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Author Topic: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Leviathan vs. ABC Warrior Rd 4 Heat 29  (Read 298 times)

Colin YNWA

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Final week of Round 4 and Round 5 beckons. As ever some interesting match ups, but again this feels like a week when some ‘weaker’ thrills will end their runs and Round 5 will have unbelievably tough calls, not that Round 4 hasn’t but the quality will just keep ranking up and up as we go on.

Ohhh this one is interesting. Leviathan is one of the most beloved done and gone (well a couple of postscripts aside) in Tharg’s Thrill-bulge but surely it can’t take out the ABCs who defined ‘Now I am the master’ by taking down its own ‘father’ last Round*. Mind Leviathan hasn’t exactly had the easiest of routes so far either…

*Yes I’m fully bloomin’ aware I’m mixing my Star Wars there…

Form book:

Leviathan - Bye; Grey Area; Tyranny Rex
ABC Warriors - Bye; Dead Men Walking; Robusters

Leviathan - more info

Vs

ABC Warriors - more info

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 Saturday 30th July and the winner gets a place in Round 5 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this?

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Leviathan vs. ABC Warrior Rd 4 Heat 29
« Reply #1 on: 27 July, 2022, 06:42:37 AM »
ABC Warriors
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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Leviathan vs. ABC Warrior Rd 4 Heat 29
« Reply #2 on: 27 July, 2022, 06:53:56 AM »
ABC

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Leviathan vs. ABC Warrior Rd 4 Heat 29
« Reply #3 on: 27 July, 2022, 07:48:49 AM »
ABC Warriors

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Leviathan vs. ABC Warrior Rd 4 Heat 29
« Reply #4 on: 27 July, 2022, 07:57:23 AM »
leviathan

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Leviathan vs. ABC Warrior Rd 4 Heat 29
« Reply #5 on: 27 July, 2022, 08:10:46 AM »
ABC Warriors.

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Leviathan vs. ABC Warrior Rd 4 Heat 29
« Reply #6 on: 27 July, 2022, 08:13:04 AM »
ABC Warriors

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Leviathan vs. ABC Warrior Rd 4 Heat 29
« Reply #7 on: 27 July, 2022, 08:31:48 AM »
ABCs

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Leviathan vs. ABC Warrior Rd 4 Heat 29
« Reply #8 on: 27 July, 2022, 08:35:23 AM »
ABC Warriors.

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Leviathan vs. ABC Warrior Rd 4 Heat 29
« Reply #9 on: 27 July, 2022, 08:44:32 AM »
Much as Leviathan was amazing, and much as some ABCs has been pretty awful…
The good bits of ABCs are SO good.

Gotta be ABC Warriors (da-na-na-na-na-NOOOWwwwww)

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Leviathan vs. ABC Warrior Rd 4 Heat 29
« Reply #10 on: 27 July, 2022, 09:08:29 AM »
Leviathan.

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Leviathan vs. ABC Warrior Rd 4 Heat 29
« Reply #11 on: 27 July, 2022, 10:36:43 AM »
ABC Warriors

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Leviathan vs. ABC Warrior Rd 4 Heat 29
« Reply #12 on: 27 July, 2022, 10:46:11 AM »
Leviathan. Loved this, perfect blend of art and story.
DDT did a job on me

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Leviathan vs. ABC Warrior Rd 4 Heat 29
« Reply #13 on: 27 July, 2022, 11:11:33 AM »
Leviathan
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Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Leviathan vs. ABC Warrior Rd 4 Heat 29
« Reply #14 on: 27 July, 2022, 11:23:46 AM »
I imagine ABC Warriors will win this, but I found it a horrible chore to read in the UC. I quite like the original series, even if it’s very by the numbers old-school 2000 AD. (Lovely art, though.) The Black Hole mission is better, if not quite as good as I remembered it to be. (Lovely art, though.) Everything else that followed was a varying level of diminishing returns/cut and paste. (Lovely art, though.)

Leviathan was a tiny slice of magic, and the only thing I disliked about it was how fast the story was wrapped. These days, you’d hope 2000 AD would encourage letting it breathe. Even so, I’d much rather re-read Leviathan over any ABC Warriors series, and far more than trudging through the entire run. And, yeah, lovely art too.