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Prog 1996 - Fatherland
« on: 27 August, 2016, 11:22:43 AM »
The familiar thump on the doorstep propelled me out of bed.

A mean and moody cover from Paul Davidson which my first, sleep-addled glance mistook for the return of Ian Gibson. Most of the stories are in mid-flow so it's all about where they're going.

This most excellent of Dredd stories continues apace as our hero once again outwits Justice Department's finest. With all the extra little bits being brought in I've no idea how this will be wrapped up in three short episodes. As some readers already commented about previous episodes, this is the best Carlos art for years as well.

More spectacular D'Israeli art in Scarlet Traces. This seems to have turned into a whistle-stop tour of Edginton's Venus without much plot to drive it but the stops along the way are interesting.

The unexpected and very welcome return of Jaegir gives us a quick recap and sets the scene for some very different adult-child relationships to come.

Scarlet Traces continues.

I'm a bit lost about who is controlling who in Anderson but it's been a strong story so far so I hope it can end well.
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Re: Prog 1996 - Fatherland
« Reply #1 on: 27 August, 2016, 01:01:12 PM »
Denise gone and no prog in Bonnybridge :(

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Re: Prog 1996 - Fatherland
« Reply #2 on: 27 August, 2016, 01:15:18 PM »
Maybe's threat has me worried about Vienna. Or... oh no! What if he's going after Walter? :o

Or Mrs. Gunderson. With Maybe, who knows.

I do think PJ may be (see what I did there?) going after Vienna though.

My expectation for next week is the Quite Nice Bar, and that means Walter and Mrs G.

I get the sense that Vienna could be next in Maybe's sights!

We were all right! Yaaay!

Clever stuff - Wagner played us just like PJ played Dredd.

What's the consensus on spoiler tags round here, btw? Helpful or annoying? I seem to remember someone got pissed off because they read a spoiler in the spoiler forum when Dredd died.

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Re: Prog 1996 - Fatherland
« Reply #3 on: 27 August, 2016, 02:17:18 PM »
I say if you're reading the spoiler threads before you've read the prog/meg then youdeerve everything you get.

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Re: Prog 1996 - Fatherland
« Reply #4 on: 27 August, 2016, 02:18:37 PM »
And always proofread before posting!

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Re: Prog 1996 - Fatherland
« Reply #5 on: 27 August, 2016, 03:16:27 PM »
Poor old Dredd. I will feel sorry for him if PJ wins this one.

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Re: Prog 1996 - Fatherland
« Reply #6 on: 27 August, 2016, 03:17:57 PM »
Likewise. I hope his target survives, and that Wagner's comments about people behind annoyed are because a long-standing villain gets offed, finally.

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Re: Prog 1996 - Fatherland
« Reply #7 on: 27 August, 2016, 03:53:26 PM »
Surely that straightforward diversionary tactic wouldn't be enough to fool canny old Dredd...

I think at long last PJ's gonna get Got!But we'll see.

Enjoying the other strips too, especially Scarlet Traces.

Admit to being a bit confused by Anderson and finding the art makes the people look a bit dumpy.

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Re: Prog 1996 - Fatherland
« Reply #8 on: 27 August, 2016, 05:14:54 PM »
Yeah Dredd is certainly cranking up the stakes in a fine Prog. PJ or Vienna seem the options now. Unless we're being feed diversionary tactics as well. Epic, edge of the seat stuff, can't wait to see how this one pans out.

Outlier ain't far behind, really enjoying this and have a feeling the human race ain't going to do to well, we'll see but its cracking stuff. As is Scarlet Traces, blinding, there should always be giant centipedes on any alien planet from the 50s, I'm pretty sure it was made a law Clement Attlee, for which we should all be grateful.

Anderson is working its way to any interesting conclusion, be fun to read this one back I suspect while Jaegir gives us a grimmy interesting set up. Lets see where this one goes shall we.

Either way appears 2000ad is going into Prog 2000 in good shape. Well done Tharg.

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Re: Prog 1996 - Fatherland
« Reply #9 on: 27 August, 2016, 05:29:20 PM »


Sorry it's late, Mr Mainwaring. I had to see a man about a dog. Red sky at night, southers take fright and all that.

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Re: Prog 1996 - Fatherland
« Reply #10 on: 27 August, 2016, 05:45:13 PM »
Please tell me pj smashes the lisping twat to bits please

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Re: Prog 1996 - Fatherland
« Reply #11 on: 28 August, 2016, 12:15:14 AM »
The cover art reminds me of Ian Gibson.

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Prog 1996 - Fatherland
« Reply #12 on: 28 August, 2016, 12:15:14 PM »
The cover art reminds me of Ian Gibson.
I think it's the ankles :)

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Re: Prog 1996 - Fatherland
« Reply #13 on: 28 August, 2016, 01:10:02 PM »
I hope PJ evades capture (as surely Dredd would execute him now given the chance) for the mostly selfish reason that Serial Serial and Ladykiller don't really have the pagecount for a new trade so a third tale would be necessary.
Then we can have a final PJ volume to complete his stories from the Mega Collection.
Otherwise loving Dredd and Anderson, looking forward to Prog 2000 and hoping for more Johnny Alpha before long.

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Re: Prog 1996 - Fatherland
« Reply #14 on: 28 August, 2016, 01:15:39 PM »
The cover art reminds me of Ian Gibson.
I think it's the ankles :)

Yep the face and the bottom third of the legs!