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Messages - Dark Jimbo

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General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Aliens and beasts (Heroes)
« on: 03 August, 2020, 10:11:26 PM »
Gene the Hackman - just one of the best Tooth characters full-stop. Loyal to a fault, cautiously trusting, exceptionally brave, ferociously savage. We don't deserve dogs. We don't deserve Gene.

Shakara! Shakara Shakara. Shakara!

General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Beasts and Animals (Villains)
« on: 03 August, 2020, 05:50:26 PM »
Old One-Eye and Tiger Commando.

General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Magic and other ‘super-powers’ (Heroes)
« on: 02 August, 2020, 09:36:47 PM »
Think in all good conscience I have to abstain from this round - not only have I not read Zenith, I've not read Summer Magic or Hope either!

General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Zombie travelling robo-killers (Heroes)
« on: 02 August, 2020, 07:28:46 PM »
Okay. I'm going Ace Garp for starters. Resourceful, loyal, and daring - but tricksy and money-grabbing at the same time. A great character who's very much the heart of what's ostensibly an ensemble strip.

And... Zombo, just edging it over Sam by virtue of Slade already doing rather well in the vote without my help. Can I eat you, please?

General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Magic and Psi Types (Villains)
« on: 02 August, 2020, 07:09:02 PM »
Malak Brood and Owen Krysler.

General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Zombie travelling robo-killers (Heroes)
« on: 01 August, 2020, 07:26:42 PM »
It going to be interesting to see how this vote develops. In my mind this is the 'toughest' draw.

Yup. Really struggling with this one...

General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Cross World Caper (Villains)
« on: 01 August, 2020, 08:53:23 AM »
Satanus. For a character who's 'just' a big black Tyrannosaurus, he's been and done and travelled (and chomped) a whole heck of a lot. What a legend.

Christhulu's a superb concept, but hardly a character, great or otherwise. Mr Cheetl... I honestly don't remember him/them all that well, which sort of says something in itself. So it's down to Doyle and Tannembaum for me, and even though I don't especially like him(!) I think in all good conscience I have to give second spot to Moses Tannembaum aka Senior Apelludo aka The Mover. He's properly embraced the potential for alternate worlds mayhem.

General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Historical (Heroes)
« on: 01 August, 2020, 08:37:45 AM »
Well I think Titus Defoe is by far the most well-developed character here (yes, more than Slaine). Plus I just love the titular strip - the worldbuilding is second to none. I really hope we see it return one day.

Second is Slaine.

Little surprised by the love here for Aquila, I have to say. I like the strip, but the character himself...? Totally charisma-free.

General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Mythical (Villains)
« on: 31 July, 2020, 07:15:38 PM »
I’m just utterly speechless....one of the core people on the Forum...hasn’t read the Stainless Steel Rat...ok fair enough....but not read Zenith as well?

All I can say is, get them...they are top thrills.

Well, gosh, I'm flattered!

Both thrills have historically been reprint-lite, and I don't really do digital comics!

General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Mythical (Villains)
« on: 31 July, 2020, 12:43:41 PM »
Slough Feg, if only for that wonderful syntax. But he also has pathos - he's a sad, shambling shell of a thing, while no less a great villain for that.

And while I didn't particularly want to go for two Slaine characters, he has to be joined by Elfric - I've not read Zenith so Masterman's out, and while I love Caballistics, Kostabi was too successful a behind-the-scenes master manipulator to be very memorable.

General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Citizens of Mega City One (Heroes)
« on: 30 July, 2020, 01:03:05 PM »
Chopper has by far the most satisfying arc as a character, while being the best citizen's-eye view of a life in the city. Demarco runs him pretty close, though - but of a shame that her story ultimately fizzled out a bit.

General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Dark Judges (Villains)
« on: 30 July, 2020, 12:56:30 PM »
Mortis and Death.

General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Criminals (Heroes)
« on: 29 July, 2020, 09:09:37 PM »
I've never read SSR, so Jim's out for a start. I think I've read three Tyranny Rex stories (the first two and the last one...?) and they were, without doubt, my least favourite John Smith material. The first two were incomprehensible and the last one deadly dull (when it wasn't incomprehensible!) Tyranny herself just made no impression, lost in the background of her own stories.

Of the two that are left, I think Lobster Random brought most to the table. He's somehow slipped through the net to become a bit of a forgotten character - perhaps because he never got that final story, and certainly because the reprints passed him over - but he deserves to stand with Sam Slade, Gene Hackman, Shakara and Zombo on all those 'group shot' covers and posters.

And Spikes Harvey Rotten, thankfully without a small essay to explain why.

General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Mirror Images and Evil Twins (Villains)
« on: 29 July, 2020, 08:44:20 PM »
Rico Dredd - not the best character here, necessarily, but by some way he's had the greatest legacy.

Obmoz - because he was both hilarious, and genuinely chilling. I burst out loud with laughter when he's on a road and encounters a school crossing - 'Crossing your government, no doubt! You couldn' t make it up! '

I'd love to buck the prevailing trend, here, but... Lulu Romanov and Jenny Simmons.

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