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General / Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 14 - Firekind vs Cradlegrave
« on: 28 September, 2022, 12:18:21 PM »

General / Re: FFT - What if? Tie 7 - Revere vs Hewligan’s Haircut
« on: 22 September, 2022, 02:23:00 PM »
I got plenty of time for Hewligan but my gosh the art on Revere is something else, and also like nothing else.
There are times when I wish we had either spent more time in the world of Revere Book 1, with our hero just being a rebel tussling with bad cops and spitting acid on them. But the ultra-trippiness of Books II and III are their own kind of special.

My thoughts exactly! Revere

General / Re: FFT - Quarter Final 1 - Savage vs Nikolai Dante
« on: 29 August, 2022, 08:42:30 PM »

This isn't going how I'd expected! Zenith is almost perfect from the start of Phase 1 to the end of Phase 4 (although who thought it was a good idea to put Jim McCarthy on that Mandala story). Nemesis certainly can't lay claim to that, but was so utterly original and is still so unlike anything else I've read in comics* that I can't help but vote for it. Its highs were so, so high and its characters were so, so good.

Nemesis the Warlock gets my vote.

*so unlike anything else, that even a thrill accused of being derivative of it (Shakara) is still breathtakingly original.


Are its highs as high as those of the Warriors? Yes. Are its lows as low as those of the Warriors? Not by a long shot.

ABC Warriors is full of iconic comic book moments (even at its worst) and that might swing it for some, but Dante is just great storytelling.

General / Re: FFT - ROUND of 16 - Lawless vs Firekind - Heat 01
« on: 17 August, 2022, 09:07:56 AM »
I was abstaining, having not read Lawless, but I have to vote for Firekind in the hope that we see some John Smith representation in the quarter finals.


Early Anderson is wonderful, but Zenith is so good it gets past my distaste for Morrison's Morrisonisms.

General / Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Skizz vs. ABC Warriors Rd 5 Heat 12
« on: 10 August, 2022, 11:09:30 AM »
We're now getting to the stage where I'm forced to ask myself "would the prog still be the prog if one of these strips never existed?" ABC Warriors is much more definitive of what the prog means for me than is the case for Skizz. I can imagine a prog where Skizz never existed, but not one without the Warriors.

Firekind is perfect little jewel of a story.

Books 1 and 2 of Luke Kirby are utterly brilliant. Wouldn't it be great to see a TV adaptation of this thrill?


General / Re: Sideshow Vote II: Simply the best – The Magnificent 7
« on: 04 July, 2022, 09:22:43 AM »
Are we classifying the original run at the full deal, or as split between the Volgan War/forming the team stage and the original Mars mission (Book 1 and Book 2, although that feels like a more recent way of splitting things to me)?

Love both (with Black Hole a close third), but think the forming the team part (with the Straw Dogs! The Knights Martial! Mongrol!) is probably best.

Also have a huge soft spot for the 'getting the band back together' run of issues in Nemesis Book 4.

Well this is a one-sided one. ABC Warriors without a doubt.

(although Ro-busters is brilliant from the Terra-Meks/War Diaries onwards).

Firekind is an all-time classic. Mean Team has nice art.

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