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Author Topic: Prog 2226 - Enter the Nunja  (Read 1630 times)

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Re: Prog 2226 - Enter the Nunja
« Reply #15 on: 08 April, 2021, 09:22:27 AM »
Aaaagh, deleted my entire point: would a hi-tech plastic work the same way? A non-flammable version of Boing, say?

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Re: Prog 2226 - Enter the Nunja
« Reply #16 on: 08 April, 2021, 09:27:10 AM »
Aaaagh, deleted my entire point: would a hi-tech plastic work the same way? A non-flammable version of Boing, say?

If it helps the plot it would = sci-fi plot science.

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Re: Prog 2226 - Enter the Nunja
« Reply #17 on: 08 April, 2021, 09:40:36 AM »
Is Slaine ever coming back?

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Re: Prog 2226 - Enter the Nunja
« Reply #18 on: 08 April, 2021, 09:52:42 AM »
Is Slaine ever coming back?

Yes it will be back but when is  the question. Only episode is left
Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

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Re: Prog 2226 - Enter the Nunja
« Reply #19 on: 08 April, 2021, 10:11:23 AM »
Having only returned to the fold in 2017 after a 17-year prog-lapse I'm not as jaded with the Dredd vs. SJS trope as some of you more dedicated squaxx, so I'm finding plenty to enjoy in 'A Penitent Man' (anyone else getting a Billy Joel earworm?). Though this week is mostly background and exposition, it's setting the scene for a potentially fantastic four further episodes. Am I overthinking this, or would it actually be quite difficult to write graffiti across cupboards and shelving so that the letters extend over the flat surfaces?

Another excellent Vision of Deadworld - these are so much more gratifyingly immediate than the ongoing saga. Thistlebone continues to fascinate, though as this instalment demonstrates, I'm not sure the character (I say 'character', she's more just a narrative instrument) of Seema is really needed? Feral & Foe continues to be utterly glorious - every panel is brilliant. The sissy-flapping at the bottom of the first page was priceless. It can get as meta as it likes AFAIK!

Finally 'Chorus & The Ring' (definitely what I'm going to call my vapourwave band) - agreed, not really enough to go on in this first instalment to judge. I am getting shades of Abnett's Durham Red, though. Interesting that the device on the Signet Spiritus was a straight-up star of David, and not some made-up mystical sigil. Tell you what, I really want to get Dylan Teague round to paint a few rooms in our house.

More Hope, yes! Also, do we know when the Rennie droid will next grace the prog?

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Re: Prog 2226 - Enter the Nunja
« Reply #20 on: 08 April, 2021, 10:18:05 AM »
Also, do we know when the Rennie droid will next grace the prog?

I'm not sure when it's scheduled to run, but the Goddard droid appears to currently be hard at work on a new book of Aquila…
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Re: Prog 2226 - Enter the Nunja
« Reply #21 on: 08 April, 2021, 10:24:34 AM »
Cover in B/W:

Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.

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Re: Prog 2226 - Enter the Nunja
« Reply #22 on: 08 April, 2021, 10:37:30 AM »

Thistlebone: I fear folk looking for horror action are going to be disappointed: this is the action. Which is to say, creeping tension, unsettling imagery and odd incidents is what this strip does, and it does it brilliantly.


I agree. Thistlebone is one of my favorite strips in recent years and I have the lovely hardcover of the first series sat next to me. I think the slow burn nature is a benefit to this kind of tale/Folklore Horror.

Deadworld is just glorious and another of my favorites. Three cheers for brave, loyal Sir Robin Judge Gargon!

Dredd continues to intrigue and Feral and Foe is great. The 3hriller? Didn't do much for me I'm afraid. Still, it's only the first episode so we'll see what happens.

Looking forward to the return of Hope...

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Re: Prog 2226 - Enter the Nunja
« Reply #23 on: 08 April, 2021, 12:53:10 PM »
All credit to Mike for the art in the 3riller (Mike is always welcome in the prog), and that Nunja looks very much like Dominique Tipper in the Expanse - a great look.

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Re: Prog 2226 - Enter the Nunja
« Reply #24 on: 08 April, 2021, 01:06:19 PM »
...and that Nunja looks very much like Dominique Tipper in the Expanse ...

Ah-hah, cheers Bolt couldn't put my finger on the resemblance and it was driving me crazy! Having enjoyed the Iberian idiocy of the Warrior Nun TV series last year my mind was firmly  stuck in that rut, when I should have set my sights higher.

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« Reply #25 on: 08 April, 2021, 01:10:21 PM »
Thistlebone is one of my favorite strips in recent years and I have the lovely hardcover of the first series sat next to me.

Tempted!  I find myself regularly dipping into the Brutannia hardcovers just for a visual hit of SBD, and I can see this serving a similar function. Thistlebone really should be a crossover hit with both Euro- and post-Vertigo markets.

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Re: Prog 2226 - Enter the Nunja
« Reply #26 on: 08 April, 2021, 01:19:13 PM »
All the reviews I have seen around Thistlebone is super positive. Even calling Thistlebone one of the best strips to grace the pages of AD.
Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.

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Re: Prog 2226 - Enter the Nunja
« Reply #27 on: 08 April, 2021, 01:44:49 PM »
Aaaagh, deleted my entire point: would a hi-tech plastic work the same way? A non-flammable version of Boing, say?

If it helps the plot it would = sci-fi plot science.

S'right!

I suppose I'm just contemplating a proper materials-technological solution to the DJs - Boing (R)  for Death, a shotgun shell of undecayable microplastics for Mortis, an asbestos ballon full of halogen for Fire, an opaque carrier bag for Fear...

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Re: Prog 2226 - Enter the Nunja
« Reply #28 on: 08 April, 2021, 02:08:44 PM »
Boing® only worked on Death while he was possessing Anderson, to stop his vaporous spirit escaping. Don't forget, while in corporeal form his chief modus operandi is his ability to pass through solid matter...

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Re: Prog 2226 - Enter the Nunja
« Reply #29 on: 08 April, 2021, 02:12:48 PM »
(Or is it just organic matter? No, it must go through clothes too, at least some of which will be non-organic. Remind me, does he ever stick his hand through doors, walls etc.?)