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: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: 73north 14 April, 2019, 10:15:23 PM
surprised this has not been reviewed yet !
anyway =
 still enjoying the new Judge Dredd Story ( Part 2 ) THE LONG GAME by Michael Carroll
whilst Kingmaker was again very good ( highlight of the prog for me )
whilst I am glad Survival Geeks finished in the prog -
for me its a series that I don't really care that
much for , but as long as it keeps Gordon Rennie writing for 2000AD -  then I don't mind
( as long as we get a new series of Jaegir sooner rather than later - a huge reason to subscribe to 2000AD
Max Normal was again not bad while Scarlet Traces sees Earth in trouble
with the Martian Fleet
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: Jim_Campbell 14 April, 2019, 11:20:47 PM
Bloody thing hasn’t turned up yet!
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: Colin YNWA 15 April, 2019, 06:08:17 AM
Same here... or not here as the case is.
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: Tjm86 15 April, 2019, 09:00:06 AM
Ditto.  Meg - yes.  Prog - no.

Then again, neighbour two doors down brought contact lens pack that had been shoved through her door.
Perhaps postie should have borrowed some ...

Will see what today does/nt bring.
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: CalHab 15 April, 2019, 11:04:48 AM
It landed on my doormat on Saturday and it's a pretty good prog. Not up to last week's, but still enjoyable and no duffers.

Dredd is a bit exposition heavy, hopefully things pick up next week.

Survival Geeks wraps up well and has a wonderful homage to Marvel on the last page. It suggests the next series will be the last and I'll be sad to see it go, there's nothing else like it in the prog these days and there should always be a place for something light-hearted in 2000AD.

Kingmaker shows some great promise but once again treads the line between homage and copy. I'm not sure it's the right side of the line this week. Maybe there's a twist next week?

Scarlet Traces benefits from some magnificent artwork. Lovely stuff.

Max Normal remains a highlight, but the clever wordplay of previous weeks isn't quite there. Still great, though. Dan Cornwell is doing great work just now.
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: Geoff 15 April, 2019, 11:12:24 AM
Apologies to the folks who didn't get their prog this Saturday - I got 2 copies! And the Meg.  Both addressed to me, so not depriving another Squax of his thrill-power. Some poor droid is due a visit to Mek Quake!

The Dredd story is interesting, not much need for Dredd though, more like a Brubaker/Phillips Criminal story.

Enjoying Max, Kingmaker and Scarlett Traces.  Agree with what was said above, that Kingmaker's on thin ice...but still enjoying it.  A fair-to-middling prog this week. 
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: Tjm86 15 April, 2019, 11:53:17 AM
Apologies to the folks who didn't get their prog this Saturday - I got 2 copies! And the Meg.  Both addressed to me, so not depriving another Squax of his thrill-power. Some poor droid is due a visit to Mek Quake!

never had this trouble with Denise ..... <shaking head emoticon>
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: Eamonn Clarke 15 April, 2019, 01:32:12 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/GmB5QIx.jpg)

Cliff Robinson and Jim Boswell
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: sheridan 15 April, 2019, 01:37:58 PM
That tag-line matches Betteridge's Law of Headlines (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge%27s_law_of_headlines), to whit: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no."
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: sheridan 15 April, 2019, 01:38:13 PM
That tag-line matches Betteridge's Law of Headlines (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge%27s_law_of_headlines), to whit:
"Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no."
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: Beaker 15 April, 2019, 06:13:43 PM
No...I've not had my thrill fix...😔
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: Dandontdare 15 April, 2019, 06:17:12 PM
Me neither, hoping it will be on the mat when I get home today - but when prog 2125 failed to arrive, I had to call the subs line for the first time in ages - the young lady I spoke to was no Denise, but she was equally helpful and efficient and had a replacement prog out to me in a a couple of days.
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: Colin YNWA 16 April, 2019, 09:03:06 PM
Mines arrived at last, so I guess Geoff has someone elses... anyway pretty much worth the wait.

I'm finding the Dredd very interesting. A tighter, darker look at Mega City crimal organisation. One thing did lose me, am I meant to be aware why having a body broken down to the cellualr level can bring down a whole criminal organisation?

Hmmm Survival Geeks ended its story.... except its decided to add a tired pastiche of Silver Surfer out of leftfield. The bit inbetween was really rather fun however.

Scarlet Traces was fantastic. All action, all tension all wonderful.

As was Max Normal, really enjoying this one I love the lighthearted vibe barely hiding the melancholy.

Kingmaker was brilliant as well... yet when you break it down very little happened... but very little happened very well and very engagingly!

Overall very good Prog.
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: Richard 16 April, 2019, 11:49:26 PM
I assumed that bit in Dredd is going to be explained later.
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: Magnetica 17 April, 2019, 08:56:03 AM
I'm finding the Dredd very interesting. A tighter, darker look at Mega City crimal organisation. One thing did lose me, am I meant to be aware why having a body broken down to the cellualr level can bring down a whole criminal organisation?

I assume it allows the Judges to do some sort of DNA trace of people you have been in contact with. Seems a bit too much of a powerful investigation tool...

Is it me or is some of the colouring in Dredd a bit confusing? When Tomlinson is shown being taken out by Dredd he has grey hair. In the meeting with the Kindred he has reddish brown hair.

Also Fischer’s hair seems to change from blonde to red and then to a sort of strawberry blonde.
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: Proudhuff 17 April, 2019, 11:38:52 AM
Prog arrived on Saturday aftie and the only word I can think of is...disappointed.

