Monday, 13 August 2012


Been kinda busy lately writing a new too cool to kill so normal service will resume tomorrow sorry for that

Friday, 10 August 2012

Thursday, 9 August 2012

1362: Let the pain begin!

                                                              Theres nothing quite like…

God do I have to do this? My original intention to do stuff all month was to burn through some of this shit. But doing it in a lump is causing me severe brain pain. I have tried to add some other odds and sods to lessen the pain but it is still there.

So this is the Autumn offensive and man is that an understatement. I am sure I will likely go through these fully in future episodes. In one case a four minute rant of sobbing and odd anime clips…yep the daily hate is returning and its not Sinnamon who is getting the treatment!

So we have Durham red on the first part of her farewell (sorta) tour. The aforementioned Sinnamon written and drawn by the same team as that abortion which was covered in the first Daily Hate. And Dead Men walking…

Also on Dredd we have the baffling return of Dean ormston on a story which could have easily been a future shock minus the Dredd elements and still would have stayed the same. So we’ve got a group of Juves who want to get into the “in club” and speed to get there. Dredd executes them all for speeding and we find out the in club is an afterlife club and…this is stupid even me typing it is stupid…

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

210: Let's go to Wok

Let’s go to Wok…insultingly racist or awesome? You decide! So yeah we are onto part two Gordon Rennies three part “backdoor pilot in disguise” Judge Dredd stories with personally what I thought turned out to be the weakest of the three characters.

Judge Dredd heads to Hong Tong to try to stop a perp running racket and is forced to join forces with peoples justice ministry inspector Liu Chan Yeun better known as Johnny Woo

I do love Johnny’s description of Dredd however as a notorious war criminal and capitalist oppressor assassin. The white ghost called Dredd I got a chuckle out of that due to it being so darn accurate it hurts…

Judge Death Bullshit alert: The guy who famous puts his hand into peoples chest and squeezes their hearts uses a sawn off shotgun…yeah…

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Zenith: Mandala part 1

For your enjoyment? A supremly rare annual story featuring the character of Peter saint John from Zenith

Monday, 6 August 2012

1360: Hell Bound

Leviathan, a ship containing over 28,000 passengers. It’s almost like a huge city rather than a ship. The ship never reached its destination and the whereabouts of the mighty ship is unknown. Which leads us into the story bearing the name of the ship.

Detective sergeant lament (who bares a slight resemblance to David Jason’s character Inspector Frost) investigates ritualistic murders on the ship and finds out the horrible truth of their endless journey. The architect of the ship had bound a demon called Hastur within the bowels of the ship. The demon makes a deal with Lament. Freedom for both of them…

The trapped souls are freed and the ship finally reaches its destination. Almost killing Bert and Ernie expies at the same time.

A wonderful one off storyline which funnily enough continues to have elements of it present in the prog be it several one off tales of Leviathan or several references in other strips such as red seas and Ampney crucis investigates.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

1359: Land of the Rising Sin

Sinister Dexter go on a desperate rescue mission in order to save their friend Wendy Go after she is kidnapped just before her wedding. This causes some trouble for the boys as their appearance there threatens to end Finnigans ex wife Carrie Hosanas reign as queen of the underworld.

You see she had faked their deaths in Mission to Mangapore (covered way back...) and their appearance amongst the living is being used as a tool by rival ganglord shinzen in order to usurp the Gaijin who had stolen his rightful throne.

A great story which shows Sinister Dexter did do some good sometimes...

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Batman: The animated Series: On leather wings

Story:  a half-bat/half-human creature flies past a police blimp, breaks into the fourth floor of Phoenix Pharmaceuticals, and assaults a security guard before stealing assorted chemicals from the laboratories. This is the latest in a series of such break-ins at pharmaceutical companies. The report from the blimp and the wounded security guard leads Detective Harvey Bullock to petition Mayor Hamilton Hill for a special task force designed to eliminate the strange "Batman" that has appeared around the city. Commissioner James Gordon objects, stating that the police are already on the case, but the mayor grants the request and D.A. Harvey Dent promises Bullock immunity. In the days following the Phoenix break-in, Bruce Wayne as Batman investigates the robberies. Gaining entrance to the crime scene by dosing the guarding police officer with knock-out gas, Batman attracts the attention of Bullock, who arrives at the scene with his special force.

