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Author Topic: Forum’s Favourite Thrill - Lenny Zero vs. Max Normal Round 3 Heat 5  (Read 287 times)

Colin YNWA

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Well a very significant week in the tournament as we enter Round 3 after the seemingly unending Round two. We’re down to the last 128 thrills and from here the quality will step up, but the choices start to get harder. But the lovely thing about this round is there is still plenty of room for mis-matches…

For a while I thought the two ties today might be the best I would get with kinda derby clashes… for a while… here we have two denizen’s of Mega City One’s underbelly coming head to head. Lenny Zero, who's seen off The Scrap and Pussyfoot 5 so far, lacks the class of the Man with the Mouth; the bloke who broke Satanus and Lilly Mackenzie, the one and only Pinstriped freak Max Normal.

Lenny Zero - more info

Vs

Max Normal - more info

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 Saturday 14th May and the winner gets a place in Round 4 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this?

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN

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Gotta be Max Normal - I'll take arch dialogue over smug double-crosses any day.

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Max Normal
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I'm going with Lenny Zero. Max, for me, is a good supporting character but not one to carry a full tale: I've already forgotten his last story apart from the art whilst with Lenny, for all the smugness and unpleasantness the stories are a good dose of seedy MC1 and I do enjoy a clever twist.
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Lenny Zero

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Agree with Barrington - Max is better as a supporting character.

Lenny Zero.

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Lenny Zero was always far too smug (as a series as much as a character) but still a solid read, and with some fantastic art. But, frankly, it can go to hell for “sexual assault for lawks”. That was one of the biggest flubs I’ve seen in 2000 AD’s entire history.

Frankly, I’d have picked Dry Run or Junker over Lenny Zero because of that, but at least Max Normal is actually quite good.

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Max Normal although I do agree I prefer him in a supporting role.

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I'm going with Lenny Zero. Max, for me, is a good supporting character but not one to carry a full tale: I've already forgotten his last story apart from the art whilst with Lenny, for all the smugness and unpleasantness the stories are a good dose of seedy MC1 and I do enjoy a clever twist.

Yep, you've said it in a nutshell. Lenny Zero.
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lenny zero

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Max Normal.

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Lenny Zero.

Smug? Maybe.
Witty? Yeah.
Entertaining? Hell yeah.

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Lenny just annoys me.

Gotta be Max Nornmal.

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But, frankly, it can go to hell for “sexual assault for lawks”.
I have no memory of this, explain? I knew there was something that put me off LZ.

I was going to reread the whole of lowlife now they are much cheapness in the 2k shop,,,
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The last couple of stories were a bit lacklustre for me, but for Diggle and Jock's MC1 is perfect.  Lenny Zero.
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