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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 02 July, 2021, 09:20:06 PM »
A whiff of dissatisfaction this week, unfortunately:

Batman: Reptilian 1. Stellar art from Sharp, but the script left me cold blooded. Ennis did a cool version of Batman, once, in a few panels of Hitman, a lifetime ago. Here it falls flat. I have read very little of this kinda stuff in recent years, and have to give it to SGM for setting a new gold standard with 'White Knight', against which this is outmatched by leagues. I'm out for the remainder of the series, but will keep an eye on reviews over the next few months - if word of mouth picks up I will get the collection at some stage.

Grendel: Devils Odyssey 7. A Grendel comic I didn't enjoy? Say it ain't so, ma. This was clearly written a year or two ago when such acidulous Trump Derangement Syndrome would have been rewarded with a chuckle, but now - in July 2021 - it elicits no more than a minor shudder of cringe. Bit of a waste of an issue, but faultless artwork, as per the Wagnerian standard.

BRZRKR 3. Alright I suppose, but I seemed to blast through it in about 4 minutes, and it was a little bit of a let down compared to the previous two instalments. I will round up with the now cliched "nice artwork, though" comment.

I'm starving for a decent read this weekend, but I note that Barry Windsor Smith's Monsters has reached the top of the pile. Face it Tiger - you might have just hit the jackpot.


For Armoured Gideon and Tor Cyan, I want to give Tomlinson 2, but the sheer weight of Rennie’s quality output makes that impossible. So:

Tomlinson 1 / Rennie 4

Exactly the same for me - Rennie's overall high quality output must be considered.

Rennie 4 / Tomlinson 1

It just occurred to me that this entire 'Writers Solhiem Cup' bollocks is just a ruse Colin cooked up to present quantum physicists with the Rennie v Niemand equation.

Hine 4 / Robinson 1

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 30 June, 2021, 01:00:34 PM »

Mobile Armored Strike Kommand

Music all wrong, should be Ride of the Valkyries!

Yeah, in the Wagner v Tully thread.

A functioning flying car was built at least 70 years ago.  When do I get my one?

You get that boat seaworthy first, then we'll get back to you.

General / Re: Tom Tully or John Wagner - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 8
« on: 30 June, 2021, 11:58:36 AM »
Without further comment;

Wagner 5 / Tully 0

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 30 June, 2021, 11:53:57 AM »

General / Re: Alan Moore or Guy Adam - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 7
« on: 29 June, 2021, 01:07:35 PM »
Poor Guy...

Moore 5 / Adams 0

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 29 June, 2021, 01:03:05 PM »
Bioshock Infinite

Fantastic fun.

Featuring a modern classic gaming moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpfDjHL1x9s
(The game is set in 1912)

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 28 June, 2021, 09:33:51 AM »

Way of X 3 - so the X-Men have an island and laws and rules about making mutants and Si Spurrier gets Nightcrawler hungover (at a weird gala ball thing that just makes no sense) and has fun with the idea of making more mutants. This is probably a smart funny comic and one I want to like - I love Nightcrawler - but the whole set up is so ... something... I mean it could be very interesting... it could be very smart... it just doesnt make me care.

I sometimes glance at the reviews of the current Hickman era X-Men comics and...and what's the opposite gif to the Arrested Development "I've made a huge mistake"?

General / Re: John Smith or Emma Beeby - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 6
« on: 28 June, 2021, 09:29:50 AM »
A tough draw for anyone against Smithy.

Smith 5 / Beeby 0

Help! / Re: 2000 AD Presents Crisis bag/board question
« on: 28 June, 2021, 09:27:32 AM »
I had the same issue a few years back, found these on Amazon that seem to fit most of the older sizes:


Didn't invest in boards, just used existing sizes for some key issues.

There was a period when Steve Moore was a consistent contributor to the Prog, and it was enjoyable having regular stories by a writer of his calibre.

That said, I have very fond memories of Ho-Gan's Strontium Dogs.

Hogan 3 / Moore 2

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 24 June, 2021, 01:48:52 PM »

Set in the Saw universe.  It's not one of the better ones (1, 4 or 6) but that's no surprise as it was directed by the guy that made 2, 3 and 5. 

But it's not terrible and it's reasonably short.  I didn't mind it.

Even though I've self-spoiled 50% of it, going to see it tonight in Dublin.
It will be the first film I've seen in the flicks since March 1st 2020 - unbelievable.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 24 June, 2021, 01:44:56 PM »
A perfect example of an MCU character that had a meaningful and complete arc, shocking death, then cheap resurrection for a Disney Plus series.

If you'd been watching it, you'd know he hasn't been resurrected.

Also, this is Marvel — not staying dead is perfectly in keeping with the comics!

Bang on - an alternate timeline version is even cheaper than a cheap resurrection!

Loki's story was over the moment he had a change of heart and came back to rescue the Asgardian civilians at the end of Ragnarok.
He could have died in battle seconds later, and it wouldn't have mattered. The few scenes he was in after that moment were just onion gravy.

Not trying to disparage post-Endgame enjoyment of the MCU for those still into it, just that it's past it's sell-by date for me personally, even if I had any interest in any of the forthcoming tie-ins.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 24 June, 2021, 12:26:51 PM »
I ducked out of the entire MCU after Endgame.

We all did, didn't we?

Endgame itself was nowhere near as good as Infinity War, but a nice exit point nevertheless.

I peruse the geek news sites occasionally and see the likes of Loki advertised.
A perfect example of an MCU character that had a meaningful and complete arc, shocking death, then cheap resurrection for a Disney Plus series.

Currently happy to see True Detective series 3 now available free, series back on form after a disappointing 2nd series.

A great return to form with excellent lead performances.
One of my absolute favorite lines of dialogue too; "You're looking good, Purple. Who's the old man with ya?"

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