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Prog / Re: Prog 2292 - United Front
« on: 27 July, 2022, 07:57:19 PM »
Cover by Cliff Robinson and Dylan Teague

Aside from Wagner and Grant, this has to be the greatest pairing of droids in the Prog's history.
Everything they do is phenomenal!

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 27 July, 2022, 07:46:14 PM »
Yeah, Finn is an odd one. The actual idea behind it (magicky (with a k) eco-warrior / taxi driver takes on a modern version of the fomorians) is sound in my opinion, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired.

I still enjoyed it though, for what it's worth. It's faaaar from Pat's best, but it's certainly not his worst either.
Give it a spin, there's always Ebay if it's not for you!

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 25 July, 2022, 07:24:28 PM »
I don't think David Warner ever put in a bad performance, regardless of the quality of the production.

My personal favourite is the first film I saw him in, 'My Best Friend is a Vampire' (or 'I Was a Teenage Vampire' in the states).
He was the best bad guy ever, and will be truly missed.

Announcements / Re: Alan A Grant RIP
« on: 21 July, 2022, 12:43:09 PM »
Thanks for everything, Alan. Good luck to you on your next journey.
I like to think that he's enjoying a reunion with Carlos Ezquerra and Norm Breyfogle somewhere in the Great Beyond.

I certainly hope so. Rest in peace Alan x

Off Topic / Re: The Philosophical Thread
« on: 11 July, 2022, 07:36:42 PM »
So, I can have your house, then?

I don't own a house.
Also, houses don't just happen naturally.

A man builds a house, he deserves to be paid. That's fine.
I'm talking about the land that's under it.

Off Topic / Re: The Philosophical Thread
« on: 11 July, 2022, 06:53:31 PM »
I'm... actually with the Shark on this one.

Ownership of land is something that someone made up once simply so they could exploit it, and the people who live on it.
I appreciate that governments and councils definitely should have power over what happens on said land, but the idea of private ownership of land is kinda ludicrous. The first person to 'own' that land just said that they did, and hoped that no-one bigger and nastier turned up.

Prog / Re: Prog 2290 - Double Impact!
« on: 11 July, 2022, 06:18:27 PM »
Lovely to see Andy Clarke gracing the prog again, that's beautiful work!

I'm a few months behind on the prog, so apologies if this is part of the story, but... Is that an Austin Allegro?

Coming out of lurk mode for this one...

I really want to choose Caballistics here. It's right up my street, and pays all the right homages to all the right properties. Dom Reardon can do no wrong, and Gordon Rennie is clearly passionate about the entire project.

But then it just kinda... fizzled out. Tharg, for some unfathomable reason, commissioned a Cabs novel from a different writer, and Gordon appears to have lost his steam for it from that point on (read his blurb in the complete edition for more on that).
So, if Cabs had continued then I'd be voting for that!

But it didn't. And Nikolai Dante has one of the greatest completed runs in the progs history, for reasons already noted in this thread.

So I have to vote for Nikolai Dante. Even though I kinda love Cabs a bit more.

Prog / Re: Dredd: The Citadel
« on: 26 April, 2022, 06:00:31 PM »
The Citadel is a victim of Tharg's over-enthusiastic plugging in the Prog. We all seem to have been waiting for one of Wagner's shake-ups, and naturally are a bit disappointed when it didn't happen.

But taken on it's merits as just a Dredd 9-parter then it's great! Nice, solid, Wagner action, and beautifully drawn by the major new talent Dan Cornwell. I don't think we were ever meant to dissect this one looking for meaning.

It'd be good to know if John Wagner has any thoughts on Tharg's selling of this story (assuming he cares about that sort of thing!).

Prog / Re: Prog 2278 - Descend Into The Dark...
« on: 20 April, 2022, 07:05:34 PM »
I can’t believe that Dredd offing a clone is the big reveal. He does that on an annual basis!

I'm thinking that Tharg's 'Everything changes' tagline for this story is the actual problem with this story.
That said, one episode to go. And John Wagner can fit a lot into one episode....

General / Re: Sideshow Vote: I swapped a tea for coffee
« on: 11 April, 2022, 06:31:14 PM »
Best for the Prog: Grant Morrison, even if it's just for Zenith.

Outside the Prog: Garth Ennis, even if it's just for Preacher (for me, anyway!)

The one who has actually had the most success: Mark bloody Millar. Further proof that we're living in the wrong timeline.

Prog / Re: Prog 2277 - Dredd Reckoning!
« on: 09 April, 2022, 09:28:32 PM »
Alas I'm not a subscriber anymore, so I'll have to wait till Wednesday, BUT... isn't that a massive spoiler in the cover tagline?

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 04 April, 2022, 10:37:54 PM »
June Brown, 95, actress, best known as Dot Cotton (though her career went back to the 1950s).

35 years she spent as Dot Cotton. Even at 95 that's a third of her life!
What a fantastic legacy to leave behind x

Prog / Re: Prog 2276 - House of the Unholy
« on: 04 April, 2022, 10:01:44 PM »
what a fantastic cover!
and the text overlay, for once, augments and intrigues.

A rare example of the Logo and text actually enhancing a cover image!
Top marks to the Trevallion droid there.

Edit: And editorial design droids too!

Prog / Re: Prog 2276 - House of the Unholy
« on: 04 April, 2022, 10:00:46 PM »
what a fantastic cover!
and the text overlay, for once, augments and intrigues.

A rare example of the Logo and text actually enhancing a cover image!
Top marks to the Trevallion droid there.

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