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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: Today at 09:48:33 pm »
...Especially with last issue having Clark become a navy seal and loose his virginity to a mermaid...

I've had no desire to read this before now. Now I can't believe I'm not!

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: Today at 09:26:38 pm »
Just finished reading Walt Simonson's 2000 Orion series based on Jack Kirby's New Gods. I'm a big Kirby fan (well his 70s stuff in particular) and so was really chuffed with quite how tasty this stuff was. It seems to perfectly capture the feel and tone of The King's masterpiece, without being slavish in terms of style. Big world's mixed in equal measure with big ideas, a pleasant dosh of melodrama, so as not to over power, all baked in some glorious art. Now that's makin' some damned fine comics and I'd heartily recommend it to all fans of the originals.

I said this about Walt Simonson's Orion about 7 years ago when I first read it. I've just re-read it 7 years later. I was right 7 years ago.

I'll only add Walt Simonson is one of the mediums greats and we should all salute him.

Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: 15 October, 2019, 02:42:36 pm »
Cat Quest 2 out end of the month... wayhey... ahem... err say the kids... yes it's the kids who are most excited by this... honest...

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 15 October, 2019, 08:05:15 am »
Maybe The Sarge could turn out to be hugely influential on Garth Ennis too...

The Sarge was always my favourite as a kid - I was a fool and didn't fully appreciate the wonder that was Charley's War back then. Figure they'll get to it eventually given the sterling work being done to date.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 15 October, 2019, 06:19:13 am »
Very happy to see more Hugo Platt stuff. Rebellion is nailing this stuff!

Prog / Re: Prog 2153 - All Hail El Presidente
« on: 12 October, 2019, 09:13:34 pm »
All hail Dylan Teague, ladies and gentlemen.

And its all behind a cover to die for. Quite how Colin MacNeil manages to get so much quiet human arrogance into that metal manic is a little beyond me.

Well to my enternal shame I got that wrong and my apologies to both artists.

Its so good to see these quality hardcover things coming out. Okay so the Nemesis one was a bit of a tease it was so limited but good to see more of this type of thing.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 12 October, 2019, 05:52:01 pm »
Not a box set but The Horror Channel has just started showing Space 1999 from the beginning. I stumbles across is half way through the first episode and loved it. Damn is there a Sci-fi telly show that's as well designed as this, with as good a music? Doubt it. Second episode had some really nice camera direction type things which I loved.

Not seen this for years and now regret that, its on series record.

Prog / Prog 2153 - All Hail El Presidente
« on: 12 October, 2019, 05:47:56 pm »
Well what can you say, as you were really and that's a magnificent 4 for 5 worth a 5 for 5 the four are so good.

And its all behind a cover to die for. Quite how Colin MacNeil manages to get so much quiet human arrogance into that metal manic is a little beyond me.

The Dredd story itself is a glorious character piece that drives the plot forward but really examines Dredd. Its feels like the subtlest new reader story. Everything you need to know about Dredd the man in a seemingly easy six pages. And MacNeil is as good here as he is on the cover.

Defoe has the same issues for me as before. Damnit I want to love this art as it has so much to offer.

Brink is a little like Dredd in that it drives the story forward while laying our character out via quiet conversation. This is what Brink does so very well. Trick you into thinking your reading some exposition heavy talking heads piece but giving you so much more.

The Fall of Deadworld doesn't do that - it blasts it in your face front and centre. And as the Russians land stakes raise even higher. Great stuff.

As is Hope - Under Fire which plays a cliche - oh that magic it'll cost ya ya know. Cliche it might be played well it certainly is. Like when Johnny Cash covers Nick Cave. You may have heard it before by someone else and loved it then but somehow he finds a way to play it better. And this is played very well indeed. There also a panel bottom of page three that I'd swear (probably wrongly) is a tribute to Joe Kubert. Brilliant.

Letters and a competition round up a magnificent Prog. Thank you my lovely droids.

News / Re: Ennis writing Rat Pack for Battle Special
« on: 10 October, 2019, 05:37:47 pm »
Finally got off my butt to read this and it all sounds very encouraging!

