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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 26 May, 2022, 09:54:17 PM »
Is this Tom King's Mister Miracle?  Been a while since I read that one.  I think I took it more at face value that it's about Scott need to escape from developing to his need to escape to.  I dunno, I don't remember much of the story, but I do remember having a blast reading it.

Yeah the Tom King one.

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 26 May, 2022, 09:04:25 PM »

I finished reading Tom's Mister Miracle (for the 4th time or something) this morning. Brilliant book. Each time I finish it I come up with new ideas about the ending :)

So my take is....

Scott Free is trying to escape the super-hero comic reboot/relaunch cycle. His life won’t progress because our reality demands the status quo. He tries to kill himself, the comic won’t let the title character die So he forces the issue, killing off other characters, having a baby. And story keeps trying to rerail him back to a status quo. In the end he manages to break the cycle by burning nearly everything down, but even that is only as temporary as the end of the last page.

That’s my interpretation at least.

That's a cool one!

Mine (my latest) is a bit similar. Scott is having trouble thanks to letting his real life getting "invaded" by comic stuff, or if it's a comic which is "invaded" by reality. Scott is sure he can escape, which he "does" with the "Mister Miracle won't be continued".

I also really like the He's stuck in hell or heaven, but choose to stay hinted in the last issue by Bug and Orion :)

Just finished this and I breezed through it. Its an easy 'read' but I defo need to go back and read it again to get more out of it. I go with Apestrife pretty much. By killing himself in the 'superhero' world at the being Scott (and Barda) escape the comics world (the art changing straight after that comic book continuity recap.). He does, he escape a comic book death by going into a 'real' world of change and growth and struggle and pain. Real life is Heaven and Hell. It really is. The antilife equation is all around us, but we carry on. He is offered countless chances to escape back into the comic world, specifically emphasised by the chance to repeat Highfather's pact in that classic story. The chance to repeat the same story again and again. He chooses not to and Highfather specifically tells him he fails.

So he's condemned to a 'real life' and in that the death of closing his eyes Jacob sees when he counts the four worlds.

Its brilliant... or it could be. I need to read it again taking that meaning with me to see if its there... I have a long history of getting this type of thing wrong!

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PM me with brides

He's out of fuckin control!

And don't think for one minute that was a typo!

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I think you are all missing the point of me running these tournaments. As any major 'sporting' body I'm wickly corrupt and if you want any adjustment to voting I need the appropriate ... budget shall we say... to carry out the administration involved.

Preferably from a luxary boat in some sunny, tropical cove or other.

PM me with brides appropriate offers for research budgets...

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Assuming Proteus Vex goes out, that and Devlin should have their own competition of greats ejected from the competition while the likes of flipping Fr1day sail on.

That's the kinda thing that Broodblik excels at.

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Whatever happens here we lose a superb thrill and its good to see both getting praise. Keep it up today and I'll wrap it up in the morning. The more we talk about great thrills like these the more we remember how lucky we are.

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Almost time here and there'd need to be a twist in the tail for this one to turn around on the last day... do you see it, do you see what I did... good huh... well I thought it was. They'll be a result in the morning regardless.

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Week 3 of Round 3 is ‘One and Done’ week with no fewer than 3 of the surviving Future Shockesque stories appearing. They all have very interesting ties and … well we’ll see. In my mind though, intriguing as those clashes are, is a modern master's face-off that is one of the ties of the Round for me, not everyone I imagine, but for me…

You could wonder how the heck a thrill like Friday’s Rogue Trooper has got to Round 3, when we’ve lost thrills like Devlin Waugh and Zombo already. Well here we must understand luck of the draw and to be fair Friday has rid us of both Dinosty and Dead Meat so far, so it's doing everyone favours. Storm Warning has had a harder passage … well after Really and Truly taking out okayyyy thrill Asylum.

Storm Warning - more info

Vs

Rogue Trooper (Friday) - 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 Sunday 29th May and the winner gets a place in Round 4 (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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Week 3 of Round 3 is ‘One and Done’ week with no fewer than 3 of the surviving Future Shockesque stories appearing. They all have very interesting ties and … well we’ll see. In my mind though, intriguing as those clashes are, is a modern master's face-off that is one of the ties of the Round for me, not everyone I imagine, but for me…

Those Robo-Tales have taken out few done in ones Tales from MC-1 and 86ers thus far. It will face a much stiffer challenge with Survival Geeks, conqueror of Soul Gun Warrior, a delightful thrill that was funny and charming and made the smart move of knowing when to bow out.

Ro-Jaws' Robo Tale - more info

Vs

Survival Geeks - 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 Sunday 29th May and the winner gets a place in Round 4 (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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VOTING CLOSED

Same score in both ties today. This was one was more toe to toe with the thrills exchanging blows that the tail [not a typo a hint] of two half the other tie was. Both great thrills not its nice to see a controverial reimagining get the credit it teethy delight deserves and

Hookjaw

will be haunting the shores of Round 4.

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VOTING CLOSED

Wow that was intense. Insurrection opened a 7 : 1 lead in the early voting and looked to be sweepign this one. The Future Shocks started to come back, and back and back. Even however even when FS was on top form it wasn't consistence enough and Insurrection was still pulling votes in. Yep it was intense but at the end of the day

Insurrection

held the line to fight in Round 4. The voting seemed fitting!

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General / Re: Sideshow Vote II: BFG no man it is GFD
« on: 25 May, 2022, 10:45:57 AM »
... So... Ant Wars, because, like, giant man-eating ants.

Just thin we need to remind folks of this more often. GIANT MAN-EATING ANTS... some with wings. I think your allowed to change you votes...

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The more this one perculates in my noggin the more I wonder if the right answer is Ron Smith. Not cos of his Dredd but rather the way he truly defined the citizens of Mega City One that are so fundament to the series as a whole... I need to rumniate some more...

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General / Re: Moonrunners series
« on: 25 May, 2022, 10:39:20 AM »
Is it an Alan McKenzie rights thing that has prevented it being reprinted? Were as Summer Magic was worth sorting that out for Moonrunners just doesn't justify any additional work?

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Another close one, but think I know which way its going. Reckon a strong showing from either today will defo seal it. Vote today for tomorrow we annouce.

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