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Megazine / Re: Meg 412 - Bloody But Unbowed
« on: 25 September, 2019, 11:23:26 pm »
I hope someone makes sure that the artists in future DeMarco stories put a permanent scar where that knife wound was.

Prog / Re: Prog 2150 - You want Thrills, Earthlets?
« on: 25 September, 2019, 03:17:59 pm »
Dredd is definitely the highlight this week year. Such a good episode.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 24 September, 2019, 12:24:25 pm »
The Telegraph's headline is some shite about usurper remainer judges overturning the will of the people.  ::)

(By saying the unelected executive can't suspend the elected Parliament to avoid scrutiny.)

General / Re: What to read after 9 years away?
« on: 23 September, 2019, 04:36:03 pm »
Just read all of it.

Help! / Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« on: 20 September, 2019, 08:03:35 pm »
Wreckers   523
What’s Love Got To Do With It? 525
Quarantine   526
Taxi Driver  532-533
Fire!   534
Father Time  539
My Favourite Laundrette 605

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 18 September, 2019, 08:03:57 pm »
The later books of TWW were not as good, so the plan might just be to do book 1, which is a self-contained story with an actual ending.

Megazine / Re: Meg 412 - Bloody But Unbowed
« on: 16 September, 2019, 06:24:14 pm »
My favourite bit this month was the panel in DeMarco where she pulls that guy's eyeball out!

Don't try that at home.

Prog / Re: Prog 2149 - Spiritual Awakening - 2000AD
« on: 16 September, 2019, 01:02:28 pm »
such utter ruthlessness is a new development I think

Yes, but not an unwelcome one. It's about the dehumanising effect of war, and I wonder if the writer had this in mind for this character all along. I thought it was but odd that the Norts would bother to have a war crimes investigator, but now I think the point all along might have been to contrast what Jaegir was like in her earlier stories with what she is becoming.

I second Tjm86's praise for the future shock writing too.

Other Reviews / Wildcat: Loner
« on: 15 September, 2019, 09:38:09 pm »
I've just started the Wildcat book Loner from the Treasury of British Comics, and I have to say that Dave Pugh's art is absolutely beautiful to behold. Tharg should get him back working for 2000AD at once!

Prog / Re: 2000 AD in Stages
« on: 14 September, 2019, 12:20:44 pm »
I love The Dead! Such a great story, with such great art. Must be due for a reprint by now!

Prog / Re: Prog 2149 - Spiritual Awakening - 2000AD
« on: 14 September, 2019, 12:14:06 pm »
That's a great cover, but it's a shame that the massive tag line obscures the car.

Barbarbara Grimm ends well. I may have already said this last week, but Nick Dyer's art is really good these days.

Sinister Dexter takes an interesting turn.

I enjoyed the Future Shock. Six pages instead of the usual four. A really interesting idea, and fabulous art by Fabry and Holloway. (The credit says colours by Adam Brown, so Fabry must have done more than just colour in. And it does look like his style. Pencils by Fabry and ink by Holloway maybe?)

I like Future Shocks, so I'm glad there's another one next week.

Finally, there's the last episode of Jaegir, in which the main character seems to have taken her recent captivity and torture rather badly. It will be interesting to see where her next story takes her.

General / Re: 2000 AD ART STARS - HALO JONES
« on: 12 September, 2019, 07:08:18 pm »
That one's good enough to be in the prog.

Prog / Re: Prog 2148 - Fear of the Machine!
« on: 11 September, 2019, 07:00:34 pm »
Yeah, 2000AD has always been different from other comics precisely because it tends to steer clear of happy-ever-after endings and so on. It's always been bleak and cynical. I agree that there wasn't any humour in this week's prog, but there has been recently. Sinister Dexter usually has jokes, Machine Law had the scene in The Unco-operative supermarket, and so on. Even the demon-possessed Margaret Thatcher only last week may have been Kek-W trying to lighten the mood.

Plus as Frank points out, whenever someone tries to do comedy they face a tough audience here. Why should they bother?

Prog / Re: Prog 2148 - Fear of the Machine!
« on: 09 September, 2019, 11:18:44 pm »
Yeah that 3riller should have been done in four pages.

Books & Comics / Re: Thrillpower Overload: the missing chapters
« on: 08 September, 2019, 09:56:49 pm »
Blimey Frank, you don't do things by halves!

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