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: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: Colin YNWA 24 November, 2021, 06:20:53 AM
Week… eerrrr is anyone keeping count anymore? (well yes I am its 5) and you know what if I said Week 4 was a step up in quality, well I’d suggest this week is even better. See what you reckon...

Once in a while John Wagner produces a thrill that reminds us he’s only human and as fallible of you and I. Teenage Tax Consultant is seen by many (well me then) as one such thrill. But then he’s up against a story about a man whose skin is invisible… nothing else … just invisible skin… weird...

Which most rattles your thrill-receptors:

Visible Man - more info (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=thrill&page=profiles&choice=VISIBLE)

Vs.

I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - more info (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=thrill&page=profiles&choice=teentax)

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 27th 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: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: broodblik 24 November, 2021, 07:12:42 AM
Another vote for something I have not read I was a Teenage Tax Consultant
: Re: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: abelardsnazz 24 November, 2021, 08:19:13 AM
Never read Tax Consultant so The Visible Man.
: Re: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: AlexF 24 November, 2021, 08:47:20 AM
Some of the imagery on Visible Man are SO GOOD that I can't discount it entirely. But Colin is right - there's nothing to this story. It's all surface with no hidden depths. Ho Ho Ho.

And then there was the decades-later reboot, when it gets seriously weird, with aliens giving the Visible Man (now with added woman) vengeance-based missions. Because that worked so well when they tried it on Rogue Trooper.

Teen Tax Consultant has one central, and quite funny joke, which is very well painted by Ian Gibson. It also marks the point where Gibson seemed to turn into a sex pest. If this was an actual film, it'd be one from the late 70s where you know it got made and sold not on the promise of the premise, but on the promise of the many, many tits paying customers would get to ogle. Also there's some serious treats for neck-bandana fetishists.

So basically I feel like I'm voting between one page-sized panel (or two) showing what a human looks like  if their skin is invisible (awesome!) or between a one-page sequence showing a bad boy biker (with neck bandana) turning into a rabid nerd with a calculator (genuinely hilarious!).

Gonna go with...
the Visible Man
: Re: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: IndigoPrime 24 November, 2021, 10:21:07 AM
Everything Alex said, really. Visible Man.
: Re: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: Blue Cactus 24 November, 2021, 10:44:05 AM
Some of those Visible Man images really are memorable. What a weird story concept though. Not that Tax Consultant is less weird. Never clicked for me, that one.

The Visible Man
: Re: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 24 November, 2021, 10:45:19 AM
tax consultant
: Re: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: rogue69 24 November, 2021, 10:57:47 AM
Visible Man
: Re: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: Dark Jimbo 24 November, 2021, 11:10:34 AM
Visible Man - not the greatest thrill, but I was looking forward to seeing where the 'new' stories were heading. Wish Henry Flint or Dave Hitchcock had been given a full series.
: Re: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: Barrington Boots 24 November, 2021, 11:17:54 AM
Funnily enough I read The Visible Man last night and there is virtually no story there at all.
Not read Tax Consultant so not voting, but it can't be that great if Visible Man is better.
: Re: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: The Enigmatic Dr X 24 November, 2021, 11:43:28 AM
Tax Consultant
: Re: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: sheridan 24 November, 2021, 12:54:53 PM
Tax Consultant - Visible Man has some memorable moments but there's a reason it was held back from the starting line-up and took a year to get published.
: Re: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: Huey2 24 November, 2021, 01:57:19 PM
Tax Consultant.
: Re: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: Funt Solo 24 November, 2021, 03:48:27 PM
I Was a Teenage Tax Consultant - it was funny, and didn't outstay its welcome. (And didn't get resurrected decades later in an embarrassing case of equine corpse mutilation.)
: Re: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: Link Prime 24 November, 2021, 04:07:28 PM
I was a Teenage Tax Consultant had some beautiful artwork by the Gibson Droid.
: Re: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: Southstreeter 24 November, 2021, 06:09:56 PM
visible Man
Even if nothing much happened, the concept and initial reveal was great. I agree with the above on Tax Consultant. You can have too many Gibson tits (just stumbled across yet more in a throwaway Dredd in Casefiles 37).
: Re: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: maryanddavid 25 November, 2021, 11:54:15 PM
JW is my favourite writer by a long shot, but this is not his finest moment, nice art, but Visible Man all the way!!
: Re: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: Colin YNWA 26 November, 2021, 06:27:39 AM
Not quite sure which way this is going to be honest, looks close, so could we get a Wagner + Gibson strip to fall in the 1st round, strange to type, but seems very possible. I'll count up and tell you in the morning.
: Re: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: paddykafka 26 November, 2021, 12:50:12 PM
Visible Man
: Re: FFT - Visible Man vs I was a Teenage Tax Consultant - Round 1 Heat 38
: Colin YNWA 27 November, 2021, 06:44:46 AM
VOTING CLOSED

Oh this one was close. And maybe a little surprising. As while Tax Consultant has always come in for flack the creative team of Wagner and Gibson carries considerable weight behind it and Visible Man is an utterly curious story. That said its also a really great curious story and the weight of expectation of that creative team drags down the result of its work in the case of the story here. And so I'm personally really pleased to say

Visible Man

Is into Round 2.