Prog 1118 04/11/98
Item: I know I’m writing about Slaine a lot recently but I’m really enjoying it at the moment. In Macha, he is denied the chance to take place in the chariot race in case it brings bad luck on the tribe. The only fun thing he is aloud to do is to sleep with newly married women on their wedding day. But even this doesn’t work out for Slaine. The first bride is unattractive and the second’s new husband objects. As a compromise, Cathbad the elderly druid sleeps between the pair. Okay, I accept that I’m not telling this very well, but I laughed out loud at this scene, which is something I haven’t done reading 2000 AD for a long time.
Item: The Quote of the Week has changed from featuring lines from forgettable, crappy little movies to actual thrills. I’ve even got a couple right recently. However, I still have this sense that Tharg, let’s call him David Bishop, is reaching blindly into a pile of back progs and sticking a pin in a page that it falls open at. Last week’s quote was ‘No! No! Not… The Teeth!’ which, apparently, comes from Judge Dredd super epic, The Cursed Earth. Now, is it me who thinks that of all the quotes one might decide to use from The Cursed Earth, ‘No! No! Not… The Teeth!’ isn’t one of them.