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2000 AD - issue 92

2000 AD - issue 92

As a kid, I used to read a comic book called 2000 AD, and I’m revisiting them now. I no longer have any back issues, but I found some scans of 2000 AD to download, so let’s look at issue 92. On the cover of this one is a rubber-faced green alien with his hands outspread in welcome. It isn’t exactly an action-packed cover, and it isn’t even extremely well drawn.

Solo

Solo

Anyone who has read any of the posts on this blog will know that I am a huge fan of Star Wars, all of the Star Wars movies, except the prequels. So this is a great time to be alive for me, with Star Wars films now on a release schedule that almost makes them like the kind of movie serial that George Lucas was inspired by when he created the franchise.

2000 AD - issue 91

2000 AD - issue 91

As a kid, I used to read a comic book called 2000 AD, and now I’m reading it all over again. I no longer have my own back issues, but I found some scans to download, so let’s open the next cbr file of 2000 AD. The issue we are looking at for this blog post is Prog 91, which was published way, way back in November 1978. The cover of this issue was drawn by Dave Gibbons, and it is a very good image of a war robot in a firefight, promising the prospective reader that action is to be found within the covers.

Ghost in the Machine

Ghost in the Machine

Shintoists believe that everything, even the universe itself, has a soul or spirit. A modern expression of this belief is the way every Japanese company and institution creates a cute mascot for themselves. The mascot of Sato Pharmaceutical, for example, is an elephant to symbolize a long life. According to Nippaku, an interesting element of this animism is that it is not just animals and elements that have a soul, artificial objects can obtain a soul, too.

Altered Carbon vs The Punisher

Altered Carbon vs The Punisher

Altered Carbon and The Punisher are both shows that have recently premiered on Netflix. I have watched all of The Punisher, but only the first three episodes of Altered Carbon, and I’m writing this post because I noticed a few similarities between the two shows. On the surface, they are quite different. Altered Carbon is a cyberpunk series based on the 2002 novel of the same name by English author Richard K.

The Canon

The Canon

I’m a fan of podcasts, which I listen to when I’m doing the washing up, or when I’m tidying. I often listen to The Dork Forest, (which I’ve blogged about before) but another one I like is called The Canon. The Canon is a weekly audio podcast that you can listen to on Earwolf. Earwolf is a comedy podcasting network founded in 2010. It was initially built around the Comedy Death-Ray Radio podcast, but has since grown to include a bunch of podcasts on lots of different subjects.

2000 AD - issue 90

2000 AD - issue 90

As a kid, I used to read a comic book called 2000 AD, and I’m reading a bunch of them all over again. I no longer have my own back issues, but I found some scans at this site that I’ve downloaded and I’m reading on my phone using Bubble. I’ve reached issue 90 in my journey through back-issue scans of 2000 AD. I’m devouring these comics right now, like binge watching TV, thoroughly enjoying three or four of the old comics per day.

Top Ten Sci-Fi Ground Vehicles

Top Ten Sci-Fi Ground Vehicles

Here is another sci-fi themed top ten for the entertainment and edification of the readers of my blog. I write top tens because they are said to be catnip for search engines. I have no actual scientific evidence it is even true, but writing and researching top tens is fun so I’m sticking with it. Today’s excursion into ranking the unrankable is my top ten of sci-fi vehicles. As usual, we will need some ground rules about what constitutes a sci-fi vehicle for the purposes of this list.

2000 AD - prog 89

2000 AD - prog 89

As a kid, I used to read a comic book called 2000 AD, and I’m reading a bunch of them all over again. I no longer have my own back issues, but I found some scans that I’ve downloaded and I’m reading on my phone using Bubble. The cover of issue 89 is a wonderful work by possibly my favorite of the entire school of late 70s, early 80s 2000 AD artists, Mike McMahon.

Spaceship Doodles

Spaceship Doodles

This blog post is about spaceship doodles. I’m always sketching spaceships, and today I thought I would share one of the doodles I happen to be doing right now. These doodles aren’t just for fun, though I get a real kick out of them, they actually serve a purpose. I write sci-fi novels, and I like to put spaceships on the cover. I design my own cover spaceships, and sketching is an important part of that.