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General / Hey Colin
« on: 31 August, 2022, 10:19:32 PM »

Classifieds / Prog 2019
« on: 01 September, 2019, 02:11:41 PM »
Anyone with a print copy of this going spare let me know, cheers!

General / When did 2000ad get good again.
« on: 04 July, 2019, 11:38:40 AM »
Reading the excellent prog slog that ended in the low 700s made me grimace that it ended around the time 2000ad got....hummm.... pretty poor. I stuck with the prog till the low 900s then bailed till around 1450. It struck me recently that the odd strip aside 2000ad has been pretty awesome since then (2005).

I’ve started a re-read from 1400 (Wagner / Cam Dredd (Drekk City). Caballistics Inc, Flint on ABC Warriors, Strontium Dog and Bec and Kawl) and it’s all (mostly) great stuff that stands up 15 years later. Even the megazine (still in the era of charley’s War / hell trekkers reprints) is excellent with Wagner / Weston Dredd (Six), Ranson Anderson, cursed earth Koburn, Simping detective and Black Siddha.

So the question is - given 2000ad definitely had a low period (you can argue when)... when did it get good again? Properly good. Four out of five strips if they were new next week you’d lap them up good?

Events / Enniskillen Comic Con 2019
« on: 24 February, 2019, 03:47:53 PM »
John Wager - Mike McMahon - Ian Gibson - Alan Hebden - Mike Dorey

You ever want 20 minutes to talk to John Wagner or Mike McMahon? Enniskillen is your place - completely relaxed and chilled vibe where creators have time and s[ace to chat.

Plus (no doubt) PJ Holden!


Events / Turbo Jones / Ian Kennedy
« on: 22 December, 2018, 10:33:36 AM »

Events / Derry Comiccity festival - October 27th
« on: 27 July, 2018, 12:18:44 PM »
Well between enniskillen, omagh and the return (ish) of 2d Derry (under a new name for licensing reasons) - Norn Iron seems to have turned into the home of 2000ad related festivals.

Prog / Prog 2085
« on: 07 June, 2018, 03:26:44 PM »
Surprised this landed so early - great cliff Robinson cover in that it’s cliff Robinson rather than it’s a great cover (it’s fine)

Everything else moving along grand. Two art niggles - jake Lynch needs to draw some backgrounds and the ‘night’ colours on Durham Red make it a particularly dull strip to look at.

Still nice to have bagged my first subs thread with my first subs issue.

Events / Enniskillen Comic Fest 2018 - May 11th - 12th
« on: 25 February, 2018, 02:27:00 AM »
Just so all boarders are aware - if you want the antidote to big faceless cons and to attend a very chilled relaxed long-time-to-chat-with-creators then the Enniskillen comic festival is the place. Last year you could have sat and talked to the likes of Clint Langley or John Wagner for half an hour without interruption. Only Carlos was flat out entertaining the masses. This year the organisers have again assembled a huge gathering of droids--

Dan Abnett & Nik Vincent
Boo Cook *
INJ Culbard
Phil Winslade
Dom Reardon
Simon Coleby
PJ Holden
Eoin Coveney
Glenn Fabry
Michael Carroll
Ryan Brown
Colin McNeil *

(* - the PR Announcing these three seems to have disappeared so maybe they’re not confirmed anymore)

Anyway Enniskillen is not only beautiful it’s also an incredibly cheap part of the country to visit and if you book flights now you’ll get cheap flights. Go to Enniskillen and never want to go to a big comic con again. It’s like the lakes, but with nicer lakes. 😉

News / Dredd TV show
« on: 10 May, 2017, 06:08:08 PM »

Other Reviews / TCJ
« on: 07 April, 2015, 07:23:41 PM »
Comics journalist-critic-historian-dandies Tucker Stone and Joe McCulloch give cast an extensive gaze over 2000ad's N.Americian output in a 'by God there is so much we'll never be done' attempt to post something they've aborted more than once. Generally good stuff even if I disagree about Lowlife...


Books & Comics / Panel Patter does 2000AD
« on: 26 October, 2014, 03:14:32 PM »
Excellent 'ignored comics' blog Panel Patter has started trying to increase it's coverage of 2000AD from a 'i've read a few in the past but now want to jump in' perspective.  PP's covers indie comics and the non-hyped independent comics scene (ie, you're more likely to get a Dynamite comic covered rather than 'this weeks big Image release'.

Prog 1900 - http://www.panelpatter.com/2014/10/reviewing-starting-point-2000ad-1900.html
Prog 1901 - http://www.panelpatter.com/2014/10/sentencing-report-2000ad-1901.html

covered so far, go give them some love and help encourage this established divergently read blog keeps on with spreadin' the word...

Books & Comics / Forbidden Planet. Belfast
« on: 01 August, 2014, 01:49:08 AM »
Anyone else have a pull list here? Get the insane letter? Think I'm just about done with supporting my LCS.

Not really seen much about this but its very good - Via the Newstand app is a (bi-monthly, really more like bi-annual) UK digital comics magazine - seems to cover whats happening in digital comics with a slant on UK producers.  Has some hack called 'Holden' doing these 'Grifter's 101' tutorials (rather good) as well as some free actual comics (the publisher seems to also do apps for UK talent like Hunt Emerson and Eddie Campbell).

Pretty Damm fine.

Books & Comics / THe Book Depository
« on: 14 January, 2013, 12:31:54 PM »
Anyone buy regularly from The Book Depository? I've ordered 4 things from them in the last month and 2 have been damaged in a 'dropped before packaging' way. Packaging seems inadequate too - stuff Amazon would put in a box (The Parker Martini edition, Manara volumes) they put in the bare flatpack-plus-tiny-overlap style packaging not suited to the weight of those volumes.

Quickly moving to the 'not worth the cash saved dept'.

General / HMV Death
« on: 10 January, 2013, 04:56:36 PM »
Sadly (and sadly a week too late for Dredd DVD) it looks like HMV is about to kick the bucket with a large death-rattle sale tomorrow (friday 11th). One near here  has 2000AD tshirts, the Dredd Soundtrack and (if you ask) might have the DVD in.

Sorry if anyone has friends or family work for them.

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