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Off Topic / Re: The Progmuda Triangle
« on: 11 December, 2019, 09:42:51 am »
I’ve no idea what’s going on in Deadworld now. It seems packed full of ideas, but who was infiltrating/possessing what has somehow eluded me.

Hope was great. I regret not buying the trade when it was on sale now.

Prog / Re: Prog 2161 - Organ Malfunction!
« on: 10 December, 2019, 09:18:16 pm »
I was half expecting Dredd to say something about the robots being considered human now, and then being banged up for 50 years for handling stolen goods.

Off Topic / Re: The Progmuda Triangle
« on: 10 December, 2019, 02:44:11 pm »
Prog and sub Poster Prog rocked up today here in not-at-all-sunny Hampshire.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 10 December, 2019, 11:08:03 am »
We are moving to a US model. We will become a low-tax/small-state place, where the rich are rich and the less wealthy too often consider themselves temporarily embarrassed soon-to-be-rich, and so fight against the higher taxes that would make their lives better. (Arguably, that’s already happened in this GE run, with the bullshit about people under Labour “on average” paying £2k+ more tax. Yes. Because some people are super-rich and that monumentally skews things.)

As for voting Tory, it’s never been my bag, but I’ve in the past understood it. I know people who have voted Tory in the past. They’re not bad people. We don’t share politics, and they may be a bit "head in the sand” on certain issues (along with – mostly – being insulated and privileged), but they weren’t bad. Now, I’m past that. In this GE, you’re either ignorant of reality or flat-out horrible if you’ve voting Tory. And that we’ve 40%+ looking at voting for a repainted UKIP, that doesn’t say good things about the future of the UK. (Although if the Tories get a majority, I don’t think the UK as an entity has a future.)

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 10 December, 2019, 10:29:23 am »
The only way back from this is for both the Republicans in the US and the Tories here to be destroyed electorally… and I don’t see that happening, since the underlying thrust of their strategies is to rig the political system to make it impossible to get the fuckers out.
As soon as Farage bottled it, that was the end of any hope the Tories would be meaningfully split. They’ve shaved off the fully decent wing. They’ve probably got (and will get) 100 MPs who are too cowardly to do anything to rock the boat, but who’d be better off in another party. I’m really not looking forward to Friday morning.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 10 December, 2019, 10:27:52 am »
one thing I did not see coming was the slow-motion nosedive into a wood chipper that the BBC's credibility has been taking in the last few weeks
Great timing, too, given that Johnson has now effectively said he within the next parliament will look at whether it’s still “relevant” to have a licence fee. The BBC has far fewer friends now. I know very few people who’d defend the corporation to the hilt, and that’s solely due to the atrocious news arm (from LK through to Question Time).

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 09 December, 2019, 04:03:55 pm »
750 pages, according to the 2000 AD shop. So, yeah, that’s a bursting-at-the-seams three volumes or – more likely – four. I’d be up for it being included, but there’s no point in including Red Seas if we don’t get the entire run.

Off Topic / Re: The Progmuda Triangle
« on: 09 December, 2019, 02:30:29 pm »
As if to prove that particular point, mini-IP’s Phoenix just arrived. So that’s a late delivery (gone 2pm, when our mail is usually here around 10) two days after the comic is supposed to arrive. No 2000 AD as yet, obv.

Off Topic / Re: The Progmuda Triangle
« on: 08 December, 2019, 11:14:22 am »
What Jim said. Royal Mail is garbage right now. Our local is randomly stacking. And it’s not just the Prog. Mini-G’s Phoenix, which used to arrive like clockwork every single Friday, now rocks up on Saturday or Monday.

As for digital vs paper, my Progs and Megs are all under the spare room bed. I think I run out of room in a year. Not sure what happens after that.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 07 December, 2019, 01:15:14 pm »
What sintec says. Personally, I’m very happy Strontium Dog and Nikolai Dante got complete runs. Of course, the latter would make no sense piecemeal, but the former could have easily enough skipped a bunch of stuff and still worked. But with Sláine, I’d have happily jumped from Horned God to Books of Invasion (perhaps with a single ‘highlights’ volume of some of the better in-between shots). But then Sláine is arguably the most famous 2000 AD character after Dredd, and so it makes sense to get it warts an’ all.

For me, what’s going to be interesting is what happens in those extra 30 volumes. I assume that they will mostly be hardback versions of books Rebellion has already released in some format (be that for OOP soft back trades, Meg floppies, or something else). But I do hope there’s a decent mix of strips. I personally don’t want a nostalgia fest any more than it would have made sense for the Marvel series to go all-in on a classic run.

My hope is the series primarily concentrates on objectively decent fare. By admission of the editorial content in the Dredd volumes, that wasn’t always the case, which, frankly, baffled me – if the editors think a series isn’t that great, why bother reprinting it, unless it’s vital in some way? 2000 AD has such an embarrassment of riches that this shouldn’t be a massive problem. (And I know that although some people will disagree over what’s good and what isn’t, objectivity can differentiate between, say, Harry 20 on the High Rock and Angel.)

Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 06 December, 2019, 07:51:43 pm »
20 quid? Blimey. I thought I did well getting it for 35. And, yeah, OOP. Very glad I got a copy, because it’s such an ace run. (I discovered it through MWOM. Another reason why I’ll miss that comic…)

Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 06 December, 2019, 03:19:24 pm »
What happened with Silver Surfer? My three biggest bargains were Marshal Law, Tales From Beyond Science (£4.49!), and Ms Marvel HC #2 (bafflingly sold very briefly for £8.92).

Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 06 December, 2019, 12:48:17 pm »
Sorry – looks like you’re right, and Amazon has messed up across its sites. Oops.

I suspect in this case, a fix will happen soon and/or Amazon will cancel orders. Worth a punt if you want the book, mind.

Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 06 December, 2019, 12:41:44 pm »
US RRP is $49.99. Before Brexit happens, that’s about £38, so Amazon’s knocked a few quid off. (In the US, it’s up for $35 – about £27.50.)

General / Re: Mini-rant about going digital
« on: 06 December, 2019, 12:06:44 pm »
And why do we get the prog on Wednesday when print subs often get it on Saturday? If anything we should get it a day earlier as it doesn't have to arrive via snail mail.

Digital subs land with the official on-sale date. Print subs are designed to arrive on or before the on-sale date. That they’ve for a while now arrived as early as Saturday is good fortune more than anything.

I know we pay less money, but surely that's offset by the savings in printing, mailing etc.
Digital also requires technical support and maintenance. So it’s not a case of Tharg going NOM NOM NOM with all of the cash.

Probably also worth noting that when I subscribed to the Prog, I didn’t get three free months of back issues sent to my door, but digital subscribers do get that bonus.

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