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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« Reply #315 on: 21 May, 2021, 03:43:59 PM »
The only Skip Tracer series that I can say that I did not like was the "Louder than Bombs" one. But still the frequency of Skip Tracers compared to other series is too much lopsided.
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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« Reply #316 on: 21 May, 2021, 03:47:18 PM »
You're better men than most, lads.

I've read about 200 pages of it so far over the last few years, and it's so bland I genuinely can't recall if the main characters name is "Skip" or not.



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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« Reply #317 on: 21 May, 2021, 03:52:57 PM »
Devlin’s great. But I genuinely don’t get Tharg’s love for Skip Tracer. It’s not bad, but it’s just… there. Perhaps a full re-read might make me appreciate it more, but it just doesn’t spark for me in any way.

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« Reply #318 on: 21 May, 2021, 04:02:19 PM »
Skip for me is like Pumpkin*, if it is in my plate I will eat if it is not in my plate I will not ask for it.

* Replace it with your veg of choice which you will eat but that is it
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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« Reply #319 on: 21 May, 2021, 04:14:15 PM »
I have ordered a Stainless Steel Rat... was worried I would miss out

I have enjoyed last Skip Tracer, and am really enjoying the recent Devlin stuff.
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« Reply #320 on: 21 May, 2021, 05:15:07 PM »
I have ordered a Stainless Steel Rat... was worried I would miss out
Wasn't going to bother with this and then I saw the magic words: "including the stunning colour centre spreads as they originally appeared in 2000 AD"
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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« Reply #321 on: 21 May, 2021, 06:03:22 PM »
So excluding Dredd, I have all of the stront in hardback, Fiends in Hardback.... was Third World War published in HB?

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« Reply #322 on: 21 May, 2021, 07:19:32 PM »
Is it just me or is it peculiar that the July and August previews only note four ongoing strips in 2000AD? What's Tharg hiding? Surprise return for Slaine? Two months of solid Future Shocks? Double-length Skip Tracer specials?

(I can live with Skip Tracer on the grounds that I remember all the "how/why is this appearing so frequently?" series of the early 1990s and none of them were as smoothly inoffensive as ST.)

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« Reply #323 on: 22 May, 2021, 09:11:55 AM »
(I can live with Skip Tracer on the grounds that I remember all the "how/why is this appearing so frequently?" series of the early 1990s and none of them were as smoothly inoffensive as ST.)

Wise words. I hated Sin/Dex and couldn't see the point of Dante,  more fool me.  And if nothing else ST gives Peaty room to develop as a writer.

Digression: I'd be on record as finding Art Wyatt's early scripts as highly competent but lacking that magic something (thrillpower?), but now Tharg has let him trot around the Command Module paddock a while he's grown into goddamned Arkle in my book: most of my favourite new series have his name in the credit box. Same applies to Eglinton, a lot of early short-distance promise, then nothing that quite clicked for me, until boom, "suddenly" he's winning the Grand National with Thistlebone.

2000AD gets all these plaudits as the cradle of British comics greatness, but that only works if you give strips and creators time. The bright flowers of early thrilldom started as seedlings hothoused in years upon years of anonymous work in war comics and girls comics,  they didn't just burst out of the ground one day, for all that it looks that way (exception to every rule: Alan Moore,  and possibly his enhanced clone Al Ewing). Now that growth takes place in the Zarjaz/FQ arena, or right in front of us.

Skip Tracer and Peaty teeter on the very edge of being something good, and they're certainly not bad, so if Tharg believes they can blossom if left to work on (competently) a bit longer, I'm all for it.

(It appears I've run out of metaphors to mix, so I'll stop)
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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« Reply #324 on: 22 May, 2021, 09:29:49 AM »
Is it just me or is it peculiar that the July and August previews only note four ongoing strips in 2000AD? What's Tharg hiding? Surprise return for Slaine? Two months of solid Future Shocks? Double-length Skip Tracer specials?

This is always the case with these things. Even what is "advertised" does not even say that it will run that time  I can remember that The Out was mentioned coming back in June but not even mentioned for July or August.
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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« Reply #325 on: 22 May, 2021, 10:52:40 AM »
So excluding Dredd, I have all of the stront in hardback, Fiends in Hardback.... was Third World War published in HB?
It’s still on the 2000 AD shop: https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/RCA-B0076

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« Reply #326 on: 27 May, 2021, 01:43:44 PM »
Sensitive Klegg incoming...

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« Reply #327 on: 27 May, 2021, 02:31:32 PM »
Sensitive Klegg incoming...

What's this you say?

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« Reply #328 on: 27 May, 2021, 03:40:32 PM »

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« Reply #329 on: 27 May, 2021, 04:52:55 PM »
Rob Williams on Facebook (shared by Chris Weston):

Don’t call it a comeback. Sensitive Klegg incoming, by @westonfront & myself. In @2000AD

That sir is very good news - thanks for sharing...