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: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: Colin YNWA 27 January, 2022, 06:28:30 AM
Well if Week 1 was a gentle phasing in of quality from Round 1 with some pretty ropey ties, Week 2 hits us right between the eyes with the other end of things. This is the week that if I’d been feeling a little fast and loose with the draw I could have opened with. There’s some mouth watering ties and some decisions that will make your eyes water. THIS is what Round 2 is all about…

I really like Grey Suit - there, said it. I know it doesn’t have a massive following, but amongst Uncle Pat’s modern works it's one of my favs and was one of the best vehicles for his recurring themes (and boy do they reoccur!). Button Man though is a classic and could well go far in this tourney so starts as strong favourite here:

Greysuit - more info (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=thrill&page=profiles&choice=GREYSUIT)

Vs

Button Man - more info (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=thrill&page=profiles&choice=HARRYE)

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite thrill of these two series at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Sunday 30th January  and the winner gets a place in Round 3 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this? (https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=48011.0)

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules (https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=48011.msg1070150#msg1070150)

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: Huey2 27 January, 2022, 06:35:55 AM
 Button Man
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: broodblik 27 January, 2022, 06:36:08 AM
Button Man
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: Rogue Judge 27 January, 2022, 06:56:05 AM
Button Man

I have the Get Harry Ex collection and love it. Haven't read Hitman's Daughter yet but will get around to it eventually, hoping it's good too.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: IndigoPrime 27 January, 2022, 08:20:40 AM
Oh my. What a pairing. Button Man.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: abelardsnazz 27 January, 2022, 08:39:18 AM
Greysuit plays like a more political Button Man but for me Wagner and Ranson nail it.

Button Man.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: broodblik 27 January, 2022, 08:41:49 AM
I can see the future and the future states a whitewash is on the hands
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: Trooper McFad 27 January, 2022, 08:49:18 AM
No contest- Buttonman
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: Dark Jimbo 27 January, 2022, 09:12:06 AM
Button Man, no contest. Great pairing, though!
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: Link Prime 27 January, 2022, 09:13:39 AM
< Blankly stares at camera for 60 seconds >

Button Man
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: IndigoPrime 27 January, 2022, 09:57:01 AM
I can see the future and the future states a whitewash is on the hands
Nah. There’s always one contrary bugger.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: Tomwe 27 January, 2022, 10:25:23 AM
Gotta get my vote in for Button Man
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: Magnetica 27 January, 2022, 10:51:32 AM
Clearly this is going to be close 😉.

I hope this swings the balance: Button Man.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: paddykafka 27 January, 2022, 11:32:33 AM
Button Man
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: The Enigmatic Dr X 27 January, 2022, 11:46:00 AM
Button Man
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: norton canes 27 January, 2022, 11:54:16 AM
Button man. And I haven't even read it.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: sintec 27 January, 2022, 12:02:19 PM
Two tales of hard men with guns fighting against "the man".  Grey Suit has an overabundance of polemic and it's hard man lead has so little character I can't even remember his name (despite having read this fairly recently in the UC) . Button Man has the benefit of a coherent storyline and how could anyone forget Harry Ex. It's an easy win for Button Man.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: broodblik 27 January, 2022, 12:45:00 PM
Button man. And I haven't even read it.

You are missing out, just get it
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: Southstreeter 27 January, 2022, 01:01:27 PM
Button Man. Harry Ex doesn’t talk in slogans, he just gets on with it.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: Funt Solo 27 January, 2022, 02:10:06 PM
It's a fine balancing act with Mills: Nemesis gets to be a bit evil because Torquemada is so much more evil. Slaine gets to slap Ukko around, and shag around, because the sea demons, or the Drunes are so much more wicked. By the time you get to Finn, you can see it fraying at the edges - the punishment for "hurting the planet" is to be drowned in toxic sludge. Greysuit was where the creative wellhead exploded - the protagonist is a serial killer. We're supposed to be cheering as he leaves heads in fridges, and it gets worse the longer it goes on. You can see it in the book titles: Prince of Darkness ... Foul Play.

