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4.4 out of 5 stars
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4.4 out of 5 stars
Strontium Dog #1: Bad Timing
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on 14 March 2017
I was a little worried that this might be badly written, and had rather low hopes for it. However, this was not the case – very good use of an odd planet (no spoiler here) along with good characterisation and a decent plot line. I’d say it ranks with the Scifi books of Harry Harrison (Stainless Steel Rat and Deathworld spring to mind). We get some understanding of the person who is Johnny Alpha, but it’s the other mutants who make for interesting reading. Some fun along the way too, along with the no-nonsense Johnny getting things done.

Faithful to the comic character, while ensuring that it works as a very readable book; it was a book I did not want to put down. So, highly recommended for the Stront fans, but also for anyone wanting to read a decent scifi book, with lots of action and unusual planets / beings.
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on 29 November 2016
I thought this book was well worth the money and a great read - I have yet to meet a Black Flame 2000ad book that has been substandard !

I'll take you dead or alive. They're going to kill you anyway - may as well try your luck." Warped by the twisted effects of Strontium 90 fallout, mutants are a victimised underclass on Earth. Denied normal work, many have taken the one job too dirty for norms: bounty-hunting. Across the expanding frontier of space, they hunt the criminals too dangerous for the Galactic Crime Commission. Johnny Alpha is one such Strontium Dog and his latest assignment takes him to Epsilon 5 - a quarantined planet where time has sped up to four-hundred times its normal rate. Johnny is in a literal race against time to avoid all manner of dangers and find his prey before he ages to death
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on 1 July 2010
What a fun read! Full of great comic book attitude and weird adventure. Johnny Alpha and the Strontium Dogs: Durham Red, a vampire, his sidekick, Middenface McNulty, and the X team go to the planet SPEED, where time is 400 times faster than Earth to fight Bad Boy O'Blarney (a robot). One of the troup, One-Eyed Jack, has the ability of sending his eye ten seconds into the future in order to keep eveyone out of trouble. Levene is such a talented writer with her engaging dialogue and fast-pace action. You really should read Bad Timing; you'll be so glad you did.
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on 30 April 2013
Not great writing by any means, but takes me back to the early 80's reading 2000AD on a Saturday lunch-time! :o)
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on 16 March 2014
Long time reader of 2000ad and wanted to see if the stories still held up after this long time and to my surprise they are actually better. If you like scifi with more of a dimension than just lasers and reverberated women. Then you need to read this
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on 15 June 2015
The Dredd series is better, didn't really feel anything for the characters, so it wasn't a big deal when they died
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on 6 September 2015
I really enjoyed this and finished it within a few days. Good characterisation and plot. Recommended.
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