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General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 07 June, 2019, 01:19:56 pm »
Prog 41: Ah-aaarrh! Two more of those juicy Earth-sweets I always enjoy!

Next one's in draft and I may have a busy weekend ahead of me, so there could be a delay until the next update.

General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 06 June, 2019, 01:43:39 pm »
Prog 40: Secret of the microverse

There's not really any secret in the Supercover Story, and an ending that basic medical precautions could have done something about...

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 06 June, 2019, 11:40:58 am »
RLM are going to have a field day with this...


Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 06 June, 2019, 09:02:03 am »
Any suggestions on subjects?

How about a nice, easy one to start with: "Does God exist?"

A bit frivolous, I feel.  How about "2000AD in the nineties wasn't as bad as everybody makes out"?

Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 06 June, 2019, 09:01:00 am »
Also: what a disappointing thread. Why am I reading this...?!

Why do people look at car crashes?

Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 05 June, 2019, 10:42:47 pm »
I do enjoy a good argument (not a slanging match - those are just tiresome), the way it stimulates and challenges the little grey cell can be quite exilerating. I sometimes hear a comedy program on Radio 4, I forget what it's called, where humorous debates are held under the title, "this house believes that..." The subject can be anything and they have an impartial chair and votes at the end and everything. I'd love to be able to participate in something like that.

I know the one you mean - wish I could remember what it was called!

Maybe we should have a go? Pick a subject, serious or silly, two debators and a chair. Start with opening statements, then cross questioning, then chair and audience questions, closing statements and a vote or/and general comments. No rancour, no name-calling, no expectations - just good natured and civilised debate.

I commend this notion to the House!

Any suggestions on subjects?

Books & Comics / Re: The Walking Dead comic shocker issue #192.
« on: 05 June, 2019, 05:09:05 pm »
Well at least it had a zombie in it


General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 05 June, 2019, 01:25:05 pm »
I almost came here spoilin' for a fight, but you pulled it back at the very end - I was amazed you could review Slaine the King without even mentioning Fabry's stunning art, but Fox saved you in his best/worst round-up.

And how could I never have noticed "featuring Santa Dredd" in all these years?  ::)

That's amazing - I don't remember ever having noticed that either!

General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 05 June, 2019, 01:16:25 pm »
Prog 39: Get it through your thick skull, Earthman… we don’t have pointed ears!

I saw one of the pages in this prog at Lawless last month - can't remember which one it was, but it was from The Ape Gang (and had just been bought for an undisclosed amount of money).

Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 05 June, 2019, 11:02:33 am »
I'm not looking to fire shots off at anyone personally, Jim.

That’s a pretty weaselly way of saying “yes”, Si. Since this entire thread is more or less about my behaviour, and you chose to add a post about people behaving badly, there is inference invited to connect the two. I don’t think that’s fair, which is why I asked the question. If the answer was “no” then saying so wouldn’t have been “firing of shots”, would it?

Jim, I don't have the power to influence how you choose to interpret my posts, could have done without the "weaselly" comment though.

I think my comment was transparent and could be alternately expressed as "naming no names", as I don't see it as constructive to call individuals out on a public forum. I wanted to take the opportunity to express my current view on the atmosphere (sometimes) of the forum and, as I pointed out, this discussion is "not entirely unrelated" to that discussion.

It's pretty obvious to me that SIP's statement was not about any one board member and about the general tone of the board.

General / Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« on: 04 June, 2019, 01:55:11 pm »
And we're back!

After some gremlins (a bionic beaver apparently) got into the file hosting server the Mega City Book Club is back online and all 94 episodes are online and available in your podcatchers, so you can check out Brother Sheridan and Sister Rachael discussing Nemesis the Warlock at


And coming up in the next few months we have:

95: Robo-Hunter with Damian Edwardson
96: The Iron Legion on Big Finish with Brian Doob
97: Metalzoic with Nathan Duck
98: True Faith with Alex Frith
99: ?
100: ?

Is The Iron Legion that Dave Gibbons Doctor Who story (can't remember if it was written by Pat, Alan or John), meaning Big Finish is an audio adaptation of said story?

General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 04 June, 2019, 01:52:50 pm »
Prog 38: Killer Rock!

Spoiler warning - the twist on the supercover saga will not surprise anybody!

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 03 June, 2019, 08:52:38 pm »
Torchwood, I've just discovered, is an anagram of Doctor Who.

It was also the codename for new who before it was released, so that nobody would know what they were working on - they liked the codename so much they put it in the story.

It should be noted that most major full-range furniture and/or DIY shops have something like Kallax - I've got mine from B&Q because a) I'm not made of money and b) my local B&Q is close enough to walk to, while the Ikea takes two or three buses.

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 03 June, 2019, 08:40:51 pm »
This is so difficult.  If I've gone overboard on the 'best overall thrill', I've put them in rough order, so cut off my votes at whichever point you choose.

Best Art
Torquemada: The Garden of Alien Delights, Bryan Talbot channeling Heironymous Bosch with Pat Mills putting us in Tomas' boots, to boot :-)

Best Writing
Alan Moore: Halo Jones Book III - the mage's last full work for 2000AD
Dredd: Letter from a Democrat - the foundations of so much that followed
Dredd: Beyond the Wall - a different kind of Dredd story

Best Overall Thrill
Strontium Dog: Max Bubba / The Ragnorok Job - changes Strontium Dog forever
Nemesis the Warlock: The Torture Tube, manages to take the excitement of the Terror Tube, do some worldbuilding (the Tube Worm!) and make it interactive!
Attack of the 50ft Woman - great work from Gary Leach, and I managed to see the original pages at Orbital Comics recently-ish.
Nemesis the Warlock: Torquemurder - Termight, the end of the world, the Monad, Satanus, what's not to like?
Metalzoic - I'd probably put this higher, but DC has the copyright but won't let Pat and Kev get it reprinted *hiss* *boo*
Diceman - Indiana Jones has nothing on him!
Atlantis - our first proper introduction to Brit-Cit Judges (not counting Ron Smith's ones from the Daily Dredd)
Varks - did Kevin ever draw and actual Aliens story?

Best Month
I'll skip this one because I've already spent ages on Barney!

Best Overall Year up to 1986: 1983 because it was the year that got me in to 2000AD!  Skizz, Nemesis the Warlock Book III, The Moses Quest Quest, Cry of the Werewolf, the Slaying of Slade...

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