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Re: Prog 2106 - End Times
« Reply #30 on: 07 November, 2018, 02:30:22 pm »
Haven't even looked inside the prog yet but oh my, covers just do not get any better than that.

In total agreement on the cover, really nice

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Re: Prog 2106 - End Times
« Reply #31 on: 07 November, 2018, 03:06:51 pm »
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Hershey's never been elected
She was elected the first time round, in the first episode of The Cal Legacy in prog 1178.

She wasn't elected the second time, unless she was and we just weren't shown it. Probably not much to show if she ran unopposed.

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Re: Prog 2106 - End Times
« Reply #32 on: 07 November, 2018, 03:14:57 pm »
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Hershey's never been elected

She was elected the first time round, in the first episode of The Cal Legacy in prog 1178. She wasn't elected the second time, unless she was and we just weren't shown it. Probably not much to show if she ran unopposed.

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Re: Prog 2106 - End Times
« Reply #33 on: 08 November, 2018, 01:35:15 pm »
Cylinders
In
Droids
And
On
This
Firing
Are
Tharg
His
Prog
All

Rearrange the above to form a sentence that gives my Prog review.
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Re: Prog 2106 - End Times
« Reply #34 on: 08 November, 2018, 01:45:04 pm »
I know nothing will change your mind at this stage, but I can’t articulate how wrong you are about Brink.

It’s one of the most masterful, subtle pieces of work I’ve seen in the medium, consistently keeping you guessing about everything, even including what genre it is. Culbard’s deceptively simple art style is the perfect accomplice to Abnett’s calm, measured script. They should be teaching this shit in colleges as an example of what you can do with the medium.

That'll do for my prog review: it simply doesn't get better than Brink. Enjoyed everything else,  although Skip Tracer and Kingdom have slowed down a bit that's okay too. Just a consistently great comic at the moment.


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Re: Prog 2106 - End Times
« Reply #35 on: 08 November, 2018, 01:49:25 pm »
Cylinders
In
Droids
And
On
This
Firing
Are
Tharg
His
Prog
All

Rearrange the above to form a sentence that gives my Prog review.

Tharg firing all his cylinders in Droids, and this prog, are on?


broodblik

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Re: Prog 2106 - End Times
« Reply #36 on: 08 November, 2018, 03:07:42 pm »
Brink has been consistently being one of the best stories that ever graced the pages of 2000AD.  This is a story which in my younger days I would not have appreciated but luckily age do have its benefits.

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Re: Prog 2106 - End Times
« Reply #37 on: 08 November, 2018, 05:01:13 pm »
Yeah, I have started a BRINK re-read. Not because I am confused (like I did with say, DEADWORLD or a recent Anderson) but because it has so much to offer.
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Re: Prog 2106 - End Times
« Reply #38 on: 09 November, 2018, 12:00:45 am »
Isn’t Dredd’s black horse his equivalent of Frank’s snowflake - in effect, the code totem that Smiley’s programmed him with? As in, only he can see it? Or am I reading all this wrong?
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Re: Prog 2106 - End Times
« Reply #39 on: 09 November, 2018, 12:15:36 am »
He physically rode the horse to safety.

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Re: Prog 2106 - End Times
« Reply #40 on: 09 November, 2018, 06:53:09 am »
Maybe Smiley keeps it in a Small Stable until needed.

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Re: Prog 2106 - End Times
« Reply #41 on: 09 November, 2018, 11:51:19 am »
This prog sees most of the strips in simmer mode, with three of them approaching their conclusions in 2109 (Brink is of course in permanent simmer mode). You could almost say it's a 2000 AD Simmer Special. Debut 3hriller Infestinauts is the exception, kicking off with a bang. It looks like it has potential. Has it been brought in after the success of Survival Geeks, do we think? Is Tharg making a concerted effort to inject more overtly humorous content into the prog?

Elsewhere the intrigue thickens in Dredd, Brink and Kingdom. The latter strip looks like it might actually be reaching its final conclusion. Will Gene bow out? Or bow-wow out?

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Re: Prog 2106 - End Times
« Reply #42 on: 09 November, 2018, 12:16:14 pm »
You could almost say it's a 2000 AD Simmer Special.... Will Gene bow out? Or bow-wow out?

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Re: Prog 2106 - End Times
« Reply #43 on: 09 November, 2018, 01:06:16 pm »
You could almost say it's a 2000 AD Simmer Special.... Will Gene bow out? Or bow-wow out?

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You could almost say it's a 2000 AD Simmer Special.

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Re: Prog 2106 - End Times
« Reply #44 on: 09 November, 2018, 08:52:14 pm »
So very late to the party this week as my sub didn't arrive yet and I got impatient and rather than wait for my copy to arrive I popped to WH Smiths today and picked one up.

So the big change this week is 3riller - Infestinauts Are Go! in for Fiends, now last week I discussed how a bit of balance and variety makes the truely perfect prog and this change gives us that. Infestinauts is a fun quirky little thing which has a nice fresh different tone... however what it also proves is variety alone doesn't trump quality and while I enjoyed it its just not as good as fiends and as such this weeks Prog has an uphill battle.

Mind it ably supported Kingdom and Brink remain very very best Tharg has to offer and Skip Tracer remains the thrill its turned into and great fun.

Dredd of course adds more and more big moments and small clues. By George (and we're past spoilers now right... Hershey's reaction to Dredd's proclimation is just delivered perfectly - just great comics. This story has a lot to cover in its last three parts, but man its going to be fun finding out how its going to do that.

So what was good remains very, very good. The swap however drops the quality just a notch. So we're down from the very very best Tharg has very given us to just a very very great Prog... times are hard its like the 90s all over again...