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: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: Colin YNWA 01 August, 2022, 06:20:34 AM
So managed to squeeze in prep and we are straight into Round 5. 32 thrills remain, so at this point there is little use going on about how tough this will now be, how we are going to lose great thrills and how mind melting some of the decisions will become. It's now pretty obvious. That said there is one tie this week which I had as an outside chance of the final… not to be anymore AND I might go into meltdown if we see the end of the done in one story… it's going to be interesting to say the least

I got the shock of my life when I realised that Firekind was the last remaining done and gone thrill. The rest have brilliance (well in varying degrees!) across multiple ‘books’ ‘chapters’, ‘Phases’ whatever term has been used… well except I guess you could say that Meltdown Man is as well having had an uninterrupted run. It was just SO long I don’t think of it that way! Can the brilliance of the done in one standard bearer really fall to the zany Meltdown Man… who never really melted… I suspect it might?

Form book (note none of the remaining thrill appeared in Round 1 - all getting byes; so the form book starts at Round 2)

Firekind: American Reaper; Mean Team; Harlem Heroes
Meltdown Man: Stalag 666; Dash Decent; Tribal Memories

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

VS

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

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 4th August and the winner gets a place in Round 6 (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 Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: broodblik 01 August, 2022, 06:42:27 AM
Firekind
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: rogue69 01 August, 2022, 07:00:27 AM
Meltdown Man
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: Funt Solo 01 August, 2022, 07:20:46 AM
I am very fond of Meltdown Man, and Belardinelli was such a treat!

Firekind, though.
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: abelardsnazz 01 August, 2022, 07:27:07 AM
Firekind.
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: Blue Cactus 01 August, 2022, 07:34:46 AM
firekind
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: Magnetica 01 August, 2022, 07:49:16 AM
Meltdown Man.
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 01 August, 2022, 08:29:00 AM
Meltdown Man

SBT
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: Aaron A Aardvark 01 August, 2022, 08:55:50 AM
My most difficult pick so far. MM blew me away at the time but I've never liked the last panel, basically all his friends and the cat lady he was ****ing have all died and he seems pretty smug about it. Firekind burned short but very bright.

Firekind.
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: davidbishop 01 August, 2022, 09:09:28 AM
Firekind.
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: Barrington Boots 01 August, 2022, 09:42:40 AM
Meltdown Man for me please.
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: paddykafka 01 August, 2022, 09:57:14 AM
Firekind
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: IndigoPrime 01 August, 2022, 11:18:48 AM
Nice art in Meltdown Man and a breezy script can’t disguise its seat-of-the-pants nature and a terrible ending. Firekind, while not up there with the best 2000 AD strips ever, was an oasis of quality during the Prog’s nadir and still holds up well today. It’s an easy win for me.
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: sintec 01 August, 2022, 11:22:01 AM
Firekind
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: AlexF 01 August, 2022, 11:29:34 AM
I'm comfortable describing Meltdown Man as a one-and-done story. If it was done today it'd be spread across 6 books or so, I guess, and maybe some of those books would be about the adventures of Billy the Tracker or told from the perspective of Tiger Commander. Despite it's free-flowing feel it does a magnificent job of telling a single story from beginning to end...

and I think that's why it's getting my vote. It's relevant, too, that this is the last gasp of Belardinelli, one of my all-time faves. I've nothing bad to say about Firekind, certainly not the art, but it never quite lit my imagination on fire the way the joyful romp of nick Stoen and his Yujee buddies did.

Meltdown Man, I salute you.
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: Dark Jimbo 01 August, 2022, 12:59:42 PM
I've nothing bad to say about Firekind, certainly not the art, but it never quite lit my imagination on fire the way the joyful romp of Nick Stone and his Yujee buddies did.

