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Off Topic / Re: Squaxx Telling Jokes
« on: 16 November, 2017, 05:51:33 pm »
A man in a hot air balloon realised he was lost.
"Well," said the woman, "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You have risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise, which you've no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault."

Always a classic - also told about Engineering Corps and Officers.


  • Bloodline
  • A Letter to Judge Dredd
would be my noirish of his work.

Visually, I think the stories most like Bladerunner (not seen the new one yet) would be those illustrated by Will Simpson, before he went off to do Game of Thrones...

Film & TV / Re: Red Dwarf XII
« on: 13 November, 2017, 01:02:07 pm »
High definition didn't do Holly any favours - I know age comes to us all, but I think a little pixelation or soft-focus might have made those scenes a little less jarring (or maybe I'm just morbid as I recently had a birthday!)

As for some of the topics that have come up on this thread - I loved the first two series and immediately liked RDIII less from the moment the leccy guitars kicked in.  Not saying I haven't liked the series, just not as much as the first two.

Games / Re: The Board Game Thread
« on: 10 November, 2017, 09:40:59 pm »
Has Block War been mentioned on the forum yet?  Hope it doesn't take as long to come out as the Munchkin Apocalpyse Judge Dredd expansion!

Books & Comics / Re: Done with everything?
« on: 10 November, 2017, 09:13:49 pm »
The only things I buy regularly these days come from the House of Tharg.  Whenever Neil Gaiman brings out another new Sandman I get that (slightly less than once a decade - I can cope with that volume).  As for everything else, I don't have the space to store them or time to read them. 

Pre-empting any suggestions about 'not having space to store them', if I were to ever go digital I'd have to have a much bigger screen (and more importantly, higher resolution) than anything I've tried reading a comic on.  I was in hospital a few years ago and somebody lent me an iPad pre-loaded with a comic reader and a number of subscriptions - while it was good to read them, there were two modes - full page where you couldn't read the lettering and readable lettering where you had to keep scrolling sideways and down for each page.

Something that has spurred me to read a wider variety, outside of Tooth and Meg, has been finding out about a comic group run by the local library.  Once a month I'm heading off after work, picking up a new supply of graphic novels (unfortunately series that look interesting invariably don't have their first issue available), trying to read as much of them as possible before the next month.  Currently on my list to pick up in future months:
  • My Favourite Thing is Monsters
  • Constantine: World Going Down (I think, might have got a word or two wrong there)
  • Amulet (they had volumes two, three, four and two copies of volume five, but not the first)
  • Bad Houses
  • Life Sucks
  • Snotgirl
  • Giant Days (another without the first volume)

Film & TV / Re: Rian Johnson to create all new STAR WARS trilogy
« on: 10 November, 2017, 08:51:40 pm »
I think it's good news, though will reserve proper judgement until the 14th of December.

Also.  This thing about the series taking place in a hitherto unexplored part of the galaxy... If that means it has no connection with anything we've seen before, what would actually make it Star Wars?

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 08 November, 2017, 12:40:16 pm »
Interesting mention that there's little actual blood in Nemesis' sword battles - that's largely down to censorship. By this point it was almost a running battle between Mills/O'Neill and the IPC management, who insisted on inspecting every page artwork before it went to press - O'Neill would submit pages full of gore, and the assistant art-editors ("bodgers") would be ordered to white-out anything too extreme, especially blood-sprays - look out for suspicious white spaces in otherwise detailed panels, and a classic example where Nemesis plunges his sword up to the hilt in a guy's chest, but they've removed the blade coming out of his back, so it looks like one of those collapsible prop-swords.

Co-incidentally one of Kev's first jobs on the prog.

Re: Block Mania - McMahon absolutely hated drawing this strip because every other panel was a humungous crowd scene, and it's one of the reasons he drew less and less Dredd from here on.

That's an understatement - I've a feeling he didn't draw Dredd again until Howler, decades later (Titan covers and a page of Tharg's Head Revisited notwithstanding).

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 08 November, 2017, 12:38:54 pm »
Someone pointed out here recently that Nemesis does appear at the start. Cover of prog 222  :o A great spot!
(I'm on Space Spinner 25 or something so don't know how the Space Spinner guys treat this)

Ha! Very good point Fungus old chap. I was looking at that cover the other day and admiring the Nemesis Torque figure flanking it and it never occured to me this is probably Nemesis first actual full body appearance.

Had he not already appeared on the last page of Olric's Great Quest in the Sci-Fi Special?  Not sure what dates the respective progs were released?

General / Re: List of all the Dredd film sequel/Prequel comics...?
« on: 08 November, 2017, 12:36:37 pm »
Looks complete to me.  I gather the Dead World will be the last 2012 tie-in :-(  Presumably to allow for future tie-ins to be Judge Dredd: Mega-City One based...

Welcome to the board / Re: Greetings!
« on: 08 November, 2017, 12:35:24 pm »
Yes, the Summer Offensive led to a lot of people lapsing.  What brought you back?  Welcome to the forum!

Events / Re: Glasgow Xmas night oot *sigh*
« on: 08 November, 2017, 12:34:53 pm »
I had no idea there was a Charing Cross in Glasgow - how did it get it's name?  The one in London was named after the saxon word for 'bend in the river' with the cross from the Eleanor Cross erected in the 13th Century...

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 08 November, 2017, 12:31:52 pm »
I live in a country which has Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary and where Jacob Rees-Mogg is thought of as a credible and plausible next PM. Things can get a lot darker.

I'd be hesitant about going to some countries when, instead of working to get you released, the foreign secretary actually doubles your sentence...

Prog / Re: Prog 2056 - Bringing the House Down!
« on: 04 November, 2017, 03:01:09 pm »
I didn't recognise who it was until John McCrea was pointed out, but I can see it now...

p.s. thanks Eamonn!

Games / Re: Rogue Trooper Redux
« on: 04 November, 2017, 02:58:17 pm »
Actually I think I had the Goldeneye remake which was OK and a Call of Duty (World at War?) which made me feel queasy when it lavished war porn love on the flamethrower and asked me to shoot unarmed prisoners.

I had no idea standard shoot-em-ups were that bad.  I've just done a quick google and found a few complaints that they allow you to commit war crimes in-game, but are there games where you're actually required to commit war crimes in order to successfully complete the missions?  Using flame-throwers in close combat, executing unarmed and wounded prisoners, destroying civilian buildings, etc?

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