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No contest again- Portrait by very many country miles.

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I would have voted Outlaw over Journey- both are brilliant, Outlaw is brillianter.

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It would have been Rage for me- most men with bags on their heads generally need a bullet, defenceless or not and Max Bubba is one of them. Also...
Judgement Day is a Dredd story anyway.

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For posterity- sorry, but Smiley's World takes this one for me.

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Sorry I missed it, I was sans internets for a bit.
For posterity-
The Doc Quincy Case edges it in this battle of fun, throwaway Stront-Romps.

21
I get what Funt says about the design of Blood Moon- I was disappointed with how he looked in comparison to other S/D villains.
The Mork Whisperer was another cracking Alpha tale, however I can't help but feel it's a little bit throwaway next to the sense of gravitas in Blood Moon.

So Blood Moon for me, despite how he looked.

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Shaggy Dog was great and all, but Roadhouse takes it reasonably comfortably for me.

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No Contest.
The Rammy... hans doon.

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I'm with Magnetica on this- really difficult choice and I'm switherin. Both Boots and Leigh S make good arguments for each.

I'm going with The Moses Incident edging it though, I recall being genuinely concerned for Alpha at the time and wondering if he would ever be the same again. I also rate Mayger highly for all the 'memorable villains' and 'SF/ Western mash-up' reasons already mentioned- against another tale it might have prevailed. I don't have any distaste for magic & supernatural elements in SD- it's a big/ wide/ deep, multi-dimensional and bad Universe... shit happens, as well it should.

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I thought this was a heads-up for another one of Colin's polls...

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I recall feeling Slavers of Drule seemed a bit rushed at the time... however it still beats Galaxy Killers IMO.

Slavers of Drule it is, even just for the comedy story-name factor.

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I quite liked Stone Killers- memorable enough stuff- a little more light-hearted (in a crescendo of drunken violence type way). But yeah, it's The Killing... so-
The Killing ftw.

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Just chuck all the story names into a digital hat and do a totally random draw. Some short stories are better than some epics anyway.
Winners go into another digital hat etc etc...

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General / Re: The Science of Judge Dredd
« on: 17 July, 2021, 02:48:00 PM »
...the real reason Dredd shouts out the bullet type is so the reader knows what Dredd has fired…)

and

Quote from: pauljholden
Why the shells? Well, the real reason is: they look cool.

Perfectly good reasons. It's a comic- fantasy entertainment and as such there is no requirement for 'realism'. 'Disseminating Important Information to the Reader' and 'the Rule of Cool' wins every time.

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General / Re: Bolt-01 Cup - the best of Strontium Dog
« on: 14 July, 2021, 10:29:56 PM »
Strontium Dog?
I'm in.

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