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Prog / Prog 2161 - Organ Malfunction!
« on: 07 December, 2019, 06:39:08 pm »
Cover by Nick Percival.

Dredd - The Harvest, Part 4. Final episode in what has been an excellent story.

Defoe - The Divisor, Part 12. Final episode and I'm a bit lost to be honest. Is Defoe meant to look evil at the end, as if possessed, or am I misreading it?

Brink - Hate Box, Part 12. Talky episode that reminds me of the crime drama's my mum is fond of: N.C.I.S./Law & Order and such. Not to my taste but the artwork is lovely.

Hope "Under Fire" - Part 12. Final episode and I'm really sorry to see it go. This is one of the best thrills to grace the Prog in years and at no detriment to other strips. We really do seem to be in another Golden age which brings me to...

Fall of Deadworld - Doomed, Part 12. Stunning episode that reaps some of the seeds sown near the beginning of this arc. Excellent writing and artwork, as always. The 'Apocalypse' page in particular!

Stunning Prog!


Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 22 November, 2019, 08:36:41 am »
Finished Death stranding the other night. Took 41h.

Stunning game! I'm only on Episode 5 as I've been hammering away at the side missions.

The true beauty of the game comes from the indirect coop which is taking place. If I place a ladder, a bridge, leave a motorcycle and so on in my game, it can show up in someone else's game, as well as can their stuff show up in my game.

It's always a joy to find something left behind by another player and I like to leave equipment for others wherever possible. I came across a massive cliff face which took 3 climbing ropes to descend, this earned me plenty of 'likes' and they're still being used as the rain hasn't destroyed them yet.

If you're fan of a deep, compelling story and traversing an apocalyptic wasteland (of sorts) this really is the game for you!


Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 07 November, 2019, 10:08:38 am »
The Last Of Us - Remastered. A brilliant but very dark story wrapped in luscious graphics. It's tense and frustrating in equal measure and you will learn to fear the sound of The Clickers. Especially when you creep around a corner and come face to face with five of them.

The actual mechanics of the game revolve mainly around stealth. Sneaking about isn't my favourite thing to do in games, but there's the odd occasion when things go mental and the game becomes a lot more fun, IMO.

Worth a buy but I got it for free from PS last month.


Books & Comics / Re: Rok the God Kickstarter
« on: 07 November, 2019, 09:54:42 am »
Surveys out today!

I went for the 'Commission me a Dan' pledge. You can ask for add-ons if you missed out during the campaign.


General / Re: 10 Day Delay on Deliveries to Northern Ireland and Ireland
« on: 07 November, 2019, 09:50:30 am »
I can't say for certain but maybe it is because we are poised to leave Europe and everything will be subject to border checks that were not there previously. I could be wildly off the mark, however.


Prog / Prog 2156 - Gangster's Paradise.
« on: 02 November, 2019, 11:57:56 am »
Striking Brink cover by INJ Culbard. Beautiful colouring, very nice indeed.

Thrills of the Future - Action and Cor/Buster specials and much, much more, apparently.

Dredd, Guatemala - Part 7. Penultimate episode sees Dredd and Co take on El Presidentes' forces. Brit-Cit gets saved from a good hot slap! Will be sorry to see this series end.

Defoe, The Divisor - Part 7. Am I right in thinking that The 'Shining Ones' are the same adversaries from Finn? Does anyone remember Finn?* I was a bit lost in this episode on how the Reeks got onto the Space ship unless it was a case of them literally just appearing.

Brink, Hate Box - Part 7 plays an interesting game of Guess the swear word! I think I got them all correct including two instances of the banned word! Interesting episode.

Hope "Under Fire" - Part 7. Hope really is a dark piece of work and I love it!

The Fall of Deadworld, Doomed - Part 7. I love this strip!

There's a Judge Dredd Star Scan by Brendan McCarthy and Mark Harrison.


*I liked Finn.

Prog / Prog 2151 - The Dark Side Of The Moon!
« on: 28 September, 2019, 11:19:20 am »
Wraparound Defoe cover by Stewart Kenneth Moore. The ship and cityscape below looks pretty good.

Droid Life by Cat Sullivan.

Dredd - carries on in great style. Top stuff!

Defoe - The Divisor, Part 2. Reek-Light episode, and all the better for it. The artwork doesn't seem to be everyone's cup of tea but, for the most part, I like it. Clock-work man looks particularly excellent, drawn in exquisite detail.

Brink - Hate Box, part 2. This is a thrill I run hot and cold on. The end of the last series was interesting enough but now we're back to talking heads which isn't to my taste. It all seems a bit like a soap opera rather than a space opera, IMO. Others love the strip and that's fine.

