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Prog / Prog 2025 - The Road to Hell
« on: 01 April, 2017, 03:25:46 pm »
All relax, as you were, nothing to see here.

It may be 1st April bit Tharg ain't foolin' with the thrillpower, we continue on simply excellent form.

Dredd builds in the direction I was expecting, very, very well. Its great stuff and the question we have is were does it go from here. Its predictable, up to now but excellent.

Brink is just plain excellent, a story built quite fantastically on a conversation of the week basis and this one's just a doozy. Soomehow, almost imperspectively the tension is building and I adore this series.

Scarlet Traces is pulling a similar trick, its apparatus are more obvious but the tension its slowly building is great and there a Doctor Whoesque cliffhanger this week.

Future Shock does feel a little too familar which isn't a good thing in this type of story but its done effectively enough and ya know Steve Yeowell so this one is just about a pass.

Deadworld still continues to defy my expectations by being superb. Well done that expectation defying creative team.

Advert at the back is for the return of Defoe a strip I've never really warmed to BUT with Colin MacNeill taking over art I'm rather looking forward to seeing now he affects the feel of the strip.

All good Tharg you carry on old boy, you carry on.

General / John Higgins on BBC Breakfast
« on: 31 March, 2017, 09:06:27 am »
He's just about to come on to discuss his exhibition in Liverpool (I think). If you use watch again its around 9.06am (random day off work well timed for me!)

Prog / Prog 2024 - Meet Harvey
« on: 25 March, 2017, 01:58:01 pm »
That's the Prog you've been looking for.

As I suspected last week the Prog reachs almost as high as the last run. The new Dredd story Harvey has a solid and enjoyable opener. Dredd plays his cynical role and Hershay asks him to give things a try. Intrigued to see where this goes.

Brink has a blinding episode, the exchange between 'Fil' and Kurtis just sings. Its like the previous series already. Just devine comics.

A great little Future Shock, always great to see Nick Dyer in the Prog.

Scarlet Traces has a cracking and thrilling episode with more great character exchanges .

Deadworld also continues to defy my expectation by being fantastic.

This is all just great stuff. Thanks Tharg.

General / Tales of random kindness
« on: 13 March, 2017, 04:07:49 pm »
So Mr Moffatt is the 'Buildin' Supervisor' at my sons school here in Sheffield. I've known him for a few years now as it was also my daughters school before that. Some how, and I assume it was something to do with a t-shirt I've been wearing or similar, we got to talking about 2000ad and it transpires that he's a big 2000ad fan. Full set, always got it that sort of thing. So when we see each other, if we have time we briefly chew the fat about the Galaxy's Greatest. He's a very nice man.

Anyway had one of those random end of holiday years days off today, as it was my wife's birthday yesterday. So I collected the kids. Mr Moffatt was stood by the doors as a chaos* of kids and parents tried the navigate the anarky of pick up time. We nodded hellos and he noted my 'I am Mekon' t-shirt and then said - oh I've got something for you.

'Oh really'

'Yeah you don't have the first few issues of 2000ad do you.' - we've discussed our respective collections.

'No, not yet, one day'

'Right I'll just nip home to get something, don't go before I'm back.' Mr Moffatt lives on site so no problem.

Get the maruding herbert that is my son after a day in reception and as we're collecting his coat Mr Moffatt comes back and lo and behold hands me pretty damned decent copies of issues 3 and 4. A little taken aback I stammer that I can't possibly accept them for nowt. He smiles and explains that he's just taken all his duplicates to a charity shop and missed these and remembered I'd like them.

How cool is Mr Moffatt! Very bloody cool that's how cool. So yeah just racking my noggin now to think what I can exchange. I wonder if he'd like the 40th print I have sitting around doing nowt... maybe my copy of Underbelly I have on my too sell pile... I'll think of something.

Anyway Mr Moffatt doesn't hang round these parts - I don't think - but I just wanted you all to know what a ghafflebette squaxx he is.

*I think that's the correct collective noun for this gathering

Classifieds / 40th Anniversary Prints - possible swaps
« on: 13 February, 2017, 08:54:39 pm »
Well while the print I've got from the 40th Bash is pretty lovely I'm not sure I'll put it up and was wondering what the other ones offered where and if anyone would like to do a swap? I got this one (with thanks to Geek Press for the image)

and was wondering if anyone fancied an exchange?

