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Other Reviews / Re: The Vigilant
« on: 16 August, 2018, 04:29:58 pm »
I am the opposite where his earlier work did not work for me.

Define "earlier"!  Early Coleby may as well be an entirely different artist.  Contrast his work in the Rogueverse on Jaegir with these:

One artist whose development has been simply phenomenal.  From Low Life on he can do no wrong.

I am talking about when he started working on Friday and some Dredd stroies but you are correct his development was phenomenal

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 16 August, 2018, 03:55:27 pm »
New run of Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome was off to a decent start last week. New artist but not too jarring a change and no surprise that the sexy gladiatrix from the last series is press-ganged into the team.

That's got my interest... never saw the first run, has it been collected?

This is actually the third run and both the previous two where collected.




Well worth it and I will wait for Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome to be collected again before I get it.

Other Reviews / Re: The Vigilant
« on: 16 August, 2018, 02:55:18 pm »
More importantly I have to say that this is the best work by Coleby in years.  I've not been a great fan of his new style, I liked it but much preferred his original style as it had more clarity to it with it's open spaces and
clear line.  His shadows and heavy blacks sometimes confused me.  This works so well, it's more accommodating for O'Grady's colours and easier to read even at the smaller page size. 

I am the opposite where his earlier work did not work for me. He has become one of my favourite artist. His work on this and the recent Jaegir was great. You must check out his work he has done for Vertigo on The Royals: Masters of War (2014), this is some of his best work ever.

Other Reviews / Re: The Vigilant
« on: 16 August, 2018, 01:10:55 pm »

General / Re: Dredd Megazine Question
« on: 16 August, 2018, 03:58:14 am »
All of the above, plus the next issue is the landmark #400 — a ‘jumping on’ issue. It also has the return of ‘Lawless’, one of the best strips in either the Prog or Meg of recent years. If you were thinking of starting reading, I honestly couldn’t recommend it enough.

Couldn't agree with Jim more on this.....the meg is consistently excellent.  Lawless is also my favourite story of recent years (....andthe artwork is consistently breathtaking) and worth the price of admission on its own.

Yes, I agree. The Meg is really excellent and a well balanced publication. Not only do you get at a few Dreddverse stories but also  stories that is little bit different like Strange Brigade (a strip based upon Rebellions up and coming video game). You also get some create diverse articles.

Other Reviews / Re: The Vigilant
« on: 16 August, 2018, 03:50:38 am »
Another character that is returning which is never mentioned anywhere is Max the Computer and the Thirteenth Floor

Other Reviews / Re: The Vigilant
« on: 15 August, 2018, 08:15:24 pm »
Simon Coleby art is great as usual and well complemented with coloring by Len O'Grady. The main story felt little bit rushed and maybe should have been done in 3 part mini series like the upcoming Resistance story. Hopefully their will be more because this looks very promising. 

Megazine / Re: Meg 399.
« on: 15 August, 2018, 04:15:27 pm »
Question for the guys that do not have a digital subscription: I noticed that the 3rd page of the Dredd story the scan quality is quite poor and very hazy is this the  same for the printed version ?

Makes sense for it to be a Dredd floppy in the 400th issue.....maximum Dredd I guess.

Yes, it makes sense (it is not called Judge Dredd Megazine for nothing) but I was really looking forward to Mind Wars. So hopefully #401 will contain this

Megazine / Re: Meg 399.
« on: 15 August, 2018, 02:59:31 pm »
Another great Meg with Strange Brigade and The Returners the highlights.

Just picked this up, and have noticed the next floppy (in #400) is another Dredd one. Thought it was supposed to be Return To Armageddon?
And, #400 is to be perfect bound. Whoop!
Rest of the Meg looks splendid this month too.


I thought it was supposed to be Mind Wars?  Another great Redondo strip.

That was also my understanding and I was looking forward to Mind Wars. I never read this strip so little bit disappointed with the floppy next month.

Prog / Re: Prog 2094 - The Order Meet The Edge - Walker
« on: 15 August, 2018, 02:42:40 pm »
Some brevity/editing would be helpful, although perhaps that's just not the rhythm this writer is going for. I dunno. It just feels a bit off. (And I realise this is turning into a Rory McConville downer on my part, so I should probably state for the record that I mostly like his concepts, and his strips in general. Also, as I've said elsewhere, I'm gobsmacked by how prolific he's become in such a short space of time. That doesn't happen by accident.)

In prog 2087 the Dredd story felt like a documentary rather than a story. So yes, depends on how the captions are being used but that specific Dredd story fell flat because of the captions.

Prog / Re: Prog 2094 - The Order Meet The Edge - Walker
« on: 15 August, 2018, 05:07:58 am »
One thing I have noticed with Rory McConville scripts – in 2000 AD and the Meg – is there's a lot of exposition in caption blocks. It feels a bit prose-like at times, and very much tell rather than show. I suspect it's just a style thing, but it's making his Dredds sometimes feel a bit off for me, even though the underlying ideas are solid.

Now I haven’t read this week’s Prog yet so can’t specifically comment on that, but one of his Dredd’s a few weeks ago did exactly that, and I thought it just didn’t work at all. I don’t recall John Wagner, for example, using that technique.

Yes, I also do not like this technique (he also did it in this months Meg #399 for Dredd)

Anyway, the prog was as the previous weeks still very solid.

Grey Area was the surprise for me this week since it felt a little bit off-boil for me. The art of Harrison was the best I seen him done since he started on Grey Area (much better than the messy art especially the aliens). The story takes an interesting twist and the return of certain characters where not a surprise but the way its done was exciting.   

The Order keeps its pace with twists and turns at every corner. This is one ride that waits for nobody (so remember to keep holding on).

Dredd was a good story, good art and the last panel was really fantastic.

Prog / Re: Prog 2093 - Infernal Engines
« on: 14 August, 2018, 04:10:09 pm »
As a postie, I doubt very much that it is being pinched in the delivery office(I realise you were probably making a joke) because we deal with so much post and anyone who frequently doesn't get something they have on subscription will complain. I should also say that Rebellion subs department is excellent and it's a very rare time that the prog isn't there to deliver on a Saturday.

2094 is now the third week in a row it hasn’t shown up. Last sub issue I received was 2091 on the 21st July. It’s pretty clear someone near the end of the line is lifting it as it’s specifically mine not arriving rather than one earlier in the chain where there would be greater numbers to lift and so less chance it being my copy.

That is the reason why I went the digital route. Our post you might get if you get it up to 3 months after it has been posted.

General / Re: Stories that should be collected
« on: 14 August, 2018, 03:58:12 pm »
I'd like to see Helltrekkers in a version I could purchase. It's in the Dredd Mega Collections, but you can only get those off of ebay here in the states.

It was collected in Meg #218-223 (they are available digitally)

General / Re: Stories that should be collected
« on: 14 August, 2018, 03:40:04 pm »
Junker from the late Michael Fleisher. I know that many do not like this but I have certain degree of fetish (or a case of my eyes loving the story more than my brain did) for this story

General / Re: Stories that should be collected
« on: 14 August, 2018, 04:48:22 am »
Bloodfang, from Eagle. (Bloodthirsty dinosaur action by Wagner.)

I don't think this will happen if I am correct all the new Eagle stuff is owned by The Dan Dare corporation (hence the lack of any of these titles being reprinted).

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