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Prog / Re: Prog 2162 : The gift of Thrill Power!
« on: 19 December, 2019, 12:00:33 AM »
Just gotta say that the standard of art in this special is out-standing all the way through, really great work here, Tharg is maintaining a solid stable of talent indeed.
Looking forward to 2020.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2148 - Fear of the Machine!
« on: 11 September, 2019, 05:26:25 PM »
This might be the writers and artists reflecting what is going on in the real world and I can understand this, but can we not have at least a few stories that reflect a better world, one that we might strive for?
Cherrypicking here, but I'd love to know which classic 2000AD stories you think reflect a better world? There's
 the odd character here and there who thinks they're doing something the right thing - Johnny Alpha or Torquemada, for example - but it's invariably against the backdrop of a fairly unpleasant setting.

Personally I gotta agree with McNulty here, the prog is a downer now compared with the old days. It is so lacking in the irony and wit that made it so much more entertaining then.

Is that a reflection on the Prog itself or on popular culture as a whole and the acknowledgement of an aging audience.

That's not to say someone can't find it too grimdark (is that still a word?) for their tastes of course, but certainly don't think it's the Prog alone that has developed that way.

Nah! it's the prog now I think. Recently I reread The Taxidermist and just loved its tongue-in-cheek, self-mocking humour. no one in it was being taken seriously and that as much came from Dillons art as the writing. Absalom had a touch of it, taking the p*** out of it's own genre with over the top silly violence and ridicelous characters in silly situations.
I really cant be arsed to pick up this weeks prog, its 4 grim stories and SinDex; the filler of fillers.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2148 - Fear of the Machine!
« on: 11 September, 2019, 04:20:07 PM »
This might be the writers and artists reflecting what is going on in the real world and I can understand this, but can we not have at least a few stories that reflect a better world, one that we might strive for?
Cherrypicking here, but I'd love to know which classic 2000AD stories you think reflect a better world? There's
 the odd character here and there who thinks they're doing something the right thing - Johnny Alpha or Torquemada, for example - but it's invariably against the backdrop of a fairly unpleasant setting.

Personally I gotta agree with McNulty here, the prog is a downer now compared with the old days. It is so lacking in the irony and wit that made it so much more entertaining then.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2143 - The End
« on: 09 August, 2019, 07:27:42 PM »
*Sob* ... g'bye Harry... a wonderful series which has enthralled and delighted in equal measure, a true all time great of 2000AD. Too many good ideas in Harry's (Cabalistics?) world over the years to leave them in finality surely?  :think:

Would THE P.C. BRIGADE be a good idea for a spin-off? Jen and Daniel could still be pursuing the last of the Rathborne's, in fact there are still a few plot holes to be filled.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2143 - The End
« on: 04 August, 2019, 09:22:29 AM »
On Brexit, in a serious sense, many graphic novels are printed in Malta and Spain. At the very least, expect prices to shoot up as sterling continues to tank.

Maybe Boris should do a trade deal with Amazon! ::)

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Prog / Re: Prog 2143 - The End
« on: 04 August, 2019, 08:24:17 AM »
What of the horror that is Brexit!!! :o
Has the mighty Tharg planned for this? how will we in neighbouring countries be able to receive our paper proggage if the harbours are closed, the trucks are trapped and the ships are stalled? For 42 years we have never had a crisis of thrillpower supply like this one! :crazy:

Shipped to the north of Ireland and from there smuggled by drone across the porous border, then shipped to the rest of the planet.

My mate has a drone so that's taken care of. So we just need to connect with Pat Mills in Spain and with his contacts in the French comic scene we could cover a lot of Europe.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2143 - The End
« on: 03 August, 2019, 10:33:53 PM »
Good prog, but interested in what people thought of Tharg's comment that 2000AD is an antidote to grim reality - I suppose an antidote isnt an escape, but does 2000AD innoculate you from the horror, or should it stir up the horror?

What of the horror that is Brexit!!! :o
Has the mighty Tharg planned for this? how will we in neighbouring countries be able to receive our paper proggage if the harbours are closed, the trucks are trapped and the ships are stalled? For 42 years we have never had a crisis of thrillpower supply like this one! :crazy:

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Prog / Re: Prog 2142 - Major Malfunction
« on: 02 August, 2019, 10:57:26 PM »
Nope, it's been confirmed this is the end of Absalom.
As for Absolam? Well, I guess he could make a comeback... 😉🤔

 That's a pity, I can think of 2 other current strips I'd rather see the back of than Absalam! :-\

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Prog / Re: Prog 2142 - Major Malfunction
« on: 02 August, 2019, 06:15:38 PM »
Are ye all sure to be sure that there is not another series after Terminal Diagnosis? Surely the next episode ends on a 'to be continued' cliff hanger!

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 05 July, 2019, 04:32:53 PM »
I am living in south east Ireland and recently decided to order these from a newsagent, but after a few weeks of nothing turning up I was finally told that they can't get them though they could earlier on in the series.
They only seem to turn up sporadically  in other book shops so I am wondering if the print numbers are dropping. I really get the impression that this collection hasn't really taken off.
Last year I was collecting the  deAgnostini Art Gallery series which promised to be 60 issues but it stopped at 40, so these companies do cut their losses when they have to.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2134 - Bow Before Quilli!
« on: 07 June, 2019, 09:38:32 AM »
Do Terror Tales require a twist?

I thought this should have ended with a 'To Be Continued', as it seems like a set-up for more rather than a complete tale in itself.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 04 June, 2019, 11:06:35 AM »
Sure, it just needs bundling with something else (like the DR&Qunich/Skizz book).

what about the rest of Stickleback?

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News / Re: RIP Ron Smith
« on: 11 January, 2019, 10:32:51 PM »
His work was so distinctive, no-one else like him and he must have been a real work horse considering how much he has turned out in his career.
 I remember his King Cobra, in Victor, I think. He always had a great sense of space and motion in his panels, just the right man to balance McMahon and Bolland, he had a touch of each of their styles.

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Creative Common / Re: What Are The The Prices For Lettering?
« on: 13 December, 2018, 11:48:29 PM »
Thanks guys. :D

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Creative Common / Re: What Are The The Prices For Lettering?
« on: 11 December, 2018, 04:51:45 PM »
Thanks Jim,

So all that is needed for me now is to knock out some pages over Christmas! :P
Where can I reach you to do business with when the time comes?

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