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General / Re: Brigand Doom? Any fans?
« on: 26 March, 2017, 09:51:03 pm »
I really liked the juxtaposition of the supernatural stuff with the near future/ modern-noir feel. For me, it was kind of what give it an edge I liked and would like to have seen explored a bit. It looked like it was going to be really cool and then kind of just didn't be.

General / Re: Brigand Doom? Any fans?
« on: 25 March, 2017, 09:46:33 pm »
As with others, the first series was great, the art superb but it didn't seem to live up to hopes and I stuggle to remember where it went. Overall I liked it, but wanted to like it more than I did.

Other Reviews / Re: Mega(zin) marathon
« on: 25 March, 2017, 02:35:21 pm »
WW2 vampire lovers, excuse a little plug for Zarjaz... this issue has a Fiends of the Eastern Front tale in it and though I haven't seen the finished thing, I have read the scripts and, well... it's zarjaz.

Other Reviews / Re: Mega(zin) marathon
« on: 24 March, 2017, 11:18:02 pm »
There is a new Fiends of the Eastern Fronts series by David Bishop.Should I be worried? :-\

I don't know what the Hive Mind feeling is, but I liked the Bishop/MacNeil entries into the Fiends canon. Some top quality art from Colin (although we need to gloss over some apocalyptically awful lettering) and the writing is a thoughtful expansion of the Fiends universe. I wish I'd made the effort to track down Bish-Op's Fiends novels, TBH.

Agreed- I enjoyed the Meg follow up too, don't see what's 'wrong' with it at all.

General / Re: Your Favorite Prog Covers!
« on: 24 March, 2017, 11:03:13 pm »
It appeared in Extremes 26, 27 and 28

All of which are available from Tharg's shop for a mere £2.99 apiece.

Have to say I read this recently and while it starts off fine it doesn't hold up for too long.

I suppose, the lesson from t'other thread about bad stories is that it's all subjective really. The violence builds to a crescendo throughout, along with the body count. There are some interesting theme's around the expendability of even the greatest players- all churned up for the greed of the profiteers, their death and maiming eagerly and callously consumed for 'entertainment' by those who call themselves fans.

There's something of the original 'Rollerball' film in it that pisses all over the tedious football strips of the day (you know, the pedestrian crap that was in pretty much every other dull comic around that era, with endless pictures of balls pinging around between tiny figures which never had a hope of recreating the drama and tension of real football games). Money, drugs, violence, murder, corruption, vengeance and vendetta, it had it by the spade load.

Though I can see why some might feel the arc with the Mother Vlad's Vampires team is silly, why should 'realism' matter in a scifi-fantasy-action strip any more than Harry (fucking) Potter or Batman (as if there isn't anything utterly ridiculous about either of those)?
I can suspend my disbelief for a rollicking good yarn and a tall-tale is as good as any other (for me). Love it- action, ideas and larger than life characters- many of them utterly psychotic, even Tallon's own team is full of unlikable bastards who initially despise him and fear he is using them in his quest for revenge, which he is. Thought-provoking subtexts and some pretty atmospheric art from Mike White, as well as a great run on 'season 2' with the Jensen Gang from Steve Dillon.

« on: 24 March, 2017, 08:18:35 pm »
I think I prefer your Nemesis in black and white, Filippo...

yeah- it's almost like the skull of the arch-deviant after he has been cleansed and purified.

Hah - it was even Dog saying it!

I Know right! Strange quincyquonce...

General / Re: Your Favorite Prog Covers!
« on: 24 March, 2017, 05:06:24 pm »
I really liked Mean Arena (the classic one, totally in agreement about the 're-imagining' DDD!)- was really stoked I got the Extreme Editions collection and I love that cover.

Just a little rough and tumble, Judge man.

Why does this phrase haunt me? :think:

Full Mental Jacket.

General / Re: Your Favorite Prog Covers!
« on: 24 March, 2017, 01:12:18 pm »

General / Re: Are there any really bad 2000ad strips?
« on: 24 March, 2017, 12:59:48 pm »
My last bought was 866, but last read was several issues before that. Came back at 1270- I thought I'd only been away around 4 years, but it was actually double that. I did get a lot of back issues I missed free off someone  nearer to the 1270 end of my missing progs, so I still have a huge gap after 866 that I'm not in any danger of attempting to fill it. Unless they're nearby and free, I am Scottish after all...

General / Re: Anyone prefer Finn over Slaine?
« on: 23 March, 2017, 04:11:58 pm »

General / Re: Are there any really bad 2000ad strips?
« on: 22 March, 2017, 05:17:50 pm »
I'm the guy who quite liked Bison, as it goes. No... really.

General / Re: Who are your top 2AD characters of all time?
« on: 22 March, 2017, 05:10:26 pm »

There's a whole slew of 'characters I like...Michael Ness

Maybe it's my memory, but who is he?

A supporting character in Caballistics Inc.

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