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Garth Ennis or Rob Williams - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 2
« on: 22 June, 2021, 06:21:52 AM »
Team Classic vs. Team Current
Only work for Tharg to be Considered

There will be many occasions when emphasizing that we are only thinking about work within Tharg’s Sphere is being considered (see the rules link below for details) but few when it will be more relevant. Both these writers have gone on to have astonishing careers in the US and across comics. Here though we are considering a subset of that work. So however good I think War Stories / Battlefields are, however much I love UnFollow I will be banishing them from my noggin and focusing on work like Troubled Souls (I count Crisis) and Low Life here.

Time for you to decide your favourite as the droids square up to the tee…

Garth Ennis - more info

OR

Rob Williams - more info

Remember for this tourney you have 5 votes to distribute as you please between these two artists, whole numbers only. So you can vote 5 - 0; 4 - 1; or 3 - 2; either way depending on how much more you like one artist's work over the other.

If you can’t be doing with that just name your favourite - remember bold tags, or other ways of highlighting always appreciated - and I’ll give them 3 votes and nowt to the other droid.

Three day votes, so this one ends morning of Thursday 24th June

Remember we only consider work for Tharg in these Tourneys

What the heck is all this about - well we have a thread for that

How does this voting work? Look here

I don’t understand how this works, what are the rules of the Solhiem Cup - yep got ya covered there too

Anything else just ask and I’ll make something up. Most importantly, have fun!

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Re: Garth Ennis or Rob Williams - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 2
« Reply #1 on: 22 June, 2021, 06:26:33 AM »
Garth only became a writer once he left 2000ad, I love the man but his prog work is just a no for me.

Whereas Williams is the best c21 Dredd writer - he gets Wagner’s terse noble savage Dredd and creates great secondary characters.

5-0 Williams.
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Re: Garth Ennis or Rob Williams - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 2
« Reply #2 on: 22 June, 2021, 06:56:01 AM »
Rob 5 Ennis 0

Ennis work outside the prog is great but this is about the prog
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Re: Garth Ennis or Rob Williams - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 2
« Reply #3 on: 22 June, 2021, 07:03:00 AM »
Easy one.

5 nil to Rob.

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Re: Garth Ennis or Rob Williams - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 2
« Reply #4 on: 22 June, 2021, 07:10:53 AM »
I quite like Judgement Day *ducks* but Rob has developed Dredd's world with tremendous style via Low Life, Enceladus, Judge Smiley etc.

Garth Ennis 1, Rob Williams 4.

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Re: Garth Ennis or Rob Williams - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 2
« Reply #5 on: 22 June, 2021, 07:42:02 AM »
Garth Ennis 1, Rob Williams 4.

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Re: Garth Ennis or Rob Williams - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 2
« Reply #6 on: 22 June, 2021, 09:15:19 AM »
Early Ennis is better than early Williams, no contest, but late Williams is way better than any Ennis.
Williams 4, Ennis 1

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Re: Garth Ennis or Rob Williams - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 2
« Reply #7 on: 22 June, 2021, 09:42:47 AM »
Garth Ennis - 2

Rob Williams - 3

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Re: Garth Ennis or Rob Williams - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 2
« Reply #8 on: 22 June, 2021, 10:29:14 AM »
Wow, you lot are harsh to Garth. I quite enjoyed Emerald Isle and Judgement Day. Rob, on the other hand...meh. So--

Garth 5
Rob 0

Reyt, you lot. Shut up, belt up, 'n if ye can't see t' bloody exit, ye must be bloody blind.

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Re: Garth Ennis or Rob Williams - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 2
« Reply #9 on: 22 June, 2021, 11:32:38 AM »
Just looking at 2000ad output there's no comparison.
Garth 1 - 4 Rob but only as it feels mean to give a zero

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Re: Garth Ennis or Rob Williams - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 2
« Reply #10 on: 22 June, 2021, 12:01:14 PM »
Garth 1 - Rob 4

Basically, what most of you lot said.

Ps. At LAST an easy one to vote on!
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Re: Garth Ennis or Rob Williams - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 2
« Reply #11 on: 22 June, 2021, 04:57:07 PM »
Yeah, has to be a 5-0 drubbing with Rob Williams doing laps afterwards and the crowd going nuts.

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Re: Garth Ennis or Rob Williams - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 2
« Reply #12 on: 22 June, 2021, 05:01:57 PM »
Garth Ennis (2) Rob Williams (3)

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Re: Garth Ennis or Rob Williams - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 2
« Reply #13 on: 22 June, 2021, 07:27:26 PM »
Williams 3 : 2 Ennis

I like Williams drive to actually do something with characters, but we still ended up with shouty maniacs on Titan (again) and now Super-Hershey (all down to some alien magic sauce), so it's not all a bed of roses. End of Days is a sort of literary romp, but it's arguably not really Dredd.

Ennis was a sort of confectioner of Dredd during his tenure - but it was well written, well plotted and always entertaining.
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Re: Garth Ennis or Rob Williams - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 2
« Reply #14 on: 23 June, 2021, 01:34:29 AM »
I like 'Death Aid'. There are a couple of other Ennis Dredd yarns I think are okay as well. Not a vote for Ennis or anything- I also like a lot of Morrison's output too.
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