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Messages - Proudhuff

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Tricky. The characterization and story structure in Ten-Seconders is probably academically superior, but I didn't really get into it until the last series. The Helltrekkers, for all it's maudlin schmaltz hangs easily on the disaster-movie framing, and the core concept has become part of Dreddverse lore.

Or, to quote myself:

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Although this tale, heavy on the melodrama, proved risible for a portion of the readership, the concept of Helltreks and radwagons became a staple motif of Dreddverse lore. Often seen in the background (in, say, Alabammy Blimps, and as the denouement of the modern classic The Heart Is a Lonely Klegg Hunter), or as the kernel of a wider investigation (as in The Raggedy Man and Ratfink), the concept was also used as the core structure for the Missionary Man fable The Promised Land.

This^^^
Both stories for me held more promise than they delivered, almost veered to 10 2nders as i think it would make a great PRIME series... while HT would make a great TWD spin off.

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Prog / Re: Dredd: The Citadel
« on: 26 April, 2022, 11:38:02 AM »
QI stuff Tjm86.
I won't see my subbie til at least Thursday evening (about 9pm roughly), so will wait to comment

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Chimpsky's Law

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Prog / Re: Prog 2277 - Dredd Reckoning!
« on: 26 April, 2022, 10:59:26 AM »
Just throwing it out there that I'm really enjoying the prog at the moment - it's in the pipe, five by five - no damp squibs in the mix.

If I had to rank 'em, I'd do it like this, probably:

1. Brink
2. Intestinauts
3. Fiends
4. Hope
5. Judge Dredd

while I would flip that...but agree 5x5

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General / Re: Sideshow Vote: He is the chosen one (or is he?)
« on: 26 April, 2022, 10:56:52 AM »
-   Too generic

It reminds me of those stories when a famous writer is asked to 'do sci-fi' and then trots out the equivalent of 'stuck in a video game' troupe. 

Elevator troupe pitch: Bladerunner meets Harry on the High Rock

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General / Re: Sideshow Vote: Who are you?
« on: 26 April, 2022, 10:42:56 AM »
He's a warning not an aspiration.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2276 - House of the Unholy
« on: 14 April, 2022, 12:59:10 PM »
Could be the first person he's spoken to since being incarcerated?

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Can't actually remember Realm and there is no helpful images on that linkie so its  XTNCT which i did enjoy.

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General / Re: Sideshow Vote: I swapped a tea for coffee
« on: 13 April, 2022, 04:33:54 PM »
Best in the Prog; Grant Morrison.
Best outside the Prog; Garth Ennis.

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General / Re: Sideshow Vote: All is forgiven
« on: 13 April, 2022, 04:31:09 PM »

I’d have to go for E-wing Droid. Get him alternating with Niemand on Dredd and bring some serious consistency to the world (with other writers chipping in as and when); and if he’s there “on a more permanent basis”, I’d love to see an original strip or two from him as well.

This^^^


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Prog / Re: Prog 2276 - House of the Unholy
« on: 11 April, 2022, 11:53:16 AM »
maybe not the best Prog of late

Your mouth is full of wrong

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Welcome to the board / Re: Hi from Scotland
« on: 07 April, 2022, 12:56:25 PM »
Welcome!!

Are there any meet ups now and again for fans in Scotland?

There's a well practiced formula:
1. pick a date well in advance, often around a convention
2. several people agree to meet
3. cancel one by one due to other commitments, until all agree to reschedule in a couple of months.


And welcome to the board!

This also works for Christmas, signings and barmitzvahs

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Prog / Re: Prog 2275 - Dive, Dive, Dive!
« on: 07 April, 2022, 12:52:55 PM »


Fiends tops it this week for me. Great art, great tale and those chicken footprints in the snow leading to the final page reveal was just perfect.

This^^^

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Events / Re: BHP Glasgow Comic Con 4 June drinkies?
« on: 02 April, 2022, 04:34:17 PM »
Is this event good? I remember speaking to some of the BHP people at an Edinburgh Comic Art fest a few years ago and they seemed like a decent bunch. I'm tempted to head down if I'm around in June.

It can be a bit hit or miss TBH, but better that anything else on the go in Scotland now...

Bring back HiEx! I'm looking at you Rich!

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Prog / Re: Prog 2275 - Dive, Dive, Dive!
« on: 02 April, 2022, 04:01:10 PM »
Dredd top notch for me, Dan's rain and layouts are wonderful to behold.

Kingmaker ends with a return and a promise of more to come. Not doing anything for me, but never has, just not my thing.

Intestinauts good fun and a nice riff on the space adventure/fighty troupe 

Fiends - loving the art and the story. Wonderful stuff.

Brink again needs to be read in the whole, but great stuff.

Prog has gone from nothing much I like to a lot, after 40 odd years reading you kinda get used to that!

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