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Re: Tharg’s 2021 in Review - Best Dredd
« Reply #15 on: 31 December, 2021, 08:13:51 PM »
1 The Musical!
2 Adios, Rowdy Yates
3 Naked City

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Re: Tharg’s 2021 in Review - Best Dredd
« Reply #16 on: 31 December, 2021, 09:53:29 PM »
1. A Penitent Man
2. Adios, Rowdy Yates
3. Now that's what I call justice

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Re: Tharg’s 2021 in Review - Best Dredd
« Reply #17 on: 01 January, 2022, 12:29:57 PM »
Adios, Rowdy Yates (Prog 2234); Script: Chris Weston; Art: Chris Weston; Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Naked City (Prog 2217); Script: Ken Niemand; Art: Dan Cornwell; Colours: Jim Boswell; Letters: Annie Parkhouse

A Penitent Man (Prog 2225-2230); Script: Ken Niemand; Art: Tom Foster; Colours: Chris Blythe; Letters: Annie Parkhouse

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Re: Tharg’s 2021 in Review - Best Dredd
« Reply #18 on: 01 January, 2022, 12:31:15 PM »
1. A penitent man
2. Dream of a thousand flowers
3. Removal man

Some cracking Dredd this year. Roll on 2022!
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Re: Tharg’s 2021 in Review - Best Dredd
« Reply #19 on: 01 January, 2022, 06:26:19 PM »
Here's how the votes tally up at the moment:



*Penitent.
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Re: Tharg’s 2021 in Review - Best Dredd
« Reply #20 on: 01 January, 2022, 08:08:45 PM »
  • A Penitent Man
  • Now That’s What I Call Justice
  • The Musical! (

With The Hard Way coming in a close 4th

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Re: Tharg’s 2021 in Review - Best Dredd
« Reply #21 on: 02 January, 2022, 06:45:43 AM »
I've found this probably the hardest of all the categories and as I often say ask me tomorrow and I'd give a different answer. There has been a LOT of great Dredd this year. In the end though I think I'll flock with the mob:

1. Penitent Man
2. Now that's what I call justice
3. Naked City

But there is seriously a whole different three thrills that I'd just as happy have in my list.

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Re: Tharg’s 2021 in Review - Best Dredd
« Reply #22 on: 02 January, 2022, 04:52:38 PM »
1. Adios Rowdy Yates
2. Penitent Man
3. Now that’s what I call justice.

Some good Dredd this year, but those really stood out for me.
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Re: Tharg’s 2021 in Review - Best Dredd
« Reply #23 on: 02 January, 2022, 07:49:30 PM »
Adios Rowdy Yates
Now That's What I Call Justice
Naked City
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Re: Tharg’s 2021 in Review - Best Dredd
« Reply #24 on: 03 January, 2022, 06:41:35 AM »
Going to give this until tomorrow (Tuesday 4th) morning and then announce the final result. I'd think that top spot might be nailed on by this time but the other spots are up for grabs. So any last minute votes couyld play a big part in the final placings.

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Re: Tharg’s 2021 in Review - Best Dredd
« Reply #25 on: 03 January, 2022, 08:48:37 AM »
1 A Penitent Man
2 Removal Man
3 Now That’s What I Call Justice

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Re: Tharg’s 2021 in Review - Best Dredd
« Reply #26 on: 03 January, 2022, 01:59:52 PM »
1st: Brief Encounter
2nd: Removal Man
3rd: Who Killed Captain Cookies?
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Re: Tharg’s 2021 in Review - Best Dredd
« Reply #27 on: 03 January, 2022, 03:03:35 PM »
A decent mixture of stuff here. A couple of good, but far from classic, Wagner stories elevated by the chosen artists. A scattergun selection of Niemand styles with his most straight-up serious being the best.

01. Now That's What I Call Justice. Really nice to have John Higgins back drawing something worthy of his talents.

02. Dream of a Thousand Flowers. A very welcome example of the kind of sci-fi short story that doesn't feel the need to explain how because the why is more important.

03. Removal Man. Maybe you can look at this as a story in search of PJ but getting us to root for a very bad dude and then laugh at his failures is a trick not many can pull off. No accident that MacNeil drew numbers 2 & 3 on this list.

Elsewhere, I thought The Hard Way was good fun: that Millar/Morrison cliche about Dredd as action movie but done entertainingly. McConville's Dan Francisco story also suggested a writer getting better at working with the strip and its history.
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Re: Tharg’s 2021 in Review - Best Dredd
« Reply #28 on: 04 January, 2022, 06:21:43 AM »
VOTING CLOSED

Well wow those final few days completely flipped the placing. Well all except top stop in with

1st - Penitent Man - just continued to move forward in the top spot.

It was the 'lesser' places that completely flexed and changed as the votes came in and it was so close (hope I got this right!). By my count:

2nd - Now that's what I call Justice - 28 points

3rd - Adios Rowdy Yates - 26 points

Those last two places only fixed on the last day, 2nd by the last vote! In a year with two fantastic Wagner Dredd's its testament to how strong Dredd is that only one placed and Niemand romped the top spot!

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Re: Tharg’s 2021 in Review - Best Dredd
« Reply #29 on: 05 January, 2022, 04:46:22 AM »
A message from Kenneth Niemand from his twitter account:

Special thanks to the good people of the 2000AD forum, who voted A Penitent Man (with @JumbleCashback) as Best Dredd story of 2021, and Megatropolis (with @MrMacoubre) as Best Megazine story.
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