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Title: Best strips of 2018
Post by: norton canes on 03 January, 2019, 11:23:35 am
This thread should be an annual event, like the excellent Best Covers ones. I’m looking forward to Best Strips of 2018 already!

Well you need look forward no longer, because here it is   :D

Yes, once again it's time to vote for your three favourite 2000 AD strips of the past year. Please rank them, it's three points for your 1st place choice down the one point for 3rd place. Please don't do joint placings as the scoring gets too complicated.

Here's the list of candidates, compiled by looking through the 2018 section of the online shop. I've omitted Dredd, as it seems a bit unfair to compare the comic's weekly fixture against the rest of its ever-changing roster. I've also left out one-shots from the year's specials, and Future Shocks. However I've left in Infestinauts because even though it's a 3riller, as a 3-part story it's long enough to judge. Please let me know if I've missed any other non-single-issue strips.

A.B.C. Warriors
Anderson
Bad Company
Brass Sun
Brink
Durham Red
The Fall Of Deadworld
Fiends Of The Eastern Front
Grey Area
Infestinauts
Jaegir
Kingdom
Mechastopheles
The Order
Savage
Sinister Dexter
Skip Tracer
Strontium Dog
Survival Geeks


A reminder of last year's top 3:

Brink   (51 pts)
The Fall of Deadworld   (25 pts)
Hope ...for the Future   (17 pts)

This time round, will even half a Brink strip prove too much of a match for the competition?

Only you can decide!
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: wedgeski on 03 January, 2019, 11:46:55 am
Brink 3
Grey Area 2
Strontium Dog 1
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 03 January, 2019, 12:06:55 pm
1 — Brink
2 — Jaegir
3 — Kingdom

Although, I have to say that I enjoyed pretty much everything on that list, to the extent that there's nothing on there that I'd be sorry to see make a return appearance in 2019.

(Did we really get through a whole year without a series of Slaine…?)
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: JamesC on 03 January, 2019, 12:37:36 pm
1 - Brink
2 - Deadworld
3 - Grey Area


When was Kingmaker and when's it coming back? I loved that one.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: norton canes on 03 January, 2019, 12:45:31 pm
1. Jaegir
Short, sharp and utterly electrifying, courtesy of Gordon Rennie's literate script and the sublime vision of Simon Coleby and Len O'Grady.

2. Strontium Dog
Sentimental reasons? Hell, maybe. Still, no-one writes quite as effortlessly and exquisitely as John Wagner; and no art will ever complement a strip as well as that of Carlos Ezquerra.

3. Survival Geeks
OK so perhaps the fact they themed a whole arc around Doctor Who has something to do with this. But I love 'em anyway.


Honourable mentions to the mighty triumvirate of Dan Abnett epics Brink, Kingdom and Grey Area, as well as Kek-W's Fall Of Deadworld. Actually I think the only reason Brink isn't in the top three is that I know it's going to be even better in 2019.

I also loved the re-tooled Durham Red and Fiends Of The Western Front; Mechastopheles proved its worth as a full-length proposition; and Infestinauts can't return too soon.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Mardroid on 03 January, 2019, 12:56:59 pm
Fiends of the Eastern Front (My phone changed 'fiends' to 'friends')
Durham Red
Fall of Deadworld (or 'Deadwood' according for my phone.

Occurs to me there is a bit of a theme in my choices.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: dweezil2 on 03 January, 2019, 01:00:19 pm
1: Strontium Dog

2: Jaegir

3: Savage
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: broodblik on 03 January, 2019, 01:13:12 pm
1 Jaegir
2. Brass Sun
3. Fiends of the Eastern Front

Well 2018 was a very good year. Runner-ups: Brink, Deadworld and Strontium Dog

Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: James Stacey on 03 January, 2019, 01:29:08 pm
1- Fiends of the Eastern Front
2- Brink
3- Strontium Dog
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: IndigoPrime on 03 January, 2019, 02:58:53 pm
1. Kingdom
Did it end? Who knows? Regardless, this has been one of my favourite strips in 2000 AD's history, and the latest strip was as good as it's ever been.

