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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« Last post by repoman on Today at 10:23:02 PM »
I just watched Nobody.  Essentially it is John Wick but good
Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Last post by paddykafka on Today at 09:07:15 PM »
Of course, you could always go down the Norman Bate's road.

Henceforth, anyone looking in, will only see and hear a silhouette of an old woman in a wheel-chair, admonishing you for your terrible lifestyle choices.
Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Last post by JayzusB.Christ on Today at 08:21:59 PM »

Staring into your windows is such bad manners. When I lived on the marina, several people used to hate it - one so much that he had a collection of sex toys nailed to a shelf which he put into position whenever he was moored on the towpath.

Now we're talking!
General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« Last post by Dark Jimbo on Today at 08:21:07 PM »
Oh my God. This is some sexy, sexy stuff.
General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« Last post by Funt Solo on Today at 08:01:27 PM »
A-Z Updates

 - art credits for each of the intro images
 - Downlode Tales
 - [Torquemada]
 - some tabular adjustments to the Nemesis layout
 - removed poster & feature data from the overall episode / page chart
Prog / Re: Prog 2228 - The Slayer & The Slain
« Last post by Colin YNWA on Today at 06:09:30 PM »
Well I was going to make snarky comments about being saved from Thrillpower Overload when having a double header on my return from holiday by the end of Slaine, but on reflection... well I'll come to that.

Dredd - I'm bloody loving this.

Thistlebone - Remains horrible in the best possible way.

Slaine - personally I've been done with this strip for a long time BUT this is of course worthy of more comment. Firstly it was interesting to see Tharg reluctant to let go - just referencing this as the last of the 'latest Slaine adventure' - I doubt he nows any more than us at this stage but maybe he just knows the fickle ways of Uncle Pat. Either way at first I thought this was an utterly lukewarm ending as has been suggested a stop in a chapter with more to come but little more. The more I've reflected on it assuming this is it it could be a lot worse.

There have been a couple or three points through Slaine's history that would have made for more complete full stops but this one works really well on its own terms and in the terms of the strip. Rather than being a definitive end, or Slaine dieing. Or Ukko keeling over and we have a declaration that no more was written or whatever. We get a nice open ended and his legended continued sort of ending which given the timeless and mythical nature of the series really works. Particularly underlined by the dynastic nature of those last couple of pages. I actually think the ending is really fitting and works. Slaine essentially riding off into the sunset into who knows what adventures.

Don't get me wrong while this series has had technically astonishing art its bored, as has Slaine for the longest time to be honest. It maybe that lack of emotional investment that allows me to appreciate this more open ending. Either have to be brutal and say glad its over, though sorry for those who still love it.

3riller - Chorus and the Ring talk about a 3riller in reverse. Often 3rillers open with a great intriguing opening episode, only to then slide away as the tale progresses to not quite land that potential. Here 2 episodes and 3 1/2 page in and I was astonished by just how run of the mill this was. A bit like 'Killer' (if you remember that one) as if someone was trying to cram as many standard 2000ad elements into a story without ever having actually read 2000ad....

...BUT THEN that last page and 1/2 kind saved it and added an extra level that I really appreciated and I think curiously open the world up and I want to see more. Assuming we won't did the last 1 1/2 make the preceding 13 1/2 worth while. Well no, nice art aside, but its fascinating to see a story I've had no interest in land so well!

Like a gymnast whose fallen off the beam twice, during a pretty low tarriff routine BUT then pulls off an pretty fantastic dismount. I mean its not going to save them from a low score, but you'd like to see them try again in case they can do it better next time!

Feral and Foe - Charmingly dangerous still.

What a fascinating Prog - think if I didn't really enjoy it, its certainly engrossed me and made me think - about craft at least!
Prog / Re: Prog 2228 - The Slayer & The Slain
« Last post by The Monarch on Today at 06:02:16 PM »
yeah that was an anti-climax wasn't it? rest of the progs fantastic though
Prog / Re: Prog 2227 - Skeleton Crew
« Last post by Colin YNWA on Today at 05:42:37 PM »
Well I'm late to the party as I've been away and had the delight of double proggage on my return. So I've been careful and managed to avoid thrillpower overload - I might make some snarky comments about that next time (well in a few minutes). As it is we'll stick to this here.

Dredd - well its been a magnificent tale rendered beautifully. Tom Foster really is developing super quick and his figures and world feel so much more connected than is early stuff. This is just wonderful art. Niemand just gives fantastic Dredd and while I can see where some of the folks feeling this has gone over familiar ground are coming from I just don't feel it as I'm loving this so much. Also nice use of Buell to address some of the concerns raised.

Thistlebone The single panel 'I'm fine' on the second page of this weeks episode say all you need to know about this story. On the surface not much is happening but DAMN do art and script combined leave you really unsettled. Creepy in the best possible way.

Visions of Deadworld is another herartbreaking triumph.

3riller - Chorus and the ring - see I thought this was so Muh - just so genric action thriller... but I've also read the last part but for now this part - muh... but I refer you to 2228 review thread for more...

Feral and Foe continues to be a jolly horrific romp. Love it.

By George that was a decent Prog.
General / Re: Fleetway Files - The next step for Hibernia Comics
« Last post by The Corinthian on Today at 05:39:24 PM »
It also makes the questionable assertion that the deeply ordinary Martin Geraghty is a better artist than Ian Kennedy.
Prog / Re: Prog 2228 - The Slayer & The Slain
« Last post by Magnetica on Today at 04:42:44 PM »
Sorry mean to include Thistlebone in the good.
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