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Prog / Re: Prog 1913 Knight Terrors
« on: 15 January, 2015, 03:37:27 pm »
Dredd: Love it. Salivacious art, and I feel like the story is finally getting into gear. I have two problems, though. Anderson looks too young (unless there's a Dreddworld reason for that I've missed?),

I think Greg has modelled his version on everybody's favourite cosplayer and Planet Replica's official model Integra Fairbrook
Oh yeah, I see that now.

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Prog / Re: Prog 1913 Knight Terrors
« on: 13 January, 2015, 10:44:01 am »
Six months into my re-subscription to the two mags, I feel like I'm finally grokking the modern 2000AD as opposed to the 20-year-old memories of the comic I've had since I unsubscribed in the early 90's. Saturday morning post is becoming one of the highlights of the week!

Dredd: Love it. Salivacious art, and I feel like the story is finally getting into gear. I have two problems, though. Anderson looks too young (unless there's a Dreddworld reason for that I've missed?), and the strip so far feels like an awesome 60-page graphic novel arbitrarily split into weekly installments.

Ulysses Sweet: This is a new one on me. It's a grower, but I hope it doesn't out-stay its welcome. The guffaw humour is a nice change of pace. Anyone else spend too long staring at that hamburger? That was one fine looking hamburger.

Orlok: Great strip. Feels kind of old-school. Early days but loving the pace.

The Order: I'll admit I sometimes tire of the genre-crossover game, but this one has me in its claws. Funny this week, too.

Savage: As an old reader who has clearly forgotten most of what he ever knew about the ABC Warriors (which probably wasn't much), this one has me skidding around for context. The strip's politics are a bit on the nose but I can live with that. Can anyone point me at a good resource for how this strip intersects with ABC?

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Help! / Re: Can no longer post or reply!
« on: 13 January, 2015, 10:12:13 am »
All sorted, thanks!

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General / Re: JANUARY ART COMP - THE DARK JUDGES
« on: 13 January, 2015, 09:54:32 am »
You know those times where you wish you had any artistic talent whatsoever?

Loving this thread!

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Help! / Re: Can no longer post or reply!
« on: 13 January, 2015, 09:34:14 am »
Woe is me.

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Help! / Re: Netflix or equivalent? Recommendation please
« on: 12 January, 2015, 01:31:40 pm »
We have both Netflix and Amazon at the moment. Honestly, I mostly have Amazon because the Prime 1-day delivery you get bundled with it is really useful, but it has had its moments.

Far and away, though, Netflix is the superior service. It's excellent value for money.

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Help! / Can no longer post or reply!
« on: 12 January, 2015, 11:19:31 am »
Hi!

Now I admit, it's been a while since I was last here, but don't punish the rest of the board for my absence!

Can I have my posting privs back please? :)

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General / Prevarication complete
« on: 12 June, 2014, 10:54:20 am »
I um'd. I ah'd. But I finally did it. I got the combi magazine subscription. My first prog arrived just yesterday.

It was a weird feeling, getting a 2000AD in the post. For all the years I collected it in my youth, it was always with a trip to the news-agent or WHSmith's. I loved that ritual, in fact.

So, it feels great to have it delivered to my door, but also strangely...passive as well. I'll get over it.

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Games / Re: New Judge Dredd Rulebook and Miniatures
« on: 25 October, 2013, 03:17:44 pm »
Good luck with this one Matt!

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Games / Dredd PBeM RPG - anyone know of one?
« on: 25 October, 2013, 02:09:58 pm »
Hey all,

Does anyone know of any PBeM Dredd RPG groups and/or the forums in which they're being played? GW, Mongoose d20, or Mongoose Traveller, I don't really mind.

If I can't find one, I might be interested in starting one. Any interest from the Dredderati around here?

Cheers!

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Books & Comics / Re: Halo Jones - How did Alan Moore do that?
« on: 18 October, 2013, 01:24:44 pm »
Halo is without a doubt my favourite 2000AD series, and a contender for my favourite comic strip of all time. I spend an unhealthy portion of my day imagining what a HBO-like TV series set on the Hoop would be like (it would be awesome, of course).

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Integra Fairbrook looks like a Gibson drawing come to life. Beautiful.

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General / Re: Catching up, one graphic novel at a time
« on: 28 August, 2013, 04:03:20 pm »
I adore Necropolis for all manner of reasons, but read in isolation it's a good but hardly essential read. What makes it so extraordinary is not just the extra-textuality of The Dead Man, but the fact that the storylines of Kraken, Dredd's aging and his dissatisfaction with his role in MC1 played out across several individual episodes and innumerable, seemingly casual lines in unrelated stories over the two or three years between Oz and Necropolis.
I agree almost completely. At the time I thought Necropolis was only average, but everything leading up to Dredd's long walk, and the mystery and reveal of The Dead Man's identity (guessed by my buddy before me -- git!) was absolute gold, some of my favourite ever Dredd.

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General / Re: Catching up, one graphic novel at a time
« on: 27 August, 2013, 08:51:09 pm »
I can imagine rattling through those collections was a treat :-) Got back on board myself just before
Trifecta and you'll of course love that...
It was like being a kid again, when I'd unload a box full of 2000AD's and spend entire Sundays reading them. :)

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Have had a niggling doubt myself that in my 20 years in the 2000ad wilderness, I was missing so much quality stuff but realize through people's comments (& podcasts) that things were very lean in the 90's. It wasn't me and the inevitable loss of my faculties! Just the progs! [Combs hair proudly]
I've had the same regrets! There was a time when I was a kid that Dredd consumed every geek calorie I burned.

There is much wisdom in this thread! Thanks everyone for your answers, it looks like I'll be catching up on the CCF's. :)

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General / Re: Catching up, one graphic novel at a time
« on: 27 August, 2013, 08:46:36 pm »
*This of course reveals that there is a third way get to eBay and get the Progs themselves. You get Dredd and so much more besides. It was certainly a very interesting time in the comics history and from about 950 there is a slow (feels very slow at times) and steady up turn in quality until you reach the heights of today's 2000ad (well not specifically the very very current run which... no need to go there...)
That was my first instinct, as I've still got all my old progs and the idea of building out the collection appealed to the same collector's instinct I had when I was a kid. But, we're about to downsize and I made a promise to myself (and my wife!) that I'd stop accumulating stuff. This is why I'm limiting myself to collections and why I'm buying the mags in digital form these days.

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