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Messages - Colin YNWA

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Books & Comics / Re: Hellblazer
« on: 06 April, 2009, 10:52:37 AM »
So Milligan's first arc has finished and just wondered what people thought?

I thought it was... well... ok I guess. Not as amazing as I'd hoped but good enough to bring me back for at least the next arc. The art was uninspiring and wasn't really suited to Hellblazer. The story had some interesting ideas none of them seemed fully explored and it was a bit of a mish mash (for want of a better phrase). Still enough in there to bring me back so can't be all bad.

Anybody else read it?

17822
Film & TV / Re: ASHES TO ASHES
« on: 05 April, 2009, 08:10:14 PM »
While I loved Life on Mars I got pretty bored of Ashes to Ashes. It became a bit of a self parody. Still will be worth giving the second series a chance to see if its recovered.

17823
General / Re: D'Isreali's Blog - Best entry yet?
« on: 05 April, 2009, 10:19:50 AM »
That's a fantastic article about the architecture of Mega City one. Its interesting that his initial premise is Mega City 1 as the 'star' of the strip and the following points he rises are very well throught out. However I do feel that he misses a trick. He discuss with an artistic eye the look of the building with a clarity of vision I couldn't hope to have, but if Mega City One is the star of the strip, a point I find it difficult to argue against, its actually the people that inhabit those buildings that make it so rather than the buidlings themselves.

I would therfore say that Ron Smith's role in 'building' Mega City one is underplayed. Sure he didn't do the best physical design of the structures of the city but as D'Isreali points out

"Unfortunately, because of his rather retro approach, Smith has left little in the way of a lasting legacy in the world of Dredd, beyond individual characters (Otto Sump probably being the most frequently referenced)."

and its these living breathing elements of the city that I think have been defined best by Ron Smith during a classic period with Wagner and Grant. I accept that wasn't the focus of the blog, which was architecture. I just find it hard to seperate the two. I don't think the buildings themselves function as the star of the strip without the people that bring them to life.

Fantastic blog entry for making me think about this stuff!

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News / Re: Judge Dredd T-shirt Available From HMV
« on: 05 April, 2009, 09:56:57 AM »
Quote from: "COMMANDO FORCES"
Quote from: "burnsy"
 I remember last year reading somewhere that Asda were selling judge dredd underpants?????  I couldnt get any at all.  Was there evver such an item of clothing???
Yes there was and I bought them all (well quite a few really)

Alas they sell for quite serious money on eBay now. Well I think a tenner is a lot for a pair of pants!

17825
General / Re: ULTIMATE STRONT TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO
« on: 04 April, 2009, 01:00:04 PM »
THE TORSO

WULF STERNHAMMER

THE GRONK

STIX

MIDDENFACE MCNULTY

MAX BUBBA

JOHNNY ALPHA

MALAK BROOD

17826
Website and Forum / Re: Should the Board have a Mayor?
« on: 03 April, 2009, 02:17:02 PM »
I'd suggest Grant Goggans cos I like this Blog (does Paul Rainey come here under some name or other?) and he pointed me in the direction of a website will all the Johnny Red strips on it.

As we all know electrons should be won by personal favour rather than a sense of who will bring the greater good!

17827
General / Re: ULTIMATE STRONT TOURNAMENT
« on: 03 April, 2009, 07:51:39 AM »
Middenface
Stix
Nelson Bunker Kreelman
Malak Brood
Max Bubba

17828
Film & TV / Re: DOCTOR WHO-Easter Special 11th April.
« on: 02 April, 2009, 11:51:16 AM »
Quote from: "Colin_YNWA"
To date the X-Mas specials haven't been highlights of the new series for me. So I'm a little nervous that David Tennent brillant turn as lead is ending on the specials. Hope they are worthy of the series to date.

Mind having said that I've just watched the trailer it does look GREAT!

17829
Books & Comics / Re: Wednesday Comics
« on: 02 April, 2009, 10:19:42 AM »
Just have a look at this and tell me Wednesday Comics isn't something to be excited about. It looks amazing!

http://http://i.livescience.com/images/WEDNESDAY-COMICS-image.jpg

17830
General / Re: Im gonna take a stanley knife to 100 progs
« on: 02 April, 2009, 09:15:44 AM »
I guess its like so much in life, we have to learn from our own mistakes. The number of progs I've had to re-purchase cos I've either allowed by parents will to chuck out old collections win the day, cut out posters or games. I even remember a phase when my brother would back his school books in 2000ad covers, well those were the teacher has allowed anything other than plain brown wrapping paper. I even stopped collecting for 10 years.

All foolish foolish mistakes and each time I've come back to the fold, tail between my legs and sort out the missing and or damaged progs through back issue bins and laterly eBay. I now have made a vow that even if I stop reading the fella I got keep getting it to avoid the hassle later in life.

All we can do is let knowing grins spread across our faces and hope for Kirby's sake that eBay is still going strong when he starts to regret... or of course he might be perfectly happy with what he's done and I'll just have to wonder why!

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Film & TV / Re: DOCTOR WHO-Easter Special 11th April.
« on: 02 April, 2009, 08:43:01 AM »
To date the X-Mas specials haven't been highlights of the new series for me. So I'm a little nervous that David Tennent brillant turn as lead is ending on the specials. Hope they are worthy of the series to date.

17832
Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 01 April, 2009, 06:23:38 PM »
Quote from: "Daveycandlish"
anyone else ever pissed in a bucket in the dark? And then knocked it over?)


Just those few words made me laugh and wince at the same time. I might well check out that book.

I can recommend Cooke's Spirit heightly enough - its brillant.

17833
News / Re: Judge Dredd T-shirt Available Exclusively From HMV
« on: 01 April, 2009, 01:32:52 PM »
Quote from: "JamesS"
Quote from: "jock"
you might like this johathan - heard from 2000 yesterday that a company are releasing a shirt based on a cover of mine - prog 1304. i think you did a sample b/w version a while ago?

hope all is well!
jock
Now THAT would make a good tee shirt

Have to agree. While the Reservoir Dogs tee shirt might be a nice image and have a pop culture reference which Joe Public might like, out of context its kinda leaves you asking "why's JD wondering down the road with a bunch of folk what look like the armed robbers from that film????"

Now the Jock picture is a simple, iconic image that tells you everything you need to know about the character. Brillant. Looking forward to that one coming out (though I'd guess its going to be on a black Tee Shirt which is a shame cos I prefer different colours. Ho hum should be grateful for what I get.)

17834
General / Re: HALO JONES IS YOUR FAVOURITE FEMALE CHARACTER
« on: 01 April, 2009, 10:27:30 AM »
Quote from: "Large48"
Ian was trying to get Alan's blessing on Book 4 that he (Ian) has written but without sucess.

If this is true then my opinion of Alan Moore, not as a writer rather his blinked review of ownership, is even further diminished. I always thought that he believed in co-ownership in the properties he was involved in creating. If so why hamper Ian Gibson's ability to work with this own creation.

I've not got all the facts to hand so I'll not make a judgement BUT should this be correct in the way I'm reading it he's a self righteous hypocrite.

Damned fine writer mind!

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Film & TV / Re: Stewart Lee's comedy vehicle
« on: 01 April, 2009, 08:18:25 AM »
Yeah I agree I thought this weeks was almost as good as the first. Still over all a very good tv show head and shoulders above most of the comedy out there. Has anybody seen Genius yet? I love it on the radio and wonder how it translates?

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