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General / Re: Gronk Affair vs. Outlaw - Bolt-01 Cup - Group 3 Game 4
« on: 22 September, 2021, 11:05:26 AM »
 Outlaw for me too.

 My jumping on prog appears to have jumped off. Still no sign of it...

Portrait of a Mutant

Incident on Mayger Minor
It's the best!

Top Dog.

General / Re: The Killing vs. Doc Quince Case - Bolt-01 Cup - Group 1 Game 3
« on: 20 September, 2021, 03:50:42 PM »
The Killing for me

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 16 September, 2021, 08:36:45 PM »
Sir Clive Sinclair, inventor of (among other things) the ZX Spectrum and the concept of the home computer. Comics and computing were my two big things as a kid and really shaped my world.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 September, 2021, 12:28:14 PM »
In all seriousness I've been promising myself a re-read of The Order for a while now and it would be foolish to miss this chance, so I've ordered this, along with the Jaegir volume after being shown up for my lack of memory on the Prog thread by GR himself.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 September, 2021, 12:00:19 PM »
...and that there is the possibility of further cross pollination with other 2000ad strips beyond armoured gideon

Dry Run crossover?

Prog / Re: Prog 2249 - Her father's PSIs
« on: 16 September, 2021, 11:58:06 AM »
Aha. Thanks Mr. Rennie, I'd forgotten that (the first bit, not the second bit)

Prog / Re: Prog 2249 - Her father's PSIs
« on: 16 September, 2021, 10:52:52 AM »
I get the impression it might be something that's engineered to target Southers specifically.

That makes sense, especially as one of the Norts comes into the room with all the dying test subjects and starts shooting them.
Agree with your point about Durham Red also. I think it's very tricky to write a story about genuine absolute bastards that retains the readers sympathy, or interest beyond villain voyeurism - the Diaboliks, for example, didn't nail that for me on the last run, or see anything by Mark Millar.. I'm interested to see what happens next here.

Whilst I'm agreeing with stuff, IP is right about Skip Tracer in that setting up the father / daughter teamup IS the most interesting thing that's happened in the strip. Gah!

A little torn on this one as I really do love Beast, but I think Traitor to his Kind is a great tale so gets my vote here.

General / Re: Rage vs. Moses Incident - Bolt-01 Cup - Group 4 Game 1
« on: 16 September, 2021, 10:40:32 AM »
Rage all the way here!

Prog / Re: Prog 2249 - Her father's PSIs
« on: 15 September, 2021, 04:27:57 PM »
I've literally just got the cover tagline. Doh!

Prog / Re: Prog 2249 - Her father's PSIs
« on: 15 September, 2021, 10:48:03 AM »
Wednesday prog for me, what is this postal devilry? So starved am I of Thrill-Power I have already read it, here's my early thoughts.

Dredd It seems I'm in the minority but I felt this was a substandard Dredd. One note villain and the story was pretty much by the numbers and lacked any of the nuance we normally see in a Niemand tale. The art's not for me either. Disappointing.

3riller Mixed feelings on this one. Decent little story - nice art, quick pace, but obviously a setup, either for another Thriller or a longer run: I think the concept has legs (I don't think the 'ancient god return' thing is overused) and I'd definitely read it but I find the protagonists Spiderman-esque quippy dialogue to be somewhat annoying. Other than that, this was good if not stellar.

Skip Tracer Definitely seems like the last ever time we'll see this and I can't say I'm sorry about it. I feel like we've given this strip a lot of chances, and whilst I don't hate it like some do it's rarely risen above mediocre and unlike, say, Night Zero which was also full of cliche but at least full of crazy ideas, it wasn't really that much fun. I liked the decapitation in this epsiode but in the end it finishes as it lived: in a boring manner. Nice art though!

Terror Tale Looked fantastic but what on earth was going on here? I only read it once, in fairness, but didn't have a clue and sadly, like Colin said, I don't really want to read it again.

Jaegir Good but frustratingly all too short. Here's what I'm not sure of on this one: the Kali virus is some kind of flesh-eating biological weapon that the Southers are desperate to stop, but... isn't Nu-Earth already loaded with stuff like this? How is this worse than all the other awful stuff the Norts and Southers are throwing at each other? I assumed it was going to work through containment suits or something.
Anyway, as per last week this is grim stuff and evil Atalia is very evil here. I hope, going forward, she remains a complex character rather than full on irredeemable villain - or failing that we have more from Klaur's perspective as he's an interesting character in his own right.

Roll on next week.

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