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The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« on: 10 July, 2020, 07:58:42 PM »
The voting booth is open you can cast your vote for your favourite thrills publish in the Galaxy’s Greatest comic (ever !!!!).

How does it work?

1. You select your top 20 series which appeared the prog since the legendary first issue published 26 February 1977 up until now (currently that will be prog 2190).

2. The only series not included is Judge Dredd. You can cast your 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: Future Shocks, Past Imperfect, Pulp Sci-Fi, Tales from Beyond Science, Tales of Telguuth, Terror Tales, Tharg’s Thrillers, Tharg's Dragon Tales, Time Twisters, Twisted Tales, Vector 13, What If ?.

4. The following series although carrying the same title will be split. For example, Strontium Dog will have all stories featuring Johnny Alpha be clubbed under Strontium Dog (Alpha) and the rest will be clubbed under Strontium Dog (Feral).  Here is the list:
a.   Harlem Heroes (Original) and Harlem Heroes (The Fleisher Years)
b.   Robo-Hunter (Sam) and Robo-Hunter (Samantha)
c.   Rogue Trooper (Friday) and Rogue Trooper (Rogue)
d.   Strontium Dog (Alpha) and Strontium Dog (Feral)

5. We again work with a point system much like the system employed for the “The Rebellion Years Top 10 Series” tournament (except now you have 20 votes).
1 = 25 points
2 = 22 points
3 = 19 points
4 = 17 points
5 = 16 points
6 = 15 points
7 = 14 points
8 = 13 points
9 = 12 points
10 = 11 points
11 = 10 points
12 = 9 points
13 = 8 points
14 = 7 points
15 = 6 points
16 = 5 points
17 = 4 points
18 = 3 points
19 = 2 points
20 = 1 point

6. You can vote as many times as you want but only the last vote counts.
7. I will publish a list of stories below but if I mist a series you can still vote for it the only rule here is that it must have been published in any prog.


How long will the tourney last?

You can cast your vote up until Sunday 2nd of August.

May the best series win
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.

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Re: The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #1 on: 10 July, 2020, 07:59:09 PM »
The list of possible thrills:

