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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 19 October, 2019, 06:33:22 pm »
Was anyone on the march or in Parliament Square today?

I skipped the march and went straight to Parliament Square.

Prog / Re: Prog 2153 - All Hail El Presidente
« on: 15 October, 2019, 09:26:56 pm »
Yeah, I liked Fay Dalton. Seconded.

Tordelback has summed up my feelings about that story. Although I did like the bit when Smiley was sliced in half lengthways.

Film & TV / Re: El Camino -A Breaking Bad Movie
« on: 14 October, 2019, 11:11:48 pm »
I enjoyed all of it. I didn't think it was too long, it was two hours, which is standard. When the tv series ended, I thought that was a satisfactory ending which didn't need to be followed up, but having seen this I'm glad they did. It's just brilliant stuff.

General / Re: Carlos Cruz artist on Dr Mesmer's Revenge Question
« on: 14 October, 2019, 06:20:08 pm »
He did Bloodfang for Eagle. There's a list on his Wikipedia article.

General / Re: Quick couple of Dredd questions - Can anyone help please??
« on: 13 October, 2019, 10:22:15 pm »
There's another story about a jimp at a gangster's birthday party, The Simping Detective: Fifteen, in Megazine 237, although I can't remember if the gangster was 100.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 12 October, 2019, 03:57:11 pm »
Oh well. I don’t blame them at all, they’re a business and this is the first Crisis reprint (I think) so I guess it will be hard to predict sales.

All we can do it is buy the first one and hope for the best!

There have been reprints of other stories from Crisis, but I think this is the first time 3WW has been.

It would seem it has been reprinted previously:


No it hasn't. That eBay item is the forthcoming new one. I don't know if that's above board or not.

Prog / Re: Prog 2152 - Watch the world burn!
« on: 06 October, 2019, 10:29:20 am »
I like the little note-taking robot in Dredd.

Film & TV / Re: Scorsese makes Joker movie - or The Death of Culture
« on: 06 October, 2019, 12:33:05 am »
Just saw it tonight. It's brilliant. Not for everyone, perhaps, but I think that is a matter of personal taste, not a defect in the film. When I read a two word review that just says "it's crap," that tells me more about the reviewer than it tells anyone about the film. Phoenix will be nominated for an Oscar.

It's not an action movie. It's a dark and brutal character study of how a mentally ill but initially decent man spirals down into becoming vengeful and ultimately evil. I think the trailer (at least the trailer I saw) accurately shows the tone of the film.

It reminded me of Nightcrawler, and I think that is a good litmus test. If you liked / disliked that film, your reaction to Joker will probably be the same.

Other Reviews / Ragtime Soldier
« on: 05 October, 2019, 05:10:39 pm »
Ragtime Soldier, a new World War I story by Pat Mills and new artists Gary Welsh and Philip Vaughan, in Great War Dundee no. 1, is now available online here: https://discovery.dundee.ac.uk/files/38849747/GREAT_WAR_DUNDEE.pdf (desktop version, 96 MB) and here: https://discovery.dundee.ac.uk/files/39072837/GREAT_WAR_DUNDEE_compressed_1_.pdf (mobile version, 40 MB).
It's much like Charley's War, and I liked it. There's also a text article by Pat at the end.

Film & TV / Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
« on: 01 October, 2019, 07:00:00 pm »
To be fair, it wasn't an occasion for half-measures!

Film & TV / Re: PREACHER has ended... thoughts?
« on: 30 September, 2019, 06:33:30 pm »
There's still a time and a place for Preacher today, if it's done properly. But it wasn't. Some of the cast were excellent, but the whole thing was let down by shit writing. I expected some departures from the comic, as that is to be expected with any adaptation. But the writers were so keen to do their own thing that it turned into something else. That whole sub-plot with Arseface and Hitler was a boring waste of time. The whole of season one was about Jesse Custer being a preacher before he embarks in his search for God, which isn't the point of Preacher at all. Starr and the Saint don't do anything until season two. And the two seasons I bothered to watch were based on the two least interesting story arcs in the comic -- Odin Quincannon and New Orleans. (Although I did enjoy the bit where Odin urinates in the mayor's briefcase.)

There were some good bits. The whole episode in Las Vegas was absolutely brilliant. The actors playing Cass and Starr were perfect, and Ruth Negga was so good that I didn't mind that she looked different to Tulip in the comic. But overall, I thought it was a wasted opportunity, and it has put me off watching The Boys in case it's the same.

Prog / Re: Prog 2150 - You want Thrills, Earthlets?
« on: 27 September, 2019, 11:43:16 am »
Future Shock: The ending was confusing and it didn't make sense.

The robots were released from their programming by the virus the protagonist used to get them to turn against the tyrant. The robots then turned against all the other humans too. They were the real slaves.

General / Re: 2000 AD ART STARS - HALO JONES
« on: 26 September, 2019, 03:57:13 pm »
I think we have a winner!

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 26 September, 2019, 02:56:39 pm »
Apologies I should have posted the wiki link for anyone that may be interested. The PDF is available to download from here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_2000_AD_stories

Whilst I applaud who ever had taken the time to put this together, as it is certainly a great resource, I can’t help but spot a mistake on the first page - the first series of ABC Warriors from Prog 119 to Prog 139 is not listed.

This has been updated and expanded.

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