Thoughly enjoyed the new Tammy/Jinty Special. Far more successful at reviving these types of comics than the Misty/Scream Specials have managed thus far. Good fun and some lovely art: Dani in particular.
Read the Vigilant. I love the premise behind this but it's just too confusing to read. Too many obscure characters; they'd be better off doing individual stories for each character to update them in an anthology style. By the end this was just words on the page, no idea what was going on.
I had that feeling with the first one. Not read the 2nd one yet. So far, only the Tammy/Jinty Special has been 100% successful at reviving old characters in a format that makes sense. Cor/Buster had its moments. Both are worth doing again. I've found the two Scream Specials to be a tad impenetrable (though the second one showed a big improvement).
Last Edit: Aug 11, 2019 19:12:42 GMT by The Doctor
That's bonkers. This year I took a sub out so I didn't have to worry about trying to find the specials, it seemed cheap enough and I think it was post free. But twelve would be quite an investment to make, especially if only one is directly 2000AD related. May have to be more choosy.
Wouldn't that be in the mega list of specials if there was? 128 pages doesn't leave much space for part three given the previous two specials were 48 and 64. Sounds a bit odd. Has there been another short published anywhere?
I'd like to, to experience the variety on offer, but I don't think I will. I think several of those I'd be reading for the sake of it and I do enough of that as it is. I'm also in that four month run where I put away £40 a month to pay for the annual combi sub.
Either the newsstand issues didn't sell enough and/or there wasn't room for it in the deluge of 2020 Specials. Still at least it gets a conclusion. One wonders if there any readers who bought the Specials who don't read the Megazine.
A team of old UK comic characters rebooted as a team book. Two Specials were published in 2018 and 2019 as part of Rebellion's current approach of throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks after they acquired the rights to many out of print comics.
Think I'll sub for the 2020 Specials. I did so for the 2019 ones, which was handy, but there are so many this year I'll never be able to keep track of when they're out in newsagents!
The Furmanator has a story in the Smash special.
Glad I did go for the sub now the Chaos Bugger has shut stuff down. The Action 2020 Special (with shop exclusive reprint of an old Action issue) arrived today. Sadly, it was sent in the usual 2000ad flimsy envelope so slightly bashed but hey ho. Looking forward to reading it.
Roy of the Rovers Summer Special arrived (albeit mangled to buggery). Ho hum. The editorial mentions coronavirus so Rebellion are still working on these Specials to some extent rather than being done a while ago. I guess they did have enough pre-orders from the shop to make them viable.