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Prog / Prog 2251 - Escape into the unknown
« on: Today at 02:45:26 PM »
And so after last weeks excellent prog the new line-up starts in earnst, without all the extra bonus stuff and its all looking very positive still.

Dredd is a solid action piece, moving things on but focused in the thrill. Good stuff.

Diaboliks pushes things forward in no less speedy fashion, if without the gun pkay, but is equally well recieved.

Scarlet Traces, page 5 top right panel, anyone else thing this is a tip of the hat to Michel Fiffe? Anyway glorious art all told and negotiations move to a slightly cliche, well you either fight with us or wait for them to come for you anyway, but it does a good job of expanding the history of the Solar System.

Pandora Perfect also briskly moves, pieces in place, hijinx had and jewels lifted. Now one suspects the fun will really start.

The Out - third story of the week about an aquisition that will drive the rest of the story forwatd. In this case an 'address book'. Its wonderfully done stuff, with deft humour, interesting world building and doors opening to possiblities. Brilliant stuff.

So yeah this one does suffer in comparision to last weeks joyous opening and is often the case with these early story issues pieces are put in place, or in this case, bought, stolen, or otherwise aquired, that will allow the rest of the story to take flight. But those pieces have been quickly put into place and we're good to go. Enjoying this lot and have much optimisim.

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Another group where the wins of the first round of matches have been kept apart - bit of a theme here, so we’ll see how much we know by the end of second round of matches in Group 4. This one could be decided early (except for the winner) but there are some meat ties here so we’ll see how straightforward this is...

All you need to worry about which is your favourite between:

Traitor to his Kind - more info

Vs

The Moses Incident - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early* on the morning of Sunday 26th September and the winner (I’ll count up who gets the most votes basically) gets 3 points towards qualifying… huh…

*Well actually I’m due to be away so this one might be a bit late when it comes to getting the results up… we’ll see…

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!

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General / Rage vs. Beast of Milton Keynes - Bolt-01 Cup - Group 4 Game 3
« on: 23 September, 2021, 06:44:57 AM »
Another group where the wins of the first round of matches have been kept apart - bit of a theme here, so we’ll see how much we know by the end of second round of matches in Group 4. This one could be decided early (except for the winner) but there are some meat ties here so we’ll see how straightforward this is...

All you need to worry about which is your favourite between:

Rage - more info

Vs

The Beast of Milton Keynes - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early* on the morning of Sunday 26th September and the winner (I’ll count up who gets the most votes basically) gets 3 points towards qualifying… huh…

*Well actually I’m due to be away so this one might be a bit late when it comes to getting the results up… we’ll see…

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!

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General / Gronk Affair vs. Outlaw - Bolt-01 Cup - Group 3 Game 4
« on: 22 September, 2021, 06:32:02 AM »
A tie in one of the opening games of Group 3 means that there is a lot to play for still and this could well become the most interesting Group. We will know more at the end of the match ups.

All you need to worry about which is your favourite between:

The Gronk Affair - more info

Vs

Outlaw - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Saturday 25th September and the winner (I’ll count up who gets the most votes basically) gets 3 points towards qualifying… huh…

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!

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General / Schicklgruber Grab vs. The Son - Bolt-01 Cup - Group 3 Game 3
« on: 22 September, 2021, 06:31:12 AM »
A tie in one of the opening games of Group 3 means that there is a lot to play for still and this could well become the most interesting Group. We will know more at the end of the match ups.

All you need to worry about which is your favourite between:

The Schicklgruber Grab - more info

Vs

The Son - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Saturday 25th September and the winner (I’ll count up who gets the most votes basically) gets 3 points towards qualifying… huh…

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!

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So the opening matches in this Group were really brutal, one sided, affairs and the two victorious thrills have just swapped opponents, so the qualifiers from this Group could well be decided by the end of these votes.

All you need to worry about which is your favourite between:

Portrait of a Mutant - more info

Vs

Two-Faced Terror - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Friday 24th September and the winner (I’ll count up who gets the most votes basically) gets 3 points towards qualifying… huh…

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!

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So the opening matches in this Group were really brutal, one sided, affairs and the two victorious thrills have just swapped opponents, so the qualifiers from this Group could well be decided by the end of these votes.

All you need to worry about which is your favourite between:

Incident on Mayger Minor - more info

Vs

The Bad Boys Bust - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Friday 24th September and the winner (I’ll count up who gets the most votes basically) gets 3 points towards qualifying… huh…

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!

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General / Kreeler Conspiracy vs. Top Dog Case - Bolt-01 Cup - Group 1 Game 4
« on: 20 September, 2021, 06:18:53 AM »
Into the second round of match in all the groups now and it will be very interesting to see where this leaves us and what gets decided already. As ever some very tight match ups and no more so (I think) than in the opening Group 1 ties

All you need to worry about which is your favourite between:

Kreeler Conspiracy - more info

Vs

Top Dog - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Thursday 23rd September and the winner (I’ll count up who gets the most votes basically) gets 3 points towards qualifying… huh…

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!

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General / The Killing vs. Doc Quince Case - Bolt-01 Cup - Group 1 Game 3
« on: 20 September, 2021, 06:17:50 AM »
Into the second round of match in all the groups now and it will be very interesting to see where this leaves us and what gets decided already. As ever some very tight match ups and no more so (I think) than in the opening Group 1 ties

All you need to worry about which is your favourite between:

The Killing - more info

Vs

The Doc Quince Case - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Thursday 23rd September and the winner (I’ll count up who gets the most votes basically) gets 3 points towards qualifying… huh…

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!

