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Re: Prog 2071 - Once Were Warriors ... Now They're The Wanted!
« Reply #15 on: 08 March, 2018, 09:39:30 am »
round of appaluse
for partick goddard

makes impossible
look easy & i have
mancrush on beardy bill

Beardy Bill looks quite young though. I suspect he uses Just For Men.


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« Reply #17 on: 08 March, 2018, 12:08:51 pm »
Dredd steals the show again, a bit exposition-heavy this week but intriguingly so. I love the ever-changing patterns on Lamia's scalp. I get the idea they're a supernatural phenomenon that can't actually be seen... like psychic isobars or something.

Elsewhere Brass Sun provides most of the enjoyment with a nicely cinematic installment.

Just a thought... when was the last time Pat Mills actually created a new character for 2000 AD? With their own strip, I mean? Defoe was the last one, wasn't it? Perhaps the best answer to this endless cycling through his repertoire would be for him to come up with something completely new.

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« Reply #18 on: 08 March, 2018, 08:14:42 pm »
Defoe was the last one, wasn't it? Perhaps the best answer to this endless cycling through his repertoire would be for him to come up with something completely new.

Aye, because the vague political allusions and a lead character with a grudge against the system is something that Mills has never written before.

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« Reply #19 on: 08 March, 2018, 09:52:36 pm »
Dredd and Brass Sun again for me this week but an enjoyable Prog overall.

Quite an interesting bit of world building in Dredd actually and gorgeously realised. Interested to see this taken further. An exorcist team strip would be very nice, possibly with a BritCit link...

Brass Sun is going to be AMAZING collected. Message ends.

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« Reply #20 on: 08 March, 2018, 10:44:17 pm »
Could anybody give me a very brief run down of what happened in Prog 2070 before I read this weeks prog? I picked up 2071 from my newsagent today, but last weeks edition failed to make it through the snow, so now I'm missing one part of each of the stories.


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« Reply #22 on: 09 March, 2018, 01:32:55 am »
Massive thanks for that Modern Panther, particularly regarding Brass Sun, as I feel that would probably have been a fairly important character beat to have missed. (Though ABC Warriors kind of turned out how I expected it would.  :lol: )

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« Reply #23 on: 09 March, 2018, 12:13:35 pm »
Dredd and Brass Sun win it for me because I don't have to completely change my mindset to enjoy them. But with my "OTT parody" hat on, I enjoyed ABC, with my "stoned student who thinks they are the first person to notice this"on hat on, I enjoyed Bad Company and I'm still trying to figure out that hat I have to wear to make Savage work now it's an ABC crossover.

But overall an enjoyable prog.
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« Reply #24 on: 09 March, 2018, 06:50:09 pm »
Cover: Ace, colourful and clever.

Dredd: Good, interesting and lovely.  Although the curse of Passive Dredd strikes again.

Brass Sun: Oh my, what a treat.  So much stuff going on here, and all I want is more.

Savage: Maggie shot Mr. Burns?  What a cop-out.  At least I think that's what went on here.  Oh look, I'll be honest, I did enjoy seeing Bill driving a Transformer Lorry from 3000AD that was also a Martian Tripod.  Nothing else.  I found the wrap-up trite and ludicrous, and have zero interest in more Bill Vs. Howard. But if there's one thing we know about Savage, the next book is unlikely to resemble the current one, so onward.

ABC Warriors, on the other hand, we can be fairly sure that the next book wiil be just like this one, and the next and the next.  Could we just pay Langley to draw ABC Warriors posters instead?  I'd probably buy them, his wrasslin' robots are ace, and I wouldn't have to read utterly predictable Blackblood escapades, and more "you're the terrorists, no you're the real terrorists" over and over again. Gah!

Bad Company, on the other hand, we can be fairly sure that the next book wiil be just like this one, and the next and the next.  Could we just pay Rufus to draw Bad Company posters instead?  I'd probably buy them, his wrasslin' veterans are ace, and I wouldn't have to read about yet-another spurious obstacle of half-dead half-insane experimental rejects, and more "you're the terrorists, no you're the real terrorists" over and over again. Gah!

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« Reply #25 on: 10 March, 2018, 10:47:34 am »

Just a thought... when was the last time Pat Mills actually created a new character for 2000 AD? With their own strip, I mean? Defoe was the last one, wasn't it? Perhaps the best answer to this endless cycling through his repertoire would be for him to come up with something completely new.

As I recall, the last strip Unki Pat and Clint Langley brought to 'The house of Tharg' was American Reaper which was panned by most, although I enjoyed it and would have happily seen it return. Maybe treading water in established strips is what the majority wants. The Prog seems to be selling well as I understand it, and the Forum only represents a tiny minority of the overall fandom.

Veering wildly back on topic - I love the original run of Bad Company and feel it should have been left as a standalone classic. I'm waiting for the big reveal that Danny Franks is in a Hospital ward/cell and it's all happening inside his head.

Brass Sun, Savage , and A.B.C's all doing the job, for me.

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« Reply #26 on: 10 March, 2018, 11:19:16 am »
i liked madness
of savage & abc
warriors too

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« Reply #27 on: 10 March, 2018, 11:41:30 am »
The Big reveal I'd like in Bad Co is that Danny Franks is still the Krool Heart and this is going somewhere,  but I think that ship has sailed.  The really annoying thing is I really liked Milliglo's Counterfeit Girl, and given we could have had more of that instead, it riles me a bit extra than it possibly should.

 

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« Reply #28 on: 10 March, 2018, 03:31:08 pm »
Surely with this week's repetitive page-count-extending tactic of the absurd Dead White Males (who in no way resemble the old War Zombies,  who were just dead soldiers reanimated by gas and controlled by a rhythmic beat) and the line 'most modern humans can't handle poetry of this intensity', there can be no other explanation than that this is a shaggy dog story happening entirely in Danny's head.

Otherwise it is simply appalling drivel, dressed in vibrant art that it doesn't deserve.

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« Reply #29 on: 10 March, 2018, 05:43:07 pm »
I have been wondering what's been bugging me about Brass Sun lately, and I think I've finally twigged: how does the toilet work in that tortoise house?  Either
1 Wren poos through a regular hole in the floor of her house onto the tortoise shell and just lets it run down to build up in the edge of the shell where there's a kind of natural guttering and now there's a whole moat of human poo surrounding the shell, or
2 she's drilled a hole through the shell into the tortoise's own bowels and all her poo is dumped - so to speak - if/when the tortoise does its own business.