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Colin YNWA

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Prog 2102 - Quick on the Jaw!
« on: 06 October, 2018, 08:08:50 pm »
I think its going to get quiet around, it always does when the Prog is good, who needs to here folks just saying week in week out. This was great, that was great etc etc. Well when the Progs this good we really need to be shouting it from the roof tops. As loud and proud as we can.

We are more than capable of whittering and moaning like a Facebook mob whenever we have a beef and I don't exclude myself from that at all, so when Tharg proves beyond a doubt why this comic is called the Galaxy's Greatest we should be just as vocal and not drift from coming here and showering praise. If we've learnt nothing this week its that we must take things for granted.

The Prog is once again superb, just superb.

Dredd is three fantastic 2 page scenes each offering something different, each moving the whole masterfully forward.

Brink is just a masterclass. It once again returns to its MO of using tight close conversations to drive a bigger world view while reminding us how close and tight the world we are watching is. Just genius

Fiends is a glorious balancing art of action and tension and then a lovely line at the end to throw the night world this story takes us to open.

Skip Tracer is basically since last time the new story I enjoy at these times. Its almost unrecognisable, has given me more reasons to care than then a fantastic 'dreamscape' to fire my imagination.

Kingdom is just Kingdom and that's classic 2000ad at its best.

The entire Prog is a masterclass in art. The Prog as a whole is a sublime mix of different and familiar and when its this good we must never get tired of saying so.

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Re: Prog 2102 - Quick on the Jaw!
« Reply #1 on: 06 October, 2018, 08:23:04 pm »


Cover by Cliff Robinson with Dylan Teague colours.

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Re: Prog 2102 - Quick on the Jaw!
« Reply #2 on: 06 October, 2018, 09:08:43 pm »
Really good prog! Loving it.
Anyone wanna tell me who Clone Of War Marshall Kazan is and why he is important?

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Re: Prog 2102 - Quick on the Jaw!
« Reply #3 on: 06 October, 2018, 09:09:45 pm »
Rob Williams on Dredd in two words.
Last week “We’re fascists.”
This week: “Smell crimes.”
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Re: Prog 2102 - Quick on the Jaw!
« Reply #5 on: 06 October, 2018, 09:29:25 pm »
Cheers Eamonn 👍🏻

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Re: Prog 2102 - Quick on the Jaw!
« Reply #6 on: 06 October, 2018, 11:15:57 pm »
I'm with Colin on this one, more of the same superb quality stories and art. 

With a lovely Cliff Robinson cover too.  TMO is spoiling us and long may it continue..

Colin YNWA

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Re: Prog 2102 - Quick on the Jaw!
« Reply #7 on: 07 October, 2018, 07:31:05 am »
With a lovely Cliff Robinson cover too.  TMO is spoiling us and long may it continue..

Oh and the other thing I forgot, aside from that lovely cover - how angry does that duneshark look - is Thrills of the Future - MORE ZAUCER OF ZILK - wayhey!!!!

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Re: Prog 2102 - Quick on the Jaw!
« Reply #8 on: 08 October, 2018, 11:23:46 am »
I must say I'm pleased to see the Kazan clone appear- that character, from memory, was written by Gordon Rennie back in the day when Gordon was writing a lot of Dredd. Once Gordon stepped away the character wasn't seen (happy to be corrected on this if I'm wrong) until now where it looks like Rob Williams is moving a long bubbling plot into high gear.

The rest of the prog is just firing on all cylinders right now.

#PraiseTharg!

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Re: Prog 2102 - Quick on the Jaw!
« Reply #9 on: 08 October, 2018, 11:37:43 am »
I must say I'm pleased to see the Kazan clone appear- that character, from memory, was written by Gordon Rennie back in the day when Gordon was writing a lot of Dredd. Once Gordon stepped away the character wasn't seen (happy to be corrected on this if I'm wrong) until now where it looks like Rob Williams is moving a long bubbling plot into high gear.

Al Ewing picked up that thread in the wake of Chaos Day (prog 1803), with Dredd rightly demanding what good Kazan was as intelligence given what had just happened to the city. It's always preferrable when these things are picked up on by later writers and given closure, rather than just abruptly dropped.

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Re: Prog 2102 - Quick on the Jaw!
« Reply #10 on: 08 October, 2018, 12:42:25 pm »
The entire Prog is a masterclass in art. The Prog as a whole is a sublime mix of different and familiar and when its this good we must never get tired of saying so.

Ok I wasn’t going to bother, but since you asked nicely...

Yes the Prog is great at the moment.

Especially Dredd. I just love the intrigue and the way previously sown seeds are now coming to the fore.

Brink is just the best new thrill this side of Lawless.

Skip Tracer continues to be way better than series one and has potential to be a”good” thrill. Certainly on a level with many from the past.

FOTEF and Kingdom continue to deliver what they do best.

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Re: Prog 2102 - Quick on the Jaw!
« Reply #11 on: 08 October, 2018, 07:22:11 pm »
Skip Tracer is definitely better than it used to be.

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Re: Prog 2102 - Quick on the Jaw!
« Reply #12 on: 09 October, 2018, 02:24:21 pm »
Everything Colin YMCA said  ;)

Can somebody with better webfu that me scan and post that first panel in Dredd where Gurthie names me twice? I'd love to use it as a avatar.


The Dredd is exceptional this week, and Fiends cracking too, not a foot wrong Tharg, and all this with a revolting server
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Re: Prog 2102 - Quick on the Jaw!
« Reply #13 on: 09 October, 2018, 02:30:41 pm »
oh, and a start date for Smiley's time in the JD>
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Re: Prog 2102 - Quick on the Jaw!
« Reply #14 on: 10 October, 2018, 08:52:55 am »
Prog 2102 continues to be stellar. Dredd & Brink are A*, although I’m sure some would find Brink too talky.
Skip Tracer has never looked better and has a real House of Daemon feel. Kingdom is old school thrills. Fiends feels cinematic - Dave Taylor is a master of atmosphere. Truely this run of progs is up there with the best for me. May the Second Golden Age of 2000ad continue...