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Books & Comics / Re: Matt 'the other' Wagner
« on: 24 October, 2020, 09:17:50 PM »
Well I've only read the first part, so what would have been Mage issue 1 - of Hero Discovered and somethings struck me already. That being what a confident start Matt Wagner has with this series. I belive up to this point (happy to be corrected here) he's done some bits and bobs with Grendel and one would assume piece around and about, but nothing significent.

Its incredible then just how clear, precise and well constructed this first issue of Mage is. The storytelling so precise, the craft, if not artist technic, fully realised. Man its probably the cockyness of youth (he'd be early 20s when this came out) but its just prefectly times story and just has no fear.

Wow this is already better than I remembered and I remember it getting better as it goes on...

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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 24 October, 2020, 08:35:47 PM »


New beginnings and impending ends

So 6 months into 2011 and the thrills have just kept coming. It not until June and Prog 1740 we get our first jump on. Until then we get Tharg showing off his ability to add more thrills to his arsenal, just as we get the build to the ends of two long running stories.

Both Dante and Red Seas have excellent stories building to their respective ends in this run up to Prog 1740. Red Seas - Gods and Monsters slips in more christian mythology and ends the Cradle of Filth story in fitting high adventure style. Its wonderful stuff.

Dante - Bad Blood is a key story in the closing arc as true colours are seemingly revealed and Lulu returns to type we think. Or are piece falling into place.

At the same time Absalom is introduced. It took Self Absorbed YNWA a while to get into this thrill, while many found it immediate. Its interesting reading it back for the first time (christ I'm now entering a time when I've never re-read many of the upcoming thrills, though they are almost 10 years old now, they were relatively new, 4 years ago when we crafted NuYNWA for this re-read. I'm not quite sure what happens when NuYNWA and Self Absorbed YNWA actually collide. I hope its okay...

...anyway I'm getting distracted...

Yes Absalom is much more immediate this time and while both Dante and Red Seas are putting their pieces into place for the conclusion. Absalom is putting its core pieces into place and the set up is utterly satisfying in retrospect. We're also finding new shorter form tales. Cadet Anderson arrives in a solid story of Cass's past. and next Prog we will get 3riller's starting.

It would seem Tharg is getting his pieces into place too.

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Events / Re: Sensitive Klegg Model Raffle for Magic Breakfast
« on: 24 October, 2020, 11:43:35 AM »
More a hats off to you sir. Well done.

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General / Re: Favourite Art Droid CLASSIC - POOL 3 Qualifying
« on: 24 October, 2020, 09:04:41 AM »
Jock seems to have made a huge impact on the fanbase off the back of a fairly small body of work. Lots of Tor Cyan fans out there.

Yeah on my re-read it did strike me once again how little he actually did for Tharg. Mind that does include some pretty iconic covers and Dress images that adorn plenty of merchandise.

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General / Re: Favourite Art Droid CURRENT - POOL 4 Qualifying
« on: 24 October, 2020, 07:02:33 AM »
Tomorrow I'm going to count this up
Going close this down
So run ya vote in
Todayyyy, soon....

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General / Re: Favourite Art Droid CLASSIC - POOL 4 Qualifying
« on: 24 October, 2020, 07:01:15 AM »
I had the time of my life
with this vote
But tomorrow it most come to a close
So to you I do say
Get you votes in Toodayyyy
I count up in the morning....

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General / Re: Favourite Art Droid CURRENT - POOL 3 Qualifying
« on: 24 October, 2020, 06:59:48 AM »
VOTING CLOSED - but I think we have a possible contenter to reflect on here.

For much of this vote this pool was the Winslade n Percival Show, which for once I'd called correctly, but as it went the other folks started draw votes, which I'm so happy about as Dyer wouid have got my second vote and I was close to selecting Assirelli.

Of note as well is how clear the vote for Phil Winslade was. Only chris Weston so far has been such a clear winner and I wonder if we hve a rea contender here as his work on Lawless has been so singularly brilliant and poplar.

Anyway into Round 1 go:

Phil Winslade

Nick Percival

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General / Re: Favourite Art Droid CLASSIC - POOL 3 Qualifying
« on: 24 October, 2020, 06:48:15 AM »
VOTING CLOSED but there is much to chat about.

This vote has everything that I think will make this tournament the most interesting and exciting so far. I mean its a tough pool and there is some incredible talent involved but still it throws up a lot of surprises to me. I called this as Charlie Adlard (who I'd have voted for) and Jock being the most popular and both did well, bit only one has qualified. It would however never have occured to me that Jim McCarthy would have been in the mix.

