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Author Topic: Round 1: 9 - Kek-W or Steve Moore - Ultimate Not Wagner Tourney  (Read 988 times)

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This time two writers at opposite ends of the spectrum in so many ways. One who seems to specialise in ranging, chaotic epics, these days with large ensemble cast. The other provides solid comics rooted in storytelling traditions and basic clarity. Though both very much have that 2000ad edge to their very different voices. Hard to imagine a more diverse pair in this vote. So which end of the spectrum do you prefer.

Kek-W - http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=droid&page=thrills&Comic=2000AD&Field=Writer&choice=kekw

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Steve Moore - http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=droid&page=thrills&Comic=2000AD&Field=Writer&choice=stevemo

What is all this nonsense you ask well we're finding out whose 2000ad (Meg and associated items) writing do you prefer? Voting - just add a comment here with whose work you prefer (and anything else you might wish to say to discuss their work). This vote closes some time early Friday 5th June?

Want to know more https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=46461.0

Two more Round 1 votes off start tomorrow.

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Re: Round 1: 9 - Kek-W or Steve Moore - Ultimate Not Wagner Tourney
« Reply #1 on: 02 June, 2020, 06:43:13 AM »
Kek-W.  I thought this was going to be harder, but looking over the Moore droid's output, this is a solid vote.

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Re: Round 1: 9 - Kek-W or Steve Moore - Ultimate Not Wagner Tourney
« Reply #2 on: 02 June, 2020, 07:16:12 AM »
Steve Moore

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Re: Round 1: 9 - Kek-W or Steve Moore - Ultimate Not Wagner Tourney
« Reply #3 on: 02 June, 2020, 07:37:21 AM »
The Order was give, Kek-W
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Re: Round 1: 9 - Kek-W or Steve Moore - Ultimate Not Wagner Tourney
« Reply #4 on: 02 June, 2020, 07:37:48 AM »
Kek-W, for the Deadworld series. Difficult one, as Steve Moore invented the Future Shock, and his Tales of Telguuth were inspired by Clark Ashton Smith and Jack Vance, both of whom I'm a fan of. But Deadworld has crept under my skin and won't go away, so it has to be Kek-W.

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Re: Round 1: 9 - Kek-W or Steve Moore - Ultimate Not Wagner Tourney
« Reply #5 on: 02 June, 2020, 08:54:04 AM »
Steve Moore- because, along with writing many other things that I grew up loving unreservedly, he also wrote the criminally underrated Tales of Telguuth, which is one of my favourite prog things ever.

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Re: Round 1: 9 - Kek-W or Steve Moore - Ultimate Not Wagner Tourney
« Reply #6 on: 02 June, 2020, 09:38:58 AM »
All hail Klaavor, and his great transexual lightning!

But much as I love Tales of Telguuth, Kek-W just has more to consider. Even his 'lesser' thrills like Second City Blues and Angel Zero are always sold, well constructed and very readable comics. And I adore the lunacy of The Order and clamminess of Deadworld (which I was against the whole idea of)... So it's Kek-W for me.
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Re: Round 1: 9 - Kek-W or Steve Moore - Ultimate Not Wagner Tourney
« Reply #7 on: 02 June, 2020, 10:41:50 AM »
Kek-W for Deadworld!

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Re: Round 1: 9 - Kek-W or Steve Moore - Ultimate Not Wagner Tourney
« Reply #8 on: 02 June, 2020, 10:47:46 AM »
Kek W, again, deadworld alone could have swung it for me.
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Re: Round 1: 9 - Kek-W or Steve Moore - Ultimate Not Wagner Tourney
« Reply #9 on: 02 June, 2020, 11:22:55 AM »
Steve Moore, for Telguuth.

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Re: Round 1: 9 - Kek-W or Steve Moore - Ultimate Not Wagner Tourney
« Reply #10 on: 02 June, 2020, 12:06:16 PM »
Tough one. Kek-W has been responsible for some recent favourites, but also some of my least favourite strips in the entirety of 2000 AD’s history. (I mean, Grudge Father? Come on.) Steve Moore was someone who I appreciated, and who created useful formats, but I never really cared much for his own work in a major way.

Kek-W, primarily for Deadworld and The Order, even if his work could do with being a bit more digestible.

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Re: Round 1: 9 - Kek-W or Steve Moore - Ultimate Not Wagner Tourney
« Reply #11 on: 02 June, 2020, 12:10:52 PM »
Kek-W for Deadworld!

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Re: Round 1: 9 - Kek-W or Steve Moore - Ultimate Not Wagner Tourney
« Reply #12 on: 02 June, 2020, 01:02:46 PM »
Kek-W.

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Re: Round 1: 9 - Kek-W or Steve Moore - Ultimate Not Wagner Tourney
« Reply #13 on: 02 June, 2020, 04:07:14 PM »
Barney's list of Moore's contributions knocked me back a bit - I had no idea he was so prolific Way Back When, mainly remembering his second big residency in the 1200s; nor was I aware that he was responsible for one of my old faves Agent Rat. What a guy! I've also got quite a soft spot for Red Fang and Telguuth, but...

I've loved basically everything Kek-W has ever written for the prog, with the exception of Indigo Prime. From Canon Fodder II to Second City Blues (though maybe dodging Kid Cyborg), and his later renaissance with Deadworld and The Order, two of my all-time favourite strips, and some decent 3Rillers.  I even quite liked Angel Zero! 

So with nothing but respect for the depth of Steve Moore's contributions, I have to vote for man of the moment,  Kek-W.
 

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Re: Round 1: 9 - Kek-W or Steve Moore - Ultimate Not Wagner Tourney
« Reply #14 on: 02 June, 2020, 04:36:31 PM »
Kek-W for the modern Deadworld pantheon.
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