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  1.  (436.21)
    Is there a pattern of guttings going on? I think I recall, someone else being gutted.

    Or guttings are simply one of Warren's favorite kills.
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2008
    Is there a pattern of guttings going on? I think I recall, someone else being gutted.

    I was wondering the same thing. At the end of Issue #3, a Grinder/mind reader gets gutted by John Reinhardt's former guardian, Dr. Albert Cannon. So far, these are the only two guttings that we've seen so, technically, I don't know if you can call it a pattern yet...
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2008
    Yeah maybe not a pattern, but I to love to see intestines spilled everywhere in a comic. Just allot of detail that can happen there, maybe they should have added a undigested chicken sand which falling out of the stomach area.
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2008
    and half chewed pop tarts
  2.  (436.25)
    Does anyone own a gun in that city? Knifes are nice to keep things quiet, but it's nagging at me. I can't recall seeing any holsters on the cops....
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2008
    Liking it so far, particularly the growing sense of dread. The Nurse seems to be becoming a significant player in her own right, rather than simply The Doktor's assistant. I'm not entirely sure whether I sympathise with her disembowelling Max Cale. It's hard to tell whether her version of events is entirely grounded in reality, or a product of her apparent mental instability as a result of what seems to be a very troubled life. Who's side is she really on? Can The Doktor trust her? Until we get a more detailed picture of The Doktor's plans for the world, should we even care? Interesting stuff.
    • CommentAuthoracacia
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2008
    The tie-grabbing was a nice touch at the end of that one scene. The pay-cops discussion reminded me of Blackwater a little (maybe in relation to New Orleans?), and "immanent," that word always throws me for a loop.
    • CommentAuthorMacgyver
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2008 edited
    like [n]jin I'm not entirely sold on DS yet. I like it, but its not coming together clearly for me. Probably just because I need to read them a couple of times and really soak it up. I'm new to buying monthly comics and my brain no worky over long periods.

    That said the writing is great as always and I'm digging the art. My comic book guy (Gary, Heroes for Sale in Inverness) is nice enough to pull varient covers for me to take my pick so I have the b&w wrap around. The gutting was extremely harsh, no punches pulled. I was dissapointed that imminent.sea doesn't exist, but looks extremely interesting and I'll be checking that out tomorrow. I'd have checked it out from the signal link, but wanted to wait until DS#4 had passed my eyes.
  3.  (436.29)
    Clearly the things that were roiling and churning beneath the surface are now starting to break through! I take it 'immanentizing the eschaton' is meant to take us back beyond the Illuminati to Voegelin's New Science of Politics, where he compares communist and nazi ideologies to the gnostic heresies of attempting to 'create heaven on earth'. Some accuse our evangelical brethren of the same. Are we about to see a new mode of immanentizing from the 'good' Dr?!

    Still not completely sold on the art tho' - its a bit flat to me and although rain scenes are hard the characters here didn't look like the drowned rats you'd expect. I think the story needs more detail from the art, more hints of what lies underneath, or barely glimpsed ...
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2008
    Enjoyed the references to Illuminatus, plus the imminent.sea groupblog set off some nice echoes in reality with some of Warren's sites, like Die Puny Humans... plus after checking out it looks like that site is going to be really interesting as well... For me that is the fascinating part about reading Dok Sleepless - figuring out the points at which the boundaries blur between fiction, reality and net reality. I really enjoyed Dok's monologue as well - hopefully part of his plan for 'immanentizing' might involve the disembowelling of a manufactured boyband.
    • CommentAuthorMacgyver
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2008
    OH, the fact that it started pissing down rain outside while I was reading was a very nice touch. Added to the ambience. Nice work there, Warren.
    • CommentAuthornastyadam
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2008 edited
    Man. The Man in this book is pissed at the good Doktor. Don't quite see why. Just a radio show, right? The pacing of the opening rocked. The whole issued rocked. I'm genuinely frightened. I'm frightened how much I'm loving spending time with the Doktor. Just out of curiosity, how many issues is the book planned for currently?
    • CommentAuthorPaulBurke
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2008
    Damn, you know dialogue inside out. That's a lesson in taking long conversations and making it twenty times more interesting than some spandex clad muscle junkie hammering ten bells out of the latest galactic threat to all life as we know it.

    Of course, the pay off of a good gutting helped. And the end speech was campy nonsense of the best variety.
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2008 edited
    Best issue since #1 for sure.
    When I read #1, my penis danced with glee. Number two... made me gassy.
    Long story short #1 is easily the best opening issue to a series in 2007, which makes for a disappointing second and third issue regardless of how great they may be.
    But issue 4 has firmly placed Doktor Sleepless at the top of my list of books good enough to get the ol' boner movin'.
    Keep 'em coming captain, I'd love to teach him the "Tango Del Muerte"!
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2008
    yummy intestines!
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2008
    I seemed to get the impression that the Irene Adler handle from the GroupBlog was the handle of the Nurse back then. It would make sense to me, since Adler from ACDoyle, and the Nurse kind of mirror eachother, but I could be wrong.

    I still don't exactly know what to make of the series, it does seem as though there are layers which I am not getting/understanding at the moment. That's not bad though I'll get them later. Especially the fiction and reality blur, that sounds interesting but it's not totally hitting me yet.
  4.  (436.37)
    I seemed to get the impression that the Irene Adler handle from the GroupBlog was the handle of the Nurse back then.
    That's an excellent thought.
      CommentAuthorJohn Keats
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I'm a little bit lost by Dok Sleepless at the time being, I don't really know what to think about it. maybe this is because the story needs time, or maybe the mix of hard science and spirituality is a little bit confusing. I'm not convinced either by the penciller, but I'll let the title his chance!
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008
    My comic guy just arrived in LA to stay with us for a weekend visit and he brought me the new issue (my books don't ship until this week and I wont get em' till next) knowing how much I wanted to read it. As with the last 3, I'm loving every second and am on board for the long haul. As Texture said, the blurring of fiction/reality is what intrigues me the most, and is what brought spurred my comment elsewhere on this site that I haven't been as moved by a book since reading The Invisibles.

    Thanks to Warren as always.
  5.  (436.40)
    The connections between Doktor Sleepless and Warren's expansive online community are interesting. Here is a great page from