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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #90 on: 28 November, 2012, 10:13:03 PM »
I think the use of the description 'B team' is a bit insulting to the creators.




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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #91 on: 28 November, 2012, 10:19:41 PM »
What I'd love (but financially improbable), is to have the 3 artists doing their own variant progs, just to see how they'd approach the same script.
 

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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #92 on: 28 November, 2012, 10:36:31 PM »
Oh horrible thought about the fate of Hershey's. As few Progs ago, there was Judge Child moments appears, but that was the story introducing Hershey first time... so is it end of her...

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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #93 on: 28 November, 2012, 10:45:47 PM »
Really don't want to see Hershey killed off just as her relationship with Dredd has been getting really interesting.  I desperately want more scenes of her bawling him out for his inability to play well with others.  And there needs to be long-term fallout from him running this whole sting operation without her knowledge or permission.

I would be happy to see an injured Dredd take a temporary stint in the big chair until he's street-ready again, though.
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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #94 on: 28 November, 2012, 10:47:19 PM »
Whenever Dredd's taken a bad knock in previous adventures I have to confess that I've always been pretty cynically disdainful about it - "oh, he's top billing, there's no way they'd kill him off.", that sort of thing.

But this time... chaps, things really and honestly look dicey for him here. It's going to take more than a spin in the speedheal to fix this...!

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Hershey buys it and Dredd feels like he has to take on the job.

You know, that's actually quite credible, particularly when we remember Hershey giving Dredd an Interview Without Coffee a couple of weeks ago which could easily construe some foreshadowing. For over fifty years Dredd has been a latter-day Praetorian ensuring the sanctity of the Law when its practitioners go astray - but when he is, finally, after several near-misses, finally installed in the Chief Judge's seat, he is put to the ultimate test, one far more dangerous than any gunfight or face-off with Judge Death... is Joseph I-Am-The-Law Dredd truly incorruptible? Or has he just never been tempted before?

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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #95 on: 28 November, 2012, 10:47:38 PM »
Well whats to say...
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If Dredd this week feels slightly like an episode too far, then ill put that down to the fact the big pay off is just around the corner, and that the thrill build-up thats been so dazzling that its kinda taken the shine off everything else has, to a degree, come home to roost.
Not that i didnt like it, not at all - and its a minor niggle only, but perhaps the other Dredd-world episodes have outshone it this week. Dirty Frank, im looking at you.
And Dirty Frank is just simply panel after panel of perfection. Though i do think its not gonna end well for Frank..
Simp i really enjoyed this week as well, after a couple of weeks of scratching my head.
Brass Sun has just been wonderful throughout, and i cant wait for more.
ABCWarriors started off for me, OK-ish, but ive really enjoyed the last handful of episodes, and yes - nice to see a return to full colour. I couldnt help think was that Mills being playful in the Deadlock panel on the 2nd half of the splash?

But getting back to Dredd, to paraphrase Bruce Willis in Pulp fiction, 'Dredd's dead, baby. Dredd's dead'. Or at least he should be. People will say weve seen this kinda thing before, and thats all true, but if this is Dredd's last then im strangely calm about it. And in a lot of ways, it makes kinda sense. I could imagine the aftermath of this, with Dredd gone but having saved MC1 - which ive no doubt he has, he's no longer the focus/sore point for the Sov's, and they may call it evens after the long and destructive Booth-Apocalypse War- DoC tit for tat cycle. Hershey may find the courage to go with her initial convictions of wanting to make a change, and starting again, from the bottom up - all tying up nicely with Origins. And certainly after all thats happened to MC1 there must be a appetite, from everbody, for an end to this circle of destruction. Dredd's gotta go, man! Wagner may not even want to be the one to kill off Dredd, and may only want to deal with its immediate aftermath before closing the book on Dredd. Just random musing on my behalf, as i said it gets you like that..

So unless those Mayan's wrong foot us by launching their DoC early, ill see you all at the wrap party.



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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #97 on: 28 November, 2012, 11:01:14 PM »
Nah, I reckon Dirty Frank is the Wile E Coyote of 2000AD. He's always getting his head kicked in, but always comes back... I hope...

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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #98 on: 28 November, 2012, 11:03:19 PM »
Nah, I reckon Dirty Frank is the Wile E Coyote of 2000AD. He's always getting his head kicked in, but always comes back... I hope...

Did he got about 5 bullet holes in his body when he went to Sino?

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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #100 on: 28 November, 2012, 11:31:43 PM »
So Tharg will have to scrap Wagner's Dredd stories written for next year then.



Yes, its been stated that Wagners returning to Dredd, as well as Death(?) next year.
Do you happen know what those Dredd stories will be about?

Nah, I reckon Dirty Frank is the Wile E Coyote of 2000AD. He's always getting his head kicked in, but always comes back... I hope...

Yeah, i hope so as well...
Franks expressions so wonderfully drawn, and conveying so much. Food for thought.

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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #101 on: 28 November, 2012, 11:46:09 PM »
Yes, its been stated that Wagners returning to Dredd, as well as Death(?) next year.
Do you happen know what those Dredd stories will be about?


I'm think it's a safe bet that like getting a bullet in the heart or getting a knife in the throat, falling down the stairs won't stop Dredd meeting the DJs next year.

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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #102 on: 28 November, 2012, 11:57:23 PM »
Oh for sure, but its all part of the fun to wonder how itll all play out, isnt it.
If Dredd did go, for the first time i think i'd be OK with that. Credit to how good, and engrossing Dredd(world) has been this year.

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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #103 on: 29 November, 2012, 12:09:59 AM »
So Carl Critchlow is the man on duty for Prog 1812's art. Should be Zarjaz².

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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #104 on: 29 November, 2012, 12:10:12 AM »
If this is Dredd's swansong then maybe it's time for Rico to don the Dredd badge.




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