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PsychoGoatee

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Re: Top ten Dredds and top ten non-Dredd thrills
« Reply #15 on: 18 June, 2018, 02:11:40 am »
Lot of cool lists in here! Graveyard Shift has a memorable ending that changed how I look at Dredd a bit, which is cool. Necropolis would be on my list too for sure.

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Re: Top ten Dredds and top ten non-Dredd thrills
« Reply #16 on: 18 June, 2018, 02:15:35 pm »
What's with the 'would be on my list'? Put it together and send it to Eamonn!!
Seeing other people's offerings already has me thinking I missed some crackers, but it's too late now.

Here's what I sent:
Top Ten non-Dredd Thrills:
1. Nemesis the Warlock Book 1
2. Low Life: Creation
3. Indigo Prime: Killing Time (but I cried inside about not finding space for Cradlegrave and the Herod epic)
4. Bad Company book 1
5. Anderson, Psi Division: The Protest
6. Strontium Dog: Incident on Mayjer Minor
7. Brink (man it was tough choosing this one over Brass Sun and indeed Lawless)
8. Caballistics, Inc: Downtime
9. Defoe: Brethren of the Night
10. Ace Trucking Co: The Doppelgarp (reckon I'll be on my own with this one, but I had to have some Belardinelli in there and the visual gags are killer in this story)


Top Ten Dredd Thrills:
1. The Dead Man
2. The Cursed Earth
3. America
4. Judge Death (the first story)
5. It Pays to be Mental
6. Rehab
7. Wot I did in my Summer Holidays (the second PJ Maybe story)
8. Road Stop
9. Letter from a Democrat
10. Unamerican Graffiti

-feel crazy about leaving out 'Alone in a Crowd', but there's so much amazing Dredd.
-fascinated that Nemesis VI is getting a lot of love - I knew it was good but I guess I need to read it again. For me it was a toss-up between Books I, IV and VII.

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Re: Top ten Dredds and top ten non-Dredd thrills
« Reply #17 on: 19 June, 2018, 09:57:54 pm »
Non Dredd
1). Nemesis Book 6
2). Strontium Dog Rage
3). A.B.C. Warriors on Mars – Mad George
4). Ace Trucking – Strike
5). Slaine the King
6). Bad Company Book 1
7). Balls Brothers
8). Button Man Book 3
9). Robo-Hunter – Farewell my billions
10). Big Dave – Target Baghdad

Dredd
1)   Judge Child Quest
2)   Revolution
3)   By Lethal Injection
4)   Tale of the Dead Man
5)   The Dead Man
6)   In the Bath
7)   The Pit
8)   Sin City
9)   Total War
10)   Slow Crime Day

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Re: Top ten Dredds and top ten non-Dredd thrills
« Reply #18 on: 19 June, 2018, 11:02:15 pm »
-fascinated that Nemesis VI is getting a lot of love - I knew it was good but I guess I need to read it again. For me it was a toss-up between Books I, IV and VII.

For me it’s book I then Book III then book VI. But I could easily put books IV and V on the list too.

So to provide some sort of answer as to “why Book VI”?

For me Bryan Talbot’s art is a huge part of it, especially the way he gets expressions out of Torquemada’s helmet. You just wouldn’t think such a thing was possible but he does it here. There is just a wonderful gothic sort of feel to the whole thing.

And I just lover those scenes on the beach, especially the way Torquemada gets the Terminators back on his side and that he never doubted it for a second.



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Re: Top ten Dredds and top ten non-Dredd thrills
« Reply #19 on: 20 June, 2018, 05:29:10 pm »
2000AD
1.   Blackhawk
2.   Halo Jones 2
3.   Fiends of the Eastern Front
4.   Disaster 1990
5.   Skizz
6.   The Stainless Steel Rat
7.   Slaine The Horned God
8.   The Mind of Wolfie Smith
9.   Summer Magic
10.   Savage 1

DREDD
1.   Battle of the Black Atlantic
2.   Tour of Duty
3.   Day of Chaos
4.   Blood of Satanus
5.   The Apocalypse War
6.   Judge Death
7.   Return of Rico
8.   The Judge Child
9.   City of the Damned
10.   The Emerald Isle

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Re: Top ten Dredds and top ten non-Dredd thrills
« Reply #20 on: 21 June, 2018, 01:46:13 pm »
Wow... seriously hard!

