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Announcements / Re: Brink (Book 5) - coming August 2022
« on: Today at 01:08:53 PM »
Dan Abnett said this story would be different in terms of perspective and so it would seem. Really looking forward to this one.

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To be fair to everyone I knew they'd be controversay about some decisions has to include / exclude, or how to include some stories... thought I might get past day 2 though!

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There's the Fraser Irving story, Wilderness Years and a few one offs. There's a list on the linkie below (excluding Young Death which I'm treating like Cadet Dredd and Anderson, even Young Middenface).

Judge Death - more info


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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: Today at 08:01:25 AM »
Some great looking stuff coming out. Rebellion are doing a big job on the 45th and really seem to be getting some great stuff out to celebrate. Look like 2022 will be a fun year.

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Round 1 might require you get your thrill-banks tuned up as we drag some lesser lights of Tharg’s Thrillverse out - though there are some stonking series in here it has to be said. And even when there’s not, most of the ties offer some intriguing conundrums at least.

Mills and Davis vs Spurrier and Roberts - some big names in this one; but maybe not with their biggest thrills.

Which most rattles your thrill-receptors:

Black Siddha - more info

vs.

Bec and Kawl - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite thrill of these two series at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Friday 29th October and the winner gets a place in Round 2 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this?

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

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Round 1 might require you get your thrill-banks tuned up as we drag some lesser lights of Tharg’s Thrillverse out - though there are some stonking series in here it has to be said. And even when there’s not, most of the ties offer some intriguing conundrums at least.

Two series that features characters who first appeared in top rated thrills in the Prog and went on to their own place in the sun.

NOTE: Young Death is considered its own series and will appear in the tourney in its own right - so please don’t consider it here.

Which most rattles your thrill-receptors:

Scarlet Apocrypha - more info

vs.

Judge Death - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite thrill of these two series at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Friday 29th October and the winner gets a place in Round 2 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this?

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: Today at 06:24:09 AM »
What is coming to the prog and meg early next year (and people wondered what Henry Flint was doing):

Absolutely fascinating that its in the floppies - Tharg really is experimenting. I guess (???) its a bit like the way that's been used to prelaunch the Encyclopedia?

Of course the most exciting news if LAWLESS. That always makes me happy.

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I've not read these either...I need more TPBs Tharg!

Oh no Rogue Judge I worried this might happen. You've been a stalwart voter in these tourney's of late and I don't want to exclude you... fingers crossed things get better in terms of recognisable thrills...

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I note that you have failed to mention the most significant occurrence in the prog's history, which occurred during the period you've covered in your last couple of posts.

I thought that you'd shun the publicity and attention Jim. What could I add to torrent of historical documents and reflections  on the moment you joined Tharg's army of Droids. I still remember the roar of the crowd at the ticker tape parade and how embarrasssed you looked!

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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 25 October, 2021, 08:53:58 PM »


Special and FCBD 2019

I guess 2019 isn't over until we've done the specials and FCBD issues and this year that is very true... even if I have already finished the year... anywayyyy. This year we get a, saddly very special special. As the Sci-Fi Special is a tribute to Carlos Ezquerra who past in the latter half of 2018.

And as might be expect Carlos inspires a fantastic special, a weak Dredd aside. There's an insanely horrible Fiends story, a strong Wulf Sternhammer one. The star of the show is however Spector John Wagner's and Carlos' last work together, unfinished but here we see the first 20 or so pages. Its solid stuff. With the distance of time I can move sentiment aside and say its neithers best work, but slightly sub-par work by these two is still some of the best stuff we've had in a Special. The story had potential and it would have be wonderful to see how it developed.

Alas not to be. Still it does make this special special.

The FCBD - Villains Takeover Special is almost as good, which give its a give away. The vast majority of the comics that sit beside it will rarely have ten pages of new material, let alone the 29 we get here. 29! And its not throw away stuff. The highlight is probably a wonderful Terror Tale by Matt Smith and Henry Flint but the rest of the content ranges from great to okay as a minimum. FOR FREE. When I read this I do wonder why the stuff that gets onto American shelves isn't flying off!

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 25 October, 2021, 12:28:40 PM »
I started watching Hawk the Slayer this morning as I'm off work for half term - thinking when the boy child got back from a trip to a cafe I'd get him into it...

... I switched its off as he returned - one consigned to the 'best left to the memories bin - alas.

