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Re: PROG 2011 - Highly Explosive Thrill-Zone!
« Reply #15 on: 11 December, 2016, 09:46:14 am »
Gotta agree about Dredd -- standout script and art.  I already love Chris Weston but Rob Williams blew me away with the funniest Dredd I think I've ever read.  (If memory serves, the last time I actually laughed out loud while reading the Prog was another Williams tale -- the Sensitive Klegg ambassador story.)

However, was disappointed with the straight-in-the-middle-of-the fold positioning of Dredd in the Dredd/Chopper spread.   A rare editorial cock-up there by Tharg.

Kingdom is fab, as usual.

The Misty article I get, but the novel extract is better suited to the Megazine; it feels out-of-place in the Prog, even for a special.  Plus, Pat Mills' interviews or quotes always seem to be presented very carefully, which can be jarring to read.  (He comes across extremely well on video & audio and when writing in his own words, so I'm guessing people are just respectful and not wishing to misquote him.)

Droid Life is usually one of my faves but I didn't quite get this one.

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Re: PROG 2011 - Highly Explosive Thrill-Zone!
« Reply #16 on: 11 December, 2016, 11:53:33 am »
P14 just needed someone to pull a cracker with. The suicidal guy thought he was rescuing him, but he wasn't.

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Re: PROG 2011 - Highly Explosive Thrill-Zone!
« Reply #17 on: 11 December, 2016, 05:19:47 pm »
Got mine too.
Overall an excellent prog which I plan to ration, trapped as I am in hospital.
Dredd is excellent, the new stories look promising and the one-offs hit the mark.
If I have a criticism it's that there is only 70 pages of art, these progs used to be 80 plus, but only a minor niggle.

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Re: PROG 2011 - Highly Explosive Thrill-Zone!
« Reply #18 on: 11 December, 2016, 05:20:33 pm »
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Re: PROG 2011 - Highly Explosive Thrill-Zone!
« Reply #19 on: 11 December, 2016, 05:36:42 pm »
That's only because Weston's 12 pages of art are so good they count as 24.

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Re: PROG 2011 - Highly Explosive Thrill-Zone!
« Reply #20 on: 11 December, 2016, 07:10:35 pm »
Only flicked through so far, but have to say it looks great. Chris Weston blows my tiny mind!  :lol:
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Re: PROG 2011 - Highly Explosive Thrill-Zone!
« Reply #21 on: 12 December, 2016, 04:07:08 pm »
Gah! Looks like I got the Letter o the Week but have no Prog! Any kind soul able to upload a scan for me?

Grud! He's going to be unbearable now, especially as it was a decent letter...
No doubt I'll be a grumpy killjoy Mr Negative...

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Re: PROG 2011 - Highly Explosive Thrill-Zone!
« Reply #22 on: 12 December, 2016, 04:12:25 pm »
P14 just needed someone to pull a cracker with. The suicidal guy thought he was rescuing him, but he wasn't.

With Its a Wonderful Life refs too  :D

Great cover and a stand out Dredd, never been a Ace Truck fan so, nor the order, Kingdom great stuff too.
Double letters page! 
No doubt I'll be a grumpy killjoy Mr Negative...

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Re: PROG 2011 - Highly Explosive Thrill-Zone!
« Reply #23 on: 12 December, 2016, 04:33:04 pm »
With Its a Wonderful Life refs too  :D

Great cover and a stand out Dredd, never been a Ace Truck fan so, nor the order, Kingdom great stuff too.
Double letters page!

That John Ridgway Bridg gag was *brilliant*  :D

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Re: PROG 2011 - Highly Explosive Thrill-Zone!
« Reply #24 on: 12 December, 2016, 08:50:09 pm »
Gah! Looks like I got the Letter o the Week but have no Prog! Any kind soul able to upload a scan for me?

Grud! He's going to be unbearable now, especially as it was a decent letter...

Man, it's a Christmas miracle! Cheers Tom!

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Re: PROG 2011 - Highly Explosive Thrill-Zone!
« Reply #25 on: 13 December, 2016, 01:02:34 am »
With Its a Wonderful Life refs too  :D

Great cover and a stand out Dredd, never been a Ace Truck fan so, nor the order, Kingdom great stuff too.
Double letters page!

That John Ridgway Bridg gag was *brilliant*  :D

D'oh! Only just got that.

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Re: PROG 2011 - Highly Explosive Thrill-Zone!
« Reply #26 on: 14 December, 2016, 02:48:23 pm »
How drokking great is that Chris Weston art on Dredd?!!!  :o

Fantastic stuff-fun story too!  :)

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Re: PROG 2011 - Highly Explosive Thrill-Zone!
« Reply #27 on: 14 December, 2016, 02:57:58 pm »
Seeing as I'm bringing Nano-bolt with me to the 40th, I've impressed on her that she needs to make herself familiar with the prog in its current form.

So far from the X-mas prog she sat and chuckled her way through 'Boxing Day'. Her fave moments all seem to involve Barney the computer and I had to provide a quick who's who for the meal scene. Loved spotting Rinus Limpopop Quintz (SP?) in that scene too.

For me, it's almost all about Gene-dog. I flippin' love this series.

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Re: PROG 2011 - Highly Explosive Thrill-Zone!
« Reply #28 on: 14 December, 2016, 03:09:33 pm »
I did love mad old glitchy Barney! Scum! Filth!

And Chris Weston's art was jaw-droppingly good.

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Re: PROG 2011 - Highly Explosive Thrill-Zone!
« Reply #29 on: 14 December, 2016, 03:59:38 pm »
Judge Dredd was great.And Kingmaker looks promising.