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Re: Best 2000 AD strips of 2019
« Reply #15 on: 03 January, 2020, 05:49:50 PM »
1: Absalom
2:Scarlet Traces
3: Hope.

third place hotly contested by Jaegir.

There was a lot I didn’t like tbh, but that’s the joy of 2k, obvs Dredd No1 in real life.
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Re: Best 2000 AD strips of 2019
« Reply #16 on: 03 January, 2020, 06:04:32 PM »
1. Fiends of the Eastern Front
2. Max Normal
3. Brink

Hope deserves another go, feel I’m missing something there.
Absalom not quite as magnificent as preceding runs so probably unlucky this time round. Looking forward to Cabbalistics in the Ultimate collection then back in the prog (did I read that somewhere?)

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Re: Best 2000 AD strips of 2019
« Reply #17 on: 03 January, 2020, 07:48:52 PM »
Looking forward to Cabbalistics in the Ultimate collection then back in the prog (did I read that somewhere?)

No. Gordon and Dom have their ‘Diaboliks’ spin-off coming, but Caballistics itself is done.
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Re: Best 2000 AD strips of 2019
« Reply #18 on: 03 January, 2020, 11:08:05 PM »
1 Brink
2 Jaegir
3 Absalom

AS others have mentioned, third place was a hard choice, and funny how a few stories I would not have considered at all are on peoples lists, the joys of an anthology!

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Re: Best 2000 AD strips of 2019
« Reply #19 on: 04 January, 2020, 12:22:49 AM »
1. Brink, so good
2. Absalom, if only there could be more
3. Hope, an excellent second series

Honourable mention: Jaegir, which could easily have made the top 3 with a slightly longer run. It really is very good.
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Re: Best 2000 AD strips of 2019
« Reply #20 on: 04 January, 2020, 01:50:28 AM »
1. Brink
2. Fall of Deadworld
3. Sinister Dexter


This was like last season's Premier League - two equally matched contenders decided on the narrowest of margins (could've gone either way Brian); followed by a confusing and ever changing scramble for third place. Absalom, Scarlet Traces and Indigo Prime all fell at the play-offs.

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Re: Best 2000 AD strips of 2019
« Reply #21 on: 04 January, 2020, 11:16:39 AM »
1. Brink
2. Sinister Dexter
3. Scarlet Traces

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Re: Best 2000 AD strips of 2019
« Reply #22 on: 04 January, 2020, 11:31:38 AM »
There are 21 strips in the running this year. I've taken the list from the strip breakdowns on the 2000 AD shop pages, so please let me know if I've missed anything. ... I haven't included any of the new stories from the current Xmas prog as I think it's better to let them bed in for next year's vote.
Excellent work. I had the grand dream of creating a 2019 readers poll using google forms but never got any further than pruning down the lists.

Think you've missed out two stories, but both of them were single issues so unlikely to trouble the rankings. Rogue Trooper from the Regened Prog and Caballistics from last year's Christmas prog. Apologies if you included that last year but that would seem inconsistent to me.

My rankings for strips:

01. Brink
02. Jaegir
03. Absalom

Not even close for the top spot. If we were including Meg strips then maybe Lawless would have had a chance. The other places were more hotly contested. Jaegir having two outings and the dramatic reversal from its lead did it for me. Hope was bubbling under but ultimately I felt it spilled some of it's interesting mysteries a bit too soon, while Absalom picked up some points for what had come before and Tiernen's incomparable art.

I agree that Dredd should have its own poll.
I reckon that top spot in that one would be a foregone conclusion, but maybe a decent tussle for runners-up.
Actually think it's a two way fight between Machine Law and Guatemala.

Here, if no-one else fancies the gig, I'll get a Dredd poll up and running later today.
If you want to go ahead, here's a link to a GSheet with all this year's strip details split out. It includes Meg stories, starts with last year's Christmas issues and ignores this year's: 2019 AD Strips
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Re: Best 2000 AD strips of 2019
« Reply #23 on: 04 January, 2020, 06:03:02 PM »
Thanks, Cosh! On it.

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Re: Best 2000 AD strips of 2019
« Reply #24 on: 04 January, 2020, 07:30:32 PM »
1.  Brink
2.  Kingmaker
3.  Grey Area

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Re: Best 2000 AD strips of 2019
« Reply #25 on: 05 January, 2020, 05:51:54 AM »
1. Defoe
2. Thistlebone
3. Brink

Really loved Fall of Deadworld, Indigo Prime and Grey Area as well, but - alas! - only 3 can make the cut.

Defoe wasn’t perfect, but the sheer scope of its imagination,  and the ambition of SK Moore’s art was breathtaking. 2000 AD at its very best.

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Re: Best 2000 AD strips of 2019
« Reply #26 on: 05 January, 2020, 11:26:27 AM »
1. BRINK
2. Absalom
3. Jaegir

These have just been must read stuff for me.

I haven't got on with quite a few stories this year (and even then it was rare that I didn't connect with both art and script) but hey, it's an anthology.

But thanks Tharg and droids, a very enjoyable year which at times had me desperately waiting for every next instalment of every strip.
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Re: Best 2000 AD strips of 2019
« Reply #27 on: 05 January, 2020, 09:55:51 PM »
Looking forward to Cabbalistics in the Ultimate collection then back in the prog (did I read that somewhere?)

No. Gordon and Dom have their ‘Diaboliks’ spin-off coming, but Caballistics itself is done.

Yes, spin-off is what I was getting at.

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Re: Best 2000 AD strips of 2019
« Reply #28 on: 06 January, 2020, 12:56:58 AM »
1. Brink
2. Grey Area
3. The Fall of Dead-world

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Re: Best 2000 AD strips of 2019
« Reply #29 on: 06 January, 2020, 06:19:24 AM »
We're still awaiting the final three progs of 2019 here Down Under but Stevie's alphabetically-ordered picks of the year (so far) are:

1) Brink
2) Scarlet Traces
3) Thistlebone

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