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General / Re: Looking back
« on: 25 January, 2023, 12:15:59 PM »
I'm glad I stayed, but looking at some of those 1990s line-ups, I do wonder how I managed it through that decade.  There was usually at least some good art in each prog, and maybe one well-written story, but it got pretty threadbare at points...  Editorial didn't help when they dismissed one letter writers musings with a reply along the lines of "it's only comics, don't overthink it" (can't remember the exact details, but I remember the day I read it, thinking this was the comic which had published Halo Jones, fallen so low now).

General / Re: Looking back
« on: 24 January, 2023, 12:35:24 PM »
For me the Final Solution in many ways was the beginning of the end for me and few years after that I basically stopped by sub.

I'm going to be the dissenting gobshite here and say that I liked The Final Solution a lot, which is a sentence where italics are very, very important.  I liked the new art styles, the introduction of the religio-fascist party, the harsh contrast between British mutie slums and the stark, barren death-dimension, and the sheer bravery of killing one of the prog's most iconic characters.  I didn't like Johnny being resurrected even it was decades later, and have never liked 2000ad's reversal of its old 'dead characters stay dead' editorial policy.

I await your pitchforks and torches.

I think I'd agree to pretty much all of that.  I like some (most) of the 21st century Wagner/Ezquerra Stont stories, but not the journey to get there (the whole resurrection bit - particularly the way that Feral was disposed of).

General / Re: Looking back
« on: 24 January, 2023, 12:22:41 PM »
Weirdly, for me some of the more grown-up stories from the late 80s and early 90s were high points for me.  Song of the Surfer, the increasing politicisation of Dredd and his city, Sláine doing tits, dragons, castration and politics way before Game of Thrones was a glimmer in George's eye

You say that, but GRRM started writing ASoIaF in the summer of 1991...

General / Re: Which do you prefer?
« on: 23 January, 2023, 09:16:10 AM »
I liked the painted artwork on Dinosty and the three episodes of Nemesis the Warlock (would have loved if the painted style had carried on to a whole book).  Also liked the Massimo-callback linework.  I like the photo montage, but not as much as the painted and linework.

Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 20 January, 2023, 10:49:35 AM »
I said 'minister' - the one in particular?  Liz Truss! From zero to zero.

Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 20 January, 2023, 10:47:55 AM »
Her preferred PM rating has been in the 40's and 50's up until about a year ago when the mania started wearing off and people have noticed that the Labour party failed to deliver on any of their policies (e.g. out of the 10,000 affordable homes they were building, only 500 have been made in 5 years.

Wow!  Oh for such figures!  Remember when that conservative government minister said they didn't have any figures to hand on the amount of homes they'd built out of their promised 300,000?  The person asking the questions pointed out that 'zero' wasn't a terribly difficult number to remember.

I prefer black and white (if the original was designed for B&W) but would like to point out that colour versions also make it more accessible for people with dyslexia and other neurological / perception impairments.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 13 January, 2023, 09:21:07 AM »


...the answer is of course Madness.

That's your answer to everything...

The police. 
They weren't as good as madness. 
I did not understand her at the time. 
I think   I understand her now.

I don't know Shakin Stevens
You’ve perhaps heard of Elvis Presley?
Shakin’ Stevens was the Welsh Elvis or, to put it another way, Elvis was the Tennessee version of Shakey.
Maybe not as pretty as Adam Ant, but he had a longer career, and he had moves.

Elvis craftily taking Shakin' Stevens thunder by getting in about three decades earlier.  Sneaky!

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 28 December, 2022, 04:06:07 PM »
John Bird, 86, comedian, actor.

Film & TV / Re: Ordinary to Extraordinary
« on: 28 December, 2022, 03:23:38 PM »
Monty Python - Bicycle Repair Man.  All others are pale imitations.

Off Topic / Re: Where dust goes to gather...
« on: 26 December, 2022, 01:44:44 PM »
Also - fairly accurate, fairly up-to-date list of all minis released by all companies.  Might be missing a few of the more recent Warlord ones.
google sheet of 2000ad-miniatures

Off Topic / Re: Where dust goes to gather...
« on: 26 December, 2022, 01:06:34 PM »
I expect I've posted this here before, but here's my blog post on the Wargames Foundry collection:
Back Prog Slog: Wargames Foundry 2000AD Miniatures

Film & TV / Re: Fringe Binge
« on: 22 December, 2022, 12:06:47 PM »
I've seen little bits of it past the first series, and assume that Manhatan is the place where the two towers still stand - the 21st century equivalent of sticking airships in the background so you know it's an alternative* or parallel** dimension!

* copyright Zenith

** copyright Luther Arkwright

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