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You just need a voting spreadsheet!

Anyway - The Killing.

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Events / Re: Thought Bubble 2020
« on: Today at 01:36:37 AM »
I've been able to enjoy The Dark Knight Returns, Elektra: Assassin and Give Me Liberty - each when they were originally published, but I'm not going to spend any new money on Frank Miller's output unless he makes a robust apology for what he's already admitted was out of line.  Anyone can make a mistake, but when they effectively stand by it - what are people to think of them?

His peers have said they don't want to share a platform with him. That's not anyone's fault but his own.

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I noticed a thematically linked news story today about a famous actor stating that they've stopped using a homophobic slur after it was explained to them why it was problematic. A lot of the response has been along the lines of "he should have known!", but I figure - c'mon - you have to let people change for the better, otherwise what are we doing?

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General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« on: 02 August, 2021, 05:39:52 AM »
A-Z updates - now 43.62% complete, but who's counting?

++NEW SECTIONS++
- The Balls Brothers
- Calhab Justice
- Chopper
- Comicana
- Hershey
- Interrogation
- Joe Pineapples
- Killer
- [Owen Krysler]
- Return to Armageddon
- Revere
- The Scrap
- Slaughter Bowl

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General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« on: 02 August, 2021, 12:40:24 AM »
58%

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General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« on: 01 August, 2021, 05:02:31 PM »
A-Z updates

++NEW SECTIONS++
- American Gothic
- Angel Zero
- Bad City Blue
- Interceptor
- [Joe Black]

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General / Re: Skip Tracer is strictly better than The Order
« on: 01 August, 2021, 03:51:02 PM »
Kek-W (the name always evokes for me the Y-fronts of an alien with two penises...

This thread has already been worth it just for this.


I suspect Funt is playing with us to spark debate...

Guilty as charged, m'lud. Objectively measuring quality in the way I've suggested is probably impossible, and of course I was making a wider point about my two least favorite and relatively current, long-running strips. Why, just the other day someone said they hated Helium's art and I metaphorically spat my tea all over my keyboard - but then beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I think I have a valid point in that (as others have pointed out as well), The Order does have some major barriers to entry - chiefly that in order (ha!) that I can fully enjoy it I would need to set aside time for both research and re-reads. Brink is also a dense, complicated story but I don't need to do those things to enjoy it.  With The Order, it feels like I am missing out, but with Skip Tracer it usually feels like I wish I had missed out.

I find both stories difficult to digest. Even though, on paper, one is strictly better: I prefer the other one. Ulysses is probably a good example - is it possible to enjoy it just as a standalone, escapist entertainment where you're not willing to commit a lot of effort in terms of both time and research?

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General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« on: 01 August, 2021, 05:42:29 AM »
A-Z updates

++NEW SECTIONS++
- 15 Years, Creep
- A.H.A.B.
- Age of the Wolf
- Go Machine
- Harry Kipling (Deceased)
- Hewligan's Haircut
- Red Fang
- Rose O'Rion

++TIDY-UP DROID++
- Anderson Psi Division: added The Boyhood of a Superfiend
- The Angel Gang: added Travels With Muh Shrink
- Cursed Earth Koburn: The Assizes linked to Judge Death
- The Dark Judges: added Masque of the Judge, Death
- Judge Death: Masque links, added Assizes
- Judge Dredd | 1978: Night of the Vampire, The Sleeper Awakes (links to Booth)
- Judge Dredd | 1978-79: The Day the Law Died (links to Walter)
- Judge Dredd | 1987-88: Oz (added covers data)
- Judge Dredd | 1988: added floating cover Citizens Against Change
- Judge Dredd | 1990-91: added The Boyhood of a Superfiend
- Judge Dredd | 1991: added Travels With Muh Shrink
- Judge Dredd | 1992: The Taking of Sector 123 (links to McGruder)
- Judge Dredd | 1993: Mechanismo Returns (links to McGruder), added Brief Encounter
- Judge Dredd | 1996: Declaration of War & Bongo War (more character links)
- Judge Dredd | 1997: Fog on the Eerie (links to Booth)
- Judge Dredd | 2000: Blood Cadets (links to Rico Dredd)
- Judge Dredd | 2001: On the Chief Judge's Service (links to Judge Hershey)
- Judge Dredd | 2002: Sin City (links to Judge Guthrie)
- Judge Dredd | 2005: Flood's Thirteen: Unlucky For Some (links to Judge Hershey)
- Judge Dredd | 2006-07: Origins (links to Booth)
- Judge Dredd | 2017: Sons of Booth & Icon (links to Sons of Booth), Big Meg gets cameo data
- Judge Dredd | 2018: Flaws & The Booth Conspiracy (links to Sons of Booth)
- [Judge...Fargo]'s opening text updated
- [Judge...Giant, Jnr.]: added Bongo War
- Judge Hershey: added The Boyhood of a Superfiend, On the Chief Judge's Service, Flood's Thirteen: Unlucky For Some & The Booth Conspiracy
- The Mean Machine: Travels With Muh Shrink links
- [Rico Dredd]: added Blood Cadets
- Walter the Wobot: added The Day the Law Died
- Young Death: more links out of The Boyhood of a Superfiend

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General / Re: Skip Tracer is strictly better than The Order
« on: 31 July, 2021, 06:46:04 PM »
*waves hands mystically* There's already been a vote, Mister Pops. These aren't the droids you're looking for.

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General / Skip Tracer is strictly better than The Order
« on: 31 July, 2021, 05:33:04 PM »
Do I know what character I'm looking at in each panel?
Do I know what their motivations are?
Do I know where they are?
Is there a plot and can I identify and follow it?
Do I require to do any research in a library?
Can I count how many Ritterstahls are currently extant?
Has a steam train just teleported into frame to save the day?

So, you see, I think we can all agree: Skip Tracer is strictly better than The Order.

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General / Re: Interview with Dan Abnett
« on: 31 July, 2021, 12:00:19 AM »
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There was another one that I thought would be great and it lasted one story because everybody hated it, so you just don’t know.

I wonder what this is referring to - and looking at what's been published it might refer to either Badlands or Sancho Panzer, both of which had a single run.

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THWUP!

Just in case I wasn't being clear - that's me voting for Portrait of a Mutant, without which ... really, rather a lot of the saga.

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I loathe the character of Kid Knee (for no discernible reason), so by default it's The Royal Affair for me.

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The Schicklgruber Grab - so good, so quotable, such great villains. The dervish dogs, the Sternhammer silencer, Stix.

It might be my favorite Strontium Dog story.

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The Gronk Affair

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