A Joe Black Adventure
A Life Less Ordinary
A Love like Blood
ABC Warriors
Abelard Snazz
Absalom
Ace Trucking Co
Ack-ack Macaque
Age of the Wolf
Agent Rat
Ahab
Al's Baby
American Gothic
Ampney Crucis
Anderson
Angel
Angel Zero
Ant Wars
Aquila
Armoured Gideon
Asylum
Atavar
B.L.A.I.R.1
Babe Race 2000
Bad City Blue
Bad Company
Badlands
Banzai Battalion
Bec & Kawl
Big Dave
Bison
Bix Barton
Black Light
Black Shuck
Blackhawk
Bonjo from Beyond the Stars
Bradley
Brass Sun
Breahting Space
Brigand Doom
Brink
Button Man
Caballistics Inc
Cadet Anderson
Cadet Dredd
Canon Fodder
Captain Klep
Carver Hale
Chiaroscuro
Chopper
Chronos Carnival
Colony Earth
Counterfeit Girl
Cradlegrave
D.R. & Quinch
Damnation Station
Dan Dare
Dandridge
Darkness Visible
Dash Decent
Dead Eyes
Dead Man Walking
Dead Meat
Dead Signal
Deadlock
Deadworld
Death Planet
Defoe
Detonator X
Devlin Waugh
Dinosty
Disaster 1990
Downlode Tales
Dry Run
Durham Red
Faces
Feral and Foe
Fervent and Lobe
Fiends of the Eastern Front
Fiends of the Western Front
Finder And Keeper
Finn
Firekind
Flesh
Freaks
From Grace
Full Tilt Boogie
Future Shocks
Glimmer Rats
Go-Machine
Graduation Day
Grey Area
Greysuit
Halo Jones
Hap Hazzard
Harlem Heroes (Original)
Harlem Heroes (The Fleisher Years)
Harry Kipling
Harry Twenty
Helium
Hershey
Hewligan's Haircut
Hope
Hunted
I Was A Teenage Tax Consultant
Ichabod Azrael
Indigo Prime
Interceptor
Invasion
Jaegir
Journal of Luke Kirby
Judge Death
Judge Fear
Judge Janus
Junker
Kelly's Eye
Kid Cyborg
Killer
Kingdom
Kingmaker
Kola Kommandos
Leatherjack
Lenny Zero
Leviathan
Lobster Random
London Falling
Low Life
M.A.C.H 0
M.A.C.H 1
Malone
Mambo
Maniac 5
Marauder
Max Normal
Mazeworld
Mean Machine
Mean Team
Mechastopheles
Medivac 318
Meltdown Man
Memento
Mercy Heights
Metalzoic
Missionary Man
Monsters of Rock
Moon Runners
Mother Earth
Necronauts
Necrophim
Nemesis and Deadlock
Nemesis the Warlock
Night Zero/Beyond Zero/Below Zero
Nikolai Dante
Orlok
Outlaw
Outlier
Past Imperfect
Project Overkill
Proteus Vex
Pulp Sci-Fi
Purgatory
Pussyfoot 5
R.A.M. Raiders
Rain Dogs
Really and Truly
Red Fang
Red Razors
Return To Armageddon
Revere
Rick Random
Roadkill
Robo-Hunter (Sam)
Robo-Hunter (Samantha)
Ro-Busters
Rogue Trooper (Friday)
Rogue Trooper (Rogue)
Ro-Jaws' Robo-Tales
Rose O'Rion
Sancho Panzer
Satanus
Savage
Scarlet Traces
Second City Blues
Shadows
Shakara
Shako
Shaky's Beyond Belief
Silo
Sinister Dexter
Skip Tracer
Skizz
Slaine
Slaughter Bowl
Snow Tiger
Sooner or Later
Soul Gun Warrior
Stainless Steel Rat
Stalag 666
Starlord
Stickleback
Stone Island
Storming Heaven
Strontium Dog (Alpha)
Strontium Dog (Feral)
Superbean
Survival Geeks
Synnamon
Tales from Beyond Science
Tales of Leviathan
Tales of MC-1
Tales of Telguuth
Tales of the Doghouse
Tao De Moto
Terror Tales
Tharg the Mighty
Tharg’s Thrillers
Tharg's Dragon Tales
The 86ers
The Alienist
The Balls Brothers
The Clown
The Corps
The Dead
The Dead Man
The Diaboliks
The Gronk
The Grudge Father
The Helltrekkers
The Mean Arena
The Mind of Wolfie Smith
The Order
The Out
The Red Seas
The Scrap
The Simping Detective
The Spacegirls
The Ten-Seconders
The VCs
The Visible Man
The Vort
The Zaucer of Zilk
Thirteen
Thistlebone
Tiger Sun, Dragon Moon
Time Flies
Time Twisters
Timehouse
Timequake
Tor Cyan
Tracer
Trash
Tribal Memories
Twisted Tales
Tyranny Rex
Ulysses Sweet
Universal Soldier
Urban Strike
Valkyries
Vanguard
Vector 13
Venus Bluegenes
Walter the Wobot
What If ?
Wireheads
Witchworld
Zenith
Zippy Couriers
Zombo
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 Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #2 on: 10 July, 2020, 10:21:41 PM »
This is going to be fascinating! Many thanks for running it. Now, I just have to get my thinking cap on... Lots of agonising over the top votes will no doubt follow!
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Re: The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #3 on: 10 July, 2020, 10:43:20 PM »
Wow! That's a lot of stories and work, well done!

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Re: The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #4 on: 11 July, 2020, 07:05:24 AM »
Nice one Broodblik - this is going to be so very difficult!

