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Author Topic: Meg 439 - Snow Mercy  (Read 1354 times)

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Re: Meg 439 - Snow Mercy
« Reply #15 on: 21 December, 2021, 09:23:55 PM »
Just read the Lenny Zero text story, thought it was excellent.

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Re: Meg 439 - Snow Mercy
« Reply #16 on: 22 December, 2021, 11:14:53 PM »
I'd forgotten all about it- thanks for the reminder! I'll read it right now.
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Re: Meg 439 - Snow Mercy
« Reply #17 on: 23 December, 2021, 10:46:45 AM »
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Every time I read that title I have The Clash's Guns of Brixton in my head... not a bad thing and a suitable image.
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Re: Meg 439 - Snow Mercy
« Reply #18 on: 28 December, 2021, 10:34:00 PM »
The surfer meta-joke about writing choppers death was too good. Great xmas Meg.

This. Proper laughs at that one, and so true.

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Re: Meg 439 - Snow Mercy
« Reply #19 on: 30 December, 2021, 08:29:29 AM »
I’ve only read some of this so far, but a few things stood out:

Dredd was a massive arsehole here, to a degree that was quite disarming. Perhaps I’ve got used to a slightly more reasonable take on the lawman, but in this strip I was really blindsided by how it ended up.

I've noticed there's a trend here in Niemand's Dredd. He's undoubtedly one of the best Dredd writers, but his Dredd is a meaner, more callous character. I mean, you could have told pretty much exactly the same story, but without Dredd calling the natives 'goons', 'cave-freaks' and 'dumb alien simps', and even making his motives more ambiguous (are the resources merely his official justification for doing the right thing in protecting the natives?).

I've been on the cusp of dropping 2000AD and the Meg for a number of years now, but I'm wondering if the time has finally come. I only buy them for Dredd, and if this is the way Dredd is going then I don't care anymore. (Trouble is, you occasionally get something like Ian Edginton's Dez Rez in the previous issue, and you end up thinking just one more month...).

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Re: Meg 439 - Snow Mercy
« Reply #20 on: 31 December, 2021, 01:02:01 PM »
My Top 3 for Meg 439

1st - Lawless - political machinations aplenty

2nd - Surfer - Wagner and MacNeil

3rd - Death Cap - Cook on fire with colours and widescreen panels.

Enjoyed the Lenny Zero text story and the collection of Christmas-themed thrills too.
Juvie Jovis story was excellent.