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Re: Meg 382 - Life in the Big City
« Reply #15 on: 13 March, 2017, 08:37:15 am »
The 3riller floppy was good this month. These can sometimes be a bit uneven, but they were were all enjoyable and complete stories in their own right.

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Re: Meg 382 - Life in the Big City
« Reply #16 on: 13 March, 2017, 11:02:00 am »
Ironically, considering my reservations about the Prog these days the Meg provides exactly what I want.

All stories are crisp and the monthly format seems to steer writers towards concisenessin their storytelling.

Recent offerings such as Angelic, Lawless and Anderson are prime examples of what 2000AD used to be all about with neat, self contained arcs which actually work even in monthly doses often better than the weekly.

Absolutely loving everything about the Meg at the moment, possibly the best it has ever been. Even the floppy adds to the mix; great to finish the VCs and enjoying the 3hrillers.

Only downside with the Meg is that these stories are harder to collect in trades which I tend to prefer retrospectively over wading through Megs/Progs.

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Re: Meg 382 - Life in the Big City
« Reply #17 on: 13 March, 2017, 11:19:46 am »
Yeah, this month's Meg was one of the best ever - a super solid line-up and the promse of more greatness to come.

Kim Raymond was impressively generous about the kicking his old Dredd strips got/get*, not least from Alan Grant. I had never noticed before but he explians how much he's indepbted to Ron Smith and looking back less cartoony approach.

*Personally I've always liked it, but that doesn't mean much because I basically like everything.

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Re: Meg 382 - Life in the Big City
« Reply #18 on: 13 March, 2017, 03:38:24 pm »
Ironically, considering my reservations about the Prog these days the Meg provides exactly what I want.

All stories are crisp and the monthly format seems to steer writers towards concisenessin their storytelling.

Recent offerings such as Angelic, Lawless and Anderson are prime examples of what 2000AD used to be all about with neat, self contained arcs which actually work even in monthly doses often better than the weekly.

Absolutely loving everything about the Meg at the moment, possibly the best it has ever been. Even the floppy adds to the mix; great to finish the VCs and enjoying the 3hrillers.

Only downside with the Meg is that these stories are harder to collect in trades which I tend to prefer retrospectively over wading through Megs/Progs.

This ^^^ and to say I loved the Dredd
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Re: Meg 382 - Life in the Big City
« Reply #19 on: 14 March, 2017, 09:04:53 am »
I also really enjoyed the Megazine - well worth the money
and as ever Lawless keeps storming on .... a great read

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Re: Meg 382 - Life in the Big City
« Reply #20 on: 15 March, 2017, 12:29:22 am »
Yes. Six episodes, by John Wagner and John McCrea.

I liked the Dredd one-off, that was good.

I wouldn't mind seeing Kim Raymond come back to work on a new story.

A big fan of McCrea's work and a pairing with Wagner sounds irresistible!

Can't wait!  :) 

Good year to be a McCrea fan - looking forward to the IDW Dredd Werewolf story (saw the pages at the 40th, trying to take in the artwork without paying attention to the unlettered story).

Yeah, that IDW werewolf story looks like it's going to be a lot of fun and a fitting tribute to Steve Dillon's work!
Can't wait!  :)

I'd like to see a Kim Raymond story as well - though that job at Disney and the watercolour painting must take up a fair chunk of time!

I try to keep away from buying reprints of things I already own, but I'm going to make an exception for the Cry of the Werewolf - all those pin-ups, pairing it with the new story and the contribution to the charity have all swayed me.

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Re: Meg 382 - Life in the Big City
« Reply #21 on: 15 March, 2017, 03:36:02 pm »
Oh never mind all that interesting stuff, I get a namecheck, three times on the first page first panel!

Ha!take that Butt'man!
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Re: Meg 382 - Life in the Big City
« Reply #22 on: 16 March, 2017, 09:53:30 am »
Big thumbs up from me too. A bad day yesterday with a genuine lift coming by way of a firing on all cylinders meg.

Not one single gripe regarding content-genuine thrill power on all fronts.

Ta big Tharg.

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Re: Meg 382 - Life in the Big City
« Reply #23 on: 17 March, 2017, 09:03:49 pm »
No denying the Meg is on fine, fine form at the moment. Almost as strong as the Prog, if not on a par.

The Dredd is a fantastic neat and indulgent in all the right ways one off. Havn makes an enigmatic start, left me with a few questions, but for an opener that's not a bad thing and there's no denying it looked great. Anderson provide another fine episode.

Its almost a relief that Lawless isn't quite as good as it been of late, don't get me wrong its still absolutely fantastic and the best thing in any comics anywhere right now BUT the fact its not quite as good as its been of late at least tells us that DanAbnett has not been making deal with horny beardo at the crossroads.

All this and a smackin' cover, some great text articles and we have a Meg that rivals the Prog which at the moment is quite something!

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Re: Meg 382 - Life in the Big City
« Reply #24 on: 18 March, 2017, 05:59:38 am »
HAVN looks interesting but something about it reminds me of an old Dredd story which I'm going to put a spoiler tag on just in case my musings are correct - Crusade!

Great Meg, long may it continue!

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