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Author Topic: Prog 2260 - Judge Klegg Superstar  (Read 1539 times)

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Prog 2260 - Judge Klegg Superstar
« on: 29 November, 2021, 04:05:42 PM »
Did nobody get this over the weekend? Mine rocked up this morning.
Anyway..

AMAZING cover from Chris Weston.

Klegg still has no Dredd but who cares when it's this fun. This is fantastic. The art has dozens of nods to old Dredd stories, the conceit is superb and the final page reveal - with it's accompanying dialogue - is superb.
Speaking of dialogue, whilst ace throughout there is an especially great panel here with Walter on page 3. What a delight this tale is.

Diaboliks I know I don't like this strip, but this ending seemed a bit weak? Another cool character design this episode, but not enough to make me want to read another installment I'm afraid.

Dexter Looks fantastic, some brilliant dinosaurs - the last two pages are lush. As a standalone epsiode this is cool woith some dudes fighting dinosaurs, but having lost interest in the plot and characters ages ago that's it I'm afraid.

Scarlet Traces Difficult to discuss this episode outside of last weeks and whatever happens next week. Whilst at times this hasn't worked as a weekly installment strip, I'm really enjoying it and I'm glad it's moving towards resolution (take note Dexter). Lovely stuff.

The Out This is one of those episodes of The Out that wasn't so much for me as I found the back and forth between Cyd and the bag annoying: I don't really like the snarky bag and I think the story is usually better without it. Two very significant happenings this week however. Admist all the bonkers art, the old WWI style helmet on the Hurangi was a nice touch.

Despite any moans above, I enjoyed this Prog a lot. Every story had a different focus, a different pace and tone and the comic as a whole read beautifully. It helps that Dredd (and the cover) put the reader in a positive mood from the start. Overall, top notch Prog.

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Re: Prog 2260 - Judge Klegg Superstar
« Reply #1 on: 29 November, 2021, 06:04:17 PM »
Cover by Chris Weston:


When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.

Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

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Re: Prog 2260 - Judge Klegg Superstar
« Reply #2 on: 29 November, 2021, 06:04:37 PM »
Cover and Logo:


When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.

Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

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Re: Prog 2260 - Judge Klegg Superstar
« Reply #3 on: 29 November, 2021, 09:35:37 PM »
An absolute cracker of a prog for me this week.
The standout is the Judge Dredd strip with lots of memberberries. If I had to nitpick I would ask how Max Normal is in the chorus line in this story. I know he is an important character in Dredd's story but surely Max and Dredd's professional relationship wouldn't be common knowledge? It is a small point and one that doesn't detract from the story.

Sin/Dex: Velociraptors, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Spinosaurus, what's not to like?

The remaining three continue or conclude their stories strongly. Diabloliks suffered initially for me as it wasn't really a fan of the story it spun off from, but it is still eminently readable. Scarlet Traces has problems with me as there are too long a gap between episodes. It would be a lot more easy to follow if in a collection. The Out is enjoyable enough to read but it was a talking heavy episode this week. But there is no harm in that.

Still, Dredd was my favourite this week.

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Re: Prog 2260 - Judge Klegg Superstar
« Reply #4 on: 29 November, 2021, 09:54:17 PM »
Did nobody get this over the weekend? Mine rocked up this morning.

Haven't had a prog (or indeed, any post) for three weeks now...

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Re: Prog 2260 - Judge Klegg Superstar
« Reply #5 on: 30 November, 2021, 10:19:18 AM »
Haven't had a prog (or indeed, any post) for three weeks now...

Well that sucks. What happened?
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Re: Prog 2260 - Judge Klegg Superstar
« Reply #6 on: 30 November, 2021, 12:01:07 PM »
I've only had 2259, still missing 2258 - but have contacted about that one and this weeks hasn't shown up yet, though that i smost likely to do with the snow as anything.

Getting other mail though so fingers crossed that gets sorted Pyroxian.

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Re: Prog 2260 - Judge Klegg Superstar
« Reply #7 on: 30 November, 2021, 12:09:18 PM »
Bogus. I need your positive reviews to balance out mine Colin!
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Re: Prog 2260 - Judge Klegg Superstar
« Reply #8 on: 30 November, 2021, 12:29:24 PM »
Haven't had a prog (or indeed, any post) for three weeks now...

