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Dredd Movie sequel campaign launched online!

26 Jul
McMahon's illustration of Judge Dredd from 200...

McMahon’s illustration of Judge Dredd from 2000 AD prog 2, (1977) shows his early style, influenced by Carlos Ezquerra (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hello there Folks! Yes I’m back after internet connection issues which are kind of sorted…but anyway, I want to draw your attention to this bit of news.

If you are one of those movie goers that enjoyed the last cinematic outing of Judge Dredd (The Urban one, not Stallone) and were a bit miffed that the news was there would be no sequel, then this might be of interest to you.

Over on the 2000AD website, they are running an online petition to garner support for a sequel to be made. I for one have added my vote, and hope that you will too.

Not sure how many names they need, but I assume as many as possible, so get over there and cast your vote (come on, please! I just want to see if were ever going to get one with Judge Death in it!)

Dredd sequel campaign.

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Get ready for Free Comic Book Day: May 4th 2013

25 Apr

If your a fan of comics, you might want to know that Free comic book day is on the 4th May 2013. It’s a regular drive to promote reading for kids to encourage them to read more. Comics are a great medium, and are a bit less daunting than a full book that maybe could put off a lot of kids, so on free comic book day they’re giving away lots to everyone through participating stores worldwide!

Free Comic Book Day 2007

Free Comic Book Day 2007 (Photo credit: Michael D. Dunn)

There are lots of retailers getting involved, as are there a whole heap of lovely free comics of all types. I myself will be taking my kids along to a store or two, in an attempt to get my spawn (They’re lovely really!!) to do a tad more reading than spend all their spare time playing on the PC or consoles.

Make a note of the date (Star wars day, May the 4th be with you!!) and check out the main site for details of the nearest places taking part, as well as check out some of the titles that will be available to pick up free on the day!!

Free Comic Book Day.

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Grinning Skull at the Movies: Dredd

23 Apr

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I don’t get as much time as I would like to watch movies, and this one is one I’ve been wanting to see for ages, given that it’s comic book heritage is straight out of the pages of 2000AD. Yes, I finally got to see the latest movie based on the iconic, Judge Dredd!!

Right from the off, you could tell that this film meant business, with an amazing chase scene, a high octane thrill ride with Dredd (Karl Urban) chasing the perps through the strangely 21st century streets of megacity one. After the first failed attempt of filmland to capture the comics style and flow (We all remember that Stallone one, eeewww….) I was wary about it from the off. The last one was a stinker, and given that this one had even less of a budget by todays standards (Dredd 3D (2012) $35,000,000 vs Judge Dredd (1995) $70,000,000) I expected it to be even more of a waste of time.

I was soooo wrong.

This film rocks!! Absolutely fantastic it was, much, much better a representation than the previous, plenty of references from the comics, some cracking action and excellent videography, all combined into a pretty great movie. It’s really a shame that Lionsgate films didn’t pimp this movie as much as it could have. Yes, it didn’t do brilliantly I’ll admit, but it should have done better. If you want my opinion, its probably down to the script and the villain (Ma-Ma, jeeezuz people, lets get some decent classic Dredd villains in there instead….you know who I’m talking about!!)

On the negatives some more, there were some bits that were far too modern for Dredd, and that kind of didn’t quite gel with some of the more uber futuristic stuff thats so prevelent in the whole Mega-city vibe. Where were all the really crazy haired and kitted gangers? Hell, those perps have all sorts of crazy shit going on, but these were a bit of a let down. There was a little bit where it did show you some rival gangs getting knocked off, but I would have preferred them to the crappy ones with MaMa.

I ain’t going to tell you the plot, but safe to say Urban never takes off the iconic helmet throughout the entire movie, which he and all involved in this movie should be very proud of.

I do think, that movieland is nearly there when it comes to doing Dredd right, maybe if they mixed in the visuals of the 1995 movie, and gave it the balls of this one (and Urban not Stallone of course) they could be onto making a truly awesome film.

I live in hope.

Go get it and see this film if your a 2000AD fan (if you ain’t already) or, if you like a good futuristic action film.

8/10 Grinning Skulls

Now where’s my Slo-mo…..

Peace out Earthlets….

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Rogue Trooper Miniatures Game Kickstarter is now live!

8 Feb

Just to let you know, the Rogue Trooper miniatures game KS has just launched over there, and is fully funded already! I think we all knew that it would quickly, as I suspect will any future 2000AD related miniature games launched from them!

Get yourselves over there and back it!!

2000AD: Rogue Trooper Miniatures Game by Matthew Sprange — Kickstarter.

 

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Coming Soon, 2000AD Rogue Trooper Miniatures Game Kickstarter

4 Feb

2000AD: Rogue Trooper Miniatures Game by Matthew Sprange — Kickstarter.

Rogue Trooper

Rogue Trooper (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fans of 2000AD comics will be stoked to discover a new kickstarter coming your way soon. Based on the comics iconic blue trooper, Mongoose are preparing for their campaign, complete with free miniature rules to go with the figures (Just follow the links to get hold of a pdf copy to check out)

Why do they keep doing things like this? I’m very heavily invested into 15mm, I just can’t switch back to 28mm, honestly I can’t (even though the voices tell me I should….!!) Seriously though, I would love to get hold of these, I was a huge 2000AD fan growing up, and Rogue was one of my faves, so I might still be tempted…….

What with this and the Dredd stuff, what is going to be next? Lets hope we can look forward to some other miniature game licences from 2000AD. Slaine, Nemesis, ABC warriors, Strontium Dog, Ace trucking Co? Yeah sure there are a few miniatures of the famous characters from various manufacturers, but what about the whole kit and kaboodle so to speak?

One thing is for sure, when this launches, its going to be funded in no time at all.

I’ll let you know when it launches!

Peace out….

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