Batman, investigating, discovers an audio tape of the creature as well as some hair samples. which he takes to the Bat Exhibit at the Gotham Zoo. There he meets a married couple on staff, Drs. Kirk and Francine Langstrom, and Francine's father, Dr. March. Dr. March seems quite obsessed with bats, which he insists are the only creatures able to survive the next evolutionary cataclysm, while humans aren't.
As Bruce Wayne, Batman asks the zoologists to analyze the evidence from the crime scene, passing it off as a pest problem at Wayne Manor.
In the Batcave, the Bat-Computer has failed to match either the sounds or the hairs with any species known to man. Dr. March calls back and gives a perfectly plausible scientific explanation: the hairs are from a common brown bat, while the sounds are actually a mixture of sounds from the bats and a nest of starlings in the chimney. The only problem is, the explanation is false, given the Bat-Computer's inability to find a match. Batman concludes that March is lying, and the zoo staff are somehow involved.

 Later that night, Batman enters the zoo laboratory and finds Kirk Langstrom working alone. Working from his father-in-law's theories, Kirk has created a formula that temporarily transforms him into the Man-Bat. Kirk has become addicted to the formula, to the point where he thinks of the Man-Bat as its own independent being, taking the necessary steps to continue its existence—i.e., stealing the chemicals necessary to keep making the formula. Now that he has destroyed Batman's evidence, Kirk is only one component away from a formula that will make the transformation permanent—but Batman has interrupted the process.

 Kirk finally transforms and attacks. In the fight, the Man-Bat drags Batman through the sky across half of Gotham. Both of them fly past Gotham Air One, allowing Gordon and Bullock to see that the Man-Bat and Batman were, in fact, two different people. Batman manages to subdue the Man-Bat. Taking him to the Batcave, he analyzes the chemical makeup of the formula and reverses the transformation. He then delivers an unconscious but fully-restored Kirk to his grateful wife.

worth a look?

Its importance as the first ever dcau episode aside its...not exactly good...I mean seeing the beastmaster himself voice Langstrom is good for a laugh and the violence is quite brutal for this show but other than that its not exactly a strong opening to the series...

Thursday, 2 August 2012

1358: adventures in shameless advertising (and the crap covers they spawn)

Just look at that cover….just let it sink in for a moment. This was during the time the rather lackluster Dredd vs. death was coming out and just like many tie ins its rather awful…to show you the full awfulness (and to pad out a short entry heres some other awful tie ins from 2000ads marketing department.

 (In case you thought even the mighty bolland cannot fail heres proof where you are so wrong!)
                       (You just cannot tell they drew the figures as reference in the past two can you?)
                                                    (No not you too Kev....)

Well enough of that nonsense...Anyway lets ignore those covers now and actively despise tharg for such shameless promotion and look at the judge Dredd episode this prog and just marvel at the insanity within and how ironic it is that I cover it...

This…is a Judge Dredd/Nikolai Dante crossover with a heavy referencing to the apocalypse war and the former Sov bloc as a whole. Drawn by Simon Fraser…

I am not even kidding about that…

I…think my brain has just exploded with awesome

Check out the full story of this bizarre episode in Too cool to kill part 15

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

209: Road Kill

There’s nothing quite like a….wait WAUGH is still running?!?

Yes Devlin Waugh and the reprints of Darkies mob continue…we okay darkie will be leaving next episode but Waugh will be around until the next relaunch issue!!!!

Okay lets ignore that for now and check out the new stories within these pages. We have cover boy Judge Death returning in a sequal to the infamous “throw Anderson off a roof as punishment for the monkey story” series known as My name is Death. He is now on the loose in the cursed earth and will within the next few months will be built up as a legitima….bwah-ha-ha-ha…sorry can’t keep that up. If the sight of Death on a buggy does not tip you off as to what will come then keep your eyes peeled as I will chronicle the complete ruination of Death….

Elsewhere this issue two new series Xtinct and yet another pilot by Gordon rennie appears in judge dredd. Also returning is a much welcome repeat for harry Twenty on the high rock and a return appearance of the banditti vendetta but we’ll cover those stories in later entries.

August Insanity!

Everyday this month expect a brand new entry every single day!

and if thats not enough I will doing reviews of a certain cartoon series in the style of my too cool to kill entries (I will likely be putting those up here soon too)

which Cartoon series I hear you wonder?

you'll find out soon...

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