Well that sucks. What happened?

Just seems to be the post office being crap in Oxford at the moment - they changed all the posties routes (So I don't get my old postie anymore, which is a shame as he was really good), plus lots of staff sickness. I did see a postman out today, but nothing through the letterbox :(

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Re: Prog 2260 - Judge Klegg Superstar
« Reply #9 on: 30 November, 2021, 03:11:43 PM »
HA! and typically not long after I type we get a late bumper delievery of ALL SORTS of stuff (including some lovely comics and artzines from the latest Chris Askham Kickstrter) and amongst all that... yep you guessed it - two Progs, 2260 and the late 2258 (just after I contact support typical!) and so now cliche's of having to avoid thrillpower overload abound... mind don't have time to read them tonight for one reason or another!

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Re: Prog 2260 - Judge Klegg Superstar
« Reply #10 on: 30 November, 2021, 03:29:15 PM »

Just seems to be the post office being crap in Oxford at the moment - they changed all the posties routes ...

It's not just Oxford.  This seems to be across the UK.  We seem to be down to a three day service here with Saturday being an unusual delivery day.

I did have a conflab with our postie not long back since these has been going on for a while and getting worse.  Turns out that they have the same problem.

Nice to know that privatisation is so successful, isn't it?  If places like Oxford are losing a universal service then heaven help folks out in the sticks (and no, I don't mean Carterton!)

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Re: Prog 2260 - Judge Klegg Superstar
« Reply #11 on: 30 November, 2021, 10:29:20 PM »
 I found the forthcoming thrill box very exciting.  Had thst been announced before?  It was news to me.

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Re: Prog 2260 - Judge Klegg Superstar
« Reply #12 on: 30 November, 2021, 11:47:12 PM »
What a fantastic cover. The depiction of Sensitive Klegg, both on the cover and in the strip, is absolutely perfect.

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Re: Prog 2260 - Judge Klegg Superstar
« Reply #13 on: 01 December, 2021, 03:28:19 AM »
A good prog with a super cover

Dredd – Aaaa yes, the whole switcheroo coming up from a Musical to a Slasher movie. A lot nostalgic riding this episode super stuff from both Rob and Chris.

Diaboliks – This arc was all about the setup, we are now introduced to the next level of combatants. Enjoying this series and lest see where Rennie takes us next.

Dexter – Run Forrester run or rather run Dexter run as our heroes try to escape the avalanche of dinos. Although the plot does not move an inch, we are entertained by some good Tazio action-filled pages.

Scarlet Traces – It looks like Scarlet Traces is reaching a conclusion with a surprise turn off events. Edginton and D’Isreali has entertained us for the last few weeks and if this is the end it would be nice to have a complete collection of this series.

The Out – More off a transition episode an episode that links events maybe next week will find out more about our esteemed colleagues the Tinikar.
When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.

Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

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Re: Prog 2260 - Judge Klegg Superstar
« Reply #14 on: 01 December, 2021, 09:35:19 AM »
Post issues around here (GU51) too. Some weeks we have no mail and then about 10 things arrive at once. Parcel delivery is normal though.

As for the prog, a great cover and a really solid run of strips again. Dredd was entertainingly absurd. Lots of fun. Diaboliks rains gruesome, although I think I’ve lost who’s who a lot, so the reveal did nothing for me. Dexter is something I’ve been hard on, but it works within isolation as a slice of thrilling Proggage.

Scarlet Traces feels like it’s wrapping up. A pity in some ways, but I guess better that than having another Edginton strip in limbo forever. Perhaps this’ll give him a chance to do more. broodblik mentioned a collected edition. I’d love to see an Image-style deluxe HC. Not sure how many books would be needed for the run, and it’d probably cost a small fortune as well. Alas. Perhaps in another reality. Which leaves The Out, which remains compelling and harrowing. Top stuff.

Scarlet Traces > Dredd > The Out > Dexter > Diaboliks for me this week. 4.5/5 overall. It’s been a really great run these past few months.