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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 25 October, 2021, 12:26:46 PM »
The initial interest for me was Hulk as avenging monster. Once the very large supporting cast became the main driver I gradually lost interest. The Gamma Flight mini was just a complete waste of time.

It's a real shame how it ended, as it could have been a landmark series.

I've just but this for re-read on my 'To Read' spreadsheet... which is it errr a few years before I get to it and its this that makes me worry. It became - I think - a spralling mess of characters and body horror which made it lose focus on what I wanted it to be. I'll let you know how it holds in re-read when I hope it becomes easier to keep take of all the parts...in a few years...

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Books & Comics / Re: Small Press Suggestions
« on: 25 October, 2021, 11:18:59 AM »
I've just read The Seven Sagas of Silverbeard issue 1 and really enjoyed it - if you like Conan, or gorillas, or homages to classic comics and would like to see all of these things in one comic then I thoroughly recommend this.

http://catfoodcomics.com/


I'll check out Switchblade Stories next, cheers Colin!

Well this post turned me onto a Kickstarter for Catfood Comics, the tier I got including 'The Seven Sagas of Silverbeard' and read it this morning - just BRILLIANT - absolutely amazing fun and highest recommendation from me.

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Gosh, I hadn't realised we were launching straight into the next and most Mega of tournaments!

Well if I gave you any time to reflect you'd all realise how ridiculous all these tourney's are so I just drive you ever forward...

Gosh, I hadn't realised we were launching straight into the next and most Mega of tournaments! I can't in good conscience say I have a strong memory of either of these thrills...

Yeah as I started to right these up there were a number were I thought
1) I don't have  strong view either way on these thrills
2) I can barely remember them

But then concluded:

1) That's half the fun and for ever thrill I'm muh about there will be folks who love it / hate it - such is the glorious diversity of 2000ad fandom

2) The fact that I can't remember something is a metrc in itself - these are thrills and most the time for me not remembering something is worse than disliking something!

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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 25 October, 2021, 07:53:45 AM »
Be-duh-duh-duh
Another Haul bites the dust
Be-duh-duh-duh
Another Haul bites the dust

A few things wrap up this haul with differing impact on the the landings. The most significant is, of course, Immortal Hulk 50 which sees off the series and Al Ewings hailed run and to be honest it kinda bounced off me. I need to read the series to re-establish what it was that was so interesting from the start. Its themes and ideas.As it was this one was alas just an overlong read with Hulk shouting at (the Abrahamic) God (literally). The good will towards this series has soured of late due to revelations of Joe Bennet's darker side - which given this series is quite something and it will be interesting to come back to this in a few years and re-read. As it is it just kinda feels, well over.

Speaking of just bouncing off you Gamma Flight 5 end this mini as well wrapping up... well some stuff from the main Hulk series. The very definition of a comic shoulder shrug.

Strange Adventures 12 ends this one and another one that will need a re-read before I judge it properly. I think it was interesting, I know it thought it was.

There are wholly more interesting conclusions in Second Coming - Only Begotten Son 6 and Bermuda 4 the first is thoughtful, satisfying and full of hope. The second is chaotic, thrilling and full of fun. Both perfect for their respective series, both with the promise of more to come.

Chicken Devil 1 is an interesting read with a man having one of those days to the power of 10... 100 and after finding his chicken restuant chain is embroiled in the drug trade, his entire family are blown up and he helps kill a mobster while running away with a bag of heroin. We've all had a day like that. Fun start and the by Hayden Sherman is fantastic.

I keep hoping I'll find the definitive fun Ka-zar run, alas Ka-zar Lord of the Savage Land 2 reveals this latest mini probably ain't it. Were as Deadbox 2 reveals this mini to be another Mark Russell hit, a series on his darker side. Well as is Not all Robots 3.Unbelievavble Unteens 3 is a Black Hammer series deep in the Black Hammer examination of where story begins and ends. And the 'main' series reaches Black Hammer Reborn 4 a fantastic episode were Colnel Weird does terrible things to indeed reborn Black Hammer.

Books of the haul well its almost 6 Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton 5 it only misses out as Kyle Starks maybe leans in a little too hard in the kicking the bejesus out of things fun and frolics.

So that leaves the title to two issues of Usagi Yojimbo - Dragon Bellow Conspiracy 4 + 5 stripping it all back to simple, fantastic storytelling weaved with simple thrilling action and adventure and great battles with real consequenes. Issue 4 in particular is just superb.

Decent haul if a little mixed.

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