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: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: Colin YNWA 17 November, 2021, 06:33:52 AM
Just as you all start to get a little sick of voting on some sub-par thrills I’d dare to say week 4 of this Tourney actually has the strongest line-up so far. There’s some real corkers to wrap your head around and some tough decisions to make.

Important note on inclusion here - for the purposes of this tourney we are treating the current series 'Hershey' as a separate thrill and only the series from the Meg are to be considered here, not the current series of her post judicial adventures. That seemed like a good idea… as I imagine B.L.A.I.R. 1 did at some point…

Which most rattles your thrill-receptors:

B.L.A.I.R.1 - more info (http://2000ad.org/?zone=thrill&page=profiles&Comic=2000AD&choice=BLAIR1)

Vs.

Judge Hershey - more info (https://shop.2000ad.com/series/judge-hershey)

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite thrill of these two series at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Saturday 20th November and the winner gets a place in Round 2 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this? (https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=48011.0)

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules (https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=48011.msg1070150#msg1070150)

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: broodblik 17 November, 2021, 06:44:09 AM
Judge Hershey
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: abelardsnazz 17 November, 2021, 07:38:01 AM
I haven't had the pleasure or otherwise of reading BLAIR1, so Judge Hershey.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: davidbishop 17 November, 2021, 07:40:57 AM
hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

The most one-sided contest ever?
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: AlexF 17 November, 2021, 09:38:29 AM
I mean, I was thinking the same thing but that proviso about this ONLY being about the stories that ran under the heading 'Judge Hershey' makes a surprisingly big difference. There were like a handful of stories in specials that are entirely forgettable, and then a slightly bigger handful from the Meg, of which I can only call to mind the one where she's mucking about in a gym, and the almost good one with Kevin Cullen art that's something to do with a creepy Piped Piper Harlequin. That one story alone is way better than any of BLAIR 1...

BUT

BLAIR 1 as a concept I don't hate, Simon Davis did some great work, and just for that fact that we got that 'Toony Blair' headline in the background of multiple series of 'Have I got News for You' all makes me glad it was commissioned in the first place, and at least you (Dr. Bishop) had the deceny to kill it off quick when it obviously wasn't working. Bet it sold a few copies of the Prog at a time when sales were needed!

I'm pissing in the wind, but I'm also voting for B.L.A.I.R. 1
(I just wish it had actually had some slightly more subtle jokes in it beyond 'all politicians suck', which sums up Grant's biting analysis)
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: Blue Cactus 17 November, 2021, 10:50:56 AM
Simon Davis did do some lovely stuff on BLAIR1 and the cut out mask is still something to behold. But!

Judge Hershey
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 17 November, 2021, 10:54:42 AM
abstain.
sheesh.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: rogue69 17 November, 2021, 11:03:00 AM
Judge Hershey
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: Southstreeter 17 November, 2021, 12:45:21 PM
BLAIR1 Never liked the Hershey Meg stuff.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: Funt Solo 17 November, 2021, 05:11:59 PM
Igor and Cullen's Game of Dolls and Harlequin's Dance are the two heavy hitters from the Judge Hershey (https://2kstages.github.io/AtoZ/JudgeHershey/CouncilOfFive.html#baseMenu) line, and easily surpass the amusing but time-limited and one-note B.L.A.I.R. D.I.T.C.H. P.R.O.J.E.C.T. (https://2kstages.github.io/AtoZ/BLAIR1/data.html)
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: Huey2 17 November, 2021, 07:59:38 PM
B.L.A.I.R. 1
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: O Lucky Stevie! 18 November, 2021, 06:55:55 AM
Hershey is one of Stevie's absolute favourite members of the cast of Judge Dredd. But the kindest thing that he can say about the majority of the Judge Hershey strips themselves is that, well, they were all so inconsequential. The sole exception being the one that Igor Goldkind & Kevin Cullan did with the Harlequin. I'd happily read that any day. But the others...

B.L.A.I.R. 1 on the other hand was a one-note strip that looked good on paper but didn't quite work when put to paper. But it had a sheer audacity that was very 2000AD.

So B.L.A.I.R. 1 it is.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: I, Cosh 18 November, 2021, 05:36:27 PM
Judge Hershey stories have been almost universally uninspired filler generated to fill a few pages in the Meg.

BLAIR 1 was a one-off joke strip with ideas above its station. At least Simon Davis seems to be having fun.

BLAIR 1
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: paddykafka 18 November, 2021, 05:43:21 PM
Judge Hershey by a country mile.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: Magnetica 18 November, 2021, 07:20:40 PM
BLAIR 1.


Obviously.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: Colin YNWA 19 November, 2021, 06:19:27 AM
Any votes need to come in today and I'll count them up in the morning so get ya voting fingers ready today and don't miss out for when I count up in the morning.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: JayzusB.Christ 19 November, 2021, 08:56:41 AM
Hershey's solo stuff never quite landed for me either - no matter who wrote it, it never really felt substantial.

The Tony Blair one was as subtle as a TAD missile but kind of fun. BLAIR 1 for me.

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

The most one-sided contest ever?

I'm guessing things are going a bit 2016 US election for you right now, Bish-OP.   ;)
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: Link Prime 19 November, 2021, 10:09:54 AM
Blair almost received a protest vote (*choke*) until I discovered that Judge Hershey doesn't include the current resurrected-4-revenge nonsense.

Plus, 'The Harlequins Dance' featured some choice Kevin Cullen artwork.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: sheridan 19 November, 2021, 01:05:35 PM
BLAIR1 was fine as a one-off from the updated-prog-1 gimmick, but past that it was a waste of creator talent (though perhaps it did create enough sales to see the prog through a tricky period).  I can only vote for Judge Hershey though.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: JayzusB.Christ 19 November, 2021, 08:33:32 PM
Blair almost received a protest vote (*choke*) until I discovered that Judge Hershey doesn't include the current resurrected-4-revenge nonsense.


Glad I'm not alone in my disdain for the idea of resurrecting Hershey after her brilliant death scene.  For the love of Danu, Tharg, will you let Colin McNeil kill someone.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: Funt Solo 19 November, 2021, 09:52:52 PM
I've been really enjoying the adventures of cyber-Hershey - mostly because she gets to be her own character rather than just a reflection in Dredd's pond.

(If she had a cape, though ... that would be wrong.)
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - B.L.A.I.R 1 vs Judge Hershey - Round 1 Heat 30
: Colin YNWA 20 November, 2021, 07:17:34 AM
VOTING CLOSED

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

The most one-sided contest ever?

BAH - David Bishop what does the man who turned Tharg's Thrill Vessel around from its dark days know. One-sided, one-sided. NEVER, not with you lot. You lot can vote vote for the rebooted Harlem Heroes to go into the 2nd round, all bets are off and here. Well it was damned close. Damned close Luckily sanity prevailed and

Judge Hershey

by the slimest of margins got her place in Round 2.

Phew!