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    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2008
    Whoops... sorry about giving that scene away before you read it. It wasn't a major plot point.
    I don't see the Arkady/Delirium parallel myself; there are similarities, I guess, but you really have to want it.
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2008
    For the first few weeks of this series, the art really had me fooled - it's so *pretty*. But some of the characters, they're monsters, aren't they? I'm liking the contrast. Reminds me a bit of the scary beautiful children from Village of the Damned. This seems a great matchup of script and artist.
  1.  (1974.43)
    Brilliant stuff. Who knew you could be so taken aback and awed by a nearly blank page? Great work people.
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2008
    Love the way this unfolds differently for people depending on their screen size. Worthy of a thesis?

  2.  (1974.45)
    As we go along, it just gets better and better
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2008
    Glee! Rapture! Gorgeous! Brilliant!
    complete sentences may resume next week. we shall see.
    • CommentAuthoromer333
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2008
    Now that was insanely good.
  3.  (1974.48)
    Another great installment and page 3 is a killer example of using the medium to its fullest.
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2008

    Yeah, I didn't catch that either, I just sort of assumed that he'd shat himself anyway by the last panel. I think Arkady's last line is probably a good summation of her character: playful and witty and fuckin' dangerous.

    Good job, Messrs. Ellis & Duffield
  4.  (1974.50)
    Yeah, as per madmatt213's comment, page 3 took me a couple of tries to -duh- scroll down. This is the best one yet, nice juicy psionic combat. This comic has started out a bit slow, like everyone's got a hangover and are just idly chatting the morning after a raging party where everyone did stuff they wish they didn't remember. It's all very good, it just builds up the anticipation something fierce.
    • CommentAuthorcjtremlett
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2008
    Fucking gorgeous.

    I'm another one who refreshed before I realized it had loaded.

    I was maybe half right about this episode. I thought that someone was going to be there to stop Luke, but I thought it was going to be another Freak Angel that we haven't met yet. And that said person was the owner of the pants that Luke said weren't his. So I was right about someone showing up to stop Luke, and it being another Freak Angel. Though the owner of the pants could still be another of the yet to be revealed Freak Angels.

    There was a nice blog post recent about heroic monsters. Arkady has elements of that.

    Between last week's episode and this, I'm just not making any more assumptions about any of them.

    Sixty-six pages in. Amazing stuff!
  5.  (1974.52)
    I'm surprised at the number of people that are missing the cues between page 2 and 3. The background scroll work fades to white, which leads into the next page.
  6.  (1974.53)
    I happened to scroll down before I decided to refresh. It threw off my flow a little bit. It'll will work out alot better in the sweet hardcover I can't wait to buy.
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2008
    It took me a while to stop 'waiting for it to load' and actually scroll down Page 3.
    Good fun. I wanted Kirk to be the one to give it to Luke though. Sirkka and Arkady are both a bit too... '...' for me.
    And sooner or later, Arkady's shirt is just going to fall off if she doesn't fix that strap.
    • CommentAuthorcjtremlett
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2008
    My excuse is that I've been having problems with images not loading lately!

    And the fade-out effect on the earlier page was what made me check rather than keep hitting refresh and swearing a lot.

    In seven languages.

    Because I can.
    • CommentAuthorjohnmuth
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2008
    I'm surprised at the number of people that are missing the cues between page 2 and 3. The background scroll work fades to white, which leads into the next page.

    Well, it's not like a normal comic page really, in that so far every page of the comic has broken into a 2x2 gridwork, and a lot of people - I'm assuming - have been taking the page in by halves. I'm surprised that people aren't just scrolling, instead of instantaneously refreshing the page, but it caught me off guard for a second, too.
  7.  (1974.57)
    I don't know who put it up originally, but the white page with the picture on the bottom totally caught me off guard too.
    I usually don't do the "reply to comics" thing, but this fucking series keeps getting better and better.
    Oh well. I guess I've got to wait a week.
  8.  (1974.58)
    Nothing for it but to toss another round of applause onto the ever-growing pile. Unless Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield have an absolutely ravenous appetite for praise they're going to have to store some of this away for later. Applause preserves, maybe? Applause jerky? Either way, they've earned every bit of it.
  9.  (1974.59)
    I think that part would have flowed better if it were split in quarters.
  10.  (1974.60)
    Very cool, very nice visual effects.
    One difference I've found between the e- and the hard- is that with my fading memory I like/need to flip back and remind myself of events, situations, characters ... and although its undoubtedly just a psychological impediment, doing it browser-style is clunky.
    Nevertheless, this is now one of my 'Comics to Look Forward To'.