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Megazine / Meg 436 - Fit for Duty?
« on: 15 September, 2021, 06:50:39 AM »
Well, the last few months meg felt a little bit underwhelming to say the least but this month with the same line-up we have a very good meg. The one that steal the show is our friendly neighborhood glow in the dark toy of joy.

Dredd – This one-shot serve as an epilogue to the Providence storyline. I enjoyed this and it was more back to basics with a straightforward Dredd actioner. Good art as well from Nick Dyer (very much reminds me of Cam). 

Diamond Dogs – The story ends in a very satisfactory way and kept me interest and I am sure there is more to come. The nice thing was that the end reintroduced a character that will play a bigger role in forthcoming series. Armitage makes a nice cameo appearance.

The Returners – The standout part of this story is the great artwork especially in this episode. Some interesting turn of events as the story re-engaged me.

Angelic – Great storytelling from Rennie and Carter especially the introduction to the alternative Mean Machine.

Devlin – I am going to say it, this was for me the single best Devlin episode ever. Awesome stuff from Kot, dark humor, twisted characters, witty engagements, wonderfully scripted. Do not forget the superb work from Dowling to deliver this masterpiece.  The laugh-out-loud moments made my day.

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Other Reviews / Firekind
« on: 04 September, 2021, 06:54:35 PM »
This is the one I have been waiting for.  The best is that I can remember that I liked this, but I could not really tell you know why and what. So, let’s put the proof in the pudding let’s see if it stood the test of time. Does my memory of this being good still hold up?

In essence his is a story about greed, humankinds lust for what others have told in John Smith unique style. Today I can apricate this story much more since it is something we all witness how we are destroying out world we live in. The story feels like an Avatar rip-off, but roles should be reversed.  John Smith knows how the pull our strings in pull us into his sci-fi landscape.

The art by Paul Marshall is good and I think this was his first work for the house of Tharg. His style has change from his earlier works and looks different today (and I love his old and new style). The alien world is beautifully illustrated by Marshall.

So, if you are a John Smith fan do not miss this and anyone who likes their sci-fi a little bit different or even weird this is for you. My final verdict is that it stood the test of time – Get it !!!!!!


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News / Pat Mills Joe Pineapples series
« on: 03 September, 2021, 03:58:46 PM »
I just read this on Mills twitter feed:

Clint is currently completing the Joe Pineapples Tin Man story. It's 11 episodes. Simon Bisley did the first two and Clint the remainder. I've seen most of the art and some of the colour and it all looks excellent to me. Maybe out next year. 8 years in the making!!

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Other Reviews / Bad City Blue
« on: 11 August, 2021, 02:52:13 PM »
These digital only releases give our guys that do not have the same accessibility to opportunity to get hold of the some of the classic thrills of the past. It feels like a lifetime ago that I first read Bad City Blue. Yes, it has been 34 years since the first episode was published way back in prog 468. So, for me this is feels like a first time read my memory bank surely has lost a lot of capacity.

 The story itself is self-contained and has a clear ending – no sequel needed for this one.  In general, the story is a grim dark tale. Out main protagonist is a bad man and as the story unfolds, we get a clearer picture of whom he is. It was good to walk down memory-lane again and I enjoyed this series. I can recommend this to anyone especially for the classic-sense of it all and for people who do not want to invest a lot of time in a multiple-arc story.

The art if you are familiar with Robin Smith’s work is good, not spectacular but it does tell the story efficiently.  Grant’s script is tight and too the point with no time wasted unnecessary.

So, my conclusion is: get this.

PS – I would like Rebellion too to do a lot of these smaller series as digitally only like Kola Kommandos, Junker etc.

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General / Interview with Dan Abnett
« on: 30 July, 2021, 04:25:26 PM »
Nice interview with Dan Abnett about his current projects and his work for the prog:

https://conskipper.com/dejah-thoris-versus-john-carter-writer-dan-abnett-the-conskipper-interview/

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Megazine / Meg 434 The Radlands Raiders !
« on: 21 July, 2021, 07:11:24 PM »
Well this meg was ok not great just ok saved by Devlin and Angelic. Surely missing 3 strips which I will not name but we all know I am talking about.

Dredd – In some sense the theme of the Dredd story is not my favourite, and the story is carried by Staz’s excellent art. The episode does carry some interesting events and it would be interesting to see where this will end up.

Diamond Dogs – This episode felt a bit empty, and it would have been nice to have certain parts given a little more background. So, this one was a bit of a step backwards in the storyline.

Angelic – As I enjoyed the previous run (I cannot even remember when last this was in the meg), this arc starts on a right foot.

The Returners – This story feels like it is leading me in the wrong direction, and it might be that I am starting the loose the direction and what is going on. Currently it feels like events are happening without any reason or purpose. I might have to re-read the whole arc or something.

