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Messages - SmallBlueThing(Reborn)

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General / Re: FFT - What if? Tie 20 - Flesh Book 1 vs Flesh Book 2
« on: 04 October, 2022, 04:02:06 PM »
It has to be BOOK ONE. That first episode alone was perhaps Pat's crowning achievement in that first prog, but that it got *even more insane* as it went on, is remarkable.

Book Two is almost as good- and yes, it has Bellardinelli- but in the end the nostalgia for the original trumps it.

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 Death Planet, for many of the reasons outlined by AlexF above.

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General / Re: FFT - What if? Tie 18 - Shako vs Hookjaw (Action)
« on: 03 October, 2022, 02:41:44 PM »
Well, aren't you a bastard? Hmm. Hookjaw is great, and killer sharks are always tops. However, Shako is a bloody polar bear- which hadn't been seen, to my knowledge, in other media and so wins for originality alone. Plus, it's a better story and those early episodes are still shockingly gory. And, besides, I love Shako more than 99% of everything else printed in the prog. So... Shako.

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Charley's War. No question. It trumps just about anything else too. Reading it again fairly recently, I was shocked at how good it still.was and how much some storylines affected me. It really is the best.

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General / Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 16 - Tyranny Rex vs Indigo Prime
« on: 29 September, 2022, 06:26:58 PM »
Indigo Prime. But only for the first few series, not the modern one.

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A difficult one for me, as I never liked Rogue and Jaegir needs to be read all the way through for me to appreciate it, I think.

Jaegir. Because I do at least want to read it.

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General / Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 13 - Future Shocks vs 3rillers
« on: 28 September, 2022, 11:28:53 AM »
Another vote for Vector 13, but otherwise Future Shocks.

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General / Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 14 - Firekind vs Cradlegrave
« on: 28 September, 2022, 11:27:56 AM »
Cradlegrave.

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General / Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 12- Skizz vs DR & Quinch
« on: 27 September, 2022, 09:29:03 AM »
Skizz. But only the first series.

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General / Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 11 - Halo Jones vs The Out
« on: 27 September, 2022, 09:28:22 AM »
I have to go for THE OUT. While Halo is, obviously, a work of great genius, the simple fact that 2000AD can still produce a series that challenges it all these years later, and a series that in itself justifies the cover price in these times of extreme financial horror, is enough to make me give it to the newbie.

Plus, Cyd is marvellous.

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General / Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 10 - Savage vs Invasion
« on: 26 September, 2022, 04:00:06 PM »
As IndigoPrime says, they are so completely different that it's very hard to choose. I'd be more inclined to vote Savage if Pat had finished it. As it stands, I'm going for INVASION because when I was seven I'd never read anything like it. And I always wanted a TV version with a Porridge-era Ronnie Barker as Bill.

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General / Re: FFT - What if? Derby Week Tie 9 - Dead Meat vs Dynosty
« on: 26 September, 2022, 03:57:36 PM »
That Dead Meat cover pictured above is one of my all-time favourites. Having that "featuring Inspector Raam" banner stuck under the logo was wonderful and hilarious, and I remember buying three copies. Two for the collection and one for the wall. Very much enjoyed DM at the time. Haven't read it in years though.

Dinosty was... obviously designed for another comic.

Dead Meat

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Darkest Judge - coming July 2023
« on: 23 September, 2022, 07:23:25 AM »
The prog and Meg strippage came to 106 pages, unless my butterfingers did it all wrong or I got a special extra strip that you lot didn't get. Mind you, that zombie Slaine and zombie Bill Savage teaming up against Defoe and Greysuit was EPIC and ARSOM!

Usually, I'm not keen on doubling up on recent stuff like this- especially when originally published 'complete' as it were in the first place, without the faff of dragging multiple comics out of boxes and bags to read it... but this one I really liked, and the thought of it as a bookshelf edition means they might have made a sale.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 22 September, 2022, 02:49:58 PM »
After having skipped every single further episode of BLUNT when running in The Meg, after not getting on with the first one or two, for some reason I picked up the Ultimate Collection book when I saw it on the shelf in WHS.

And, though I still find Boo Cook's art more hard work than I would like, I have to say that I'm really enjoying it. It's been underneath my coffee table for a few weeks and I only opened it this morning. An hour or so later, I'd finished Book One, and had somewhat changed my mind about it. Yes, Cook's art still rankles (I think it's his palette with all the pinks, which to my eyes distract from the clarity of what the hell I'm looking at), but on the whole that first story is a great, and old-fashioned, 'Death Planet' style romp. Great characters, and bang up to date with the ecological concerns becoming central to the plot as it goes along. Can't wait to see how it develops over the next two books.

Nice when that happens.

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General / Re: FFT - What if? Tie 8 - Armoured Gideon vs Mechastopheles
« on: 22 September, 2022, 08:31:17 AM »
Armoured Gideon.

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