Dredd, never appeared in Dredd except as a hologram in what could have been an extraneous scene.
Exposition heavy with a bunch of people I cared nothing about or CBA identifying. Normally I'm a big fan of the Car-Rolled droid, butthis one's not got me hooked.

Survival geeks:Exposition heavy but without the Grennie droids usual scything wit, or did I miss something? I'm no D&D player, so might have been over my heid.

Scarlet Traces; Top progage and best in show, hoping this fulfils its promise!! as previous series have. Loving Matt's artwork too.

Max Normal; hasn't set the heather alit for me and I find the colouring a bit murky, sorry chaps I had such high hopes for this

Kingmaker: soo not my cuppa, and those pointy chins are really starting to annoy...

So for the first time in years its a one out of five for me, still the postie delivered on time  :-X




 
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: broodblik 17 April, 2019, 02:09:49 PM
A good prog

The Dredd story is taken from a different perspective but still a highly enjoyable read. The only question mark is: how will Dredd be able to use the body to track the gang?

Survival Geeks still a fun read, but I enjoyed the previous capers more. The next story looks like it will mark the end of the series.

Max Normal, not my favourite character in the Dreddverse but I am enjoying this. I even stated at one point that I do not like Cornwell’s art, but his work is differently growing on me.

Scarlet Traces is a real treat with awesome art from D’Isreali. This is an action episode from the first to the last panel. The highlight of the prog.

Kingmaker as good as Scarlet Traces. The thing that makes this a great story is the fantasy sci-fi mixer. Edginton has it spot on with his two strips in the prog.
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: norton canes 18 April, 2019, 10:20:10 AM
Before I mention this week's stories - is there a reason why prog 2105 is used on the cover? Am I missing something obvious..?
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: Proudhuff 18 April, 2019, 11:08:17 AM
Before I mention this week's stories - is there a reason why prog 2105 is used on the cover? Am I missing something obvious..?

probably the most up to date one that Cliff had to hand when working on this one? or I too am missing something obvious  :-\
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: Richard 18 April, 2019, 11:22:15 AM
I wouldn't over think it if I were you.
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: TordelBack 18 April, 2019, 11:23:32 AM
All good stuff under a great cover.

After this week's Dredd I suspect that Mark Sexton must have grossly offended Mike at some point in the past - the number of distinct perp characters in successive tiny panels must have been a nightmare: but Sexton is more than up to the challenge, and John Charles does his wonderfully idiosyncratic thing and keeps everything sharp and well-defined. Some great backgrounds squeezed in between all the figures, and an intriguing gangland plot that almost feels more Ewing than Carroll. Dense, satisfying.

Survival Geeks doesn't end on quite the high note this great run deserved, and I really don't care for the word 'Finale' in the teaser... to the story, right, not the strip? Say it ain't so, people!

Scarlet Traces.  Edginton gives D'Israeli free reign to draw 6 pages of retro-spaceship action, and Matt goes on to sear our eyeballs with his magnificence.  Hard to believe this all started with a mudlark finding a desanguinated corpse. 

Max Normal continues to be way more interesting than such a premise has any right to be, with some lovely character work from Cornwell, and fun Cersei-and-Jamie analogues from Adams.

Kingmaker ambles along very pleasantly, its somewhat decompressed style greatly helped by inventively laid-out pages from Gallagher.  I do hope that Crixus's link with the Ebora isn't the solution to every problem they encounter.

: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: Darren Stephens 19 April, 2019, 10:03:49 AM
Before I mention this week's stories - is there a reason why prog 2105 is used on the cover? Am I missing something obvious..?

probably the most up to date one that Cliff had to hand when working on this one? or I too am missing something obvious  :-\

I thought maybe the colourist had dropped that in...? Not part of the linework, after all.
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: Tjm86 20 April, 2019, 07:23:12 PM
I'm quite pleased to see that so many will be able to enjoy prog 2128 this weekend.  Flicking through the prog in smiths earlier this afternoon it is clear there is much to enjoy.   Not so much though as a subscriber though.
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: Fungus 21 April, 2019, 02:35:43 AM
Excellent prog!
The D&D stuff is not aimed at me, neither was the Silver Surfer so may skip in future TBH.
Can't let that cover pass without comment, it's fantastic. As usual, end up poring over Cliff's linework. Great!
Best of the prog is Dredd, wasn't really a Sexton fan until this prog but the character work especially is tremendous. Stylistically not so far from Weston (whose latest Pin tale should be something special, judging by teasers). Very happy with the underworld intrigue, Carroll has set this up very nicely.
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: Jacqusie 23 April, 2019, 12:24:52 AM

Is it me or is some of the colouring in Dredd a bit confusing? When Tomlinson is shown being taken out by Dredd he has grey hair. In the meeting with the Kindred he has reddish brown hair.

Also Fischer’s hair seems to change from blonde to red and then to a sort of strawberry blonde.

I'm a fan of Mark Sexton's linework and I don't think the colouring does it justice here. I would love to see it in a pure black and white story someday, but Tharg won't go for that these days, it has to be garish colours on Dredd, which like you say, often aren't consistent!
: Re: Prog 2127 - Have you had your Thrill Fix ?
: Tiplodocus 24 April, 2019, 10:02:54 AM
So initially I didn't take to this Dredd tale but because of reviews here, I went back and reread it. Much better second time around.

However that made me think why it didn't grab me on first reading.

Possibly because visually there's nothing that jumps out at you. The art is great and detailed but there's no big new wacky or cool design thing in it.

Similarly plot wise. It's well written with nicely sketched chatacters and an evolving complex plot but ultimately, it's gangster stuff that could be set in New York City with Dirty Harry.

Short version: it needed a better hook for me.