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Prog / Prog 1613: Snuffed Out!
« on: 15 November, 2008, 12:15:53 pm »
Dredd by Mills and Locke.  Its an interesting one so far - multiparter and much more conventional than Pats previous oddity.  could be good, though the idea of a perp released who has been cubed up since before the Judges came to power seems perhaps too good in and of itself to be attached to the other intrigues going on in this one - one to watch

Stalag 666: Not doing anything to win heart or mind.  The bomb thing is all a bit of a tangent, and the one potentially good scene is fluffed - not sure if tis the art or the dialogue, but when Holland kills Mother, its a nice touch - the whole "You dont deserve to die - actually, thingking about it..." bit is a nice gag, but soemthing about it falls flat

ABC:  Graffiti, its a laff aint it (but lets not go there again!).  Pats ideas are nice hre, but its all a bit unwieldy and the art is doing less favours than it could with the material.

Ampney Crucis: not really grabbed me yet - as others ahve said, the LOEG lite bits last week just grated, but one to watch, wait and see.

Dante: stil havent read

Thargnote tells us about prog 2009:
Greysuit by Mills and Higgins
Dredd by Wagner and FLint
Sin Dex by Abnett and Williams
Stickleback by Edgington and I.N.J. Culbard, whoever that might be.

Prog / Prog 1611: something about talking. possibly
« on: 31 October, 2008, 02:02:27 pm »
Wrap around Clint Langley cover is an oddity - good to see all that material from the ABC Warriors novels seems to be permeating the strip, as it is enjoyably bonkers Mills at his finest.

Dredd is not, as I suspected a Wagner mutie storyline, but happily, it is an Al Ewing mutie storyline, and so far (this being a multi-parter) a very intriguing one with a nice twist applied.

Nick Dyer returns on the future shock

Havent read Ampney Crucis or the ABCs, but looking nice artwise.

Prog / Prog 1610: It's new, it's fresh....
« on: 24 October, 2008, 01:31:51 pm »
Al Ewing and David Roach are the culprits behind Crimes against fashion, a refreshingly wacky old school Dredd that pushes the right buttons for me.  Good stuff, and a welcome respite from a series of unsatisfying Dredd shorts from the non-Wagner drawer.

Theres a future shock that I have havent read that has nice art.

Stalag continues, Lob ends in a doouble parter, and next week

Mutopia is the Dredd story - which suggest more from the Mutant Rights storyline - yay!

ABC Warriors makes a quick return

And Ampney Crucis starts - could go either way for me - will Lovecraft this be the final straw that has Lovecraft spinning OUT of his grave, such must be the centrifugal forces on his poor wee remains nowadays?  Or will it be worthy of the great man, or at least a lot of fun?  It's Edgington, so it could go either way for this reader!

Prog / Prog 1609: Shock Tactics!
« on: 17 October, 2008, 02:08:15 pm »
Yeowell Red Seas cover to commemorate the double length end of this Red Seas

Dredd by Pat Mills(!) and Smudge.  I imagine this wont have anyone eating thier words with regards BOS III - on odd one.

Stalag 666 and Lobster are also present - make of them what you will.

Prog / Prog 1608: Knot's Landing
« on: 10 October, 2008, 12:29:25 pm »
Not a full review, as I only read the bits that interested me in Nostalgia - gone are the days when I would have bought this and the new Meg that they also had there (another Rufus Tank Girl cover) in full knowledge that postie would bring a duplicate tomorrow.....though I'm itching to see how Ratfink finishes!

Cover - Lobster random by Critchlow

Dredd - to all those looking forward to a return of an old friend, he is indeed here - with Cliff Robinson on the art, making it two old friends.  Thank Grud for Wagner I says, as this really saves the prog for me after a couple of issues that I actually forgot I'd partially read!

Terror Tale - art looks pretty nice - reminds me of staz Johnson IIRC.  didnt get chance to read it though!

Lobster - Maybe if I was taking teh ssame exposition drugs as Lob I'd be enjoying this, but I've lost track of it again - Not that I dont mind having to work at a comic strip if its grabbed my attention, but Random seems too concerned with its own backstory too often.  I dont really care about his demon derived lobster claws tbh - that was the point where i kinda switched off from the strip

Stalag  -some backgrounds!  Well, some trees.  Theres a big monster too and various not very unexpected revelations.  The artist really needs to buy a cheap digital camra and go and look how Chris Weston uses phot ref to create a story that doesnt look particularly overly reffed.

