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Re: The Second Best Future Shock* of All Time…?
« Reply #15 on: 16 April, 2020, 04:56:15 PM »
Chronocops. The noir-style narration, the visual jokes, the names. Just great.

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Re: The Second Best Future Shock* of All Time…?
« Reply #16 on: 16 April, 2020, 09:42:15 PM »
My Moore/Redondo pick goes to Sunburn, which makes me laugh every time.
But my real answer is aFuture Shock whose name I can’t recall. It’s definitely Belardinelli art, I think in the 600s, and is about art and creation. Might be the one called Still Life? There’s a two-panel sequence with a repeated abstract painting where the first one says “a masterpiece of originality” and the second says “Oh grout, not that one again.” It’s very meta, my kind of thing.

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Re: The Second Best Future Shock* of All Time…?
« Reply #17 on: 16 April, 2020, 09:44:32 PM »
You got it: Still Life, prog 616 (S: David Anderson, A: Massimo Belardinelli).

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Re: The Second Best Future Shock* of All Time…?
« Reply #18 on: 18 April, 2020, 11:14:52 AM »
For me The Last Rumbe of the Platinum Horde is by far the best.

The second best is The English / Phlondrutian Phrasebook.

After that it’s The Abelard Snazz stories and DR & Quich Have Fun on Earth (if that counts).

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Re: The Second Best Future Shock* of All Time…?
« Reply #19 on: 18 April, 2020, 01:53:06 PM »
For me The Last Rumbe of the Platinum Horde is by far the [ second ] best.

The [ second ] second best is The English / Phlondrutian Phrasebook.

After that it’s The Abelard Snazz stories and DR & Quich Have Fun on Earth (if that counts).

FTFY. :-)
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Re: The Second Best Future Shock* of All Time…?
« Reply #20 on: 18 April, 2020, 02:00:42 PM »
For me The Last Rumbe of the Platinum Horde is by far the [ second ] best.

The [ second ] second best is The English / Phlondrutian Phrasebook.

After that it’s The Abelard Snazz stories and DR & Quich Have Fun on Earth (if that counts).

FTFY. :-)

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Re: The Second Best Future Shock* of All Time…?
« Reply #21 on: 18 April, 2020, 02:02:39 PM »
Last Rumble of the Platinum Horde can't be the best, only the second best, per the terms of the thread. :-)
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Re: The Second Best Future Shock* of All Time…?
« Reply #22 on: 18 April, 2020, 02:06:50 PM »
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Re: The Second Best Future Shock* of All Time…?
« Reply #23 on: 02 May, 2020, 02:22:17 AM »
But my real answer is aFuture Shock whose name I can’t recall. It’s definitely Belardinelli art, I think in the 600s, and is about art and creation. Might be the one called Still Life? There’s a two-panel sequence with a repeated abstract painting where the first one says “a masterpiece of originality” and the second says “Oh grout, not that one again.” It’s very meta, my kind of thing.

That's Termination Explanation in prog 672, by Paul Carstairs and Massimo Bellardinelli. Still Life was something else (also Bellardinelli).

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Re: The Second Best Future Shock* of All Time…?
« Reply #24 on: 02 May, 2020, 05:35:53 PM »
Candy and the Catchman published in prog 491.

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Re: The Second Best Future Shock* of All Time…?
« Reply #25 on: 14 August, 2020, 01:15:54 PM »
Another vote for Chronocops.

It's all so very good, but especially the homage to the artwork of 1950s MAD, plus the panels with the cops returning to base.