, 2018, 12:01:52 am »
The Dredd tale seems rather odd to me, can't quite put my finger on it...just doesn't sit right.  Although it is in keeping with Dredd's of late. More generally, over the last few years Dredd seems to have been stumbling from one beating to the next, generally getting captured, brutalised and beaten. Along the way his life is saved fairly regularly by minor characters. I appreciate he's getting on a bit, but he's presented more often as a liability than an asset to MC1

I just don't think Michael Carrol gets Dredd. His scripts are all over the place & when it comes to Dredd and supporting characters, they are behaving in very odd ways. Take Hershey in that Texas mess, she was portrayed as a lame duck and she really isn't. Dredd's getting on a bit sure, but he's still Dredd and a damn a good Judge.

It's stuff like this that's making me wonder if I too have out grown the prog after 30 years. I'm not enjoying the fragmented nature of Carrolls stories and the way Dredd's been allowed to go. I miss the world building Wagner did so well, including some great supporting characters in Dredd's world, that we just don't get any more... it's a real shame...

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 29 January, 2018, 10:15:37 pm »
If you fancy a bit of Fabry Slaine, selling now:


Looks a great page, the depth and tones are fabulous!

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 27 January, 2018, 10:24:06 pm »
I had a rather strange encouter with my avatar's original on ebay this morning. It looks a fabulous Indigo Prime painting by Chris Weston!  :)

General / Re: SHORT STORY VOTING THREAD WITH PRIZES!!!! (About time too)
« on: 13 January, 2018, 04:07:27 pm »
Nice selection:

1. When Saturday comes - The Legendary Shark
2. Numbers Up - IAMTHESYSTEM
3. Did he want fries with that?  - Napalm Kev

I'd like to see Part two of When Saturday Comes... the mind boggles!  :)

Prog / Re: Prog 2063 - Beelitz Blitz
« on: 12 January, 2018, 11:21:22 pm »
"...and I think we can safely say this is...


Dan dan daaaaaahhh!

*sigh* - if only that were true... :|

General / Re: MEGAZINE Cover of the Year Vote
« on: 31 December, 2017, 01:50:38 am »

1st  382 and Jake Lynch - this is a wonderful composition, lots going on and great use of space

2nd - 383 and Adam Brown - a bold cover that captures the action and the eye. Lovely.

3rd - 388 - Rex Ronald  - It's Develin, he's back! Great shadows, light and the camp vamp...

General / Re: 2000AD Cover of the year Vote 2017
« on: 28 December, 2017, 01:22:49 am »
Some real crackers and some proper stinkers, but the covers on the whole have been pretty good this year. I do think that some of the latter were concieved on the bus on the way to work, but here are the well crafted and eye catchers...

1 - Prog 2054 - Fabulous Harry and his Shadow by TT

2 - Prog 2026 - Cliff does Defoe & Zombies - ace!

3 - Prog 2044 - I like the story telling nature of the cover and the gumshoe atmosphere announcng Hope's welcome return

all really top notch...  :)

Prog / Re: Prog 2061 - Happy New Year, Bitches!
« on: 22 December, 2017, 08:41:46 pm »
Sorry, I meant to go back and spoiler tag that last party of my post, but I can't edit on this thread. Not much of a spoiler once you see the picture in the Christmas Prog, anyway.

Speaking of Spoilers, do we know when the story might start? does it have a prog number please? I don't have the Xmas prog yet.

Carlos has just put up a big picture of Wulf's son now on FB - it looks brill!


Music / Re: Upcoming Gigs
« on: 12 December, 2017, 07:20:15 pm »
In Tenerife for the week (have photographed some fish) and Kristin Hersh is playing a free gig tonight!

That's a great score! I missed Kristin Hersh when she was in Blighty. Still holding out for a TM tour one day, although Belly are coming back to UK in the summer.

I tottered on over to see some old rockers last week. Robert Plant at Sheffield City hall was, as you expect very good, some new stuff and some old Led Zep stuff made a great night.

Then I had a trip to Leeds to see Fish (of Marillion fame) - but the trains were crapped out so got there nearly an hour into his set. So I braved the snow to Manchester the next night and got the full show and helped me and a bloke get a ticket as it was sold out. He played the whole of Clutching at Straws on it's 30th anniversary which was ace, but it means we are all getting old!  :)


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