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News / Re: New look for 2000AD review
« on: 17 August, 2009, 08:28:05 AM »
Looking good. Must spend more time there. Whenever I devel in its always a good read.

Books & Comics / Re: Famous face's mystery comic
« on: 17 August, 2009, 08:26:31 AM »
I know Macca was into his American comics he got Jack Kirby (actually better be careful here as my memory of this story might be a bit wonky) to draw them Magneto and Titanium Man the images were used at some show or other (think it was a Wings show???)... damn I wish I could remember the details a little better BUT defo he got into Marvel Comics and I believe was a fan of American comics before that.

Books & Comics / Re: Full creative line-ups for 'Wednesday Comics'
« on: 15 August, 2009, 09:00:11 PM »
Ok so we've at the half way point and what was already and incredible reading experience is showing signs of improving.

I'll not take too much time just repeating myself and saying that Kamandi, Hawkman and Flash are simply brillant or that I find Wonder Woman pretty poor (its such a shame to take the great potential for beautiful art and storytelling and make it a cluttered hard read but this managers it) or the Teen Titans is just kinda meh. Rather I'll say a little about the ones that were on the cusp of greatness (or otherwise) and how must seem to be tipping the balance in a postive way.

Strange Tales is there no doubt at all. Its brillant and is up there with the best three strips. Batman is also superb I just feel that they've told the story through all these little vignettes of different aspects of Batman's/Bruce Wayne's life and now I'd like to see the main plot take a little more promenance for the second half.

Supergirl, Demon + Catwoman and Green Lantern remain good fun and Deadman is really starting to tick along nicely.

Metal Men, well the opening up of the setting, literally in this case is just what the strip needed and I feel that the story might now catch up with the exceptional art. Metamorpho likewise has had that nudge towards greatness it needed and while it does still seem an excerise in how cute they can be playing with the format and different techniques per issue its winning me over, even if it can seem almost smug (well Simon Stagg is in it!). Heck even Sgt Rock and Superman had endings this week that could really drive things forward.

So what was already good, nah great remains so and I'm really encouraged by whats happening to most of the rest. This comic is just fantastic!

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 15 August, 2009, 02:11:51 PM »

Reading the JLA Deluxe volumes. Love the scripts but is the Porter art ever ugly or what?

Yeah on another thread just waxed lyrical about how great the Morrison JLAs are but have to admit not a fan of Porter's art, functional at best, though to be fair the stuff I've seen of his lately has been alot better.

General / Re: Saturday morning is special
« on: 15 August, 2009, 02:06:50 PM »
Had a stand in postie this morning, perfectly nice and all BUT cos he was late managed to arrive in our road just as a heavy rain shower started. Watched him nervously take the roads mail out his bag and potter between the houses delievering wondering how my prog would get on realising it'd be ridiculous to run out and get it off him. Anyway it arrived and bless it the envelope had taken the brunt of the rain. I'll have to have a word with our regular postie, who is a star and make sure he never takes a holiday again!

Still all in all Saturdays are a great day for the Prog to arrive.

Prog / Re: Prog 1650 - new Dredd Mega Epic!
« on: 15 August, 2009, 01:33:26 PM »
Well the title seems to have been confirmed at the end of this weeks Prog and the main artist (???? well from my reading certainly the startig artist???) is Colin MacNeil, a choice we can all be happy with I'm sure.

Prog / Re: Prog 1649: Hail To The Chief
« on: 15 August, 2009, 01:31:25 PM »
Interesting that in a Prog full of endings a story that is pure set up is the stand out. Under New Management was gold. The lawyer was genius and the epic ahead has a very exciting launch pad. Quiet genius.

Sinister Dexter was really good and left with an exciting parting shot. Red Seas finished satisfatorially enough if it feels the story didn't quite open up events quite as much as it might have and Defoe... well at least I'm reading it now. The Terror Tale had some wonderful art to boot.

All behind a great cover. A good prog with a great Dredd.

General / Re: Judge Minty (Judge Dredd fan film)
« on: 15 August, 2009, 08:18:17 AM »
Yep all I can do is echo the statements about how good that looks.

Hows casting going?

Film & TV / Outpost
« on: 15 August, 2009, 08:06:32 AM »
Did a search and was surprised to find that this hadn't been discussed too much, well except Peter Wolf saying it made his life spug.

I actually quite enjoyed it. The similarities to 'Fiends of the Eastern Front' are pretty superficial, or rather possibly swamped by so many other horror movie tropes as to not stand out particularly. The film suffered a little from ghosts being a little too all powerful and ill defined (though there was a line of dialogue that tried to excuse this) making the ending if refreshing a little telegraphed. There never was any real hope.

Still fun characters, neat little premise, looked great for a low budget film and always entertaining.

Help! / Laptop advice
« on: 14 August, 2009, 03:48:35 PM »
Ok so the Laptop got knicked as discussed elsewhere and so we're looking for a replacement. Its pretty much for everyday use and from looking at Which? online I think the thing we're after is Dell Studio 1555 2.4 for about £750 (come on insurance I know the old one wasn't worth that but chip in a chunk?).

In an ideal world I'd have one that sounded ok playing CDs BUT they don't seem to exist (unless you get an Apple and I'm an Apple virgin). That aside not very demanding users, don't play games, watch video ok and would like to be able to play with drawings BUT really I'm so unadvanced there its academic!

So yeah any tips for the best £750 laptop?

General / Re: What would be in my ideal 2000ad strip?
« on: 14 August, 2009, 10:07:36 AM »
Arh but he pretends not to be called Colin and pronouces it all funny like.

General / Re: What would be in my ideal 2000ad strip?
« on: 14 August, 2009, 08:25:38 AM »
My ideal strip would be one written by me... I suspect many of the rest of you might feel otherwise but hey a man can dream.

News / Re: Dave Gibbons interview in The Guardian.
« on: 14 August, 2009, 08:22:52 AM »
The fact that I now know Dave Gibbons is responsible for Comic Sans (if indirectly) has made we reevaluate everything he has ever done!

Prog / Re: Prog 1648: Cutting Crew!
« on: 14 August, 2009, 08:15:18 AM »
How much better would Defoe have been with Mr Tickle in it? The answer is all of the more better.

There is huge potential in 2000AD characters vs Mr Men characters.  :P

Dredd vs Mr Grumpy could be a classic. Check out Mr Grumpy's frown:

It's like Dredd's.  ;)

So now we know what Dredd looks like under the helmet!

Books & Comics / Re: Liberty Meadows
« on: 13 August, 2009, 12:02:17 PM »
Its hoped that issue 38 will be out by the end of the year (though how much faith to place in that is open to debate). Very early preview here.


I love Liberty Meadows, though it was better when Frank Cho wasn't quite so obssessed by 'cheesecake'. Its hilarious. Its never going to be monthly again I suspect, nor bi-monthly, not while Cho has so many more commitments elsewhere (so stop buying his Marvel stuff already!) he has always said however that he will continue working on it.

If you pop over to this Apes and Babes website forum there is normally a thread doing the rounds asking for it back that'll point you back to the latest news.

Apparently there was plans for a TV show, for good or bad, that is now in development hell.

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