Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 

Author Topic: Space Spinner 2000AD  (Read 57775 times)

SpaceSpinner2000

  • Member
  • Sentient Tea Bot
  • **
  • Posts: 337
    • View Profile
    • Space Spinner 2000
Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #930 on: 06 December, 2018, 09:08:06 pm »
I think I ended up spoiling this for Fox in a later episode because Tomb of Terror is in the collection with that name.

And I think maybe it’s the second part of Mean Team that’s bad? This first section has some good action and the brain transplant stuff is inspired imo. It might also being 80s teens being too cool for sports comics? 😁
2000 AD recap podcast, from the beginning!
Check out the show here! Or on iTunes, Google Play, or your preferred podcast app!

sheridan

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 3699
    • View Profile
    • Wilde Wood
Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #931 on: 06 December, 2018, 09:32:50 pm »
I think I ended up spoiling this for Fox in a later episode because Tomb of Terror is in the collection with that name.

Though thinking back - doesn't the very first episode foretell where Slaine will end up?  Blame Pat!
« Last Edit: 06 December, 2018, 09:34:23 pm by sheridan »

sheridan

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 3699
    • View Profile
    • Wilde Wood
Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #932 on: 06 December, 2018, 09:34:56 pm »
SMF playing up - had to split my reply into two parts, otherwise it insisted that my reply was empty!


Quote
And I think maybe it’s the second part of Mean Team that’s bad? This first section has some good action and the brain transplant stuff is inspired imo. It might also being 80s teens being too cool for sports comics? 😁

I liked both parts - first was Mean Arena / Inferno-y while the second bit with post-apocalyptic, ruralised Earth harked back to Meltdown Man.

Funt Solo

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 5850
    • View Profile
Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #933 on: 06 December, 2018, 09:46:23 pm »
One of the things I love about 2000 AD, and this board, is that there's almost no thrill that's universally either loved or loathed.  Something for everyone.
fate amenable to change

Tjm86

  • Member
  • Evil Cyborg
  • ****
  • Posts: 2231
    • View Profile
Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #934 on: 06 December, 2018, 10:10:52 pm »
One of the things I love about 2000 AD, and this board, is that there's almost no thrill that's universally either loved or loathed.  Something for everyone.

Except 'Crusade' ...

In fact pretty much all of Millar's prog writing falls into that category.  Only artwork ever gives it any breath of life (Silo, I'm looking at you here ... and Robo-Hunter, Mr Hughes).

Funt Solo

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 5850
    • View Profile
Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #935 on: 06 December, 2018, 10:20:56 pm »
I really liked Silo, don't remember Crusade and my opinions on non-Wagner/Grant Robo-Hunter are best left in the padded cell in my brain, gnawing at the walls in pathetic, drooling madness.
fate amenable to change

Steve Green

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 8442
    • View Profile
Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #936 on: 06 December, 2018, 10:38:56 pm »
Mean Team is such an odd-one, like the switch from Blackhawk in Tornado to the Space Arena (or even the space arena to Silversun)

I guess maybe it was because sports strips fell out of favour a little, I don't know if 'The Beast' was pulling extra duties, with Robohunter, Dredd, Strontium Dog and Mean Team was the one that he didn't have much invested in, so Alan Hebden just took over.

sheridan

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 3699
    • View Profile
    • Wilde Wood
Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #937 on: 07 December, 2018, 01:10:25 pm »
I really liked Silo, don't remember Crusade and my opinions on non-Wagner/Grant Robo-Hunter are best left in the padded cell in my brain, gnawing at the walls in pathetic, drooling madness.


Mark Millar, Mick Austin on art, something about Vatican judges, who are nowhere near as interesting as Vatican paranormal investigators.

sheridan

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 3699
    • View Profile
    • Wilde Wood
Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #938 on: 07 December, 2018, 01:12:00 pm »
I really liked Silo, don't remember Crusade and my opinions on non-Wagner/Grant Robo-Hunter are best left in the padded cell in my brain, gnawing at the walls in pathetic, drooling madness.

