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Creative Common / Re: Does My Figure look big in this?
« on: Today at 03:56:19 PM »
Yeah these have been such a treatg and such a fantastic way to kick off the Advent Calendar.

This one is tough, but when I spotted something in the opening sentence I'm lead to Chopper and think it mayyyyyy be Chopper: Wondering Spirit ... but not sure I have the right volume there?

DRAW - yep let's cut straight to the chase, for the first time in this tourney we have a tie and thus the call falls to me.

Extinction Rebellion will be gluing themselves to the ground outside the FFTA offices this morning.

And I'll be throwing tramped dandelions at them!

What is for me more interesting is that we all remember the dark ages of the prog  which we all bemoan the contents of the prog but when it comes to voting a lot of these dark time strips garner a lot of votes – so was it really the dark ages of the prog?

Though to be fair that is often against some of the weaker strips from other times, but yeah there has been a lot more support for strips than I was expecting.

I guess though different folks enjoy different strips and so as with all things 2000ad there will be a diverse set of votes. I reckon fans of different strip during this time are spread long and thin. It also doesn't take into account there were many great strips to counter balance the mediocore to bad ones. Even Dredd was on a lull during those days much of the time. Strontium Dog, Nemesis has all but finished. Dante and Sinister Dexter hadn't started. So while one end of quality was spreading the better end wasn't.

Still as you look at it strip to strip there seems fans of everything.

Quite quiet here, I'm in a rush, get ya votes in, count in the morning  and give result... see ya...

Quick, quick, I've got to get ready for work and two ties this morning have made me a little behind. Get ya votes in today, counting up tomorrow... you know the drill...


Well you wait for ages for a tie and then two come along at once! Blow me this one was a tie too. And again its equally easy for me to decide. Breathing Space is over earnst, gets a little muddly at times but is a solid thrill. The Clown alas is a nasty mess. Has nothing interesting to say and for me the art isn't even that great. So I have no problem proclaiming

Breathing Space

The winner here and march comfortably into the 2nd round


DRAW - yep let's cut straight to the chase, for the first time in this tourney we have a tie and thus the call falls to me. And alas there's not real surprise in what I'm going to say here I suspect. Trash has bloody glorious art... and... well that's it, it sits firmly in the school of thrills from the 90s that had badly written hard mean in the lead and muddle central narratives that could nothing to redemn that.

Second City Blues was an amazing fun strip with grerat Warren Pleece art. The way it played with the typical 2000ad sports thrill to become something else, without getting muddle is a real boost. So for me the clear winner is

Second City Blues

And it skateboards into the 2nd round

Prog / Re: Prog 2258: Necessary Force!
« on: 02 December, 2021, 09:21:44 PM »
AT LAST - I'm back on the thrill wagon. Delays on Prog arrival, then football evenings and the as mentioned elsewhere boy child b'day means that I'm forced, FORCED to avoid thrillpower overload and have only read this one so far (no bugger speak to me tomorrow evening!). And its interesting to read a Prog 4 weeks after you read the last one. Gives you a good sense of how much the stories have embedded into you.

Dredd sprung back into my head and it was a fine ending to what was a fine and clearly memorable first part. What is the modern obsession with Dredd building a squad? Still Vansura is a great character so I can live with that.

Diaboliks took me a lot longer to get my head back into. Still it was a fine epsiode in its own right and worked a treat.

Dexter (nee Sinister Dexter) had the advantage of starting a new 'chapter' in Bulletopia and having one of those handy dandy Dabnett recaps. Still all the characters buzzed we got the low down on Kalinka (is there a twist there?) and dinosaurs at the end. Enjoyed this one more than I have any episode from this series of late. Let's see how much of that is down to circumstance.

Scarlet Traces set up the next phase of this tale nicely... even if I can't quite remember were we were up to it worked.

The Out... The Out, not a heart beat missed, but its so good a heart beat skipped. Oil me down and let me romp with this simply brilliant series. And that ending DAMN I can't wait to read the next part... luckily I won't have to... for long.

Damned fine Prog even after all this time.

Hope the Boy child had a great day Colin- it’s quite something when the Parent is making a home made card rather than the child. I hope he appreciated the effort and thought that went into it 👍🏻.

Well the truth is as he opened it this morning a giant grin spread across his face...

... but...

...me and the girl child, seating opposite him, both bust out laughing as bless him for trying it was the most forced smile ever. In the end he admited that he thought the face was pretty weird lookin'!

Still its the thought that counts.

General / Re: Festive Thrill-Tree: GN Blurb Translated Too Many Times
« on: 02 December, 2021, 07:51:01 PM »

I would think this is right - defo.

General / Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition
« on: 02 December, 2021, 12:23:38 PM »
We don't do X-Mas in our house until after today (2nd December) as its the boy child's B'day and we like to have focus on that. To that end I drew him a card... which isn't 2000ad related (though I do mention The Phoenix on here every chance I get!)... so this isn't 2000ad related and isn't X-Massy ... and yet I want to post it here... go figure...

Really not sure which way this is going. We might live in a world, when I count up tomorrow morning that both The Clown and Trash win into Round 2. Only your votes today can prevent that from happening.

Well this one hasn't inspired and is it possible Trash will make it through? Second City Blues is a very underated thrill in my eyes, maybe you all only have eyes for Nigel Dobbyn art? Either way I'll count up in the morning and let you know which way this has gone, so get ya vote in today.

Week 6 and, brace yourself, we get over the half way marker in Round 1… yes when I said this was the biggest of these things yet I wasn’t messing about! We’re not even half way… in Round 1… and Round 2 is bigger than Round 1 before you get your hopes up… we’re in for the long haul here folks!

 Storytelling needs to be reflected on here. For all this magnificent style and eye-popping glory John Hicklenton wasn’t the clearest of storytellers to say the least. Bob Byrne however doesn'tr use dialogue or words and is still able to tell his tales - is that enough though?

Which most rattles your thrill-receptors:

Pandora - more info


Bob Byrne's Twisted Tales - more info

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 Sunday 5th December and the winner gets a place in Round 2 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this?

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

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