Hope - Under Fire, part 2. I loved the first series of Hope and so far this one is shaping up to be of at least equal quality, if not better! Is it just me or does Alberto Modi look like John Wayne? Excellent panel layouts and lettering. This and Dredd would be tied for top thrill if not for...

Deadworld - Doomed, part 2. This strip has become one of my all-time Prog favorites. Apparently you can kill that which does not live but I reckon old Sydney isn't quite finished yet. Stunning artwork as always!

There's half a letters page and an advert for The Fall Of Deadworld - Red Mosquito by Matthew Smith.


Suggestions / Re: Collections I’d like to see
« on: 06 September, 2019, 07:18:08 pm »
Adding to this I would like to see the complete edition of "Armoured Gideon".

So would I. Add to that - Indigo Prime. I'd also like to see some of the more forgotten* strips reprinted. The one with the convicted killers riding Dinosaurs, for starters. There was also a story (was it a version of Mean Arena?) Where people where fighting it out in Booby-Trapped ring (or even an Arena). Put them in a book together and watch it quickly sell out of print. I'm not joking.


Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 06 September, 2019, 10:13:07 am »
When the collection ends I will be getting rid of my Nikolai Dante books (as a set) if anyone is interested in them. They will be sold for cost price if collected or plus postage if otherwise.


Website and Forum / Re: How to make a healthy vibrant forum?
« on: 01 September, 2019, 08:01:38 pm »
Grammar Nazi's and those who hold the truest of opinions rule the mainstream internet highway. Whereas this place, in my opinion, is a much more tolerant and dare I say it, Genial place!

I for one am very happy the grammar nazis don't hold sway here... or at least are more tolerant... do you get tolerant nazis?

Towards their ilk, probably. When it comes to anyone else though I would think not.


Website and Forum / Re: How to make a healthy vibrant forum?
« on: 01 September, 2019, 07:42:25 pm »

But wait, I can use the members list.

My memory may be faulty but I recall a significant period* when there were less than 160 visitors a day (Mostly Guests) but now we see upwards of 400 visitors a day. Again mostly guests but it at least shows a greater degree of interest, surely?

As for new members - If the Prog has attracted new, younger readers, maybe they're less inclined to post because their only experience of social media is the likes of Facebook and such. Grammar Nazi's and those who hold the truest of opinions rule the mainstream internet highway. Whereas this place, in my opinion, is a much more tolerant and dare I say it, Genial place!


*More than two years ago as that's how long my phone has been broken. Good hunting!

Prog / Re: Prog 2147 - The Enforcer
« on: 31 August, 2019, 09:02:19 pm »

Indigo Prime is as fantastic as ever.

Indeed! Writing and Artwork being equally outstanding; I can't get enough of this strip and I hope we see more in the future!

At the risk of invoking some sort of angry dancing - I'm not a fan of Sinister Dexter. When it first started I thought it was pretty good. One Long Walk later, I returned and it was still going. Except it had some Dimension-Hopping Ninjas', or something, followed by a reboot. No thanks!


General / Re: It Shoulda Ended with...
« on: 16 August, 2019, 01:04:05 pm »
Bad Company ends perfectly with the escape from Ararat. Everything afterwards detracts from the impact of the original series ending, IMO.

While I enjoy modern ABC Warriors, mainly because of Clint's masterful artwork, I think the saga could of wrapped up nicely with their retirement at the end of Khronicals of Khaos.

Non 2000AD.

Transformers films should have ended with the 80's animated movie.

The Alien and Terminator films both peaked at number 2. Predator 2 is a great film, almost as good as the first.

The Conservative Party should have just stopped years ago.


Music / Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« on: 07 August, 2019, 11:00:51 am »
Drain by Rotten Sound. A rarity in music (for me) in the sense that I can't fault a single track on the album.

It's intense but leans more towards Heavy/Thrash metal rather than the Crust/Grind of previous releases. There's little in the way of surface noise* which has become synonymous with extreme/underground metal.

Excellent album and well worth a purchase!


*Surface noise can be used to great effect but it can also drown out any semblance of a tune if not mixed properly. It's probably worth noting that said music effect was actually born from cheap production, back in the day, rather than the stylistic choice of modern artists/producers.

Games / Re: Freebies and/or bargains
« on: 07 August, 2019, 10:30:14 am »
Sniper-Elite 4 and Wipe-Out Collection are currently free for PS4. Ends at the start of September.

Also on PS4 - Spiderman is on sale for £24.99. It is very good!


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