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Author Topic: Alan McKenzie or Pete Milligan - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 3  (Read 535 times)

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Team Classic vs. Team Current
Only work for Tharg to be Considered

Alan McKenzie is a bit of a controversial character around these parts, but we shouldn’t let that distract from how great Summer Magic was (and the whole Luke Kirby series come to that), Brigand Doom helped keep the Prog buoyant during dark times and Soul Gun Warrior was a mercurial delight. All that said when it comes to Pete Milligan we could just say Bad Company BUT his recent work which qualifies him for Team Current, Counterfeit Girl  show him as still relevant today.

Oh and on a side note Alan McKenzie is already our second Alan, there are many more to come… I mean it's not relevant but Jez the Alan’s are the writers equivalent of Simons for the artists! Ahem… Anyway...

Time for you to decide your favourite as the droids square up to the tee…

Alan McKenzie - more info

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Peter Milligan - more info

Remember for this tourney you have 5 votes to distribute as you please between these two artists, whole numbers only. So you can vote 5 - 0; 4 - 1; or 3 - 2; either way depending on how much more you like one artist's work over the other.

If you can’t be doing with that just name your favourite - remember bold tags, or other ways of highlighting always appreciated - and I’ll give them 3 votes and nowt to the other droid.

Three day votes, so this one ends morning of Thursday 24th June

Remember we only consider work for Tharg in these Tourneys

What the heck is all this about - well we have a thread for that

How does this voting work? Look here

I don’t understand how this works, what are the rules of the Solhiem Cup - yep got ya covered there too

Anything else just ask and I’ll make something up. Most importantly, have fun!

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Re: Alan McKenzie or Pete Milligan - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 3
« Reply #1 on: 23 June, 2021, 07:49:54 AM »
May I be the first to offer Milligan 5, McKenzie 0?

-and I actually quite like a bunch of McKenzie scripts, but I love me some Milligan.

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Re: Alan McKenzie or Pete Milligan - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 3
« Reply #2 on: 23 June, 2021, 07:55:41 AM »
Luke Kirby is an all-time classic, but Brigand Doom and Bradley never did much for me. Then we have Bad Company, Hewligan's Haircut, Freaks, Bix Barton, The Dead - all great.

Alan McKenzie 1, Peter Milligan 4.

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Re: Alan McKenzie or Pete Milligan - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 3
« Reply #3 on: 23 June, 2021, 08:11:41 AM »
5-0 Milligan.

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Re: Alan McKenzie or Pete Milligan - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 3
« Reply #4 on: 23 June, 2021, 08:20:08 AM »
Whisper it quietly but I didn’t like Summer Magic.

Now Bad Company…that’s another matter.

5 nil to Milligan.

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Re: Alan McKenzie or Pete Milligan - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 3
« Reply #5 on: 23 June, 2021, 08:22:35 AM »
McKenzie 3
Milligan 2

Original Bad Company was fantastic, but the reboots have all been terrible. And I never liked Bix Barton. He gets points for Tribal Memories, but those are immediately removed for Counterfeit Girl- which is my least-favourite strip of the Rebellion years.

McKenzie gets a lead for Luke Kirby, nudges ahead Brigand Doom and scores a winner for Bradley and Vector 13.

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Re: Alan McKenzie or Pete Milligan - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 3
« Reply #6 on: 23 June, 2021, 08:24:17 AM »
Alan McKenzie 2: Peter Milligan 3
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Re: Alan McKenzie or Pete Milligan - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 3
« Reply #7 on: 23 June, 2021, 08:53:37 AM »
Alan McKenzie 2: Peter Milligan 3

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Re: Alan McKenzie or Pete Milligan - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 3
« Reply #8 on: 23 June, 2021, 09:33:21 AM »
Milligan 5, McK 0

Not the biggest fan of Milligan that this might suggest, but he did decent work on early Bad Company and other one offs, and has a distinctive style that doesnt rub me up the wrong way.

McKenzie has a few OK strips, and a lot of derivative and downright desultory stuff - I'm looking at you, Steelgrave!

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Re: Alan McKenzie or Pete Milligan - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 3
« Reply #9 on: 23 June, 2021, 09:43:16 AM »
4-1 Milligan. So much good Milligan in the prog, even if some of his really, really out-there stuff was reserved for Strange Days.

McKenzie gets a point for Summer Magic and the sequel (although I'm not a fan of the later Luke Kirby books). Despite some nostalgia for Brigand Doom, it really doesn't stand up as much when, unlike my childhood self, you've read V for Vendetta. Did some good future shocks though.

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Re: Alan McKenzie or Pete Milligan - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 3
« Reply #10 on: 23 June, 2021, 12:47:08 PM »
4-1 Milligan. So much good Milligan in the prog, even if some of his really, really out-there stuff was reserved for Strange Days.

McKenzie gets a point for Summer Magic and the sequel (although I'm not a fan of the later Luke Kirby books). Despite some nostalgia for Brigand Doom, it really doesn't stand up as much when, unlike my childhood self, you've read V for Vendetta. Did some good future shocks though.

All of the above - I hadn't read V for Vendetta when I read Brigand Doom, but when the similarities were mentioned on this board, it was a case of 'Aww, come on, now, Alan'. 

I wasn't mad about the Summer Magic sequel - for me it was just a less good version of the first one, which itself was, to be fair, as close to perfection as comics get.  I did like the Old Straight Track though; it had a lovely tinge of whatever that Portuguese word is that means nostalgia for something that never existed.

I didn't hate the Sonny Steelgrave Dredds.  They were, in my opinion, better than most of the Dredds Garth Ennis and Mark Millar had churned out.

But still... for Tribal Memories, Sooner or Later, Hewligan's Haircut (I loved it, anyway), Shadows and of course Bad Company up to the third series, it's...

Milligan 4, McKenzie 1.

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Re: Alan McKenzie or Pete Milligan - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 3
« Reply #11 on: 23 June, 2021, 02:11:56 PM »
Surely 4-1 to Mr Milligan. For me this is mainly early Bad Company vs Summer Magic. I thought early Bad Company was rather excellent. I quite liked the recent Zaucer of Zilk too. So, 4-1 it is!
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Re: Alan McKenzie or Pete Milligan - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 3
« Reply #12 on: 23 June, 2021, 03:23:30 PM »
Surely 4-1 to Mr Milligan. For me this is mainly early Bad Company vs Summer Magic. I thought early Bad Company was rather excellent. I quite liked the recent Zaucer of Zilk too. So, 4-1 it is!

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Re: Alan McKenzie or Pete Milligan - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 3
« Reply #13 on: 23 June, 2021, 04:58:58 PM »
summer magic outweighed all my other considerations here.

4-1 to alan.

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Re: Alan McKenzie or Pete Milligan - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 3
« Reply #14 on: 23 June, 2021, 07:19:33 PM »
Soul Gun Assassin: a sentient moon recruits a spectral assassin in order to take out a warmongering space bastard who's attempting to profit (in human souls) from an engineered middle eastern war.

Pretty thought-provoking stuff.

On the other hand, in R.A.M. Raiders, the male character keeps dissing his stay-at-home-girlfriend, who poses and pouts in the shower and complains about her damaged footwear before becoming his permanent sex-ghost.

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