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    • CommentAuthorzenbullet
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2008 edited
     (1311.1)
    I quoted Doom 2099 in an earlier post, and it occurred to me, this is the only place in my personal history that I can sing the song of myself and sing hymns to DOOM 2099.

    I have gotten somewhere in the neighborhood of twenty to thirty people to start reading comics, not often regularly, at most (at most!)- three habitual fiends. Which, I think, is a pretty decent record. ALL OF THEM ARE FANS OF WARREN ELLIS, but I can't (for the life of me!) get anyone to read DOOM 2099.

    {but most of us have here, says my imp o' perverse...}

    I have this theory stating you love most the comics you read when you are thirteen to nineteen; if you didn't read then, you aren't applicable, so I don't want to hear it. Personally, I think the quality is better now than then, but I still have a soft spot in my heart for those few things I actually liked at the time.

    So, disclaimer,
    2099 happened for me then, and being the cyberpunky sci fi kid I was, I ate that shit up with a spoon. All of it, genetically mutated corporate raider to time displaced heroes- I never read how it ended, couldn't, too painful- but I have never been able to just dish about this one awesome run with anyone in my life.

    So here are two of my favorite moments, and I want to hear yours:

    The
    ORIGINAL DOCTOR DOOM taking over America.
    Warren said in that special it wasn't his idea. Whatever, you made it rock.
    Simply for this line:
    "We should be playing Ride of the Valkyries right now"
    Whole issue rocked, especially that last page.
    mmmmmmmmmmm

    LATVERIANS BEING CRAB PEOPLE.
    Time travel rocks. End of story. Every time it popped up, it was awesome! I laughed hard at the end of that story line.

    {but i was a bit sad though}

    Oh, and Warren,
    {if you read this far into this blowjob}
    was Dust supposed to be
    Cable
    ?
    Can I die knowing who you meant to be Dust?
    Was it an established modern character at the time?
    Did you just mean to leave it open to whoever came along next?

    I seriously believed at one point in my life I would know the answer to that question...


    {ah, youth!}
  1.  (1311.2)
    When I first got into Warren I went on a mad eBau binge, until I'd collected almost everything with Warren's name on it -- Excalibur, Hellstorm, Lazarus Churchyard, Druid, Carnage: Mindbomb, and Doom 2099.

    I loved Doom 2099 -- not as much as Hellstorm or Druid, those were truly demented works of literature just dripping with amazing mad ideas -- but Doom 2099 was damn fine for what it was.

    So, word.