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Messages - Colin YNWA

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General / Re: Judge Minty (Judge Dredd fan film)
« on: 08 October, 2019, 04:49:38 pm »

Minty now at 913,000

Is there a grand prize for the millionth viewer?

Books & Comics / Re: New and upcoming partworks
« on: 07 October, 2019, 09:32:26 pm »
What size are they damnit!

They were a similar size to the Ultimate/Mega Collection books.

Thanks and damnit - that raises a significent doubt as to whether I'll get this...

Books & Comics / Re: New and upcoming partworks
« on: 06 October, 2019, 09:03:37 pm »
The order of the books as shelved seems way off in their images too. It doesn’t start with ...Gaul.

Oh good spot - its way out of whack. It also seems they will have the text books, compliations and not the new volume (out later this year as I recall)

Books & Comics / Re: New and upcoming partworks
« on: 06 October, 2019, 08:00:36 pm »
Oh I don't do this type of thing but the Asterix books are tempting - just depends how big they are. It would be lovely to have a nice uniform collection but ... well size does matter. I have a copy of some collection or other that's been done in the past and its a little small. If these are the same size as the 2000ad ultimate collections will I be able to get over it???

As for the collection size it does depend a little on what they count. 35 with another in the way couple of compliation books and things like How Obelix feel into the cauldron and 12 Tasks - may keep some back for a possible extension?

What size are they damnit!

Books & Comics / Re: Matt 'the other' Wagner
« on: 06 October, 2019, 02:13:48 pm »
Got it, read it, love it. Its really quite brilliant. The only disappointment is when Grendal Prime loses his space helmet. He looked so cool in  his clear space helmet. I know it served no pupose but looking cool is important in comics.

Onto more important matters. The idea of space Grendal cast away from a dead human race to start a new Grendal clone humanity engaging with aliens to see if they will be suitable partners just feels so rich and full of potential. Throw into that mix a fight with a giant alien space insectoid and this just oozes a master of his form, knowing how to make great story.


Books & Comics / Re: Rok the God Kickstarter
« on: 06 October, 2019, 11:32:07 am »
I'd love it to have been Rebellion taking up the sponsorship tier.

Time will tell.

Must admit that was my first thought. As you say we'll see.

Music / Re: Upcoming Gigs
« on: 06 October, 2019, 09:38:27 am »
Sebadoh at Manchester Academy 2.

Well magnificent as ever and check out Lou's 12 string.

Fantastic as they may be two things struck me.

Firstly how quiet in was, in terms of audience size. I mean Sebadoh might not be lauded in quite the same way as some Indie heroes of the 90s be damn they are a magnificent band and should be.

Secondly how lush Lou Barlow's hair is after all this time and turmoil. Rocks a glorious mop and maybe that's why it was so quiet all us aging expanding indie kids are just jealous of his lack of follical challenge?!?

Prog / Prog 2152 - Watch the world burn!
« on: 06 October, 2019, 09:27:17 am »
Behind a magnificent Cliff Robinson cover lies a Prog on the ground work being laid out over the last couple of weeks.

Dredd is just magnificent. The fragile diplomacy providing a veil over motives as thin as a golden spray job. Quite now much character Wagner and MacNeil are able to imbue into our robotic dictator is wonderful to behold. Yet another masterclass from these two as we get the added bonus on Dredd slipping of to... well we'll see...

Defoe has lost me already alas and a low point in this otherwise stella Prog.

Brink I was speaking of masterclasses before and here's one in how to do an exposition dump, with only a tiny pretense of being anything other than that and make it compelling reading all the same. Adore the exhausted last page as well. Also nice touch having us look in through the HSD logo on that title panel. Should I be reading more into the fact it reversed other than that's our point of view?

Hope Under Fire is brutal and brilliant in equal measure.

The Fall of Deadworld is brutal and brilliant in equal measure.

Another 4 out of 5 but those 4 make it feel like a five-for.

Books & Comics / Re: Rok the God Kickstarter
« on: 06 October, 2019, 08:34:58 am »
Wow the Kickstarter got a real boost as someone - or a company you'd assume - have popped for the top level reward and will be the sponsers of Radford Reds which had thrown the Kickstarter towards the half way mark. Would love to know who and hopefully we'll find out soon enough.

