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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #195 on: 19 August, 2019, 06:05:34 am »
Enjoying the in depth reviews, but mostly just reading rather than responding.

Agreed, loving the coverage!

I'm looking forward to you coverage of the merger. I know for us Ro-Busters and Strontium Dog were initially a bit jarring, because the Strontium Dog story didn't give them a chance to show of their cool time gear, and the Ro-Busters stories were mostly either flashbacks or stories that didn't feature the actual team very much (Terra Meks is amazing, but doesn't have any regular characters besides Howard Quartz and a bit of Mek Quake).
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« Reply #196 on: 19 August, 2019, 08:32:46 pm »
The merger has now been published!

2000AD and Star Lord Prog 86: This is it! The big one! Two sci-fi greats unite in a giant leap for mankind! Join them and smash the thrill barrier!

Two from 2000AD and two from Starlord, both of which will run for a significant period - a proper merger (I'm looking at you, Tornado).

I'm wondering who Geoffrey Miller is or was?  I've got an inkling the name might be a pseudonym, but for whom?  (apologies if you're a real person, Geoffrey!)

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« Reply #197 on: 21 August, 2019, 12:15:09 am »
Yesterday's post: 2000AD and Star Lord Prog 87: Dinosaurs rule in Flesh Book 2

Flesh Book II's Old One Eye equivalent makes their appearance!

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« Reply #198 on: 21 August, 2019, 07:46:35 pm »
2000AD and Star Lord Prog 88: Hammer-stein and a Cast of Thousands in… Yesterday’s Hero He was a robot in a man’s war!!!

Hammerstein has his moment in the spotlight, beginning this prog.  Also, the ties between Ro-Busters and Invasion are laid down (if I can mix metaphors).


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« Reply #199 on: 21 August, 2019, 07:48:14 pm »
p.s. this is almost the busiest month the blog has seen since I started the slog three years ago (and then kicked it off again prior to my appearance on the Mega-City Book Club).

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #201 on: 23 August, 2019, 07:44:14 am »
Having not read Starlord I found the Preying Mantis cut-aways maddening. It's so cool in a Thunderhawks way, and the only time we really see it in the progs is when it makes a brief cameo in Fall & Rise of Rojaws and Hammerstein.
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« Reply #202 on: 23 August, 2019, 08:53:16 am »
Having not read Starlord I found the Preying Mantis cut-aways maddening. It's so cool in a Thunderhawks way, and the only time we really see it in the progs is when it makes a brief cameo in Fall & Rise of Rojaws and Hammerstein.

You haven't missed much - even in Starlord it's mostly a background feature.

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« Reply #203 on: 25 August, 2019, 12:57:54 am »
2000AD and Star Lord Prog 90: Galaxy-crunching atom-splitting Sci-Fi!
A new Chief Judge means a new Deputy Chief Judge!  *bloop* (quote not actually in the comic).

2000AD and Star Lord Prog 91: Out of the way, Volgs – us war droids are programmed never to surrender! Hammer-stein is… Mek-Warrior!
A good prog for exploring the Volgan language...

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« Reply #204 on: 25 August, 2019, 10:25:20 pm »
2000AD and Starlord Prog 92: I, Tharg, have journeyed from the depths of space… Do you dare to share my travels?

First appearance: Mayor Grubb.  Last appearance: Hammer-stein's war memoirs (unless you count the ABC Warriors).

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« Reply #205 on: 26 August, 2019, 02:11:49 pm »
2000AD and Starlord Prog 93: No! Please let me drown before the giant scorpions get to me!

Cal takes a bath.  Ro-Jaws falls into the hands of the Robot Investigation Police!  Johnny, Wulf and the Gronk take baths.

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« Reply #207 on: 28 August, 2019, 12:58:18 pm »
2000AD and Starlord Prog 95: Burn them – burn the robot rebels!
The Deputy Chief Judge dies!
Ro-Jaws meets the Robot Resistance!
Men garbed in Black investigate flying saucers!





















...and Angel.

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« Reply #208 on: 29 August, 2019, 09:11:32 am »
Angel really feels like a second bite at the MACH 1 apple, though I always think of him as a plane-based Spider-Man. "An accidental crash with a radioactive jet has given pilot Harry Angel the proportional strength, speed, and agility of a jet!"

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« Reply #209 on: 30 August, 2019, 05:16:11 pm »
Angel really feels like a second bite at the MACH 1 apple, though I always think of him as a plane-based Spider-Man. "An accidental crash with a radioactive jet has given pilot Harry Angel the proportional strength, speed, and agility of a jet!"

Both work for me :-)

2000AD and Starlord Prog 96: We’re gonna hit him! That guy’s dead… unless he’s – Superman! Eject into hell with – Angel!

A new non-human Deputy Chief Judge!  Exodus!  The ruler builds a wall!

2000AD and Starlord Prog 97: We take… a giant step for comic-kind every week!

Ginger dies!  Don't worry, he'll get better...