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      CommentAuthorallistermac
    • CommentTimeMar 27th 2012 edited
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    I picked up Prog 500 of 2000AD and have been a firm follower ever since, innovative stories and spectacular art drew me in and kept me hooked all these years. Some of the greatest artists in the field cut their teeth and produced some of their best work at 2000AD.

    A willingness to take risks and try new things has kept 2000AD fresh and unique. I could not begin to list the number of great things that has kept me coming back for more. I've always dreamed of seeing my own work immortalized in their mighty organ. Time to get back to that submission I think.
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    2000AD changed everything for me way back in 1980.
    Has anybody seen this?
    Zarjaz!
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2012
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    • CommentAuthorEmperor
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2012
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    There is a big push on promoting prog 1781 which sees the return of the other three Dark Judges and an interview at CBR suggests we might be seeing the return of Judge Death eventually. That interviews comes with all the Dredd pages from progs 1779 and 1780. 1781 went day-and-date digital, so you can basically catch-up on the build-up too. There are also some limited edition Dark Judges T-shirts.

    It'd also be rude of me not to mention that Mr Spurrier has a Judge Dredd story in Judge Dredd Megazine #323, with Carlos Ezquerra on art duties and it also gets the cover drawn by Mark Harrison.
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    I downloaded the issue on the day. I miss having the ease of walking into any newsagents or WH Smiths (from London, now live in USA) and picking up a prog - it's a completed mystery to me why it isn't available everywhere, read every and respected as much in the states as it was back home.

    It, too, was my first place of pitching. I sent in two Future Shocks, and received two very nice rejection letters, one of which contained a line which spurred me on to write more - (paraphrasing here, as the letters are in a shed at my sisters house several thousand miles away) "It's good story, just a little similar to one which Alan Moore wrote several years ago".
    • CommentAuthorEmperor
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2012
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    Just thought I'd flag this up for all the creative folk here - the 2000AD forum's art and short story competitions will both have prizes, one everyone votes for and "Tharg's Choice" picked by the galactic despot himself.

    "It's good story, just a little similar to one which Alan Moore wrote several years ago".


    I think if you have to have a script rejected it may as well be for those reasons as the man raised the bar for us all. ;)
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2012
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    So you've all seen the Dredd trailer by now, right? It put a big grin on my face. Not the beast I was expecting at all, but Urban looks like he's nailed it.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2012
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    @curb

    Of course we have!

    The good bits - Urban looks BRILLIANT! He definitely has a lot of the look. the city looks more like Mega city 2 (the west coast) that MC-1. But that's notthing to gripe about. It just looks like Vegas melded with LA and took a shit load of roids and meth.

    the "meh" bit - Everyone is noticing that the "get bad guy from fortress tower. Get trapped. have to get to top and make it out alive." is horrible like a certain Marital arts flick called T** R**D. But no one is calling it as copying as Judge Dredd has been in development for a long time.

    either way. Can't....... WAIT!
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2012
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    Yeah, the similarity with a certain other tower based law enforcement movie is a little awkward. Hopefully the comparisons will be favourable, come September.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2012
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    Yeah, I enjoyed that trailer. I just hope that Dredd keeps his helmet on, unlike the last time. The only bits of the Stallone thing I really liked was the Angel Gang (Mean Machine was cool), and Hammerstein.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2012
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    I'm pleased to confirm that, by all accounts, the helmet stays on. Though I always enjoy a clever 'Helmet off but in shadow/wrapped in bandages/in healing machine' moment, too!
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2012
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    Or panel borders in the bath ...
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      CommentAuthorAlberto
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2012
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    Stallone's movie is still a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. It reminds me of the times I started to go out to the cinema with friends, as a kid. But come on, some of the visuals were great and
    Sly's paralyzed lower lip was a perfect cast for the part.

    I haven't seen The Raid, but this new trailer reminded me an awful lot of the Robocop movies. I missed some of the weirdness and the crooked sense of humor that's so typical of the comics but at least It looks like It will be a good action flick. We'll see.
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2012
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    "It's judgement time" doesn't bode well, but I like the look. Dredd looks like a tooled-up, nails, riot cop - which works, for me. One thing I noticed when I looked in detail this morning though: he's shot through his body armour through the whole trailer!

    Names of the city blocks - anyone see 'Sternhammer'? :D
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2013
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    So I got the second volume of Judge Dredd case files yesterday. I just need to record this somewhere: The Cursed Earth is one helluva ride. And written by Pat Mills, nonetheless! Volume one felt very much like a product of it's time, but vol two is really hitting the spot. Highly recommended!