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Prog / Re: Prog 1877 - Someone Call a Cop?
« on: 12 April, 2014, 10:21:26 PM »
Each Saturday and Sunday see half a dozen comments on the prog review thread from subscribers who generally seem fed up with most of the stories. By the second page of comments, all those who pick up the prog in Smiths to read during their Wednesday lunch break are declaring everything to be brilliant. If anything, you'd imagine it would be the other way round.

Yes that is an interesting point. I am new to the forum and fairly surprised to see comments along the lines of "I've only ever liked on average 2 or 3 out of 5 of the stories in the Prog" and this from people who have made thousands of posts.

But also I guess there are people out there who don't subscribe, rather pick it up every Weds from Smith's or the newsagent and have done so every single week and love it just as much as the next person.

Well that's my opinion anyway...cause that's what I have been doing...since 1979

General / Re: Tharg's Trivia Challenge
« on: 12 April, 2014, 07:59:50 PM »
yeah I saw the Hammerstein post and saw your "no its not" without seeing you had quoted my answer of "Grunge", i thought you were responding to that answer.

All in 2 milliseconds as I was going out the door.

Indeed I tried to delete the no post but could n't.

So alls well that ends well.

So yes lets get that next question, Dr X.

General / Re: Tharg's Trivia Challenge
« on: 12 April, 2014, 07:47:38 PM »
That will teach me to try and post and go out to get the kids tea from the fish and chip shop at the same time.

"No" was intended to say no it wasn't Hammerstein.

And yes you are right it was "Gunge" not "Grunge". But still not a bad guess for a story I have hardly read since it came out. And that's not being pedantic, it's being accurate - which is important.

Anyway...yes Blackblood is the correct answer, so over to you Dr X.

General / Re: Tharg's Trivia Challenge
« on: 12 April, 2014, 06:03:10 PM »

General / Re: Tharg's Trivia Challenge
« on: 12 April, 2014, 05:19:26 PM »
ok next question.

Who was the leader of the Straw Dogs?

General / Re: Tharg's Trivia Challenge
« on: 12 April, 2014, 04:43:38 PM »

Pretty sure they are a Otto Sump product anyway.

General / Re: Slough Feg
« on: 12 April, 2014, 01:16:52 PM »
I never knew the verb 'Slough' was pronounced 'sluff'. 

Me neither until today...I had to look it up.

I always said "sloff /sloth" rather than "sluff" for Slough Feg.

Then again I have been going round thinking it was Johnny "Alp-ha" rather than "alfa" for 37 years.

General / Re: Slough Feg
« on: 12 April, 2014, 11:05:56 AM »
Is as per the town Slough between London and Reading or is it "sloff" as in rhymes with cough?

Presumably the former, given that they earn this name by 'sloughing' off their skins.

This just shows the difficulty in having written conversations about pronunication. :D When you say it is like the town Slough - how do you pronounce that? I meant like Plough but I think you meant "sluff" - certainly if you shed your skin it is "sluff".

Well, you pronounce it with the same accent as "Slaine".

Well this opens up another can of worms...so how do you pronounce Slaine? Do you mean "Slaunyeh". Personally I suspect that is right but prefer to stick to good old "slain".....I see Sauchie has addressed this just as I was typing this.

Prog / Re: Prog 1876 - Armageddon to Order
« on: 11 April, 2014, 07:07:47 PM »
well said.

General / Slough Feg
« on: 11 April, 2014, 07:05:08 PM »
Ok I been doing a bit of a Slaine re-read.

One thing that I have never been quite sure of is...how do you pronounce "Slough" as in "Slough Feg" or "Slough Trott"?

Is as per the town Slough between London and Reading or is it "sloff" as in rhymes with cough?

Or something else. Any views? Has Pat Mills said anything about it?

General / Re: I'm gonna read them all...
« on: 11 April, 2014, 06:58:11 PM »
I just love this period of Slaine that you are hitting now. You have some great stuff ahead of you in the 100 Progs or so...Tomb of Terror, Spoils of Annwn and Slaine the King. Enjoy.

(I love the stuff you have just gone through as well).

In my opinion Slaine up to the of the King is just some of the best stuff ever in the Prog and the art...Belardnelli, McMahon, Fabry..its just a succession of greats. (And lets not forget the stuff by David Pugh, Mike Collins, Mark Farmer either and Angie Kincaid either).

Prog / Re: Prog 1876 - Armageddon to Order
« on: 10 April, 2014, 07:59:22 PM »
A really strong line up at present. I am enjoying all the strips.

Jaegir seems more to have  a far more interesting premise than previous Rogue spin offs like the 86ers.

Outlier - I'm not sure what it is but I really like this even though it seems fairly straight forward so far. I am waiting for a big twist.

Sinister Dexter: Sorry but the low point of the strip, it should have been Tarantino does SAMCRO but it feels like a filler story from ACTION in the 70s.

I am interested to know why you have picked this out as the low point of the strip. It seems like a fairly standard Sinister Dexter to me, although the conversation about how many  times they have been captured  is verging on self parody.

General / Downlode Tales - Question
« on: 08 April, 2014, 10:36:57 PM »
I have just been reading the Downlode Tales floppies. They are great, but can anyone remember why these stories were billed as Downlode Tales and not Sinister Dexter? Sure there are a few that don't feature the duo but once it gets into the swing of things with the plot to track down Demi's killer they are central to it.

Also the last one in the 3rd floppy, The Off-Lode Experience isn't even set in Downlode.

General / Re: I'm gonna read them all...
« on: 07 April, 2014, 06:35:36 PM »
I have been biting my lip trying to stay out of this, but I can no longer.

I actually like Finn.  There I said it.

As to comparisons between Finn and Slaine...hmmm

So one is written by Pat Mills, has a talk dark protagonist who has a thing for his goddess, who goes around getting into fights and is battling ancient aliens / gods who want to enslave mankind. And the other one is Slaine.  :lol:

Prog / Re: 1875 Blood Work
« on: 05 April, 2014, 06:32:42 PM »
Yes really like Simon Davis take on this and the layouts are amazing. I especially liked the way the background of page 1 flows into page 2 and the way Sinead and Quaslime frame page 5.

BTW his name is "Kark" not "Karn"

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