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Games / Fallout 76
« on: 30 May, 2018, 03:30:45 PM »
Please let this be something that I can waste 250 hours of my life on.


General / We need NEW BLOOD- Join us, Joe....
« on: 15 March, 2018, 04:00:03 PM »
We've had a bunch of talented new Art Droids coming through the construction line recently, any in particular you'd like to see back in the Prog sooner rather than later?

Without referencing specific back Progs or specials, the following made an indelible mark in recent memory;

Jimmy Broxton; A striking style that immediately caught my attention. Would love to see him back in the Prog on either Hope or Sinister Dexter. Or even tackling Dredd.
Kei Zama; Her Blackblood one-off was brilliant. There has to be more ABC Warriors stuff on the way, right? Right?
Leonardo Manco; Very much an established artist already, but his recent turn on Rogue Trooper highlighted the fact that Tharg should pay out for a full time transfer fee. Pair him up with John Smith and see what happens.

Film & TV / The Last Jedi - Forum Opinion
« on: 29 January, 2018, 04:04:13 PM »
The Last Jedi- still a water-cooler topic round my way, and here too it seems.

I've made no secret of the fact I despised it (generally for the same 10 stock reasons that most normal people give), but sweet Jovus, I cannot understand how it is literally loved by some (my own brother in law, one of my best mates and a few well regarded forumites included).

We've had a bit of distance now since we've seen it. Over a month to reflect on it.
Lets put this baby to a vote; post your score out of 5 here and we'll see what the demographic with truly refined sci-fi taste (2000AD fans) think.

Place your vote as;

5/5 - Cooler than the other side of a Carbonite pillow.
4/5 - I am one with Disney, and The Force is with me.
3/5 - Balance to The Force.
2/5 - Worse than Episode I.
1/5 - Let the hate flow through you.

Games / Metroid: Samus Returns
« on: 10 August, 2017, 10:21:27 AM »
Any Metroid fans in the house?

Really, really excited about the upcoming Metroid: Samus Returns for the 3DS, now mere weeks away.
In a year without Breath of the Wild this would've been without a doubt my most anticipated game.

Love the series in general - very fond memories of the first Metroid Prime on the GameCube, the superb Super Metroid on the SNES, going all the way back to the experience etched into my then very young soul- playing the original Metroid on the NES.
We all know games from that era were sometimes quite tough, and completing this felt like a genuine achievement when I was 11 or 12.

All footage released for Samus Returns so far looks amazing- could be the fist 3DS game that I'll use the 3D for the duration.
I've already pre-ordered the two new (gorgeous) Metroid Amiibo that'll be released on the same day as the game, only afterwards realizing that they'll be useless without an NFC reader- my 3DS is the very first iteration.  :-[

Film & TV / Jigsaw
« on: 21 July, 2017, 04:00:03 PM »
Note: Full spoilers for any Saw film prior to 2017 possible / likely.

I'm unashamed to admit that I'm a pretty big fan of the Saw series.
Yes, they had their limitations, yes the heretofore final film ('Saw 3D', 2010) was pretty terrible, but there was something very enjoyable about following what was basically an annual installment of a horror series for the best part of a decade.

So whats it all about?
In a nutshell; a deranged cancer survivor decides to play God with the morally wayward and place them in highly hazardous 'traps'- if they manage to escape / survive they will, in theory, fully appreciate their squandered lives.

In many ways, and echoed a million times throughout the internet, the series should have finished with the 3rd installment (with the main character - Jigsaw / John Kramer - and his chosen apprentice both dead), but God bless those greenback lovin' bastids at Lionsgate- they just couldn't let it go.
The next three films in the series followed the new antagonist / protagonist Detective Mark Hoffmann and his ever complex machinations to conceal the fact that he was the new Jigsaw.
Wisely, the later films also heavily featured the superb Tobin Bell (John Kramer) in flashback sequences.

One of the better installments for me was Saw VI, but it performed poorly in the box office (compared to the previous five films) , effectively killing the series off.
I've read that there were plans in place for parts VII & VIII, but they were revised, and the next film, 'Saw 3D' (also referred to as 'The Final Chapter') wrapped things up, but quite unsatisfactorily.
The story-line was approaching outlandish territory at this stage, and the final film was very poorly executed. With a heavy heart, I was glad to see it all end.

