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General / Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« on: 17 October, 2019, 08:58:56 pm »
That's just brilliant - one of the best yet and that's saying something.

Megazine / Re: Meg 413 Domestic Disturbance
« on: 17 October, 2019, 08:55:49 pm »
Decent Meg. I actually really enjoyed the Dredd art and story. Thought it had an interesting different tone.

Really enjoyed the Tales from the Black Museum - cracking tale from Rory McConville and loved the art by Joe Palmer... have we seen Joe Palmer before? He's very good.

Diamond Dogs has lost me I'm afraid and The Returners while I've loved before I'm a little lost now. Glad to hear that Bolt found a re-read helped - must do that myself it would seem.

Anderson is a grizzly delight as ever for this run - been a winner this one.

Shame we have more recent Defoe in the floppie but nice text piece almost balance that out.

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 17 October, 2019, 05:01:04 pm »

The key to the best of Romita Jnr's artwork is the inking - which is why his collaborations with Al Williamson will always be the creme de la creme to my eye.

Could not agree more, their work together on Daredevil was quite exception. The only thing that I can add is his work with Klaus Janson is also elevated.

I don't know what you could possibly mean!

Long time, no comment.

Anyway just finished listening to the 'When comics went to war' thrillcast from New York and as ever astonishing good listening recommended to all.

What caught my attention in particular though was the engimatic comment by Molch-R (or is he still) at the end. He suggests he was formerly Molch-R and is now some shadow of that former droid. Now its entirely possible it means nothing OR its entirely possible I'm missed something that's been commented on elsewhere but has Michael moved on?

I've no idea and its certainly none of my business either way, but if he has that's sad news. He -certainly from the outside - seems to have done wonders to raise Tharg's organ in the hearts and minds of the many. Utter speculation which I hope is shot down, but if he has moved on a thanks is due from the loyal hoards I feel.

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 16 October, 2019, 09:48:33 pm »
...Especially with last issue having Clark become a navy seal and loose his virginity to a mermaid...

I've had no desire to read this before now. Now I can't believe I'm not!

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 16 October, 2019, 09:26:38 pm »
Just finished reading Walt Simonson's 2000 Orion series based on Jack Kirby's New Gods. I'm a big Kirby fan (well his 70s stuff in particular) and so was really chuffed with quite how tasty this stuff was. It seems to perfectly capture the feel and tone of The King's masterpiece, without being slavish in terms of style. Big world's mixed in equal measure with big ideas, a pleasant dosh of melodrama, so as not to over power, all baked in some glorious art. Now that's makin' some damned fine comics and I'd heartily recommend it to all fans of the originals.

I said this about Walt Simonson's Orion about 7 years ago when I first read it. I've just re-read it 7 years later. I was right 7 years ago.

I'll only add Walt Simonson is one of the mediums greats and we should all salute him.

Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: 15 October, 2019, 02:42:36 pm »
Cat Quest 2 out end of the month... wayhey... ahem... err say the kids... yes it's the kids who are most excited by this... honest...

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 15 October, 2019, 08:05:15 am »
Maybe The Sarge could turn out to be hugely influential on Garth Ennis too...

The Sarge was always my favourite as a kid - I was a fool and didn't fully appreciate the wonder that was Charley's War back then. Figure they'll get to it eventually given the sterling work being done to date.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
« on: 15 October, 2019, 06:19:13 am »
Very happy to see more Hugo Platt stuff. Rebellion is nailing this stuff!

Prog / Re: Prog 2153 - All Hail El Presidente
« on: 12 October, 2019, 09:13:34 pm »
All hail Dylan Teague, ladies and gentlemen.

And its all behind a cover to die for. Quite how Colin MacNeil manages to get so much quiet human arrogance into that metal manic is a little beyond me.

Well to my enternal shame I got that wrong and my apologies to both artists.

Its so good to see these quality hardcover things coming out. Okay so the Nemesis one was a bit of a tease it was so limited but good to see more of this type of thing.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 12 October, 2019, 05:52:01 pm »
Not a box set but The Horror Channel has just started showing Space 1999 from the beginning. I stumbles across is half way through the first episode and loved it. Damn is there a Sci-fi telly show that's as well designed as this, with as good a music? Doubt it. Second episode had some really nice camera direction type things which I loved.

Not seen this for years and now regret that, its on series record.

Prog / Prog 2153 - All Hail El Presidente
« on: 12 October, 2019, 05:47:56 pm »
Well what can you say, as you were really and that's a magnificent 4 for 5 worth a 5 for 5 the four are so good.

And its all behind a cover to die for. Quite how Colin MacNeil manages to get so much quiet human arrogance into that metal manic is a little beyond me.

The Dredd story itself is a glorious character piece that drives the plot forward but really examines Dredd. Its feels like the subtlest new reader story. Everything you need to know about Dredd the man in a seemingly easy six pages. And MacNeil is as good here as he is on the cover.

Defoe has the same issues for me as before. Damnit I want to love this art as it has so much to offer.

Brink is a little like Dredd in that it drives the story forward while laying our character out via quiet conversation. This is what Brink does so very well. Trick you into thinking your reading some exposition heavy talking heads piece but giving you so much more.

The Fall of Deadworld doesn't do that - it blasts it in your face front and centre. And as the Russians land stakes raise even higher. Great stuff.

As is Hope - Under Fire which plays a cliche - oh that magic it'll cost ya ya know. Cliche it might be played well it certainly is. Like when Johnny Cash covers Nick Cave. You may have heard it before by someone else and loved it then but somehow he finds a way to play it better. And this is played very well indeed. There also a panel bottom of page three that I'd swear (probably wrongly) is a tribute to Joe Kubert. Brilliant.

Letters and a competition round up a magnificent Prog. Thank you my lovely droids.

News / Re: Ennis writing Rat Pack for Battle Special
« on: 10 October, 2019, 05:37:47 pm »
Finally got off my butt to read this and it all sounds very encouraging!

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