2. Fiends Of The Eastern Front
A nicely chilling take on a strip that of late appears to have far more scope than I'd ever thought. I really liked the historic aspect, pulling in threads that made me think of Hellboy.

3. Durham Red
To my mind, the first time the character's really been done service. Great art, although the switch halfway through jarred. Hard to know where they will take this now Carlos is no longer with us, mind (on the basis that
it's very unlikely we'll now see any more Strontium Dog).

HMs

Brink: Smart plotting, great art, and proof that slow-burn and talky doesn't mean boring
The Fall Of Deadworld: Relentlessly creepy and horrifying, although not _quite_ at the heights of last year for me, in part due to the rather too overt elseworlds stuff creeping in
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: ming on 03 January, 2019, 03:00:26 pm
1 - Brink
2 - Fiends
3 - Grey Area

Brink has been a massive favourite of mine since it started and continues to hit all the right notes; wonderful storytelling featuring some astonishingly beautiful art.

Fiends... My initial misgivings about a revisit to the world of Constanta & Co. were happily misplaced and I loved this to bits (I wasn't a massive fan of the Stalingrad outing).  Different enough but familiar at the same time and Dave Taylor's art has been bloody marvelous!

For 3rd place in a strong year I opted for Grey Area mainly since, for me, it's developed really, really well lately - interesting characters with lots of detail in plot and art (as well as sufficient humour) means it's another great 2000AD world to get lost in.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: WhizzBang on 03 January, 2019, 04:48:16 pm
1) Brink
2) Brass Sun
3) The Fall Of Deadworld

I always enjoy it when older strips like Strontium Dog, Durham Red, and Sinister Dexter show up though.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Mardroid on 03 January, 2019, 06:08:47 pm
Forgot Grey Area!

Oh... i'll stick to my guns.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Huey2 on 03 January, 2019, 07:23:07 pm
1st - Strontium Dog
2nd - Fiends
3rd - Savage.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Tomwe on 03 January, 2019, 07:49:29 pm
3- Brass Sun
2- Kingdom
1- Fiends Of The Eastern Front
I began the year re-reading all of Brass Sun to date so that was a necesssary inclusion, and similarly with Kingdom’s second Ultimate Collection volume dropping the late part of the year I was all in with Gene & co.
But Dave Taylor’s art on Fiends made it top my list.
What a great year- here’s to more great thrills in 2019!
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: moly on 03 January, 2019, 08:13:37 pm
1 jaegir
2 fall of deadworld
3 survival geeks
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: The Mind of Wolfie Smith on 03 January, 2019, 09:51:21 pm
1. jaegir
2. brass sun
3. fiends
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: DrJomster on 03 January, 2019, 10:58:03 pm
Love these polls. It would be a bit clearer though to either say: 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 1 point, 2 points, 3 points, otherwise it’s a bit ambiguous isn’t it? *ducks for cover in case it’s actually obvious to everyone else*
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: DrJomster on 03 January, 2019, 11:01:16 pm
1st Brink
2nd Jaegir
3rd Strontium Dog
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Magnetica on 03 January, 2019, 11:53:19 pm
1st Brink
2nd Grey Area
3rd Savage.

For me it’s Brink by a country mile. Honourable mention for Survival Geeks, which went from being not really my thing to me actually quite liking it.

Also it seems a bit harsh to leave out Kingdom, but you can only vote for so many.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Fungus on 04 January, 2019, 12:38:50 am
1st. Brink
2nd. Grey Area
3rd. Mechastopholes
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Colin YNWA on 04 January, 2019, 06:21:14 am
Its very difficult this year and I'm sad to leave out a few, loved the recent Sinister Dexter, Fiends and Dead World but I'll go for

3rd - Kingdom - if that is the end it was a great one
2nd - Brass Sun
1st - Brink
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: ming on 04 January, 2019, 08:03:59 am
Love these polls. It would be a bit clearer though to either say: 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 1 point, 2 points, 3 points, otherwise it’s a bit ambiguous isn’t it? *ducks for cover in case it’s actually obvious to everyone else*

