2000 AD Prog Slog

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Prog 1128 20/01/99

Item: That’s more like it; Not Dan Abnett setting the comic’s tone by providing three stories but John Wagner doing it, this prog, with two. Wagner writes Judge Dredd, obviously, and new thrill The Balls Brothers. It’s too early for me to comment on The Balls Brothers just yet but the thought of John Wagner being the dominant script robot makes the comic feel more like 2000 AD to me.

Item: The sinister atmosphere in current Dredd story Scorpion Dance is so thick you could slice the end off and fry eggs in it. Wagner’s writing is menacing, mature and very effective. Or so I thought until I saw the cover to next week’s prog painted by Jason Brashill advertised on the back of this and reproduced here for your perusal. Painting DeMarco with her knockers pretty much out demonstrates to me either a limited reading ability or the sort of sexual disorder suffered by the drivers from On The Busses.

Item: Graeme Mitchell asks in the Input page if readers are getting shorter as WH Smiths has moved 2000 AD from the top to the middle shelf. Amusingly, Tharg replies, “/2000 AD/ isn’t a top shelf /comic/ - despite Bish-OP’s best efforts to the contrary.” If Tharg’s intention was for 2000 AD to be racked next to Loaded then he must be disappointed as my local WH Smiths has been racking it in the cult TV and film section for years. For me, the comic being associated with Starburst and SFX is worse than when it was with Viz because at least it’s a comic. Ideally, of course, it should be in the same section as The Beano, The Dandy and those Panini Marvel reprint comics, like it used to be in the good old days.

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  • That is a bad cover and a stain on Justice Departments photo files.

    One's gotta wonder is Mr Bish was getting much action himself too?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:13 pm  

  • I'm not Jason Brashill's biggest fan at the best of times but that cover is just so out of place and wrong its untrue. I like the way though her top is all but open her name badge steadfastly stays in place. At least this way we know its DeMarco and not Judge Genricmangaishboobytits as you might otherwise think?

    By Blogger Colin, at 8:32 am  

  • Well to be fair Demarco did get her tatty bojangos out a lot....

    Hell she pretty much wore nothing but a small piece of string in a later megazine story....

    By Blogger David page, at 1:26 pm  

  • hmm, granted De marco and most 2000ad female characters "get em out for the muties" alot, but rarely when it warrants it. It seems an art/sales thing rather than a plot device.

    I'm sure De marco would be on a charge for being out of uniform and not wearing her justice dept issue bra.

    But honestly, I just don't see Judges running around in skimpy underwear at any time, due to upbringing and training. Surely It would be support "big" pants and sports bras. phwoar!



    By Blogger OrLoK, at 3:48 pm  

  • And why does Anderson not age. That annoys me.

    By Blogger Victor Resistor, at 5:24 pm  

  • anderson just gets a shitty haircut instead. They should shave all female judges hair off so there isn't any kind of attraction going on. Give them wigs when out of uniform like say a mullet.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:44 pm  

  • don't knock the mullet.

    I sported a punk mullet for many years, saved at the sides, hair to my waist, receding hairline... it was all good.

    I coulda been an extra in the film.

    now i'm just receding.

    But, now i dress like an apocalptic german tank commander, so maybee i'll get a part in the new Dredd film?

    Or maybee I'll be the next Carl Mc Coy if they ever remake "Shock Trooper"

    (wasnt that the first strip to mention "Stratobats" over the cursed earth? )

    A great Future Shock

    eND OF Drunk post.



    By Blogger OrLoK, at 3:49 am  

  • I'd like to create a blog that was only updated whilst drunk and encouraged people to only post comments when drunk. Maybe I could do a blog on beer!

    By Blogger Victor Resistor, at 1:59 pm  

  • Rhino, he ,ust have been using tape to hold it all in place.

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 5:33 pm  

  • Colin, when a top's open like that, it doesn't matter who it is.

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 5:33 pm  

  • David, I think you're confusing her intimate moments with exhibitionism. She doesn't strut around the sector house in a state of undress.

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 5:35 pm  

  • OrLok. Pheor!!!!

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 5:35 pm  

  • I'm sure i've asked hat same question here, Victor. Dredd ages apparantly, but Anderson never does. What's that all about?

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 5:36 pm  

  • More drunk posts!

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 5:37 pm  

  • talking of drunk postds, i can't shut up about possibly the best blog title i seen so far......

    "Scrounging Cider Hidden Flagon"


    Now why wasn't that a 2000AD headline pun?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:07 pm  

  • Fantastic!

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 5:45 pm  

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