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That’s a tough one.

Gonna have to think about it.

Rory’s early Dredds seem to have some good ideas but then seemed to skip forward to a bunch of captions like you get at the end of some films explaining what happened to the characters. He seems to have taken on board the “feedback” on that and now actually tells the story.

Department K is promising and is enjoyably entertaining.

But It’s Robbie Morrison: Dante, Shakara, Bendatti Vendetta. But Shimura did nothing for me.

Overall, given my voting record going to have to go

5 nil to Robbie.

Do love Meltdown Man and that’s surely worth a point…..against any one other than some one of the stature of Dan Abnett. So sorry but

5 nil to Dan

Prog / Re: Prog 2233:Regened - Ready to face the law?
« on: 05 July, 2021, 11:41:26 AM »
I have previously cast doubt on the interest of children in 2000AD.

I now take it all back. My eleven year old son has now read the lastest Regened issue and loved it.

Loved it so much he asked me if there were any more. So I have now dug out all the previous Regnened issues and given them to him.

He particularly liked Cadet Dredd, Strontium Dog, Rogue Trooper and Pandora Perfect.

I am planning on weaning him into Full Tilt Boogie and Department K in the full Prog. Plus the current Chimpski story should also be suitable.

So yeah….a big hit…belatedly.

GFD 3:2 Niemand

Some of Rennie’s stuff doesn’t really do much for me: Missionary Man, The 86ers. And I don’t really remember which Dredds are his. But his good stuff is pretty great: Jaegir, Callablistics, Absalom, Cursed Earth Koburn, Survival Geeks.

So yeah it’s Rennie for me. Let’s say 4-1.

Robinson 2 : 3 Hine

General / Re: Tom Tully or John Wagner - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 8
« on: 30 June, 2021, 08:40:49 AM »
Looking at the list of what Tom Tully wrote, I am quite surprised - I thought it was more. Back in the day, he seemed like the go to guy for no nonsense weekly thrills that do what they say on the tin.

But it’s Wagner.


5 nil to John.

General / Re: Alan Moore or Guy Adam - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 7
« on: 29 June, 2021, 08:21:24 AM »
5 nil to Moore

General / Re: John Smith or Emma Beeby - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 6
« on: 28 June, 2021, 11:49:28 AM »
A difficult one for me. I’m really not a big fan of John Smith; he has a bunch of great ideas but I just find it really hard to follow what is going on. For that reason Indigo Prime and Revere are amongst my least favourite 2000AD thrills. But they made enough of an impact for me to consider them on my least favourites list, as opposed to stuff that wasn’t that memorable and I’ve just forgotten. I did like Firekind though. I recently re-read Cinnebar and it was only ok - I don’t get why it’s often held up as the best ever Rogue Trooer story.

I grew to like Survivial Geeks, but I have no idea how much Emma wrote and how much Gordon wrote.
I didn’t particularly like Emma’s Anderson.

Overall, on a coin toss
Smith 2
Beeby 3

I only vaguely remember Steve Moore’s future shocks, but if they are the ones I think they are, a couple were brilliant.

But mostly on the basis of Peter Hogan’s version of Robo-Hunter, Timehouse and Zaucer of Zilk, I’m going to score this:

Steve Moore 5 : 0 Peter Hogan.

Sorry they just weren’t for me.

General / Re: Mark Millar or Kek-W - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 4
« on: 24 June, 2021, 08:40:40 AM »
5 nil to Kek.

Whisper it quietly but I didn’t like Summer Magic.

Now Bad Company…that’s another matter.

5 nil to Milligan.

Easy one.

5 nil to Rob.

General / Re: Alan Grant or Pat Mills - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 1
« on: 21 June, 2021, 09:00:54 AM »
Mills at his best produced simply the greatest thrills to ever appear in the Prog (apart from the odd Dredd and Stront) in the early to middle books of Nemesis, early Slaine and the first book of ABC Warriors. On the other hand his later stuff (last 30 years really) was no where near that standard.

Alan Grant was responsible for some of the very best Dredds, but these were co-written with Wagner so it’s hard to know who wrote what. Plus Stront and Anderson. I somehow think he doesn’t get the credit he deserves.


Alan 2
Pat 3

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