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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 08 September, 2017, 11:40:09 am »
Volume 69 I think would be one that links the Cursed Earth back to the city - a Long Walk theme perhaps?

There's a few Cursed Earth/Mutie Incursion stories that haven't been reprinted yet including: Alabammy Blimps, Dog Soldiers (and the other ToD stories that seem to have been forgotten), Monkey on my Back, as well as Radlander and Damned Ranger.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 07 September, 2017, 09:56:33 pm »
Has it been confirmed that Red Seas isn't been reprinted.  By my reckoning there are still 7 or 8 volumes with unconfirmed content so the whole series could easily be squeezed in.  I known none of the cast appear on the spine but neither do anyone from Meltdown Man, Hewligan's Haircut, or Sooner or Later. 

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 03 April, 2017, 07:10:25 pm »
I've often wondered how Would got so obsessed with cucumbers being a viking, as isn't it a New World fruit?* Then again, the Norsemen did cross the great divide centuries before that Columbus chap.

I suspect he picked it up later, though.

* I'm sure it's technically a fruit having seed thing inside.

According the Wikipedia cucumbers were first cultivated in India around 3000 years ago, and they're mentioned in the Old Testament. The first recorded mention in France is from the 9th century so maybe he visited France on a raid.

Botanically they're a fruit but they're treated as a vegetable from a culinary point of view.

Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 26 March, 2017, 02:17:04 am »
not all of them

Huh, so they weren't  :-[.  I'd completely forgotten about three entire stories (The Whisperer, Deja Vu, and Damocles).  I guess they could show up in "Independent Operators".

Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 23 March, 2017, 10:59:11 pm »
i can see the demarco stories showing up in independant operators actually

A couple of pages (and weeks late) but the Demarco stories were reprinted in the Simping Detective volume of the Mega Collection.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 22 January, 2017, 04:28:00 pm »
I was reading the Mega-Collection version of "Chasing Herod" last night and suddenly noticed that Lucy Melmoths' rather fetching zebra-print outfit had an actual tail attached, although it would appear to have been dropped by the time Pussyfoot 5 was published.

Books & Comics / Re: 2016 in Comics
« on: 15 December, 2016, 10:24:32 pm »
Cheers - reckon I'll get the 2nd trade but if it's coming out so slowly it's not going to break the bank. I started buying Chew and those seemed to pop up evry five minutes, I've now got 11 books with no sign of a let-up!
The Autumnlands is indeed a good, if infrequent series.  There has in fact only been five issues this year.  Lucky for you DDD chew finished last month so Volume 12 is the final one.

This year has been fairly good to me with regards to both old favourites and new series.  Highlights for me include Black Road, The Discipline, the Black Monday Murders, and Cry Havoc.  Two series which I did not think I would like based on the art, Snotgirl and She-Wolf, have also secured their place on my pull list.

Interestingly between Cry Havoc, She-Wolf, and the recently started Moonshine there have been three werewolf-based comics this year (that I know of).  Could they be replacing zombies as the "next big thing" in comics.  Another trend I've noticed recently is series set in small towns/backwoods places - Dark and Bloody, Cannibal, Moonshine, plus last years Black Magick, and Slash & Burn.  Guess small towns are good places for secrets.

Of the old favourites Saga (Izabel NOOOoooooo!), Shutter, East of West Deadly Class (despite a bit of wavering mid-year), Paper Girls, Monstress (best art in comics at the moment I believe)  Wayward, Unfollow, and Clean Room all remain on my pull list as does Revival despite the fact that I haven't got round to reading it for nearly a year.  The James Bond stories from Dynamite have also been fun romps.

The only series I've tried and dropped this year was a Dark Horse series called the Shadow Glass.  Set in Elizabethan England with lovely art I picked up the first issue and just couldn't find it interesting.  Apparently I wasn't the only one because Dark Horse dropped it and the creator (Aly Fell) had to go through a print on demand company to get the last two issues published.  Dark Horse are printing the trade next year so I might pick it up if I see it on offer anywhere.

here ends my longest post in a long time.  Now who's gonna start the "Comics to look forward to in 2017" thread.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 26 November, 2016, 08:42:26 pm »
A murderous, homophobic, corrupt, tin-pot dictator who subjugated millions of people has died (thirty years too late in my opinion) and the left is acting like a holy saint has passed away.  Fucking hell the man was one of the last hold outs of an outdated, evil ideology responsible for more death and suffering than fascism.

I hope he rots in hell 

Help! / Re: Snow in 2000AD
« on: 30 October, 2016, 09:46:55 pm »
In Dredd-world there was a fair bit of snow in "Gulag" as well as in the early parts of Devlin Waugh's "Chasing Herod" whilst the last few chapters of "Sirius Rising" were set in the Antarctic.  The last few parts of Missionary Man "Promised Land" were set during a blizzard

Also the Shimura story "Assassin" had some scenes set in winter, and there was a bit in another story set at a hot springs in winter (I think), although these were in the Megazine so do they count?.

oh and wasn't there a Dredd story where Old Stony Face used snow to stop the craze of nudity/naturism, or was that just cold rain?

Beyond Dredd the Mercy Heights story "Dead of Winter" was set on a icy planet, and one of Rose O'Rions adventures started on a similar world.

Megazine / Re: Henry Flint interrogated?
« on: 25 October, 2016, 05:06:26 pm »
No probs  :)

Megazine / Re: Henry Flint interrogated?
« on: 23 October, 2016, 08:05:35 pm »
Twice in the Megazine, once as part of the old "Interrogation Cube" series in Meg 214 and more recently a full interrogation in Meg 258

Prog / Re: Prog 2001 - Hungry for Thrills
« on: 05 October, 2016, 09:21:51 pm »
I popped in to speculate on who the mystery judge we are clearly supposed to think is Anderson but equally clearly isn't is, but I think Frank might have nailed it already. Any other suggestions?

Isn't the Kazan clone wheelchair bound?

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 27 August, 2016, 09:39:32 pm »
Pubs wot don't clean their beer lines properly. Without being overly enthusiastic about either, I know Doom Bar and SA Gold shouldn't smell and taste of vinegar.
Back when I lived in pubs (1974-90) failure to clean your lines regularly and properly was a serious offence for a landlord or manager, as I recall one or two people were dismissed by John Smiths for said offence.

Having said that the chemicals we used back then were a bit less eco-friendly than the stuff they use these days and would probably make your drink taste worse than vinegar.

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 11 August, 2016, 09:37:56 pm »
Spoiler free warning - Volume two of Wic+Div ends with one of the biggest WTF! moments I've ever read in a comic.

Prog / Re: Prog 1993 : MINDCRIMES!
« on: 11 August, 2016, 12:56:52 pm »
I've not noticed the shield on Anderson's shoulder eagle before. Is this a new thing?

Also the Judges are wearing their Lawgivers on their belts rather than in their boots, either it's a new uniform or it's an option for Judges when their expecting to be on their feet a lot rather than biking it (which makes sense)

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