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Prog / Re: Prog 2141 - Pincer movement
« on: 20 July, 2019, 09:54:58 pm »
Chris Weston is brilliant and I always look forward to seeing his work.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2140 - Deep in the Bone
« on: 20 July, 2019, 06:40:28 pm »
That was always going to be a challenge, but I would rather have new Indigo Prime than not have any.

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General / Re: When did 2000ad get good again.
« on: 18 July, 2019, 07:32:57 pm »
It doesn't. It was before he was good.

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General / Re: When did 2000ad get good again.
« on: 17 July, 2019, 08:15:00 pm »
Oh and skip Wireheads and Kid Cyborg.

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General / Re: When did 2000ad get good again.
« on: 17 July, 2019, 08:01:59 pm »
Slaughterbowl was a great story, although I think it was let down by mediocre art. It got me through the Summer Offensive. I enjoyed Inferno at the time, and although on re-reading it years later I realised it's actually rubbish, it does have fully painted art by Carlos Ezquerra and it's some of his best work ever.

The Clown is unfairly maligned, it was alright. It has a joke in it that made me unable to stop laughing for ages.

As someone else said above, Pussyfoot 5 suffers by comparison with Devlin Waugh, but taken on its own it's pretty good. Probably easier to follow if you read it all in one go instead of prog by prog.

And I have to defend Garth Ennis here. Yes, some of his Jusge Dredd stories were dire, but also some of them were pretty good, and some were excellent: Raider, Justice One, Twilight's Last Gleaming, Return of the King, The Marshal,  Ex-Men, and Unwelcome Guests are all highlights. Karl Urban mentioned Raider as one of his faves from when he was researching the role. So there!

Definitely avoid Space Girls and Drudgefather.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 July, 2019, 01:49:12 pm »
Yes it is, at the top.

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Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 16 July, 2019, 09:25:43 am »
Be patient, it'll happen. It takes a while to make a new tv series.

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Books & Comics / Re: SPACEWARP - New Venture from Pat Mills
« on: 15 July, 2019, 07:41:25 pm »
That artwork is amazing.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 14 July, 2019, 02:02:57 pm »
Apologies Moly.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 14 July, 2019, 11:55:50 am »
My mistake -- I missed the bit where you said across both collections.

Astonishing to think that so much of the comic has been reprinted so quickly.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 14 July, 2019, 11:42:44 am »
Correction: there are in fact 32 pages in an average prog. X 2140 = 68,480. Divide by 80 = 856 pages per volume. Divide by 2 (to get half the comic's output) = 428 pages per volume.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 14 July, 2019, 11:34:21 am »
I highly doubt the maths here.

If each prog has 36 pages (usually), multiply that by 2140 and you get 77,040 pages. That's just the weekly prog, not specials, annuals or the Megazine.

Divide that by 80 volumes, and you get 963 pages per volume. Are they really that big? I don't think so.

I have a complete collection, and it takes up a huge amount of space. The idea that you could reprint half of that material in 80 volumes seemed unlikely even before I started doing sums.

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if you include zenith, flesh, Harlem heroes, Dan dare, Harlem heroes there isn't a lot left

I'm sorry but that is just preposterous. If you think that's all there is to 2000AD then you just don't know the comic at all.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2140 - Deep in the Bone
« on: 13 July, 2019, 11:37:11 pm »
Tom Foster also did a Terror Tale in prog 1886.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2139 Sympathy for the Devil (Aneke cover)
« on: 13 July, 2019, 05:21:15 pm »
It had to be Rico, to explain why the psi mistook him for Dredd when she foresaw it. As for the brutality, the judges have always been bastards. Also, Rico was emotionally invested in the case, since it concerned the abduction of his nearest relative. I didn't have any problem with accepting how things turned out.

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