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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2023
« on: 30 November, 2022, 11:52:21 AM »
Isn't it, though? Be interesting to see what's in this one - hopefully the Sentenoid story makes the cut.

Judging by the credits on the spine I'll take a punt at

  • Carry The Nine
  • The Red Queen’s Gambit
  • The Red Prince Diaries
  • The Hard Way
  • Regicide

Sentenoid's Big Idea would be a nice bonus

General / Re: Drokk!! - a rival to SpaceSpinner 2000??
« on: 27 November, 2022, 07:49:25 AM »
Absolutely agree with Colin and Alex.

Drokk is a superb podcast, one that got better and better as as time went on. The enthusiasm and insight was infectious. Every episode was a winner, even when the volume being dissected (Restricted Files 4 for instance) was total dreck.

As much as I'd love them to stick around (hell, Mandroid is in the next Case Files) going out on Total War / Day of Chaos is going out on a high.

General / Re: 10 Greatest Judge Dredd Comics Of All Time?
« on: 18 November, 2022, 05:59:44 AM »
or MC-1 actually only occupies a strip about 900ft wide down the Eastern coast of the US.

2000AD predicts the future?


General / Re: 10 Greatest Judge Dredd Comics Of All Time?
« on: 17 November, 2022, 01:14:24 PM »
Did we ever have a list of the 10 worst Judge Dredd comics of all time? Because I'm fairly sure Dredd vs Predator would be around that discussion.

The bottom ten would easily include Crusade and Purgatory/Inferno, both of which were written by Grant Morrison.

...which ties the two parts of this thread together nicely.

General / Re: Kevin O'Neill 1953 - 2022
« on: 08 November, 2022, 09:29:39 AM »
Devastating news.

Amongst a galaxy of stars that built 2000ad into what it is today he was easily the most recognisable. A glance of a single one of his frames will reveal its artistry.

So many of his panels are seared into my mind : the first appearance of the Blitzspear; Torquemada's ghostly rotting form doing battle with Nemesis; The first (un) appearance of The Invisible Man; the greatest Jimp of all time on the cover of prog 474.

But it's Alan Moore's line "Partly because of Kevin’s art, we can span comedy, horror and pathos in a couple of pages" that perfectly sums his talents up, not least at the climax of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen II when Hyde asks for a single kiss from Mina, then strides forward to take on the Martian tripods alone.

Even when Kev is drawing a 'simple' page it can put a lump in your throat

Anyway =VARK= I'm getting emotional, so I have to =VARK= stop typing.

RIP* Kev.

*By which of course I mean Return, if Possible.

General / Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« on: 06 November, 2022, 04:03:13 PM »
paperback on sale at a decent discount in the Rebellion shop


General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2023
« on: 11 October, 2022, 02:11:43 PM »

And he’s a really good artist. But that cover…. Yikes.

all seems a world away from this beauty

Creative Common / Re: Ignorance is Strength
« on: 28 September, 2022, 11:48:07 AM »
This iconic spread (from an early 80s annual?) was probably the best explanation of how the Mark I worked...though i think every artist since has ignored that goofy looking heat seeker bolt on.

regarding 'How Mega City Works', the most fun thread (IMHO) recently was this one, Is There a Middle Class in MC1?


Prog / Re: Prog 2300: On the Day of Judgement...
« on: 22 September, 2022, 07:24:04 AM »

The last panel of Outlaw is Alpha and the survivors launching the coffins of their fallen friends out into space.

Thanks Jim.

You'd think I would have remembered that since I re-read Outlaw only six months ago.

Prog / Re: Prog 2300: On the Day of Judgement...
« on: 21 September, 2022, 12:42:16 PM »
pedant mode has to be engaged here - Torso was killed years before the events of Judgement Day, as was more obviously Wulf, so why are they here other than fan service? 

Torso was killed on the Doghouse by the Stix Brothers. Could he have been laid to rest there? Then been reanimated by whatever force is bringing the zombies back to life. Same goes for Evans. Wolf is a little harder to explain, not his reanimation but his position in the S/D HQ.

Maybe he was buried with a pre-programmed timebomb: reanimates, activates bomb, emerges in the Doghouse.

I know it's not usually a good idea to necropost but since the collected edition came out this week I might get a pass.

My finger is hovering over the 'Add to Basket' button.

2 stories in longer form that usual by John & Alan. I presume the second one, Trial By Gunfire is the Anderson assessment story.

Is Legends of the Law worth a buy?

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 01 September, 2022, 01:06:00 PM »

Reading that obit/news story about Maganov I'm reminded of the (grim) joke that made the rounds in 1948 after Czech Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk died:

"Masaryk was a very tidy man. So tidy that, when he jumped out the window, he remembered to close it behind him."

Nemesis the Warlock

AAAIEEE! The horizontal scale! It burns my eyyyyyyyyessss!

I'm with you. Seven (?) fonts on the same page. terrible.


Emphatically Anderson

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