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Fiends of the Eastern Front

yes, the recent run in the prog became lazy but the Sci Fi Special demonstrated modern Fiends can still deliver.

All Hali Constanta.

General / Re: Alan Grant appreciation thread
« on: 05 August, 2022, 11:44:44 AM »
And yet despite this, they set themselves such very, very high standards. It would have been so much easier to run through the same stories again an again but they never did.

Even when stories were vey similar, TB Grover could put impressively individual spins on each.

I've recently re-read Bob & Carol & Ted & Ringo and I, Beast.

Both stories published within a year of each other, both concerning feral beasts let loose from traveling roadshows, both with bittersweet endings that allow Dredd to show a soft side yet the feel, pacing and structure of the pair could not be more different.

General / Re: Sideshow Vote II: You have been judged
« on: 05 August, 2022, 06:32:42 AM »

Could you defeat Fear by going up against him wearing mirrored aviator sunglasses?

yeah, that's an idea...or sucker him into a fairground hall of mirrors

General / Re: Sideshow Vote II: You have been judged
« on: 02 August, 2022, 01:09:04 PM »
Not sure if I have a favourite, but I can answer the Q, 'which I would least like to run into on a dark night?'

Death. I agree with Alex that his MO of hand through chest is pretty fun but the way he shambles around he should be pretty easy to get away from. Average human walking speed is 4mph. Death mopes along at what seems like 2.5mph. Just keep up the steps and he ceases to be a problem.

Mortis. Walking speed as above, but, per Necropolis, don't touch any bannisters.

Fear. Proven dangerous with those mantraps but he only seems to possess two so if you are encountering him at a late stage of his mission you are have the advantage. Plus, we have all seen Clash of the Titans, just don't look directly at him.   

Whisper. His enforced visions can screw with your consciousness but he is also quite indecisive so hopefully he'll lose interest after a few minutes.

Which leaves...

Fire. Not the most talkative of the DJ's which tells me he is super focussed on the job in hand & with that burning trident he has range. The most formidable of them all.

General / Re: Wagner Dredd missing from trades
« on: 29 July, 2022, 01:40:17 PM »
Block Judge was bagged with Megazine 396

well worth it for 3.99


Prog / Re: Prog 2292 - United Front
« on: 29 July, 2022, 06:56:19 AM »
Have Brit-Cit cits from the higher echelons always had a penchant for Victorian style dress?

This is how Neil Googe depicted a couple of members of the BritCit Parliament (Council of Five?) when Dredd visited during Doomsday

So maybe Victorian dress is perennially in style.

Megazine / Re: Meg 446: Royal Blood
« on: 26 July, 2022, 10:13:48 AM »
agree with the general sentiment here

Dredd and Maitland's pursuit of The Red Queen has been building for a few years now, weaving through both the Prog and the Meg. Justice Department eschewing the usual brute force with some nifty financial and legal shenanigans then part II of Regicide goes full bore attack and a few pages later it just ends?

Death Cap was another story that made me think, 'uh, is that it?'. The story actually picked up dramatically in the final two episodes but then...FIN.

Tales from the Black Museum was pretty good. Not quite up with the best ToTBM (Rat Runs for instance) but fun.

Anderson Also enjoyable. Quite like the lore that is being explored for the PSI Div.

Lawless was superb, as ever. rarely puts a foot wrong

I'm with Richard and Magnetica on the Case Files front, but would start a little earlier.

Volume one is too haphazard. The first year was firmly in the 'let's throw everything at the wall and see what sticks' so best for a newbie to start with Case Files 3.

Walter, Father Earth, Sov Judges, Sob Story, The Black Plague, Boing, Judge Death, Anderson, Satanus...it's got it all.

Announcements / Re: Alan A Grant RIP
« on: 22 July, 2022, 01:15:10 PM »
Not much more I can add beyond what has already been offered.

This weekend I will be re-reading a LOT of Judge Anderson, In Memoriam.

General / Re: Sideshow Vote II: Shaken or stirred
« on: 20 July, 2022, 11:58:32 AM »
Timothy Dalton.

The franchise had become quite flabby towards the end of the Moore era: safari suits; pantomime villains; puntastic one liners.

When Dalton arrived he really stripped the character back. Bond was angry, he swore, he smoked and for almost the entire running time of both films, was an unreconstructed misogynist.

Fleming's Bond, as written, was a bastard. Dalton delivered that in spades.

I've not read all of Brass Sun. Enjoyable and nice to look at but left me a little cold, hence me not finishing it.

Comfortably beaten by Cursed Earth Koburn

I really like what Rennie did with the Angel Gang, making a story with depth and intrigue, and I wasn’t keen with elements of the most recent Fiends run, which turned into two immortal beings taking chunks out of each other, but Fiends nonetheless takes this one for me. I liked the original run a lot, but I’ve also really enjoyed the majority of what’s been penned since.

Summed up perfectly. Fiends

General / Re: Sideshow Vote II: You are my second favorite son, son
« on: 10 July, 2022, 01:31:23 PM »
I think one of the problems is that the majority of people view comics as capes only and not for the vast diversity that comics actually brings to the party

yeah, that was probably too dismissive of me. A sledgehammer to crack a nut.

Looking at my selves there are a few non-Tooth titles: Southern Bastards and some Brubakers from Image, Arab of the Future, Maus, the Darwyn Cooke Parker adaptations.

And of course I consider Alan Moore's output (LoEG, Nemo, Watchmen, Providence) to be cousins to 2000AD.

But I'll still stick with I have one son

General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« on: 10 July, 2022, 12:16:44 PM »
I know I am not the first to say this Funt, but please keep up the good work.

I use this A-Z resource waaaaay more than I do Barney.

Absolutely priceless

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 09 July, 2022, 08:21:03 AM »
Tony Sirico, best known as Paulie of The Sopranos, passed away yesterday at 79.

who also made an 'appearance' in Wolves (progs 1820-22)

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