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: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: Colin YNWA 18 November, 2021, 06:18:18 AM
Just as you all start to get a little sick of voting on some sub-par thrills I’d dare to say week 4 of this Tourney actually has the strongest line-up so far. There’s some real corkers to wrap your head around and some tough decisions to make.

Forget all the bad blood that Satanus brought up… there’s a gag there, damned if after writing about 14 of these things on the bounce I can find it… it was a bloody great thrill. So for me its heartbreaking that it comes up against one of my fav thrills of recent years. Another one getting live coverage on BBC for me this one.

Which most rattles your thrill-receptors:

Max Normal - more info (https://shop.2000ad.com/series/max-normal)

Vs.

Satanus - more info (https://shop.2000ad.com/series/satanus)

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite thrill of these two series at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Sunday 21st November and the winner gets a place in Round 2 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this? (https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=48011.0)

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules (https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=48011.msg1070150#msg1070150)

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: Timothy 18 November, 2021, 07:03:46 AM
Max Normal.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: credo 18 November, 2021, 08:56:43 AM
I have a nostalgic love of the Max Normal stories from the old Dredd annuals and dearly wish that someone would construct a real shuggy table (or at least include one in a video game).

This match up led me to imagining a story where Max ends up riding around on Satanus while desperately trying to maintain his cool.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: Dark Jimbo 18 November, 2021, 09:14:59 AM
I really like Guy Adams' sense of humour, and the relationship between Max and Vito; but judged solely on the series here, I have to go with Satanus. Divorced of continuity, it was just a great little bit of Dino-chomp fun, with gorgeous Colin MacNeil paints.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: rogue69 18 November, 2021, 09:17:22 AM
Satanus
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: IndigoPrime 18 November, 2021, 09:50:22 AM
Max
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: broodblik 18 November, 2021, 10:05:27 AM
I will go for Max since I never read the Satanus strip (was this ever reprinted?)
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: Blue Cactus 18 November, 2021, 10:32:18 AM
Max
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: AlexF 18 November, 2021, 10:49:27 AM
If we were voting on characters I'd go with Satanus for sure, but comparing that one series of his with a wealth of fun Max Normal one offs and the recent, actually funny comeback strips, it's an easy win for Max Normal. I guess I'm gonna vote for wordplay over chomping. Might be a different story if we were comparing to that four-parter from the Cursed Earth, though...
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: paddykafka 18 November, 2021, 10:54:23 AM
Satanus.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 18 November, 2021, 11:05:13 AM
max
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: Southstreeter 18 November, 2021, 03:16:18 PM
Is this different to Blood of Satanus, which was awful (later series, anyway)?

I’ll go max normal as that was ok.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: Funt Solo 18 November, 2021, 03:55:51 PM
Satanus: Unchained (from 2001) by Rennie and MacNeil up against some early specials and the modern Guy Adams Max Normal thing with all the hipster vibes. Well, not that it was awful, but the hipstering, by it's very nature, felt forced. On the other hand, Unchained is the most readable of all the Satanus gigs.

Satanus: Unchained gets my vote.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: Dark Jimbo 18 November, 2021, 04:25:23 PM
I will go for Max since I never read the Satanus strip (was this ever reprinted?)

No. Pat Mills was infamously furious about Satanus: Unchained, and editorial promised him they wouldn't reprint it. It led to him writing Blood of Satanus II and III to 'reclaim' the character... I'll let you decide how well that worked out for Satanus' legacy...!
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: broodblik 18 November, 2021, 07:09:13 PM
Thanks for the info Jimbo but Blood of Satanus II and III was pretty poor. Still would like to see some MAcNeil painted work again.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: Link Prime 19 November, 2021, 10:19:31 AM
Satanus Unchained was great fun, beautifully painted by the MacNeil Droid.

Was that the last time MacNeil went full MacNeil on a 2000AD strip?

: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: Dark Jimbo 19 November, 2021, 10:59:18 AM
Satanus Unchained was great fun, beautifully painted by the MacNeil Droid.

Was that the last time MacNeil went full MacNeil on a 2000AD strip?

No, not by a long way. He painted the Dredd story Terror, and three Devlin Waugh stories (two of them multi-parters). Later he painted two series of Insurrection and one of Defoe in black-and-white/sepia.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: Link Prime 19 November, 2021, 04:53:32 PM
He painted the Dredd story Terror, and three Devlin Waugh stories (two of them multi-parters).

Bless your approaching-middle-age memory Jimbo.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: Dark Jimbo 19 November, 2021, 05:13:01 PM
 :lol: It's a ticking clock!
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: Colin YNWA 20 November, 2021, 07:18:52 AM
This one is pretty close and as we've seem this morning last dat votes can change things so if you haven't get ya votes in... mind a vote for Satanus might make Uncle Pat angry! I'll count in the morning.
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: NapalmKev 21 November, 2021, 08:19:24 PM
Max Normal.

Cheers
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: Sean SD 22 November, 2021, 11:17:12 AM
Max Normal
: Re: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Max Normal vs Satanus - Round 1 Heat 31
: Colin YNWA 22 November, 2021, 11:36:40 AM
VOTING CLOSED

errr so I counted this up on Sunday as planned, filled in all by spreadsheets with the results and whatever at my end and then, it would seem not actually posted the result!

SORRY!

Anyway I've added the two votes here (luckily didn't affect the outcome) and can announce

Max Normal

Comfortably gets through to the second round. I really enjoyed Satanus, for all the ruckus it caused, but the recent Max Normal series from Guy Adam and Dan Cornwell was truly excellent and turned Max Normal as a series from a nice distraction in annuals and specials to a reallt fantastic piece and I'd welcome those two returning to Max and Vito, so very pleased to see it progress.