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Trent

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Prog 2020 - Mega-City Meltdown
« on: 24 February, 2017, 06:09:25 pm »
Turned up today along with the birthday special.
Cover confused me somewhat. Lovely painted Dredd image by Ryan Brown with the exception that Dredd looks like he is smiling (at least to me). Bit offputting.
New Dredd story starts with some decent and at times very gruesome art by Boo Cook. Based on Nerve Centre mention that 2023 is a jumping on prog (with Bink returning) this is, at nost a 3 parter. Feels a bit cliche at the moment with the old sacrificing victims to preserve the villain's youth trope but I may be wrong. We'll see.
SinDex wraps quite nicely with usual humour and dubious taste.
Kingmaker and The Order both move towards their respective climaxes and Kingdom gives another curveball cliffhanger which could potentially have huge ramifications for the strip.
Letters page and Droid Life round out another excellent prog as has been the case all year.

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Re: Prog 2020 - Mega-City Meltdown
« Reply #1 on: 25 February, 2017, 09:20:39 am »

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Re: Prog 2020 - Mega-City Meltdown
« Reply #2 on: 25 February, 2017, 09:32:55 am »
Letters page ruined with that ghastly photo  ;)

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Re: Prog 2020 - Mega-City Meltdown
« Reply #3 on: 25 February, 2017, 11:14:03 am »
Kingdom!  :o  :o  :o

What. The. Unholy. Fuck.

Next week's episode will be very interesting.

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Re: Prog 2020 - Mega-City Meltdown
« Reply #4 on: 25 February, 2017, 03:04:20 pm »
Come back John Wagner, or Rob Williams... please :|

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Re: Prog 2020 - Mega-City Meltdown
« Reply #5 on: 25 February, 2017, 05:02:40 pm »
The Prog is fantastic at the moment, it really is, but I have to say I'm ready for a new lineup. These stories have all been throughly enjoyable these last 2 months, with barely. A bad episode among them, but I am ready for something a bit different to make an appearance.

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Re: Prog 2020 - Mega-City Meltdown
« Reply #6 on: 25 February, 2017, 07:12:00 pm »
Come back John Wagner, or Rob Williams... please :|

I think new Williams story is just around the corner since we had Act of Grud as a prologue for (another) bigger story.
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Re: Prog 2020 - Mega-City Meltdown
« Reply #7 on: 25 February, 2017, 07:52:20 pm »
Come back John Wagner, or Rob Williams... please :|

Just out if interest what didn't you like about This week's Dredd? It seemed perfectly OK to me.

Clearly Wagner can't go on writing Dredd for ever so I think it is good to give others a chance.

And don't worry I don't think Rob Williams is going anywhere judging by what he had to say at the 40th.

Overall a good Prog this week, even if The Order continues to be as impenetrable as ever. I think only a complete re-read from the start of series one will help. Thing is I'm not sure it is worth it / I have too much else to read.

Loving Leigh Gallagher's art, which I never thought I would say, but with this he has joined the top echelon of art bots.

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Re: Prog 2020 - Mega-City Meltdown
« Reply #8 on: 25 February, 2017, 08:45:02 pm »
Hold on forget the Prog for a moment did we know that Leopard From Lime Street was second on the reprints blocks after One Eyed Jack???? Well even if you did I didn't so this throw away line at the very end of the letters page is probably the best thing in the comic. WONDERFUL NEWS...

... okay the best thing in many Progs but in the current line-up it has the still devine Kingdom, Kingmaker and The Order to contend with. Each still as superb as they've been to date.

Overall though the Prog has a slight dip in form. Sinister Dexter has a fine ending, if a little off the fine form of last weeks first part. Loved the last three panels mind. Dredd doesn't match the standard of the last few weeks. Its a solid start nowt more. By current standards a good solid Dredd is the weakest thing in the Prog. Which just goes to show we might be a little down on the last few weeks but its nowt to worry about the comic is in very very good form AND Brink is back in a couple of weeks.

We are well treated little monkeys aren't we. ... Leopard From Line Street... so excited by that!

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Re: Prog 2020 - Mega-City Meltdown
« Reply #9 on: 26 February, 2017, 11:52:48 am »
Letters page ruined with that ghastly photo  ;)

Not only that, but I took it and didn't get a credit!

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Re: Prog 2020 - Mega-City Meltdown
« Reply #10 on: 26 February, 2017, 04:46:39 pm »
I'm clearly being a massive idiot, but I didn't get Droid Life. Can someone explain it to me very slowly?

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Re: Prog 2020 - Mega-City Meltdown
« Reply #11 on: 26 February, 2017, 05:05:41 pm »
Took me a while as well.  Not the clearest of gags.  It's 'Droid Life, not Druid Life.'

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Re: Prog 2020 - Mega-City Meltdown
« Reply #12 on: 26 February, 2017, 05:39:14 pm »
What's unclear about that?

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Re: Prog 2020 - Mega-City Meltdown
« Reply #13 on: 27 February, 2017, 02:59:10 am »
Hold on forget the Prog for a moment did we know that Leopard From Lime Street was second on the reprints blocks after One Eyed Jack???? Well even if you did I didn't so this throw away line at the very end of the letters page is probably the best thing in the comic. WONDERFUL NEWS...

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We are well treated little monkeys aren't we. ... Leopard From Line Street... so excited by that!

I'm with you, Colin.  Brilliant news!

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Re: Prog 2020 - Mega-City Meltdown
« Reply #14 on: 27 February, 2017, 10:00:10 am »
What's unclear about that?
Nothing. It just didn't click with me. I was thinking of telly shows due to panel two, going bwuh, and for some reason didn't think of druids?