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Prog / Re: Prog 2260 - Judge Klegg Superstar
« on: Today at 08:14:35 AM »
Just to say, my sub prog runs around two weeks late. I get the "Saturday" issue normally on the Thursday or Friday of the following week, ie 12 or 13 days after most here.

And that's regularly. Man that's harsh.

Get ya votes in today and I'll count up in the morning. I'mn beginning to worry about how many times I'm going to have to type this type of thing!

Last day, get ya votes in and I'll count up in the morning etc etc...


Matching scores today, both ended with a quiet 3:9. On that basis you can probably guess


is sci-fing its way into round 2.


Little surprised Sooner or Later didn't get more attention. A strip that is forever burnt into memory for those glorious Brendan McCarthy worlds and Pete Milligan's unbridaled imagination. That Captain Klep took votes off it would have surprised me in the past, but these days I'm very aware what a fantastic diverse bunch you are. Mind for all those surprises, or not the result was as predictable as possible.

Sooner or Later

Gets comfortably to the 2nd round.

Prog / Re: Prog 2260 - Judge Klegg Superstar
« on: 03 December, 2021, 09:07:14 PM »
And the prog continues to be bloody majestic... I mean this is good, good, GOOD thrillage isn't it.

Dredd remains hilarious and now has added villainy to drive things.

Diaboliks - I mean we're meant to care about the fate of the evil fuckin' nazi right, right... and yet somehow Grennie and Dom Reardon manage to make me do just that... astonishing!

Dexter fights more dinosaurs... see Dan its simple really. Either make it as good as it used to be*, make it as good as The Out or Lawless OR have them fight dinosaurs, its a simple and lovely fall back!

Scarlet Traces asking humanity to embrace peace and forgive... hmmm... I'm nervous and excited about where this is going....

The Out flips the tone again with a hilarious opening, some deft character moments as cyd shows her indulgent side and then cranks the tension up. This is a masterclass!

*Note to folks who think it should have finished at the end of story X the correct answer to when this was is a little over a year ago actually!

Prog / Re: Prog 2259 - Jurassic Shark
« on: 03 December, 2021, 08:55:49 PM »
I’m disappointed. I was sure the cover tag line was going to be “Tyranosaurus Dex”.

Sweet mother of Grud you are SO right, so right.

Even with that fumble however this was a majestic Prog in a run that is simply brilliant. While I've had to wait to read these last three issues its been worth the wait and reading them in short order has been lovely. If I'm a lucky boy next weeks Prog will land tomorrow too.

ANYWAY why is the Prog so good right now, well...

Dredd its bloody funny and beautiful to look at.

The Diaboliks its bloody dirty and grimey and excellent.

Dexter its bloody dinosaurs fighting gun sharks and exciting (after such a long time)

Scarlet Traces its bloody intriguing and drives the plot forward and man is it beautiful to look at.

The Out its bloody well one of the best stories to have ever graced Tharg's Kingdom. How something so naturally and organically flips from being hilarious to as powerful as this episode just makes it feel like life. An astonishing bewildering, harrowing life, but it feels wonderfully darkly, warmly, real. Its a little piece of magic.

That's why.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 03 December, 2021, 07:07:28 PM »
Not sure if these digital releases preclude a physical release but if so such a shame for a strip as good as Dark Justice - Deliverance. It also a shame that Survival Geeks might not get a second physical volume to finish it off.

Creative Common / Re: Does My Figure look big in this?
« on: 03 December, 2021, 03:56:19 PM »
Yeah these have been such a treatg and such a fantastic way to kick off the Advent Calendar.

General / Re: Festive Thrill-Tree: GN Blurb Translated Too Many Times
« on: 03 December, 2021, 12:27:33 PM »
This one is tough, but when I spotted something in the opening sentence I'm lead to Chopper and think it mayyyyyy be Chopper: Wondering Spirit ... but not sure I have the right volume there?

DRAW - yep let's cut straight to the chase, for the first time in this tourney we have a tie and thus the call falls to me.

Extinction Rebellion will be gluing themselves to the ground outside the FFTA offices this morning.

And I'll be throwing tramped dandelions at them!

What is for me more interesting is that we all remember the dark ages of the prog  which we all bemoan the contents of the prog but when it comes to voting a lot of these dark time strips garner a lot of votes – so was it really the dark ages of the prog?

Though to be fair that is often against some of the weaker strips from other times, but yeah there has been a lot more support for strips than I was expecting.

I guess though different folks enjoy different strips and so as with all things 2000ad there will be a diverse set of votes. I reckon fans of different strip during this time are spread long and thin. It also doesn't take into account there were many great strips to counter balance the mediocore to bad ones. Even Dredd was on a lull during those days much of the time. Strontium Dog, Nemesis has all but finished. Dante and Sinister Dexter hadn't started. So while one end of quality was spreading the better end wasn't.

Still as you look at it strip to strip there seems fans of everything.

Quite quiet here, I'm in a rush, get ya votes in, count in the morning  and give result... see ya...

Quick, quick, I've got to get ready for work and two ties this morning have made me a little behind. Get ya votes in today, counting up tomorrow... you know the drill...


Well you wait for ages for a tie and then two come along at once! Blow me this one was a tie too. And again its equally easy for me to decide. Breathing Space is over earnst, gets a little muddly at times but is a solid thrill. The Clown alas is a nasty mess. Has nothing interesting to say and for me the art isn't even that great. So I have no problem proclaiming

Breathing Space

The winner here and march comfortably into the 2nd round

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