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Author Topic: Quarter Finals: 1 - Pat Mills or Pete Milligan - Ultimate not Wagner Tourney  (Read 1222 times)

CalHab

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Mills. I really enjoy Milligan's writing, but I'm not sure that his best work has been for the prog. Mills, on the other hand, has contributed several of its greatest stories.

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Pat Mills is 2000ad.

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I hate having to vote against the writer of Bad Company, Tribal Memories and Sooner or Later.   And I voted against Pat in the last round.

But Sláine, all the way up to the end of the Horned God. Nemesis up to the end of Deathbringer. ABC Warriors in the Black Hole. Dredd's name.  And, somewhat significantly, 2000ad.

Slough Feg, in later incarnations as a senile, nostalgic old eunuch: best bad guy there's ever been.  I also knew of Feg's Wickerman many years before I saw Lord Summerisle's one, much as I love the latter.  The fomorian feeding pit. The injection into my brain of a far more exciting look to the dully described Irish legends I'd learned at school: Medb, Balor, the Red Branch; they were all in my shitty schoolbooks but I didn't give a feck till Pat made them cool.

Nemesis making Be Pure's mouth even bigger, and Torquemada slowly driving his underage wife insane.  A hollowed out earth where traffic rules are everything, for grud's sake.

The dramatic deconstruction of each well-established robot hero, examining the minutiae of their damaged pasts, with only Deadlock and Ro-jaws escaping unscathed as unchangeable, incorrigible mad bastards.

Pat freaking Mills it is.

“Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest”

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Mills.
I don't have a drinking problem.  I drink, I get drunk, I fall over.  No problem!

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The granddaddy of it all, Mr Mills wins this round for me
An old-school, no-bullshit, boys-own action/adventure comic reminiscent of the 2000ads and Eagles and Warlords and Battles and other glorious black-and-white comics that were so, so cool in the 70's and 80's - Buy the hardback Christmas Annual!

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Mills.

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But Sláine, all the way up to the end of the Horned God. Nemesis up to the end of Deathbringer. ABC Warriors in the Black Hole. Dredd's name.  And, somewhat significantly, 2000ad.

Now, now - we got told we're voting on work for Tharg, not work as Tharg.

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Now, now - we got told we're voting on work for Tharg, not work as Tharg.

Seeing as Pat's time behind the Rosette seems to have largely consisted of re-writing scripts...

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Pat Mills.

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The first ABC Warriors series, Nemesis book I, III, IV, V,VI, Slaine up to the end of the Horned God....these are probably the greatest ever 2000AD series. So it’s pretty hard to vote against Pat. (But I might have to if he comes up against Dabnett 😉).

Funt Solo

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Pat Mills, for all the BIG JOBS!

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Not a Slaine fan but Pat's footprint squashes almost all.

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Pat get the vote, still no slight on Pete, his good stuff is top notch thrills.

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Pat Mills. Don't care for Slaine or his preachy anarchy stuff, but he has written so many great stories...Cursed Earth and ABC warriors (Meknificant 7 and Volgan Wars) for the win.