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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2008
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    Out yesterday in North America and elsewhere, should be in the UK as of this morning, but some folks don't go shopping until the weekend.

    THERE ARE SPOILERS.

    HUGE SPOILERS.

    GINORMOUSLY MAHOOSIVE SPOILERS.

    YOU WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOURSELF IF YOU READ THIS THREAD BEFORE THE ISSUE.

    So who picked it up? Thoughts, etc?
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    I know her hair wasn't practical, but damn it, I liked it better when I didn't know it wasn't a wig. Illusion, shattered.
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      CommentAuthorMogloth
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2008
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    My comic book shop did not receive AM #3 this week. I was much sad.

    Here's hoping it comes out next week.
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    Have not picked it up yet, but couldn't resist looking. Damn, need to work on my impulse control.
    Glad it's a wig. Thought it might be.
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    Meh I don't worry about spoilers.

    So was there a shipping problem with this one? My local shop did not get it either.
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      CommentAuthorHayama
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2008
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    My shop didn't have it either when I was in there on Weds
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    All - No shipping problem from us, we shipped it several weeks ago. Looks like Diamond might have hit some bumps. All orders have now been filled, so the remaining stores should get their copies next week. Sorry folks, but totally out of our hands.
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      CommentAuthorMogloth
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2008
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    Thanks for the info William Christensen.

    I think the proper response on our part, for those of use who did not get it, would be to ask for penance by offering to eat Warren Ellis' brain custard. Even if the non reception of AM #3 was out of our hands. Obviously we made some god somewhere mad.
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    After reading this issue I sat down and read it again with the previous two, which really helped explain what Anna is seeing when between worlds. I'm still not entirely sure what's up with the top three panels involving the plane and the black... thing, though. I get that a strut fell off and hit the city, which was relatively nifty, I just don't know why it fell.

    Other than that I'm really enjoying this series. The mellow ending was a bit of a surprise, but worked nicely to ground the series after the mega-explosive action. Anna doesn't look right in her civvies, blending in with the rest of the world.
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    Was the red in the shower meant to be blood or dye?

    Oh and I liked it and stuff.
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    Dye.
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    This is turning into something wonderful, I think. I loved the transition at the end - from flame-haired ninja into someone normal and vulnerable. And was that Mr Ellis himself getting the boot from the pub?!
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      CommentAuthorFerburton
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2008
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    I thought that was dye.

    I forget, is this an ongoing or limited series?

    The amount of good old sci-fi goodness is great! I feels as though this is a modern day sci-fi story that could have been told in the 50's or 60's. It has a cold war feel to it, except the tension is between the different dimensions rather then countries.
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    @Furburton - This first series is a 5 issue mini. But we've already announced there is another 5 issue mini coming up shortly.
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      CommentAuthorFerburton
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2008
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    Oh, thank you William. I'm glad it'll have more after this mini, it's a great character and the world it's set in is very interesting.
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      CommentAuthorJon Wake
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2008
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    Forgive me if this a bit off base (you are the forgiving type, right?), but Anna Mercury seems to be a rendition of the relationship we have to our fictional online selves. I don't mean RPGs necessarily, but to one extent or another, an online persona is something of a historical fiction. We're based on a real person, and while the avatar we present is deeply connected to our day to day, face to face self, it's really not us. We're deprived of the tools we would use to talk to each other in person: intonation, facial expression, bribery with drugs, and forced to use the tools of fiction to translate our personalities to someone sitting at their computer.

    Anna Mercury is not Anna Louise Britton, but Anna Louise Britton is Anna Mercury.
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      CommentAuthorFerburton
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2008
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    ... You mean an alter ego... like Clark Kent to Superman or Bruce Wayne to Batman?
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2008
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    Another fine issue. The wig bothered me too, but I'm not entirely sure why.
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      CommentAuthorFerburton
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2008
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    It didn't bother me, it seemed natural actually, maybe it's because I'm use to it though, don't know. I honestly didn't expect her to have a life outside of the secret spy business though, I thought they'd pulled her out of the looney bin or something from issue two when they were talking about how she was the only successful crazy person to do what she does.
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      CommentAuthorJon Wake
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2008
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    Well, Ferburton, do you think of Danny Ferburt as the alter ego of your web self?