Monday, 17 January 2011

todays post is cancelled

My brother is in hospital I am too bummed to write anything

Sunday, 16 January 2011

coming up!

Tomorrow will be the final part of the prog 2001 slog entry covering the final three thrills

after that the slog and this blog will be back on track with the following

Monday: Slog entry

Tuesday: Random madness (whatever is bothering me on that day

Wednesday: Slog entry

Thursday: What David read/It came from the filing cabinet (see below for explanation)

Friday: Slog entry

Saturday: it came from the filing cabinet/The Radge

Sunday: Day off

So yeah the new things

What David reads will be my fortnightly look into the american crap I collect I did a few of them before

Take its place during a comicless week ie this week coming is...

It came from the filing cabinet in which I take a random non 2000ad comic and review it slog style. This week will be Megazine vol 4.1 which would never be covered in the slog otherwise other weeks will include a lot of american stuff and some crisis and even cunt...sorry clint

and speaking of clints...

sharing the cabinets space on alternate saturdays is

The Radge: He hates comics and with good reason he is here to rip into the crap and will even set some sacred cows alight...

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Maximum thrill power: Prog 2001 part 2

In the year 2010 David page embarked on a crazy mission to read every issue of 2000ad and the megazine which he owns. Losing a computer to virus he had to stop for a while but now he returns and begins his plunge into a very controversial era…
This is the Prog slog…

Welcome back to part two of the slogs progress into the greatness known as prog 2001. A time before the end prog became stagnant and just an excuse for Tharg to take a three week holiday in his timeshare flat on Mars.

Today we will be focusing on two classic characters making a very special return

First off Grant Morrison and Steve yeowell take Zenith on a comeback tour as we find out what happened to him and his other surviving supporting cast in ZZZ.ZENITH.COM

Britney spears has been raped by a superhuman but Zenith doesn’t care about that all he cares about is his new reality TV show (like dredd and the celebrity big brother prediction in part 1 this was before every wannabe got their own show) He meets with Peter saint john who reveals that he has been in control of every PM since he left parliament including the infamous piss taking of Tony Blair before he truly became a hate figure.



A less welcome return in my opinion anyway was Bad company a truly classic thrill and one of my all time favourites. But it was clear the creators hearts were not in it this time. Kano finds a piece of the planet Arrarat and is then haunted by Danny Franks. Kano decides to go on one final mission to put Danny out of his misery…

Wish they did that with the strip instead…but worse was to come a year later…oh boy was it ever…



Never had a coming soon ever sounded like a threat

Next prog slog: Sinister Dexter count bullets Tharg deals with a thrill power overload and a novel use for a sex toy in strontium dog as the look at prog 2001 concludes

Monday, 3 January 2011

Maximum thrill power: Prog 2001 part 1

In the year 2010 David page embarked on a crazy mission to read every issue of 2000ad and the megazine which he owns. Losing a computer to virus he had to stop for a while but now he returns and begins his plunge into a very controversial era…

This is the Prog slog…

In the present as I type this we have just past prog 2011 the latest in a diminishing line of “special progs” which began as a celebration of all that is great about the prog. luring talent long gone to feature classic characters (this tradition kept alive at least by the surprising return of Gerry Finley day to write Rogue trooper)

I have to be honest aside from the as always fab SHAKARA, the already mentioned Rogue trooper and Max Winwoods badass pimp coat I did not like this years end prog

But let’s not speak of this year let’s hop in our tardis and look back at prog 2001!


Under a particularly demonic looking tharg cover by the Flint droid which handily lists all the contents of this issue.

A note: I’m not covering Nikolai Dante’s amusing story as I’ve over covered his adventures last year. I will also not be covering Necronauts or Button man as I will cover them in later slog entries…

Judge Dredd ends up trapped inside the bad mother house…

Dredd ends his year In a story which believe it or not predicted the celebrity version of the show it parodied by a few years.

A group of thinly veiled parodies of celebrities of the time are captured and forced to participate in bad mother. Similar to a certain reality show which closed it’s doors for the final time. It’s hook? You can vote for which celeb you want dead!

Surprisingly most of the celebs are still recognisable today (except for Lolly pophead was she supposed to be Billie “pre who” piper?)

Dredd investigates and also ends up in the house. There he hatches a daring plan to act like a prick so he can take on the sinister bad mother droid himself!


Next slog: A not so thinly veiled celeb is raped and an old soldier plans a final death for a friend as two classic stories return…