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Suggestions / Re: Charley's War Idea...
« on: 31 August, 2012, 02:57:44 PM »
I would have no problem with Pat looking to do the World War II stuff he wanted to do with Charley's War, albeit with a different character and unconnected to Charley's War which, I'll admit, isn't really Charley's War without Joe.

I do know that research wise, its a bloody huge undertaking though.

News / Re: Tharg (and Matt Smith) interviewed on Comic Book Resources
« on: 09 August, 2012, 03:39:26 PM »
You know, that son-of-Kazan fellow of Rennie's seemed to enjoy chess a lot...

Anatoli Kazan?

That's exactly what I said on the other thread.

« on: 09 August, 2012, 02:56:33 PM »
Anatoli Kazan?

General / Re: Dredd's progression as a character
« on: 20 July, 2012, 08:03:35 AM »
i definately see that beginning casefile as dredd being a hardened lawman who doesnt seem to be out of the academy long enough really or hasnt gained enough experience. Infact Dredd seems like a rightwing young cop who's hungry for experience doing a stint on the moon colonies if my memory serves.

By the time we see Dredd in Prog 2 he's already been on the streets 20 years.
And that's something I'd love to see more of.

We've seen the very early Dredd years in a number of strips such as Blood Cadets and Origins and we've seen him as a rookie in Garth Ennis's First of the Many (best Ennis Dredd strip ever, imo), but rarely have we seen his progression from regular street judge, albeit a bit of a young hotshot, to justice department legend, which he already is by Prog 2.

How many Cursed Earth's and Judge Child adventures does he have in his past?

Prog / Re: Prog 1791: The End
« on: 15 July, 2012, 10:36:25 AM »
Anyone who thinks Dante is just soft core porn has been reading his adventures with their eyes and thir minds slammed firmly shut.

A four year old could see past the images to the story within.

General / Re: Hivemind Request: International Judge Group Pic
« on: 12 July, 2012, 04:02:04 PM »
Killed off panel as well.

Drokking disgrace.

Help! / Re: How old is dredd
« on: 06 July, 2012, 02:54:01 PM »
Cloned in 2066 and accelerated growth to the age of 5, graduated in 2079.
Rejuve after Necropolis, new Lungs, and a whole host of other medical procedures.
As its 2134 he's been out of the tank for 68 years, biologically 73 but with the advances in technology who can really tell.
Besides all the big story lines we've had over the years Dredd's age is one that has to be resolved at some point in the near future.

According to Sector House, there are seven versions of Dredd doing the rounds; all of various ages. Rico and Dolman seem like they've been used to provide a unique look at the same character from multiple perspectives- without resorting to What If..?, out of continuity tales.

That seems like a more interesting way of allowing the original Dredd to age gracefully, while telling various types of stories, using different iterations of the same character. By the time the original exits the stage, we'd have become accustomed to reading about the other seven already- as we have with Rico.

Wonder how many of them have survived the last few issues.

General / Re: Another Newbie looking for advice.
« on: 06 July, 2012, 02:40:14 PM »
      A large portion of my dislike was due to the art. Ezquerra is a talented artist I'm sure, but I just don't like his style.
Bolland did a couple of issues in the first half of the book and his stuff I loved, I've already gone back to reread it. McMahond as well, great clean line work, nicely detailed.
 I'm afraid the art is a big factor for me in comics, and as much as I tried, I just couldn't get behind Ezquerra. Because of this, I find it off-putting and the stories are hard for me to enjoy.
After doing some reading, I realize this may be a problem since he is a co-creator of the character and a prolific artist.



Actually, whilst I love Ezquerra's earlier art, certainly more than stuff he was turning out in the mid 90s, I can fully understand why some people would find it a little jarring. Its not "clean" art at all, not in the style of Bolland or Smith, and it has more of an organic feel to it.

You may find that his later work, when coloured, is far more to your tastes. Others have suggested The Pit as its the perfect story with the more proceedural aspects you're looking for. This does have a lot of Ezquerra's art, but its coloured and his style has developed a lot since the days of the Apocalypse War, so maybe you could give that a try.

General / Re: Hivemind Request: International Judge Group Pic
« on: 28 June, 2012, 09:05:41 PM »
Here's that image from the first Mega-Special

General / Re: Hivemind Request: International Judge Group Pic
« on: 28 June, 2012, 04:07:18 PM »
It was in the first Judge Dredd Mega-Special, I believe.

Prog / Re: Prog 1789 And he was a killer
« on: 28 June, 2012, 04:04:41 PM »
The current events in the city could be the ruin of the Dredd strip. Its such a big game changer that it runs the risk of changing too much.

But, massive respect to John Wagner for going down that road, and it'll be extreamly interesting to see where things take us.

Prog / Re: Day Of Chaos finale
« on: 28 June, 2012, 03:59:21 PM »
Anderson hasn't shown up, but she's guaranteed safe (I'd still like to know where she is/what she's been up to, though).  Who else is alive and likely to be in Mega-City One that we haven't yet heard from?
I asked Mr Wagner that question over on that thar faceybook. I'm sure he won't mind it being c&p'd here.

--John, is there a reason why Anderson hasn't made an appearance yet in DoC? I've noticed you have used her less and less in recent years, do you see her more as Alan's baby now?
Quote from: John Wagner
You're right, it's because I regard her as Alan's character. She will, however, be making a major appearance in a forthcoming story with Greg Staples, "Dark Judgement". Greg's very busy and wants to take his time over it - it'll be beautiful - and I've over-run a bit on length as well, so it may be quite some time forthcoming, I think!

Anderson. Dark Judgement.

Doesn't take a genius to work out what that could be about.

News / Re: 2000AD Podcast ep 30!!
« on: 11 August, 2010, 09:23:10 PM »
Cheers chaps.

I'm about ten minutes in, and just want to say to thehod: It sounds very likely that the guy 'ripping into' the Dredd script and calling it a 'Die-Hard rip-off' on the Doctor Who forum was 'scojo' - a known oddball (read: actually mentally unstable) with an axe to grind who has been posting exactly the same thing on every single blog, site and message board that covered the news (he has a lifetime ban from here).

The reception to the script elsewhere has been positive pretty much across the board.

He goes by a different name on Gallifrey Base and apparently on imdb where he has posted reviews, but it does sound awfully like someone with a bug up their ass about something, rather than someone posting an intellegent and meaningful review of the script.

News / Re: 2000AD Podcast ep 30!!
« on: 11 August, 2010, 09:09:53 PM »
Thanks for the kind words guys. I have to say that Rich must have had his work cut out in editing the damn thing seeing as a) i talk more bollocks than anyone else alive and b) we had some serious technical issues whilst recording, and from what I could tell, Rich spend most of the episode sounding like Norman Collier.

But I had a blast doing it, so I'm glad its not gone down like a french kiss at a family reunion.

« on: 06 August, 2010, 07:43:23 PM »
First of the Many is also one of Garth Ennis's best one shot Dredd stories.

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