2000 AD Prog Slog

Monday, December 01, 2008

Prog 717

Thanks in part to the letters page now appearing after all the strips, I find myself reading less printed correspondence from the Squaxx Dek Thargo. I still, however read Tharg’s editorial and, I have to day, he seems to be losing touch with his readers increasingly with each passing week. Maybe Ig-Roid has taken the wind out of his sales now that he has been tasked with writing about droid appearances and sister publications leaving Tharg with little else to talk about.

This prog, Tharg rattles on about a rave organiser who has used, on occasion, the 2000 AD logo and, Grud forbid, the image of Roxilla on promotion for their events. Obviously, Tharg makes it clear that 2000 AD has absolutely nothing to do with them. He’ll be telling us next that those little tabs with Dredd’s face printed on them that were on sale there are unofficial as well.

I would like to suggest that the only people associated with 2000 AD who encountered this unofficial association were the current Tharg, the real Roxilla and, perhaps, script writer Alan McKenzie. Any readers who encountered it would have been old enough to understand that the use of the images was unofficial and any that did attend believing it to be real are stupid and we don’t want them associating with the rest of us anyway.

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  • Just want to draw your attention to the fact that Brigand Doom, beautifully and powerfully drawn by Dave D'Antiquis starting this prog would be the last black and white strip for a long time, enjoy it while you can!.

    By Blogger Derek, at 9:31 pm  

  • God, that I-GRoid stuff is embarrassing.

    As for Brigand Doom, I believe the terminology is 'decompressed storytelling'. An infection that would spread all over 2000ad until it became...well Toxic's obviously not the word, cos' Toxie was good.

    And, as an afterthought: 'Brigand Doom'...'Tyranny Rex'...'Armoured Gideon'. How many more plays-on-words can the Squaxx' handle?

    By Blogger Stavros, at 2:43 am  

  • By the way - that Rogue Trooper episode looks very like it's been coloured and touched-up by Ezquezerra. Last two pages.

    By Blogger Stavros, at 3:32 am  

  • Derek, the art on Domm is indeed brilliant.

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 5:49 pm  

  • Toxic was a funny one, Stavros. Foolishly, I seem to have got rid of my set sometime over the last decade or so...

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 5:50 pm  

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