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Other Reviews / Re: 2022 Sci-Fi Special
« on: Today at 09:03:25 PM »
Finally got around to reading this on my holidays after picking it up in my LCS and want to echo the positive sentiments here. A blast of a special... well ever if I read it with the songs playing (known and unknown) and get distracted by thinking - in some cases - what you took the song that way, REALLY. Which is clearly an inherantly silly thing to do, but... well it was there. So I'll rate the storys as stories and use of their inspirations.

Dredd - did know the song but having hear it will reading (in exactly the time the song took to play interesting) it fitted wll. Was a blast and Stewart K Moore's art improved each time I see it and the storytelliing is fine here.

Sinister Dexter - lovely old skool thrill and neatly and simply used the songs title to play with. Which given its supposedly simple poetic nature isn't a bad thing and with lovely art this is super and best thing in a good comic.

Fiends of West Berlin plays nicely with the details of the song and with Warren Pleece art is a lovely little horror story with a fantastic ending.

Anderson don't much like Kate Bush but put this on and it washed over me... so kinda like th story which was fine but didn't have the impact I felt it might.

Middenface McNulty was a really fun story BUT this is the one that really threw due to its poor use of the song. I love me some Neil Young so WAY over thought how I'd have used it differently... didn't even make the concert reflect the concert in the video... grumble groan silly pointless moan... still did really like the story so got over it.

Judge Death now this one went the opposite way of Middenface and used the well known songs lyrics very literally, but in equally fun ways so I enjoyed the playfulness of this and it made good use of panto Death in the context. Also nice touch at the end.

So yeah great special and I kinda want them to use this theme on a regular basis it has such potential for fun!

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Round 5 was always going to be a quickie and in two weeks we are done. I’m thinking maybe next round we’ll go to one a day to give us more time to luxuriate (or for me to prep whatever’s next if I’m honest, not had to think about that for some time!) Anyway not much else to say except a week of more bastard hard choices!

The highs are high, for some the lows are low. Which is better across the piece? Will A Moore be down to just one thrill after this tie?

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

Skizz: Intestinauts; Fall of Deadworld; Storm Warning
ABC Warriors: Dead Men Walking; Robusters; Leviathan

Skizz - more info

VS

ABC Warriors - more info

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 Friday 12th August and the winner gets a place in Round 6 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this?

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

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Round 5 was always going to be a quickie and in two weeks we are done. I’m thinking maybe next round we’ll go to one a day to give us more time to luxuriate (or for me to prep whatever’s next if I’m honest, not had to think about that for some time!) Anyway not much else to say except a week of more bastard hard choices!

Interesting match-up. I have to be honest, though I like both these thrills whomever gets through will be one of the weaker thrills left in the tourney. That does make this a well balanced match-up mind...Do wish Luke Kirby had been called Spells of Luke Kirby or Self indugle teenage diary of Luke Kirby… see Form Book

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

Journal of Luke Kirby: Armitage; Amazing Maze Dumoir; The Dead
Ampney Crucis: Sooner or Later; Simping Detective; Strontium Dogs

Journals of Luke Kirby - more info

VS

Ampney Crucis - more info

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 Friday 12th August and the winner gets a place in Round 6 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this?

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

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Prog / Re: Prog 2294: East Wired
« on: 08 August, 2022, 07:29:01 AM »
Another Saturday Prog when I've not had time to read damn YOUUUU! Still read now in a nice cottage in The Lakes so I shouldn't complain.

Dredd now has its own Brexit and it will be interesting if we get to see more self-harm and folly. Has been pretty good with glorious art. And at least Dredd just walked out

Brink

Twisty mctwist in Brink indeed.  Hope thats not a bluff from Nolan, but genuine.  I've loved this run, loved the space its been givento breathe and to let its nuances slowly emerge.    Why there isnt a nice big hardbacks of Brink baffles me.\

Yep

Skip Tracer - I mean that feels like it should have been a massive ending. I had to think 'hold on a suicide run into who what why' instead as its all such a shoulder shrug.

Dexter - nice ending and always good to see Billi playing a hand in things and living up to her place in Downlode and the legacy of her sister. So is like the next story rilly going to be the last of Bulletopia. Seems... well whomever said Bulletopia will be the journey will be right as you have to see a story starting in 2297 ending in 2299 - with maybe a double part or two. Looking forward to a Dexter Sinister showdown of some form or other.

Jaegir continues to grimmy drive on. its good stuff.

A promise of more Department K - all be it a one off in the Regened (I assume) is good news. All topped of with some nice tributes to Alan Grant, he really was a wonder.

Good Prog.

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Round 5 was always going to be a quickie and in two weeks we are done. I’m thinking maybe next round we’ll go to one a day to give us more time to luxuriate (or for me to prep whatever’s next if I’m honest, not had to think about that for some time!) Anyway not much else to say except a week of more bastard hard choices!

So this is how close* we got to a Lawless vs Insurrection derby, one place different and… what a tie that would have been! As it is, I think we have to be realistic and admit that a draw will not happen this time round, after a tie like this, however much Insurrection has earnt this with some touch match-ups, surely Nemesis is a thrill too far…

*Oh shut up any statisticians out there!

