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    I loved that page one was divided into two long vertical panels to illustrate length. It really worked, was very beautiful. Nice one Paul Duffield. From a technical perspective, much better and more accomplished than Best New Manga Vol.2 :P Incidentally, I hear Vol.3 is out already.

    Also, if you're looking for books which culminate with 'let there be light', try the Hex trilogy by Rhiannon Lassiter. Amazing books, especially the first one.

    So, looks like Miki is the voice of reason and restraint. About time someone was. I like fuck-up twentysomething as much as everyone else but the less agreement, the more tension within the group of FAs, the better :D
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2009
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    I seem to remember them mentioning that Arkady hadn't been quite right since her "overdose"...that she was a little off...
    plus her disregard for nudity, her childlike mentality, and the fact that they kind of "protect" her when things go down dangerously kinda lent to the view that she's a little crazy...
    crazy though...doesn't mean incompetent...far from it...
    and I'd also kinda like to say that in my opinion most of the characters have ISSUES...
    • CommentAuthorlooneynerd
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2009
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    So far, I think that it's ALL of the characters that have issues :P
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2009
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    Also, if you're looking for books which culminate with 'let there be light', try the Hex trilogy by Rhiannon Lassiter. Amazing books, especially the first one.


    I'm not, really. It just seemed like a reasonable culmination to characters potentially gaining godlike power. Plus, despite what Warren said, recall two things: A) Freakangels is supposed to last for quite a while and B) Warren is easily capable of lying to us about any and all plot developments prior to them actually occurring in the series.
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      CommentAuthorCyman
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2009
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    Karl is so fucking awesome. Yeah! Go Karl!
    • CommentAuthorlooneynerd
    • CommentTimeJan 18th 2009
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    Agreed. I loved Karl from the first appearance!
    • CommentAuthorOda
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2009
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    Lovely episode. I like how we get to know the characters a little at the time.

    I don't know anything of Warren's feelings about Sandman, he might kill me, but Arkady often reminds me a bit of Delirium. All strange and childish and random, but knows more than the rest and can act sane when it's needed.

    I'm alive but that's all. Things are so dull. Slept 18 hours. Think I might go for a walk.

    Karl rocks. I have hopes for Luke. Nothing really indicates he's a Mark, it's quite human to give in to power when you know you have it, and it seems he's had a ruff time. Sure he's an asshole. Sure he doesn't do the "right thing" like Miki does. But it takes a pretty special person to DO the ethnically right thing in the situation the angels are in. After all we're still mostly cave men when you brush off the layer of modern humanity.
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    I dont think Luke will turn out to be "a Mark". He's an asshole, but not assholes are evil (though its a good start). I think maybe he'll find a way to redeem himself after causing no small amount of problems....
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    I wanna see one of the FAs die. Don't know why - might spice things up a bit. Suppose that'll be ages away as we need to get attached to them first.

    *Must stop thinking out loud, and then typing aforementioned thoughts*

    Also... can't WAIT a WHOLE fucking week.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2009
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    @Daviddarkly

    I'm sure Mr. Ellis will kill off characters with no warning and with extreme prejudice.
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2009
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    I've only recently discovered the world of Warren Ellis, but I have been warned that he can kill any second, no matter how lovable a character is.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2009 edited
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    Sigh....
    I waited until recently to read through all of Freakangels in one or two sittings...this whole waiting for next weeks episode is indeed depressing...

    and I still want to see the "cop" chick (Kait?) die...don't get me wrong. I like her character...I just like to see characters like her die...:P
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2009
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    @Pooka I want something less expected. I'd love to see smarter work. These are 'smart' people defending their turf - not animals. I'd like to see co-opting the 'innocents' among the antagonists' cannon fodder rather than a quick death ...
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2009
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    I rather liked the first attack. Maximum fire power, minimum mind power. But I think if I had mind powers, I wouldn't hold back on 'em. I'd use them up front and often... but then again, the first attack was during the day with all the non-super-humans around.
    • CommentAuthorchez
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2009
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    so how old are the freakangels precisely? do we know? would be interesting if they were precisely 20 when the shit hit the fan cos you know, there are/were 12 of them. mayan calendars and all :)

    paul i've been lurking around but just saying you're awesome and i'm sorry i missed you way back when you came to lasalle in singapore. i was in school there at the time - kicked myself when i found out!
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2009 edited
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    so how old are the freakangels precisely? do we know?
    We do know.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2009
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    @stsparky I didn't say a quick death..I mean eventually....
    even smart writing can have messy deaths...

    ...but I'm a violence and gore junky...
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      CommentAuthorBisonkills
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2009 edited
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    This continues to impress me. I like the slow burning pacing... or perhaps it just feels like that because we get six pages at a time. I love the way the characters are slowly developing. Arkady is great, at first she kinda annoyed me, but how can you not love a slightly unbalanced teleporting girl?
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2009
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    ..a slightly unbalanced nearly nekkid teleporting girl!!
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      CommentAuthorBunnikins
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2009
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    Do we even know if they can die? I mean, they thought they killed Mark but if he made it to Manchester then they obviously didn't. And I'm guessing they will have made a pretty thorough attempt. I don't recall seeing a Freakangel injured other than by another FA. I doubt they are immortal, it'd make things pretty dull after the original 'AMAGAD I'M STILL ALIVE!' moment, but might be an interesting twist if more of them go rogue (I'm seeing a big turning themselves into a swirly vortex of destruction in order to kill the bad ones but consuming themselves in the process kinda thing here). And making a weapon that'd work against a FA might give KK something better to do with her time.