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: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - A Joe Black Adventure vs. Invasion Round 2 Heat 109
: Colin YNWA 20 April, 2022, 06:37:54 AM
Three weeks and counting and some interesting thrills appear. Ones that I think are great and widely loved but might have one factor or another that might stop them going as far as they otherwise might? This Round I’m not sure this will be tested toooo much but good to see how they will fare.

Last of the Prog 1 stories finally shows up and it will be interesting to see how it does. Nostalgia doesn’t seem to have served these stories as well as I thought it might. Its superior reboot though took a notable scalp earlier in the Round, in possibly toughest tie to date (against Devlin Waugh) so is there a lot of Bill Savage love out there? Surely enough to wack a rat?

A Joe Black Adventure - more info (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=thrill&page=profiles&choice=joeblack)

Vs

Invasion - more info (https://shop.2000ad.com/series/invasion)

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 Saturday April 23rd and the winner gets a place in Round 3 (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 Favourite Thrill - A Joe Black Adventure vs. Invasion Round 2 Heat 109
: broodblik 20 April, 2022, 07:25:38 AM
Invasion is my choice this round but again two thrills that I did not really like that much
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - A Joe Black Adventure vs. Invasion Round 2 Heat 109
: abelardsnazz 20 April, 2022, 07:44:09 AM
Invasion.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - A Joe Black Adventure vs. Invasion Round 2 Heat 109
: Magnetica 20 April, 2022, 08:54:29 AM
Coincidentally I have just bought the heavily discounted Invasion digital collection, having only read the incomplete Extreme Edition version.

So I haven’t read it all yet. What I remember from before is, it quickly becomes very formulaic and relies on a convenient object lying around for Savage to use as a weapon. And at the end it seemed to me  like the writers had had enough and just wanted to finish it.

Joe Black was good fun and I would like to have seen more of it.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - A Joe Black Adventure vs. Invasion Round 2 Heat 109
: Blue Cactus 20 April, 2022, 09:20:02 AM
Invasion is very much of its time and quite formulaic, but also somewhat iconic so I’ll vote for it here, fun though Joe Black is.

Invasion
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - A Joe Black Adventure vs. Invasion Round 2 Heat 109
: IndigoPrime 20 April, 2022, 09:41:31 AM
I enjoyed Joe Black. I endured Invasion. So Joe Black wins it for me. But I’ll be bloody amazed if it gets through against the Mills-originated behemoth.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - A Joe Black Adventure vs. Invasion Round 2 Heat 109
: AlexF 20 April, 2022, 10:00:16 AM
Invasion is brutal fun. Not super sophisticated, except perhaps for the basic 'what if' set up, namely 'what if our own country was invaded and overrun by oppressive foreginers', that really works for Sci-Fi adventure thrills.

Joe Black has some clever plt twists and a likeable rogue in the lead, but it can't compare.

Invasion.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - A Joe Black Adventure vs. Invasion Round 2 Heat 109
: rogue69 20 April, 2022, 10:08:09 AM
Invasion
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - A Joe Black Adventure vs. Invasion Round 2 Heat 109
: paddykafka 20 April, 2022, 11:06:11 AM
Invasion
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - A Joe Black Adventure vs. Invasion Round 2 Heat 109
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 20 April, 2022, 12:35:33 PM
invasion
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - A Joe Black Adventure vs. Invasion Round 2 Heat 109
: Southstreeter 20 April, 2022, 01:15:11 PM
Invasion
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - A Joe Black Adventure vs. Invasion Round 2 Heat 109
: Funt Solo 20 April, 2022, 06:48:39 PM
Joe Black should definitely return to the prog.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - A Joe Black Adventure vs. Invasion Round 2 Heat 109
: Link Prime 21 April, 2022, 05:17:02 PM
Has to be Invasion for this one.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - A Joe Black Adventure vs. Invasion Round 2 Heat 109
: Colin YNWA 22 April, 2022, 06:12:14 AM
With a day to go its good to see Joe Black offer resistance to the relentless advance of the forces of Invasion. Its been slow but seems unlikely to grind to a halt. We'll find out tomorrow.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - A Joe Black Adventure vs. Invasion Round 2 Heat 109
: Trooper McFad 22 April, 2022, 09:58:26 AM
Invasion
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - A Joe Black Adventure vs. Invasion Round 2 Heat 109
: Huey2 22 April, 2022, 01:08:11 PM
Joe Black
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - A Joe Black Adventure vs. Invasion Round 2 Heat 109
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 22 April, 2022, 06:27:33 PM
Invasion!

SBT
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - A Joe Black Adventure vs. Invasion Round 2 Heat 109
: Dash Decent 23 April, 2022, 12:53:09 AM
Joe Black
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - A Joe Black Adventure vs. Invasion Round 2 Heat 109
: Colin YNWA 23 April, 2022, 06:57:10 AM
VOTING CLOSED

I was going to say nostalgia took a knock here and Invasion while getting a comfortable win wasn't always fondly remembered... but its not as if Joe Black is a modern classic! Still Invasion is weighed down by being very of its time and it will be interesting to see how it progresses.

Invasion

will be unloading both barrels in Round 3.