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Messages - scrotnig

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Books & Comics / Re: Monster Fun
« on: 21 September, 2021, 02:32:53 PM »
I'll be picking this up next year for a 5 year old Beano fanatic.
And maybe a flick through myself too!

Any word on the creative teams?
Can we assume the ever excellent Lew Stringer will be involved?
I will join you in wishing for some Lew Stringer.
I love his humour and I love the style of his characters.
It’s perfectly suited to Monster Fun.

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Books & Comics / Re: Monster Fun
« on: 20 September, 2021, 10:33:31 PM »
Wow this is fantastic news.

I’ll be having a subscription to this as soon as it’s available.

I don’t have any children....it’ll be for me! Cough.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2246 Regened - It's a Monster
« on: 24 August, 2021, 11:58:34 PM »
Really enjoyed this.

Not sure about Dredd not looking like Dredd for most of the story though. That was a strange idea. Art is great.

Really enjoyed ‘Splorers which was just masterful and I love how it follows on from Survival Geeks, it’s actually quite moving. Looks brilliant but that’s a given of course.

Mayflies is good and the art is great.

Enjoyed the Future Shock, it worked well, art suited it perfectly.

Chopper was good but the character doesn’t act much like the original. Seems a bit too fluffy. Again the art here is great.

I’d like to see Finder and Keeper again, I thought those stories really worked.

As always, I love the Regened concept and look forward to it every quarter.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2233:Regened - Ready to face the law?
« on: 23 May, 2021, 01:08:55 PM »
And as we are in groundhog mode, I shall post my regular assertion that, as a 2000ad reader since 1982, and a subscriber of many years standing, I love the regnened progs. So there!

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Prog / Re: Prog 2232 - A Small Sacrifice?
« on: 19 May, 2021, 11:43:55 PM »
Can it really be eighteen years since the last time Tharg stuck a badger on the cover?
Ah, that period when they were clearly trying to make the Meg look like it was the '2000ad Megazine' rather then the 'Judge Dredd Megazine'. The clever positioning and de-emphasising of certain words and logos....

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Prog / Re: Prog 2232 - A Small Sacrifice?
« on: 18 May, 2021, 11:27:51 PM »
VOTE HERE!
List your three favourite stories IN THIS PROG on the coupon and enclose it with your entry.
1. Thistlebone
2. Dredd
3. Intestinauts
I Dislike: Nothing
My Age is: Over 40

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General / Re: My First Prog
« on: 13 May, 2021, 11:18:07 PM »
Going to guess that 280 is scrotnig's:

Yep I think that is the one. Thanks.

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General / Re: My First Prog
« on: 13 May, 2021, 06:45:15 PM »
One with Otto Sump on the cover. That's as best I can manage I'm afraid.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2231 - Take Cover, Citizens!
« on: 13 May, 2021, 08:09:46 AM »
This is a strong prog, but I want to say that Thistlebone has me gripped like nothing has for many years.
It's a complete masterpiece in every way, story and art alike. I almost have no words.

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Announcements / Re: Dave Evans, R.I.P.
« on: 10 May, 2021, 06:47:02 PM »
Just fucking talk to someone. Please.
A lot of people saying this.

Without knowing anything about Bolt's specific situation, I will say this;

As someone who has been in dark places there are two problems ith the 'just talk to someone':

1. Often in this situation you don't have anyone you can talk to.
2. Even if you do, they often don't want to be burdened with your problems. They may well lend a sympathetic ear for ten minutes but you will soon find they don;t want to know and will start avoiding you.

That second point is one I've run into a few times. You can get accused of trying to drag people down with you, and I can't begin to tell you how much that hurts when in a bad place such as that.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2220 Regened: Earth-Shattering
« on: 02 April, 2021, 02:07:17 PM »
The negative impact is old farts grumbling, but I’d wager they are relatively few in number but loud of voice.

I suspect this is very much the case, too. I don't think there's enough slack in 2000AD's circulation for Rebellion to continue with a strategy that was costing them sales in any significant numbers, so I think you're right… it's probably a vocal but very small minority.
As a fairly "old fart", and subscriber for longer than I can even remember now, I love the regened issues in their own right, and I think it's a great long term strategy to try and build an audience for when old farts like me aren't around any more.

Long may it continue.

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General / Re: The Matt Smith years
« on: 23 March, 2021, 07:12:25 PM »
Nothing comes close to the Trifecta reveal, that whole run and the way the linked stories developed with no fanfare, I don't think anything can ever beat that. It was genuinely jaw-droppingly good. It wasn't just the fact the stories were linked, it was how good they were as individual stories as well.

It all looked unfeasibly easy. Many people at the very top of their craft were behind that run.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2222 - Reach For The S.T.A.R.S!
« on: 12 March, 2021, 08:59:16 AM »
All I feel I can add to this thread is this:

It's testimony to how strong 2000AD is these days, that one of the major strips can be unexpectedly missing from a prog, yet said prog is as awesome as this one is. That's impressive at any time, but in the current situation it's astonishing. That 3rillers is brilliant.

Had a new reader happened upon this prog (and not read the Nerve Centre!) they'd be completely unaware anything was 'amiss'.

And yes the paper is definitely different. Not sure why. It's not better or worse particularly, just...different.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2221 - Taking the Biscuit!
« on: 06 March, 2021, 12:24:48 AM »
Five minutes in Photoshop and, well, yikes.
That's traumatic.

My recovery has started, it may take some time but I will get there.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2220 Regened: Earth-Shattering
« on: 26 February, 2021, 11:10:13 AM »
I started picking up the prog again a few weeks ago as it showed up in my local Tesco for the first time since I was a kid, and I really cannot stress enough how much more I enjoyed this issue than the last couple. It’s bright, it’s full of ideas, and honestly, it’s so much more contemporary. This scripts aren’t toned down at all. The loss of the occasional boob and a bit of gore doesn’t make it any less appealing to adults, it just makes it more appealing to everyone. All-ages doesn’t mean “for kids”, and Rebellion seems to understand that. The logo looks great, too. I reckon you could pull off a fantastic standard Dredd that doesn’t betray the character in this style, and I’d love to see it happen.
I absolutely agree with all of this.

Oh, and I say Regened as in Regenerated.
Oh. And it was all going so well.

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