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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #255 on: 29 September, 2019, 11:37:10 am »
I'd assumed nothing from Tornado had been reprinted (other than relatively recently in the floppies) - shall have  to add links to the collected edition in future posts.

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« Reply #256 on: 29 September, 2019, 11:37:38 am »
(so also Cheers, Joe!) :)

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #257 on: 29 September, 2019, 03:15:22 pm »
I was about seven days ahead with the scheduled posts, then along came the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1979: Mek-Wars Pull-out colour poster that doesn’t pull its punches!

From the era of using the regular stories but unleashing completely different creators on them: Alan Grant's first Dredd; Dan Dare (in text story form); Strontium Dog, M.A.C.H.1 and the inevitable reprints from 1950s comics.

Best bits - the posters!

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #258 on: 30 September, 2019, 12:57:45 pm »
2000AD and Starlord Prog 116: Gotta Slice My Way Free – or be Trapped in Hell for ever!

Walked in the cold air
Freezing breath on a window pane
Lying and waiting
A man in the dark in a picture frame
So mystic and soulful
A voice reaching out in a piercing cry
It stays with you until
The feeling has gone only you and I
It means nothing to me
This means nothing to me
Oh, Vienna

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #259 on: 30 September, 2019, 08:33:49 pm »
I was about seven days ahead with the scheduled posts, then along came the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 1979: Mek-Wars Pull-out colour poster that doesn’t pull its punches!

From the era of using the regular stories but unleashing completely different creators on them: Alan Grant's first Dredd; Dan Dare (in text story form); Strontium Dog, M.A.C.H.1 and the inevitable reprints from 1950s comics.

Best bits - the posters!

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« Reply #260 on: 01 November, 2019, 11:09:31 am »
Right, after taking October off due to reasons I'm back. 

Tornado No 13: The Sound… It’s so Real the Train has Come Alive… Aaaarghh! starting off with an unexpected cross-over with a popular 2000AD story!

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« Reply #261 on: 02 November, 2019, 01:14:28 pm »
2000AD and Starlord Prog 118: You are Trapped, Johnny Alpha… Trapped in Hell for Ever!

Goodbye to Rick Random and Satan, but not Dan Dare, so next prog isn't truly going to be a jumping-on prog (but near enough).

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« Reply #262 on: 03 November, 2019, 01:17:12 pm »
Tornado No 14: The unbelievable is happening here at Wembley! Keegan, Brooking and Francis can only watch as young Davie Hunt skips past West Germany’s Schwarzenbeck on his way to his tenth goal!

It's like the twist ending of The Last Jedi, but without the set-up!  Also, Victor Drago heads of to China-Town - how bad can it get (spoiler - not that bad yet, but I'm going to be really wary with future episodes).

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« Reply #263 on: 03 November, 2019, 02:06:34 pm »
Tornado No 14: The unbelievable is happening here at Wembley! Keegan, Brooking and Francis can only watch as young Davie Hunt skips past West Germany’s Schwarzenbeck on his way to his tenth goal!

Dave Hunt was the editor of Battle - which of course means that England's new young star player was in fact Captain Hurricane! He later went on to obliterate the West German team in a Raging Fury...
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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #264 on: 03 November, 2019, 08:02:43 pm »
Tornado No 14: The unbelievable is happening here at Wembley! Keegan, Brooking and Francis can only watch as young Davie Hunt skips past West Germany’s Schwarzenbeck on his way to his tenth goal!

Dave Hunt was the editor of Battle - which of course means that England's new young star player was in fact Captain Hurricane! He later went on to obliterate the West German team in a Raging Fury...

Thanks - I'd assumed it was just a random name that could have been a reader - didn't realise it was an authentic in-joke for IPC!

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« Reply #267 on: 06 November, 2019, 01:04:08 pm »
2000AD Prog 120: Big Robot Issue!

Savage versus a really subtle parody of a 20th century dictator...

Joe deals with intruders from a bathtub.







Not that Joe.

Or bathtub, for that matter.

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #268 on: 07 November, 2019, 11:23:38 pm »
Unhappy at the incomplete title of Prog 120! :D
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« Reply #269 on: 08 November, 2019, 01:05:49 am »
Okay, just for you - Prog 120: Tomorrow's Mega Thrills Today!  Big Robot Issue!  Collect Part Two of our BOOK OF ROBOTS - it's riveting!  GASP at the horror of all-out war in 'THE ABC WARRIORS'!  The battle for survival begins in 'Disaster 1990'!  Plus - Judge Dredd, Dan Dare in mind-blowing action!


Meanwhile, the slog continues...

Tornado No 16: Calling the crew of the ‘Adolf Hitler’… this is your fuhrer speaking. In minutes you will drop the Behemoth bomb and London will disappear from the Earth!!!

I find out that the Tornado Summer Special is on the shelves (of newsagents in 1979) - will I be able to read and comment on the special, and on a school night?  Find out tomorrow (actually today, because I didn't get a chance to update this thread in my lunchtime like I usually do).