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    • CommentAuthorWelland
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    A great installment as always; part of me says “na he won’t do it” or “someone is bond to interrupt or stop him” however we are talking about the work of The Ellis so possibly this will end unexpectedly, well that’s what I’m hoping for anyway.

    In terms of my week had tonsillitis for the first time ever so not pleasant, however I was off work long enough to get some much needed catch up on my scripts.
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      CommentAuthorLBA
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    i've given up on trying to predict anything that happens, even if i think I have a clue (which is rare) and I'm just enjoying the ride.
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    Made of Win.

    Skipping past all the obviously cool stuff (Massive, massive props to Warren and Paul as per usual), the whole "You were as pissed as any of us" thing, with regard to Mark's misdeeds, is interesting. The flashbacks indicated that Luke was, at the very least, a bit of a prick with very high thoughts of himself even back then, but is it possible that his current sociopathic, unmitigated bastardism is something that he only slid into later, after Mark's actions? Even because of them, maybe?

    Or maybe he was just pissed that someone else got there first.
    • CommentAuthorJudithC
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    Will he, won't he, will he, won't he, will he join the dance?
    Crazy amazing stuff!
    • CommentAuthorE0157H7
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    He's trying to do it. Arkady is stopping him.
    • CommentAuthorMäx
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    I second your last thought winther. "Whitechapel is not big enough for the two of us", I think thats what he thought.
    When I read it at first i thought the Council had already hapend. I just reread the episode: KK is flying away, why would she leave if the council was just waiting for miki and Connor to arrive and Kate is manning the lookout. Have I overlooked something that contradicts it?
    Anyway, who is on the lookout in Episode 61 anyway? With Alice and Kirk present that leaves Miki or Connor... not really an option IMHO.
    Do they go unguarded? I highly doubt that after all the shit that has happend lately.
    Questions over questions...
    Oh yeah, and I think next pannel will be brainz to the wall.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    Maybe Luke's descent is because despite being disgusted at Mark, he saw that Mark effectively got away with it...
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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    Just very impressed by the art and pacing in this episode. The first page alone is just classic.
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      CommentAuthor2zen2
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009 edited
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    Well - that was, um, well, let's see. HOW THE HELL ARE WE SUPPOSED TO WAIT A WEEK TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS! I pray to all things that next week is not an interlude.

    I really do like the way that Warren is slowly telling the back story, but not making it contrived. An army of 50 drones and that was the beginning? Since FAs now know Mark is still out there and not dead, he's had a bit of time to rack up a bigger crew. When those little chickens come back to roost - that's going to be an interesting run.

    Wow, just wow.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    My first thought was with the first page--KK's steamcopter's back WOO.

    Second was at the end--Warren, Paul and co. are all magnificant bastards and can't fucking wait for next week.
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    An interlude next week would indeed be cruel, but hardly unusual...

    I'm just trying to put some pieces together. It was Kirk and Karl who tried to kill Mark when they exiled him- quote: "I felt his brain die." Wouldn't the other FAs have felt the same thing?

    If Mark is not dead, I'd have to guess it's because the FAs are all connected on a deeper level than we've been led to believe. None can die while any yet live. So don't all of them know what Kirk and Karl did? No one raised a fuss because deep down, they all believed it was necessary (just...also impossible. But none of them have tried to die before, so they couldn't know that.) That's why they acquiesced when Kirk volunteered. He did it once, he can do it again. That's why Jack gave him the silencer- plausible deniability, insofar as such things go in Whitechapel.

    I like the idea of Kady stopping Kirk, but I don't think she is. She's the theoritician, so if anyone were aware of their inability to kill each other, she would be. She's not objecting or intervening because she knows it doesn't matter.
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      CommentAuthorphill_sea
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    OH MY MAUDE! SEVEN DAYS UNTIL THE NEXT SECOND?

    *GNASH*
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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    Just a fantastic comic. Keeps getting better and better.
    Is Kirk screening himself? Surely the other 'angels will be aware of what's about to go down. I suspect a telepathic intervention to stay that itchy trigger finger. I think that's what E0157H7 might be suggesting.
    50 drones huh? I guess it depends how much energy it takes to get/keep them in thrall. Is it a continuous possession thing or does he just reprogram them once, implant suggestions and the like? In ep 1 Alice seemed to be programmed rather than possessed. If so, is there any limit to how many people could be subverted? Couldn't he just keep moving, creating new drones wherever he went? There could be fookin' thousands of them.
    And it would seem from (the fantastic) page 1 that the rest of the team is going into outward-facing vigilance mode. Does that mean they are expecting imminent hostile contact? Luke drones coming to free their master?

