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Colin YNWA

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Prog 2101 - The Red, Wight and Blue
« on: 29 September, 2018, 04:16:42 pm »
Well well well now that's good Proggage.

What makes it all the more impressive is one of the few problems of last issue, a fantastic comic in itself is resolved. At last in the space of 5 page of deft writing I have a reason to give a toss about Nolan Blake (even bothered to learn his name now), I've engaged with him as a character and hence engaged with the series. See its simple isn't it! All it took was a bit of family backstory, a reason to understand his anger and hardedness and a situation which I could symphise with and feel his desperation. All crafted in a beautiful first page, an action packed couple and a final couple building the story and creating the conflicit. Glorious stuff and one that makes this Prog a five out of five, the very best of progage.

The rest of the strips are as you were from 2100 and therefore magnificent.

A glorious Dredd and Smiley works Dredd, Frank gets into bother and Sensitve Klegg returns.

Brink is just crafted, creepy glory. Such heavy atmosphere with a comic bit of world building in the last panel.

Fiends of the Eastern Front is sublime both on a visual level but also the tension it so quickly builds and the action that quickly gives it form.

Finally we have more brilliance in Kingdom and Gene does what he does best... but .. well doesn't go as well as normal and I'm completely hooked... which with this series is no surprise.

You know it was discussed that 2100 could be the best Prog ever, see this one, this one makes a case too!


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Re: Prog 2101 - The Red, Wight and Blue
« Reply #2 on: 30 September, 2018, 03:00:19 pm »
Only read Dredd so far...just gets better and better..

Best progs in ages!

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Re: Prog 2101 - The Red, Wight and Blue
« Reply #3 on: 01 October, 2018, 08:42:53 am »
I've read the last two weeks again, just to savour the sheer Thrill-power emanating from the pages. A superb line-up.

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Re: Prog 2101 - The Red, Wight and Blue
« Reply #4 on: 01 October, 2018, 09:18:50 am »
The Saturday-morning slap of my shrink-wrapped prog hitting the porch floor has rarely sounded so good. I find myself looking forward to the next episode of Brink like I would to the next episode of Game of Thrones or Discovery. Soooo good.

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Re: Prog 2101 - The Red, Wight and Blue
« Reply #5 on: 02 October, 2018, 11:13:51 pm »
Pretty good.
I didn't recognise the Higgings cover to begin with - it's not his usual style.
Looking forward to seeing where The Small House ends up - ten episode gives the story a lot of space to breathe, which is good.
Speaking of small spaces - Brink shows a much more accurate picture of Victorian/Edwardian service than Downton Abbey ever did.
Fiends is pretty good - getting a Bram Stoker's Dracula vibe from it this week (the Gary Oldman film).  Have zombies appeared in the Fiends world before?
Skip Tracer - I should probably re-read the first book in the near future.
Rounding off the prog we've got Kingdom, an extended fight scene, hopefully the story will progress a bit more next week.

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Re: Prog 2101 - The Red, Wight and Blue
« Reply #6 on: 02 October, 2018, 11:39:48 pm »
Have zombies appeared in the Fiends world before?

They were used a few times in David Bishop's 'Fiends' novels, and later appeared in his 'Stalingrad' sequel comic in the Megazine.

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Re: Prog 2101 - The Red, Wight and Blue
« Reply #7 on: 03 October, 2018, 03:54:41 am »
Yeah, this is all great stuff. I enjoyed it all, and even found myself following Skip Tracer for the first time. Colin's art made me make the effort though, for the man can do no wrong.

Also, Kingdom has never disappointed me.

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Re: Prog 2101 - The Red, Wight and Blue
« Reply #8 on: 03 October, 2018, 08:45:57 am »
Ah, My liege, your words are full of right!

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Re: Prog 2101 - The Red, Wight and Blue
« Reply #9 on: 03 October, 2018, 03:08:58 pm »
What a great prog. Credit to everyone for delivering a supreme top-notch prog.

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Re: Prog 2101 - The Red, Wight and Blue
« Reply #10 on: 03 October, 2018, 07:26:19 pm »
Question about Dredd The Small House Part 2

SPOILERS

When Judge Smiley reminds Dredd of the high body count of his friends is he implying Hershey needs to be assassinated? Because she puts the city at risk? Is he testing Dredd’s loyalty? Apologies if this is blindingly obvious to other prog readers.  Another stunningly good issue!

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Re: Prog 2101 - The Red, Wight and Blue
« Reply #11 on: 03 October, 2018, 08:36:01 pm »
Question about Dredd The Small House Part 2

SPOILERS

When Judge Smiley reminds Dredd of the high body count of his friends is he implying Hershey needs to be assassinated? Because she puts the city at risk? Is he testing Dredd’s loyalty? Apologies if this is blindingly obvious to other prog readers.  Another stunningly good issue!

That's certainly how I read it.

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Re: Prog 2101 - The Red, Wight and Blue
« Reply #12 on: 04 October, 2018, 08:17:10 am »
Ah, now I might need to read it again but I took it to be a threat that Dredd has a high bodycount among friends so should be careful...

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Re: Prog 2101 - The Red, Wight and Blue
« Reply #13 on: 04 October, 2018, 08:45:37 am »
“ Murder is a crime. The chain of command is followed” - Dredd

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Re: Prog 2101 - The Red, Wight and Blue
« Reply #14 on: 04 October, 2018, 10:44:54 am »
Well well well now that's good Proggage.

What makes it all the more impressive is one of the few problems of last issue, a fantastic comic in itself is resolved. At last in the space of 5 page of deft writing I have a reason to give a toss about Nolan Blake (even bothered to learn his name now), I've engaged with him as a character and hence engaged with the series. See its simple isn't it! All it took was a bit of family backstory, a reason to understand his anger and hardedness and a situation which I could symphise with and feel his desperation. All crafted in a beautiful first page, an action packed couple and a final couple building the story and creating the conflicit. Glorious stuff and one that makes this Prog a five out of five, the very best of progage.

The rest of the strips are as you were from 2100 and therefore magnificent.

A glorious Dredd and Smiley works Dredd, Frank gets into bother and Sensitve Klegg returns.

Brink is just crafted, creepy glory. Such heavy atmosphere with a comic bit of world building in the last panel.

Fiends of the Eastern Front is sublime both on a visual level but also the tension it so quickly builds and the action that quickly gives it form.

Finally we have more brilliance in Kingdom and Gene does what he does best... but .. well doesn't go as well as normal and I'm completely hooked... which with this series is no surprise.

You know it was discussed that 2100 could be the best Prog ever, see this one, this one makes a case too!

This ^^^^
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