Saturday, 23 April 2011

Prog slog: Prog 2001 part 3

Welcome back to the prog slog and at last let’s cover the final three one off stories inside the issue

First off Sinister Dexter return in possibly one of their more memorable adventures and they barely say a single word in it. In bullet time a single battle between the two hit men and a bunch of Tobies* is chronicled by captions which explain where each bullet goes during the battle.

It is truly an unusual angle in which to explore a story but it works and it is truly one of the best Sin/Dex tales of the time and still stands up there in my personal top ten today.

* Gun shark lingo: To be whacked

The nerve centre, which we all know, was a spaceship in the middle of London hidden in plain site as kings reach tower was finally abandoned by the mighty one when the Rebellion mob moved in. What would happen when our fave alien editor and his inept crew of droids have to move the thrill vaults containing all the greatest thrills in the galaxy*

Chaos utter chaos is the answer as the very foolish droids loaded in the artwork for prog 2001 and causes a thrill power overload!

London bridge tube station warps into the terror tubes of termight!

The dinosaur statues in crystal palace turn into the dinosaurs from FLESH!

Judge death is on the loose in the millennium dome!

Only one Alien can sort the chaos loosed upon our world…

Yeah as you can tell by now this is fluff, which is a nice reminder of the old days when Tharg fought the thrill suckers, the dictators of Zrag and the purple nurples in six page space filler. Not that I am complaining fluff it may be but fun fluff.

*Plus the Space girls

And speaking of throwbacks….

Strontium Dog the sad case features an untold tale of Johnny Alpha and his hetero life mate Wulf Sternhammer team up with Kid Knee (mutant power: He bites low) against slippery “Dok” Dikkory in a truly old skool Strontium dog story almost predicting the old school revival Andy Diggle will instigate in his proper run as editor.

And of course it has the glorious moment when Kid Knee uses a blow up doll as a distraction as in his words “While they’re popping at the dummy I’m blowin’ em away!”


And that’s Prog 2001 now we’re moving into a period of time where there are huge gaping holes in my collection…but as chronicler of all the 2000ads I have during this time bare with it!

Next prog slog: A good man goes to war…

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