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Prog / Re: Prog 2139 Sympathy for the Devil (Aneke cover)
« on: 10 July, 2019, 08:15:04 pm »
I think the last time I enjoyed an Anderson run was when Alan and Boo Cook were the team. The stories seemed self contained and fun / zippy. Since the Dowling (?) suicide Anderson I’ve barely kept up with it - something seems missing in her world in terms of distinctive support characters and enjoyable wider world when taken out of the ‘one off adventure’ story.

If I was Tharg I’d move her to the Meg and assign one proven script droid to build her a world - Williams or abnett would be ideal - one that’s more than ‘anderson and another emotional empath’. There is no reason Anderson can’t have a supporting cast equal to Dredd to it never seems to happen. Indeed Lawson has surpassed her as the prime non-Dredd Judge fur all those very reason imho. Of course I could be wrong.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2139 Sympathy for the Devil (Aneke cover)
« on: 10 July, 2019, 08:01:26 pm »
All the more reason to enjoy Franks review.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2139 Sympathy for the Devil (Aneke cover)
« on: 10 July, 2019, 10:32:53 am »
That Dredd was a classic.. oh could be a new ancillary character..... nope. Still a facist brutalist state folks. Love it. Oor Ken has that Wagner knack of making you love the strip and MC1 while ramming home how unjust it is. Brilliant.

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New batch of these (un signed no doubt) has just gone live - final run apparently.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 05 July, 2019, 10:55:44 pm »
It would be a shame if it hasn’t as it’s really an excellent series. The standard is far better than the Mega Collection. These are a lovely format to have so many great 2000ad series in. I almost wish I was reading them for the first time.

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General / Re: Ampney Crucis
« on: 05 July, 2019, 10:52:12 pm »
What about lobster random people

WHAT ABOUT LOBSTER RANDOM!!!!!!@

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General / Re: When did 2000ad get good again.
« on: 05 July, 2019, 10:46:22 pm »
What strikes me about reading back is that things like Caballistics and Lobster Random are 15 years old.
I guess it’s a separate question but is there a  ‘transition’ phase where Dredd / Dante / SinDex carry the prog before we get to a slew of ‘modern’ 2000ad strips like Lobster, Asylum, Caballistics that can hardly be told apart from say Brink / `Scarlet Traces / cradlegrave despite a decades difference in time? Is it an art thing (computer colouring finally bedding in) or a droid thing (Abnett / Spurrier / Williams / Eddington). In a way Prog 1001 still feels very different to me from 1400 in a way 1400 doesn’t from 2100.

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Books & Comics / Re: The Walking Dead comic shocker issue #192.
« on: 04 July, 2019, 07:09:41 pm »
Charlie’s own vampire series has just kicked off.

Would love to see him tighten up his art again, working on TWD really took his style in a very loose direction to accommodate the schedule.

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General / Re: Wondering about the Dredd TV series
« on: 04 July, 2019, 07:05:50 pm »
In streaming-land all you get is 3 seasons because you don’t get any new subscribers after season 1 / 2.


Poor The Tick...

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General / Re: When did 2000ad get good again.
« on: 04 July, 2019, 07:04:18 pm »
See I’d say 970 is still not great. Kev Walker’s painted stuff was always not great for me (and I love his later style on Dredd), Wireheads and Vector 13 weren’t great and I can’t recall that rogue at all save to say rogue never recovered from looking like it was in the same universe as Chronos Carnival.

Plus I hate that cover design - easily the worst in 2000ads History.

I can appreciate people saying The Pit is turning a corner but you wouldn't hand 970 to someone and say ‘start here’.

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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?

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Other Reviews / Re: TURBO JONES
« on: 01 July, 2019, 09:59:21 pm »
He’s actually like a monument to show-not-tell. Dear old monkey is desperately telling the younger audience what is going on ‘oh no we’re about to crash into the planet’ and Arsehole Jones is like ‘shut up, you’re a robot’ every.single.time.

It’s great.


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Other Reviews / Re: TURBO JONES
« on: 01 July, 2019, 09:54:56 am »
Picked this up with the subs discount and what a great read it is too. Turbo himself is a bit of a rude dull twat but the art is great - some excellent aliens - and the rest of the cast seem far more interesting / fun (loner and kitten in particular).

One gripe would be the lack of artist identification - would have been nice to have given credits to each story even if just on the index. There are clearly more than a few artists involved and giving them recognition would have been appropriate and, frankly, informative.

But yeah it’s silly, retro but really enjoyable. Defo down for the next collection.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2137 : Mind how you go...
« on: 28 June, 2019, 02:58:26 pm »
Comics 2019 - Male gaze is perfectly fine if it’s a female artist.


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Prog / Re: Prog 2137 : Mind how you go...
« on: 24 June, 2019, 06:10:31 pm »
Ideally Ken is real and is reading this tearing his hair out   ;)

My vote's for Al.
If it's Neil I'll give you the money meself.

Ken certain does read this.

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