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2000AD Forum's Best DREDD strip 2019
« on: 05 January, 2020, 03:29:54 PM »
Yes, it's another Year's Best thread, ensuring that all aspects of your post-1987 comics preferences can be mocked on Facebook!

To mix things up a little, I thought we'd throw all Rebellion-published Dredd into the pot, including Prog, Meg and Specials: that's some 438 pages of fascistic skull-cracking in all!  I know this probably gives Prog strips an advantage over Meg strips, but if you aren't used to representative democracy being skewed by arcane electoral systems, editorial bias and blatant gerrymandering by 2020...

I've included the last year's Christmas prog (2111), but not this year's (2162), as I believe is the current custom.

As is so often the case, the Cosh did the heavy lifting compiling data for this one, I am merely the recipient of his bountiful spreadsheets; all errors are my own.  And apologies to Colourists and Letterers, I know your work is every bit as vital to the success of a story, but I'm a lazy SoaB.

Please rank your favourite three Dredd strips from 2019, as they appear on the list below. Your No 1 choice will be awarded 3 points, your second choice 2 points and your third choice 1 point.

Reasoning and comments welcome!

Block Buds by Kenneth Niemand & Jeff Anderson (PROG 2113-2114)
Cadet Dredd vs Grudzilla by Chris Weston(PROG 2130)
Citizenship by Rory McConville & Jake Lynch (PROG 2123)
Control by Rob Williams & Chris Weston (PROG 2141-2145)
Father's Day by Rory McConville & Ian Richardson (MEG 414)
Guatemala by John Wagner & Colin MacNeil (PROG 2150-2157)
Jingle All the Way by TC Eglington & Boo Cook (PROG 2111)
Liberators by Rory McConville & Tom Foster (PROG 2140)
Machine Law by John Wagner & Colin MacNeil (PROG 2115)
New Blood by Rory McConville   & Siku (PROG 2132)
Night at the Museum    by Alan Grant & Robin Smith (Sci-Fi Special 2019)   
Pets by Rob Williams    & Henry Flint (PROG 2134)
Planted by Rory McConville & Dan Cornwell (MEG 405-406)
Technophobes by Rory McConville & Inaki Miranda (PROG 2135)
The Crazy by Kenneth Niemand & Nick Dyer (MEG 407-408)
The Eternity Hotel by Rory McConville & Dan Cornwell (PROG 2112)
The Fall of Barbarbara Grimm by Michael Carroll & Nick Dyer (PROG 2146-2149)
The Harvest by Michael Carroll & Nick Percival (PROG 2158-2161)
The Long Game by Michael Carroll & Mark Sexton (PROG 2126-2129)
The Red Prince Diaries by Arthur Wyatt & Jake Lynch (MEG   404)
The Red Queen's Gambit by Arthur Wyatt & Jake Lynch (MEG 409-412)
The Samaritan by Kenneth Niemand & Staz Johnson (PROG 2136-2139)
The World According to Chimpsky by Kenneth Niemand & PJ Holden (PROG 2131)   
Unearthed by Rob Williams, Chris Weston & Patrick Goddard (PROG 2124-2125)

The polls will close and a CrazyFoxMachine Voting Simile will be enacted at Midnight Saturday 18 January.
« Last Edit: 05 January, 2020, 05:41:27 PM by Mike Carroll »

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Re: 2000AD Forum's Best DREDD strip 2019
« Reply #1 on: 05 January, 2020, 03:34:51 PM »
Please rank your favourite three Dredd strips from 2019, as they appear on the list below. Your No 1 choice will be awarded 3 points, your second choice 3 points and your third choice 1 point.

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Re: 2000AD Forum's Best DREDD strip 2019
« Reply #2 on: 05 January, 2020, 03:35:42 PM »
Gruddamnit!  And just as the Modify window closes!

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Re: 2000AD Forum's Best DREDD strip 2019
« Reply #3 on: 05 January, 2020, 05:35:25 PM »
1. Guatemala
2. Machine Law
3. The Samaritan

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Re: 2000AD Forum's Best DREDD strip 2019
« Reply #4 on: 05 January, 2020, 06:19:46 PM »
1: Machine Law
2: Guatemala
3: Night at the Museum

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Re: 2000AD Forum's Best DREDD strip 2019
« Reply #5 on: 05 January, 2020, 07:06:36 PM »
1. Guatemala
2. The Long Game
3. The Red Queen's Gambit
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Re: 2000AD Forum's Best DREDD strip 2019
« Reply #6 on: 05 January, 2020, 08:52:25 PM »
1. Guatemala
2. Machine Law
3. The World According to Chimpsky

The Wagner strips were so strong it’s a given. Beyond that, the one-off Chimpsky strip was real fun.

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Re: 2000AD Forum's Best DREDD strip 2019
« Reply #7 on: 05 January, 2020, 08:58:40 PM »
1. Machine Law
2. Guatemala
3. Control

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Re: 2000AD Forum's Best DREDD strip 2019
« Reply #8 on: 05 January, 2020, 09:09:56 PM »
I'm only going to allow myself one story per writer to mix it up a bit. So with that proviso

1st - Guatemala
2nd - The World According to Chimpsky
3rd - The Fall of Barbarbara Grimm

Would happy of done an all Neimand special vote as well bit reckon I'm happy with this as it gets The Fall in.

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Re: 2000AD Forum's Best DREDD strip 2019
« Reply #9 on: 05 January, 2020, 09:36:35 PM »
1. The World According to Chimpsky
2. Machine Law
3. The Samaritan

Guatemala could have done with being about 4 episodes longer for me. More Chimpsky for 2020! Or 2142, in Dredd years.

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Re: 2000AD Forum's Best DREDD strip 2019
« Reply #10 on: 06 January, 2020, 01:00:51 AM »
1. Guatemala
2. Machine Law
3. Cadet Dredd vs. Grudzilla

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Re: 2000AD Forum's Best DREDD strip 2019
« Reply #11 on: 06 January, 2020, 09:46:48 AM »
Absolutely have to go with the general consensus here:

1. Machine Law
2. Guatemala
3. The World According to Chimpsky

This despite both Wagner stories having, I thought, slightly rushed conclusions.

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Re: 2000AD Forum's Best DREDD strip 2019
« Reply #12 on: 06 January, 2020, 10:33:21 AM »
1. The Samaritan
2. Guatemala
3. Control

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Re: 2000AD Forum's Best DREDD strip 2019
« Reply #13 on: 06 January, 2020, 10:59:13 AM »
Absolutely have to go with the general consensus here:

1. Machine Law
2. Guatemala
3. The World According to Chimpsky

This despite both Wagner stories having, I thought, slightly rushed conclusions.

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Re: 2000AD Forum's Best DREDD strip 2019
« Reply #14 on: 06 January, 2020, 10:59:49 AM »
1: Guatemala by John Wagner & Colin MacNeil (PROG 2150-2157)
2: Machine Law by John Wagner & Colin MacNeil (PROG 2115)
3: Control by Rob Williams & Chris Weston (PROG 2141-2145)

I would have liked to put Henry Flint in there with Rob Williams, as all 5 of these guys write and draw the definitive Dredd for me at the moment