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Megazine / Re: Meg 429: Supreme Justice.
« on: 17 February, 2021, 12:33:02 PM »
Isn't the Vigilante just a robot? (Much like Dredd himself is sometimes portrayed)
Loving it either way!

Megazine / Re: Meg 429: Supreme Justice.
« on: 15 February, 2021, 03:02:53 PM »
Really enjoyed The Gyre. Now I want a series of Barney's backpacking adventures around the world. I feel it would serve as a great Dredd-world "Lonely Planet" whilst also allowing for comedy highjinx! 

Megazine / Re: Meg 429: Supreme Justice.
« on: 15 February, 2021, 11:30:26 AM »
Absolutely agree with Tjm86

The Meg is indeed firing on all cylinders.

Was thrilled to see more Simon Colby Dredd. A similar tone to the recent prog story he drew, but a much more satisfying story.

Megatropolis, Dreadnoughts and Deliverance all continue to be brilliant with their alternative/past/cosmic horror takes on the Dredd's universe, and despite not really understanding the premise of Returners, I do love the artwork and like the magical/horror side of the world it explores. Unfortunately, its not as obviously "Dreddverse" (or even alt-Dreddverse) as the other strips, and I think that makes it feel a little out of place with the rest of the Meg's offerings.

Good floppy this month too. Nice to have Traumatown as an all-in-one, and I've never read The Gyre so that was a welcome bonus.

Prog / Re: Prog 2219 - Stand and Deliver
« on: 15 February, 2021, 10:37:38 AM »
Still enjoying this entire run!

Dredd - beatuiful art from Patrick Goddard, with lovely colours from Dylan Teague to compliment it. The concrete grey of the city really allows the characters to pop.  Enjoyed the story though was caught off guard by its lack of a "classic Dredd" ending where we'd usually expect her to wind up in the cubes.
I'm absolutely up for a "new Chopper".

Slain - Still really enjoying this final ever Slain. More monsters, flames and fighting gorgeously painted.

Proteus Vex - now with even MORE Lil Vex!!! I love that wee fella.

Durham Red - Again, still loving it. Strong line and colours in the artwork (including fantastic use of frosted breath). Can't wait for the (hopefully|) eventual vamp-out for DR.

Hershey - So, last week I said I was hoping for (1) Frank to fight back (2) Hershey to learn something or other about the nature of revenge (3) Joe remains unharmed. So this week felt like a giant fuck you haha

See y'all next week for the quarterly Regened debate ;-)

Prog / Re: Prog - 2218 - Beaten to the punch!
« on: 08 February, 2021, 04:04:15 PM »
As with previous weeks, I'm here to pretty much say "I agree with everyone else and am #TeamHershey"

Dredd - I really like a cit-centric story where Dredd is more of a presence. Loved the art, and the story generally, but felt the last panel fell a bit flat as a "his thoughts remain private - like his health care - geddit?" gag.

Durham Red - I continue to absolutely love this! Artwork that pops with action and back stabbing. I reckon she'll have the prisoners on side by the end of next week, but for now, loving the pace and story telling of this one.

Proteus Vex - I just LOVE the design of Lil Vex so was thrilled to see him pop out. Like Colin, I was forced to pause and ponder the wisdom of fixed and fluid nature of the present and future. The growing tension of the arrival of Citheronians has me very excited. Great stuff!

Slain - I'm really enjoying it. Loads of great art with action and monsters. Particularly liked the page with Ukko with the Celtic design flowing through it. Plus, the ghosts haunting the palace guards were terrifying. I'm glad the final Slain adventure I'll read is THIS good.

Hershey - I've been enjoying it (though always with one foot in the "its just a deathbed dream" camp). Particular enjoying the boxing. I hope Frank gets to fight back next prog. I really do. And hopefully Hershey will learn something about the nature of revenge and nobody will hurt Joe

Well done Toby Willsmer on the Art Stars pin-up. Though I always thought Sam Slade was best as a girl (I'm kidding! I'm kidding!). I might have a go at the ABC Warriors one, just for the fun of it (though I do this that every time)

Prog / Re: Prog 2217 In a Crime-Ridden City... ...He is the Law!
« on: 04 February, 2021, 12:04:59 PM »
I'm loving the current line-up and this prog was particularly good.

Comedy, action, drama, it had it all, plus, Dredd's arse!

Megazine / Re: Meg 428: Trail by Fire!
« on: 28 January, 2021, 01:03:55 PM »
Reading the above back, I meant to write "loving everything in the MEG"

Prog / Re: Prog 2216 - High Noon!
« on: 26 January, 2021, 12:29:19 PM »

...it’s just the strip’s character has changed so much now.)

Re: Proteus Vex

I get what you mean. I think I preferred the simplicity of "adventures of enigmatic galactic super spy who happened to really be a little guy controlling a flesh suit" as a premise. Now he's got the memories of the general popping into his head, its adding a layer of complication to the set-up and making the character come across as a bit "moodier". I'm hoping once this series plays out, he gets rid of the memories and it resets to a simpler set-up.

Megazine / Re: Meg 428: Trail by Fire!
« on: 26 January, 2021, 11:46:50 AM »
Loving everything in the prog at the moment. I just wish I'd read the first Returners series because I'm not sure I entirely understand what the premise is (something about a curse and memory wiping?), yet I still enjoy it. Was that the Black Museum curator making a cameo? /

And yes, the encyclopedia felt a lot more "readable" this month too.

Prog / Re: Prog 2216 - High Noon!
« on: 26 January, 2021, 11:37:59 AM »
Not much to say that hasn't already been said.

