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Match 14: Elric: The Making of a Sorcerer vs Behold the Man

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  • Match 14: Elric: The Making of a Sorcerer vs Behold the Man

    Elric: The Making of a Sorcerer vs Behold the Man
    Elric: The Making of a Sorcerer
    Behold the Man

    The poll is expired.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is The Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

  • #2
    Behold the mighty Moorcock!
    But Making has two artists on top form with the addition of Walter.
    A team-up that wins my vote.


    • #3
      Eliric - Making of the few Moorcock's I have read.
      Papa was a Rolling Stone......


      • #4
        Another easy choice here.
        Karl hands down!!
        "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

        Hunter S Thompson


        • #5
          BtM, because I haven't read the Elric.
          You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.


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          • #6
            Was never a big fan of the novel version of BtM, so my vote goes (once again) to Moorcock & Simonson.
            _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
            _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
            _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
            _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."


            • #7
              The Elric tale really worked well in that format, and had a LOT to add to the Elric mythos, while BtM just will rarely get it for me.
              "Self-discipline and self-knowledge are the key. An individual becomes a unique universe, able to move at will through all the scales of the multiverse - potentially able to control the immediate reality of every scale, every encountered environment."
              --Contessa Rose von Bek, Blood part 4, chapter 12


              • #8
                Having been raised and educated as a Roman Catholic I found BTM stunning, it raised so many questions that I was already asking, about the nature of belief and faith, that I couldn't vote any other way. It's one of my favourite books for tormenting believers with, imagine what if?....

                Artists, fortunately, rarely gain political power, though I have sometimes seen WWII as a squabble between two mediocre painters, extended to terrifying proportions.

                Michael Moorcock - from the Introduction to Before Armageddon