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Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Bato Loco vs A.H.A.B Rd 1 Heat 82
« on: 10 January, 2022, 06:31:26 AM »
We’ve DONE IT - the final week of Round 1 - well done. You’ve earnt a break after all this work … so to respect that there’s one less vote this week. Just the 7 - I know I’m as generous as Tharg. If things are going to plan I might keep momentum up and BLAST straight into Round 2… enjoy the break!

Moby Dick with Space Whales, what’s not to love? Or are you much more the down and dirty low-life from Mega City One type?

Which most rattles your thrill-receptors:

Bato Loco - more info

Vs.

A.H.A.B. - 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 Thursday 13th January and the winner gets a place in Round 2 (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 Favourite Thrill - Bato Loco vs A.H.A.B Rd 1 Heat 82
« Reply #1 on: 10 January, 2022, 06:33:51 AM »
Bato Loco

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Bato Loco vs A.H.A.B Rd 1 Heat 82
« Reply #2 on: 10 January, 2022, 06:37:48 AM »
A.H.A.B.
When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.

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 Favourite Thrill - Bato Loco vs A.H.A.B Rd 1 Heat 82
« Reply #3 on: 10 January, 2022, 08:14:54 AM »
Bato Loco.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Bato Loco vs A.H.A.B Rd 1 Heat 82
« Reply #4 on: 10 January, 2022, 08:34:02 AM »
A.H.A.B.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Bato Loco vs A.H.A.B Rd 1 Heat 82
« Reply #5 on: 10 January, 2022, 11:11:40 AM »
A Sonic the Comic reader long before I was a squaxx, I was really excited that Nigel Kitching was joining the Good Ship Tharg, and reunited with his old StC compatriot Richard Elson, no less. But A.H.A.B was merely... okay.

So I'm voting Bato Loco on this one, which was never less than darn good fun.
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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Bato Loco vs A.H.A.B Rd 1 Heat 82
« Reply #6 on: 10 January, 2022, 11:48:50 AM »
Sorry to break the pattern here, but I'm voting Bato Loco. It's very silly, but an enjoyable silly. AHAB is merely OK, and didn't improve even after I actually read Moby Dick and got more of the references.
(Moby Dick is really good, btdubs)

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Bato Loco vs A.H.A.B Rd 1 Heat 82
« Reply #7 on: 10 January, 2022, 01:28:22 PM »
I agree AHAB was only ok. But so was Bato Loco. Another strip where the concept was better than the actual execution.

So I’m going for AHAB.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Bato Loco vs A.H.A.B Rd 1 Heat 82
« Reply #8 on: 10 January, 2022, 02:38:35 PM »
bato loco

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Bato Loco vs A.H.A.B Rd 1 Heat 82
« Reply #9 on: 10 January, 2022, 03:16:45 PM »
ABAB

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Bato Loco vs A.H.A.B Rd 1 Heat 82
« Reply #10 on: 10 January, 2022, 04:34:35 PM »
I've never re-read it, but quite enjoyed A.H.A.B at the time.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Bato Loco vs A.H.A.B Rd 1 Heat 82
« Reply #11 on: 10 January, 2022, 06:41:14 PM »
I'm not very fond of either, but Bato Loco wins on attitude.
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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Bato Loco vs A.H.A.B Rd 1 Heat 82
« Reply #12 on: 11 January, 2022, 09:26:35 PM »
I'm not very fond of either, but Bato Loco wins on attitude.

What he said.  Bato Loco.
“Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest”

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Bato Loco vs A.H.A.B Rd 1 Heat 82
« Reply #13 on: 12 January, 2022, 06:30:53 AM »
These two have been trading blows pretty much one for one and it looks immediately very close indeed. Last minute votes today will decide this one before I count up on the morning.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Bato Loco vs A.H.A.B Rd 1 Heat 82
« Reply #14 on: 13 January, 2022, 06:19:45 AM »
VOTING CLOSED

They've traded blows, they went toe to toe but in the end

Bato Loco

harpooned A.H.A.B. and slipped into Round 2 - coming soon!