Prog / Prog 2017 - Bursting through the thrill-barrier!
« on: 04 February, 2017, 02:28:57 pm »
The Prog is just on blistering form. A fun and very effective Future Shock takes over from the weakest strip in the current run and that aside we're as you were really.

Dredd superb, Kingmaker supereme, The Order superdoper.

Kingdom get thrill of the week mind though, its such a GREAT thrill and this week shows that its still got twists and turns up its sleeve to suprise and delight. Just a great ending (to the episode).

Oh lovely cover to.

Really when the Prog is this good there's just not much to say here. Massive well done to all involved.

Help! / Just testing
« on: 18 December, 2016, 10:26:29 am »
Hi folks,

Just testing as I'm shifting my images used here to Photobucket as previously I'd been perfectly happy using Google Photos but that's becoming increasingly difficult to post as an image here. So I'm just checking I can use Photobucket okay before my calendar entry later in the week.

If you can see the image below and fancy telling me its okay that'd be nice - otherwise nothing to see here.

Prog / Prog 2003 - On the warpath!
« on: 15 October, 2016, 11:53:08 am »
Another nice solid Prog. Dredd ends, shame it was so brief but its a good solid story, well told so no real complaints. Really enjoyed that one. Williams continues with another story next Prog joined by Mr Flint so ABSOLUTELY NO complaints.

Flesh continues to be a little light, but entertaining. Mr Mills seems to be setting up some more anti-science stuff but at least the shelves are filled this time.

Hunted shifts focus a little this week so we still await more from the Traitor General himself but its all fun.

Savage kicks up a gear with some clumsy foreshadowing (I'm predicting) from Mills, what will Nika do by the end of the story I wonder. Bill get a rebuke and some baddies to fight. Good fun all in all.

Counterfeit Girl continues to be brilliant and a little dazzling. Loving this.

So yeah all in all a very good Prog. Liking this new line-up, might not be perfect but its got a good variety to it.

General / 40th Birthday Prog to be a Special alongside regular Prog
« on: 28 September, 2016, 08:33:29 pm »
Just stumbled across an interview with Matt Smith in Hollywood Report. So far, so nice little interview. Then I hit the last question and got...

I've already planned out the birthday issue — it'll be separate to the weekly, a 48-page special that'll come out 1 March alongside that week's prog. Characters and writers/artists are being assembled as we speak. Needless to say, I've got to make this one even better!


Edited to add linkie to article


General / John Higgins -Royal Mail stamps
« on: 02 September, 2016, 10:47:21 am »
John Higgins has drawn some stamps commemorating the Great Fire of London. See more here.


Books & Comics / New CBR redesign
« on: 25 August, 2016, 05:42:39 pm »
Well that happened.

I was already losing interest in CBR, the odd thing did come up and it was the home of a couple of great related Blogs like Comics Should be Good. They have however gone for a re-design and ... well... wow...

have a look see what you think.


General / John Wagner interview over at Bleeding Cool...
« on: 29 July, 2016, 09:23:07 pm »
... with very Bleeding Cool click bait headline which you can take with apinch of salt.


Books & Comics / Ouch - Post Bexit price hike.
« on: 28 July, 2016, 06:32:10 pm »
Well the tumbling pound post Bexit has hit the comics distribution monopoly of Diamond. My LMS has sent a message today detailing the pricr hike they are passing down.

A $2.99 comic will cost £2.65

A $3.99 comic will cost £3.45

Now I know Bexit will have far more important and damaging impact, but you know GULP!

Books & Comics / Hookjaw by Si Spurrier and...
« on: 23 July, 2016, 09:08:49 am »
Wow how did I miss this. ANYWAY sometimes the news is so good that simply putting it into 'Comics I'm excited about...' will not contain a nerdgasm of the seismic proportions that I'm heading to.

This is one such time.

Not only are we getting new Hookjaw (5 issue mini from Titan)...


With art by the very lovely CONOR BOYLE once of these pastures, for whom I couldn't be happier.

How bloody excellent is that!

more here


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