I did wonder about that after I just listed 1-2-3; I meant these as the ranks rather than the points and I guess most people intend the same?
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: wedgeski on 04 January, 2019, 09:20:56 am
Brink 3
Grey Area 2
Strontium Dog 1
Just to be clear: I have listed the number of points I wish to award each strip, with Brink my favourite strip of the year. :)
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: norton canes on 04 January, 2019, 09:43:29 am
Love these polls. It would be a bit clearer though to either say: 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 1 point, 2 points, 3 points, otherwise it’s a bit ambiguous isn’t it? *ducks for cover in case it’s actually obvious to everyone else*


Good point   :-\


Probably best if people stick to this format when posting their votes:

1st x
2nd x
3rd x

I think most of the posts are pretty clear - thanks for your clarification, wedgeski  :)

Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Tomwe on 04 January, 2019, 10:44:01 am
I may be the only one who misunderstood then. If a mod wants to delete my earlier post that would help but really I like them all.
1st Fiends Of The Eastern Front
2nd Kingdom
3rd Brass Sun

3- Brass Sun
2- Kingdom
1- Fiends Of The Eastern Front
I began the year re-reading all of Brass Sun to date so that was a necesssary inclusion, and similarly with Kingdom’s second Ultimate Collection volume dropping the late part of the year I was all in with Gene & co.
But Dave Taylor’s art on Fiends made it top my list.
What a great year- here’s to more great thrills in 2019!
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: norton canes on 04 January, 2019, 10:52:36 am
No worries, I got that! You mentioned in your post that Fiends topped the list.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: BPP on 04 January, 2019, 12:56:27 pm
1st - strontium dog
2nd - brink
3rd - grey area


Honourable mention but no points (soz) to fiends.

The small house was story of the year tho. No doubt. Despite the forum naysayers.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Batman's Superior Cousin on 05 January, 2019, 09:34:56 pm
3 - The Fall of Deadworld
2 - Gray Area
1 - Brink
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Rogue Judge on 05 January, 2019, 10:33:21 pm
My undisputed top 3:

1-Strontium Dog
2- Kingdom
3- Jaegir

Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Richard on 06 January, 2019, 12:38:48 am
1st Durham Red
2nd Strontium Dog
3rd Kingdom
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: The Adventurer on 06 January, 2019, 05:32:06 am
3rd-Strontium Dog
2nd-Fall of Deadworld
1st-Brink


This year was a bit tougher then last year. I didn't think this year's The Order was as good as previous outings (Armored Gideon didn't seem to add much to the story). Mechastopheles was a good continuation of the 3riller, but hasn't wowed me yet (except the art). Fiends of the Eastern Front was actually pretty good! But not top 3 contender. Brass Sun was another solid showing, love that series. Skip Tracer is serviceable but unexciting. The Grey Area is going places, and I enjoy it a lot. I actually can't remember what exactly Jaegir was about this year, I'm sure it was good. But if I can't recall it, not a great sign. I wish Survival Geeks was better. Sinister Dexter got kinda weird with the WWII Commando comic thing, not really what I'm looking for in Sin-Dex. Bad Company... was really not very good for me. I actually think color hurt it. Kingdom was good as always, but not super exciting.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: ZenArcade on 06 January, 2019, 01:18:08 pm
1: Fall of Dead world.
2: Jaegir
3: Brink

Z
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Leigh S on 06 January, 2019, 02:05:48 pm
1st Stront - a fitting end to the strip, if end there must be, with it's theme of having to fill the boots of legends.

2nd Infestinauts - Now Brink should probably be here if I was voting purely on enjoyment, but MORE NEW STUFF THARG.  That is all

3rd Durham Red - I'm also of the opinion Red has never hit the spot for me in all her iterations, including the original, so this is a winner for me, mostly, though the odd unexplained super speed stuff at the end pushes it down to 3rd slot.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Magnetica on 06 January, 2019, 02:34:29 pm
The small house was story of the year tho. No doubt. Despite the forum naysayers.

Yep totally agree with that. Indeed the best Dredd story for a while - probably since Ladykiller.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: broodblik on 06 January, 2019, 03:10:11 pm
The small house was story of the year tho. No doubt. Despite the forum naysayers.

