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Magnetica

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Re: PROG 2111 - Welcome to the Thrill-Party!
« Reply #45 on: 16 December, 2018, 02:33:52 pm »
The spiel in the Nerve Centre says it follows on from his battle with the Drune Lords on the Isle of Monadh.

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« Reply #46 on: 18 December, 2018, 02:19:41 am »
Every year my wife wraps the Christmas Prog up as soon as it arrives , it's a bit of a ritual. We started it when our son was little, when all the presents have been opened I pretend to be really sad that Santa hasn't got it for me. After a minute of them giggling and nudging each other, my final present is produced, usually followed by whoops of (actual,real) joy, a couple of "aah, you guys!" and me finally declaring this to be the "best Christmas ever!" Even though our son is 19 now,  we still do it. Our son really enjoyed the new series of Fiends recently (He read the collected original one evening during the Summer when the internet was down and thought it was great) so, after returning from University and declaring excitement at the imminent start of a new series. Well that was it, the plastic was straight off. Needless to say, I have now read the entire prog (twice actually), but without that to wrap up I've had to give the missus the Megazine.  My verdict? It's totally zarjaz! Merry Christmas to all Squaxx, and especially to Tharg and his minions for another fantastic year!
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« Reply #47 on: 18 December, 2018, 12:18:35 pm »
Good God, is Skip Trace back already? I've tried to be kind, but this could have been written by the Thrillomatic Random Plot Generator 3000 - multiple scifi tropes combined together in a way we've never seen before. Feels like a writer sitting down and thinking "I have to write a scifi story" rather than a writer who had a story they wanted to tell.

This ^^^

There is a fair bit of this around elsewhere, well known writers often seem to think ' oh I'll write some  "Sci-Fi"... or a GN, then proceed to churn out multiple scifi tropes which are beyond tired. This IMHO is very much what happens with the American IDW(?)Dredd.
But everybody else is overwhelmed by indifference and the promise of an early bed

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« Reply #48 on: 19 December, 2018, 09:48:03 am »
it was a treat to see black max being awesome

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« Reply #49 on: 19 December, 2018, 11:57:11 am »
it was a treat to see black max being awesome
Tiernen Trevallion's art is outstanding - he captures character better than pretty much any artist I can think of.
Also it's great to see Chris Weston do a B&W Slaine story with the kind of super detailed art that really had me devouring Slaine back in the day.

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« Reply #50 on: 19 December, 2018, 12:35:21 pm »
Just picked up the Meg (in fact, am in a cab home as I type) and fantastic to see Matt Soffe's name in the credits.

Any idea when we are likely to get the Mind Wars floppy?

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« Reply #51 on: 19 December, 2018, 12:57:14 pm »
Less than a week to go.  This is the point at which I start getting twitchy, eyeing up the already-wrapped Christmas Prog and wondring wold anyone notice if I unwrapped it fior a quick read and then did it up again... It's especially bad this year, as we had our main family Christmas dinner yesterday (for reasons), with a full set of wired kids, nieces-and nephew beating me black and blue in indoor Rugby League (literally) and Mario Kart (virtually), even though I tiuimphed at Charades plus a few full-houses in the Insensitive In-Law Bingo. On returning home over-full and contented, I reached for my traditional Chistmas Night read... and it was still a week away.

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« Reply #52 on: 19 December, 2018, 01:47:59 pm »
Less than a week to go.  This is the point at which I start getting twitchy, eyeing up the already-wrapped Christmas Prog and wondring wold anyone notice if I unwrapped it fior a quick read and then did it up again... It's especially bad this year, as we had our main family Christmas dinner yesterday (for reasons), with a full set of wired kids, nieces-and nephew beating me black and blue in indoor Rugby League (literally) and Mario Kart (virtually), even though I tiuimphed at Charades plus a few full-houses in the Insensitive In-Law Bingo. On returning home over-full and contented, I reached for my traditional Chistmas Night read... and it was still a week away.

succumb to the prog side................  :lol: :lol: :lol:

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« Reply #53 on: 19 December, 2018, 02:49:14 pm »
you have more patience than i would no way in hell i would ransom my prog like that xd :lol:

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« Reply #54 on: 19 December, 2018, 06:02:31 pm »
Just picked up the Meg (in fact, am in a cab home as I type) and fantastic to see Matt Soffe's name in the credits.

Any idea when we are likely to get the Mind Wars floppy?

SBT

And that should have gone in thrnMeg thread. Ah well, that'll be because my dad (who I had just bumped into and shared a cab) was talking to the driver about Brexit and I was earwigging. Sigh.

Prog was aces, as I've said elsewhere.

Merry Christmas, all.

SBT

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« Reply #55 on: 19 December, 2018, 06:27:17 pm »
@ SmallBlueThing(Reborn) the question you ask is quite valid I would also like to answer

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« Reply #56 on: 19 December, 2018, 11:20:08 pm »
This was rather good!

Very pleased to be treated with so much of Tiernen’s art in one go! Just lovely and a great story too. Slaine was very enjoyable, art and story-wise, as was Skip Tracer. The new direction for Durham Red continues to be good, so more of that please. My only slight wobble of late, and I know most people love it, has been Deadworld but I think that’s me, not you, so to speak. Overall a great end of year prog indeed!

The only thing I haven’t read is Cabs, because I haven’t read the previous two stories in the complete collected edition (the reason being I have vol 1 & 2, which don’t include those last two stories). But I really want to. I think the answer is to get the complete edition, which will refresh in a couple of months with the last story. I do wonder though whether vol 2 will do the same? Does anyone know the answer to this?

Roll on 2019!
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« Reply #57 on: 20 December, 2018, 03:54:45 pm »
At the end of 'The Brutania Chronicles' it stated that Slaine would return in 'Dragontamer', but the advert in this X-mas Prog suggests it will be 'The Web Of Weird' when we will see him next. Just wondering which it will be?

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« Reply #58 on: 20 December, 2018, 08:59:29 pm »
Wasnt the Chris Weston story aabout taming a "dragon"?

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« Reply #59 on: 24 December, 2018, 12:27:00 am »
And not content with being featured in the most iconic comic panel of all time, Fear now makes a bid to feature in the second best.


I give up - what's the second best panel of all time?