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Prog / Prog 2250 - Get zapped to the future with the Galaxy's Greatest Comic
« on: 18 September, 2021, 06:02:46 PM »
Well that's a lovely cover, all be it with a clunky tag line! Inside we're in good order as well.

Dredd villains put the gang together, Dredd prepares for a chat and Maitland dodges a bullet. Set up, but cut to the action by the end. Nice enough.

Damn the subs freebies on the page after Dredd - some of the best yet - a facsimile of Prog 0 (the proposal Prog). I don't quite qualify but damn this is tempting!

Diaboliks like Dredd quickly puts pieces into place and its an intriguing place and look forward to this moving forward.

Then a nice Tharg Star Scan by David Millgate.

Now Scarlet Traces was an ace. It too was a set up and if I'm honest I started this with a bit of dread, but quite remembering were we are up to... but this one does it all, recaps, sets the scene and moves us onto the next phase of things, but you don't notice the mechanics at work. D'israeli delightfully realising Edginton's trippy start and hellish ending. Wonderful stuff and worries quickly dismissed.

As they were with Anderson one off Anderson's of late haven't always ticked the boxes but this one works perfectly Maura McHugh keeps it self contained, but moves things into place for the next phase of her story. Okay so maybe not self contained with that cliffhanger but it works as an episode and I'm already hankering for what comes next. Lee Carter has switched some buttons on his dial and his colour and tone work the dark atmosphere perfectly. Loved this one, to my surprise if I'm honest.

Pandora Perfect - Mystery Moon again masters the set up trick really well. it gives us a frothy intro to the character, a cheeky double cross and an offer for what's to come. This is just perfect fun.

Okay Chris Western I know this was a Future Shock driven by the pun at the end BUT when you present it like that - come on don't leave us hangin' Lone Wolf and Grub is a series you could make work. A star child take on the classic. Get ya writing cap on and don't leave this as a silly gag.

And we go out with The Out and it gets us up to speed and like others sets up what to come perfectly well. Its a great opener but as some of the other wears it mechanics on it sleeves - mind when the sleeves are suich glorious out on the rim colours colliding wonders who cares what mechanics they expose. Super excited by this one.

So yeah if latest weeks Prog was a real let down this one shows just how quickly the Prog can bounce back and the thrill ride being an avid follower of Tharg can be. Just a fantastic comic.

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Traitor to his kind vs. The Beast of Milton Keynes - Bolt-01 Cup - Group 4 Game 2

So after so much faffling in the over complex qualifying we get down to the top end action as the last 16 face-off and today we have 2 games from, can you guess... Group 4. As ever though...

All you need to worry about which is your favourite between:

Traitor to his Kind - more info

Vs

The Beast of Milton Keynes - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Sunday 19th September and the winner (I’ll count up who gets the most votes basically) gets 3 points towards qualifying… huh…

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!

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General / Rage vs. Moses Incident - Bolt-01 Cup - Group 4 Game 1
« on: 16 September, 2021, 06:47:55 AM »
Rage vs. The Moses Incident - Bolt-01 Cup - Group 4 Game 1

So after so much faffling in the over complex qualifying we get down to the top end action as the last 16 face-off and today we have 2 games from, can you guess... Group 4. As ever though...

All you need to worry about which is your favourite between:

Rage - more info

Vs

The Moses Incident - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Sunday 19th September and the winner (I’ll count up who gets the most votes basically) gets 3 points towards qualifying… huh…

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!

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General / The Son vs. Outlaw - Bolt-01 Cup - Group 3 Game 2
« on: 15 September, 2021, 06:25:23 AM »
The Son vs. Outlaw - Bolt-01 Cup - Group 3 Game 2

So after so much faffling in the over complex qualifying we get down to the top end action as the last 16 face-off and today we have 2 games from Group 3, you spotting the pattern yet? As ever though...

All you need to worry about which is your favourite between:

The Son - more info

Vs

Outlaw - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Saturday 18th September and the winner (I’ll count up who gets the most votes basically) gets 3 points towards qualifying… huh…

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!

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The Schicklgrubber Grab vs. The Gronk Affair - Bolt-01 Cup - Group 3 Game 1

So after so much faffling in the over complex qualifying we get down to the top end action as the last 16 face-off and today we have 2 games from Group 3, you spotting the pattern yet? As ever though...

All you need to worry about which is your favourite between:

The Schicklgruber Grab - more info

Vs

The Gronk Affair - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Saturday 18th September and the winner (I’ll count up who gets the most votes basically) gets 3 points towards qualifying… huh…

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!

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Portrait of a Mutant vs. The Bad Boys Bust  - Bolt-01 Cup - Group 2 Game 2

So after so much faffling in the over complex qualifying we get down to the top end action as the last 16 face-off and today we have 2 games from Group 2. As ever though...

All you need to worry about which is your favourite between:

Portrait of a Mutant - more info

Vs

The Bad Boys Bust - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite of these two stories at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Friday 17th September and the winner (I’ll count up who gets the most votes basically) gets 3 points towards qualifying… huh…

… there’s a spreadsheet to make following easier… if you fancy. If not, don’t worry just VOTE!!!!

I’ve tried to explain the finals here.

What on Earth is ALL of this?

Why on Tharg’s Earth head are we doing this?

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

Oh and my ‘More info’ links… well I don’t say how much more and they get pretty wonky at times!


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