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Messages - Colin YNWA

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So Prog 1200 comes and, well we'll get tot he content in a bit but man I'm no fan of the format.

And as the logo thread is a hot property right now I'm also no fan of the mast head either.

Also Chris Blythe whose colour I often love and admire seems to be doing a little too much shiney shiny at this time too. Don't remember this lasting.

Right old group me tonight aren't I!

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Prog / Re: Prog 2140 - Deep in the Bone
« on: 13 July, 2019, 03:21:20 pm »
What a striking cover, really bold and I love it.

The Dredd was a fun one off by McConville, with some lovely art by Tom Foster. Seemed to go a little overboard on the lighting effects in the aircraft which I found a little distracting from his otherwise sharp style. Minor complaint at the end of the day.

Indigo Prime continues in fine style. It'll be interest to get a sense of the pacing when this latest run is read of one. Here feels like we're been thrown into the dramatic finale of a high octane movie. It works but I'm intrigued how it will read as a whole.

Anderson truddles on and for me isn't getting there.

Absalom is magnificent a really nice pay off to the set up from a couple of weeks ago. Took me a little bit to get into the rhythm of episode, but when I did it just sang. Brilliant.

Finally Thistlebone seems to stab the horror home, but I wonder if its playing with us. The fact that I'm feverishly guessing and counter guessing speaks volumes for the quality of this story.

Nice Prog.

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Books & Comics / Re: Daredevil fans in the house?
« on: 13 July, 2019, 02:30:35 pm »
I've not read much Waid after this run - for no reason other than I'm not reading much superhero stuff at all and he's not done a title I'm interesting in since this - well was tempted by his Black Widow but for whatever reason just haven't got to it. Anyway he's done some superb stuff prior to this - his track record is hard to match - but for all that this is indeed his magnum opus.

So on another point I've decided on my all time top DD runs (by writer largely though a number of artist have played a significent part to each of these runs) list and its:

Nocenti > Waid >>> Bendis > Brubaker > Miller + Janson* >>>> everything else

*[Normalfontsize] I'm excluding 'Born Again' here as its possibly the best DD story ever but at only 7 issues I don't think it counts as a 'run' and brilliant as it is I don't want to add it to this big run as it'd muddy the waters. [/Normalfontsize]

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Books & Comics / Re: Modern Spider-Man help!
« on: 13 July, 2019, 02:11:56 pm »
Not read a lot of modern stuff - there seems to be a lot of stuff knocking around - but I'd echo Kraven's Last Hunt as a stonecold classic and to my mind its perfect for an imaginative 14 year old if they want something a bit different.

From my time (80s) the Roger Stern stuff, particularly the Hobgoblin saga is just tops and normally can be found in one trade or another.

The recent(ish) Fever by Brendan McCarthy is brilliant - if atypical.

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Books & Comics / Re: Daredevil fans in the house?
« on: 12 July, 2019, 09:16:45 pm »
Okay so re-read the whole Mark Waid run, with a host of wonderful artists, most notably Chros Samnee and I'm ready to make the call. Its a tough call but its gotta be made, so ... well ya know nerds and lists so here you go...

... ready...

Nocenti >Waid.

Now these are two mighty titans and the Waid run is just brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.Probably my favourite mainstream (DC / Marvel) is probably (possibly) my favourite of the 21st Century - certainly given the Wally West Flash run doesn't really count for that being mainly a late 80s 90s title. Anyway Waid immerses himself in Matt and in a number of really tight, well plotted archs really, quite breathtakingly keeps the tension going. Its series of tales just relentlessly build excitment, release, builds excitment release, builds excitment - release. The longer stories that run across these mini-masterpieces for the same. The run as a whole does the same.

Its just the best paper turner ever. While managing to be whipsmart and a wonderful character piece at the same time.

Just glorious.

So why does Nocenti top it. If only just. Similar Waid's run so so solidly in the superhero genre and world. Its a supreme example of the form. Nocenti stretches things a little more. Nocenti is bolder and just shakes your expectations. Waid meets your expectations perfectly time and again its not got the chaotic innovation and fearlessnes of Nocenti's masterpiece.

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Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: 12 July, 2019, 05:18:59 pm »
This thread. Just read down (or up depending on how you organise things) this thread.

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 12 July, 2019, 10:12:18 am »
Must dig in to Auster some day - I think I read a story once about a gambler who was forced to dig ditches on some guy's land to repay a poker debt, which I really enjoyed - was that him?

That's 'Music of Chance' from the Auster golden age I mention below. Interesting runs almost opposite to the 2000ad one. The only answer to this is of course while 2000ad was a bit rubbish Paul Auster stopped reading it and therefore had more time to concentrate on his books... its clearly the reason.

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Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: 12 July, 2019, 10:10:30 am »
Reckon i'll get a lite - as well as getting mario od. maria kart and darkest dungeon - please could i have some recommendations please?

When I got mine being a none gamer I asked a similar question and if you nosey down here I've found this thread a really helpful resource for answering just that question.

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Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: 12 July, 2019, 06:10:49 am »
I'm the opposite to radiator in that we mainly play on screen and only use hand held when in the car our out and about so for me the Switch lite would be a step back. Like the price tag mind!

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Prog / Re: Logos Through the Ages
« on: 11 July, 2019, 09:13:08 pm »
I used to love the Chrome logo. In many ways 'my' logo - see the point about James Bond, Doctor Who and nostaglia from before.

When the logos were on t-shirts and key rings not that long along I bounced along to buy those ones... stopped... looked at it.... and it slowly daned on me, however hard I tried to resist ... that it was actually... well.... pretty damned rubbish.

It was a moment of revalation I didn't enjoy. I've not watched a Roger Moore James Bond since...

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 11 July, 2019, 09:09:56 pm »
I'd go with his 90s stuff. Music of Chance, Leviathon, Mr Vertigo and if you want something pretty different Timbuktu. All really good.

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Off Topic / Re: Where dust goes to gather...
« on: 10 July, 2019, 09:00:54 pm »
Actually he's in Canada - he probably just splits open the belly of a moose (or is it caribou there?) and stuffs them in there.

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Off Topic / Re: Where dust goes to gather...
« on: 10 July, 2019, 07:51:36 pm »
beware the fishy one!! he's merely stringing us along hoping for a bite...

Yeah I remember him teasing us with this years ago. I need closure or my trust in our fishy (once) overlord will be be tarnished. I think he's just thrown up a couple of BnQ (or whatever they have in Canada) black tube plastic shelves and thrown everything in boxes on those.

Prove its not so, come on I'm calling you out.

Its a shelf* porn off...

*[Normalfontsize] This originally said 'self porn' but that was too weird so I edited it so no one will ever know [\normalfontsize]

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Prog / Re: Logos Through the Ages
« on: 10 July, 2019, 07:18:08 am »
Good work Funt Solo that makes for an interesting view. Always good to see the tweaks and turns the logo has undergone. Have to say the current one does a good job - when its not being entirely over-written!

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Books & Comics / Re: John Constantine to join the Sandman universe
« on: 10 July, 2019, 07:12:29 am »
Okay so I skipped this when I saw it announced on Bleeding Cool having lost all interest in such matters, didn't even open their article about it.

Now I read this and see its Spurrioso and I see what a fool I am. I'll defo be getting this. Is his The Dreaming any good?

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