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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:01 am

So, will you bother seeing the film?

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:38 am

I suspect I'll check it out just to see how bad it is...

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:40 am

"Just to see how bad it is." Yeah, right Razz

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by MLP* on Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:59 am

Slightly disappointed that after a year of build up Chaos Day was over and done with in about three progs.
It looked like they were building up to a storyline that would involve PJ Maybe and the Dark Judges but I guess that's being left on the back burner for now.
Still, in Wagner we trust, I'm sure he knows what he's doing !

Elsewhere, enjoying Durham Red and the new 3riller looks interesting too.

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by tony ingram on Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:06 am

It's nice to see Red back where she belongs rather than off Grud knows where being some sort of Messiah. I guess all that stuff is now out of continuity, just like Strontium Dogs...

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by Lucy McGough on Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:22 pm

The Dredd movie is "Rated R for strong bloody violence, language, drug use and some sexual content." So it's not all bad!

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by tony ingram on Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:43 am

Sounds like a feelgood movie... Very Happy

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by Lucy McGough on Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:52 am

I'm glad it's got language in it. My mime interpretation skills aren't what they should be.

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by MLP* on Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:04 pm

Prog 1800

Somewhat gratuitous T&A shot of Anderson on the cover, particularly as she does not appear inside !

Great back cover art by Chris Weston who also does a great job on Dredd. The Dan-E Cannon swipe was quite fun. Smile

Rest of the prog pretty underwhelming.

Meg 323

I can kind of see the logic of the Ratfink reprint but it just seems far too recent to me. Surely the vast majority of Meg readers are long term so something this recent is only really going to be of use to any newbies who happen to pick it up because of the movie.

Otherwise a decent issue of the Meg including three Dredd strips (albeit one is based on the new film) plus Anderson.

Snapshot is one of their better creator owned strips. Hasn't outstayed its welcome like Numbercruncher did.

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by tony ingram on Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:08 pm

Saw the new Dredd movie this week. Very well shot, Urban makes a great Dredd, but I can't help feeling MC1 was better realized in the 1995 version, and it really could have done with a touch of humour...

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by Liz R on Wed May 01, 2013 10:55 am

Excuse me while I try to recover from spontaneously imagining Inspector Clouseau shouting "Ah am the leur!"

OK, I'm better now.

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by tony ingram on Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:32 pm

Happy 37th birthday to 2000AD, this week!  

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by MajorHoy on Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:52 pm

tony ingram wrote:Happy 37th birthday to 2000AD, this week!  
Shouldn't it have had a reboot by now so all the characters could start over from scratch and pick up the storylines five years into their adventures without any explanation of what happened?

Maybe they could have Geoff Johns write a mega-crossover event to introduce the changes?

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:07 pm

Go drokk yourself Razz

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:22 am

They did try to reboot Rogue Trooper and Robo-Hunter, once. Neither worked, and in both cases the original version was later restored.

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:01 am

This is why Mark Millar doesn't have a page on our wiki. He is persona non grata.

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:08 am

Lucy McGough wrote:This is why Mark Millar doesn't have a page on our wiki. He is persona non grata.
Actually, it's because I can't bring myself to write one.

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:10 am

I'll do it.

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:40 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:I'll do it.
If you've gone this long without one, . . .

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:54 pm

MajorHoy wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:I'll do it.
If you've gone this long without one, . . .
http://britishcomics.wikia.com/wiki/Mark_Millar

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:59 pm

I did that.

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:27 pm



Is it just me, or does he look like he might have had a beer or three?

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:32 pm

Good point! Very Happy

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by tony ingram on Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:39 pm

He looks more like he's had a lobotomy. Which would explain his writing.

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:27 pm

I can't see a lobotomy scar.

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:54 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:I can't see a lobotomy scar.
Maybe it's under the toupee?

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:10 pm

Ouch!

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by MajorHoy on Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:49 am

tony ingram wrote:He looks more like he's had a lobotomy. Which would explain his writing.
Who was the wise sage who said: "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy"?

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by tony ingram on Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:51 am

MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:He looks more like he's had a lobotomy. Which would explain his writing.
Who was the wise sage who said:  "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy"?
I don't know, but I concur.

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by Lucy McGough on Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:24 am

Not a hard choice, is it? I'd rather have a double leg amputation then a frontal lobotomy. Forgive the pun, but it's a no-brainer.

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Post by MajorHoy on Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:45 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Not a hard choice, is it? I'd rather have a double leg amputation then a frontal lobotomy. Forgive the pun, but it's a no-brainer.
Well, if you had the frontal lobotomy, you might not notice the double leg amputation (which is one type of a double I'll pass on).

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:50 am

But if I had a frontal lobotomy I wouldn't be able to read Tess of the D'Urbervilles Sad

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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:25 am

Lucy McGough wrote:But if I had a frontal lobotomy I wouldn't be able to read Tess of the D'Urbervilles Sad
I didn't really ever get into Hardy . . . I may have read Far from the Madding Crowd, and I think I was suppose to read Return of the Native in high school English, but probably faked that. (I faked most of the stuff I was suppose to read in high school.)

I like Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and Jane Austen, though . . . also read some Thackeray.

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by tony ingram on Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:02 am

I always found Hardy incredibly boring.
I didn't like Laurel much, either.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:02 am

MajorHoy wrote:I didn't really ever get into Hardy . . . I may have read Far from the Madding Crowd, and I think I was suppose to read Return of the Native in high school English, but probably faked that. (I faked most of the stuff I was suppose to read in high school.)

I like Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and Jane Austen, though . . . also read some Thackeray.
I've only read Vanity Fair. Anything else by him you'd recommend? And I'd like to get into Trollope but I have no idea where to start.

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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:46 pm

Lucy McGough wrote: . . . And I'd like to get into Trollope but I have no idea where to start.
With Trollope, the easiest way to start is The Warden, the first of the books in what is referred to as "Chronicles of Barsetshire". It's a bit light and fluffy . . . no murders or anything like that. After that comes the second book, Barchester Towers.

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:01 pm

Thanks, I'll give it a whirl.

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by tony ingram on Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:03 pm

I like trollops, too!

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:36 pm

Tony!!!

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by MajorHoy on Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:29 am

Lucy McGough wrote:
tony ingram wrote:I like trollops, too!
Tony!!!
And yet you didn't complain about
tony ingram wrote:I always found Hardy incredibly boring.
I didn't like Laurel much, either.

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by tony ingram on Mon May 11, 2015 9:29 am

So, did anyone else catch the unexpected return of Harry Twenty in this years Free Comic Book Day edition?

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by Sam_Vimes on Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:15 pm

My wife and kids got me "Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 01" for Father's Day this year and I've already finished it. It's great stuff. I'll probably just get the rest for myself, because I'm not waiting another year for book 2.

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:17 pm

Can't beat the classics-although I personally think Dredd is going through another very good period right now in the current issues.

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Re: The all purpose 2000AD thread

Post by Sam_Vimes on Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:21 pm

tony ingram wrote:Can't beat the classics-although I personally think Dredd is going through another very good period right now in the current issues.

Yeah, I tried to get some of those, but all my comic book store had were these ones by IDW that didn't seem quite... right, somehow. They don't carry 2000AD except on Free Comic Book Day, so I don't know if the IDW ones are reprints or non-canon oddities like the DC series or WHAT.

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:50 pm

Non canon oddities like the DC ones, I'm afraid.

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