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Messages - Colin YNWA

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Books & Comics / Re: Phoenix comic
« on: 19 May, 2022, 09:49:51 PM »
The child’s a massive Horrible Histories fan and loves Corpse Talk, so this seems like a cert to get her watching something new. I barely see the comic these days, alas. Very occasionally, I get to flick through a new issue if it’s lurking and sneak a read of the latest slice of Jamie Smart madness.

Speaking of Jamie Smart, if you have kids and an hour of spare time on the 29th, this: https://www.storymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/jamie-smart-live-stream-draw-along

Damn the boy is has a football game at 11 we won't be able watch.

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Books & Comics / Re: Shift Comic - new UK anthology
« on: 19 May, 2022, 09:06:28 PM »
I still think the comic is struggling to live up to the truly excellent first line-up. Each time one of the openers drifts out, or reaches its conclusion good material comes in, no doubt, but its never quite as good. With Soulwind gone now we only have Shifter - which must be nearing a thrilling conclusion soon (?) and To the Death - SOOOOO energetic this time wow.

Now I have to qualify this a little as for the first time this issue includes something I've read before in Elephantmen - War Toys.  Now I must say I really enjoyed it here. Last time I read War Toys I was working my way through an almost complete digital run of the series (first 60ish issues) and the main series was really running out of steam for me and I had flipped from loving it to really struggling to get through it. That was a couple of years ago now and I've not returned to it since. Reading this now, in isolation and away from the main series it really is brilliant. Helped immensely by the glorious art of Moritat.

The Ghost in the Sword by Liam Sharp ... wasn't as good, nor interesting as it wanted to be and fell a little flat for me. Muscle Memory was sharp and energetic and I'm looking forward to more. The Millsworld stuff and  Sweep and Clean I wasn't a big fan of.

This is still a great package and amazing value for money. Its just a little in the shadows of its own high standards.

The smell is deeper and richer too now, that has got even better!

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 19 May, 2022, 07:34:22 AM »
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE ....
A multiversal double, with one being among the most exocentrically joyous, fun and charming movies I'm likely to see all year filled with exquisite action sequences and tight (if at times over edited) choreography, endearing performances, and a  weirdly layered pay off to oft egged familial trauma narrative.


Really want to see that film! Everything you say confirms I should.

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Quite the tussle here I thought it was going the way of The Dead but looking quickly through maybe Lobster Random is doing better than I thought? Last day votes could decide this one go pop your vote in today if you haven't yet.

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Nostalgia is a powerful thing... or is it just a great villain? Who knows this is heading just one way at the moment, but with a day to go who knows. Get um in and I'll count um up in the morning.

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Well if Week 1 broke you into what Round 3 could be like Week 2 will show you its extremes with possibly the tie of the Round coming in (though there is one later that possibly tops even this). Eyes will be blinding, hair will be torn out before this week is over…

Bit of a cool down from yesterday… very interesting one mind. Strontium DogS (DOGS, with an ‘S’ the ‘S’ is very important) pulled off another shock (well to me at least) in Round 2, toppling Tharg’s 3rillers, did not see that coming. Counterfeit Girl hasn’t much form so far, only having faced Brit-Cit Babes and brushed them aside BUT it has form elsewhere having won Broodbliks Sideshow vote for the best none Bad Company Milligan story and that’s no mean feit (see what I did there, do ya) at all.

Counterfeit Girl - more info

Vs

Strontium Dogs - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite thrill of these two series at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Sunday 22st May and the winner gets a place in Round 4 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this?

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN

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Well if Week 1 broke you into what Round 3 could be like Week 2 will show you its extremes with possibly the tie of the Round coming in (though there is one later that possibly tops even this). Eyes will be blinding, hair will be torn out before this week is over…

Bit of a cool down from yesterday… a bit at least.  Bendatti Vedatta has had a relatively easy run to Round 3 taking down Walter the Wobot and then London Falling, not exactly shining lights of thrillpower. Low Life is in a different league and has taken down Nemesis already… ok all be it Nemesis and Deadlock. But this only goes one way surely???