Yep totally agree with that. Indeed the best Dredd story for a while - probably since Ladykiller.

Totally agree Small House was not only one off the best Dredd stories the last few years it was one of the best stories this year.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Lorenzo on 06 January, 2019, 03:33:01 pm
1st - Brink
2nd - Fall of Deadworld
3rd - Grey Area
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: CitizenDoov on 06 January, 2019, 11:25:07 pm
1st Brink
2nd Grey Area
3rd Fiends of the Eastern Front
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: norton canes on 08 January, 2019, 12:45:41 pm
I guess we'll give this until the end of tomorrow (Wed 9th) if that's OK?

Haven't done any counting yet but it looks like a winner may have emerged...
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 08 January, 2019, 12:53:31 pm
Haven't done any counting yet but it looks like a winner may have emerged...

Skip Tracer?
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: broodblik on 08 January, 2019, 01:38:07 pm
Haven't done any counting yet but it looks like a winner may have emerged...

Skip Tracer?

I did the count and yes Skip Tracer might just edge it.....
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) on 08 January, 2019, 09:02:18 pm
Hope not too late:

1st Brink
2nd Fiends
3rd Grey Area

SBT
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Sean SD on 09 January, 2019, 04:01:29 pm
Too late for my vote to count but my top 3 for 2018 were:

1st Strontium Dog
2nd Brink
3rd Durham Red

Honourable mentions to
Sinister Dexter
Fiends Of The Eastern Front
Grey Area

Cheers
Sean
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: norton canes on 09 January, 2019, 04:59:10 pm
No, it's OK, not counted them yet! Probably do the sums tomorrow  :)
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Colin YNWA on 09 January, 2019, 05:01:21 pm
No, it's OK, not counted them yet! Probably do the sums tomorrow  :)

Looking forward to seeing this. Sterling job Norton Canes.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Pyroxian on 09 January, 2019, 05:06:40 pm
Looking forward to seeing this. Sterling job Norton Canes.

Will quickly sneak in my votes then:

1. Brink
2. Survival Geeks
3. Strontium Dog
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: I, Cosh on 09 January, 2019, 05:11:03 pm
01. Brink (this strip will most probably be the best of 2019 too)
02. Lawless
03. Jaegir
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Link Prime on 09 January, 2019, 05:55:27 pm
Cheers Norton  :thumbsup:

My votes:

1st - Brink
2nd - Fiends of the Eastern Front
3rd - Fall of Deadworld
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: AlexF on 10 January, 2019, 09:16:38 am
Always I am late to these poll threads!

My list:

1st Survival Geeks
2nd Brink
3rd Sinister Dexter

(I feel bad putting Brink at the top when it's an incomplete thrill - but I'll be honest and say this third series hasn't been quite as good as the first two, although I'm desperate to see how it unfolds)

Honourable mentions from me - Bad Company (mostly for the Return of the Mac); Mechastopheles (Another series with a clearer plot could propel this into Nemesis-level fun); Fiends (Dave Taylor's art especially, but Trevallion's working wonders too); Durham Red

And yes, best thrill of the year was actually Judge Dredd: the Small House. Hand on heart, not a vintage year for my money. The Megazine, on the other hand, that's been on scorching form!
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: norton canes on 10 January, 2019, 10:16:15 am
OK, the results are in! (hoping my counting skills have been accurate...)

1st   2nd   3rd   
Brink164157
Strontium Dog62527
Jaegir44222
Fiends Of The Eastern Front   35322
Grey Area4513
The Fall Of Deadworld13312
Durham Red12310
Kingdom12310
Brass Sun419
Survival Geeks1127
Savage33
Infestinauts12
Mechastopheles11
Sinister Dexter11
A.B.C. Warriors0
Anderson0
Bad Company0
Skip Tracer0
The Order0


Clearly, not even the fact that only half a chapter was published diminished the extraordinary appeal of Brink. I wonder if its runaway popularity will influence Tharg to go for more long-form strips?

In the year we lost one of its much-loved co-creators, it's fantastic to see that the latest, and hopefully not the last, installment of Strontium Dog proved a massive favourite; and two strips with their roots in war stories from progs past tie for third place, making a cast-iron top four.

