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Re: Prog 2200 - Beyond The Frontiers Of Future Fiction!
« Reply #45 on: 23 September, 2020, 09:57:08 PM »
Really enjoyed this prog.

Already I have to say I like this type of Dredd better than the scary monster mega-epic that came before.  Slow-burning, low-key and menacing, with just the right amount of politics going on behind the scenes (though I'm not a huge fan of Rob's judge dialogue, all the 'drokkin's' and 'stomms' take me back to the Ennis days).

Really enjoyed Stickleback; despite a nagging sense of deja vu - I know the Moriarty fight scene is in the original stories, but I knew I'd seen it in a comic before.  (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, that is.)  I actually prefer the strip now we know who the main man really is - it adds a whole new layer of interest.

Sin / Dex - yeah, it was a bit of a shock, but to be honest I'm just expecting another SinDex reset.  I really thought in the past that Dexter was paralyzed and that that skeleton story was a sort of omen of their imminent end, but everything just went back to normal and I'm guessing we'll get something similar this time.

Hookjaw was a very nice surprise - I don't know what the hell's going on but it's great fun, and reminds me very much of the Old Greg episode of the Boosh.

I have to confess I groaned to see another Hershey series - her death scene was perfect, and I wish this would just go the way of the resurrected Pa, Junior and Link.

Haven't read the rest but like I say, a quality prog to go with the Megazine's new lease of life.
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Re: Prog 2200 - Beyond The Frontiers Of Future Fiction!
« Reply #46 on: 23 September, 2020, 11:15:18 PM »
In no particular order:
Dredd felt like we've been here before, so it'll be interesting seeing how they put a new spin on this, though I don't think "funding education" is going to turn out as planned, as the last few years have made it painfully clear that even highly-educated people can still be complete fucking dumbasses.
Skip Tracer is a masterpiece example of praxis and as a communist myself, I fully endorse the practice of expending the minimal amount of effort necessary to reap the rewards of capitalism, and that is what Skip Tracer does.  Someone needs to have a word with the artists, though, because they're clearly putting in actual effort and we don't want them going up against a wall with all the landlords when the Glorious Day comes.
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It kind of felt like Stickleback didn't really join the dots between "Sherlock Holmes" and "supervillain", it just sort of says he did one thing one day, then did another the next.  As readers, why are we still reading about Stickleback when we know he's just Sherlock Holmes in a funny hat?  How are we supposed to go back to investing in the fiction within the fiction?  I guess we'll see.
Adventures Of Land Shark looks like it's either going to be very, very silly and bad, or very, very silly and good.  On the slim chance there are actual OG Hookjaw fans coming to the prog for this alone, I am curious what they'll make of it.
Sinister Dexter - I think my problem with this was the same one that others have experienced: it doesn't convince me that events will hold as this strip has simply been going for so darn long and gone down so many story paths already that the "endings" it's done in the past have been much more satisfying than this one - it really didn't seem like killing his best friend of forty years was that much of an imposition on Ramone.  Maybe like the rest of us he can't believe it's finally over.

A decent enough prog.  I liked that it was a good mix of things, though as a jumping-on point I cannot say if it made newcomers feel they were sufficiently up-to-speed with everything by the end and hadn't missed much in the other two thousand one hundred and ninety-nine issues.

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Re: Prog 2200 - Beyond The Frontiers Of Future Fiction!
« Reply #48 on: 24 September, 2020, 09:17:51 AM »
Really enjoyed Stickleback; despite a nagging sense of deja vu - I know the Moriarty fight scene is in the original stories, but I knew I'd seen it in a comic before.  (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, that is.)  I actually prefer the strip now we know who the main man really is - it adds a whole new layer of interest.
It's Game of Shadows that popped into my head when I read that.

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Re: Prog 2200 - Beyond The Frontiers Of Future Fiction!
« Reply #49 on: 24 September, 2020, 10:56:39 AM »
I still think the Holmes conflation was a bit of a misstep to take with such a wonderful and original villainous character, and I wonder if Ian regretted it (hence the massive gap). However, with this current episode selling it as a broken Holmes rebuilding himself after Reichenbach makes it quite an appealing idea in itself. A distorted Holmes for a twisted world isn't a bad premise.

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Re: Prog 2200 - Beyond The Frontiers Of Future Fiction!
« Reply #53 on: 24 September, 2020, 11:44:20 AM »
Surely just Sharko?

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Re: Prog 2200 - Beyond The Frontiers Of Future Fiction!
« Reply #54 on: 24 September, 2020, 12:48:06 PM »
Almost wanna make a sealab 2021 reference but i dunno if anyone would get it

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Re: Prog 2200 - Beyond The Frontiers Of Future Fiction!
« Reply #56 on: 24 September, 2020, 01:02:52 PM »
Killer Shark from the Harley Quinn cartoon show, the Flash tv series, and at least three of the recent DCAU movies would be a more contemporary point of reference, but if you want to go geek, there's about a dozen cartoon shows from the 1980s featuring humanoid sharks before you even get to actual franchises based on the premise of humanoid aminuls amnimals fish people like Street Sharks.

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Re: Prog 2200 - Beyond The Frontiers Of Future Fiction!
« Reply #57 on: 24 September, 2020, 01:04:04 PM »
Surely just Sharko?

A cantankerous, grizzled creature from a bygone era, wantonly attacking vessels with capitalist and commercial interests.

Could be some kinda...Legendary Shark 

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Re: Prog 2200 - Beyond The Frontiers Of Future Fiction!
« Reply #58 on: 24 September, 2020, 01:05:45 PM »
Ugh I only just twigged the Innsmouth inferences in Hookjaw.

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Re: Prog 2200 - Beyond The Frontiers Of Future Fiction!
« Reply #59 on: 24 September, 2020, 01:21:13 PM »
Ugh I only just twigged the Innsmouth inferences in Hookjaw.

Ohhh yeah!