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2000AD: The Galaxy's Greatest Comic Thread


#1481

Love it or not, Judge Dredd had a few very good random moments, albeit very few.

But that damn helmet off: :frowning_face:


#1482

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/SPE1702

Details on the end of year prog’s line up


#1483

Looks like a strong lineup coming, 2 classic Pat Mills strips, Bad Company and Brass Sun.


#1484

Just arrived


#1485

Ah! that will be the parcel I missed on Saturday! I was a bit baffled, couldn’t remember what I had ordered that was “too big for my letterbox” :smiley:


#1486

Note to Bobby: You will be reading Nikolai Dante. Do not forget this, it’s very important.


#1487

I’ve read the whole saga three times (once in progs as it came out and twice in rebellion trades) but once more can’t hurt!


#1488

Ive been finished the latest prog, which clears the decks for the bumper Xmas 2061.

The thargs 3hriller, which has run for the last 3 issues, is easily the best 3hriller I’ve read over the years.
the house of gilded peak by **Eddie Robson & Steven Austin ** puts me in mind of something maybe steve moore would have done.
It was really well thought out and although there’s quite a bit too it, it doesn’t fall into the trap that some of the newbies have been falling into recently of making it too complicated to read and not well written enough to merit extra time spent by the reader to figure things out.

Great job and the story telling by the artist was good as well - his style is very similar to Leigh Gallagher’s, which is certainly no bad thing.


#1489

This just arrived. I am so behind as I now have 24 unread progs plus this beast to get through. I have decided to go back and do a complete 2017 read. The Mrs and kid are away tomorrow so I’ll try and do it all in one day.


#1490

Don’t rush through it, you want to be careful consuming all that thrill-power in one day…


#1491

I think I’ll do this too. I found some of the strips just don’t work in the 5/6 pages-per-week form (Slaine, Indigo Prime, etc.) like in the good old days, and may benefit from contiguous reading.


#1492

Flicking thru the bumper Xmas prog…

So this


Is fucking massive…

One of my favourite comic book characters of all time

So excited - I just hope Baillie does him justice.


#1493

And again this

Is totally feeding my nostalgia weakness


#1494

This month’s Ultimate Collection deliveries:

#2 Judge Dredd “Return of the King”, which looks like a collection of stories I’ve not read before from Ezquerra and various writers.

#20 Nemesis the Warlock volume 2, which sounds like something I have read (the “Ion Duke” story) and was probably the first time I saw Bryan Talbot’s art.

The free gift is a 2-disc DVD documentary called “Future Shock”. I can remember it being talked about here, but can’t remember if it was well regarded or not.


#1495

It’s good. The behind the scenes stuff is always quite a lot of fun with 2000ad as most of the creators don’t seem to give a toss about whether they may offend someone.


#1496

You’ll love it, it’s superb - Pat Mills is very fun to listen to, but David Bishop is surprisingly up-front that yes, he was an arse to a lot of people.

I recommend the book too, whatever version you buy.


#1497

Pat Mills amazes me. He’s not far off 70 years old and he has as much enthusiasm as ever and keeps churning out the work (which is better than the stuff he was putting out 20 years ago).


#1498

It’s brilliant David. I think you will really enjoy it.


#1499

He’s a brilliant character as well. So forthright and confident in his own opinions and as you’ve touched on, doesn’t give a fuck who he offends.
It’s refreshing as such personalities are becoming less common with each generation that passes.


#1500

He’s very consistent with it on his left wing ideals. He’ll forever have a go at the bosses (editors and publishers) but he defends and backs his artists to the hilt every time.

I was just trying to think if there’s another creator of his era as productive as he is. I think most, quite understandably by the way, enter a level of semi retirement. Wagner does his bits on Dredd and SD but seems happy in the pub most of the time from his recent interview. In the US there are still 1970s era creators working like Gerry Conway but not with the same huge level of output.