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1289 with spoilers..
« on: 06 May, 2002, 11:06:12 PM »
Judging by the current voting, this prog has been quite rightly well received (though rating the new Death story as best story EVER is overstating it IMO!).

For me the better of the Dredd tales is Sin City - I always enjoy stories that take Dredd away from the Meg for a while.  Lots of potentially interesting characters popping up here as well.

Kevs art is good stuff, though his faces are all very similar - even Hershey has got a square jaw!

Can't understand why people are attacking 13 on this showing - give it time I say.  Could be great or it could be Wolfie Smith.

Death is very good, but there are a few niggles - Those helmets are a bit too round for my taste, and why does Anderson look like Babs Windsor?  

There's also a minor plot point that doesn't really ring true - If the man who designed the encasement crystals  and who had just carried out a visit to the containment site had gone missing, it doesn't take a psi judge to work out that something's afoot - surely alarm bells would be ringing as soon as he disappeared?    


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Re: 1289 with spoilers..
« Reply #1 on: 07 May, 2002, 12:53:35 AM »
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I forgot to vote for sin city, great stuff, I'd better do it.  I haven't bothered analysing the art in Sin City, the story was just so amazing.  For me it worked, tough, clean cut, dramatic.

Artistically I though the best story was death (at the risk of inflating frazers head to a large spherical helemt shaped thing through further praise), really exciting stuff.  For the first time in years we've had a really refreshing artistic take on Dredd.  

The judge helmets may be a case of McMahon's boots to some but I thought they were great.  I liked the way Anderson looked, it's not her first makeover (and better than one artist's two dimension photo phoney).  Oh yeah and get a load of Dredd's features, it's like he's kicking arse in 1977 again.

Really for me it was looking at Dredd and Mega City through a new pair of eyes.  At least 50% of artists on Dredd just like so bored by the future and show this limp lifeless place as if they live by the motto familiarity breeds contempt.

As for the story, well I having a feeling it's only just begun.  I think the front page shows us what we have lined up in future episodes.

Well you think the judges would keep tabs on everyone who comes into contact with death, they will now.  But I think the point is that each time they double security and the precautions and each time Death always finds a way, a chink in their armour.

As for 13, started out on the right tack, when he entered that casino was when I started to feel a bit uneasy. I have a bad feeling about this...

Anyway as I said before, it could go either way.

Cheers paul

p.s. Round helmets are the future!

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Re: 1289 with spoilers..
« Reply #2 on: 07 May, 2002, 02:16:42 PM »
Frazer is so cool I forgive him the round helmets.  It`s a small price to pay.  The prog was indeed excellent and 13 should be given some time.