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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Kingdom vs. Rogue Trooper Rd 5 Heat 13
« Reply #30 on: 11 August, 2022, 06:51:34 AM »
Kingdom, all day every day.

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Kingdom vs. Rogue Trooper Rd 5 Heat 13
« Reply #31 on: 11 August, 2022, 07:13:20 AM »
For Gibbons/Kennedy/Ortiz trio and add a slice of Ewins/Wilson so Rogue it is. Kingdom's weak "lazy" ending just messed the whole series. So Dan bring it back and give us a proper ending, it is an awesome series
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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Kingdom vs. Rogue Trooper Rd 5 Heat 13
« Reply #32 on: 11 August, 2022, 10:57:06 AM »
Mr Campbell, are you perchance getting ambiguous mixed up with amphibious? Or am I missing a joke somewhere..?

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Kingdom vs. Rogue Trooper Rd 5 Heat 13
« Reply #33 on: 11 August, 2022, 11:35:05 AM »
I like Rogue, despite some silliness (Colonel Kovert…). It tends to look great and I still think the bio-chips are a wonderful creation. (as an aside I have a friend who read 2000ad as a kid and his memory was ‘you were never sure if they were just voices in his head’ which added an existential dimension to things that I’d never thought of. I mean, it’s pretty explicit they’re not just voices in his head but still, that’s how he remembered it.). Also I still think the fact that Rogue is blue is really cool.

However. I’m voting Kingdom. Hope him and Leezee make a return before too long, and maybe build to a more satisfying conclusion.

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Kingdom vs. Rogue Trooper Rd 5 Heat 13
« Reply #34 on: 11 August, 2022, 02:15:06 PM »
No-one can accuse Rogue of any zane when the other strip is giant steroid puppies doing mad max 3/4.

Rogue every time.
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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Kingdom vs. Rogue Trooper Rd 5 Heat 13
« Reply #35 on: 11 August, 2022, 07:27:14 PM »
Kingdom's weak "lazy" ending just messed the whole series. So Dan bring it back and give us a proper ending, it is an awesome series

I had the impression that it wasn't definitely the end, but the Elson droid is much in demand on both sides of the Atlantic, so Dan wanted to leave it somewhere where it could be the end…
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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Kingdom vs. Rogue Trooper Rd 5 Heat 13
« Reply #36 on: 11 August, 2022, 07:27:52 PM »
Or am I missing a joke somewhere..?

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Kingdom vs. Rogue Trooper Rd 5 Heat 13
« Reply #37 on: 12 August, 2022, 12:32:04 AM »
Mr Campbell, are you perchance getting ambiguous mixed up with amphibious?

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Kingdom vs. Rogue Trooper Rd 5 Heat 13
« Reply #38 on: 12 August, 2022, 12:40:36 AM »
I like Rogue, despite some silliness (Colonel Kovert…). It tends to look great and I still think the bio-chips are a wonderful creation. (as an aside I have a friend who read 2000ad as a kid and his memory was ‘you were never sure if they were just voices in his head’ which added an existential dimension to things that I’d never thought of. I mean, it’s pretty explicit they’re not just voices in his head but still, that’s how he remembered it.). Also I still think the fact that Rogue is blue is really cool.

The biochips are a hugely inventive idea, and a great way to have a solo wanderer character still have a team he could talk to.  The idea that he is the only one that can breathe in the chemical soup atmosphere, making him light and unencumbered where everyone else is wrapped up (and vulnerable) in bulky suits is likewise a brilliant bit of world designing and gives Rogue a justifiable edge over his opponents.  I love the design of him too.  The leg panniers look great and so too him being blue with a white mohawk is just fantastic.  In the computer game they made all the GIs look different, so we could tell the characters apart, but I love seeing them in the strip - absolutely identical.

Regarding the voices in his head, have you seen "Garfield minus Garfield"?  The premise is that Garfield is just a cat, so he can't really have sassy thoughts.  The strip erases any dialogue by the pets, revealing that Garfield's human owner Jon is just a sad and lonely man.  Here are a few examples.
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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Kingdom vs. Rogue Trooper Rd 5 Heat 13
« Reply #39 on: 12 August, 2022, 07:00:05 AM »
Are we going to lose one of the tentpole characters of 2000ad? A character that appears in cover montage after cover montage? Maybe there's a lot of great chat here and so a scan of votes is no real count but it looks like, pending last day votes Rogue Trooper might about to fall? I'll tell you for sure tomorrow morning.

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Kingdom vs. Rogue Trooper Rd 5 Heat 13
« Reply #40 on: 12 August, 2022, 08:38:59 AM »
Gene is about to do what the Norts never could.


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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Kingdom vs. Rogue Trooper Rd 5 Heat 13
« Reply #41 on: 12 August, 2022, 12:39:06 PM »
Kingdom.

Both are fabulous examples of the Prog at its best. It's a tough call.  But only one has names its characters with puns. Plus, I use "your mouth is full of wrong" in real life.
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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Kingdom vs. Rogue Trooper Rd 5 Heat 13
« Reply #42 on: 12 August, 2022, 01:23:31 PM »
But only one has names its characters with puns. Plus, I use "your mouth is full of wrong" in real life.
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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Kingdom vs. Rogue Trooper Rd 5 Heat 13
« Reply #43 on: 12 August, 2022, 02:06:15 PM »
But only one has names its characters with puns. Plus, I use "your mouth is full of wrong" in real life.
Venus Bluegenes?

Helm?
Bagman?
Gunnar?

Not to mention Rogue himself.

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Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Kingdom vs. Rogue Trooper Rd 5 Heat 13
« Reply #44 on: 12 August, 2022, 02:38:00 PM »
But only one has names its characters with puns. Plus, I use "your mouth is full of wrong" in real life.
Venus Bluegenes?

Helm?
Bagman?
Gunnar?

Not to mention Rogue himself.

This is one of those times you could use “your mouth is full of wrong” in real life
You may quote me on that.