DREDD

1 - Finger Of Suspicion

2 - Apocalypse War (including Block Mania)

3 - Sob Story

4 - Origina

5 - the Pit

6 - AMerica

7 - Cry of The Werewolf

8 - Necropolis

9 - Judge Death

10 - the day the law Died (Judge Cal Saga)


2000AD

1 - Strontium Dog, Portrait Of A Mutant

2 - Halo Jones Book 3

3 - Skizz

4 - DR & Quinch Go To Hollywood

5 - Kingdom

6 - Slaine, The Horned God

7 - Nemesis, the Victorian EMpire

8 - the Stainless Steel rat For President

9 - Harry 20

10 - meltdown Man

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Re: Top ten Dredds and top ten non-Dredd thrills
« Reply #21 on: 21 June, 2018, 05:31:06 pm »
Dredd:

1. Firepower
2. Trifecta
3. Apocalypse War
4. PJ Maybe age 13
5. The Graveyard Shift
6. Necropolis
7. The Mega Rackets
8. The Pit
9. Return of the King
10. Day of Chaos

Non Dredds

1. Glimmer Rats
2. Shakara
3. Firekind
4. Ace Trucking Co: Vol 1
5. Strontium Dog: The No Go Job
6. Venus Bluegenes: The pleasures of the Flesh
7. War Machine
8. Tyranny Rex: Deus ex Machina
9. Slaine: The King
10. Halo Jones

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Re: Top ten Dredds and top ten non-Dredd thrills
« Reply #22 on: 21 June, 2018, 09:51:58 pm »
Not one single Dante story yet?!

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Re: Top ten Dredds and top ten non-Dredd thrills
« Reply #23 on: 22 June, 2018, 12:09:20 pm »
Not one single Dante story yet?!

Really wanted to include Dante in my list but ...

... I've not read it for quite a while and its awesomeness has pretty much blended into one continuous narrative. I could tell you lots of amazing things that happened, and split it into thematic parts, but couldn't actually pinpoint one single story that would be my goto example of why it's great.

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Re: Top ten Dredds and top ten non-Dredd thrills
« Reply #24 on: 22 June, 2018, 02:11:12 pm »
Yeah, Dante as a whole would easily make my Top 10 Thrills (well, I say 'easily', but maybe it wouldn;t be that easy), but picking out any one story arc for this exercise just didn't work.

Funnily enough, if we were narrowing it all down to a single page, I'd pick out John Burn's stunning intro splash for
'How could you believe me when I said I loved you when you know I've been a liar all my life'
as perhaps even my number 1. Love me some giant letters! Also it cleverly encapsulates so much about the character and relationship of Nikolai and Jena Makarov.

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Re: Top ten Dredds and top ten non-Dredd thrills
« Reply #25 on: 23 June, 2018, 03:03:13 pm »
Any list of ten can't help but leave out some amazing stories. There's nothing wrong with Dante but I just had ten things I liked better.

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Re: Top ten Dredds and top ten non-Dredd thrills
« Reply #26 on: 23 June, 2018, 04:08:35 pm »
Any list of ten can't help but leave out some amazing stories. There's nothing wrong with Dante but I just had ten things I liked better.

Also the question was what are your top ten favourite volumes or story arcs, not what are your top ten favourite characters or series. That would produce a slightly different answer. For example I have listed three Nemesis books and a future shock.

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Re: Top ten Dredds and top ten non-Dredd thrills
« Reply #27 on: 13 November, 2018, 05:58:47 pm »
Last chance for top tens.
Counting up the votes soon and drawing the lucky voting winners for the two Hachette covers books.

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Re: Top ten Dredds and top ten non-Dredd thrills
« Reply #28 on: 13 November, 2018, 06:15:15 pm »
Dredd:
Necropolis
America
Cursed Earth
Apocalypse war
The Pit
the one where he takes McGruder out to die as a judge (can't remember name)
Origins
Day of Chaos
Judge Child quest
Judge Death Lives

Non Dredd
Strontium Dog - Ragnarok/Rage especially
Nemesis the Warlock
Ballad of Halo Jones
Nikolai Dante
ABC Warriors (Meknificent 7 only)
Zenith
Skizz
Kingdom
Brink
Robohunter - (Verdus only)

(wasn't sure how specific the non-Dredds need to be - I cant choose a particular part of Dante or  Nemesis!)


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Re: Top ten Dredds and top ten non-Dredd thrills
« Reply #29 on: 13 November, 2018, 06:45:53 pm »
Dredd:
the one where he takes McGruder out to die as a judge (can't remember name)

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