Fast forward seven years (dear lord) and we're back; Jigsaw is due to hit cinemas in October.
It features a new cast and story-line, and former apprentices / holders of the mantle (Detective Hoffman / Dr. Gordon) are nowhere in sight.

Could be a soft reboot. Could have some curve-balls. Will most likely finish with a twist (and some music by Charlie Clouser).

Regardless, I'm genuinely looking forward to it.


Games / Nintendo SNES Mini
« on: 26 June, 2017, 05:42:37 PM »
Something else you don't need, but desperately want; http://gizmodo.com/the-super-nintendo-classic-edition-arrives-with-21-game-1796419063

I was lucky enough to get a NES Mini last year, and although it is the embodiment of nostalgia-cool, I will admit I've only played it about 5 times.

Nevertheless, I will try to get this too.

Film & TV / The 13th Doctor
« on: 02 March, 2017, 01:25:30 PM »
Perhaps we don't really care that much anymore, but as every tabloid newspaper / news feed will remind you- there's currently a leading role vacancy in Dr. Who.

Any predictions or favorites in mind?

I'll miss the superb Capaldi, but wouldn't mind seeing Julian Rhind-Tutt or Richard Ayoade take the keys to the TARDIS.

Announcements / Jock Signing and Q&A in Dublin
« on: 26 August, 2016, 07:52:45 PM »
Irish eyes are certainly smiling this evening; Jock will be signing his incredible looking new book 'The Art of Jock' in Big Bang Comics, Dublin, on September 28th.


I've also heard that there will be an exclusive Judge Death book-plate with every copy purchased, only available at the signing.

News / New 'Scream' collection by Hibernia
« on: 02 August, 2016, 11:54:55 AM »
I only sporadically pick up SFX magazine, but did so this month.
There was a nice feature on 80's classic Scream, which also revealed that Hibernia have a new collection in the works- including never before published stories and cover recreations for unpublished issues.

This is pretty exciting news!
David- what more can you tell us?

General / SDCC 2016 Dredd Prints
« on: 26 July, 2016, 03:19:59 PM »
If anyone is interested; Big Bang Comics in Dublin have a limited stock of the two Judge Dredd SDCC 2016 Prints.

The prints are past Prog covers by Jock & Lee Garbett respectively, signed by both. Sorry I don't have pics.

€15 each or €25 for the pair.

For further detail, email; info@thebigbang.ie

Help! / Help Jock find his 2000AD / Meg covers
« on: 03 February, 2016, 09:47:58 AM »
Hi All,

I received an unusual email from my LCS owner this week; do I have any 2000AD artwork by Jock?
Seems Jock is looking to scan some of his previous 2000AD work, in particular his 2000AD / Judge Dredd Megazine painted covers, and has put the request out there to original art collectors.

Unfortunately (for me) I didn't have any of the pieces he was looking for, so I suggested using this forum to help with the search, and with the man's blessing have started this thread.

If you have a piece, Jock is a member of the forum and can be contacted via PM.

Spread the word.

Books & Comics / Cinema Purgatorio by Moore, O'Neill & Friends
« on: 02 February, 2016, 04:56:34 PM »
Caught this on Bleeding Colon a few minutes ago; http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/02/02/alan-moore-on-his-new-comic-with-kevin-oneills-cinema-purgatorio-including-kieron-gillen-max-brooks-garth-ennis-christos-gage-and-more/

Reading the blurb by Moore instantly caught my attention- this is the kind of comic I know that I want.

Only the second time in my life I've pledged to Kickstarter, but just couldn't resist this.

Kickstarter link; https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/avatarpress/alan-moores-cinema-purgatorio

News / Godmachine Prints
« on: 06 January, 2016, 10:20:17 AM »
I'm sure most of you have seen this already; http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/01/05/godmachines-2000-ad-dark-judges-diptych-and-nemesis-the-warlock-available-as-prints-from-vice-press/

I'm very impressed by the Nemesis piece- great O'Neill vibe.

Games / Fallout 4
« on: 02 June, 2015, 04:56:19 PM »
Please Stand By....http://kotaku.com/the-fallout-4-announcement-has-begun-1708434161

Assuming it will be announced tomorrow, any speculation on a release date?

Off Topic / Loot Crate?
« on: 24 March, 2015, 08:16:42 PM »
Any UK / ROI forumites subscribed to this?
I've been tempted a few times before, but have held back.

I'd be interested to find out if the tax adds much to the overall cost.

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