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Prog 2016 - Texas Hold 'em!
« on: 28 January, 2017, 01:45:23 pm »
I take it, it's down to me again for the new Prog thread :)
Stunning cover by Alex Ronald.


All strips remain the same as last week with Henry Flint replacing Teirnen Trevallion as artist on Dredd. No letters page this week and a coming soon to the 2000AD 40th Anniversary Special teaser for Durham Red: The Judas Strain by Lauren Beukes, Dale Halversen & Carlos Ezquerra.

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Re: Prog 2016 - Texas Hold 'em!
« Reply #1 on: 28 January, 2017, 03:09:39 pm »
Tharg tells us that the 48-Page 40th Anniversary Special will be in addition to the prog.

Some of you will already know this, but I take it we will get a normal prog that week in February and then we will all (including subscribers) have to buy the Special as per a Sci-Fi or Winter Special?

I like both covers so, I think I'll be raiding the piggy bank.

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Re: Prog 2016 - Texas Hold 'em!
« Reply #2 on: 28 January, 2017, 03:25:48 pm »
Heh now here's a thing: when I read  "Henry Flint replacing Teirnen Trevallion as artist on Dredd" my immediate reaction was "oh poot!". Now obviously I quickly rallied and thought "but yay, Flint", but still shows how firmly TT has established himself in my subconscious with his Dredd that I would register the prospect of Flinty goodness with momentary disappointment...

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Re: Prog 2016 - Texas Hold 'em!
« Reply #3 on: 28 January, 2017, 05:59:49 pm »
Decent Proggage this week.

Dredd continues at a good pace, shame to see Trevallion gone, but gruddamn; Flint is never to be sniffed at. Hoping Flint is on for a few Progs at least.
Kingmaker continues to be quite great. Felt like a fairly slow episode, but that's bound to happen when playing the long game with a story like this.
Hope will be missed, but glad it's coming back sooner rather than later. Looking forward to more from this strip.
The Order is weird but I like it. Wyrm War One next Prog, so I presume things are about to heat up - cannot wait.
Kingdom - I like it. It doesn't blow me away, but I like it. I think it's a bit of a squib to end the Prog on each week, so I've taken to skipping Dredd, reading the prog through, and ending with Dredd.

In regards to the 40th Prog - Twitter account confirmed it's separate from Subs so has to be ordered independently.

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Re: Prog 2016 - Texas Hold 'em!
« Reply #4 on: 28 January, 2017, 09:08:56 pm »
Behind a fantastic cover by Alex Ronald - is it just me or is there something very Colin MacNeil about the colours in that image?  - the prog continues on quite sublime form. The weakest strip Hope for the Future is half decent and comes to a 'mid-season break' something we're mercifully spared these days more often than not. It would appear it'll be months before this is back and it ends on a decent cliffhanger.

Everything else is fantastic. Henry Flint more than makes up for Trevallion stepping aside on Dredd of course and it a fantastic fleet of foot epsiode of a story I'm really enjoying, though needs a sense of its punchline before too long or could feel as if its drifting.

Kingdom has a thrilling action packed episode so in keeping with this supreme thrill's style. The Order throws itself gloriously down the wyrmhole and continues to be in wonderland.

Kingmaker is still the class of the pack for me and given its quite the pack that's something a bit special. Loving this thrill.

Be interesting to see what we have to fill the gap Hope for the Future leaves us if the Prog gets any better it will be quite something indeed!

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Re: Prog 2016 - Texas Hold 'em!
« Reply #5 on: 28 January, 2017, 10:22:41 pm »
I'm presuming the 40th prog will be available at the 40th bash?  Otherwise, I shall order it...

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Re: Prog 2016 - Texas Hold 'em!
« Reply #6 on: 29 January, 2017, 09:14:33 am »
I'm presuming the 40th prog will be available at the 40th bash?  Otherwise, I shall order it...

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Re: Prog 2016 - Texas Hold 'em!
« Reply #7 on: 29 January, 2017, 10:13:59 am »
I'm presuming the 40th prog will be available at the 40th bash?  Otherwise, I shall order it...

I ordered without even thinking to ask this question. I hope it is; can always pick up an alternative cover

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Re: Prog 2016 - Texas Hold 'em!
« Reply #8 on: 29 January, 2017, 10:34:30 am »
Just had a thought, if we're all down in that there Lahndan for the 40th how are we going to get our subs copies on the Saturday morning, I won't get home until Monday evening :(

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Re: Prog 2016 - Texas Hold 'em!
« Reply #9 on: 29 January, 2017, 12:28:07 pm »
Behind a fantastic cover by Alex Ronald - is it just me or is there something very Colin MacNeil about the colours in that image?

Yes indeed. Love it!
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Re: Prog 2016 - Texas Hold 'em!
« Reply #10 on: 29 January, 2017, 01:07:08 pm »
I'm presuming the 40th prog will be available at the 40th bash?  Otherwise, I shall order it...

I ordered without even thinking to ask this question. I hope it is; can always pick up an alternative cover

I'm hoping there will be an exclusive con variant cover!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Prog 2016 - Texas Hold 'em!
« Reply #11 on: 29 January, 2017, 01:09:19 pm »
Do you think they might do one for the convention as well?   ::)

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Re: Prog 2016 - Texas Hold 'em!
« Reply #12 on: 29 January, 2017, 01:22:25 pm »
It's disappointing that Hope is taking a break just as the scene setting is complete and the story is starting to get going. Good prog, though.

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Re: Prog 2016 - Texas Hold 'em!
« Reply #13 on: 29 January, 2017, 03:12:56 pm »
Hope is the best new strip in ages; I hope (sorry) it's not too long before it returns.

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Re: Prog 2016 - Texas Hold 'em!
« Reply #14 on: 29 January, 2017, 05:05:22 pm »
Hope is the best new strip in ages; I hope (sorry) it's not too long before it returns.

Yeah, really enjoyed Hope, look forward to its return! :)