    Also: are we seeing a sub-group within the 'angels taking things into their own hands? Why the hell is Jack giving Kirk a gun to guard a manacled man? If it is just to use as a deterrent/threat, why the hell would he give him the silencer too? Kirk speaks as though he is simply carrying out his end of a pre-arranged plan devised if the 'Mark' situation should ever arise again. His measured tone makes me think this is not just some spontaneous and impulsive urge for justice overwhelming him. He's going to kill Luke because he broke the rule and damn the discussion of what to do with him.
    No quorum. No being unable to stomach killing one of our own. No everyone feeling guilty. Just me.

    Jack is in on it, probably some of the others too. We have seen that the 'angels are happy to ignore ethical considerations and take things into their own hands when it comes to dealing with 'normals' - why would the same carelessness for objective morality not creep into their relations with each other too? For Jack, Kirk et al, it is right to kill Luke, just as it was right for Sirkka to scrub that girl's consciousness clean. Why have a potentially divisive debate about it that has a chance of going the wrong way and letting him go free... like Mark.
    • CommentAuthordietaether
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    I smell foreshadowing!

    I certainly hope that I'm not right, but I have this angry feeling in my gut that Kirk is not safe. It's heavily implied that with the exception of Arkady, Luke is the most powerful of the Freakangels. With Kirk attempting to take him out alone, we may see our most dangerous criminal of Whitechapel escaping, and possibly harming Kirk in the process. They've gone to great lengths to avoid giving him enough redeeming qualities to be... well... redeemed, so we may see the conflict against Mark to go from 11 vs. 1 to 10 vs 2.
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      CommentAuthorArcaenia
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009 edited
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    I don't know about you, but I'm still going "Aaaaug, cliffhanger..!" I'm all for Luke being blown to pieces, but there's no way he's going to take it quietly. We'll have to wait and see.
    As for drawing links between Sirrka removing people's memories of rape and Kirk being relatively happy to blast Luke (saying that they're ignoring morals), I don't agree - I saw Sirrka's actions as compassion-induced, while with ep 62 Kirk seems determined to avoid another Mark situation.
    I have no idea how I'm be able to wait out the week.

    Hang on, when Arkady found Luke controlling his ex, she wasted no time in punishing him. She promised him 5 minutes of OD experience if he did it again. So why hasn't she? She knows what happened, and we saw her in the last episode, so we know she hasn't found something more important to do. Either that or more time has passed between episodes than I thought. Badass!Arkady is fantastic. I hope she finds Luke soon.
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      CommentAuthorPPJJ
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    If he lives or dies, I would like to see how he went from being on the moral high ground to being a shithead.

    It's an interesting thought that they might all be linked so that none can die while one is alive. So many questions left unanswered and so many directions this could go. Hell, for all we know Mark could be dead and Luke could be the one sending the people into town out of feeling rejected by the rest of the group, he certainly didn't help defend the town (though I wouldn't think this is the most probable possibility). Or Luke could somehow get out of Whitechapel and join Mark somewhere in amassing an army of drones since he already crossed the line.
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    After reading today's episode, I'm a bit more awake! Wow...
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    argh! cliffhanger episode. Good stuff.

    I'll be suprised if he pulls the trigger though.
    • CommentAuthorDatsun
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009
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    Been reading for a while, but this last instalment finally nudged me past the forum event horizon.
    Is summary execution the safe, expedient thing to do? Is it the most just? Is it right?

    I'm not sure any of those overlap enough to make this an easy answer.

    Thanks for giving me a small reward to look forward to at the end of each week.
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      CommentAuthorDoctor_Six
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009 edited
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    1st page next Friday:

    Close up on Luke's face - shit-eating grin and eyes all purple....

    (I'm clearly Arkady - looking into the future)

    Can't for the life of me work out what archetypal role Mark had if it involved enslaving 50 people, but i was thinking along the lines of "Messiah" or "Leader"

    Great start to the weekend - have a good one, y'all