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Prog / Re: Prog 2294: East Wired
« on: 07 August, 2022, 01:05:19 PM »
Also: part 23? Wow. Nice to see Tharg agreeing to play the long game with this. It’s going to be a chunky collection when reprinted!)

Dan Abnett is the new Tom Tully.

I don't really find Brink that agreeable in episodic chunks and enjoy it more when I can read a whole series in one go. This one's a long time coming!

I have a vague memory that the series was initially announced as a four volume collection of the Don Lawrence strips rather the complete strip. Obviously that's not going to be the case - judging by the contents list for volume 4 it's going to take one further book before we're up to the end of Lawrence's run and then Tharg knows how many books to reach 1982.

Prog / Re: Prog 2292 - United Front
« on: 27 July, 2022, 08:35:33 AM »
Well it is difficult to review prog when 3 out of 5 stories is literally wordless (speech bubbles has been shot to bits by Dredd). I believe this is a digital only problem it is on the App and the downloadable progs as well from the webstore.

Tbf, it made 'Skip Tracer' a bit easier to get through.

Announcements / Re: Alan A Grant RIP
« on: 22 July, 2022, 08:27:10 AM »

Prog / Re: Prog 2291 - Heart of Darkness
« on: 20 July, 2022, 08:30:36 AM »
Is it too much to hope that Jaegir will be longer than three episodes this time?

Announcements / Re: The 10,000 Disasters of Dort - coming May 2023
« on: 13 July, 2022, 08:52:28 AM »
Another one I've never heard of. Boy the Treasury really is a voyage of discovery!

I had heard of it but it seems a bit of an obscure choice given that we haven't seen Robot Archie or Kelly's Eye or Spellbinder books yet.

Prog / Re: Prog 2290 - Double Impact!
« on: 13 July, 2022, 08:47:01 AM »
For a panicked moment, I thought Skip Tracer was going to be the double-length strip.

Other Reviews / Re: Dredd: The Complete Case Files
« on: 06 July, 2022, 10:22:23 PM »
The bigger thing for me is how the lettering (thanks for Jim highlighting the importance of lettering) has change from the original prog/megs. tom Frame did most of letting and it has been completely altered from his original lettering. This is on the digital release not sure if it is true on the printed release.

That's... yikes. I mean, that's basically vandalism.

Was there a pressing need to reletter the entire book? And if so, why not do it more sympathetically?

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 05 July, 2022, 07:29:22 PM »
Zenith seems like an odd thing to leave out. A terrible decision in fact!

I wonder if - as with Luke Kirby - they didn't want to risk giving Morrison (and McKenzie) a potential new avenue for legal action by licensing a UK edition to another publisher?

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 04 July, 2022, 08:13:22 AM »
What about Luke Kirby? Or is there a rights issue?

Prog / Re: Prog 2288: Law versus Claw
« on: 29 June, 2022, 11:43:13 PM »
There is something very off about Lowborn High's weirdly blatant plagiarism, especially at a time when we could do without reminding that anti-trans bigot JK Rowling still exists.

Again, I hate to be that guy, but calling Rowling a bigot is defamatory and untrue. She holds views in favour of women's rights to which some militant trans rights activists object. She has expressed these views - which are protected speech under the law and are consistent with both UK equality legislation and the broad character of public opinion - reasonably and compassionately, and for that has been targeted for threats and abuse both online and IRL.

Rowling's child fans have also been targeted for online abuse - including being exposed to sexual threats and paedophile imagery - by these same so-called activists. I find it extraordinarily depressing that so many - including you - are willing to side with such obviously evil thugs who have gone to such appalling lengths to smear, intimidate and silence women they disagree with.

So I am very happy to be reminded that she exists and refuses to be intimidated or silenced by the likes of you. The only bigotry here is yours.

Prog / Re: Prog 2287: Grinders Keepers!
« on: 22 June, 2022, 07:28:49 PM »
Do young children read bi-monthlies? Does anyone know why they don't want weeklies?

Is it maybe that the most viable and visible comics available to kids these days are US reprints following the traditional American monthly publication model? The once ubiquitous British weekly anthology hasn't really existed for a generation and weekly kids publications tend to be aimed at very young readers or are bought for the free gifts rather than the content.

On an unrelated note, this is the second time that both the current Brink and Hope storylines are going to be pre-empted by Regened and I'm having flashbacks to my youth when you'd have to wait three weeks between episodes of The X Files or Twin Peaks because BBC2 had taken them off to make way for snooker.

So, I've finished this and it's great. The stories stand up surprisingly well and the art is beautiful and beautifully reproduced.

My one very minor complaint is that they reprint a lot of Look-In feature articles as an appendix but not the text story from the 1984 Winter Special, but I can't say that I'm losing sleep over that!

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 10 June, 2022, 08:05:31 AM »
That's great. I wasn't sure it would be worth double-dipping on the Rebellion hardcover if this one didn't go right up to date.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 09 June, 2022, 08:31:30 AM »
Can anyone confirm what Brass Sun Vol 2 includes yet?

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