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The Rebellion Years Top 10 Series - Tournament
« on: 13 June, 2020, 12:44:35 PM »
What is this about?

As we all know Rebellion has been the owner of 2000 AD since the beginning of the century. They have kept the publication running and maintained for the last two decades.  We have been blessed with some great stories brought to use by some ridiculously awesome talent.  Another fact that I am greatfull for is that during the current world crisis Rebellion kept on delivering the weekly thrills.

The premise is that you select your top 10 series that was published during the Rebellion Years.

When do we start?

Currently Colin is running a great tourney around the ultimate writers. If you do know about this and you have been hiding under a rock or have been holidaying in the resorts of Alpha Centauri just follow the link: https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=46503.msg1029915#msg1029915

As soon as ultimate tourney is done I will kick-off the top 10 rebellion one.


For how long?

I am open to suggestions, but I was thinking around 2 – 3 weeks to allow you to cast your votes.

How does it work?


1. You select your top 10 series during the Rebellion Years. This is from Prog 1174 publish on 5 January 2000 up until prog 2185 publish on 10 June 2020.
2. The only series not included is Judge Dredd. You can cast you vote for any Dredd-verse series, but our favourite lawman has an unfair advantage.
3. The shorts are all clubbed together so you do not vote for a single Future Shock or Terror Tale but for the whole shebang. The shorts published are: Twisted Tales, Time Twisters, Tharg’s Thrillers, Terror Tales, Future Shocks (TFC), Pulp Sci-Fi and Past Imperfect.
4. We are working on a point system that follows the Formula 1 Point System: Points are awarded to drivers and teams based on where they finish in a race. The winner receives 25 points, the second-place finisher 18 points, with 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 points for positions 3 through 10. So quite simple only 10 series will be allocated points, but nothing stops you from listing your top 79 series.

Some additional Info:

I will list all the series below which was publish during the above period. If I have missed one you are free to vote for them as long as the series ran during the above mention period.

I will keep track via an excel sheet and everyone is welcome to this just PM me.
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Re: The Rebellion Years Top 10 Series - Tournament
« Reply #1 on: 13 June, 2020, 12:46:04 PM »
Here is the list of series in alphabetic order pus the number of appearances in brackets:

