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sheridan

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Name that Shock!
« on: 10 September, 2017, 02:29:08 pm »
Hi all,

I have a friend who noticed my copy of the Ultimate Collection Volume One and asked me about a story she'd read many years ago (probably late eighties / early nineties).  It's either a Future Shock or similar one-off and features an empire (presumably galactic) which has been in decline.  This is where it gets hazy, but it seems similar to the Plutonium Horde which ends up going around the galaxy, which is spherical, and ends up wiping out the remnants of a now decadent empire which ends up being its start point, but it's not that one.  From what she said I was also reminded of a shock (possibly from Starlord) where humanity retreats underground after a war, evolves into a subterranean creature and eventually emerges on the surface, ending up getting killed by a gardener as they're now moles.

Sorry, I know it's not much to go on, but any ideas?

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Re: Name that Shock!
« Reply #1 on: 10 September, 2017, 02:49:18 pm »
The one about the moles is Tharg's Future Shocks: Subterraneans 2000 AD prog 365 by Pete Milligan and Jose Casanovas.
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Re: Name that Shock!
« Reply #2 on: 10 September, 2017, 03:03:48 pm »
What sounds most likely is that she's inadvertantly conjoined the two in her head...

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Re: Name that Shock!
« Reply #3 on: 10 September, 2017, 09:59:30 pm »
If there was another Future Shock with an identical plot to The a Last Rumble of the Platinum Horde, we'd know about it. I think she is thinking of that one, and thinks it's another one, but it can't be.

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Re: Name that Shock!
« Reply #4 on: 13 September, 2017, 12:46:33 am »
I perhaps should have mentioned that she told me what she remembered of it while we were at leaving drinks for some friends who have now left London *sniff*.  I started this thread with what I remembered of some stories that her account reminded me of at the time.  I've gone back to her and got her to tell me what she remembers of the plot while I'm in a state to pass it on...

"Our human 'heroes' return to a lost in legend Planet Earth to find it full of diseased ugly mutant humans. They decide to cleanse the Earth and return it to pure humans like themselves. So they kill, slash and destroy everyone and everything that doesn't look like them. Only at the end, as they stand triumphant and marvel on the purity they have restored, do we see them from behind.. The 'heroes' are also mutants - with lizard tails."

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Re: Name that Shock!
« Reply #5 on: 13 September, 2017, 09:06:00 pm »
Ok that's not Platinum Horde then. But I'm afraid I don't recognise it. It does sound very 2000AD though.