Continuing down the table ten other strips accumulated points, leaving a further five to wonder what might have been. Should we include Dredd in the voting next year? Alternatively, I thought perhaps a separate vote for best Dredd story might be a good idea (but someone else might have to run that one!)

Anyone who missed the deadline, don't worry, post your votes! It's always good to read what people like. NB there was one set of votes I didn't score - Batman's Superior Cousin, I wasn't sure of your reverse 3-2-1 (https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=45626.msg999173#msg999173) denoted points or positions. Sorry!

That's that, then. Let the discussion commence...
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Fungus on 10 January, 2019, 10:30:58 am
The other story there is probably Fiends? Great to see new(ish) blood doing well.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Magnetica on 10 January, 2019, 10:37:03 am
Great to see a resounding win for Brink. For me it really does rank as highly as anything we have had in the Prog ever - yes even early Slaine, Nemesis, Zenith etc.

As you say it would be great to see more long form stories in the Prog....on the other hand, as you said earlier, Skip Tracer had more episodes than anything else last year (ok they were different stories) but it didn't score a single point. I guess that just underlines that it is quality that counts, rather than (just) the number of appearances.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: broodblik on 10 January, 2019, 01:48:47 pm
Thanks for the trouble hosting this and I think doing a separate vote for Dredd .
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Batman's Superior Cousin on 10 January, 2019, 02:28:01 pm
Anyone who missed the deadline, don't worry, post your votes! It's always good to read what people like. NB there was one set of votes I didn't score - Batman's Superior Cousin, I wasn't sure of your reverse 3-2-1 (https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=45626.msg999173#msg999173) denoted points or positions. Sorry!

Good grief man, it quite clearly meand Third, Second, First Place in descending order. If there was any confusing, you could have just messaged me. It’s not rocket science mate!!

Anyway, I’ll start a Favourite Judge Dredd story next year, if anyone wants me to!!
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 10 January, 2019, 02:40:25 pm
Good grief man, it quite clearly meand Third, Second, First Place in descending order. If there was any confusing, you could have just messaged me. It’s not rocket science mate!!

Equally, it wouldn't have been rocket science to read the post from norton which preceded yours that clearly said he'd assume 1st, 2nd, 3rd in that order unless explicitly stated otherwise.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: JamesC on 10 January, 2019, 02:58:47 pm
What a year for Dan Abnett. Not only does he take the top spot but he has three stories in the top ten!
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: broodblik on 10 January, 2019, 03:11:11 pm
Hopefully we will see more Brink in the coming years. If it has to end now please give is a proper edning (I am looking at you Kingdom  :lol:) 
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Batman's Superior Cousin on 10 January, 2019, 06:57:28 pm
Good grief man, it quite clearly meand Third, Second, First Place in descending order. If there was any confusing, you could have just messaged me. It’s not rocket science mate!!

Equally, it wouldn't have been rocket science to read the post from norton which preceded yours that clearly said he'd assume 1st, 2nd, 3rd in that order unless explicitly stated otherwise.


Looking through his last post, I see absolutely no mention of this.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 10 January, 2019, 07:25:37 pm
Looking through his last post, I see absolutely no mention of this.

(https://i.imgur.com/yknfvH4.jpg)
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: norton canes on 10 January, 2019, 08:11:20 pm
Please herewith find the results table updated to include the voting of Batman's Superior Cousin:

1st   2nd   3rd   
Brink174160
Strontium Dog62527
Jaegir44222
Fiends Of The Eastern Front   35322
Grey Area5515
The Fall Of Deadworld13413
Durham Red12310
Kingdom12310
Brass Sun419
Survival Geeks1127
Savage33
Infestinauts12
Mechastopheles11
Sinister Dexter11
A.B.C. Warriors0
Anderson0
Bad Company0
Skip Tracer0
The Order0


Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Magnetica on 10 January, 2019, 08:34:35 pm
What a year for Dan Abnett. Not only does he take the top spot but he has three stories in the top ten!