Trouble is this might mask a little the rapidly dwindling number of other backer at lower tiers. Its interesting over on another thread there's a link to a Kickstarter from Etherington Brothers and they have smashed it after 4 days and are at the £72,000+ mark after a similar time. The majority of the Etherington's is a load of £75 backers after two hardcovers. Now I have no idea how these things work and they are very different products - Etherington's is a how to write and draw comics package - but two Kickstarters from two sets of very talented comic folks and two very different outcomes to date. I wonder if there are differences in how the Etherington's go about marketing these things, or is it just that backers what something that feels special like a hardcover - though of course that changes the amount you need to raise...

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2019
« on: 04 October, 2019, 08:11:00 pm »
Don't think I've seen this but I've just picked up my copy of Previews and as well as the 2000ad and Meg stuff we're seen on the linkie down thread there a solicitation for a HC Billy's Boots collection. Its not a strip I know but one I believe folks who do remember findly.

112 pages for $18.99 (whatever that will translate as by December about about £24 the way things are going !)

Prog / Re: 2000 AD in Stages
« on: 04 October, 2019, 06:55:59 am »
Wow that's really telling.The number of thrills there as you say is striking and 'Unstable Growth'  seems to be the perfect title as it sums up exactly what seems to be happening. Especially borne out my having (or choosing I suspose?) to run Daily Dredds in the Prog.

Loving the new banner.

Film & TV / Re: That gum you like is going to come back in style -
« on: 03 October, 2019, 09:44:20 pm »
This reminds me;I've yet to see the latest new series of Twin Peaks!

I must amend this situation soon.

You must its brilliant.

Books & Comics / Re: Matt 'the other' Wagner
« on: 03 October, 2019, 03:59:40 pm »
God Matt Wagner is good, so very good.

I'd love to see him do Dredd.

Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 02 October, 2019, 09:51:02 pm »

Comics with backbone.

So since 1289 we've seen the thrills fall away. Bec and Kawl, came, impressed no one (well not me anyway) and slipped quickly aside (to come back soon as I recall). Death shined darkly and briefly. To be replaced by Tor Cyan seeming to confusion a desire from folks to see more Rogue Trooper with a need to force a convaluted link between Tor and Rogue. It was all very clunky.

There some okay Future Shocks a good Terror Tale or two and Sinister Dexter pops in and out with some fine thrills.

While all these swirl around Tharg's organ its delightful that there's a firm spine holding up his end. Both 13 and Dredd Sin City are great. Sin Cityis good Dredd. I don't think its the best Dredd but its really good. There's a lot going on and while Kev Walker gives it wonderful solidity, the story does run to all sorts of places and corners. Its suits the theme but can make it a little messy... and I am left wondering what happened to Marsha, did she get out of Denry? I love the final fight with Muerte at the end after all that chaos all that evil that Dredd just takes him down. No messing, just Dredd. Nice story.

As is 13 which again starts by throwing lots of things around as our ne'er-do-well 'hero' encounters more and more challenges. Narky bouncer, hard bald men, crazy alien(ish) dog thingies, bent not coppers and magic disappearing handcuffs. While all this is going on though a story by Mike Carey is defty being crafted in the background. Its a good solid story as we learn about the world from Joe's mysterious gost amazonian, held in a peral and just waiting to get solid to unleash here full ... well read it and find out. Iyts well worth it. The art from Andy Clarke is also solid and real. Its delightful stuff.

So yes while all around it is spinning and swirling - sometimes in needlessly convulted ways - its delightful to have such solid reliable thrills providing tough muscular excitment providing a spine for it all.

Mind when you look at the line-up for 1300 just around the corner  looks like we're going to have the spine and all the lovely bits as well... lets see after a wee break...

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2019
« on: 02 October, 2019, 01:28:16 pm »
Peter Hogan returning to the Prog! Good news! Resident Alien is great.

Yeah I liked a lot of Peter Hogan's work in 2000ad and love his Robo-Hunter. But if anyone wants to know how exciting it is to have him back in the Prog should just check out Resident Alien. Its fantastic - and has Steve Parkhouse art to boot.

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