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Prog 1801 Green Death On The Red Planet
« on: 15 September, 2012, 08:59:56 AM »
Starts well with a beautiful wraparound A.B.C Warriors cover. Lots of shooting and general mayhem. Good times.

Judge Dredd. Not a fan of the artwork. Coming after the terrific art work of Weston last week this was always going to suffer in comparison. I don't like it. I want that one.

Brass Sun. Enjoying this so far.Beautiful double page spread.

A.B.C Warriors. The art by Langley is perfectly suited to a story practically dominated by robots. Jolly good script too. The story that most wants me to read next weeks prog.

Terror Tales. "Blackspot" As a horror fan I really enjoyed this. Not overly clever but fun none the less and does not out stay it's welcome.

Grey Area. I enjoy this but the artwork is all a bit 'static' for my tastes.

A good prog that alleviates some of the hangover from last week's party.

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Re: Prog 1801 Green Death On The Red Planet
« Reply #1 on: 15 September, 2012, 09:51:59 AM »
I've not read it yet, but the artwork on Dredd looks very "pixelated" in my prog. Surely not intentional?  :-\
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Re: Prog 1801 Green Death On The Red Planet
« Reply #2 on: 15 September, 2012, 09:54:30 AM »
Is it just me who's Dredd strip looks like it was printed using low res thumbnails of the art ? I assume it's not a new style of PJs to make everything look like a cut scene from an Amiga game?

Edit- its not just you Darren.

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Re: Prog 1801 Green Death On The Red Planet
« Reply #3 on: 15 September, 2012, 09:55:57 AM »
Unfortunately, owing to technical reasons beyond my comprehension, the art on Dredd came out mushy - sorry if that's interefered with anyone's enjoyment of the strip.

(Mind you, if you don't like the art cause it's not Chris Weston, there's naught I can do about that...)

Here's page one in its less blurry original...


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Re: Prog 1801 Green Death On The Red Planet
« Reply #4 on: 15 September, 2012, 10:02:43 AM »
Ah, that's a real shame, PJ. Looks like cracking work under the blur. My eyes aren't great anyway, so it's not detracting too much! :D
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Re: Prog 1801 Green Death On The Red Planet
« Reply #5 on: 15 September, 2012, 10:09:02 AM »
Nope, the art (and story) are still great, it's just rare to see a lapse in production.

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Re: Prog 1801 Green Death On The Red Planet
« Reply #6 on: 15 September, 2012, 10:19:27 AM »
The art is lovely PJ, but yeah, I'd popped on here to see if anyone else's had been scanned a bit squiffy! Look forward to sitting down and giving it a proper read.

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Re: Prog 1801 Green Death On The Red Planet
« Reply #7 on: 15 September, 2012, 10:43:42 AM »
Clearly an error in production or at the printer. This is crap for PJ, but also terrible timing in general, given the movie being out. Sod's law.

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Re: Prog 1801 Green Death On The Red Planet
« Reply #8 on: 15 September, 2012, 11:08:00 AM »
I've not read it yet, but the artwork on Dredd looks very "pixelated" in my prog. Surely not intentional?  :-\

Yep. There seems to be some kind of reproduction problem and the art suffers for it.
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Re: Prog 1801 Green Death On The Red Planet
« Reply #9 on: 15 September, 2012, 11:17:32 AM »
Rigellian Hotshot for the repro droid who either didn't update the broken links to the art files, or left low-res positionals in place!

(Seriously… does anyone use low-res positionals any more? I mean, back when we were using 180MHz PPC processors and 32Mb of RAM, fair enough, but these days?)

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Re: Prog 1801 Green Death On The Red Planet
« Reply #10 on: 15 September, 2012, 11:32:45 AM »
WTF? On my copy, not only is the Dredd wrong, the big, beautiful DPS in Brass Sun has an image from another magazine ghosting over it!?!

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Re: Prog 1801 Green Death On The Red Planet
« Reply #11 on: 15 September, 2012, 11:34:26 AM »
WTF? On my copy, not only is the Dredd wrong, the big, beautiful DPS in Brass Sun has an image from another magazine ghosting over it!?!

Might just be a one-off -- mine's OK. Sounds the print droids are in severe need of an overhaul, though!

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Re: Prog 1801 Green Death On The Red Planet
« Reply #12 on: 15 September, 2012, 11:39:53 AM »
Actually had a read now. A decent Dredd, depsite art issues, a typically Smith one-shot (I mean this in a good way), and Brass Sun could easily be this generation's Nikolai Dante. Not so keen on the rest—Grey Area for me is OK filler and I can no longer bring myself to care about anything in ABC Warriors—but a strong issue overall, I thought.

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Re: Prog 1801 Green Death On The Red Planet
« Reply #13 on: 15 September, 2012, 11:48:23 AM »
Oooh, that Dredd looks terrible. The Damage Report is all about how Robo-KEEF and How-LE have been left to 'ride this prog home to the printers' in the absence of Cyber-Matt and PYE-01.

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Re: Prog 1801 Green Death On The Red Planet
« Reply #14 on: 15 September, 2012, 11:49:02 AM »
Blurry Dredd and no ghosting on Brass Sun in my copy.


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