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Messages - Dark Jimbo

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General / Re: ABC Warriors Time line
« on: 24 April, 2017, 04:49:28 pm »
That third crossover is actually (currently) the last time we saw Johnny and the boys.

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General / Re: ABC Warriors Time line
« on: 24 April, 2017, 04:48:13 pm »
Where does this take place in Johnny's continuity? There's these two brothers in the story that are obviously clones (or have a strong family resemblance) to Stix from the old Strontium Dog stories, but I don't know where they came from or what the deal is with them.

The answers to all these questions are the obvious ones - right after the last Strontium Dog story!*

*Post Final-Solution death and later ressurection.

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General / Re: ABC Warriors Time line
« on: 24 April, 2017, 02:59:41 pm »
Judgement Day is the second meeting for both Dredd and Johnny.

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General / Re: Do the Rogue trooper tales of Nu earth....
« on: 24 April, 2017, 09:11:14 am »
On a related continuity note, have the return of Rogue Trooper (post-Friday progs) been collected, and what are the titles of those? Is the first one the Realpolitik collection from 2007? Or is that the ONLY one?

All the Realpolitik stuff plus a few extra stories is collected in ToNE 4 phonebook.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 April, 2017, 08:49:57 pm »
 :lol: Bravo, sir.

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 19 April, 2017, 09:33:58 pm »
Im making my way thru Abe Sapiens series...and its pretty boring.Just hanging around with a group of survivors and scavenging for supplies.Its like a low key Walking Dead.

Interminable stuff, I agree. I gave up after the Sacred Places Collection  (Vol 5?).

Vol 5 is the real low point, actually. You could actually skip it and miss very little. Vol 6 is not much better, but does at least cut hin loose from the dull supporting cast that Scott Allie's gathered around him, and resolves the zombie/cult plotline of the previous two books. Vol 7 is much improved, but other than Strobl's story finally going somewhere it's mainly another exercise in navel-gazing.

Vol 8, though... Vol 8 is brilliant. The journey may have been excruitiatingly dull, but the destination is a cracker. Exactly what I was hoping for when I first heard Abe was getting a solo series. Such a missed oppurtunity overall, though.

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General / Re: Did they really...
« on: 19 April, 2017, 08:01:29 pm »
Is the story really as bad as the summary makes it sound?

Your mileage of 'bad' depends on your general opinion of Al Ewing stories, really - it's pretty par for the course for one of his strips!

Can't say I was the biggest fan of Tempest though. Never quite clicked with me. Ewing kept his trademark wackiness to an absolute minimum for his Dredd work, as befits the established Wagnerian tone of the world - Tempest seemed to be a way for him to cut loose and do something a bit more Zombo-like within the confines of Dreddworld. Just not quite sure it worked.

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General / Re: ABC Warriors Time line
« on: 16 April, 2017, 11:41:05 am »
And back on the topic of the Volgan War again, does anyone have some theory (or better yet, an actual explanation from Pat Mills himself) about why the date of Hammerstein's involvement in the war was changed to 2083?

That certainly kicks things out of any possibility of being part of Judge Dredd's timeline...

Maybe that was the reason. Though a fun easter egg when these strips began, after forty years of development and evolution, the strips just really don't mesh together well as being part of the same continuity.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2026 - The Reeks Shall Not Inherit the Earth
« on: 13 April, 2017, 12:40:53 pm »
I'm still not over the fact Boots never returned.

Noooooo! Why did you re-open that wound?!  :'(

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General / Re: Art Competition Themes
« on: 13 April, 2017, 12:16:33 pm »
Oops, 2008, not 2009... so that's nearly TEN years! Maybe by celebration next year, you can offer the chance to return to past themes...? ;)

Hello? Is this thing on? It's actually been going since 2006 or 2007.

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General / Re: Art Competition Themes
« on: 13 April, 2017, 11:47:37 am »
Just wondered if it was possible to compile a list of past themes in one easy-to-access place so we can avoid repetition.

The comp's been going since about 2006 or 2007, so I wouldn't stress hugely about repeating a theme - it's almost a certainty by this point!

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 12 April, 2017, 01:46:03 pm »
Unless there's a set of characters you particularly don't get on with, I think a chronological read's the best way to do it. The world really evolves organically, and as you say there's an increasing amount of character crossover.

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 12 April, 2017, 12:42:28 pm »
Yup, Vimes and the Watch are my favourite Discworld story-focus, edging out even Granny and Tiffany Aching.

I'm a bit mystified by the reading of my teenage self. I read to roughly the halfway point of the series (book 18, 19?) but only read one Watch book and one Witches book! Cannot remember for the life of me if it was a conscious decision or not - but I loved the two Watch/Witch books I did read!

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General / Re: ABC Warriors Time line
« on: 12 April, 2017, 12:32:20 pm »
It does. I think he's just basing it on all the very long posts...

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 12 April, 2017, 12:19:32 pm »
My Discworld (re)read reaches Guards! Guards!

When I last read this series, as a teenager, I somehow contrived only to read one Watch book - and it was the second book, Men at Arms - so this was another completely new to me. Needless to say, a fantastic read. Eight books in and Pratchett just seems almost a different author to the man who penned the slightly messy Colour of Magic and its two faltering follow-ups. This is where Ankh-Morpork takes its place among the all-time great living, breathing fantasy cities.

My one real annoyance was that the utterly adorable 'Ankh-Morpork encounters Carrot Ironfounderson' plot is completely sidelined about a third of the way in by the more conventional 'Vimes versus the dragon' main plot. Carrot himself rapidly gets a little lost in the narrative, but then I know we'll get to see more of him in the next book, if nothing else. To be honest I could have stood to spend a lot more time with the Watch characters full-stop, one of the most genuinely likeable cop teams I've ever come across, but demands of the plot don't really allow it. Thankfully it's a great, great plot, rooted deeply in fantasy genre tropes but subverting them at every available turn - the big twist, where the dragon itself becomes King, is a barnstormer, and makes for a really thrilling and fascinating third act. Plus there's lots of Librarian, too, always a joy!

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