I think even with non-Wagner and Grant Robohunter, you still have Casanovas and Hughes art to raise it a little (perhaps if somebody went through them and made up new dialogue - or just removed what's there already).

Colin YNWA

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 13377
    • View Profile
Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #939 on: 07 December, 2018, 09:44:26 pm »
One of the things I love about 2000 AD, and this board, is that there's almost no thrill that's universally either loved or loathed.  Something for everyone.

This, so very this.

Oh and I really like Silo and the first Manic Five as well.

WhizzBang

  • Member
  • Sentient Tea Bot
  • **
  • Posts: 332
    • View Profile
Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #940 on: 08 December, 2018, 11:03:30 pm »
Thursday's 1986 Annual show was great - more non-British co-hosts please! It is always entertaining to hear the perspective of people who are new to it.

It was interesting that Zane thought the annual itself was a nice introduction to the wider 2000ad stable. I think this was also partly the point of these annuals. I certainly had annuals given to me for things I hadn't read, and if I liked them enough I would be willing to check out the weekly comic.

sheridan

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 3699
    • View Profile
    • Wilde Wood
Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #941 on: 10 December, 2018, 02:52:44 am »
I think I ended up spoiling this for Fox in a later episode because Tomb of Terror is in the collection with that name.

Though thinking back - doesn't the very first episode foretell where Slaine will end up?  Blame Pat!

Very first line of Slaine in Prog 330: "And so it begins... the saga of Slaine Mac Roth of the Sessair - mercenary, cattle-rustler and battle-smiter, who rose to become a legendary king of the tribes of the earth goddess."

SpaceSpinner2000

  • Member
  • Sentient Tea Bot
  • **
  • Posts: 337
    • View Profile
    • Space Spinner 2000
Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #942 on: 10 December, 2018, 06:40:52 pm »


In our thrilling hundred and thirty-eighth episode Fox and Conrad continue their journey through the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic with Progs 431-434 of 2000AD, covering August and September of 1985. This week Dredd deals with fatties, Nemesis and Torquemada team up, Mean Team hits 5000, and Sam Slade cracks up!

Direct Download
iTunes
Google
Stitcher
Or on your favorite podcast app!

Please let me know what you think of the episode!
2000 AD recap podcast, from the beginning!
Check out the show here! Or on iTunes, Google Play, or your preferred podcast app!

Dandontdare

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 9621
    • View Profile
Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #943 on: 11 December, 2018, 03:59:34 pm »
If there was a category in the Spinnies for "comment most likely to come back and bite you in the ass" it's gotta be Fox's: "Mean Team - well I'm not hating this yet!" I find the art on Mean Team to be a long way below Belardinelli's best - when he's dealing with (mainly) humans rather than crazy aliens, his figures and composition are a bit static, it doesn't play to his strengths.

And I must lodge a complaint: I'm fine with American English having different words and spellings for some things (even the bizarre way you guys pronounce 'buoy') but in this latest episode, you committed the unforgivable sin, the one that sets my teeth on edge and cannot be explained by cultural differences as it's just plain wrong. I refer of course to LEGOS - the toy is called Lego (singular) and is composed of different sized Lego bricks (or blocks or pieces) but each piece is not called 'a Lego' and there is no plural of that word (rant over!)

This podcast has become part of my Monday ritual - I get in from work, pull out the relevant progs and read along. Keep up the great work - we've got Halo Jones III, plus some fantastic Nemesis and Strontium Dog action coming up, which I can't wait for.

Steve Green

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 8442
    • View Profile
Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Reply #944 on: 11 December, 2018, 04:14:08 pm »
I'm wondering what a Dwedd story with hundreds of Walters in an attempt to dwive Dwedd (and Fox) cwazy would be like.