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Re: 2000AD SCI-FI SPECIAL 2020
« Reply #15 on: 20 June, 2020, 05:36:58 PM »
I dont think it's actually on sale til Wednesday. I was floored when it dropped through the door. Would imagine the digital version will be available then.

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Re: 2000AD SCI-FI SPECIAL 2020
« Reply #16 on: 20 June, 2020, 07:39:30 PM »
Quite possibly the best description of Dredd ever on page three of that first strip! 😆😆
Worth buying just for that.
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Re: 2000AD SCI-FI SPECIAL 2020
« Reply #17 on: 21 June, 2020, 12:34:18 PM »
Maybe the collapse of American comics will lure Al back to Dredd for a while, because that was fantastic.

And the Red Seas was lovely, Yeowell’s Classic pensmanship always a joy and the effects-bubbles only page a pure comics thrill - kudos to Jim if he was involved in that. Just great.

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Re: 2000AD SCI-FI SPECIAL 2020
« Reply #18 on: 22 June, 2020, 12:29:42 PM »
I loved the whole thing, a perfect special

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Re: 2000AD SCI-FI SPECIAL 2020
« Reply #19 on: 22 June, 2020, 01:02:37 PM »
Finally read beyond Kingsley’s interview (while catching up with a month of 2000AD).

I’ll be honest about this: I had no idea it contained reprint before the issue landed, and so I was initially a bit miffed. But on reading it, the mix of old and new really worked. The only one that didn’t really click was Nikolai Dante (a massive spoiler for those who haven’t read it; robbed of its impact out of context for me). But the other strips were excellent selections.

Dredd/Zombo was great—really funny, and some knowing nods to plot-threads dangling. Kingdom was superb. Red Seas was fun. I’m no fan of Storm Warning/Blackhawk, but that landed well also for me. Stock’s best-of was pretty solid. I don’t agree with all of it (I don’t imagine any reader would go 20 for 20), but he hit many of the right notes there. (Niemand‏ deserved a mention in the list of Dredd writers, mind.)

I don’t think there was anything I didn’t enjoy in this one, probably making it my favourite of all the specials I’ve so far read from this year and last.

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Re: 2000AD SCI-FI SPECIAL 2020
« Reply #20 on: 23 June, 2020, 06:32:10 AM »
Just started reading it last night - the Dredd story is laugh out loud funny and I don't think I've ever laughed at a Dredd strip before.

Loving the mash-ups in the strips - a fun idea

And there's a Dan Cornwell piece in there too! (I've updated my guide to Dan's 2000AD work here - https://boysadventurecomics.blogspot.com/2020/06/updated-dan-cornwells-work-for-2000ad_23.html

So, yeah, all in all, really good and much better than I thought it would be based on the idea of <yawn> celebrating 20 years on ownership by Rebellion

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Re: 2000AD SCI-FI SPECIAL 2020
« Reply #21 on: 23 June, 2020, 12:19:07 PM »
Ha! I knew it would be back! I knew it!!

This hasn't dropped on my doorment yet so I'm meticulously avoiding spoilers.

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Re: 2000AD SCI-FI SPECIAL 2020
« Reply #22 on: 23 June, 2020, 05:21:15 PM »
Nope, it's a prequel!

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Re: 2000AD SCI-FI SPECIAL 2020
« Reply #23 on: 24 June, 2020, 04:46:41 AM »
Bought the special but the digital version is not available for download, hopefully will become available during the day.
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Re: 2000AD SCI-FI SPECIAL 2020
« Reply #24 on: 24 June, 2020, 04:48:21 AM »
Dan Cornwell's pin-up:

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Re: 2000AD SCI-FI SPECIAL 2020
« Reply #25 on: 24 June, 2020, 02:11:14 PM »
Bought the special but the digital version is not available for download, hopefully will become available during the day.

Seems to be working now - I had a brief read of the first few stories at lunch.

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Re: 2000AD SCI-FI SPECIAL 2020
« Reply #26 on: 24 June, 2020, 02:42:14 PM »
Got it downloaded and I enjoyed the special especially the Kingdom and Red Sea strips.  The Terror Tale from Al Ewing I never read so that was nice as well.
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Re: 2000AD SCI-FI SPECIAL 2020
« Reply #27 on: 25 June, 2020, 03:23:33 AM »
I will now be disappointed if Shako does not appear in a Rebellion special. PUT SHAKO IN TAMMY & JINTY YOU COWARDS :D
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Re: 2000AD SCI-FI SPECIAL 2020
« Reply #28 on: 25 June, 2020, 04:12:00 AM »
Shako in Tammy & Jinty will volt that right on top of the best specials ever !!!!
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Re: 2000AD SCI-FI SPECIAL 2020
« Reply #29 on: 25 June, 2020, 06:08:56 AM »
I will now be disappointed if Shako does not appear in a Rebellion special. PUT SHAKO IN TAMMY & JINTY YOU COWARDS :D

Oh my giddy aunt yes that would be absolutely fantastic.