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      CommentAuthorCCosker
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2008
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    So far, Freakangels seems to be much more about the characters being presented than plot.

    This is the first serial webcomic I've ever read. The few others I read are what you'd call comic strips. So this is format is odd to me. Not sure how I feel about it yet.

    Dialog and art are both great so far.
    • CommentAuthoromer333
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2008
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    I didn't want to really say anything untill I had a chance to read more of it, but I'm liking the characterization in the story, their motivations and whatnot. I feel like I'm starting to get each one's "voice".
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    I guess while I'm drawing it, it's going to be my Whitechapel, which is necessarily no one else's Whitechapel, so that it can be everyone's. If that makes sense.


    Makes complete sense fella, glad you didn't take it as a moan. The art fits the story beautifully.
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    That was beautifully creepy.

    Thank you.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2008
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    One thing I'm noticing about the Freakangels is that each seems familiar somehow. Each character so far hits me square in my Campbell areas, and I can't wait to see what happens to these people.
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    Arkady
    Sirkka
    KK
    Kirk
    Karl
    Conner
    Mark

    I'm detecting a phonetic theme in the nomenclature... :)
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      CommentAuthoriangil
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2008
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    Favorite episode so far: sweet, but spooky. The time theme is really interesting, I can't wait to see where it's going...and how convoluted I'm sure it will ultimately get.
    • CommentAuthorcjstevens
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2008 edited
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    This episode seems to be very significant , although only set in 1 location -cept for 1 cut away. I think it has the best art so far; Paul seems to have perfected the style, and it is looking amazing. I always wondered what the significance of Whitechapel was, is there any other reason for it's importance?

    This is a really impressive webcomic.

    I want to write like this, Warren seems to do it so effortlessly well..Bastard.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2008
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    I want to write like this, Warren sems to do it so effortlessly well..Bastard.


    I feel your pain, sir.

    But I'm trying. I'm trying.
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      CommentAuthorV
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2008
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    I am enormously charmed by:
    OKAY, KIRK. WANT TO HAVE BREAKFAST? I MIGHT HAVE SOME FOOD AT HOME, UNLESS I FORGOT OR IT’S IN THE FUTURE.

    and by how earnestly happy her face turns seemingly just at the thought of some of Kirk's company.

    It feels like I get so much of her in such a little space. Strange, innocent, exceptional, precious and lonely.

    Sometimes when I think back on them, I forget that these instalments are only 6 pages.
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    this made my day, she reminds me of a dear friend
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    I still can't get over those god damn eyes. That last panel alone chilled my bones by a good 5 degrees.
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    Random notes on FA 0008:

    Arkady is my new favorite character, I think. She is very, very cute and I love her to bits.

    Love the Lambeth joke, especially since it came true. Nice callback.

    Duffield is getting paid for this, yes? Lots and lots of money? Also much whiskey (or a drink of his choice)? Because it would be a shame if he wasn't, because this is some of the best art I've seen in comics. Any comics at all.

    Love the slow burn pace of the series. It's a great example of a "hangout comic." Like, you stop by each week and just sorta hang out with the characters for a few pages, yet it doesn't feel aimless. Kinda Richard Linklater meets "The Midwich Cuckoos," but with more discipline than Linklater might bring to it. Nice, controlled four-panel grid pages. Would it be odd of me to say that this comic feels sunny? Yes? Fuck it, I will anyway.

    Another gift from Internet Jesus. All hail. :)
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    Arkady is my favorite so far, much like the majority of the people in this thread. I wonder what else we'll see.
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    This is my favorite Ellis since Fell. I love the slow pace, the large cast, and the sense of a world being built bit by bit. These characters live in a place that's alive, and where people matter beyond filling in the background. This makes me happy, and I can't wait to see more.

    The art, of course, is almost literally stunning. I keep staring at the panels and forgetting to read. I guess "mesmerizing" is the proper word, then.
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    Opening this episode I spent the first minute or so just studying the first two panels! Gorgeous as ever. The colour work lends it a dreamlike realness that really is mesmerising on some panels. Arkady seems beautifully sad and I get the Delirium vibe too, with a bit of a friend mixed in. Keep it coming guys.
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      CommentAuthorjmcampbell
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2008
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    I think this is my favorite issue (episode?) so far. I love the look Arkady has in the last panel.
    • CommentAuthorKitaC
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2008 edited
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    Does anyone else think that the boy from Lambeth Road isn't just a recurring joke but the introduction of a Major Plot Point? (See: he's one of the first things we're introduced to; KK discusses him with a bunch of other people; Arkady predicted him before he happened.)

    Also, my impression of the FreakAngels previously had been that since they were all raised together, they related to each other as siblings. Did anyone else think that Arkady and Kirk . . . don't?

    I am so glad I found this comic near the beginning. I love the art, and the characters are all so identifiable and individual. Also, as much as the pace feels kinda slow and easy, we've been introduced to a lot already -- we have some seven major characters and an overarching mythology and a major villain and a minion-who-might-turn-ally. I will be checking this comic every Friday after I wake up.

    (Edited to fix pronoun stupid.)
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    @Ariana
    I'm not going to rule out I've just finally gone mad. Anyone else?

    Yes. I dreamed Warren called me on my cellphone last night. I woke up and had to check the call history to make sure it was only a dream. It. was. that. real. And this happened before I read Anna Mercury.

    _____

    Anyhoo, back to the current episode. Beautiful work, again. The tidbits stuck between the lines make this series very enjoyable. What's really caught my attention this morning (which could be because I'm tired, cranky and my favorite dose of trimethylxanthine is NOT working) is the fact that everyone seems to like them all, despite the fact they caused the end of the world. Since it's only running 6 pages a week, is it safe to say we will see those characters that DON'T like them? Or have they been run out of Whitechapel?
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    anyone else find themselves shouting at the screen, "wake up kk, wake up!'??!