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Off Topic / Re: A Question For Men
« on: 26 June, 2020, 11:50:01 PM »
Your Mum sounds like a good one, a bit like mine - doesn't 'get' anything from about 1980 onwards!

Anyway, just glad you're ok.
Please tell the police though, even if it's just to inform them. The next person he 'approaches' might not be as lucky as you were.

*edit* - appreciate that the use of the word 'luck' here isn't the use that I intended...

Prog / Re: 2000 AD in Stages
« on: 26 June, 2020, 11:44:27 PM »
I did prefer Tharg's sarky, bombastic editorial style to Bish-OP's self-confessedly po-faced one - I remember the latter scolding a reader for 'mixing his metaphors, to unsavoury effect'...

I didn't.
Considering, in hindsight, some of the crap that the mighty Bish-op had to run in the Meg at the time, and the backlash from a certain two readers (Matt & Sloano if you were wondering) the fact that he didn't just call them out as King Canutes is commendable.
That he would keep printing their letter efforts, and keep responding to them, is a testament to his love and belief in the prog/meg at the time. Most editors would have simply not printed the letters.

And this is one of the reasons why I believe Bish-Op is one of the greatest editors 2000ad and the Megazine has ever seen. I honestly believe that without his sheer love of the property, Matt Smith would not have been given his time to shine.

Wish he'd have continued as editor when Alan Barnes took over, can't help but think we missed a trick there!

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 26 June, 2020, 11:22:30 PM »
Oh man how good was Ampney Crucis? it reads incredibly well collected together and it is a bit of a shame it's just been left hanging.

The bloke near the end, was that mean to be Stickleback's son?

Guess we'll never know for sure. Ian Edgington isn't known for finishing what he starts...  :-\

Off Topic / Re: A Question For Men
« on: 25 June, 2020, 02:46:19 PM »
I can't even begin to try and understand what an experience like this must feel like, I really hope you're ok after that.

Please inform the police - you can make a complaint anonymously if you wish (the police will ask for your details, but you don't have to give them, and they're cool with that)
Doesn't matter if you can describe the guy or not - you know the address he was at, and whoever lives there may like to know this information too (assuming it's not the creep himself who lives there).

Film & TV / Re: Justice League 2017
« on: 25 June, 2020, 01:14:07 PM »
I'm guessing, with the recent casting announcement for the Flashpoint film, that DC/Warners are going to try and say that the two versions of the justice league movie are set on different earths, along with the old Batman films and everything.
The Ezra Miller cameo in the last series of Grant Gustin's Flash may be to do with this.

Only guessing, but it makes sense.

Prog / Re: Prog 2187: Worlds of wonder
« on: 23 June, 2020, 11:19:49 PM »
Oy! That's Eamon's job!  ;)
My bad. I honestly thought it was the 'job' of whoever started the thread, and wondered why it didn't always appear right away.
Woolly is kidding. I sometimes post the cover images here but anyone can. First come is first served.

S'right  :)

Games / Re: Anyone going to play Strange Brigade at launch?
« on: 22 June, 2020, 05:41:36 PM »

So, it turns out I'm crap at games and couldn't get past level 2 without resorting to a trainer for infinite health. (Not a dig at the game, I really am crap!)
It's still alot of fun, I just wish it was a bit more forgiving in the difficult bits.
The only criticism I could give is that it feels a bit like a PS2 game, which oddly dates it.
But the graphics, especially the character models, are fantastic. And it's still alot of fun!

Worth it if you see it on sale  :thumbsup:

Prog / Re: Prog 2187: Worlds of wonder
« on: 22 June, 2020, 05:29:53 PM »
Oy! That's Eamon's job!  ;)

Had to cancel the sub due to being skint, so this is probably my last prog for a while....  :'(

Dredd - I'd be very much into this story if Ichabod wasn't in it. As it stands, I keep second guessing myself when reading it - is this to be a story within a story? Is the writer going to turn up in it? Is there going to be an angle to this that I won't understand because I'm not a writer?
Or is it really going to just be Dredd Vs The Apocalypse?
Eh, I'm not sold on this yet, but I am enjoying it..... so far...

The Diaboliks is Grennie at his best, no mere mortal could ask for anything more  :thumbsup:

Nothing else is floating my boat, which is my problem - not the prog's!
I'm pretty much just a Dredd fan at this stage.

Prog / Re: prog 2184 End Times A-Coming
« on: 03 June, 2020, 11:28:43 PM »
Y'know, after reading this week's Dredd, I kinda wish it was Sid and his mates who turned up! I loved Ichabod when he first appeared in the Prog, but eventually lost interest when it all went up it's own arse. (I sometimes feel I'm just not smart enough for Rob Williams' stuff. Not a slight on his skills!) Not sure Dredd needs this...

That said, this opening episode already lays some groundwork for this all being a dream, and regardless of whether I like it or not, the Williams droid can certainly write a good page-turner.

Fingers crossed!

Prog / Re: 2000 AD in Stages
« on: 02 June, 2020, 10:07:09 AM »
From the Nerve Centres and reprint hype machine of the era you'd think 'Book of the Dead' was the best Dredd mini-epic since the Graveyard Shift.

To be fair to Tharg, he has to hype up something.
He can't just admit it's a bit naff and expect us poor earthlets to keep coughing up the groats  ;)

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 23 May, 2020, 11:27:09 AM »
So when Prof Bear says a film is "objectively good" or "objectively bad" I normally assume he is being funny with the use of the term. But now I'm not so sure...

The Prof is obviously - objectively, even - the exception to all such considerations.  His observations have the status of FACT.  No-one could suffer through the kinds of media he consumes without his critical faculties being honed and purified in the white-hot flame of truth.

Does this mean I have to reappraise Batman & Robin?

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 17 May, 2020, 10:30:00 PM »
Thanks for sharing that DDD, awesome stuff  :thumbsup:

Creative Common / Re: Dredd: Chrysalids
« on: 17 May, 2020, 08:19:17 PM »
God knows how I missed this thread, but... Wow!  :o
Writing credit in the prog for Mr PJ please Tharg, he writes as well as he draws  :thumbsup:

Creative Common / Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« on: 17 May, 2020, 08:14:44 PM »
I'm absolutely loving these, but can't help but think that some are missing a second page!
(Not a criticism - I just want more  ;))

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 15 May, 2020, 08:52:12 PM »
I've really warmed to TPM over the last decade or so.
Sometimes you have to admit to yourself that Star Wars should only be taken at face value, as a daft spectacle and nothing more. TPM delivers in spades, even if it's worst parts (the opening crawl, the focus on Jar-Jar*..) make me shudder a little.

In hindsight, the good stuff more than makes up for it. A heroic failure indeed.

*I've really no problem with Jar-Jar per se, just wish he was given a meatier role than the annoying comic relief...

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