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Author Topic: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!  (Read 4675 times)

The Adventurer

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Re: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!
« Reply #30 on: 15 September, 2017, 01:50:28 am »
Now I absolutely love it, but it's done. Let's not do a "Robo-Hunter" on it.

I'd have been way more excited for the return of Samantha.

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Re: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!
« Reply #31 on: 15 September, 2017, 08:41:49 am »
...Samantha Slade looking like Molch-R?

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Re: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!
« Reply #32 on: 15 September, 2017, 10:29:36 am »
I know you all think Phase III is the best, but I was waiting for the US comic in-jokes to finish so we could get back to The Hitman and Her, politics, and recent history.
I was about to splutter that literally nobody thinks Phase III is the best but then I had a better idea.

At which point I discovered that it's not possible to create a new poll on this forum (even though there is a little "poll" icon at the bottom of the screen) so I've made my own to let us settle this once and for all.

It's science, yo!

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« Reply #33 on: 15 September, 2017, 11:15:29 am »
I was about to splutter that literally nobody thinks Phase III is the best but then I had a better idea.

At which point I discovered that it's not possible to create a new poll on this forum (even though there is a little "poll" icon at the bottom of the screen) so I've made my own to let us settle this once and for all.

It's science, yo!

Brilliant idea! I'll miss you when you quit the forum, in five posts time.

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Re: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!
« Reply #34 on: 15 September, 2017, 11:39:43 am »
voted phase 4 as I had read that originally in the prog & so I recall it most. Need to grab the slipcase and re-read. I for one am glad it didn't make it into the Hachette series yet.

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Re: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!
« Reply #35 on: 15 September, 2017, 11:49:24 am »
Phase 1 for me. It was just so fresh and exciting with fabulous art by Yeowell.

The first episode especially was a master class in introducing a new series.

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Re: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!
« Reply #36 on: 15 September, 2017, 11:55:42 am »
Phase III is the best - and also the blueprint for most of the rest of Grant Morrison's career. I was reading the collected 'Multiversity' the other day - it's Zenith Phase III all over again (but more meta and less Meta-Maid.)

Yeowell's Phase III art is a career high.

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Re: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!
« Reply #37 on: 15 September, 2017, 12:05:39 pm »
Phase III. It has Robot Archie beheading an Eldritch Abomination.

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Re: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!
« Reply #38 on: 15 September, 2017, 12:59:11 pm »
Phase III, especially for Steve Yeowell's wonderfully chiaroscuro artwork, which he's never bettered since (imho).
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Re: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!
« Reply #39 on: 15 September, 2017, 01:44:13 pm »
Phase III for me, too.

Remember the FA magazine interview (conducted by one "M Millar"), when Morrison simply said "Crisis on Fleetway Earths"?

Wonderful stuff and yes, probably the very best art Yeowell has ever blessed us with.

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« Reply #40 on: 15 September, 2017, 02:01:13 pm »
Phase III absolutely. Huge in scope and ambition and with all that it's exciting funny and entertaining and works in weekly chunks. And that art, just stunning.

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Re: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!
« Reply #41 on: 15 September, 2017, 02:05:48 pm »
Like most of us, I re-read all of it recently via the new collections.
Phase III has unarguably the best artwork (as pointed out, probably Yeowell's best ever artwork), but I can't say it's my favorite chapter.
It seemed just a little overindulgent for me, for lack of a better term.

I'll go against the grain and choose Phase IV as my preference.
It's a very fine conclusion, and the twist(s) blew my mind at the time of publication.

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Re: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!
« Reply #42 on: 15 September, 2017, 02:17:56 pm »
phase 4 robot archie on a hippie dinosaur nuff said

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Re: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!
« Reply #43 on: 15 September, 2017, 02:24:29 pm »
phase 3 ffs man  :D

oh yeah newsarama IS reporting this is a new one off written by matt smith

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Re: Zenith returns in Prog 2050!
« Reply #44 on: 15 September, 2017, 02:36:43 pm »
I'm surprised yet not surprised (if that makes any sense!) that an IP (ugh!) like Zenith has sat untouched for what, 25 years, nigh on?

BUT, for me, and I suspect a fair few others,  the story was essentially finished and it will always be very much a creators creation rather than a character that can be passed around to others.

But hey, good luck to all involved and, obviously, I hope it's a decent read.