Button Man lets you have your cake and eat it. Should be a movie franchise.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: AlexF 27 January, 2022, 02:29:06 PM
Bold of Colin to state even that he likes Greysuit up front! The art's good (but not as good as Button Man, even Book IV), and the updated version of 'compu-puncture hyper-power' to 'hypno-acupuncture' is intriguing (but somehow less elegant than a sinister voice on the end of a phone). Punching people's jaws off is neat, too (but not as tangible as cutting off a finger). Greysuit's actual plots, though, and the dialogue - they're both very bad. As opposed to Button Man, which has beautifully terse dialogue and some of the best contructed plots it's a wonder they're taking so long over the dman movie. It can't be that the script needs work, can it? It's already written!

Button Man
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: Colin YNWA 27 January, 2022, 03:42:23 PM
Bold of Colin to state even that he likes Greysuit up front!

Just to be clear I do really like Greysuit - even if the last book does go really wonky. But there isn't a world in the multiverse were I'd vote for it over Buttonman.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: Blue Cactus 27 January, 2022, 03:43:09 PM
Button Man.  Reread this last year, still great, and I include The Hitman’s Daughter in that too. The art on the final series was of course very different but Irving was a great fit for the series and a much better choice having someone so stylistically different take over rather than someone similar but inevitably lesser than the mighty Ranson.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 27 January, 2022, 08:41:11 PM
button man
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: Rogue Judge 27 January, 2022, 09:48:33 PM
Button Man.  Reread this last year, still great, and I include The Hitman’s Daughter in that too. The art on the final series was of course very different but Irving was a great fit for the series and a much better choice having someone so stylistically different take over rather than someone similar but inevitably lesser than the mighty Ranson.

Glad to hear Hitman' Daughter was solid too. I'll move it up my reading priority list.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: rogue69 28 January, 2022, 07:36:42 AM
Greysuit
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: IndigoPrime 28 January, 2022, 08:27:13 AM
Greysuit
There’s always one…
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: broodblik 28 January, 2022, 08:31:01 AM
Greysuit

How could you? We were going for the perfect Wagnerism the balance will now be lost forever
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: Colin YNWA 28 January, 2022, 09:24:07 AM
Greysuit
There’s always one…

Which is one of the thigns that makes it so much fun. I love the fact that however clear cut a decision might seem there are always folks in the 2000ad community that will see things differently and have a different perspective.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: Colin YNWA 29 January, 2022, 07:13:29 AM
That Wagner chap who got thumped with his Ball Brothers strip seems to be doing a little better here? One last day to help redemn him!... err yeah cos he needs that! I'm wax lyrical tomorrow morning barring a miracle of silly proportions.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: Timothy 29 January, 2022, 08:41:09 PM
Button Man.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: Colin YNWA 30 January, 2022, 07:17:26 AM
VOTING CLOSED

Well Buttonman lays down a clear marker about its intent to do well here. Matching the vote of Anderson and falling just behind Skizz. Of course we need to factor in the quality of the opposition but all three thrills got 20 or more votes. Mind only Ace Trucking was able to convince all in its vote, so can that be a dark horse on the outside? Oh and all this in only one week. Wait until next week! I would make a case for next week being the strongest single week in the tourney so far...Mind all that forward gazing is a distraction from the main event here and that is celebrating

Buttonman

taking a finger and waiting for the call to tell it when, where and who Round 3 will pair it up with...
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: davidbishop 30 January, 2022, 01:26:15 PM
VOTING CLOSED
Wait until next week! I would make a case for next week being the strongest single week in the tourney so far...

Finally, that Straitjacket Fits vs Soul Sisters battle of the titans!
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
: Colin YNWA 30 January, 2022, 01:49:05 PM
VOTING CLOSED
Wait until next week! I would make a case for next week being the strongest single week in the tourney so far...

Finally, that Straitjacket Fits vs Soul Sisters battle of the titans!

Hey no spoilers!