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

Insurrection: Abelard Snazz; Future Shocks; Aquilia
Nemesis: Bison; Indigo Prime; Defoe

Insurrection - more info

VS

Nemesis the Warlock - more info

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 11th August and the winner gets a place in Round 6 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this?

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

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General / Forum’s Fav Thrill - Lawless vs. Thistlebone Rd 5 Heat 9
« on: 08 August, 2022, 06:34:00 AM »
Round 5 was always going to be a quickie and in two weeks we are done. I’m thinking maybe next round we’ll go to one a day to give us more time to luxuriate (or for me to prep whatever’s next if I’m honest, not had to think about that for some time!) Anyway not much else to say except a week of more bastard hard choices!

Hate this one! I adore Lawless and I’ve not been afraid to say for me it would challenge for top spot…but at the cost of Thistlebone - damn! I think Thistlebone, alongside Brink and a couple of others have continued to stretch wonderfully what we think of as a 2000ad story. I feel both are utterly at home in the Prog and yet both feel so different to what’s gone before. But… well Lawless is pure, refined, hyper-charged Thrillpower…

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

Lawless: Samizdat Squad; Chimpsky's Law; Mazeworld
Thistlebone: Tempest; Invasion; Chopper

Lawless - more info

VS

Thistlebone - more info

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 11th August and the winner gets a place in Round 6 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this?

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

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Events / Re: Gosh - Bolland, McMahon & Wagner
« on: 08 August, 2022, 06:27:39 AM »
I forgot to mention, Wagner said he is going to finish writing Spector after all!

Oh interesting. I wonderwho he'll get to draw it?

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Other Reviews / Re: Sandman TV Series
« on: 07 August, 2022, 10:11:02 PM »
Not read the comics in years. Love them as a kid , but since returning to comics many moons ago never really felt like digging into them again. Though the curiousity to find out why that is has meant I've got close, of that makes sense. Anyway having watched the first episode of this I suspect I might know why.

It was so ponderous and comes across so self-satisfied I found it distant and unengaging. I'm going to give it to 'Hope in Hell' - well i hope - to see if it can catch alight, but I'm not optimistic after that one. It was fine, there is just too much out there to settle for fine for too long!

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General / Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Low Life vs. The Out Rd 5 Heat 8
« on: 07 August, 2022, 06:26:27 AM »
VOTING CLOSED

Well I'm almost relieved that I'm not going to have to make a call here. I love both these thrills and so making a casting vote would have been heartbreaking... but ultimately not tricky. Low Life is a superb story. Weaving a fantastic narrative without needing to take a direct narrative. it twisted into one of 2000ad's greatest moments, the surprise crossover Trifecta and while Dirty Frank became the lead its as much Aimee Nixon's story, the tale of how Mega City One and the justice system crushed her. Its a fantastic body of work. Its not however The Out which is simply put everything that's wonderful about the modern Prog. Imaginative, innovative and brave enough to do tale tells we wouldn't have expected in the Galaxy's Greatest yet feeling perfectly at home there revealing just why it is indeed The Galaxy's Greatest comic. The Out isn't just one of Tharg's best strips its simply put one of the best, most effecting comics out there and so I'm very glad I've not had to make a casting vote as

The Out

will be pulling votes out the bag in Round 6.

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VOTING CLOSED

Yep for once my eye scan didn't let me down. VCs started strong but once Fiends took grip it lurked in the dark and pounced at the end... or summit... anyway

Fiends of the Easter Front

will be getting David Bishop's vote in Round 6!

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Events / Re: Gosh - Bolland, McMahon & Wagner
« on: 06 August, 2022, 08:23:37 PM »
That's not a bad photo at all.

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General / Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Halo Jones vs. Shakara Rd 5 Heat 5
« on: 06 August, 2022, 04:18:27 PM »
Not sure what the official count was, but I make that roughly 2:1 in favour of Halo Jones. Like Colin said, that in itself is quite interesting for the later stages.

Yep the final count was 16 : 9 to Halo Jones. All scores are on spreadsheets I will share when we are done.

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General / Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Low Life vs. The Out Rd 5 Heat 8
« on: 06 August, 2022, 07:01:57 AM »
Two great thrills in a right ol' hustle. I'm really not sure which way this will go and last day votes today could certainly swing it. Please just don't make it a draw needing a casting vote as I'm not sure which way I'd go!

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After a great start for VC I think Fiends has taken control of this one. With a day to go however much could change. Result in the morning.

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VOTING CLOSED

The scale of this victory is something to behold. I mean Slaine got more than half its votes before SD even got off the mark, but once it started racking the votes in it simply didn't stop. Saline did fine and the thread itself was an absolute delight as the cionversation flurished - and I hope that means I didn't miss any votes! In amongst all that however, even against a thrill that I thought had an outside chance of being a finalist Strontium Dog not only joined the 20+ club, curiously for the first time, but got more votes than any other thrill in any tie to date. Given the opposition that is impressive and sends a warning all other thrills about how hard it will be to topple the favourite.

Strontium Dog

Takes the bounty and heads to Round 6 for more.

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