News / Ennis writing Rat Pack for Battle Special
« on: 10 October, 2019, 12:52:09 pm »
Not had a chance to read this as rushing to a meeting but the headlines makes it a keeper and worth sharing...


I'm assuming this is wonderful news. Could someone read it and fill me in!

Off Topic / Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« on: 09 October, 2019, 05:02:05 pm »
You need to get your aides into better shape so they don't miss snatching that disposable cup off you next time.

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 08 October, 2019, 09:15:26 pm »
Wow has it really been a month since I last went to my nerd shop. Well it would seem so and hence where last time was small might have been barely noticed slipping in, even if it brought joy. This time is long and full and I'll be bangin' on for rages I'm afraid, before we get to the climax of all this.

Interestingly I'm picking up a number of Marvel comics in the coming months. I doubt many will last long (might though - see the end of this post for what I know) either on my list or as a series, but its going to be fun to dip back into the mainest of mainstream. First off then Agents of Wakanda 1, doubt this one will get past 6 issues, but picked it up as it has two of my all time favs, Wasp and Ka-Zar... just goes to show it takes more than characters I love these days ...

Lois Lane 4 is kinda interesting, its so steady and I'm not yet quite sure what this series is trying to do. Immortal Hulk 24 starts to really pull things together... which leaves me feeling I need to re-read to get more out of this.

History of the Marvel Universe 3 is functional, James Bond 007 11 perfectly well sets up its ending and Coffin Bound 2 has me warming to this intriguing (well its really trying to be anyway) series more.

Jimmy Olsen 3 is a wonderfully curious beast with snippets building a whole, not 100% successful but good its trying. As is Copra 1 first go at this title and boy does it drop you straight in (as it admits) - can't read the catch up material as I have previous issues on my too read list. Good but carries too much weight for a first issue, still pulled me in really well.

Black Hammer Justise League 3 is really good... but as we'll see there's better Black Hammer out there... but we're really building to some magnificent stuff now. The Weather Man 4 is great and building this current story really really well. As does Second Coming 3 Mark Russell is a genius and you should read this. Still its not in the book of the haul shortlist ... why, well...

...well cos Grendel - Devil's Odyssey 1 starts that and its quite, quite brilliant - but can't get Book of the Haul as I've talked about it elsewhere already.

Ragnarok - Breaking of Helheim 2 has another master of the craft at the top of his game, but that's not getting it either.... why...

...well cos I'm a sentimental old goat and if I'm going to splash my nerdgoo over anything this haul its going to be two comics that end this month after giving me the most glorious of time over a long time. Firstly and fittingly not book of the Haul is Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur 47... lets just say that again Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur 47, 4 fuckin' 7, that's Moon Girl and Devil chuffin' Dinosaur 47. Marvel comics don't do that anymore, even popular ones, let along a new character backed up by a relatively obsure piece of Jack Kirby genius. Its a massive tribute to someone or something that this book has got to 47. Its fitting that its not book of the haul as to be honest its been inconsistant and fun though this is this final issue isn't the best. Its fun, its irrevertant in its way, but its not as brilliant as this series has been at its best.

So that of course leaves a comic that's finishing which has been consistantly brilliant. Black Hammer - Age of Doom 12 ends the core story of this quite superb story after 24 issues. There's also been some brilliant spin of stuff and more to come apparently. But this core series a loving tribute to superheroes, story and hopes finishes in a perfectly fitting, gloriously low key way. Its just brilliant. Brilliant.

Black Hammer is dead, long live The World of Black Hammer.

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 08 October, 2019, 05:03:46 pm »
I think we'd just come out of the Beastie Boys will ruin your children phase at this time - I remember a lot of fuss around them in 1987/8.

Anyway just wanted to say the sentiment at the opening of the show was quite wonderful. The only downside to Fox getting married is that it breaks the dream that the pair of you would get it together... mind that might have been like when Maddie Hayes and David Addison (was it) got it together on Moonlighting - it'd be all downhill from there, so guess I should be grateful.

General / Re: Judge Minty (Judge Dredd fan film)
« on: 08 October, 2019, 04:49:38 pm »

Minty now at 913,000

Is there a grand prize for the millionth viewer?

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