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    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
    this is the best characterization Norman Osborne has ever had since Lee & Romita. when Marvel brought him back for the clone saga boondogle a few yrs ago he was creepy, unlikeable, stereotypical, corny, heavy-handed, and really was better off dead.
    your revamped vision of NO/green goblin perfectly encapsulates what an insane brilliant guy in a goblin costume with modified supersoldier serum enhanced abilities would be like. hilariously insane, brilliant, and convinced he is a hero and president-material. blind to the irony that he is really a murderous psycho, and the fact he is dressed in a frightening green & purple... goblin costume... throwing pumpkin bombs... at innocent people... lol the interaction between Osborne and the guards was priceless.

    @ SJD: re:
    Warren you should totally be writing a Norman Osborn ongoing book called HERO.
    Dude you are totally correct! ha ha ha! Warren, do it man! a one-shot Thunderbolts spin-off!
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    "thats what it'll be like."

    best line of the month. easily my favorite issue of tbolts so far.
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
    I just enjoyed the fact that Warren could turn a story about a high-ranking government employee going insane and crucifying a member of staff into one of the funniest reads of the year.

    Well done sir.
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    As good as Thunderbolts has been since your taking it over, 120 is by far the best.
    This Norman is a version of the character I'd like to see more of, too bad you're leaving it.

    And I have a feeling you were only channeling yourself on this one.
    • CommentAuthorMaC
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2008 edited
    I love that Norman looks like Tommy Lee Jones. Great issue.

    Also, question for Warren. Did you give Deodato notes on how the action sequence between Norman and Swordsman would go? I was really impressed with it, so good to see such the razor bats and pumpkin bombs in full force. For the longest time I've felt the gadgets at the Goblin's disposal were neglected in favor of him resorting to fisticuffs. But I find the idea of a raving madman with high power explosives and razor sharp projectiles flying around on a glider a much much better fit for him.
      CommentAuthorIan Mayor
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2008
    In this form, I'd vote for Norman Osbourne.

    I heard a guy quoting his rantings in the kitchen at work on Friday. It is a games company with a few comics heads about, but still; this is a first.
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    Did you give Deodato notes on how the action sequence between Norman and Swordsman would go?

    Um... yeah... I wrote it...
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2008
    You have outdone yourself, good sir. I don't know what it is, but you have redefined Norman Osborne. I could read a "Norman Osborne by Warren Ellis" comic forEVER.
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    I just caught up on Thunderbolts. This last issue was even better than the previous ones. Every issue I kept thinking that things could not get any crazier and then, somehow, they did. Makes me wonder why there aren't more villain-centric titles out there- they seem to have so much more potential. Or maybe I'm just bored with heroes.
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    • CommentAuthor_bullseye_
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2008
    Mister E:

    I am a huge fan of most (all i've read) your work.

    Just stumbled onto this site, and have to praise you for your work on T-bolts. and 120 in particular. I can't afford to follow many comics, and tend to only pick up things with Bullseye in them. I hate how most writers use him as a kooky punching bag(yeah, i know he's a villan...). After reading 120, I went back to the shop, picked up 5 more issues and am mailing them to my friends. This is the kind of book that gets people back into comics!

    This is the first i've heard about you leaving the series. Can you please just tell me that Bullseye won't be treated like a %!&(# in your absence. I initially thought that you had big plans for him, but seems he may now be turned into another power enhanced assassin, or worse, the new Captain America!!!

    Thanks again for a great run.
    • CommentAuthorcjtremlett
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2008
    Too damn many good lines in this one. I think all my favorites have been mentioned, but I'll toss in another shout-out to the naked dictation line. Must find a use for this one! (With appropriate credit given, of course.)
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    Can you please just tell me that Bullseye won't be treated like a %!&(# in your absence.

    I neither own nor control the character. So.... no. I don't have a clue what the next writer will do.