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I try, I really do, because it's fashionable. I try to seem all sensitive and intellectual and book-readin' and yet, when I hear the seductive blackboard squeak of Sarah Palin I feel guilt that I could never be the kind of man whom she might CALL a man, and after a few drinks call me Todd. Not a man who uses words like "whom." No. A man like Manchester's hardest man with his two hundred-quid Reeboks and inability to even pronounce "work" correctly, who makes me feel spindly and ashamed I haven't already just topped myself at the sight of my lacking belly in the mirror. While this man has guts. I mean gut. And plenty of it, mate, and can show us Yanks a thing or two about being a proper man. I mean of course BIG DAVE, the obscure 2000AD creation of Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, and Steve Parkhouse, which because to reasons you may see in future scans if I can be arsed to do it, is unlikely as NEW ADVENTURES OF HITLER to be reprinted. If your understanding of "irony" comes from Alanis Morrisette, you may want to protect your eyes from what follows.
So, Saddam needs to be stopped. The first time, I mean. Britain doesn't know what it can do but try to track down Big Dave.
It was this man's duty, his job. It was a hard job, but Dave's a hard man.

He was a good soldier and did his job. But it's a somewhat thankless one.



That hurts, I know. I really shouldn't know, but that's life for you.
Now, on the other hand, consider, fellow flagophile Americans: NHS security really is this bad, I'm told. Do you want healthcare reform to leave you prey to vicious dogs and men in tracksuits? I don't think I even need to ask. Though I just did.

(c)Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, and Steve Parkhouse.

This is a threat: there will be more.
(PS if interested: The most recent LULU, returning sometime in September while I attempt to plan out a new ongoing Vladrushka series.)
















Date: 2010-08-22 09:39 am (UTC)
rordulum: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rordulum
Even as a 12 year old reading this, I knew it was frigging terrible, in every way possible.

A real nadir for 2000AD, in a period where there was a lot of crap being printed in it (Space Girls anyone? Mercy Heights? M.A.N.I.A.C. 5?)

Date: 2010-08-22 01:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ym2612.wordpress.com
Mercy Heights and Space Girls were about five years later.

(And you know Big Dave is satire, right?)

Date: 2010-08-22 02:25 pm (UTC)
rordulum: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rordulum
Ah yes, "satire", the word used whenever an apparently intelligent writer produces utter garbage.

Date: 2010-08-22 11:20 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Jason tied Davis)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Yeah, I can appreciate this is satire, I just think it's dire.

Date: 2010-08-23 01:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Also fair enough. I think my issue with it is that I've seen this before (and better) in the likes of the short story "Pitbull Brittan". It's not as funny as the things it's parodying (cf some stripes in Victor, Hotspur and other "solider series"), and in terms of "shock tactics" it pales before Angela Rippon being executed on TV during the "Invasion!" series in issue 1 of 2000AD

This is just... trying too hard, as much satire does.

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