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Author Topic: Round 2: 7 - Alan McKenzie or Pete Hogan - Ultimate Not Wagner Tourney  (Read 598 times)

Colin YNWA

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So final day and this one sees a battle harded qualifier come up against a writer whose time as Tharg was controversial but who wrote some gems that are much loved. The exciting thing about a random draw is that you can get outliers remaining and leading to some interesting later contents. Is this where a dark horse lies? Well first we need to decide, based purely on the writing for Tharg

Alan McKenzie - https://web.archive.org/web/20191021074311/http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=droid&page=profiles&choice=ALANMC This link thanks to the lovely Indigo Prime who directed me to The Wayback Machine which has a version of Barney - all be it a little limited and sluggish.

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Peter Hogan - https://web.archive.org/web/20191021074331/http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=droid&page=profiles&choice=PETERH

What is all this nonsense you ask well we're finding out whose 2000ad (Meg and associated items) writing do you prefer? Voting - just add a comment here with whose work you prefer (and anything else you might wish to say to discuss their work). This vote closes some time early Monday 15th June?

Want to know more https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=46503.msg1029915#msg1029915

Two more Round 2 starting in the morning.... whoops no they don't - that's it, we're starting the QUARTER FINALS soon!

broodblik

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Alan McKenzie only because off Summer Magic

Greg M.

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I like Pete Hogan as a writer more than Alan McKenzie, but ultimately, I like Summer Magic more than I like any single thing Hogan wrote. One great story gets you far. Alan McKenzie.

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Alan McKenzie for Luke Kirby.

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Limited familiarity with Luke Kirby means it's Hogan for me.

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Again, McKenzie for that one strip. And he should count himself very lucky in the draw—had he come up against either of the Alans, he’d be out.

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McKenzie for me. I'm something of a Bradley apologist, and I also rather liked Brigand Doom. Not sure how much of a hand he had in the strip's creation, but I'm fond of the Soul Gun Warrior and all. (And yeah, lots of Luke Kirby was really good).

Got a lot of time for Hogan, not least that recent Zaucer run, but it's not enough to knock off McKenzie. Mean Arena may be one of 2000AD's blandest thrills, but somehow those three Dragon Tales were even blander. (both rescued, to an extent, by nice art).

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McKenzie, for Summer Magic/ Luke Kirby, Brigand Doom and for "creating the format" (it says here) of Vector 13.

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Peter Hogan.

In the darkest of days, his Strontium Dogs was a light reminding me that things would get better.

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Peter Hogan

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Alan Mckenzie.
For the proto Potter.

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McKenzie.

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Beating Peter Hogan solely on the basis of Luke Kirby, and I mean solely, in every other writing arena Hogan wins but you can't fight a sustained episode of genius, it's Alan McKenzie

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I'll jump on the bandwagon here.  Summer Magic, a tale of a young boy in a 60s English village, was a bold move for a comic about guns and explosions in the future.  But it was perfect. 

So it seems a bit unfair when Hogan wrote Thie Steel Claw in the 1992 Action Special while Alan Mackenzie wrote Kelly's Eye (the only one chosen to continue in the prog, inexplicably), but Alan it is.

Also, as Alan who wrote for 2000ad, so there must have been a lot of pressure on him to produce the goods.
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