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    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008
    Thank you Warren, Paul and RickieP. That is my favorite panel of the whole damn thing thus far. So good.
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    A grenade is not only a cliffhanger, but suggests a pretty well organised (or at least well equipped) outfit coming in on the offensive. Perhaps the 'angels aren't the only stable community around after all?

    Anyway, bravo Warren and Paul. I don't know much about art, but I know when I see stuff that makes me think "yeah, I'd hang that on my wall".
    • CommentAuthorKitaC
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008

    That was a scream of pure joy. This update rocks. And now I must go do paperwork and clean up my choir director's mess. Have a great weekend, everyone!
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    I love FreakAngels, I have to admit it's my favorite Warren Ellis piece, and I only love it more each week. I particularly love the pacing of it all, wonderful how we've got over thirty installments for one day in the life. There may not be action in every installment (thank you Warren), but when it starts... wow! Always pleased. I keep telling every comic/graphic novel buyer that comes into my store that they need to check out FreakAngels.

    I can't wait to see what Kait can do, the grenade is the perfect setup to show off some awesome ability... or add some messiness and drama.
    Oh, and someone asked about Arkady; she wasn't at the Freakcave, but I have a suspicion she'll show up at an interesting moment (or completely miss the fun and not realize it even happened).

    My week was great, busy as hell, but great. I'm having fun throwing my staff recomended book at everyone, keeping Hunger Games selling. I want to get it out there, 'cause it's awesome. I finally got some FreakAngels in the store and am slinging that one too. I love my work.
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008
    Agreed on the gunshots. It's not often I get drawn into a scene in a comic like that but I could almost hear the gunshots going off in my head. Bravo.
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008
    It's a cold 66° here as it is all relative. But I fear for Kait. I'm hooked.
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008
    "Well shit" is definitely what I'd say. That's precisely what I said to myself when I realised that was the last panel.
    O Paul o Paul o Paul how can you draw so well so fast, man? Do you have a life?
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    I'm lovin Whitechapel at dusk! your best art of the series, Paul. Page 3 was a beaut. The Red-Headed Stranger is good for hangovers. It's quiet and pleasant and has no whiskey in it whatsoever.

    And RE: bullets - I'm sure people are making bullets like homebrew; making as much as they can out of whatever they can. But there are no more boxes of bullets and shells besides what's around people's guns mostly because
    a) handguns are illegal in the UK, so any of that stuff would've been blackmarket, and certainly imported (except for sporting rifles and ancient powder guns for reenactments, I think - someone English please correct me if I'm wrong, here).
    b)If the whole world's drowning, my guess is that International trade and large-scale manufacturing is taking a hit as well, legal or otherwise.
    • CommentAuthortammy
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008
    Paul Duffield, I bloody love the colors. Ellis--great, as always. Alice is really turning out to be the shit.
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008
    This was a wonderful issue. I hadn't realized they could die so easily, and I'm excited to finally see Mark. Killing Freakangels. Awesome.

    Weather in Eugene OR is bloody brilliant. I shaved all my hair off the other day and the cold nights have made me wonder why I did this at the beginning of Winter, but the sun is out today, and if I didn't have all my final essays to write for Monday, I'd probably go outside and bask in Naturally Glorious Beauty.
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    Great cliffhanger.

    And great art. I love the way Paul Duffield’s restrained art makes this run-down world come to life. No hulking superhero guys, no girls with explosive T&A. Gunshots are simple, psychic powers are rendered lightly. Nothing here overwhelms the writing, but everything complements it. It took me a while to see how special that is.
    • CommentAuthorZJVavrek
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008 edited
    I say it's the Americans.

    Other than that, what can I say? The artwork, particularly the color purple, is phenomenal. The writing keeps me closely interested, though I can't treat it like I normally treat such works (coming in after they're finished and expressing interest by devoting more and more of my day to reading.)

    Eugene, eh? I went to High School there. Portland sunshine is poking me in the eye. If I could, I'd send it south to warm your barren skull.
    • CommentAuthorleech
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008
    Every week You give us more, but it's never enough.

    It is the begining of summer here I'm covered in sweat typing this it is horrible and I woul;d gladly swap weather with you northern hemisphere twats
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    Thankfully yes! :) But it is distinctly Freakangels flavoured.

    Thanks for all the compliments on the art this week people @@ It's a lovely boost to be able to read these comment threads at the end of a busy week and hear what you think.
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008
    Just read all of the Freakangels archives, love your work! One thing is puzzeling me though why is her foot got dust pluming up in front of it? If she was running it would be all the way around it, if she was skidding to a halt it would be behind it. The dust in front of her foot would mean she's moving backwards. Normally a reaction would take a little longer than that grenade gives her I would think.

    Kaitlyn, she's a great character, hope you got a way out of all this for her....
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008
    After reading the trade and the rest of the episodes, I got to tell you Paul, I never had an artist making to my "favourite artists list" in so little time like you did. Keep up the gorgeous work!
    Hmm guerillas night fights. Loving it!
    • CommentAuthorkierano
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008
    Paul: Wow. Just wow.

    Warren: And you're carefully distracting us from whatever Alice is up to. Sneaky, sneaky...
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    Props on the beautiful comic, My boyfriend and I are starting a little comic project, and FreakAngels has been very inspiring. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough, but I haven't found any other graphic novel style comics online that make Me say "Wow, these guys are good". Only on the bookshelf. Keep up the good work.

    • CommentAuthorMaC
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008
    Holy shit Paul. That scene with Jack pushing away the telekinetic shield and returning fire is absolutely spectacular.
      CommentAuthorTim Bishop
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2008
    I hate to think this, much less type it or paraphrase it, but...

    (I think) Freakangel has killed Freakangel.

    Woe unto ye Freakangels, and woe unto us all...