Devlin – Well mister Waugh you have an interesting set of choices or rather a choice to make. A deal with the Devil is always lopsided. Great stuff from Kots, he is surely now established himself that can take the strip forward.

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General / John McCrea Vice Press print
« on: 11 July, 2021, 03:21:14 PM »
John McCrea's take on the Angel Gang for a Vice Press print:


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Other Reviews / 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 2021
« on: 07 July, 2021, 09:51:19 AM »
This year’s special rather than to focus on smaller stories or specific characters in the AD-verse are presented by one big event story broken-up in 5 parts and wrapping up in a finale. Different artists are used for each section of the special.

The smaller stories are there to support the fact that this is a global event and rather than a localized event. Chopper, Cursed Earth Koburn, Armitage, Devlin Waugh, and Judge Inaba are the support cast, Dredd and Anderson are the leads. As the stories starts to unfold, we realised events occurring over the global has something in common. The common thread is only revealed in the Anderson storyline.  Whereas the first story featuring Dredd kick-off the event the Anderson story leads us into the grand finale.

Overall, I liked the special and especially liked the fact that it is one big story. The bigger story gives it much more depth and space to grow. The end is an indication that we might even get more from the “characters” that was introduced.

Positive points
-   The art in general was quite good, special mentioned must go to Googe’s fine art on the Inaba story
-   One big story, can focus on the main theme
-   Armitage and Devlin together in one story, this might be a first as well

Negative points
-   Well, if you do not like the theme this might be one big let-down
-   If you are not a big Dredd-verse fan you will also be let-down

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General / John Smith article
« on: 26 June, 2021, 02:51:48 PM »
Here is a very nice article about john smith and his work.  It would ne nice if he could make a return, he always had a very unique and interesting voice with a lot of brilliant ideas.

http://www.tcj.com/from-revere-to-eternity-the-works-of-john-smith/

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Other Reviews / Black Beth and the Devils of Al-Kadesh
« on: 24 June, 2021, 05:37:07 AM »
This has been a very enjoyable read and the whole setup and environment reminds me of the world of Conan and Red Sonja.

The special is divided into 3 stories whereas the first takes off from the previous stories published in the Scream specials.  Alec Worley continues to deliver the script for all the stories.

Art for the first story is again provided by Dani and is also the one that takes up the bulk of the special.  This story basically wraps-up what happened in the previous specials and is written in such away that you do not have to read the previous stories. A lot of action and the story rockets at a Bolt-like pace but still feels does not feels rushed.

The second story is a quick 3 pager and is more of a filler.

The third story continues the story of the Death Man and visuals are provided by Vincenzo Riccardi and script by Doug Graves. The story is not to bad but not the most dynamic and is adequate.

Overall, I liked the special and I can see potential for a series of Black Beth in the prog or even in the meg.  So hopefully we will see more off the characters on display here.

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Megazine / Meg 431 - Badges of Honour
« on: 21 April, 2021, 04:29:06 AM »
Cover by Dave Taylor:



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Prog / Prog 2227 - Skeleton Crew
« on: 14 April, 2021, 04:13:46 AM »
Cover by Richard Elson:



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General / Celebrate Brian Bolland
« on: 27 March, 2021, 08:28:01 AM »
Brian Bolland celebrated his 70th on the 26 of March. Here is a article displaying some of his awesome work:

https://neotextcorp.com/culture/gaze-into-the-art-of-bolland-the-career-and-covers-of-brian-bolland/

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Books & Comics / Rok Of The Reds
« on: 03 March, 2021, 04:37:49 AM »
I have backed the kickstarter for Rok the God. It was a great read. Now I see that Rok Of The Reds is finally available in digital format and my question is, is it worthwhile getting if you have already read Rok the God? I am quite tempted since this is John Wagner for crying out loud.

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Other Reviews / Revere
« on: 13 February, 2021, 09:13:58 AM »
With Rebellion deciding to release certain series digitally it gives me time to revisit the selected few. One of those is Revere. I will be honest, and it is one of those series which I frankly cannot remember anything about. I am not a big fan of Simon Harrison work and thus never read it with any vigour. With my original collection gone I lost the opportunity to read it as an adult. I decided I will read it with an open mind. So here are my views:
At the end it is weird, wacky, dystopian, surreal johnsmitheen tale. Maybe one of my earlier problems was more related to a lost in translation. I always preferred the more straight-forward action-oriented stories and this was a different beast. My final conclusion is that I can recommend this, and I did enjoy it the second time around. If you like John Smith’s work get this; if you are a Simon Harrison fan, then get this. The art I found much better than I can remember. The colour schema used by Simon suites his work rather than his strong B/W ink-work. 

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