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Proudhuff

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Prog 2027 - Lawman of Steel
« on: 15 April, 2017, 01:29:29 pm »
Nice cover: could see that used in the Hatchette series

Nerve Centre: Is that Trapper Hag? Poor Roxilla bites the dust finally.

Dredd: well that's not going to end well, Loving story and art.

Defoe: The Happy Shrapnel  droid is knocking it out the park, Defoe coming across as Dredd rather than a Leveller.

Brink really growing on me, intrigued.

Scarlet Traces charging along at a cracking pace, great stuff, lube all round.

Cursed: just not for me the art or the story.

Letters half page and what looks like great craik in NornIron/sixcount'ems.

Top proggage!
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Re: Prog 2027 - Lawman of Steel
« Reply #1 on: 15 April, 2017, 05:20:13 pm »
You're right about everything. Apart from Deadworld.

Poor Roxilla.
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Re: Prog 2027 - Lawman of Steel
« Reply #2 on: 15 April, 2017, 06:19:40 pm »
Bah, no prog - which means Tuesday at the earliest  :(

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Re: Prog 2027 - Lawman of Steel
« Reply #3 on: 16 April, 2017, 07:57:58 am »
Bah, no prog - which means Tuesday at the earliest  :(

Same here.
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Re: Prog 2027 - Lawman of Steel
« Reply #4 on: 16 April, 2017, 02:21:52 pm »
Well you've had your pre-emptive revenge anyway.

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Re: Prog 2027 - Lawman of Steel
« Reply #5 on: 17 April, 2017, 12:18:26 am »


Dredd: well that's not going to end well, Loving story and art.



Really enjoying Dredd at the moment, I didn't think he'd mellow on the Mechanismo issue too much - he's pretty dogmatic ol Joe.

But the one thing that has got me thinking, is about the Cadets and the enrolment of them & how all that's going down?

There's a whole other element to the Citi-Defence and the Auxilaries too - with Judge numbers so low that The Robots are being wheeled out again for discussion, I wonder how many Judges are in service and are coming through...

I know, a great idea, why don't they ask Texas City for some Judges! what could go wrong with that ey?

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Re: Prog 2027 - Lawman of Steel
« Reply #6 on: 17 April, 2017, 05:20:19 pm »
Or the Sovs or Emerald Isle, or Muties?  ;)

They lost a whole academy full of cadets during the DofC, so someone here do the numbers!

There was a thread for that at one point  :think:

Looks like the Dictators of Easter have hijacked the non-Jock Progs and Megazines.
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Re: Prog 2027 - Lawman of Steel
« Reply #7 on: 18 April, 2017, 10:15:05 am »

Matt Ferguson is back on the cover. Nice.

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Re: Prog 2027 - Lawman of Steel
« Reply #8 on: 19 April, 2017, 11:03:29 am »
Cover is a strong image, but in the papery flesh the nightime colour scheme makes it hard to read Harvey as a robot: it just looks like a not-particularly stylised Dredd. Bit of a missed opportunity.

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Re: Prog 2027 - Lawman of Steel
« Reply #9 on: 19 April, 2017, 11:06:58 am »
Yeah, I think it needs a more vibrant colour scheme - push the shiney side.

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Re: Prog 2027 - Lawman of Steel
« Reply #10 on: 19 April, 2017, 01:55:56 pm »
Solid prog,as usual.

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Re: Prog 2027 - Lawman of Steel
« Reply #11 on: 19 April, 2017, 10:02:30 pm »
Not quite as up there as recent Progs. Don't get me wrong nowt bad, just things take a little mid-season downturn.

Dredd is actually excellent as ever. It sings to stories of old, Dredd being stubborn and refusing to buckle. A Chief Judge disagreeing. Might feel a little cliche if I didn't think Wagner how has the rug gripped firmly in two hands...

Defoe looks great but the horror didn't ring out in the script for me. I mean that woman has just had a son killed and taken a bite... she came across as pretty sad nowt more!

Brink was another great conversation just shining and building the story more and more. Genius again.

Scarlet Traces was strangely a little flat this week, can't put my finger on it, especially with that final page!

Deadworld likewise didn't hold up to current form and felt a little more like the stuff that made me not care in the first place. Again can't really pin a reason for this.

Not a bad Prog at all just not quite as great as what went before.

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Re: Prog 2027 - Lawman of Steel
« Reply #12 on: 19 April, 2017, 11:00:15 pm »
Dredd is actually excellent as ever. It sings to stories of old, Dredd being stubborn and refusing to buckle. A Chief Judge disagreeing. Might feel a little cliche if I didn't think Wagner how has the rug gripped firmly in two hands...

In the original Mechanismo series, Dredd is so obviously right about the robot judges and McGruder being an unstable autocrat that most of the conflict in the story is about seeing how far over the line he'll go to stop them.

I keep wondering if this is supposed to be an inversion of the same. Dredd is wrong this time, with the robots basically working well and Hershey espousing a McGruder-like critique of Dredd's inability to grasp the bigger picture - but sympathetically this time because a) readers like Hershey and b) she's not insane. But I can't see robots not going haywire making for a decent story and Dredd's fundamental objection to Harvey is basically unanswerable, so he's hardly going to change his mind.

So it looks like the drama's going to be about Hershey giving Dredd approval and then reneging on it, both of which look like dumb moves from someone who's usually depicted as a lot smarter.

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Re: Prog 2027 - Lawman of Steel
« Reply #13 on: 19 April, 2017, 11:08:47 pm »
I mostly agree with The Corinthian, but Hershey is smarter than that and Wagner knows it.

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Re: Prog 2027 - Lawman of Steel
« Reply #14 on: 20 April, 2017, 12:47:51 pm »
Yeah that's the thing you'd think Hershey wouldn't simply over-rule Dredd behind his back. She has certainly asserted her position recently and that's great but if she gave him the call you'd think she'd respect that enough to at least have it out with him. We'll see. It might all have been hastened just to expedite the storytelling but I'd hope there's something else going on?