Presumably theres a 5th story... erm... maybe I should have bought it after all!

Overall,  a weak prog for me, hence an appropriately weak standard of reviewing!

News / Rebellion spending spree continues:
« on: 01 September, 2008, 02:12:52 pm »
Mongoose Publishing are the latest acquisition.

Hopefully, this will see more 2000Ad games on the cards, but probably not!

The owner of our local games shop is always griping about Mongoose whenever I venture in tehre - hopefully that might change too :)


Books & Comics / Marshal Law: Origins
« on: 29 August, 2008, 06:18:18 pm »
Surprised to find a paperback version fo teh two prose Marshal Law 'novels' - Including Day Of The Dead and Cloak Of Evil, the two stories written for the abortive Cool Beans internet site .  I know Day fo the Dead came out and Cloak of Evil was due to, but I've never seen it before today, so, although not printed in full colour like Day of the Dead, good to get hold of finally!

Website and Forum / list new posts
« on: 29 June, 2008, 11:36:47 pm »
what constitutes a new post in terms of what clicking on "list new posts" will return?  Can't quite work it out - is it time based?

Prog / Prog 1590 - Welcome to the Jungle!
« on: 08 June, 2008, 09:49:21 pm »
May as well grab this one -

Great prog!
Thargs picked a good jumping on point for the Asda/SFX alliance methinks with this lineup.

Off Topic / 'Graphic' Novels
« on: 24 January, 2008, 11:24:10 am »
I was in Waterstones yesterday lunchtime, and witnessed a woman go up to a shop assistant near the grpahic novel section and ask him if the comics were suitable for children or teenagers.

He replied "Oh no.  These comics are all intended for adults.  They are 'Graphic' novels, as the name implies, they contain 'graphic' content"

Stunned by the madness, I was just wondering if I should step in, pick up a Strontium dog vol 1 and beat him around the head, when she picked up some Vertigo style book and proved his point.  I slunk off defeated.

Is it any wonder comics are a dying art in this country? Should I have put him right?  

General / A plea for Strontium dog Vol 5...
« on: 27 December, 2007, 11:50:02 pm »
Ok, so Vol 4 says its the final volume and all, but wouldnt it make more sense, given how vol 4 ends with a "coming soon" cliffhanger to include it as part of the run, rather than publish it as stand alone?

Also, there are still 2 missing stories from the first 4 volumes - "Incident at the birth of the universe" and "incident at the back o beyond" - both great tales.  Couldnt these be included to make sure its a complete collection.  Arguably, you could throw in the two text stories and "Top Dog" to create a volume very similar to the Nemesis Vol 3 thats due.

To have 4 volumes of SD case files, incomplete by just two short tales that ends on a cliffhanger that requires you read The Final Solution to resolve seems a wasted opportunity.  Or is it just me?

Film & TV / RTD on the way out?
« on: 11 December, 2007, 09:37:26 am »
If so, for me at least, its good news!

Link: Happy days?

General / Waterstones 3 for 2 thrills
« on: 29 October, 2007, 12:39:49 pm »
Waterstones are doing all GNs, including all Rebellion GNs, in their 3 for 2 offer.

If I wasn't so broke, I'd be right in there!

Prog / Prog 1558 - Button Down!
« on: 08 October, 2007, 12:43:25 pm »
Postie may have failed me, but Nostalgia and Comics haven't!

Cabs finishes and Stone Island and ABC are finished next week.

Dredd and ABCs good (but a couple of missed oppos and clunkers in ABCs I felt), Cabs middling, Button Man not working for me, and Stone Island a good way down from there.

News / pROG 2008
« on: 28 September, 2007, 11:34:00 pm »
Prog 2008 details in the new Previews

Stront is back in the Glum Affair -yay! Alpha has to spring Billy Glum from prison?

Stickleback gets an offer he cant refuse

Shakara is back



all listed, but memory hasnt held much more than that.

Armitage is back in the Meg.... why, Lord, why!?

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