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Author Topic: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15  (Read 399 times)

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
« Reply #15 on: 27 January, 2022, 11:54:16 AM »
Button man. And I haven't even read it.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
« Reply #16 on: 27 January, 2022, 12:02:19 PM »
Two tales of hard men with guns fighting against "the man".  Grey Suit has an overabundance of polemic and it's hard man lead has so little character I can't even remember his name (despite having read this fairly recently in the UC) . Button Man has the benefit of a coherent storyline and how could anyone forget Harry Ex. It's an easy win for Button Man.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
« Reply #17 on: 27 January, 2022, 12:45:00 PM »
Button man. And I haven't even read it.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
« Reply #18 on: 27 January, 2022, 01:01:27 PM »
Button Man. Harry Ex doesn’t talk in slogans, he just gets on with it.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
« Reply #19 on: 27 January, 2022, 02:10:06 PM »
It's a fine balancing act with Mills: Nemesis gets to be a bit evil because Torquemada is so much more evil. Slaine gets to slap Ukko around, and shag around, because the sea demons, or the Drunes are so much more wicked. By the time you get to Finn, you can see it fraying at the edges - the punishment for "hurting the planet" is to be drowned in toxic sludge. Greysuit was where the creative wellhead exploded - the protagonist is a serial killer. We're supposed to be cheering as he leaves heads in fridges, and it gets worse the longer it goes on. You can see it in the book titles: Prince of Darkness ... Foul Play.

Button Man lets you have your cake and eat it. Should be a movie franchise.
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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
« Reply #20 on: 27 January, 2022, 02:29:06 PM »
Bold of Colin to state even that he likes Greysuit up front! The art's good (but not as good as Button Man, even Book IV), and the updated version of 'compu-puncture hyper-power' to 'hypno-acupuncture' is intriguing (but somehow less elegant than a sinister voice on the end of a phone). Punching people's jaws off is neat, too (but not as tangible as cutting off a finger). Greysuit's actual plots, though, and the dialogue - they're both very bad. As opposed to Button Man, which has beautifully terse dialogue and some of the best contructed plots it's a wonder they're taking so long over the dman movie. It can't be that the script needs work, can it? It's already written!

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
« Reply #21 on: 27 January, 2022, 03:42:23 PM »
Bold of Colin to state even that he likes Greysuit up front!

Just to be clear I do really like Greysuit - even if the last book does go really wonky. But there isn't a world in the multiverse were I'd vote for it over Buttonman.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
« Reply #22 on: 27 January, 2022, 03:43:09 PM »
Button Man.  Reread this last year, still great, and I include The Hitman’s Daughter in that too. The art on the final series was of course very different but Irving was a great fit for the series and a much better choice having someone so stylistically different take over rather than someone similar but inevitably lesser than the mighty Ranson.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
« Reply #23 on: 27 January, 2022, 08:41:11 PM »
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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
« Reply #24 on: 27 January, 2022, 09:48:33 PM »
Button Man.  Reread this last year, still great, and I include The Hitman’s Daughter in that too. The art on the final series was of course very different but Irving was a great fit for the series and a much better choice having someone so stylistically different take over rather than someone similar but inevitably lesser than the mighty Ranson.

Glad to hear Hitman' Daughter was solid too. I'll move it up my reading priority list.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
« Reply #25 on: 28 January, 2022, 07:36:42 AM »
Greysuit

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
« Reply #26 on: 28 January, 2022, 08:27:13 AM »

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
« Reply #27 on: 28 January, 2022, 08:31:01 AM »
Greysuit

How could you? We were going for the perfect Wagnerism the balance will now be lost forever
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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
« Reply #28 on: 28 January, 2022, 09:24:07 AM »
Greysuit
There’s always one…

Which is one of the thigns that makes it so much fun. I love the fact that however clear cut a decision might seem there are always folks in the 2000ad community that will see things differently and have a different perspective.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Grey Suit vs. Button Man Round 2 Heat 15
« Reply #29 on: 29 January, 2022, 07:13:29 AM »
That Wagner chap who got thumped with his Ball Brothers strip seems to be doing a little better here? One last day to help redemn him!... err yeah cos he needs that! I'm wax lyrical tomorrow morning barring a miracle of silly proportions.