Dredd - I couldn't quite remember which mom which was which coming into this, and it took a few rereads of the opening pages to work it out. But I quite enjoyed it overall as a final chapter. I think the story could have been told quicker. Thankfully, the Meg provided a good one-and-done Dredd this month so that kept my Justice Dept thrill-circuits satisfied.

Durham Red is my top thrill. Simple premise done well. The cleaness of the art really pops after the muddier pallette of Dredd.

I'm very much #TeamHershey but understand why people can't get onboard with the premise.

Vex is fun. Love the art. Think I know what's going on generally. If not, I don't mind.

I was starting to think Slaine was being a bit TOO overpowered across these first chapters until that lovely last page added a bit of peril to the mix so looking forward to where it goes.

The letters page suggests a year of returning favourites ahead.

Prog / Re: Prog 2214 - High Vexplosive!
« on: 16 January, 2021, 12:14:34 PM »
Just been catching up from Xmas onwards and thoroughly enjoying the current line-up.

Apologies if its been asked on an earlier thread, but is SLAINE's attack on knights and their "code", earlier in the story, a not-so-subtle dig by Uncle Pat on Sir Jason Of Kingsley and his love of shing armour? As everyone seems to agree, that art though!!!

Durham Red is highlight of the current line-up for me. Great job showing why Red is very much an anti-hero (what with her habit of getting a bit "hangry") and setting up an Assault On Precinct 13-esque story.

Quite enjoying Hershey from a "its just the delusions of a dying woman" stand point.

Proteus Vex is an enjoyable Hitcherhikers Guide With Guns.

Dredd is letting the side down a little. Art aside, i prefer Mega City One based Dredd tales.

Solid progging!

Prog / Re: Prog 2211 - Stay Brave. Stay Strange.
« on: 09 December, 2020, 09:42:34 PM »
I did NOT understand the Futureshock at all, but seem to be the only person who didn't. Could someone take pity and explain what happened pleeeease?

Prog / Prog 2206: Regened - Five Roarsome Thrills
« on: 03 November, 2020, 09:10:21 AM »
Gotta say, were it not for the branding, I would've mistaken this for a normal prog. I think it's the first time we haven't had kid characters (other than Joe and Rico but they are both older than their years).

Cadet Dredd: A fun tale with Cadets' Dredd, Rico and Vella in Cursed Earth with muties and dinosaurs and mech suits. What's not to like?

Abelard Snazz: Fun colourful Futureshocky weirdness

Venus Bluegenes: Venus emancipates some enslaved Southers and destroys a big weapon. Loved the art in this and the action rollocked along. My only complaint was the robot guards lacked a bit of character.

Futureshock: Timey wimey paradoxy fun. Felt like a classic shock of auld.

Anderson Psi Division: Highlight of the prog for me. Loved the art and colours and the story had plenty action and punch. Much prefer these Anderson stories to the ones on the regular prog.

Another great Regened. I just with Pandora Perfect had made a return.

Prog / Re: Prog 2205: Hanging By Thread!
« on: 28 October, 2020, 04:44:07 PM »
... that nervous feeling when you're a new poster, say you didn't like this weeks Dredd and everyone else loved it...

Fear not, Bazza Boots, I'm in the same boat! I didn't HATE this week's Dredd but didn't expect it to all be over so quickly. And Dredd's big moment of the week is shooting a lame horse. I look forward to asking you all "who that lad with the big head is and why's he got a talking horse?" in around 100 progs time.

Great Wolf-Dredd pin-up! ARRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOO

Stickleback - still barely hanging on to what's what but do like a many-angled Ancient One, Lovecraftianesque threat. Maybe Zenith can make a cameo?

Skip Tracer - Really good fun again. Fun action and well paced storytelling Skip Skip! Hooray!

Fiends Of The Eastern Front - Maintains it's thrill of the week the status in the this currect run. Again, really well paced in how it's story is unfolding and amazing art to drool over.

Hookjaw - I'm enjoying following it in the same way I "enjoy" following an unfolding news story in the papers. Eager to see whats going to happen next but not taking a great deal of pleasure in finding out.  Lovely head crunch though!

Overall, there was no threat of my thrill circuits overloading this week, but I wasn't displeased. Now, can Regened keep up the quality of it's last outing? Find out next prog!

Prog / Re: Prog 2204 - Not of this Earth
« on: 19 October, 2020, 12:42:41 PM »
Cover: Great design (particularly for the upcoming spooky season) though I fear the lack of colour will stop it popping on the shelves of WH Smith.

Dredd: As said by Colin, an epilogue proper to End Of Days with Horse playing a good comic role to Dredd and Anderson's exposition. The giant chicken farm scene was fun and gory. Plus, a nice cliffhanger to close.
I'm assuming this tale is going to end with Horse going off on his own time-loop journey to do his thing in all the previous Rob Williams Dredd epics.

Stickleback: Happy to just enjoy the ride, but alas, my knowledge of characters and previous encounters is lacking to be fully engaged with whats happening (though it does well to explain whats going on JUST enough to let me follow along)

Skip Tracer: Someone questioned whether India had had surgery to make her look anime. Quite the horrific concept!I'm enjoying this run of Skip Tracer. Its a nice simple bodyguard plot and has a good pace to it. Almost Strontium Dog-esque.

Fiends Of The Eastern Front: Another great chapter in this origin tale, particularly if you're a big fan of dragons. There's a lot of hydra heads.

Hookjaw: Now it's taken it's black magical turn, I'm a lot more onboard with this story. I think they really missed an opportunity to build up the "hot tub scene" though, in exchange for what was a page of talking heads. Just felt a bit mis-paced for me.

Overall: Very much into this run of thrills and already looking forward to next week's prog.

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