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RESULTS -The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« on: 03 August, 2020, 03:51:55 AM »
Here is the first phase of publishing the results entries 11 to 20:

11). Robo-Hunter (Sam)
12). Kingdom
13). Sinister Dexter
14). Anderson
15). The Dead Man
16). Cabalistics Inc
17). Rogue Trooper (Rogue)
18). Indigo Prime
19). Stainless Steel Rat
20). Shakara
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Re: RESULTS -The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #1 on: 03 August, 2020, 06:53:43 AM »
Good, very good list so far. Delighted to see Sinister Dexter place so high. While they are much higher for me the bad press they get these days mean that this is a great finish for them.

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Re: RESULTS -The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #2 on: 03 August, 2020, 07:23:05 AM »
A nice mixer of old classics and new thrills.
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Re: RESULTS -The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #3 on: 03 August, 2020, 03:36:07 PM »
Right on, nice to see The Dead Man on there. One of the greats. And agreed Sinister Dexter are mondo cool.

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Re: RESULTS -The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #4 on: 03 August, 2020, 03:46:20 PM »
Great to see SiniDex so high on the list. And what do all the others have in common that SiniDex doesnt..? Oh yes, attractive paperback collections, presenting all the stories in order. Bah.

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Re: RESULTS -The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #5 on: 03 August, 2020, 05:21:42 PM »
I am not the biggest SinDex fan but I would grab a collection of the early works since this is a big partt of what I missed during my hiatus.
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« Reply #6 on: 03 August, 2020, 06:08:05 PM »
I think the problem is as Sinister Dexter is such a flexible format for story there's just not as much incentive to do a 'complete' collection. Well aside from the fact IT'S ACE!

Well that and sales I imagine.

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Re: RESULTS -The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #7 on: 03 August, 2020, 07:18:18 PM »
I still find it strange that you do not really get any collections of SinDex. For a strip running for such along period it must be popular, so why no collections?
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Re: RESULTS -The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #8 on: 03 August, 2020, 10:14:37 PM »
I just love SinDex. Don’t understand all the naysayers.

Over on the other Internet place there was a recent question as to whether Dan Abnett should write Dredd. Why should he when Sinister Dexter is such a flexible format and allows for all the sorts of stories you can do with Dredd, from comedy one offs, short multi parters to epics?

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Re: RESULTS -The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #9 on: 04 August, 2020, 03:49:22 AM »
Positions 4 - 10:

4). Slaine
5). Halo Jones
6). ABC Warriors
7). Zenith
8). Brink
9). Bad Company
10). Button Man
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Re: RESULTS -The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #10 on: 04 August, 2020, 09:19:01 AM »
Yup, I'd buy an end-of-year bumper Prog with THAT line-up!

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Re: RESULTS -The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #11 on: 04 August, 2020, 09:25:30 AM »
I’m pretty sure what the top 3 will be. Question is, will there be a surprise in terms of the order? What I mean is, there is one thrill I would have picked before the start to be the winner, but I’m not so sure the voting has gone that way.

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Re: RESULTS -The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #12 on: 04 August, 2020, 10:06:53 AM »
Yeah the top three are predictable - the order though could be fascinating.

Its great to have a recent (well I still consider Brink recent) in the top 10. We can be a tied and conservative bunch (small 'c', small 'c') us comic fans so that warms the cockles.

I think if we do the same for the Meg a recent thrill will have an even bigger impact maybe?


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Re: RESULTS -The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #13 on: 04 August, 2020, 10:11:03 AM »
Oh and also its a shame, but probably compleltely predictable that only one self contained story has made the top 20 and that one is arguably an extension of a very long running series.

It goes to show that while the done and gone thrills of folks like John Smith have a massive impact they don't have the time to work their ways into our hearts the way longer running stories do. I found that with my own list.

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Re: RESULTS -The Galaxy’s Greatest Top 20 Series - Tournament
« Reply #14 on: 04 August, 2020, 11:01:54 AM »
With multiple stories a series has always a better change. A self-contained stories must be really special.

I will also publish the complete list tomorrow plus the total points.  Yip the top was close, very close.....
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.