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: One Small Step ...
: pauljholden 09 May, 2021, 11:48:35 PM
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: maryanddavid 10 May, 2021, 12:00:27 AM
Love it, there's more?
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: pauljholden 10 May, 2021, 12:05:39 AM
Not of this, one and done.

(I do have more shorts in mind though... and who knows maybe I'll end up coming back to this ...)
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: sheridan 10 May, 2021, 12:29:32 AM
Nice!  Thanks for posting!
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: Rogue Judge 10 May, 2021, 05:05:44 AM
So depressing and a little creepy...I love it!
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: broodblik 10 May, 2021, 05:59:55 AM
PJ you should do a Future Shock. Great stuff !!!!
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: Colin YNWA 10 May, 2021, 06:18:14 AM
That is brutal in the best possible way.
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: AlexF 10 May, 2021, 09:06:36 AM
Wow that's good.
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: IndigoPrime 10 May, 2021, 12:04:36 PM
I wish there were more places in the Prog for shorter pieces like this. I’d have loved to have seen that in the current issue—it’s really good.
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: Sean SD 10 May, 2021, 12:47:29 PM
PJ you should do a Future Shock. Great stuff !!!!

seconded!!
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: Richard 10 May, 2021, 01:20:32 PM
I enjoyed that! Maybe Tharg will publish the next one, if you show it to him first. Al Ewing did half a dozen one-page Tharg's Future Shorts a few years ago.
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: wedgeski 10 May, 2021, 02:08:38 PM
Fantastic!
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: Trooper McFad 10 May, 2021, 02:10:01 PM
I like that and although you want more not to do more makes it even better as I’ll always wonder what is out there 😳
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: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 10 May, 2021, 02:35:21 PM
That was superb. More please- and yes, 2000AD needs a few one, two and three pages. I've been reading a fair amount of old uk weeklies of late, and while the smaller page count on strips obviously doesnt allow for the kind of storytelling the prog excels at, it does seem a shame to completely remove the opportunity for the kind of storytelling that Mr Holden demonstrates here can offer much.

SBT
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: Kev Levell 10 May, 2021, 04:39:58 PM
This is great PJ. Just the sort of thing I loved about 2000ad as a kid.
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: Funt Solo 10 May, 2021, 04:58:35 PM
Some examples of one-page stories in the comic:

Future Shorts

Game of the Gods 1445
A Sound of Intergalactic Thunder 1449
Doom Dream Of Destiny 1481
Stasis 1510
Bar Flies 1517

The first three were reprinted in the Meg 416 floppy.

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Tales From Mega-City One

Wreckers 523
[Marital Disputes] 525
Quarantine 526
[Fire!] or [Taxidermist] 534
[Father Time] 539
[My Favourite Laundrette] 605
Bazooka Bowl M2.41
Mega-City Massage M2.45
Swagbag M3.12

The first four were reprinted in X22.

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Tharg's Alien Invasions

Mr Meat Bingo's Zombie Umbrella 1344
The Orange Jellyfish Crisis p2004, FCBD5
Rain p2004, FCBD4
The Mysterious Petroleum Wedge p2004
Mind Simulator Earth Edition 1377
The Choir Visible p2005, FCBD5
Sign Here p2005
Stan's Pair p2005
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: pictsy 11 May, 2021, 11:08:39 PM
This is really bleak, PJ.  I love it :D
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: TordelBack 12 May, 2021, 06:14:05 AM
Summertime on Icarus LV-426. Love it. Tharg needs to find space for this and more like it.
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: JayzusB.Christ 22 May, 2021, 11:21:28 AM
(Shudder) That's brilliant, that is.
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: Woolly 23 May, 2021, 11:21:31 AM
Brilliant stuff, thanks PJ!

I really hope you've got a series of these 1-page shocks in the making. The Progs crying out for this kinda stuff, and looking at the list of 1-page tales already printed a few more might make for a great floppy one day!