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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #15 on: 24 November, 2012, 06:38:03 PM »
Seems like a fair few of us have failed to get their thrill power on the appropriate day.

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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #16 on: 24 November, 2012, 07:32:47 PM »
Well, now I'm really worrying for Frank and Hershey. Please don't kill either if em off Tharg, s'nearly Christmas!

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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #17 on: 24 November, 2012, 07:37:00 PM »
Has anyone seen prog credits for next week? Do we get one long strip or three that run together? I cannot fucking wait.

This has me swearing a lot. Fucking hell.

I'm hoping it cuts back and forth between all 3 like Match of the Day on the last day of the season.

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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #18 on: 24 November, 2012, 07:40:03 PM »
So fucking glad I started re buying 2000ad.
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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #19 on: 24 November, 2012, 07:56:12 PM »
Well, now I'm really worrying for Frank and Hershey. Please don't kill either if em off Tharg, s'nearly Christmas!

I'm a bit worried about Dredd, he looks terrible!

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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #20 on: 24 November, 2012, 08:38:22 PM »
An excellent prog. I didn't even realise it was a wraparound cover until I got to the back. That was a nice bonus and confirmed the Disraeli droid as my favourite cover artist. He knocks it out of the park every single time.

I'm off to read it again now.
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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #21 on: 24 November, 2012, 08:57:05 PM »
That was Johnsmithwagner...

... nah that doesn't work, how about...

...That was Morrisonkirbywagner(R)...

Nope just doesn't cover it... okay okay I'll try a different tack...

...That was Rushpaisleydalglish...

...oh bugger.  I just can't do it. As Jim said there just aren't the superlatives so I thought I'd try to make some up, but just can't think of the words to describe how good the Prog is right now. Just can't do it.

To mention that Brass Sun made its only misstep so far for me in not really having any sort of conclusion to the end of the first book and being a little too open seems a bit ungrateful. Especially given in and of itself it was a fine episode. So I'll not even bother to do that... oh hold on how about...

...Carolynhazelrachel... DAMNIT...

...okay okay this one surely....

Bethansiddeb...

GOD DAMNIT I give up there really ain't the words...

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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #22 on: 24 November, 2012, 10:28:48 PM »
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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #23 on: 24 November, 2012, 10:30:12 PM »
That was a bit good, wasn't it?

Dredd / Low Life / Simping were stunning. Again! But I also really liked ABC & Brass Sun this week. That last panel on ABC was very nicely done.

Why is it a week to wait till the next prog? WHY?!?

2000AD is on such a high, it really is. Well done to everyone involved.


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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #24 on: 24 November, 2012, 10:38:30 PM »
I can honestly say the post 1800 run beats anything from the eighties that is deemed "classic". No joke.

What even more astounding is that this is on the back of Day Of Chaos and all the awesomeness that went with that. This actually beats that, and I'm frankly amazed.

Plus John Wagner's not involved...I believe after DoC he uttered words to the effect of "let's see where the other writers go with this"...now we know the answer to that one.

I can't praise too highly everyone who's been involved in these recent progs. Even ABS Warriors has been largely a joy, and I'm not its biggest fan if I'm honest.
Need to mention Brass Sun, although it did tail off a bit at the end it has been a truly fascinating and beautifully presented series and it was up against probably the strongest line up in decades so it had a tough job.

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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #25 on: 24 November, 2012, 10:40:08 PM »
That last panel on ABC was very nicely done.

That entire two page spread is wonderful. The dialogue flows well and the whole composition leads to that silhouette. For all my complaints about Mills' storytelling, it's worth it for moments like that. I think the series overall could have done with less waffle before the flashback but I'm pleased it finally answered the question none of the characters had needed to ask. I really need to get my hands on some early ABCs now so I can read what came before.

Also, what scrotnig said.
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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #26 on: 25 November, 2012, 10:06:48 AM »
Having read it again I'm wondering if Bachmanns speech via radio to Hershey is meant to mimic the current economic situation we're in at the moment. She tells Hershey that spending billions to prop up an outdated 21st century societal model is never going to work, what's needed is a complete game change . Even if it wasn't deliberate, it's creepily close to whats going on in many countries at the moment, effectively keeping society on life-support with money in the hope that things will get better even though you haven't actually changed anything.

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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #27 on: 25 November, 2012, 07:02:36 PM »
Did ANYONE in Cal-Hab District get their prog delivered yesterday?????  :-(

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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #28 on: 25 November, 2012, 10:54:07 PM »
Hang on in there! It WILL arrive! And it will bring the awesome!
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Re: Prog 1811 Moonshot!
« Reply #29 on: 26 November, 2012, 03:14:02 AM »
Did ANYONE in Cal-Hab District get their prog delivered yesterday?????  :-(

Yep. It landed in Perthshire just fine.
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