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Blood of Satanus II was in a recent Case File - dod you think they'll fit in the rather larger BoS III in as well? I'm guessing it'd be in CF 42 or 43.

Full Tilt Boogie. Certainly based on answering the question 'what am I more excited to see more of'. I do like DreadNoughts too but I find it harder work to read. And not just because of Carroll's dense style! I admire what he's doing to flesh out the pre-history of Judge Dredd but I'm not so much into harsh stories of police brutality and US politics where two different types of right-wing nut jobs are duking it out...

Much more at ease with FTB's more basic set up of obviously good working class / left-leaning heroes taking on evil entitled elites!

General / Re: Sideshow Vote II: Does it tally up?
« on: 27 June, 2022, 11:42:28 AM »
Yup, I like stories to be allowed to be long or short as the creators feel necessary. That said, I am very keen on the Weekly Prog running a mix of such stories - I get a bit bored when we have 5 thrills that are all like 8-10 episodes long, meaning no room for suprirses about the content in any given new Prog.

General / Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Dandridge vs. VCs Rd 3 Heat 57
« on: 27 June, 2022, 11:25:52 AM »
"Different Class of opponent" is right. Dandridge deserves better than to be forgotten, but it's not a ptach on the gun-ho fun of the original VCs, or the rather more subtle soldier's life drama of the reboot.

The VCs, please.

General / Re: Sideshow Vote II: Simply the best – Number VI
« on: 27 June, 2022, 11:23:54 AM »
Phase II by miles. I know there's no law saying that the title character of a comic has to also be the main character, but Zenith is alos the most interesting character and I'd rather see what he's getting up to - he's barely in Books III and IV. And although he's the star of Phase I I prefer the James Bond plot shenanigans of II.

General / Re: Side-side-vote - The golden goose-stepper
« on: 27 June, 2022, 10:22:10 AM »
Option 1 & 4, but definitely up for Option 9 to be the final Mega Epic before his brain goes into a re-juved body and THEN gets killed unceremoniously before Rico and co take over, Taggart style.

General / Re: Sideshow Vote II: Simply the best – Número cinco
« on: 24 June, 2022, 08:37:22 AM »
Been sitting on this one for a while and I cannot make up my mind.
Am tempted to say Book 1 for setting uo the world so neatly, but it's surely true that subsequent books kept getting better, and while I miss Bridget Kurtis the whole idea of investigating the world from another point of view is genius, and currently playing out with great brio.

So yeah Book 3 I guess?

General / Re: Fake Britain Map
« on: 23 June, 2022, 03:00:07 PM »
The updated one is just teeming with locations! A true labour of love.

I mean, SkIIzz and especially SkIIIzz are the limiting factors here. I struggle to recall any redeeming features from Book III, except perhaps that robot in the car who spoke in thick Brummie dialogue, that gave me some laughs.

Book II I like well enough but not as much as any of Deadworld, really, which is just so brutal and beautiful. But does any of that match up to the glory of Skizz book I?
For me, not quite - but if Skizz has to fall, it's not unreasonable to fall here.

Anyway, Skizz.

Hah! Colin, you couldn't have engineered a more fitting squishing for DD if you'd tried. A thrill of the same vintage, so no nostlagia goggles to get in the way of the reality that Meltdown Man is hands down wittier, smarter and all around better.

Will any Round 4 ties be this easy to choose?

Angelic, Insurrection and Lawless still going strong, but those might be the only 'pure Megazine' thrills left (Anderson and Chopper are I'm sure better loved for their Prog-based outings...)

Still, Lawless has to be in with a shout of a Top 4 finish...

Weird to compare one thrill that has had consistent writer and artist and tone with another that has had at least three major incarnations. Partly because of that variety, I've got more out of Durham Red, and am generally more excited to see her back in the Prog, either with more of the same or something completely different again!

Fantasy just isn't my bag anyway, so an easy vote for Durham Red.

Look, it's Strontium Dog.

Matt Smith by miles, but that's also the only modern Doctor where I was actually watching the episodes. But they've all been good in the role, even if the writing has been up and down.

As sidekicks, my faves have long been Hoagy & Stogie
But as sidekicks who might star in their own spin-off, I'm voting for Purity Brown. As said, she's already had at least one crack at it with Nemesis Book VIII, and also, kinda, that book of Deadlock that is also Nemesis Book XI.
I also kinda want to see the world of Sinister Dexter from someone else's point of view, I guess Billi Octavo is the most obvious candidate?

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