1). A Love like Blood (7)
2). ABC Warriors (128)
3). Absalom (45)
4). Ace Trucking Co (2)
5). Ack-ack Macaque (1)
6). Age of the Wolf (29)
7). Ahab (9)
8). American Gothic (9)
9). Ampney Crucis (45)
10). Anderson (38)
11). Angel Zero (13)
12). Aquila (40)
13). Asylum (18)
14). Atavar (22)
15). Bad Company (31)
16). Badlands (5)
17). Banzai Battalion (13)
18). Bec & Kawl (29)
19). Bison (9)
20). Black Shuck (19)
21). Brass Sun (58)
22). Breahting Space (9)
23). Brink (73)
24). Button Man (28)
25). Caballistics Inc (59)
26). Cadet Anderson (20)
27). Cadet Dredd (3)
28). Carver Hale (8)
29). Chiaroscuro (11)
30). Chopper (8)
31). Counterfeit Girl (10)
32). Cradlegrave (12)
33). Damnation Station (26)
34). Dandridge (19)
35). Dead Eyes (12)
36). Dead Man Walking (9)
37). Dead Signal (7)
38). Deadlock (11)
39). Deadworld (53)
40). Defoe (89)
41). Detonator X (10)
42). Durham Red (40)
43). Faces (8)
44). Feral and Foe (12)
45). Fiends of the Eastern Front (7)
46). Fiends of the Western Front (4)
47). Finder And Keeper (3)
48). Flesh (45)
49). From Grace (5)
50). Full Tilt Boogie (2)
51). Glimmer Rats (9)
52). Go-Machine (3)
53). Graduation Day (1)
54). Grey Area (87)
55). Greysuit (40)
56). Harry Kipling (14)
57). Helium (12)
58). Hershey (8)
59). Hope (24)
60). Hunted (19)
61). Ichabod Azrael (33)
62). Indigo Prime (39)
63). Interceptor (9)
64). Jaegir (43)
65). Judge Death (6)
66). Judge Fear (1)
67). Killer (9)
68). Kingdom (78)
69). Kingmaker (24)
70). Leatherjack (18)
71). Lenny Zero (8)
72). Leviathan (10)
73). Lobster Random (36)
74). London Falling (5)
75). Low Life (68)
76). Malone (7)
77). Marauder (12)
78). Max Normal (11)
79). Mechastopheles (8)
80). Memento (1)
81). Missionary Man (19)
82). Monsters of Rock (1)
83). Necronauts (9)
84). Necrophim (26)
85). Nemesis (1)
86). Nikolai Dante (213)
87). Orlok (12)
88). Outlier (30)
89). Past Imperfect (18)
90). Proteus Vex (9)
91). Pulp Sci-Fi (1)
92). Pussyfoot 5 (11)
93). Rain Dogs (10)
94). Red Fang (12)
95). Roadkill (4)
96). Robo-hunter (28)
97). Rogue Trooper (36)
98). Satanus (6)
99). Savage (121)
100). Scarlet Traces (36)
101). Second City Blues (13)
102). Shakara (51)
103). Sinister Dexter (282)
104). Skip Tracer (40)
105). Slaine (127)
106). Snow Tiger (7)
107). Stalag 666 (15)
108). Starlord (1)
109). Stickleback (58)
110). Stone Island (18)
111). Storming Heaven (7)
112). Strontium Dog (154)
113). Survival Geeks (37)
114). Synnamon (16)
115). Tales of Leviathan (3)
116). Tales of Telguuth (36)
117). Terror Tales (40)
118). TFC (135)
119). Tharg the Mighty (6)
120). Tharg’s Thrillers (84)
121). The 86ers (22)
122). The Alienist (12)
123). The Diaboliks (2)
124). The Gronk (1)
125). The Order (52)
126). The Red Seas (116)
127). The Scrap (5)
128). The Simping Detective (8)
129). The Ten-Seconders (35)
130). The VCs (47)
131). The Visible Man (2)
132). The Vort (8)
133). The Zaucer of Zilk (21)
134). Thirteen (11)
135). Thistlebone (10)
136). Tiger Sun, Dragon Moon (7)
137). Time Twisters (7)
138). Tor Cyan (17)
139). Twisted Tales (17)
140). Tyranny Rex (5)
141). Ulysses Sweet (16)
142). Valkyries (6)
143). Vanguard (8)
144). What If ? (3)
145). Zenith (1)
146). Zombo (39)
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.

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.

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Re: The Rebellion Years Top 10 Series - Tournament
« Reply #2 on: 13 June, 2020, 01:05:42 PM »
This is going to be fun ... but very, very hard! How do we pick 10 from that lot???

Nice tie in to the 20th Anniversary though!

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Re: The Rebellion Years Top 10 Series - Tournament
« Reply #3 on: 13 June, 2020, 01:28:40 PM »
Here are some facts or lies to bore or even sway your vote:

Here is a list of the 10 most prolific series that was published in the Rebellion Years (in brackets in the total appearances):
1. Sinister Dexter (282)
2. Nikolai Dante (213)
3. Strontium Dog (154)
4. TFC (135)
5. ABC Warriors   (128)
6. Slaine (127)
7. Savage (121)
8. The Red Seas   (116)
9. Defoe (89)
10. Grey Area (87)

Pat Mills and Dan Abnett is dominating the list and both these gentlemen are giants in the comic-world. 

The world of 2000 AD consist out of multiple different universes here are a few:
Dredd-verse: Anderson, Banzai Battalion, Breathing Space, Cadet Anderson, Cadet Dredd, Chopper, Hershey, Judge Death, Judge Fear, Lenny Zero, Low Life, Marauder, Max Normal, Missionary Man, Orlok, The Simping Detective
Rogue-verse: Hunted, Jaegir, Rogue Trooper, The 86ers, Tor Cyan
Caballistics Inc-verse: Absalom, Caballistics Inc, The Diaboliks, Graduation Day

The number game:

During the last two decades Rebellion published 1027 progs. 3 of those progs where Regen progs and we had 20 xmas progs (a cool 100 pager every time).

