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Messages - Dog Deever

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Not hard, he hates us all. ;)

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I'm in.


Okay- sorry lads, I'll have to cancel as I'm skint and you're all too far away. Job done, all in one sitting.
 :lol:

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General / Re: Famous People as Zenith Superhumans
« on: 27 March, 2017, 09:44:36 pm »
yeah, looking at that seizing the fire site, the pic there doesn't look much like Captain Sensible at all- other than shades 'n' beret. Way too serious looking. Can't remember seeing many pics of Sensible being all grim, quite the reverse. Kind of looks a bit like Warhol in a beret.

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General / Re: Famous People as Zenith Superhumans
« on: 27 March, 2017, 06:56:07 pm »
Hmmm, don't think Captain Sensible has ever played drums. IIRC, he started out as bassist for The Damned, moved over to guitar and has played a bit of keyboards, so the 'Dr Beat/ Captain Sensible/ because he's a drummer' doesn't fit, though Dr Beat's look may well still be based on the Captain.

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General / Re: Brigand Doom? Any fans?
« on: 27 March, 2017, 06:44:26 pm »
Yeah, this series is ripe for a revisit in today's political clinate, which does have this narrative going of a rich few exploiting an unhappy many, with all too many people putting their heads down and just living through it, without knowing who to believe. As others ahve said, the original sort of lost its ay as it went on, largely because it had too many unanswered questions about who Doom was, and how he had so much power to know who was corrupt, and to stop them. The idea that society itself got fed up and conjured this psychic being is actually rather tasty, certainly has more potential than the zombie/vampire bits.

Hmmm, not sure I really care who Doom was and how he got his power- having it all explained and laid out would kind of ruin his mystique; or me, it's not really important.

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General / Re: MARCH ART COMP - VOTING THREAD
« on: 27 March, 2017, 06:30:54 pm »
1st- MikeD
2nd- Uwe De Witt
3rd- Alan Byrom- (Deadlock)

HM- Anthony Coppin, Leigh S, Flip-r

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/specials

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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.

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General / Re: MARCH ART COMP - THE OCCULT
« 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.

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Hah - it was even Dog saying it!

I Know right! Strange quincyquonce...
 :lol:


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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.

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