2000 AD Prog Slog

Monday, April 14, 2008

Prog 459

ITEM: Slaine, whilst squaring up against Grimnismal, has the protective ruins rubbed off his face by Elfric so that he ends this episode seeing the Dark God in all nine of his mind breaking dimensions. That's up/down, left/right, forward/back, time, gravity, paper, scissors, stone and Henry Kelly.

ITEM: In Judge Dredd Last Voyage of the Flying Dutchman, a sky boat has been hijacked by radical mutants determined to fly it into the Halls of Justice. Obviously, the mutants' plot has similarities to real life events in New York during 2001 and obviously, these similarities are nothing but coincidence. This is one of the symptoms of a post 911 world; terrorist plots of this type that appeared in genre fiction before September 2001 have a sadness associated with them when encountered after.

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  • Check out the last few pages of Tom Clancy's (otherwise very tedious) novel 'Debt of Honour' for the creepiest 9/11 prediction scenario of all. It's made even worse by the spooky blurb on the back : 'With an ending so simple yet unexpected that it makes you wonder why nobody's thought of it yet!'. They've wisely removed that bit from more recent editions though....

    By Blogger Tam, at 4:04 pm  

  • They keep it in print then, Tam? Some pre-911 fictitious terrorist plots are eerie in their similarity to real events.

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 5:54 pm  

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