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Topics - Colin YNWA

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So as you may have come to expect - or dread - as one tourney ends, so the prep to get another started begins and next up we have one I’ve wanted to do from the start, has been delayed for a whole host of reasons and well now feels like the right time.

It's going to be the BIGGEST yet.

It’s NOT going to have all the convoluted nonsense. It's going to be back to the purity of straight one to one knockouts. No faffing, no qualifying (well kinda due to the number of thrills there’s a wonky first round), no seeding (again see last bracketed comment) and just dead straight forward. AND if the title hasn’t given it away its going to be

Favourite Series.

Simple as that.

I’ll use this thread to introduce things. Explain a couple of bits (though most of this is done) and as ever explain the rules for what they are.

Hopefully not too much to say so this might be quite brief and all being well we might even get started next Monday - I’ll see how things go…


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General / FINAL!!!! - The Killing v Rage - Bolt-01 Cup
« on: 19 October, 2021, 06:29:38 AM »
YES - it's here, what all this over complicated nonsense has boiled down to. What qualifying, play-offs (what the chuff was going on there???) and all those groups where no one knew which they had or hadn’t voted for, all of that was for THIS.

The two Strontium Dog stories, featuring Johnny Alpha that are the most popular - EVER - battle it out to determine which rules supreme. I’ve learnt from this there is little point predicting these things, so I’m just going to sit back, watch and see what happens as we celebrate these two magnificent thrills.

As ever all you need to worry about is which of the following you prefer:

The Killing - more info

VS

Rage - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories 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.

EXTRA TIME - Just to make sure we have planned for extra time and penalties this one ends early on the morning of Saturday 23rd October and the winner … well they lift the Bolt-01 Cup

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

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

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!

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We need to warm up for the final and what better way to do it than the misery of a 3rd place play-off. Already crushed by defeat in the semi’s we drag out the two teams defeated there and make them go through the rigmarole of another tie to determine something that none of us really care about. Made worse by the fact that the thrill that finishes 4th - a magnificent achievement when you think of some of the (better!) stories that didn’t make it - ends the tourney with two straight defeats - what a misery.

BUT I’m doing it anyway as this tie exemplifies the surprises this tourney has had for me, as I expected neither to get this far. I always knew Outlaw was held in much higher regard by must than by me, but by this much?!?! AND lets face it Portrait was always destined for the final, surely???

As ever all you need to worry about is which of the following you prefer:

Outlaw - more info

VS

Portrait of a Mutant - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories 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 21st October and the winner … well gets 3rd place - which frankly is NOTHING to be sniffed at.

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

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

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!

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General / Art Star Comp Winner - Angel Gang
« on: 17 October, 2021, 12:24:30 PM »
Lastest Art Stars comp has finished and the winner is an absolute beauty!



Also good to see Andy Lambert, once of these pasture - get second place with a glorious image


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Prog / Prog 2254 - Photo Bomb!
« on: 16 October, 2021, 08:27:20 PM »
Still as you were - still not a bad thing at all.

Dredd - there's echos of Ennis here, working hard for a way to SHOW. HOW. SPECIAL. DREDD. IS. We know, we get it. He's a titan, we read it. So the 'I AM THE LAW' thing shouldn't have worked... yet Grud help me I couldn't help up enjoy it - even while knowing I shouldn't.

The Diaboliks demonic high octane action and eatting kiddie poison. Its black hearted fun.

Pandora Perfect is just pitch perfect fun as we break into song, dash to escape and wake a moon. LOVE IT!

Scarlet Traces continues with its space combat theme and this time we drop ship down to the action.

bloody hell we're 4 for 4 with the hi pace, action adventure again, even if one does take a break for a song and dance. All of which serves to elevate The Outs comedic hi-jinks and sharp dialogue driven adventures, but those dark undertones lace through the fun MARABUNDA! indeed. The perfect end to a neigh perect comic.

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Books & Comics / Comics we're excited about in 2022
« on: 15 October, 2021, 05:55:28 PM »
Well this is probably a little early and I'm probably being a bit optimistic that this will show given how far ahead its been announced BUT via 'Wait What?!?' I've been directed to a story I'd missed. Kurt Busiek is returning to his creator owned work at Image and that means

MORE AUTUMNLANDS !!!!!


YAYYYYY!!!!

https://bleedingcool.com/comics/image-unveils-2022-slate-for-the-kurt-busiek-universe/

I mean announcing it will be out in Autumn 2022... I'll see you in the Comics We're Excited About 2023 thread maybe!

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General / The Killing v Portrait of a Mutant - Bolt-01 Cup - SEMI-FINAL 2
« on: 13 October, 2021, 06:36:08 AM »
Well what do you know we’ve hit the semi-finals and I suspect that there are going to be some very tough calls to be made for some folks. For others some of these might feel very straight-forward.

Our second semi has the last remaining none ‘Epic’, but a thrill that for many exemplifies the series. Mind in the other corner we have one of 2000ad great origin stories for any series. Tough calls all round one suspects

As ever all you need to worry about is which of the following you prefer:

The Killing - more info

VS

Portrait of a Mutant - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories 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 16th October and the winner gets a place in the semis.

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

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

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!

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General / Outlaw v Rage - Bolt-01 Cup - SEMI-FINAL 1
« on: 12 October, 2021, 06:23:17 AM »
Well what do you know we’ve hit the semi-finals and I suspect that there are going to be some very tough calls to be made for some folks. For others some of these might feel very straight-forward.

In the first semi we have two epics from the ‘golden age’, both held in very high regard by so many but which one of these will win the day?

As ever all you need to worry about is which of the following you prefer:

Outlaw - more info

VS

Rage - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories 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 Friday 15th October and the winner gets a place in the semis.