Yup. Firekind is pretty good, but just doesn't stir an emotional reaction the way Meltdown Man does.
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: Richard 01 August, 2022, 01:20:22 PM
I get why people like Meltdown Man, despite its awful conclusion, but it seems obvious to me that Firekind is by far the better story. MM seems infantile by comparison, sorry!
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: credo 01 August, 2022, 02:19:40 PM
Firekind is perfect little jewel of a story.
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: moly 01 August, 2022, 06:34:08 PM
Meltdown man
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: BPP 01 August, 2022, 08:34:21 PM
Meltdown man 4real
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 01 August, 2022, 10:29:46 PM
what alex said.

meltdown man is magnificent.
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: Rogue Judge 02 August, 2022, 01:25:22 AM
Meltdown Man.
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: Colin YNWA 03 August, 2022, 06:25:59 AM
Oh no what is happening here. It looked like Firekind might have got this - phew - but a surge by Meltdown Man may well have pulled it back... and well who knows now... if there are any votes to come in today they could determine it.... gulp... I'll reveal all tomorrow morning.
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: paddykafka 03 August, 2022, 12:01:46 PM
Is this where we say: "Don't have a Meltdown, Man!"  :D
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: Dash Decent 03 August, 2022, 01:57:26 PM
Meltdown Man
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: Proudhuff 03 August, 2022, 02:51:38 PM
I can't remember the other one... so its Meltdown Man it is, what a finish!
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: Huey2 03 August, 2022, 10:27:16 PM
Firekind
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: Southstreeter 03 August, 2022, 10:34:19 PM
Meltdown Man
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: I, Cosh 03 August, 2022, 11:56:42 PM
Firekind
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: Dash Decent 04 August, 2022, 03:41:02 AM
Sir, sir, he spoil(er)ed his vote, sir.  Doesn't count, sir!

Oh, alright.  It's like doing the panel on a scratchie (and I'm not just talking about this festering skin condition).
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: Funt Solo 04 August, 2022, 04:12:53 AM
Next he'll be using the marquee effect.
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: Colin YNWA 04 August, 2022, 06:29:27 AM
VOTING CLOSED

Well this has been, without doubt the tie of the tourney so far... and the fact I say that is true regardless of the result. A close start feel away to Firekind dominating and getting a led. Then Meltdown Man came back, slowly but surely and vote by cruel vote drew level and then... on the last day finally snuck ahead. As I went to bed last night it was over and Meltdown man just had it. Wake up this morning and Cosh has save the day with a last minute vote covered in spoiler tags, the tourney equivalent of sending the goal to VAR to check and that tied the match up... I'll not mess around you know which way the casting vote is going and

Firekind

doesn't skip an episode yet and moves into Round 6

If its any consolation to you Meltdown fans - I I don't think you deserve it after giving me such a shock! - Meltdown Man got more votes than any losing thrill to date. Astonishing... on both levels... performance.
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: BPP 04 August, 2022, 07:26:11 AM
A thrill having the boo hiss authorities and a former editor vote for it reeks of privilege and therefore, in 2022, must be cancelled.

Meltdown Man is into round 6.


(Don’t make us riot here Colin)
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: Colin YNWA 04 August, 2022, 07:47:05 AM
A thrill having the boo hiss authorities and a former editor vote for it reeks of privilege and therefore, in 2022, must be cancelled.

The corruption is clear and apparent your only hope is to take to the streets but even that will just bring new laws to stiffle that right and push you further under the thumb. The tourney must reflect the real world.

Oh and by the way the record profits for Firekind mean there will be a very healthy share payout to all Firekind voters...
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: BPP 04 August, 2022, 08:17:14 AM
(https://2000ad.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/later-Action-33.jpg)
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: broodblik 04 August, 2022, 08:49:21 AM
A thrill having the boo hiss authorities and a former editor vote for it reeks of privilege and therefore, in 2022, must be cancelled.

Meltdown Man is into round 6.


(Don’t make us riot here Colin)

Well Meltdown Man just has a fire kind of a meltdown. So to ensure that no one is happy Jaegir is into round 6
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: Proudhuff 04 August, 2022, 11:42:21 AM
I'm happy with that
: Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Firekind vs. Meltdown Man Rd 5 Heat 2
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 04 August, 2022, 12:48:27 PM
yeah, sounds good to me. jaegir into round 6.