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: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: Colin YNWA 24 January, 2022, 06:12:21 AM
Well if Week 1 was a gentle phasing in of quality from Round 1 with some pretty ropey ties, Week 2 hits us right between the eyes with the other end of things. This is the week that if I’d been feeling a little fast and loose with the draw I could have opened with. There’s some mouth watering ties and some decisions that will make your eyes water. THIS is what Round 2 is all about…

The first of the really big, premier league thrills for me. Anderson might struggle to get to the semi’s but must have a decent chance of a Quarter Final spot? Hunted is a great new trill, but will need to pull out all the stops to progress against this giant of the Prog? :

Anderson Psi Divison - more info (https://shop.2000ad.com/series/judge-anderson)

Vs

Hunted - more info (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=thrill&page=profiles&choice=HUNTED)

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 Thursday 27th January  and the winner gets a place in Round 3 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this? (https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=48011.0)

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules (https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=48011.msg1070150#msg1070150)

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: broodblik 24 January, 2022, 06:19:37 AM
Anderson
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: Huey2 24 January, 2022, 06:33:14 AM
Anderson
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: Trooper McFad 24 January, 2022, 06:50:17 AM
Anderson
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: rogue69 24 January, 2022, 07:44:38 AM
Anderson Psi Divison
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: abelardsnazz 24 January, 2022, 07:57:26 AM
Anderson.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: Barrington Boots 24 January, 2022, 08:46:25 AM
Another one for Anderson
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: Magnetica 24 January, 2022, 08:56:26 AM
Anderson
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: Blue Cactus 24 January, 2022, 09:09:36 AM
Anderson
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: AlexF 24 January, 2022, 09:25:17 AM
There have to be some one-sided affairs when you let all the thrills in to play... and this is surely one of them.
Anderson, Psi Division has been home to some of the single best stories of all time, even if there have been some duds in there as well. And my gosh, the art. Gargarax and Vernon D'Arque are the stuff of joyous nightmares. And that Tula Lotay cover is a whole other kind of dream.

Hunted is not terrible but it's the least of the Rogue Trooper spin-offs.

Anderson, Psi Division.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: Colin YNWA 24 January, 2022, 09:29:00 AM
There have to be some one-sided affairs when you let all the thrills in to play...

Wait until Week 7. There's a tie there so mismatched even FA Cup analogies won't support it. Its like Liverpool FC playing my sons teams of 10 year olds!
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: don wiskerando 24 January, 2022, 11:10:11 AM
Anderson
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: broodblik 24 January, 2022, 11:18:43 AM
There have to be some one-sided affairs when you let all the thrills in to play...

Wait until Week 7. There's a tie there so mismatched even FA Cup analogies won't support it. Its like Liverpool FC playing my sons teams of 10 year olds!

Looks like Liverpool will be knocked-out then :)
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: sheridan 24 January, 2022, 11:29:32 AM
I appreciated that Hunted finally gave motivation to the TG for the actions they took (they were aware of the Hit alien threat, and wanted to reinforce what they saw as the stronger side so that humanity would be prepared for them) but it's no contest and Anderson, Psi Division walks it easily.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: JayzusB.Christ 24 January, 2022, 12:51:15 PM
They haven't all been great, but some of them really were, so Anderson sails through.  Also, Brett Ewins' Anderson was quite pleasing to the eye during my formative years.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: I, Cosh 24 January, 2022, 01:50:31 PM
Anderson, Psi Division has been home to some of the single best stories of all time, even if there have been some duds in there as well. And my gosh, the art. Gargarax and Vernon D'Arque are the stuff of joyous nightmares. And that Tula Lotay cover is a whole other kind of dream.

Very much this. For a while in the late 80s and early 90s I probably liked Anderson a lot more than the parent strip because of what felt like Alan Grant's more humane point of view on that world. While a lot of artists have done great work, the best of it also feels very tied to Arthur Ranson and some of his best work.

Hunted was a spin-off too far for me.

Anderson: Psi Division.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 24 January, 2022, 01:56:01 PM
hunted.

i adore the rich melancholic atmospherics and emotions in all of gordon's rogue spinoffs. those rare beasts - spinoffs that improve immensely on the ruder original.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: norton canes 24 January, 2022, 02:46:41 PM
Hunted was the one strip by the Rennie droid I couldn't get into. Which wasn't a question of quality, just that I didn't really know enough about his Rogue Trooper universe to get a handle on the characters and their motivations. Always had it down for a re-read, though.

