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General / Re: Something Rogue Troopery in the offing?
« Last post by JaHawkDroid on Today at 01:06:33 am »
Just been watching some gameplay from the original and now I am ridiculously excited to pick this up...
Film & TV / Re: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
« Last post by The Legendary Shark on Today at 12:01:46 am »
The thing about Captain America, for me, is that the modern films have taken everything I hated about the character as a nipper (stupid name, propagandistic nature) and, by acknowledging the basic stupidity of those ideas and the way they were basically foisted on him and turned them into strengths. I love the modern incarnation of a man out of his time, struggling to stick to old-fashioned values in a "f*ck you" modern age.

As a youngster I much preferred Spider-Man or Batman but now Cap is my favourite superhero with Wolverine a close second. (In my head I have a cover image of Cap's shield with three Wolverine claw scars on it - but this is such an obvious idea that it must already exist.)

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« Last post by The Legendary Shark on 24 March, 2017, 11:31:14 pm »
Complete change of pace - just starting S01E03 of Ash vs. Evil Dead. How is it so far?


Film & TV / Re: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
« Last post by blackmocco on 24 March, 2017, 11:22:36 pm »
Hope they have replaced him with massive Peter Fonda posters....

Some panels remain.

Good fucking hamburger. That is all.
Other Reviews / Re: Mega(zin) marathon
« Last post by Dog Deever 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.
Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« Last post by JayzusB.Christ on 24 March, 2017, 11:12:44 pm »
I wonder how a President who has spent his life surrounded by yes-men is feeling after this latest NO? 
News / Re: 40th Anniversary Prog
« Last post by JUDGE BURNS on 24 March, 2017, 11:03:26 pm »
I have already pre-ordered my copy :-)
General / Re: Your Favorite Prog Covers!
« Last post by Dog Deever 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.
General / Re: Your Favorite Prog Covers!
« Last post by Andy Lambert on 24 March, 2017, 10:51:53 pm »
This is another cover that caught my eye during my 'wilderness years', convincing me to buy it...

General / Re: Your Favorite Prog Covers!
« Last post by Andy Lambert on 24 March, 2017, 10:42:29 pm »
I look at the cover of Prog 1508 and all I can see is Ozzy Osbourne... I can even hear him shouting "SHARON!"

Excellent choices there, Colin - definitely some I would have chosen myself.

I'm going to submit a cover that really caught my eye when it was in the shops. I had stopped reading 2000ad for some time, but I saw this and it really made me curious to see what it was all about inside, so I bought it right there and then.
That's the purpose of a good cover, and it certainly succeeded where I was concerned...

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