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Film & TV / Re: Y the Last Man on Disney+
« on: 17 September, 2021, 02:35:25 PM »
Well, that's kinda the plot.

Suggestions / Re: Encyclopedia Errata
« on: 16 September, 2021, 11:04:29 AM »
The Encyclopedia still feels like it is almost in a first draft rather than ready to be published. The inherit problem with an Encyclopedia for comics is at the day of publication it is already out of sync.

If only there was some means of publishing information that could be accessible to huge numbers of people and edited on a live basis.

Games / Re: Dredd COD Cold War.
« on: 16 September, 2021, 11:02:39 AM »
* Rebellion is considered a large game developer, specifically Sniper Elite and Army of the Dead, with the resources to develop any 2000ad character game they want

I mean Dredd is underserved as an IP, but Rebellion are far from "large" in terms of developers. They don't have the budget to do an AAA game.

Prog / Re: Prog 2249 - Her father's PSIs
« on: 16 September, 2021, 11:00:29 AM »
More realistic hold, with ubiquitous drool spreading slowly across arm:

The Superman hold. Always a favourite.

Books & Comics / Re: Comics we're excited about in 2021
« on: 16 September, 2021, 10:58:59 AM »
He had a long run on Red Sonja, which he ended due to differences with Dynamite after they started publishing 'Gaters. Quite entertaining, as I remember (Red Sonja, not the 'Gaters)

Off Topic / Re: Accurate Representation of Ethnicity in Historical Fictions
« on: 14 September, 2021, 10:22:32 AM »
The post-war environment was a very different one, in Europe and in India. In Europe there was a need for physical reconstruction and for building new societies. The focus was on the future, and the elements of the war that lived on in popular memory were taken from a narrow field, usually involving those with white faces and posh backgrounds.

"In India, the process leading to independence and partition took precedence. History is always a moving and unfolding process.

And that sentence still reflects the British (and definitely the British media's) understanding of the war.

Other Reviews / Re: 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 2021
« on: 13 September, 2021, 02:27:15 PM »
I'm all for the interlinked story and really don't mind if its more Meg than 2000ad its the natural way to link up stories so worked fine for me.

The only non-Dredd property that could tie in this number of stories would have to be set in the Rogue Trooper universe with its various spin-offs.  Strontium Dog would probably be second though we've not seen too much of all the other Stronts other than Durham Red and those who appear in the main story.

Pat Mills could manage this with his various inter-linked creations, but there obviously is little chance of that happening.

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 13 September, 2021, 11:28:10 AM »
Kang the Conqueror #1. I picked this up on a whim, I don't think I've read anything else by the creators. This is surprisingly fun, fairly daft of course, but hangs together well and tells a good story in a single issue (I think this is a miniseries). I think I'll hang around to see how this one goes.

Announcements / Re: Leading the Rebellion - coming August 2022
« on: 07 September, 2021, 02:29:41 PM »
Well that sounds bonkers.

For my part, I always write my spreadsheets with honour. However, I do have a meeting with HR next week for  practising courtly love in the staff canteen.

Books & Comics / Al Ewing statement on Immortal Hulk’s Joe Bennett
« on: 02 September, 2021, 08:15:00 PM »
Al Ewing has released a pretty scathing statement about the artist on their recent Immortal Hulk run, Joe Bennett:

I haven’t seen the piece he refers to, but I do remember an anti-Semitic trope that Bennett put into Hulk, allegedly by accident.

All very disappointing. It’s hard to see what else Ewing can do, though.

That's a great cover. Looking forward to this!

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 01 September, 2021, 01:42:26 PM »
We’ve known COVID is aerosol-based for a very long time, and yet mask mandates still aren’t in place in the UK and USA because, what, some people are arguing enforced mask use for a temporary period is against their human rights?

Just a note that mask mandates are still in place in Scotland. Anecdotally, this is apparently a problem in tourist areas. Not wearing a mask is seen by some visitors as standing up against the evil SNP.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 01 September, 2021, 01:38:04 PM »
I see very few people compelling anyone to have a vaccine. But there are arguments that those who choose not to—and that are therefore a danger at a societal level—might find themselves in a position where they cannot do certain things. In which case: tough. They’ll whine and moan, but it’s no different from “have jab X to visit country Y”, which has long been a thing.

Exactly. I have had to get Hep B and Yellow Fever vaccines when travelling to some areas and have required a certificate to prove my vaccination status. This has been the case for decades, and is not "controversial".

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 31 August, 2021, 08:30:04 AM »

Tony Todd climbed into the husk of my skin and whispered sweet nothings until my flesh curled and died.
The only legacy horror movie from the last 20 years that actually matters.

Genuinely interested to see where they go with that film. The original is a classic.

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