Low Life - more info

Vs

Bendatti Vendetta - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite thrill of these two series at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Sunday 22st May and the winner gets a place in Round 4 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this?

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN

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VOTING CLOSED

Again as with tie 9 I thought this one would be closer. Neuronauts is a lean, tight thrill and works really well. Though what's not to love about kinda Blackblood reboot and rampaging Romans I guess and as such

Aquila

Is driving its gladius into Round 4.

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VOTING CLOSED

Thought this one would be closer. Al Ewing's work haven't fared as well as I imagined. First Zombo, now Damnation Station, not a thrill I love but I thought it had a strong fan base. Mazeworld came in as favourite but did not think would dominate quite like this, an easy win and

Mazeworld

will be taxing the channels of your mind in Round 4

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Books & Comics / Re: Small Press Suggestions
« on: 18 May, 2022, 09:35:20 PM »
As said below I got all four physical copies of Switchbalde Stories in the recent Kickstarter. The reason is a spillage of milk at a sleepover damaged my issue 3 beyond repair - (don't you hate not being able to over react to other folks kids!) and the Kickstarter was for issue 4 BUT that leaves me with spares of issues 1 and 2 SO...

I'm offering them out to anyone here who wants to try the series - which I heartly recommend. All I'd ask (and clearly will never actually check!) is if you like them buy issues 3 and 4 off Chris (and any other of his lovely stuff you fancy). If you don't pass them onto someone who might.

That way everyone wins. You get free comics and Chris hopefully get more exposure and business. Win win!

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Megazine / Re: Meg 444 - Pressure Point!
« on: 18 May, 2022, 09:24:35 PM »
Interesting Meg which carries on the split of quality.

Two thrills just aren't cutting the mustard. Diamond Dogs I want to like as I love the art, but it just slides off me and I not only can't remember it month to month its gone the moment I've turn its last page. A re-read. Well one day and it might serve it well, I just don't care enough to be enthused to do it anytime soon.

Similarly Death Cap. I'm just not invested. This one at least tried to punch above its weight with some innovative and intriguing page layouts and storytelling ideas. Just goes to show all the innovation won't work if you don't have characters to draw you into it and carry you through.

Dredd is a real step up from those two. The squad getting picked off around Dredd is rushed through, it is cliche by now so that's no bad thing. But the story is building and leaves us in an interesting place.

Surfer interesting and brilliant. This is building to something and just like Chopper before we really learn what. Just as with Super Surf 7 our hero is hauled away, with a promise that this isn't the end. Can't wait to see where this goes and how this develops.

but very little in comics if as brilliant as Lawless which has a really REALLY good episode. The obvious is revealed as we see who is pushing the new majors buttons and we already know this will create a friction that will spark things in Badrock. We also get revealed the unexpected as Dabnett and Winslade take the genius step of making Metta a masked vigilante. I mean it feels obvious when you see it. A real "well of COURSE that's what they did with her next" but how we get there, the perfect superhero origin and set up... its just devine stuff and I can't wait to see what's next.

Hawk the Slayer ends really nicely and as I'm picking up the comics I'm looking forward to reading this back in one. Henry Flint is apparently back somewhere in the Prog for September and it can't come soon enough. Lovely text piece for Garry Leach and the rest of the filler is good fun. So overall the quality outweighs the problems.

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 18 May, 2022, 12:10:35 PM »
Now, who do we have to bribe to get a Lawless HC deluxe edition?

This. So very much this!

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Lobster Random

Who needs to come back and finish The Vort….

Yes, yes he does. One of the great unfinished stories. We need to go to our LCS hide all the Spurrier books so his transatlantic acareer fails and he has to come grovelling back to Tharg to finish it!

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Last day of the Grennie Derby with Gordon watching which of his thrills will you choose to make it to Round 4? From a quick eye scan I think we see the favourite to snatch this one, but suspect there could be more to come today. I'll announce the result of the Grennoff in the morning.

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Relatively quiet here so wonder if folks have missed this one, therefore the end of tie boost could well draw out new votes and swing it... though its not as close as I was expecting. I'll be counting up in the morning.

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