Daily Archives: 24 February 2008

Tooth Review: 1573 & 1574 (obligatory spoiler warning)

Prog 1573Prog 1574Quote of the Week: “First you say hello to Vulf’s little friend!” Wulf Sternhammer gets up close and personal in Strontium Dog (1574).

Covers: Dylan Teague draws Johnny Alpha versus Groule from Strontium Dog (1573); Richard Elsom draws a chained Gene Hackman from The Kingdom (1574).

Contents: Judge Dredd, The Kingdom, Stickleback and Strontium Dog in both progs. Shakara ends in 1573 to be replaced by a Future Shock in 1574.

Review in less than 10 words: There will be blood (1573), Hell is other mutants (1574).

Spoilers… Continue reading Tooth Review: 1573 & 1574 (obligatory spoiler warning)

The Tip Top Top of the Top Blogs – full time scores

Six months ago, I listed the top Lib Dem blogs according to mentions in the “top seven” of Stephen Tall’s weekly Top of the Blogs roundup on Lib Dem Voice. Since we’ve now had a whole year of it, here are the top 20 23 for 2007/8 (numbers in parenthesis are the positions six months ago):

1. (=) Lib Dem Voice – 43 entries (+19)
2. (=) Paul Walter (=) – 36 entries (+17)
3. (+2) James Graham – 32 entries (+19)
4. (+1) Nich Starling – 25 entries (+12)
5. (-2) Duncan Borrowman – 21 entries (+7)
6. (+1) Jonathan Calder – 19 entries (+11)
7. (-4) Stephen Tall – 15 entries (+1)
8. (=) Alex Wilcock – 14 entries (+9)
9. (-1) Linda Jack – 9 entries (+4)
10 = (+7) Jeremy Hargreaves – 8 entries (+6)
10 = (-2) Jonathan Wallace – 8 entries (+3)
12 = (+17) Anders Hanson – 7 entries (+6)
12 = (+2) Mark Valladares – 7 entries (+4)
14 = (new) Jo Angelzarke – 6 entries
14 = (new) Gavin Whenman – 6 entries
16 = (+13) Jonathan Fryer – 5 entries (+4)
16 = (-2) Chris Keating – 5 entries (+2)
16 = (-4) Matt Davies – 5 entries (+1)
19 = (new) Peter Dunphy – 4 entries
19 = (+10) Jock Coates – 4 entries (+3)
19 = (-5) Jonny Wright – 4 entries (+1)
19 = (-5) Rob Fenwick – 4 entries (+1)
19 = (-7) Liberal Review – 4 entries (=)

The top ten has barely changed, but it is interesting to see what is bubbling under. The top climbers over the past 6 months have been Jeremy Hargreaves, Anders Hanson, Jo Angelzarke and Gavin Whenman. Stephen Tall high position has stagnated as he concentrates mainly on Lib Dem Voice these days while Liberal Review, in many ways the precursor to Lib Dem Voice, is barely updated these days. Expect next year’s list to be completely different.

A final point about the Campaign for Gender Balance awards, of which I am a judge (VOTE NOW): 6 of the eight finalists for Best Blog and Best Blog Post don’t make it into the top twenty. Clearly what people read and what people like are not quite the same thing.