Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 

Author Topic: Quailfying 2 - 5: Steve McManus vs Peter Hogan - Ultimate Not Wagner Tournament  (Read 289 times)

Colin YNWA

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 15817
    • View Profile
Last vote of qualifying - wayhey! This one strikes me as tough. One of the greatest of Tharg's little helpers BUT that matters not a jot - in this context - it his writing - and there's been a fair amount of that on good strips . On the other had the man who most famously recieved Tharg's wrath but has before that and recently produced some very interesting strips. So based on their WRITING for Tharg

Steve McManus - http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=droid&page=profiles&choice=STEVEM

or

Peter Hogan - http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=droid&page=profiles&choice=PETERH

What is all this nonsense you ask well we're finding out whose 2000ad (Meg and associated items) writing do you prefer? Voting - just add a comment here with whose work you prefer (and anything else you might wish to say to discuss their work). This vote closes some time early Thursday 28th May?

Want to know more https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=46447.0

Next Qualifying 2 face off starts tomorrow - we're getting nearly at the Tourney proper - how exciting.

broodblik

  • Member
  • Evil Cyborg
  • ****
  • Posts: 2024
  • watkykjy?
    • View Profile
Peter Hogan
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.

abelardsnazz

  • Member
  • Prog Stacking Droid
  • ***
  • Posts: 724
  • Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown.
    • View Profile
Peter Hogan

Dark Jimbo

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 7296
  • Grobbendonk spoke gibberish, a fringeworld dialect
    • View Profile
    • DarkJimbo on Deviantart
Got to be Hogan for me, too.

IndigoPrime

  • Administrator
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 9496
    • View Profile
    • http://www.craiggrannell.com
Slam-dunk for Hogan.

Bolt-01

  • Global Moderator
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 11445
  • It ain't called ZARJAZ fer nuthin'!
    • View Profile
    • FutureQuake Press
Peter Hogan.

I loves me some notorious fantasy.

TordelBack

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 26603
  • Thunder Chops is dragged off, gnashing...
    • View Profile
I thought this one was fairly straightforward,  I've always enjoyed Hogan's stuff, and despite MacManus' editing chops, other than MACH 0 and the great Shok! there isn't much in his script catalogue that inspires me. But then I remembered The Mighty One - I know it's not a 2000AD publication per se,  but it's one of the best reads around for the nuts and bolts of the comic.

So with a reluctant guilty wave to Maeve the Many-Armed,  I think I'll go for Steve MacManus.

Funt Solo

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 7198
  • Lorne: A Real Sausage!
    • View Profile
Alan Smithee Hogan
++ logos ++ stages ++ coma ++

Richard

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 2575
  • Beast Code WWW
    • View Profile
Hogan's work was so bad that I'm counting it as a negative number of stories, so if the only factor was quantity I'd vote for MacManus. But of course quality is more important, and for MACH Zero and his autobiography im voting for MacManus.

TordelBack

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 26603
  • Thunder Chops is dragged off, gnashing...
    • View Profile
So with a reluctant guilty wave to Maeve the Many-Armed...

Oops, just remembered Maeve is from Hilary Robinson's tenure,  not that of notorious fantasist Ho-Gan, so my vote for MacManus is unencumbered by (as much) regret. Good of you all not to point and laugh, appreciated.

Colin YNWA

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 15817
    • View Profile
This one has been quite quiet and still remains a little in the balance. So use your grasp your very last chance to influence qualifying and get your vote in today as I'll wrap this one, round 2 of qaulifying and hotdamn qualifying itself up first thing in the morning.

People its about to get real. REAL.

AlexF

  • Member
  • Posting Machine
  • ***
  • Posts: 1011
    • View Profile
    • Heroes of 2000AD blog
You're right this is a tough one. I really do like MACH Zero quite a bit, probably more than any single Hogan story. But then I love the whimsy of Timehouse, and the recent Zaucer of Zilk was superbly well written, so much zesty dialogue.

I'm giving it to Hogan not Rogan*, on the grounds that I'd be more excited to see his name in the credits box in the next Prog.

*That was one of Mac-1's pseudonyms, right?

rogue69

  • Member
  • Prog Stacking Droid
  • ***
  • Posts: 787
    • View Profile
Tough one but I'll go for Steve MacManus

Ghost MacRoth

  • Member
  • Posting Machine
  • ***
  • Posts: 1237
    • View Profile
McManus
I don't have a drinking problem.  I drink, I get drunk, I fall over.  No problem!

Colin YNWA

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 15817
    • View Profile
Well as it starts so it ends. Nice symmetry. This vote started with one participant streaking ahead and the vote seemed done and dusted. Yet as the final votes came in there was a swing, a very significient... would they hold on, would they get caught at the line... well... no

Peter Hogan

Held on to become our final qualifier and so the first round proper is full and we're good to go...