Jock did indeed get through, but for me he's done his best work after leaving Tharg's care. What also surprised me is my second vote went to Pete Doherty and he actually topped the pool. Yet I hadn't realised quite how popular this art is. So yeah the great thing about this is art is so personal its pretty hard to call things and it will be fascinating to see if assumptions I've made about later rounds to to pass.

Anyway into tourney proper go:

Peter Doherty

Jock

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« on: 23 October, 2020, 03:40:35 PM »
Of those: Dredd’s good, I’ve enjoyed Durham Red’s reboot so far, Proteus Vex has been bonkers and I hope survives the art shift intact, Hershey worked for me, and Sláine… exists.

This is exactly where I'm at and I'm hopeful this will be a 4 out of 5 line up for me.

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« on: 23 October, 2020, 01:02:52 PM »
So January line-up confirmed as:

Dredd (of course)
Durham Red
Proteus Vex
Hershey
Slaine

I think that's strong but also suspect it might be a bit devicive!

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General / Re: Favourite Art Droid CLASSIC - POOL 3 Qualifying
« on: 23 October, 2020, 09:03:48 AM »
... Trevor Hairsine - can't believe he doesn't have any votes yet! Too obviously influenced by McMahon, perhaps?

Yeah this has really surprised me. When making my predictions I did wonder if Trevor Hairsine would get a slot as his work is great and struck me as being very popular. The competition was too strong in the end and my predictions went elsewhere.

Mind this is another particularly strong pool and the fact Hairsine didn't have a voe before now really just speaks to that rather than anything in Trevor's art I'd suggest.

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General / Re: Favourite Art Droid CURRENT - POOL 3 Qualifying
« on: 23 October, 2020, 06:52:14 AM »
Well obviuosly its Phil Winslade and one other, but who do you want to go through the Lawless master? Let us know before tomorrow morning when I'll close the vote and count up.

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General / Re: Favourite Art Droid CLASSIC - POOL 3 Qualifying
« on: 23 October, 2020, 06:50:58 AM »
This one is throwing up some surprises to me and I really can't call it from a quick eye scan. So get your votes in before the morning as I'll close voting first thing Saturday.

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General / Favourite Art Droid CURRENT - POOL 5 Qualifying
« on: 23 October, 2020, 06:49:16 AM »
Select your two favourite droids form the list of 4 below pop those names in a post on this thread and in three days (Monday 26th October) I’ll count up the votes and the two droids with the highest counts will qualify for the tourney proper when it starts.

These decisions have been TOUGH so we’ll have a quick break over the weekend and be back up first thing Monday morning. Have fun until then.

So that's nominating your 2 favourite droids by clearly naming them in a reply to this thread… want to know more. Well there’s some linkies below the list.

Tiernen Trevallion - more info

Ben Wilsher - more info

Andrea Mutti - more info

David Taylor - more info

What the hell is all this? Find out more about the Art Droid Tourneys

Whose in the two different tourneys?

Entrants in the Current Art Droids Tourney (eventually took me like 3 or 4 goes to get the list right!)

Entrants in the Classic Art Droids Tourney

Rules for what they are worth

Anything else just ask and I’ll make something up.

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General / Favourite Art Droid CLASSIC - POOL 5 Qualifying
« on: 23 October, 2020, 06:48:07 AM »
Select your two favourite droids form the list of 10 below (I know, I know. No one said it was going to be easy) pop those names in a post in this thread and in three days (Monday 26th October) I’ll count up the votes and the two droids with the highest counts will qualify for the tourney proper when it starts.

These decisions have been TOUGH so we’ll have a quick break over the weekend and be back up first thing Monday morning. Have fun until then.

So that's nominating your 2 favourite droids by clearly naming them in a reply to this thread… want to know more. Well there’s some linkies below the list.

Robin Smith - more info

Jesus Redondo - more info

Mike Collins - more info

Colin Wilson - more info

Mike Hadley - more info

Jose Casanovas - more info

Jim Murray - more info

Lee Sullivan - more info

David Bircham - more info

David Pugh - more info

What the hell is all this? Find out more about the Art Droid Tourneys

Whose in the two different tourneys?
Entrants in the Classic Art Droids Tourney

Entrants in the Current Art Droids Tourney (eventually took me like 3 or 4 goes to get the list right!)

Rules for what they are worth

Anything else just ask and I’ll make something up.

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