Anderson, on the other hand... although she's unquestionably a 2000 AD icon and the strip has given us some phenomenal artwork I just don't think the stories have always been top-notch.

This seems like it shouldn't be close but it's turned out to be a tough decision. Perhaps if I'd have done that re-read by now it might have been a different outcome but for now it has to narrowly be: Anderson
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: Link Prime 24 January, 2022, 05:15:25 PM
For me, Anderson, Psi Division was a Top Thrill hit for her first two decades in print.
Some really excellent stories - Four Dark Judges, Hour of the Wolf, Shamballa, Engram and Childhoods End remain personal favorites, and the artwork was commonly the best in the Prog / Meg.

The character went off the boil after 'Satan', and never really recovered for this fan.
But the good far outweighs the bad, and I can see myself voting for Cass down the line again.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: Funt Solo 24 January, 2022, 05:25:59 PM
Grud on a greenie! Anderson walks it for some out and out classics. There are some great Rogue Trooper spin-offs, but Hunted, while it has positive elements, doesn't work as well as Jaegir or Mayflies.
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: paddykafka 24 January, 2022, 05:45:52 PM
Anderson Psi-Division
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: Rogue Judge 25 January, 2022, 04:36:43 PM
Anderson, Psi Division, but I would appreciate a TPB collection of Hunted to add to the book shelf.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: Colin YNWA 26 January, 2022, 06:43:01 AM
Well its not going to be a whitewash due to the wonderful Mind of Wolfie Smith, but its entirely possible that Anderson will get the highest vote score to date. I'll count up in the morning and announce the result then.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: broodblik 26 January, 2022, 06:48:41 AM
We might get a complete whitewash in this round and all depends whom has to face Nemesis or mister Alpha except if they are facing each other this round
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: Colin YNWA 26 January, 2022, 06:53:19 AM
Oh certainly we'll get a whitewash at some point. Just not here as it looked like it might be for a while. I'm pleased Hunted got a vote as its a fantastic thrill, just it came up against one of the greats. The first  what 10 years or so of Anderson have a sustained quality rarely matched in the Prog for me... if ever in fact.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: broodblik 26 January, 2022, 06:58:19 AM
I would have voted differently if we voted on the last 5 years of Anderson. I like Hunted and wish Rennie and PJ will revisit it someday
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: Tomwe 26 January, 2022, 09:41:06 AM
Anderson Psi Divison
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: Sean SD 26 January, 2022, 10:51:05 AM
Anderson
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: Magnetica 26 January, 2022, 10:22:42 PM
Hunted is not terrible but it's the least of the Rogue Trooper spin-offs.

How about The 86ers?

As I recall Ronnie lost interest and ask Arthur Wyatt to complete it. Or so I recall reading some where.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: Colin YNWA 27 January, 2022, 06:27:04 AM
VOTING CLOSED

Anderson might not have got all the votes here, though nearly, but it did break a record. The thrill has more votes than any other so far to win a single vote and becomes the first to get 20 votes. With consistany excellent stories and highs such as Shamballa amongst those how far can the thrill go. For now we know

Anderson Psi Division

will be in Round 3.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: AlexF 27 January, 2022, 01:25:05 PM
Hunted is not terrible but it's the least of the Rogue Trooper spin-offs.

How about The 86ers?

As I recall Ronnie lost interest and ask Arthur Wyatt to complete it. Or so I recall reading some where.

I mean, it may be that GRennie thinks Hunted is better than 86ers; certainly Hunted is easier to follow - but for me, 86ers had more interesting (and original) characters, and has the freedom to go anywhere it wants - whereas Hunted can only ever end up as inbetween bits of retellings of bits of the original run of Rogue.

This being the Internet, my opinion stands as FACT
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: Colin YNWA 27 January, 2022, 03:45:15 PM
This being the Internet, my opinion stands as FACT

The correct of doing this in my opinion is to state something early in the discussion / rant.

Then refer back to the opinion stated earlier as fact later on and hope no one notices that your fact is only really supported by your earlier opinion.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: Colin YNWA 27 January, 2022, 03:46:17 PM
The correct of doing this is to state something early in the discussion / rant.

Then refer back to it later as fact is only really supported by your earlier evidence.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Anderson Psi-Division vs. Hunted Round 2 Heat 10
: Funt Solo 27 January, 2022, 04:37:32 PM
But as I mentioned earlier, Colin, I'm correct.