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Messages - JayzusB.Christ

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 19 September, 2020, 12:51:10 PM »
I've never seen square sausages in my life.  Some mad CalHab thing, I believe.  Mind you, it would make the frying process easier.

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General / Re: If there was a different artist it SHOULDN'T be...
« on: 19 September, 2020, 10:08:52 AM »
Dave Kendall on Survival Geeks.

The trouble is as soon as folks say something like this, which feels like the artist would be a bad fit I'm automatically intrigued to see how it would work!

Also how the artist would be able to flex their style to fit to the strip.

Kind of enjoying trying to imagine these things. 

What about Dom Reardon on Time Flies?  Or perhaps Henry Flint on Cradlegrave?

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 18 September, 2020, 11:42:14 PM »
 :D

You're not far off the truth there.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 18 September, 2020, 11:24:08 PM »
True - it has to come with a built-in coolant system (and Vicks-auto-applicators).

I'd forgotten about the Vicks  :o

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 18 September, 2020, 10:28:51 PM »
Now we're fecking talking.   Though I have to admit, if things haven't changed since my old raving days, heatstroke would be a more pressing concern than Covid.

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General / If there was a different artist it SHOULDN'T be...
« on: 18 September, 2020, 10:21:07 PM »
The last thread I started got me thinking about the opposite situation.  I was considering artists who, depsite being good, would be the last person you'd get to draw a particular strip.
Arthur Ranson on Hewligan's Haircut, for example.  Anthony Williams on Anderson: Engram.  John Hicklenton on Halo Jones.  That kind of thing.

EDIT... I'm not so sure about that last one, actually. I'd love to see it.  So I'll put forward Carlos on Nemesis instead - two amazing things that just don't fit together.

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General / Re: UNDT Round 4 Heat 8: The Stix Brothers vs Johnny Alpha
« on: 18 September, 2020, 10:15:12 PM »
That is truly a lovely cover.  Remember the bit in Watchmen when Nite Owl Snr writes about how faces go in and out of fashion? That's a 70s face, that is, even without the bubble perm showing.

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General / Re: Rebellion you need Bob the builder!
« on: 18 September, 2020, 10:07:57 PM »
Bloody hell, a spambot and Scojo from 20 years ago in the same thread.  ModerATAHHHHS! READY!

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 18 September, 2020, 10:05:54 PM »

Speaking of which... "Bartender... Same again."

It's a long time since I heard, or said, that.  :(

Speaking of which, I don't know why The Poke is moaning about these.  They're fecking arsom.

https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2020/09/18/these-next-level-face-masks-had-the-entire-internet-shaking-head/

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Megazine / Re: Meg 424 - Thirty Megnificent Years
« on: 18 September, 2020, 11:08:23 AM »
I haven't said this for a very long time, but I really love this month's Megazine.  It feels again like it did when it started - something you'd look forward to for a whole month.

Dredd is great - I wish Colin had done the whole thing, and I don't know why they switched artists, but it's a Wagner Dredd, a rare treat these days.

Lawless - I really didn't like the idea of an all-singing strip; I always struggle to find a tune that fits and end up being taken out of the story.  But then... Wow.  What can I say?  The highest praise I could possibly give a comics writer - Alan Moore, look and learn.  (That League of Extraordinary Gentlemen where half the comic is a song without a tune - nahh.)

Really love the Mike Carroll story - makes a whole lot more sense than Armageddon: The Bad Man if we're building Dredd's world, and Kenneth Niemand's alternative universe Dreddworld is lovely (sorry, Tordelback, but I just can't see how this is supposed to be a comedy strip).

Deliverance starts off strong, and I haven't read the other two strips yet, but keep up the good work, Meg-Tharg, I'm buying the Meg after not doing so for a long time.
Another article on what the meg could have been:

https://neotextcorp.com/culture/the-megazine-that-never-was/?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_19_09_02_COPY_01)

I find the concept of "Bad Company" quite interesting


Thanks for this; it's a fascinating article.  A Cursed Earth strip by Alan Moore - god almighty, what might have been.
By the way, broodblik, the first episode of the aborted Wagner / Ezquerra Bad Company was printed in an old Megazine.  Can't remember which number, I'm afraid. 

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General / Re: Sad Day for Megazine
« on: 18 September, 2020, 10:42:11 AM »
When Broodblik introduced this month's Megazine here, i thought it looked amazing - it didn't disappoint.  I'll be buying it again for the time being.

I'm more than happy with the encyclopedia - I just couldn't get on board with paying extra for strips I already have.

Now, someday I'd like to see the Meg come with a sort of Dreddworld Atlas, with descriptions of the major events of each region and reprinted illustrations to go with them. 

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General / Re: Lawless: Bedrock Melody - The musical
« on: 18 September, 2020, 10:37:07 AM »
The only problem I have with this still-can't-quite-believe-it's-real slice of genius

Me too - I was reading and listening to it in bed last night then, for a few minutes, was absolutely sure I was dreaming.  I often dream about the prog somehow using real audio.  (Also, the pictures often move in my 2000ad dreams - I'll be waiting for that.  Cyanide and Happiness does it already.)

Maybe I haven't looked properly, but I haven't seen any mention of the accompanying audio files in the Megazine itself.  Now that's an easter egg and a half.

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General / Re: Hivemind Request: International Judge Group Pic
« on: 17 September, 2020, 09:49:33 PM »
Heck of a first post, there. Welcome.

'Sright.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2199 - Death Becomes Him!
« on: 17 September, 2020, 09:46:02 PM »
Graveyard Shift and Sunday Night Fever were my favourite '80s Dredds

The Graveyard Shift was a little bit further back than I remember (I've re-read it since, of course) but I remember reading Sunday Night Fever and it was perfect - Dredd and Mega City 1, distilled and bottled.  Those leapers with the bystanders egging them on were simultaneously funny and chilling.  Can't really imagine anyone other than Cam Kennedy on art duty either.


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Prog / Re: Prog 2199 - Death Becomes Him!
« on: 17 September, 2020, 01:58:53 PM »
Another epic which I never understood why people rate it so high was The Pit.
I remember reading Dredd's first line - "My name is Dredd. You may have heard of me. I'm a stickler." - and being immediately blown away by how much characterisation Wagner packed in there. It's still one of the best openings to any series. If the back half of The Pit isn't quite as strong as the front (needs more Carlos!) there's still some great pay-offs, like the return of Greel.

Yep - though I do have a bit of nostalgia for the more Old-Testamenty aspects of Dredd lore, and the citizen-heavy stories, The Pit was incredible.

Judges had lots of personality for the first time (in the past, if it wasn't batshit crazy, it was varying degrees of Dredd and Anderson; with Hershey sometimes a bit Dredd and sometimes a bit Anderson) - Buell, for example, showed that a judge could be hard as nails but watch a few old cowboy movies when he got a spare hour.

I do kind of miss scenes, though, of Judge Solomon being a kind of semi-mythical figure rather than a desk-bound bureaucrat, and can't imagine someone like Dan Francisco divorcing a married couple against their will.

Back to End of Days - the ending did a good job of wrapping up, and the whole thing was pretty enjoyable as a summer mega-epic, but it wasn't very memorable sadly.

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