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

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

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!

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Prog / Prog 2253 - Empire state of emergency!
« on: 11 October, 2021, 05:04:52 PM »
I mean they've worked that tagline haven't they!

Well its pretty much as you were isn't it - which given we were in a good place is no bad thing at all.

Dredd remains a solid action adventure thrill. A bit more harking to the past from Rob Williams, personally would like him to rope that in a bit but this one is undeniable fun - of little more.

Diaboliks is a dark and nasty action adventure thrill this week, but the dark tones do hold a little more. Its hellish hard not to love this one.

Pandora Perfect remains a frothy, zesty action adventure romp, Pandora escapes and visits new worlds and this story mines the world of fun (see what I did there) - its just delightful.

Scarlet Traces becomes a very effective wary action adventure this week, all explosions and counter attacks on martians. Ian Edginton doing what he can sometimes forget to do - so not tell. Excellent episode.

The Out remains the strip that defies the rest! Its a wonderful episode again as Cyd finds a new way to go out to try to reclaim her missing bag and... well nice cliffhanger. Its hilarious and just fantastic.

So yeah another winning Prog and an up tick in Scarlet Traces mean its improved event on a fine Prog last week. RESULT!

Empire State of emergency though TUT, even I struggle with that one!

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Welcome to the board / PHIL...
« on: 11 October, 2021, 12:21:26 PM »
Phil... phil... is that you Phil? Are you there...

... can you hear me Phil...

PPPPHHHHIIIILLLLLLLLLL

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No messing about anymore, we’re straight at it now. No holds barred, no faffing around with tables and groups, or over complex piffle under the guise of qualifying play-offs. No, we’re down to the simple purity of a one against one, single match - TO THE DEATH… well I didn’t say we’d got rid of melodrama! Two go in, you vote, the one with the most votes gets a place in the semis, simple as that.

All you need to worry about which is your favourite between:

Portrait of a Mutant - more info

Vs

The Moses Incident - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories 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 10th October and the winner gets a place in the semis.

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

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

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!

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No messing about anymore, we’re straight at it now. No holds barred, no faffing around with tables and groups, or over complex piffle under the guise of qualifying play-offs. No, we’re down to the simple purity of a one against one, single match - TO THE DEATH… well I didn’t say we’d got rid of melodrama! Two go in, you vote, the one with the most votes gets a place in the semis, simple as that.

All you need to worry about which is your favourite between:

The Killing - more info

Vs

Incident on Mayger Minor - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories 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 9th October and the winner gets a place in the semis.

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

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

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!

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General / Rage vs. The Gronk Affair - Bolt-01 Cup - Quarter Final 2
« on: 05 October, 2021, 06:24:00 AM »
No messing about anymore, we’re straight at it now. No holds barred, no faffing around with tables and groups, or over complex piffle under the guise of qualifying play-offs. No, we’re down to the simple purity of a one against one, single match - TO THE DEATH… well I didn’t say we’d got rid of melodrama! Two go in, you vote, the one with the most votes gets a place in the semis, simple as that.

All you need to worry about which is your favourite between:

Rage - more info

Vs

The Gronk Affair - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories 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 Friday 8th October and the winner gets a place in the semis.

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

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

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!

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Prog / Prog 2252 - Depth Charge!
« on: 04 October, 2021, 08:48:23 PM »
So if last weeks Prog was a bit of a steady Eddy second part plateau we learn a little more about or thrills this time and where they are heading and how they will get there.

Dredd hhmmmm not too sure, its just more FIGHT. Rob Williams need to do a Dredd were he shows that he knows you don't need to smash Dredd with bigger harder baddies to make a good story. Its fun, action packed and has some good crankin' up the tension... I'm just not sure what it has to say and why it feels a need to say it.

Diaboliks shows us how its done, chilling, yet amusing, a quick dose of angelic violence to keep us thrilled and then blister end to keep us driving through. Wonderful stuff, gets the balance just right and is moving along nicely.

Scarlet Traces stunning, stunning art and while the two scene tale is still very steady we do seem to be going somewhere.

Pandora Perfect is blistering along, as we've seen in previous stories just as Pandora seems to have it all in hand, the tale has a sting in it and the heist has a hitch. And since this is a big and longer story the hitch... well it shows it can be upscaled. This is fantastic, fun, frolicing and delightful and agains wonderous visuals.

The Out - arh The Out, its not changin' for anyone and it has no reason to do so. This episode is just brilliant as the new theme of exploring humans escaping to the edge is quickly explored and its done in a darkly hilarious way. In three tiny vignettes we see what Cyd gets what she wishes for and might just regret it. Fantastic, FANTASTIC stuff.

So yeah three triumphs and the other two ain't bad - so I think we're happy with this one. Its got a real punch compared to last time.

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General / List of series in 2000ad and Megazine
« on: 04 October, 2021, 06:39:49 AM »
You sometimes you start something that you figure will have its challenges but when you dig into it raises so many questions, just so many. For reasons that probably aren't that hard to guess I'm trying to put together a list of all the series to have appeared in 2000ad and The Megazine - aside from Judge Dredd. Simple as that...

Sheesh, oh that it was that simple. So you exclude Dredd, but then do you include America and Deadman in that exclusion? You decide to split Rogue into 'Classic' and 'Friday', but how do you handle Flesh. You decide to bunble Megazine run into 2000ad runs, so all Anderson is together, but is Hershey different to Judge Hershey (I'm going yes)... etc etc.

Anyway I've used the work of Broodblik from a bit over a year ago (thank you sir) as my basis, updated and merging a couple of list he did BUT I suspect a few of you have lists of you own. So if you are willing to share I could use them to cross check things.

I'll also ask a few question over the coming days...

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