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Colin YNWA

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Prog 2138 - Nightmare Fuel!
« on: 29 June, 2019, 06:49:27 pm »
Never very good in the heat so I guess while you lot have all been lapping up the sunshine I've been hidden inside lapping up a double dose of thrillpower (2137 landed today for me too).

Another cracking Prog. Started really nicely with a Thrills of the Future. In just one panel the mighty Flint has got me hackering for more of his and Michael Carroll's 'Proteus Vex' whatever that will be.

Dredd continues to shine as Neimand and Johnson bring part 3 of The Samaritan. The partnership of Pats and Wrex just shines doesn't it. But those moments with Patsy ... somethings up here ... isn't it? Superb.

Thistlebone lets us know much more directly that somethings up and while a snarling black dog is a horror mainstay by George its put to great use here. As are the three kids and the main characters and the last panel... well every element of this story is just used to perfection!

Anderson - Martyrs is also much as it was. The art just isn't quite there for me, which is a shame as it doesn't allow what is a pretty good story so far to shine the way it might otherwise.

Unlike Scarlet Traces which concludes fantastically. Can't wait for this one to come back.

Absalom is also much as you where, playing much the same tricks as last week, but those are great tricks so all good with me. Loving the way this is cranking things up as we head to our climax.

So over all another top Prog. Two such in one day need to be careful and with Indigo Prime coming back next week we have much to look forward to.



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Re: Prog 2138 - Nightmare Fuel!
« Reply #1 on: 29 June, 2019, 09:37:13 pm »


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Re: Prog 2138 - Nightmare Fuel!
« Reply #2 on: 30 June, 2019, 07:11:40 pm »
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Re: Prog 2138 - Nightmare Fuel!
« Reply #3 on: 30 June, 2019, 08:08:09 pm »
Still not liking the Dredd story like others are. This instalment  has Dredd behaving in a completely inexplicable way. Why on earth would he attempt to stab an unarmed person who's giving him medical care? Why would he try to do that when he's too ill to move? Dredd's a stickler, yes, and might well arrest her after saving him but that carry on was just silly.

Scarlett Traces was great and looking forward to its return. Thistlebone is still underwhelming for me, it's taken up the slack left from Scarlett Traces old urban bigot with prejudice against country people inbred arseholes that they are.

Least said about Anderson the better really but old Harry is going great guns Trevallion is a great artist.

Mixed bag for me..


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Re: Prog 2138 - Nightmare Fuel!
« Reply #4 on: 30 June, 2019, 10:10:18 pm »
SIMON DAVIS IS AN ART-GOD SUPREME
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Re: Prog 2138 - Nightmare Fuel!
« Reply #5 on: 01 July, 2019, 04:09:07 pm »
What!!! That you can't just hand out a piddling half dozen episodes of Scarlet Traces and then leave us hanging...
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Re: Prog 2138 - Nightmare Fuel!
« Reply #6 on: 03 July, 2019, 11:40:39 am »

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Brooker's been at the top of any list of Tharg's best available droids for years, but with this he's taken his place among the true gods.  This is Sky Chariots and Nemesis Book One good.



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Re: Prog 2138 - Nightmare Fuel!
« Reply #7 on: 03 July, 2019, 01:20:26 pm »
I’ve long considered D’Israeli one of the best artists in 2000 AD’s entire history. He’s vastly under-rated. I’m not overly taken by his Dredd (I mean, it’s fine, but it’s not shoulder to shoulder with giants), but look at what else he’s done: the superb Leviathan; Low Life; Stickleback; XTNCT; Scarlet Traces (which has been wonderful right from the start); Ordinary. His style shifts and changes, like a great band – you never know quite what you’re going to get next, but you do know it’s going to be fantastic.

But, yes, that spread ups the ante even for him.

I have the old Dark Horse WOTW and Scarlet Traces hardbacks. They are lovely items. But this new D’Israeli art makes me increasingly tempted to double dip – or at least to grab the newer volumes when they’re made into trades. (How I wish Rebellion could have done the same format as DH, though.)

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Re: Prog 2138 - Nightmare Fuel!
« Reply #8 on: 03 July, 2019, 02:14:11 pm »
Dredd – This is plain and simple a great Dredd tale. I like the way that Mechanismo units are used in the story and for the first time becomes part of the Dredd-verse (outside Wagner’s stories)

Thistlebone – The story keeps the mystique going and keeps its cards close to the chest. Classic stuff with Davis painted art just awesome.

Anderson – The story looks interesting and is enjoyable

Scarlet Traces – What a pity that this must come to an end and now have to for the next instalment. D’Isreali’s art is pure comic porn.  Pages 2 and 3 pure bliss.

Absalom – Roaring to its grand finale, great story great art.

5 out of 5, great prog

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Re: Prog 2138 - Nightmare Fuel!
« Reply #9 on: 03 July, 2019, 02:14:34 pm »
I’ve long considered D’Israeli one of the best artists in 2000 AD’s entire history. He’s vastly under-rated.

It’s remarkable that, at almost any point in his career, if he’d settled on that specific style, his work would have been phenomenal but, instead, we’ve been treated to this wondrous parade of experimentation and reinvention where, every time, the results are just gorgeous to behold.
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Re: Prog 2138 - Nightmare Fuel!
« Reply #10 on: 03 July, 2019, 11:06:07 pm »
Prog’s good for me right now, Dredd’s fab, Thistlebone’s a slow burner, and Scarlet Traces has finally given me Martian Tripods on a rampage (at LAST!). Absolom’s gonna be great as a collected read (I’ve usually found that it’s hardly thrilling on a weekly basis but incredible when read as a whole).
Only Anderson leaving me cold. When exactly is this set? And does anyone still give a toss about Psi-Judge Karyn, anyway? And hasn’t she died several times over by now, anyway? Lots of talent on this strip, I’d rather see Beeby and co give us something a bit meatier.
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Re: Prog 2138 - Nightmare Fuel!
« Reply #11 on: 03 July, 2019, 11:35:24 pm »
I think Karyn has become an interesting character now that she's possessed. I don't mind reading a story or two about that.

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Re: Prog 2138 - Nightmare Fuel!
« Reply #12 on: 04 July, 2019, 01:08:07 am »
I thought everyone loved d'Israeli ?
Certainly not 'vastly under-rated', that's a weird comment.

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Re: Prog 2138 - Nightmare Fuel!
« Reply #13 on: 04 July, 2019, 06:55:18 am »
I thought everyone loved d'Israeli ?
Certainly not 'vastly under-rated', that's a weird comment.

I dunno about 'everyone' - his work doesn't do much for me - but in that respect I am an undoubted anomaly. (Part of that may be that he's almost always paired with writers or stories I'm not into.) But you're right - maybe he's under-rated in the wider world of comics, but around here he seems regarded as an absolute favourite.

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Re: Prog 2138 - Nightmare Fuel!
« Reply #14 on: 04 July, 2019, 07:35:30 am »
I see him as a modern-day Mick McMahon. He has rich and varied styles and to my mind should be living in a gold house. But as Greg says, in the wider world of comics he’s still relatively unknown.