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Re: Prog 1812 Trifecta
« Reply #45 on: 02 December, 2012, 07:45:03 PM »
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Re: Prog 1812 Trifecta
« Reply #46 on: 02 December, 2012, 07:53:11 PM »
... with writing credits for all three of the script droids

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Re: Prog 1812 Trifecta
« Reply #47 on: 02 December, 2012, 08:06:41 PM »
Cheers for the swift answers.

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Re: Prog 1812 Trifecta
« Reply #48 on: 02 December, 2012, 08:33:38 PM »
Well that was  wonderful,Gordon Bennet's Brother makes his appearance and a giant shark isn't jumped but lands in the Black Adlantic really topnotch prog, only minor mionr gripe is Carl's Dredd lacks  gravitas, thought the real Dredd was coming out from behind trhat secret door still loving Hershey/Dredd clash

all this and an xmas prog!! You spoil us ambassThargy!
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Re: Prog 1812 Trifecta
« Reply #49 on: 02 December, 2012, 09:05:15 PM »
Read it again this evening. Reckon Point gets 90% of the good lines in this prog. The two-panel of Point realising he's still a Judge is priceless. :D

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Re: Prog 1812 Trifecta
« Reply #50 on: 03 December, 2012, 02:28:24 PM »
Well finally managed to read through uninterrupted and overall pretty great.

I've some unease about the deus ex machina nature of Frank's contribution, but that's assuaged by Frank's realisation of just that.

No groundbreaking changes to the status quo either but some interesting teasers of where things will go Dredd / Hershey, What did Frank see in the Blizzard, Smiley's future

Also has Bachmann really been around that long?

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Re: Prog 1812 Trifecta
« Reply #51 on: 03 December, 2012, 02:41:07 PM »
Was Judge Smiley in that H-Wagon that picked up Dirty Frank when he can in from the cold?  ;)
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Re: Prog 1812 Trifecta
« Reply #52 on: 03 December, 2012, 04:06:11 PM »
Was Judge Smiley in that H-Wagon that picked up Dirty Frank when he can in from the cold?  ;)

That's my thinking of it.  So was that an early black ops mission ?

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Re: Prog 1812 Trifecta
« Reply #53 on: 03 December, 2012, 04:31:59 PM »
So… 1812 arrives and, like the overture with which it shares its name, is full of magnificence and spectacle.

I can offer no more than this:



Bravo, gentlemen. Bravo.

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Re: Prog 1812 Trifecta
« Reply #54 on: 03 December, 2012, 06:08:57 PM »
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Re: Prog 1812 Trifecta
« Reply #55 on: 03 December, 2012, 06:35:55 PM »
Just read it. Fucking hell that was just amazingly good, hats off to all involved.
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Re: Prog 1812 Trifecta
« Reply #56 on: 03 December, 2012, 07:36:39 PM »
Both The Cold Deck & Trifecta will forever rank among one of the greatest Dredd-verse stories alongside Beat the Devil, California Babylon, Choose your own Xmas, Day of Chaos, Debris, Meet the Umbersons, Monkey on my Back, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Old Man Time, Regime Change & Served Cold. Judge Bachmann & Enormo Overdrive, meanwhile, will rank amongst one of my FAVOURITE Dredd-verse antagonists in recent years, alongside udge Sinfield, Judge Cal, PJ Maybe, the New Mutant Army under Ex-President Booth, Total War, the Dark Judges, Masahisa Yamaguci & Yevgeny Borisenko and fellow 2000AD antagonists Ethan Kostabi, Cinnabar Brenneka, Dmitri Romanov, the Traitor General, Doctor Friedkin, Howard Quartz & his grandson Vince Quartz, Torquemada, Lucifer Morningstar & both the Countess Bernoulli & “Estabez” (from the recent Stickleback tale)!!!



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Re: Prog 1812 Trifecta
« Reply #57 on: 04 December, 2012, 09:39:46 AM »
Magnificent. That's been one of the most satisfying reading experiences I've ever had and probably my favourite finish to an 'epic' in the prog to date. Absolutely sterling effort and execution from all the creators for bringing it all together - a heartfelt thanks from me to all involved. Magnificent.

Plus, I think it shows the strength of the droid roster that Critchlow hadn't drawn any of the strips in the run but fitted in for the finale just perfectly. Using a fourth artist makes sense of course, but the transition was smooth as ice and I think captured enough the essence of each strand to make this seamless (credit to the lettering job in this respect too). I really love Critchlow's Dredd in any case, but now I love his Low Life and Simping Detective too! Great stuff there Critchlow and Tharg? Get him in the prog more often!

I was just thinking the other day how the Cold Deck really took each element that has made Dredd/MC1 so appealing over the years to craft this: political maneuvering (Justice Department), the crazy city (Low Life) and the dark future it all really represents (Simping Detective). That plus the fan servicing makes it all work as a keenly felt love letter to Mega City One. On that point (right after the Jack etc), I was worried that the self referencing might have strained the whole thing a bit too much for me at times but it managed to stay on the right side of it.

One for the history books there Tharg. Ta!

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Re: Prog 1812 Trifecta
« Reply #58 on: 04 December, 2012, 09:52:39 AM »
Tiny pedant niggle: when Dredd catches that punch, she pulls back her right hand but he catches her left, petty I know... yes, yes I'm just a jealous, bitter and twisted, nit picking pedant
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Re: Prog 1812 Trifecta
« Reply #59 on: 04 December, 2012, 05:45:12 PM »
Rather pleased and delighted to find 1812 on sale - a day early - at my newsagents this morning. (It is Tuesday today, isn't it?) Terrific prog from cover to cover, sterling job by Carl Critchlow and kudos to Messers Ewing, Spurrier & Williams for pulling this issue off so superbly (also Messers Flint, Coleby & D'Isreali, without whom etc...). Extra oil rations all round!  :D
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