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General / Re: SORRY NO VOTES TODAY!!! And next week
« on: 23 July, 2021, 04:44:55 PM »
Quick - everybody vote for City of the Damned while he isn't looking!

Warzone isn't Grant's finest hour. As Buttonman says, it's basically a three-prog set-up for a weak gag.

I truly love The Doc Quince Case. I never really hear it talked about - literally never - but it's a taut, exciting little thriller that's also quite sweet, and pretty funny. What's not to like? BLAT!

Never hear it talked about?

Here you go  !

My prog slog hasn't reached the stage yet - I completely can't remember there being a story called Smiley's World.  From context I'm guessing it had the mother of that family that Johnny and Wulf saved paying a visit and finding the pair staked out, Johnny recovering and deciding to get revenge?  In which case I'll go for Smiley's World.

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 23 July, 2021, 01:16:23 PM »
Its really hard to disagree with anything C&F say about the strip, they are right... but as is the glory of the diverse opinions held in 2000ad fandom ... whatever it is there will be some folks who love it and some folks who don't get on with it and those subjective divergences are one of the things I love most about us minions of Tharg.

For sure! I can't stress enough that Fox and I's opinions are in no way guaranteed correct or definitive. Honestly one of my favorite things about the podcast now is sparking discussions about thrills that have otherwise gone unremarked upon for many years!

True about some thrills having gone under-the-radar for decades.  While I could remember there was a strip called Kola Kommandos which I read when it came out, I wouldn't have been able to tell you the slightest thing about it...

Off Topic / Re: Back to the Office
« on: 23 July, 2021, 01:09:55 PM »
Such an interesting topic, with so many issues:

 - Less commuting is (probably) good for the environment (fewer cars on the roads) and (definitely) good for the soul.
 - Would each household running a mini-office be better or worse than a centralized location, as regards environmental impact? I don't know the answer to this.

For me personally there's a definite environmental saving to my working at home instead of in the office.  Some of the days in the office I've been the only person in that office, which means the lights and air conditioning are for me alone.  If I'm at home then I have a big window right next to me so I don't need light or air conditioning.  Coffee machines at work are switched on all day long (but I'm not the only person using them).  At home the kettle goes on for Rackle's coffee whether I'm there or not.  (Rackle is working from home - in fact my office is pretty close to her office, though she's never been to her office as she started her current job during lockdown).

General / Re: new Kevin O'Neill collections from Gosh! Comics
« on: 23 July, 2021, 12:56:49 PM »
Interesting - Cosmic Comics had passed me by first time.  Might be tempted by Mek Memoirs depending on how much the thing costs!

Journey Into Hell had its moments (including early CB lingo from Wagner) but Outlaw has world-building, Stixes, continuity tie-ins and is more cohesive.

(that's a vote for Outlaw)

Journey Into Hell had its moments (including early CB lingo from Wagner) but Outlaw has world-building, Stixes, continuity tie-ins and is more cohesive.


Top Dog - 2 points
The Beast of Milton Keynes - 2 points
Complaint - 1 point

Got to be Rage, hasn't it? One of the defining S/D stories, (even if it maybe takes a while to get anywhere) . I don't really rate Judgement Day, either as a Dredd epic or as a crossover, and Johnny doesn't get a whole lot to do in it.

In fact the only bit of Judgement Day I rate is when Dredd asks a still-grieving Johnny about Wulf - 'Where's the fat creep?'
'He had a name, dammit! It was Wulf Sternhammer!'
'Huh. That's his problem.'

You didn't like the last page then?

I'm going to vote for Rage*

* who isn't?

Slavers of Drule - I always thought Galaxy Killers was one of the weaker Stront stories.

...and some of the reasons why - it's a rip-off of the Death Star.  It takes away a lot of the USPs of SD (time devices, gadgets, being mutant bounty hunters).  They get offered a really great ship at the end and turn it down for spurious reasons.

The Killing - similar to moogie, this was the first complete Stront story I ever read (The Moses Quest Quest was the first one I read some of, but I missed progs so it was some time until I read the whole lot).

Slavers of Drule - I always thought Galaxy Killers was one of the weaker Stront stories.

Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 19 July, 2021, 09:35:26 PM »
Meanwhile, the UK government is merrily okaying new oil and coal mining.)

Not to mention the omnipresent spending on roads.  If only the anti-pollution lobby had the resources of the pro-car lobby...

Anyway, in entirely unrelated news, Met Office issues first UK extreme heat warning.  Be careful out there.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 18 July, 2021, 07:16:35 PM »
Tom O'Connor, 81 - comedian, game show host.

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