And no doubt Lawless would win a Megazine story of the year poll if there was one.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Colin YNWA on 10 January, 2019, 09:40:32 pm
Wow the clear winner aside that's really interesting.

Feel bad that Bad Company and The Order didn't get a single point and loved the second book of Skip Tracer, when it was sat next to some absolutely stella thrills it held its own.

Thanks for doing this Norton Cane.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: DrJomster on 10 January, 2019, 10:15:10 pm
Thanks for running this! Good fun!

If we do more polls, I’d suggest just giving the results of just the top ten positions say. That way there’s no highlighting of cases with nil points, which can come about just due to the way the voting is done. I quite like Skip Tracer for example. It just wasn’t in my top three.

Lots of love for Brink I see.

Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Batman's Superior Cousin on 10 January, 2019, 11:50:34 pm
Ah, thought you were refering to my last post. Cheers Jim!! And thanks Norton as well!! :D
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: norton canes on 11 January, 2019, 10:00:03 am
Thanks for running this! Good fun!

Cheers!

Quote
If we do more polls, I’d suggest just giving the results of just the top ten positions say. That way there’s no highlighting of cases with nil points, which can come about just due to the way the voting is done. I quite like Skip Tracer for example. It just wasn’t in my top three

Yeah, I take your point. My thinking was that a top three is simply a nice easy thing to score - also it reflects the old cut-out voting coupon which used to appear in the prog. I suppose it could be expanded to a top 5, which would be more inclusive. Or, perhaps people could just rate all the stories out of 5 or 10. I've got a whole year to mull it over!
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: The Mind of Wolfie Smith on 11 January, 2019, 11:22:48 am
thanks for organising this. and delighted to see the love for brink and jaegir. slow-burn character driven epics and arguably the most interesting and most richly delineated female characters in the prog since halo jones.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: rs_jr on 22 January, 2019, 01:04:35 am
whats most peoples thoughts on slaine the brutania chronicles ( its only slaine i havent read yet) ?
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: broodblik on 22 January, 2019, 02:32:08 am
Personally it was not the best Slaine series if read and I will almost rate it as one of the worse the exception is Davis wonderful painted art.

Start from the beginning, Saline Warriors Dawn https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/slaine/XB166 (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/slaine/XB166) and follow it in chronological order.

If you want the best Saline series it is the Horned God https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/slaine/XB329A (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/slaine/XB329A)
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: rs_jr on 22 January, 2019, 05:36:30 am
Personally it was not the best Slaine series if read and I will almost rate it as one of the worse the exception is Davis wonderful painted art.

Start from the beginning, Saline Warriors Dawn https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/slaine/XB166 (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/slaine/XB166) and follow it in chronological order.

If you want the best Saline series it is the Horned God https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/slaine/XB329A (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/slaine/XB329A)


I have read Slaine upto book of scars but not sure to pick the hardcovers up before the start of the new slaine this year or just wait for the ultimate collection to catch up since i am collecting it?
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 22 January, 2019, 09:27:17 am
Start from the beginning, Saline Warriors Dawn https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/slaine/XB166 (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/slaine/XB166) and follow it in chronological order.

If you want the best Saline series it is the Horned God
https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/slaine/XB329A (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/graphic-novels/slaine/XB329A)

Personally, I think it's this one:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Se2UHyMeFR8/VAQYqb5IuBI/AAAAAAAAAF4/ifl0GMhJZmA/s1600/SalineRange.jpg)
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Link Prime on 22 January, 2019, 09:50:34 am
There has to be some mileage to an issue of Zarjaz featuring Judge Dread, Rouge Trooper, Tranny Rex, Match 1 and Saline The King.
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Bolt-01 on 22 January, 2019, 11:13:47 am
... sob...
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 22 January, 2019, 11:23:16 am
I'd read it!
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: Bolt-01 on 22 January, 2019, 11:48:16 am
You'd end up drawing some of it if I had my way!
Title: Re: Best strips of 2018
Post by: broodblik on 22 January, 2019, 02:12:29 pm
lol @ Dark Jimbo I have not seen Salin in "Time Killer" or "Demon Killer" flavor (do you if it will be available this year ?)