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Re: The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #5 on: 11 July, 2020, 09:33:51 AM »
This is quite difficult because how do you fit 25 into 20 ? Because I have so far 25 candidates.
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 Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #6 on: 11 July, 2020, 09:55:27 AM »
Brilliant! Thanks for this. And I have my twenty- however, getting them in the correct order is proving to be a headache. Space Girls or Counterfeit Girl for number one? I mean, it's an impossible choice.

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Re: The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #7 on: 11 July, 2020, 10:23:42 AM »
Should Downlode Tales be considered part of Sinister Dexter rather than a separate thing?
Similarly isn't The Dead Man effectively a Dredd strip but with a different banner stuck on it?

Although I suspect these semantics aren't really going to have a major impact on the vote.

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Re: The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #8 on: 11 July, 2020, 10:35:28 AM »
I grouped the following three together Night Zero,Beyond Zero and Below Zero because in reality it is the same series featuring the same main character. Downlode Tales is before my return so I am not familiar with the series, you can just as well then vote for Sinister Dexter.

It is not always easy on how to decide which must clubbed together and whom are worthy enough to get their own series. The split of Strontium Dog and Rogue Trooper was no brainer for me. It is complete different characters carrying the same title.
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 Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #9 on: 11 July, 2020, 10:51:17 AM »
Downlode Tales is before my return so I am not familiar with the series, you can just as well then vote for Sinister Dexter.

Yep fair. I suspect that's what most would do anyway so I don't think this is actually going to have any real impact on the vote.

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Re: The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #10 on: 11 July, 2020, 11:20:29 AM »
Similarly isn't The Dead Man effectively a Dredd strip but with a different banner stuck on it?

The funny thing is, I'd rate The Dead Man over virtually any Dredd strip - it's in my top 3 2000AD stories.

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Re: The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #11 on: 11 July, 2020, 12:40:30 PM »
Getting my selection in early:

1. Strontium Dog (Alpha)
2. Nikolai Dante
3. Stainless Steel Rat
4. Robo-Hunter (Sam)
5. The Dead Man
6. Nemesis the Warlock
7. Slaine
8. Zenith
9. Sinister Dexter
10. Button Man
11. ABC Warriors
12. Brass Sun
13. Mazeworld
14. Brink
15. Ro-Busters
16. Anderson
17. Deadworld
18. D.R. & Quinch
19. Finn
20. Ace Trucking Co

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Re: The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #12 on: 11 July, 2020, 01:40:44 PM »
Right then, commitment time:

1. Slaine
2. Sinister Dexter
3. Nemesis
4. Shako
5. Kingdom
6. Flesh
7. Brink
8. Nikolai Dante
9. Tales of Telguuth
10. Vector 13
11. Halo Jones
12. Leviathan
13. ABC Warriors
14. Revere
15. Finn
16. Strontium Dog (Alpha)
17. Meltdown Man
18. Harry Twenty on the High Rock
19. Tharg The Mighty
20. Skizz

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Re: The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #13 on: 11 July, 2020, 04:47:21 PM »
OK then...

1. Nikolai Dante
2. Indigo Prime
3. The Dead Man
4. Cradlegrave
5. Anderson
6. Halo Jones
7. Mazeworld
8. Devlin Waugh
9. Button Man
10. Luke Kirby
11. Deadworld
12. Revere
13. Brass Sun
14. Fiends of the Eastern Front
15. The Red Seas
16. Zenith
17. Bad City Blue
18. DR & Quinch
19. Bix Barton
20. Armoured Gideon

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Re: The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #14 on: 11 July, 2020, 05:52:04 PM »
1). Strontium Dog
2). Nemesis the Warlock
3). A.B.C. Warriors
4). Ace Trucking Co.
5).Metalzoic
6) Robo-Hunter (Sam)
7). The Dead Man
8). The Balls Brothers
9). Kingdom
10). Stickleback
11). Blackhawk
12). Slaine
13). D.R. & Quinch
14). Anderson
15). Ro-busters
16). Bad Company
17). Firekind
18). Zenith
19). Halo Jones
20). Robo-Hunter (Samantha)