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Author Topic: Meg 400 - 400th Issue!  (Read 15057 times)

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Re: Meg 400 - 400th Issue!
« Reply #45 on: 27 September, 2018, 07:22:50 PM »
Please help me with Anderson. I like the art but confused by the third page. Is the initial skysurfing perp killed by a single whack to the head meant for Anderson? She calls in a Death but he doesn’t look too dead behind her. It’s not like half his head’s missing or anything! Great art & colouring though, more from de la Cruz please Tharg?!

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Re: Meg 400 - 400th Issue!
« Reply #46 on: 28 September, 2018, 08:46:58 AM »
Yes I wondered about that too. It doesn’t look too obvious but the explanation you have given is what I think must have happened.

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Re: Meg 400 - 400th Issue!
« Reply #47 on: 28 September, 2018, 09:24:30 AM »
Is the initial skysurfing perp killed by a single whack to the head meant for Anderson? She calls in a Death but he doesn’t look too dead behind her. It’s not like half his head’s missing or anything!

That's exactly what happens.  I agree, he's not exactly decapitated,  but does he need to be?  He gets hit on the side of the head by an iron pipe swung from a moving vehicle,  Anderson identifies him as dead, and calls it manslaughter.

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Re: Meg 400 - 400th Issue!
« Reply #48 on: 10 February, 2019, 10:23:02 AM »
Hurrah, I have just resubscribed after maybe 5 years away.  (Sexy Ostritches did for me).

So I thought I'd restart at 400. And what a great jumping on point.  Of the continuing stories which were new to me, Lawless grabbed me immediately as did Dominion and Storm Warning but I struggled with Blunt.

Of the stuff I know, DREDD, ANDERSON, DEVLIN they were all enjoyable if slight.

But feck me! That art throughout is gobsmackingly good. So many styles and such clear storytelling. Phil Winslade in particular on Lawless: is he mad trying to put so much into it? Maybe. but I thank him for it.
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Re: Meg 400 - 400th Issue!
« Reply #49 on: 10 February, 2019, 10:24:12 AM »
Oh and cracking cover. But Not great floppy yet.
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Re: Meg 400 - 400th Issue!
« Reply #50 on: 10 February, 2019, 12:11:29 PM »
That should read " not read floppy yet"
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Re: Meg 400 - 400th Issue!
« Reply #51 on: 10 February, 2019, 01:48:05 PM »
Tiplodocus you can always get the two graphic novels for Lawless then you will be up to date since the current series picks up where the last novel stopped :

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/dredd-verse/XB610

and

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/dredd-verse/XB636
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Re: Meg 400 - 400th Issue!
« Reply #52 on: 22 February, 2019, 04:37:27 PM »
I have purchased both. About 3/4 of the way through welcome to Badrock and already feel like I have double my moneys worth.

What a superbly crafted story!

Tense, funny, twisty, full of metaphors, with great action, unashamedly wild westy but still unable to be told without the sci-fi trappings. Plus the usual Dabnett puns and a great little "Says Marshall Metta Lawson..." trick.

And that's all before I mention the superb art full of character and great storytelling and a batshit crazy level of commitment!

I like the fact the actual timeframe is vague. I keep thinking Johnnie Alpha and Wulf could stroll in...
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