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Messages - Greg M.

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Other Reviews / Re: Last Comic Read
« on: 20 September, 2018, 09:53:42 pm »
I do really see why it could put folks off, it really did spin things in ways that felt uneasy with what had been set up at the start of the series. It didn't head down the routes it seemed to set for itself and while I found that unsettling at times it kept me on my toes.

This is, from what I remember, why I stopped reading it - Waid just seemed to be diverging too far from the direction early episodes seemed to promise. By the time we got to the alien prison, I'd lost interest.

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Other Reviews / Re: Last Comic Read
« on: 16 September, 2018, 07:10:59 pm »
Has anybody else read Mark Waid's Irredeemable?

I read it when it first came out (along with its companion comic, Incorruptible) but I never quite made it to the end of the series - I must have missed the last year of the title. I liked it a lot when it started - first 8 or so issues were great - but I wasn't sure Waid was able to sustain the initial excitement. It went off in some directions that, at the time, I felt lessened the doom-fuelled atmosphere of the early issues.

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Help! / Re: GBH (Dead): colour? Help!
« on: 16 September, 2018, 05:24:36 pm »

Don't get me started; the boys will be wanting a Titan of Peem next...

I want a Titan of Peem!

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Prog / Re: Thrill-Coma 2010
« on: 16 September, 2018, 08:24:49 am »
From what I remember, despite that response from Tharg, Michael Carroll did eventually include an explanation: something along the lines of Hondo-Cit having given up the reconstruction as a bad job and left it half-done.

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 15 September, 2018, 07:59:25 pm »
Interested to know if you enjoyed the last couple of Bad Company stories, Frank, since Milligan pretty much takes your preferred approach to the idea of resurrecting characters.

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 15 September, 2018, 06:53:01 pm »
I find Wulf more interesting dead, if I'm honest. As Richard says, his demise gave us Rage, which is probably the best S/D story. I prefer the idea of Johnny rotating his partners, as it were - Middenface is my preferred option anyway.

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 15 September, 2018, 06:17:39 pm »
I support the resurrection because it allowed the series to move forward. I'm lukewarm on the actual mechanics of it - wouldn't have bothered me if the series had just continued with a different lead or ensemble cast - but it's proved worthwhile overall.

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 13 September, 2018, 06:46:31 am »
I thought Harrison's art was great - on the basis of a recent re-read, it was one of the few good things about The Final Solution. (Particularly fond of his Middenface.) At the time, I found the story quite exciting on a weekly basis, but read as a whole it doesn't hold up particularly well.

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 08 September, 2018, 11:13:32 am »
I'm firmly in the camp that wants to see continuity moving forward, not stuck in a flashback bubble. The S/D flashback stories are frequently excellent, but they didn't lure me back to 2000AD.

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 08 September, 2018, 10:38:26 am »
I, on the other hand, returned to reading 2000AD after a 5-6 year hiatus because of the resurrection story. Strontium Dog is one of the few reasons I still read the prog.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 06 September, 2018, 08:17:27 pm »
Undoubted legend, Mr. Burt Reynolds, age 82.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2097 - Psychos A-Go-Go!
« on: 06 September, 2018, 07:58:52 pm »
And when was the last time we saw sight of Ampney Crucis?

About five years ago? Maybe it in turn was supplanted in the supernatural detective stakes by the infinitely superior Absalom.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2097 - Psychos A-Go-Go!
« on: 06 September, 2018, 07:17:26 pm »
Dandridge was great - wish we'd got more of it, but maybe Tharg felt there were enough strips already doing the supernatural detective thing. (If he did, it should've been Ampney Crucis that got the dunt.)

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General / Re: No Prog?
« on: 05 September, 2018, 06:56:25 pm »
Mine dropped this morning  :)

Thought your voice sounded deeper.

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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 05 September, 2018, 05:58:50 pm »
... and Revere.

1994 may not start well, but the presence of Revere, one of the finest stories ever published in the prog, is at least something. Interesting to see how it reads on a week in week out basis - it is spectacularly powerful read as a whole, but it really hits its stride in book 2, once the direction of the series becomes clear.

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