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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #360 on: 18 January, 2020, 03:16:58 am »
I added a few bits to the 2000AD annual review, nothing major.

Today is the Judge Dredd Annual 1981: 2000 A.D.'s top sci-fi hero bursts into action!

I'd try to put something witty and concise here, but after seven (?) assorted 2000AD, Dan Dare, Starlord and Tornado annuals, perhaps it's best if this decent annual without reprinted stories speak for itself.

Appreciate the mention, and cheers on finally making it through the wilderness of Annuals! They're going to be pretty decent for the next few years!
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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #361 on: 18 January, 2020, 10:33:01 am »
I added a few bits to the 2000AD annual review, nothing major.

Today is the Judge Dredd Annual 1981: 2000 A.D.'s top sci-fi hero bursts into action!

I'd try to put something witty and concise here, but after seven (?) assorted 2000AD, Dan Dare, Starlord and Tornado annuals, perhaps it's best if this decent annual without reprinted stories speak for itself.

Appreciate the mention, and cheers on finally making it through the wilderness of Annuals! They're going to be pretty decent for the next few years!

That's what you think!  The Judge Dredd annual may be a beacon of light in the wilderness of twenty-year-old reprints* and pink-washed black and white strips, but I still have the Starlord and Tornado annuals to contend with - guess who's back that we thought we'd said goodbye to in the 2000AD annual 1981? - coming in my next update!


* in 1980 - sixty year old now.

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #362 on: 19 January, 2020, 12:16:42 am »
That's what you think!  The Judge Dredd annual may be a beacon of light in the wilderness of twenty-year-old reprints* and pink-washed black and white strips, but I still have the Starlord and Tornado annuals to contend with - guess who's back that we thought we'd said goodbye to in the 2000AD annual 1981? - coming in my next update!


* in 1980 - sixty year old now.



I've been feeling your pain recently as several early 1989 progs reprint stories from the 81 Dredd Annual. Good to now that after all these years Fox and I retain our dislike of Walter :D
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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #363 on: 19 January, 2020, 11:12:27 am »
Updated the JD annual with quiz results (we did the quiz late last night so I can't remember what the actual points I got was, 66 out of 80 perhaps?.

Meanwhile, you thought that Phantom Patrol was over.  It wasn't.

Starlord Annual 1981

Never mind though - there's a sequel to Mind Wars, so it can't be all bad.  Can it?

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #364 on: 20 January, 2020, 05:03:56 am »
From hell's heart I stab at thee, Phantom Patrol!
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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #365 on: 20 January, 2020, 11:38:20 am »
Victor Drago meets people from India and China (and that's not including the text story).  1980 stories featuring characters in the 1920s couldn't possibly feature racist caricatures, could it?  Find out in:

Tornado Annual 1981: Black Hawk, Wolfie Smith and Johnny Lawless in spine-tingling full-length picture-stories!

Back to the weekly progs tomorrow - and about time!

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #366 on: 20 January, 2020, 12:56:24 pm »
Updated the JD annual with quiz results (we did the quiz late last night so I can't remember what the actual points I got was, 66 out of 80 perhaps?.

Meanwhile, you thought that Phantom Patrol was over.  It wasn't.

Starlord Annual 1981

Never mind though - there's a sequel to Mind Wars, so it can't be all bad.  Can it?
I must have owned that Starlord Annual because I remember the cover and the Mind Wars prologue but the rest is a blank. Sounds horrible.

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #367 on: 20 January, 2020, 01:07:08 pm »
Updated the JD annual with quiz results (we did the quiz late last night so I can't remember what the actual points I got was, 66 out of 80 perhaps?.

Meanwhile, you thought that Phantom Patrol was over.  It wasn't.

Starlord Annual 1981

Never mind though - there's a sequel to Mind Wars, so it can't be all bad.  Can it?
I must have owned that Starlord Annual because I remember the cover and the Mind Wars prologue but the rest is a blank. Sounds horrible.

It's certainly 'of it's time'.

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #368 on: 20 January, 2020, 01:45:55 pm »
I've never even seen that Tornado annual, and I've trawled my share of carboot sales - now thanks to Sheridan I'm grateful that I never have to.

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #369 on: 20 January, 2020, 04:24:31 pm »
I've never even seen that Tornado annual, and I've trawled my share of carboot sales - now thanks to Sheridan I'm grateful that I never have to.

I could only recommend it to the completists ;)

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #370 on: 20 January, 2020, 04:46:22 pm »
From hell's heart I stab at thee, Phantom Patrol!

It did give us this Chris Weston beauty -



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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #371 on: 20 January, 2020, 06:41:23 pm »
Tornado Annual 1981: Black Hawk, Wolfie Smith and Johnny Lawless in spine-tingling full-length picture-stories!

Is it me, or does Black Hawk look... well, more like White Hawk on that cover? His limbs in particular are pretty pale. Surely not a deliberate attempt to downplay his ethnicity? I sense the malign influence of Victor Drago.

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #372 on: 21 January, 2020, 11:19:47 am »
Tornado Annual 1981: Black Hawk, Wolfie Smith and Johnny Lawless in spine-tingling full-length picture-stories!

Is it me, or does Black Hawk look... well, more like White Hawk on that cover? His limbs in particular are pretty pale. Surely not a deliberate attempt to downplay his ethnicity? I sense the malign influence of Victor Drago.

Not the only occasion - I mention this in one of my other blog posts but typically can't figure out which one right now!  It was one where he's the same shade as a white character...

Meanwhile, today's post:
2000AD and Tornado Prog 175: Super-charged sci-fi to smash your circuits!
Y'know what might have been an idea?  As good as that Gibbons cover is, sticking that Leach poster on the front may have been a good move, seeing as it's the last episode of the V.C.s and all...

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #373 on: 22 January, 2020, 11:38:26 am »
2000AD and Tornado Prog 176: "Attention all staff droids! Next stop the planet of Zrag!"

I hope you like Tharg stories, because there's a few coming up...

p.s. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons do a story about a psychiatrist, though the patient doesn't wear a mask...

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