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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 04 July, 2022, 08:13:22 AM »
What about Luke Kirby? Or is there a rights issue?

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Prog / Re: Prog 2288: Law versus Claw
« on: 29 June, 2022, 11:43:13 PM »
There is something very off about Lowborn High's weirdly blatant plagiarism, especially at a time when we could do without reminding that anti-trans bigot JK Rowling still exists.

Again, I hate to be that guy, but calling Rowling a bigot is defamatory and untrue. She holds views in favour of women's rights to which some militant trans rights activists object. She has expressed these views - which are protected speech under the law and are consistent with both UK equality legislation and the broad character of public opinion - reasonably and compassionately, and for that has been targeted for threats and abuse both online and IRL.

Rowling's child fans have also been targeted for online abuse - including being exposed to sexual threats and paedophile imagery - by these same so-called activists. I find it extraordinarily depressing that so many - including you - are willing to side with such obviously evil thugs who have gone to such appalling lengths to smear, intimidate and silence women they disagree with.

So I am very happy to be reminded that she exists and refuses to be intimidated or silenced by the likes of you. The only bigotry here is yours.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2287: Grinders Keepers!
« on: 22 June, 2022, 07:28:49 PM »
Do young children read bi-monthlies? Does anyone know why they don't want weeklies?

Is it maybe that the most viable and visible comics available to kids these days are US reprints following the traditional American monthly publication model? The once ubiquitous British weekly anthology hasn't really existed for a generation and weekly kids publications tend to be aimed at very young readers or are bought for the free gifts rather than the content.

On an unrelated note, this is the second time that both the current Brink and Hope storylines are going to be pre-empted by Regened and I'm having flashbacks to my youth when you'd have to wait three weeks between episodes of The X Files or Twin Peaks because BBC2 had taken them off to make way for snooker.

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So, I've finished this and it's great. The stories stand up surprisingly well and the art is beautiful and beautifully reproduced.

My one very minor complaint is that they reprint a lot of Look-In feature articles as an appendix but not the text story from the 1984 Winter Special, but I can't say that I'm losing sleep over that!

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 10 June, 2022, 08:05:31 AM »
That's great. I wasn't sure it would be worth double-dipping on the Rebellion hardcover if this one didn't go right up to date.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 09 June, 2022, 08:31:30 AM »
Can anyone confirm what Brass Sun Vol 2 includes yet?


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Prog / Re: Prog 2285: Royal Blood
« on: 09 June, 2022, 08:27:55 AM »
In prog 2283 it was stated the next installment will be Malice in Plunderland and it will return in prog 2289

You get the sense that the Prog is going to enter into one of those staggering chase to the line as Prog 2300 looms and the start of the years' wonderful line-ups start to fizzle away. This week is a pretty good comic but we'll have to see what rolls in alongside Skipperty.

The next Regened is supposed to be Prog 2288 so I suspect it'll be more Future Shocks/Terror Tales for the next couple of weeks.

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Ah, I thought it might make my copy extra rare and valuable. Curses.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2285: Royal Blood
« on: 08 June, 2022, 07:24:52 PM »
I believe we've been promised more Dexter in Prog 2286 as well.

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The pages are the wrong way round in my copy. Page 34 is the first half of part three of this particular story, while Page 36 is the first page of part two.

Pages 35 and 37 are correctly placed, so I actually have to read Page 36, then Page 35, then Page 34 - then jump back to Page 37 - to get these two episodes in the right order.

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Does everyone's copy have the page 34/36 printing error or is it just mine?

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 25 May, 2022, 08:25:04 AM »
I was going to say that there was a Dan Dare TV series recently, so obviously they are doing something with the IP.

Then I realised that "recently" was actually "twenty years ago".

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 28 April, 2022, 05:59:49 PM »
Yeah being cynical it seems like a good way to make what seem to be two of less popular books sell a few more copies. I think it's far more likely they needed a back up story to raise the page count and Slaughterbowl was the right length and fitted with the future sports theme.

Tbf it feels like a way to get Smith completists to buy more books. I probably won't go for it though. Revere in hardcover is a must-have. Slaughterbowl's fun but a minor work.

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 23 April, 2022, 09:59:06 PM »
It doesn't feel much like a Regened story. For better or worse the new and one-off strips that have appeared in Regened issues have tended to be much brasher and high concept, pushing a "this is our cool gimmick, cool isn't it?" in our faces. Space travelling bounty hunter family accidentally restarts ancient galactic war? Cool! Mary Poppins as an amoral high-tech kleptomaniac? Cool! All the plant life on Earth has turned against the human race? Cool!

But what is it about Skip Tracer that's cool? I find it hard even to find the words to sum up a strip that seems so fundamentally generic. The only distinct detail I can remember from it is that it's set in a cube-shaped city and that's entirely irrelevant to anything we've seen unfold in the stories.

It may be a story that's straightforward and easy for kids to read, but it's doing nothing to grab their attention. And it's not doing it for adults either.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2278 - Descend Into The Dark...
« on: 20 April, 2022, 07:44:30 PM »
I'm wondering if the big twist won't be anything to do with what Dredd is purported to have done during the AW but more about the identity and motives of the guy whose story we've been listening to. Totally mad thought but: giving other/fake/Sov Dredd a scar makes me wonder if there's an Orlok connection somewhere.


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