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Prog / Re: Prog 2199 - Death Becomes Him!
« on: 20 September, 2020, 04:52:29 PM »
Here’s the skinny on how this prog’s cover was created, for those interested
https://2000ad.com/news/2000-ad-covers-uncovered-paul-williams-on-prog-2199s-death-from-above/

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Megazine / Re: Meg 424 - Thirty Megnificent Years
« on: 15 September, 2020, 02:43:38 PM »
2000AD's twits account has replied to someone that they're investigating with the printer what went wrong RE: the cover print and how they can put it right.

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Books & Comics / Re: The 77
« on: 04 September, 2020, 10:39:23 AM »
With just two days to go on the 77 kickstarter, you can now select just the comic with my alternative cover as a pledge option (or opt for just the comic with Ade Hughes brilliant main cover if that's more your bag).

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/the77comic/the77-issue-3


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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 01 September, 2020, 10:41:55 AM »
Did you just ask if there's much overlap on the Venn diagram of rock music and misogyny?

 :lol: :lol:

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 01 September, 2020, 09:04:05 AM »
It does occasionally look shockingly cheap

For the most part I thought it looked great, but when they're taken to the far future (as shown in the trailer) the composition of the actors over the CGI environment - which, in itself, looked fine - was pretty shoddy.

On the subject of the daughters, I have wondered if the usual types will complain about a male-centered series giving more prominence to female characters but then are any of those types of people Bill and Ted fans anyway?

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 31 August, 2020, 04:16:56 PM »
Aye I watched Host recently too and enjoyed it.

You can get Shudder on a free trial to check it out for a month, if that helps.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2197 - Saints & Sinners
« on: 31 August, 2020, 10:20:21 AM »
Cover works for me!

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Film & TV / Re: Bill and Ted Face the Music
« on: 31 August, 2020, 08:12:52 AM »
Copied from the general movies thread...

I'd say the climax is a bit of a dud, though the writers do a decent job in paying off what is a difficult concept, but everything up to that is good fun and there are many genuine laughs along the way.

By far the most fascinating aspect of the movie for me was the depiction of daughters, Theo and Billie. No spoilers, but their characters defy all expectations of gender and sexuality and will no doubt be the part of this movie that I will continue to think about the most.

Alex Winter slips back into the roll of Bill like he was never away but, ironically, I think the best depiction of "Ted" in this movie comes from Brigette Lundy-Paine in the role of Billie!

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And, with the above discussion in mind, I really liked how they paid respect to George by naming Rufus's daughter after Kelly Carlin.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 31 August, 2020, 08:10:55 AM »
Just finished watching Bill and Ted Face The Music (at home)!

I'd say the climax is a bit of a dud, though the writers do a decent job in paying off what is a difficult concept, but everything up to that is good fun and there are many genuine laughs along the way.

By far the most fascinating aspect of the movie for me was the depiction of daughters, Theo and Billie. No spoilers, but their characters defy all expectations of gender and sexuality and will no doubt be the part of this movie that I will continue to think about the most.

Alex Winter slips back into the roll of Bill like he was never away but, ironically, I think the best depiction of "Ted" in this movie comes from Brigette Lundy-Paine in the role of Billie!

Just finished it myself and the daughters are indeed wonderful. I wasn't expecting the lightning of the first but my fears that Bill and Ted would just step aside were unfounded. Be sure to watch after the credits.

Haha yes I saw.

Bogus Journey is my Bill and Ted high point, though it was the one I saw first so that's how it usually goes.

And I used to watch this... XD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iv82iJ_MT4

Seemed like everything had a cartoon back in the day. I used to watch cartoons of this, Back To The Future, Beetlejuice, Ace Ventura...

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 30 August, 2020, 09:10:13 PM »
'How To Survive a Pandemic', a previous work that has been republished with covid context that I heard recommended on Penn Jilette's podcast a while back.

I didn't expect to get this from the book but, holy crap, it's managed to put me off meat all over again even though I haven't eaten any for 15 years. I didn't realise how much of a role the very existence of farming/the meat trade played in the risk of pandemics.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 30 August, 2020, 08:48:26 PM »
Just finished watching Bill and Ted Face The Music (at home)!

I'd say the climax is a bit of a dud, though the writers do a decent job in paying off what is a difficult concept, but everything up to that is good fun and there are many genuine laughs along the way.

By far the most fascinating aspect of the movie for me was the depiction of daughters, Theo and Billie. No spoilers, but their characters defy all expectations of gender and sexuality and will no doubt be the part of this movie that I will continue to think about the most.

Alex Winter slips back into the roll of Bill like he was never away but, ironically, I think the best depiction of "Ted" in this movie comes from Brigette Lundy-Paine in the role of Billie!

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Prog / Re: Prog 2196 - Regened: High Speed Thrills
« on: 27 August, 2020, 10:53:29 AM »

As others have noted, Pandora Perfect was on fleek, well-structured story, naughty gags, memorable characters and a solid payoff. Bravo to Roger Landridge in particular,  quite the comeback after 25 years out of Tharg's clutches.


What was his last work for the prog ? I am not familiar with his work

PS - Forgot to add how much I enjoyed PJ's work on Department K

Not the prog, but the work of his I’ll always remember was in the Red Dwarf Smegazine. I was lucky enough to buy a page of art from it when I saw him at Thought Bubble in 2017.

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Hey gang. At the risk of blowing my own trumpet, thought I'd pimp the link to a project that myself and a few other creator droids are involved with:

"Vietcong sappers attack a fuel point, only to be foiled by a very alert German Shepherd... An MP guards convoys of mystery bombs in the Thai jungle in 1968... A young Airman copes with post-9/11 paranoia in Okinawa... A Marine sniper in Haiti faces the repercussions of the shot he never took... A team of SEALs help rescue a kidnapped girl in the Philippines... Army interpreters in Iraq battle their toughest foe: the rats of Saddam’s palace... A soldier on a late-night run surprises a motorpool saboteur... A young cavalry lieutenant, fresh off the Battle of Kamdesh, meets the Marine half-brother he’s never known... A Navy ship reacts to an unusual man overboard... And if you’ve ever wondered what Christmas was like in a war zone, you’re about to find out.

True War Stories is exactly what it sounds like: a 250-page full color graphic novel anthology containing fifteen true tales of American servicepeople overseas. From the heartwarming to the heroic, the hilarious to the harrowing, in stories that span the globe from Vietnam to Afghanistan and everywhere in between. Edited by superstar comics writer Alex de Campi and Iraq War veteran Khai Krumbhaar, the stories feature art from some of comics’ finest creators. Every branch of the branch of the military is represented (except the Coast Guard — next time battles) and the stories are told by a mixture of active duty and retired soldiers. (We're never going to say "warfighters.")
"

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/z2comics/true-war-stories-a-comics-anthology





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Prog / Re: Prog 2191 - Let's Boogie!
« on: 22 July, 2020, 09:05:27 AM »
In all the various reactions to that character showing up, can I just comment how bloody brilliant an image that last splash page of Dredd is? Henry really knocked it out of the park.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2190 - Slice n' dice!
« on: 15 July, 2020, 11:58:58 AM »
I've only read Judge Dredd so far. I'm usually a huge fan of Flints work, maybe it's just the change from MacNeil, but Giant in two panels towards end of page two, & Dredd on page 3 (panel 1) look just so different from his usually might tighter style. It will be interesting to see his take on the Mechanismo Judges though.

They’re emaciated, after facing famine. They’re supposed to read as skin on bones, pretty much.

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