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Author Topic: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Leatherjack vs. Chiaroscuro Round 2 Heat 04  (Read 371 times)

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Welcome to Round 2, week 1 . This is where things get really interesting. All the big hitters are in the draw and let me tell you there are some ties coming up that will get the hearts racing and the camera’s out for live coverage. They will cover acres of print on the back pages. There are also ties that will barely get mentioned on their local radio news summary. Week 1 however does feel a little like a warm up however. It hasn’t got any of the high profile draws I hoped it might to kick us off, but it does start to hint at what's to come…

Neat little tie this one. Two well regarded (personal opinionTM) done and gone thrills. Both dealing with the nature of story. But which one will you be re-reading to find new meaning from:

Leatherjack - more info

Vs

Chiaroscuro - 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 Friday 21st January  and the winner gets a place in Round 3 (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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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Leatherjack vs. Chiaroscuro Round 2 Heat 04
« Reply #1 on: 18 January, 2022, 07:24:08 AM »
Chiaroscuro.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Leatherjack vs. Chiaroscuro Round 2 Heat 04
« Reply #2 on: 18 January, 2022, 08:22:18 AM »
I haven't read Chiaroscuro but even if I had suspect I would still be voting the same way. John Smith and Paul Marshall had collaborated several times by this point, and they complement each other brilliantly.

Leatherjack.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Leatherjack vs. Chiaroscuro Round 2 Heat 04
« Reply #3 on: 18 January, 2022, 08:24:41 AM »

Leatherjack.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Leatherjack vs. Chiaroscuro Round 2 Heat 04
« Reply #4 on: 18 January, 2022, 08:45:45 AM »
There's a lot of good in Leatherjack, but it suffers from rather bland colours, and just not being as lush as Firekind (which I shouldn't compare it to but I can't help it, not least as they're collected in the same Hachette volume now). Chiaroscuro on the other hand, is exactly my cup of tea, and just brilliantly written and eerily drawn. I don't find comics scary, as a rule, but Chairoscuro is one of the few that has come closest to scaring me.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Leatherjack vs. Chiaroscuro Round 2 Heat 04
« Reply #5 on: 18 January, 2022, 08:51:29 AM »
Leatherjack
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 - Leatherjack vs. Chiaroscuro Round 2 Heat 04
« Reply #6 on: 18 January, 2022, 09:34:49 AM »
Chiaroscuro, I think - Leatherjack was fine, but not, y'know, amazing. Whereas I loved the Spurrier droid's horror outing - really unsettling and unusual.
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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Leatherjack vs. Chiaroscuro Round 2 Heat 04
« Reply #7 on: 18 January, 2022, 10:11:39 AM »
Leatherjack

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Leatherjack vs. Chiaroscuro Round 2 Heat 04
« Reply #8 on: 18 January, 2022, 10:17:15 AM »
Scissor ships, spinsters, perverts and body horror. John Smiths furrow might have been fairly clear by the time Leatherjack came round, but it's still marvellous (although this has got me thinking about what my top 10 Smith list looks like).

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Leatherjack vs. Chiaroscuro Round 2 Heat 04
« Reply #9 on: 18 January, 2022, 10:23:39 AM »
...although this has got me thinking about what my top 10 Smith list looks like...

That would be a fun thing to play with!

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Leatherjack vs. Chiaroscuro Round 2 Heat 04
« Reply #10 on: 18 January, 2022, 10:25:08 AM »
Leatherjack
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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Leatherjack vs. Chiaroscuro Round 2 Heat 04
« Reply #11 on: 18 January, 2022, 10:35:53 AM »
Leatherjack. Love that one, reads very well collected too. Fizzing with ideas but with a solid satisfying narrative behind it - if we’re talking top ten Smith stories I think this one is top 5 for me, though I might be in the minority there. We’ll find out if Colin organised a John Smith tournament after this one!

Chiaroscuro was a cool story though, absolutely.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Leatherjack vs. Chiaroscuro Round 2 Heat 04
« Reply #12 on: 18 January, 2022, 12:35:08 PM »
Oooh! Now this is a tough one!

Leatherjack just about shades it over Chiaroscuro.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Leatherjack vs. Chiaroscuro Round 2 Heat 04
« Reply #13 on: 18 January, 2022, 12:58:40 PM »
chiaroscuro

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Leatherjack vs. Chiaroscuro Round 2 Heat 04
« Reply #14 on: 18 January, 2022, 03:35:30 PM »
Leatherjack was fine, if a bit silly (giant scissors as the spaceships of old ladies).

Chiaroscuro was on a higher plane of existence.
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