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Messages - sheridan

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I was first introduced to the world of Nemesis when Bryan Talbot was on art duty thus my reason why I preferred the later books of Nemesis to the early work of O’Neil (his work is still awesome). For me Talbot is the de facto Nemesis artist. I also felt reading the early books afterwards that Book 3 just did not feel as strong.

Lettering is one of those things I never really appreciated until I start reading this blog and start releasing that it is an art on its own. A strip can be nullified by bad lettering. 

Whereas 335 was in orbit about a month after I bought my first ever prog!  Funnily enough I didn't take to Bryan Talbot first time I saw his artwork, largely because I'd been looking forward to more Book III-style O'Neill :-/

Luckily I saw sense by the time Luther Arkwright began its Valkyrie run (the one where it actually got completed).

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One character that really sticks out in Book 2 is - what we would call today - a non-binary gendered character who everyone ignores and forgets exists. He/she ends up sacrificing themselves to save Halo, and of course their heroic act is instantly forgotten about. Appropriately enough I can't remember the name of this characters. I could google it I guess but it seems apt to keep things as they are.


When Rachael and I covered the Ballad of Halo Jones for the Mega-City Book Club podcast, we all forgot about Glyph until right at the end as well!

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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 17 June, 2019, 11:35:48 pm »
At the end of the most recent episode we talk for a moment about what we'd call the show if we start talking about Starlord, now that we've getting to the end of Action. Starlord is a tough one, because a lot of these other titles work on with an RE in front of the title (ReAction, for  instance) but ReStarlord isn't as good!


Makes sense - if I listen to podcasts in my lunch hour I often miss the last few minutes :-)

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General / Re: Oh no not another re-read thread (progs 336 to 729)
« on: 17 June, 2019, 11:34:36 pm »
Wait - is Book III the one where Mek-Quake's brain has been transplanted into a gargantuan robot who battles another giant robot (Torque-Armada) into submission during the siege of Yggdrasil (the world tree)?  I love that book: it got the centre-spread colour pages (back when that was important) and made great use of them.

Still: just because I loved it doesn't mean everyone has to. 

We'll have none of that getting-on-with-each-other, respecting-one-another's-opinions here - this is supposed to be an internet forum, after all!

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General / Re: Oh no not another re-read thread (progs 336 to 729)
« on: 17 June, 2019, 05:28:53 pm »
In one story a local dancer comes onto him, but he's having none of it. I think Rogue is there to teach us impressionable youngsters about the simple spiritual pleasures of an ascetic life. Possibly.

Love it! Sister Sledge, Venus Bluegenes, afore-mentioned dancer - the clues are all there for attentive young boys!

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Nemesis Book 3 is not classic Nemesis (the next book certainly is though, which I'll be covering in the next instalment).

Seeing as this is my favourite book of Nemesis (against some absurdly strong competition) I'd be interested to read your reasoning behind that!

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At times though it does get too scrappy, for example in the Shoggey Beast story. It would seem he was asked to dial in back a bit, as the next story (Sky Chariots) his work is more careful and measured, and I have to say the first episode of Sky Chariots is simply breathtaking.

Between Shoggey Beast and Sky Chariots, Massimo had quite a long run - I think Mike just had more time to work on Sky Chariots than he did on the earlier works...

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 17 June, 2019, 01:42:56 pm »
I remember hearing that he deliberately ruffles his hair before meeting the press. Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest; it's this cuddly scatterbrained image that has worked very well for him.


I've heard the same.  Also, that the incident where he was 'trapped' on a zip wire was similarly staged and was timed to coincide with news that the Party didn't want on the front pages that day (though I've not been able to ascertain what story that was).

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Film & TV / Re: Swamp Thing cancelled
« on: 17 June, 2019, 12:45:01 pm »
"Kerr's Pinks". This phone is out to get me today.  :rolleyes:

"I give up. How do... you baffle... a vegetable?".


I did wonder.

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General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 15 June, 2019, 05:08:06 pm »
I love that prog 46 cover, all the enemies of the Star Slayers, strapped to stars orbiting their home planet! Great scifi stuff!

What a way to launch their new format (Dare story page on the front cover)!  There's also a few alien races I don't think we ever saw before or since on those stars...

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Saturday's post - Prog 49: Death to the intruders! - Dredd is believed dead (not for the first time) and quits the force (not for the first time).  And probably the biggest character death we've seen in the prog so far...

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 15 June, 2019, 11:15:38 am »
Update to my graph showing the number of stories we've had from each Prog in the collections so far.

  • The spike at 1138 is the extended episode of Eurocrash which took over the whole of that issue.

Here's a spike at 1138 ;)


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General / Re: how to do a prog slog
« on: 14 June, 2019, 09:57:09 pm »

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 14 June, 2019, 05:59:11 pm »
Sorry, is this the Political Thread or the "Incendiary Trolling Thread"?

Pretty sure that was a joke?

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Prog / Re: Prog 2135 - Beware the woods...
« on: 14 June, 2019, 11:45:50 am »
A bit of a damp squid of an ending for Kingmaker


 :D

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Help! / Re: I'm dumb
« on: 13 June, 2019, 01:35:35 pm »



It's been a while since I could read that bit of the prog - need to buy a magnifying glass, methinks!

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Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 13 June, 2019, 01:34:34 pm »
Funny that idea about a 2000AD debating society should come up here, as the radio show discussed just started a new series this week:
Heresy

And the beeb also has an article about a sub-reddit on similar lines: blog

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Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 12 June, 2019, 05:33:12 pm »

... who decides what is a pure source and which are impure?

That's easy.  Torquemada and his Thought Police.

"Be pure, Be vigilant, Behave!"

Sleep is no refuge for impure thoughts!

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