I have counted about 146 series running during this period.
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Re: The Rebellion Years Top 10 Series - Tournament
« Reply #4 on: 13 June, 2020, 01:39:24 PM »
4. TFC (135)

Sorry… I'm being dense. TFC?
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Re: The Rebellion Years Top 10 Series - Tournament
« Reply #5 on: 13 June, 2020, 01:45:41 PM »
So this is 2000AD only, not the Megazine?  That throws up an interesting anomaly- I don’t think I can justify putting the Simping Detective in top ten based on its Prog appearances (as much as I love Trifecta) but would almost certainly if Megazine episodes counted. Plus I would then have to put Lawless in the top 5.

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Re: The Rebellion Years Top 10 Series - Tournament
« Reply #6 on: 13 June, 2020, 01:50:46 PM »
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.

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.

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Re: The Rebellion Years Top 10 Series - Tournament
« Reply #7 on: 13 June, 2020, 01:51:37 PM »
So this is 2000AD only, not the Megazine?  That throws up an interesting anomaly- I don’t think I can justify putting the Simping Detective in top ten based on its Prog appearances (as much as I love Trifecta) but would almost certainly if Megazine episodes counted. Plus I would then have to put Lawless in the top 5.

Only prog but if people want we can do a Meg one later on as well
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Re: The Rebellion Years Top 10 Series - Tournament
« Reply #8 on: 13 June, 2020, 01:52:11 PM »
Can we have a Meg Tourament as well?

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Re: The Rebellion Years Top 10 Series - Tournament
« Reply #9 on: 13 June, 2020, 01:53:23 PM »
Shouldn't Tharg's Future Shocks be TFS?

TFC sounds more like Tharg's Future Coc--

I'll stop there.

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Re: The Rebellion Years Top 10 Series - Tournament
« Reply #10 on: 13 June, 2020, 01:55:30 PM »
1. Nikolai Dante
2. Sinister Dexter
3. Cradlegrave
4. Leviathan
5. Zombo
6. Shakara
7. Button Man
8. Sancho Panzer
9. Fiends of the Eastern Front
10. Survival Geeks

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Re: The Rebellion Years Top 10 Series - Tournament
« Reply #11 on: 13 June, 2020, 02:08:35 PM »
My top ten:

1. Strontium Dog
2. Brink
3. Sinister Dexter
4. Nikolai Dante
5. Grey Area
6. Kingdom
7. Kingmaker
8. Jaegir
9. Savage
10. Feral and Foe

Bubbling under
11. Slaine
12. ABC Warriors
13. Survival Geeks

Feral and Foe would be higher if it wasn’t  so new. I wouldn’t have thought I would place Survival Geeks so high after the first couple of series.

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Re: The Rebellion Years Top 10 Series - Tournament
« Reply #12 on: 13 June, 2020, 02:14:53 PM »
Shouldn't Tharg's Future Shocks be TFS?

TFC sounds more like Tharg's Future Coc--

I'll stop there.

I do not know why I choose TFC maybe a form of dyslexia from me. C and S is so close in the alphabet or rather keyboard. Just imagine we have a prog that has a Tharg's Future Coc... what a Shocker
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Re: The Rebellion Years Top 10 Series - Tournament
« Reply #13 on: 13 June, 2020, 02:25:40 PM »
Is it possible for anyone with edit rights to update my post  with the alphabetic list to change TFC to TFS ?
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Re: The Rebellion Years Top 10 Series - Tournament
« Reply #14 on: 13 June, 2020, 02:36:55 PM »
I would estimate that I have read less than 50% of the Rebellion stuff, being a late returner, so am mainly exposed to newer stuff, Megazine floppies and reprint volumes.

1). Nikolai Dante
2). Button Man
3). Brass Sun
4). Brink
5). Deadworld
6). Sinister Dexter
7). Strontium Dog
8). ABC Warriors
9). Necrophim
10). Helium