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Colony Earth is at the same level as Death Planet and Angel.

So Numbercruncher it is.

2
Diaboliks.

3
A phrase I’d never thought I would type:

I’m voting for Skip Tracer.

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Death Planet is duking it out with Angel for worst 2000AD “thrill” ever.

So Pandora Perfect by miles. It was actually pretty good fun and the art suited it very well.

5
Tiger Sun

6
Storm Warning.

7
BLAIR 1.


Obviously.

8
Black Museum.


But not because it’s great - it isn’t- but Realm of the Damned has got to be the most unpleasant strip ever published by Tharg. It took the Megazine in a direction I’d really prefer it would avoid.

9
Timequake

But more on the strength of its appearances in Starlord rather than 2000AD.

10
Harmony.

Shame there wasn’t anymore.

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General / Re: Writers Block
« on: 10 November, 2021, 11:54:51 PM »
I think the Prog is pretty good right now.

It’s certainly no where near the 90’s nadir.

The art has always been great.

It has always relied on a small number of writers. Back in the “golden days” you could easily have had three strips in a Prog by Wagner and / or Grant. And one by Mills. And one by Finlay Day or Tom Tully. It’s not that much different to how it is now.

I also think there is a huge amount of nostalgia is attached to how the golden age is viewed. I am currently re-reading a strip I would easily have put in my top ten in Ace Trucking and to be honest it’s actually not that great. For a comedy strip it’s just not that funny. And the action is just ok. And I’m on the better stories before it lost its way. But the art is amazing.

I have branched out other comics now such as Shift, The77 and Spacewarp and for my money none of them come close to 2000AD.


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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 10 November, 2021, 06:57:57 PM »
Dean Stockwell did a really brilliant performance as the villain in the re-boot of Battlestar Galactica.

Sad news. In weird timing I finished my re-watch of the noughties BSG last night. It says a lot for him, that amongst a great cast he stood out, despite not having loads of screen time compared to some. He pretty much stole every scene in was in.

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The art on Freaks is top notch. Can’t remember much about the story so my vote goes to movie Dredd.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2257 - West End Ghouls
« on: 10 November, 2021, 01:48:15 PM »
You’re right- it doesn’t make any sense to link ST and BS.

Can you remind me what the explanation was in Brass Sun?

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