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Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Space Girls vs Silo Rd 1 Heat 74
« on: 03 January, 2022, 06:39:19 AM »
We’re smashing into the New Year wrapping up Round 1 over the next couple of weeks and then hopefully all prep will be done and we’ll go straight into Round 2 with any luck. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. And first let’s look at the… interesting … match-ups week 10 has to offer

If Ant Wars is the best GFD strip in the Prog (see my opinion in the other tie today) then Silo is Mark Millars, however derivative it is it simply drips with atmosphere and that art! Space Girls… well it will drum up conversation at least!

Which most rattles your thrill-receptors:

Spacegirls - more info

Vs.

Silo - 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 Thursday 6th January and the winner gets a place in Round 2 (of 9!!!).

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Space Girls vs Silo Rd 1 Heat 74
« Reply #1 on: 03 January, 2022, 06:45:43 AM »
Silo
When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.

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.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Space Girls vs Silo Rd 1 Heat 74
« Reply #2 on: 03 January, 2022, 08:56:34 AM »
Hmmm Norwich or Watford?……sorry wrong poll.

Ok let’s go with Silo.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Space Girls vs Silo Rd 1 Heat 74
« Reply #3 on: 03 January, 2022, 11:06:44 AM »
-low sigh-

Silo

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Space Girls vs Silo Rd 1 Heat 74
« Reply #4 on: 03 January, 2022, 11:56:22 AM »
silo

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Space Girls vs Silo Rd 1 Heat 74
« Reply #5 on: 03 January, 2022, 12:28:31 PM »
Now, I hadn't watched either The Shining or Die Hard when I first read it, but I liked Silo and still think it holds up.  Say what you like about Mark Millar's 2000ad stuff but I still think he did some of the scariest horror strips the prog ever ran. That was the first Millar strip I'd ever read and I had high hopes... ah well.

I don't think The Space Girls deserves all the abuse it gets.  But it deserves some of it. Bad idea, silly story.
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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Space Girls vs Silo Rd 1 Heat 74
« Reply #6 on: 03 January, 2022, 12:30:17 PM »
I don't remember Silo but I do remember Space Girls...

Silo.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Space Girls vs Silo Rd 1 Heat 74
« Reply #7 on: 03 January, 2022, 04:00:06 PM »
Silo

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Space Girls vs Silo Rd 1 Heat 74
« Reply #8 on: 03 January, 2022, 04:36:28 PM »
Space Girls* gets my vote. Grrl powah, you muthafunstas!



I know, I know: despite the plot ostensibly being about the Space Girls gaining their freedom from a space-faring sex criminal in a literal hunk-a-junk penis-rocket, their names and the associated commentary objectify them as sex objects.

It gets my vote, though, because I never understood the ending of Silo.

Now, proper girl power this way: "Our skate park shut down so we built our own"


*Memory slipping here - can someone remind me who wrote Space Girls?
« Last Edit: 03 January, 2022, 04:39:32 PM by Funt Solo »
++ map ++ thrills ++ coma ++

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Space Girls vs Silo Rd 1 Heat 74
« Reply #9 on: 04 January, 2022, 11:07:31 AM »
I want to vote for Space Girls because there really is something to hte idea that could have worked, especially in 1996/7, but boy did Bishop 'n Tomlinson not find the actual story to tell with the characters. Would it not have been enough just to have them loosely modelled on the Spice Girls' personalities, without also having to have some guff about manufactured bands?

Agree with Funt that the ending of Silo makes little sense, but for me the atmosphere of the opening three episodes or so are REALLY very good, and bless 'em, the Space Girls can't compete.

Silo

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Space Girls vs Silo Rd 1 Heat 74
« Reply #10 on: 04 January, 2022, 12:44:23 PM »
Silo - I had seen Die Hard so knew how unoriginal it was, but D'Antiquis' art rescues it.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Space Girls vs Silo Rd 1 Heat 74
« Reply #11 on: 04 January, 2022, 04:27:50 PM »
Silo. It’s fairly awful, but Space Girls is dreadful.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Space Girls vs Silo Rd 1 Heat 74
« Reply #12 on: 05 January, 2022, 06:45:51 AM »
We can see the way this one is going but you have today to add your vote and I'll count and annouce the result in the morning.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Space Girls vs Silo Rd 1 Heat 74
« Reply #13 on: 05 January, 2022, 09:22:58 AM »
Silo for both the script and artwork.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Space Girls vs Silo Rd 1 Heat 74
« Reply #14 on: 06 January, 2022, 06:17:50 AM »
VOTING CLOSED

A little surprised that many of the votes for Silo seemed so grudging, sure its has it issues but it was a wonderfully executed strip and had a real sense of tension. That said I'm possibly even more surprised that it wasn't a lockout. Still it was pretty definitive and

Silo

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