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Re: Prog 2181 - Reporting for duty
« Reply #45 on: 15 May, 2020, 01:54:34 PM »
Since your memory of this demonstrates the crystal-clarity that mine lacks, I'm curious: is Charybdis directly referenced? If so, fair play, John Tomlinson.

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Re: Prog 2181 - Reporting for duty
« Reply #46 on: 15 May, 2020, 02:02:16 PM »
And now I want to read it again.... Cheers!

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Re: Prog 2181 - Reporting for duty
« Reply #47 on: 15 May, 2020, 02:41:41 PM »
Nice one, Dark Jimbo!

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Re: Prog 2181 - Reporting for duty
« Reply #48 on: 15 May, 2020, 03:06:47 PM »
Winwood and Cord didn't actually die. Or, being Indigo Prime operatives, they were dead already.

True, but much like Chopper in Song of the Surfer, the end of Killing Time is infinitely better if they do, as they appear to, Cease to Be.

What he said.  I recently re-read that Garth Ennis Chopper resurrection strip in the Megazine, and while it was fairly entertaining (if surprisingly smutty for the time), I would gladly exchange it for the memory of Chopper dying the absolutely monumental death that John and Colin gave him.

I'm wayyy behind in progs.  I've only read the first Hershey episode so I shouldn't judge, but I have to say I'm very saddened to see yet another poignant and unforgettable McNeil-illustrated death being reversed.
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Re: Prog 2181 - Reporting for duty
« Reply #49 on: 15 May, 2020, 05:28:13 PM »
Winwood and Cord didn't actually die. Or, being Indigo Prime operatives, they were dead already.

True, but much like Chopper in Song of the Surfer, the end of Killing Time is infinitely better if they do, as they appear to, Cease to Be.

What he said.  I recently re-read that Garth Ennis Chopper resurrection strip in the Megazine, and while it was fairly entertaining (if surprisingly smutty for the time), I would gladly exchange it for the memory of Chopper dying the absolutely monumental death that John and Colin gave him.

I'm wayyy behind in progs.  I've only read the first Hershey episode so I shouldn't judge, but I have to say I'm very saddened to see yet another poignant and unforgettable McNeil-illustrated death being reversed.

Don't forget Johnny Alpha!  ;)
Just America and Bennet Beeny left to bring back now...  :o

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Re: Prog 2181 - Reporting for duty
« Reply #50 on: 15 May, 2020, 06:49:34 PM »
Hadn't you heard? America Jara sent a droid of herself to the Statue of Liberty, and has been working in the Cursed Earth to send an army of Bennett Beeny clones to fight the judges in a forthcoming action packed Garth (Sleez n Ryder, Time Flies) Ennis adventure.
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Re: Prog 2181 - Reporting for duty
« Reply #51 on: 15 May, 2020, 08:42:18 PM »
Hadn't you heard? America Jara sent a droid of herself to the Statue of Liberty, and has been working in the Cursed Earth to send an army of Bennett Beeny invisible ninja clones to fight the judges in a forthcoming action packed Garth (Sleez n Ryder, Time Flies) Ennis adventure.

FTFY  ;)

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Re: Prog 2181 - Reporting for duty
« Reply #52 on: 16 May, 2020, 09:34:59 PM »
 :)

Hopefully illustrated by Glenn (Howard the Duck, a bit of Die Laughing) Fabry, then a less famous airbrush artist when he doesn't get it done in time.
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Re: Prog 2181 - Reporting for duty
« Reply #53 on: 20 May, 2020, 09:28:33 PM »
    • Hmm. Lot of punningly-titled fast food joints in Dredd this prog.
    • That final frame in Aquila absolutely screams 'this is what comics is all about'.
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Re: Prog 2181 - Reporting for duty
« Reply #54 on: 21 May, 2020, 09:40:48 AM »
Just got my Prog. Glad I waited before contacting Rebellion.

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Re: Prog 2181 - Reporting for duty
« Reply #55 on: 21 May, 2020, 09:56:16 AM »
Just got my Prog. Glad I waited before contacting Rebellion.

You have more patience that I have.

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Re: Prog 2181 - Reporting for duty
« Reply #56 on: 26 May, 2020, 04:00:44 PM »
Just catching up on my Progs after postal delays.

Due to the delays I have hbeen reading them in a different way: several weeks worth of each strip in turn, rather than Prog by Prog. I have to say it really works.

I very much enjoyed this run of Aquila. As others have said it ended a bit abruptly; in fact it wasn’t really an ending, more of a pause. Very much looking forward to more. I hope we aren’t going to have to wait years.