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Author Topic: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Maelstrom vs. Taxidermist Round 2 Heat 112  (Read 263 times)

Funt Solo

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Maelstrom vs. Taxidermist Round 2 Heat 112
« Reply #15 on: 21 April, 2022, 03:56:05 PM »
Return of the Taxidermist is a classic - Olympic Staring, and that bit where an axe-wielding maniac sets about the synchronized swimmers and gets awarded top points from the judging panel. Taking the supporting act of Jacob Sardini out of Dredd and into a 72-pager was masterfully done.




Maelstrom was just too much a space-LARP. The best we can say about it is that it's a sort of proto-Insurrection. It *looks* good, but it turned the melodrama up to eleventy-stupid, and the hybrid pterodactyl-Judges didn't really work, visually or conceptually.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Maelstrom vs. Taxidermist Round 2 Heat 112
« Reply #16 on: 21 April, 2022, 05:09:04 PM »
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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Maelstrom vs. Taxidermist Round 2 Heat 112
« Reply #17 on: 21 April, 2022, 05:13:22 PM »
Has to be Return of the Taxidermist.
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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Maelstrom vs. Taxidermist Round 2 Heat 112
« Reply #18 on: 21 April, 2022, 08:10:57 PM »
Quick question.

Has the tourney ever thrown together two strips that were in the same Hachette book?

I ask as The Taxidermist was close-ish to Darren Dead, who appeared in Heat 98.

They weee both in Judge Dredd Mega Collection volume 72.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Maelstrom vs. Taxidermist Round 2 Heat 112
« Reply #19 on: 22 April, 2022, 01:48:40 PM »
I'm really not sure. I've only cherry picked the Hachette stuff so don't really have a clear view of that. Sure there's smarter folks than me might be about to tell folks. Certainly happy to provide a list of all the ties to date.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Maelstrom vs. Taxidermist Round 2 Heat 112
« Reply #20 on: 23 April, 2022, 12:57:40 AM »
John, Paul, George and Ringo agree. It’s the Tax(idermist), man.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Maelstrom vs. Taxidermist Round 2 Heat 112
« Reply #21 on: 23 April, 2022, 07:15:42 AM »
With a day to go there won't be any surprises here either. Final day votes will of course be embraced and I'll count up in the morning.

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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Maelstrom vs. Taxidermist Round 2 Heat 112
« Reply #22 on: 23 April, 2022, 07:51:39 AM »
Taxidermist for me. Sardini's version of animated stuffing was inspired.
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Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Maelstrom vs. Taxidermist Round 2 Heat 112
« Reply #23 on: 24 April, 2022, 06:59:56 AM »
Voting Closed

Strong performance here for Sardini and Co here. Good vote count, epsecially for a Thursday vote. Maelstrom wasn't without its fans, but was stuff from start to finish as

The Taxidermist

Beatles* his way into Round 3

*Look it makes perfect sense if you read Dash Decent's comment below