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General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« on: Today at 04:55:43 AM »
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city of the damned 5-0

Get out now....

... just get out...


Although perhaps there's room for a Best Frame From City of the Damned Tourney?

Just to provide an alternative perspective - my 8-year old daughter loves The Phoenix, which has stories in it that are not terribly far removed from Regened stuff. (We couldn't go beyond our first yearly sub, but that's another story and is entirely the fault of the publisher, rather than the comic's content.) Her cousin (same age) also loves our hand-me-down Phoenix's.

She also loved the recent Misty stuff, and Pandora Perfect. The only problem there is that accessibility for her is via my stored PDFs, and that's not an easy access format for her. She also likes Dogman, Underpants, Wings of Fire etc.

So, content-wise, I do believe there's a market for comics. It doesn't make sense, though, to package Regened content alongside standard 2000 AD content, because of the graphic nature of a lot of the non-Regened strips. If these comics were on the shelf of my local (US) comic emporium, she'd buy 'em.

(I'm not sure that Spacewarp is a great measuring stick - but my three arguments there are to do with format, quality and tone. A metaphorical old man ranting at young people in the park about his conspiracy theories will probably have the same effect as really having an old man rant at young people in the park about his conspiracy theories. 2000 AD had the advantage of multiple writers, so there wasn't just that single voice. A spoonful of sugar...)

General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« on: 19 June, 2021, 08:49:26 PM »
Trying to collate appearances of The Kleggs.

So far, I've got:

The Day The Law Died (JD)
Night of the Bloodbeast (JD)
The Juve Mutated Kung Fu Kleggs (JD)
The Corps
The Kleggs (M201, their own one-off)
Meatmonger (JD)
Love Hurts (JD)
Saudade (JD)
Enceladus: New Life (JD)
Undercover Klegg (JD)

Plus Helter Skelter (alt. Grampus), Ace Trucking (generic foe) & solo appearances of Sensitive Klegg.

I expect I'm missing some..?


General / Re: 2000 AD Reoffended
« on: 19 June, 2021, 03:13:56 PM »
Walter's a Cripple
This hilarious, Dickensian tale... [no, look, just stop! - ed.]

I missed a trick there - should have been Walter's a Cwipple.


Really enjoyed CBA Warriors, Nadir and Wendigo Pride. Am I wrong to want to see some of these in print?

Off Topic / Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« on: 18 June, 2021, 07:21:29 PM »
Bill Gates: So, you see, dear, now I can track them. This latest one, see, he lives in a house boat just here!
Melinda Gates: [Says nothing, as they separated last month and so contractually aren't in the same location.]
Bill Gates: And this one, see: he's in a Greggs. It's a place for selling grease products - they have them in north England. 

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 18 June, 2021, 06:52:11 PM »
My name is Inigo Prime, you killed my multiverse, prepare to be wiped from existence.

General / 2000 AD Reoffended
« on: 18 June, 2021, 06:01:59 PM »
I figure with the Regened project being such a success, we should also try to recapture the lightning of the mid-90s Summer Offensive by having four progs a year be under the banner of 2000 AD Reoffended!

Of course, I've had some ideas for the five stories:

Judge Fred: Serial Killer
Fred Smyth is a High Court Judge who dearly wishes that capital punishment had never been abolished - especially for littering! By day, he applies the most severe sentences allowable under English law. By night, he dispenses true justice!

Rouge Torpor
The story of an opium addicted prostitute during the French revolution. Her street name is Venus, and she's an agent for the British Crown, helping to smuggle aristocrats to freedom. Unfortunately, her mind is pretty blown from all the drugs, and she holds hallucinatory conversations with her purse (Bourse), her syringe (Aiguille) and her douchebag (Sac).

Strontium Fog
When the British release their new radioactive gas in a chemical warfare assault on the German positions during World War II, rather than kill the enemy, it transforms them into ravening, mutated beasts that spread the condition through their poisoned breath and venom.

Missionary, Man!
A Christian porn star... [that's enough - ed.]

Walter's a Cripple
This hilarious, Dickensian tale... [no, look, just stop! - ed.]

Suggestions / Re: Encyclopedia Errata
« on: 18 June, 2021, 04:35:04 PM »
Mean Machine

 - "A Merry Tale of the Christmas Angel".
 - "Mean Machine: Son of Mean". (The title "Son of Mean Machine" was only used in the one-off by Chris Halls in the 1995 JD Yearbook.)

Suggestions / Re: Encyclopedia Errata
« on: 18 June, 2021, 04:21:57 PM »
Maybe, P.J., notable appearances: it's "Wot I Did During Necroplis" (sic).

General / Re: Class art better than Current art - it's official!!!!
« on: 18 June, 2021, 06:57:36 AM »
Ooh! Thanks for organizing this one, Colin. It's such an interesting thing to vote on - my love for the art that got me into the comic in the first place, and was read and re-read till the comics were literally falling apart in my hands, to such an extent that there's about a 400-prog span where I just know almost everything, is bound to win out purely on the basis of that early, deeply ingrained love.

Sometimes I look at a story from the 80s and realize that (given how the technology available has moved on, and new techniques been developed) it's not a matter of comparing like for like. I can't say that Insurrection is somehow less than The Apocalypse War - they're both great works of art, but for very different reasons.

Man, I love 2000 AD. Aren't we lucky to have been on such a crazy ride?

Suggestions / Re: Encyclopedia Errata
« on: 18 June, 2021, 06:33:16 AM »
Lord Weird Slough Feg, The - it's just Time Killer. No "The".

Suggestions / Re: Encyclopedia Errata
« on: 18 June, 2021, 06:13:06 AM »
Logan, Judge lists Harvey as a notable appearance, but I don't see Logan in Harvey. (Unless he's inside the mech - hurr hurr.)

General / Re: NEXT UP - Anniversary Special - Writers Solhiem Cup
« on: 18 June, 2021, 04:03:34 AM »
I think I'm guilty of being mostly at the opposite end of the scale - when I review a story, I tend to focus on the plot rather than the art. Which is why, with Purgatory, I wrote:

People say: "...but I like the Ezquerra art." Quite an interesting premise (a riot on the Justice Department penal colony of Titan) is lost beneath a heaving, grunting pile of illogical rage as ex-Judge Grice gets angrier than a barrel full of bees rolling down a mountain and proves it by burning his own hand off in lava, but not feeling the pain!

Dropping the Statue of Judgement is a cool idea, and it looks amazing. When they do it during Day of Chaos it's hugely affecting, and tied directly into the plot. When they do it in Inferno, it's because Grant Morrison failed his Geography O-grade.

Or ... you can't polish a turd.

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