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    Wow, fantastic sequential art!
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    An absolutely gorgeous, wonderful, suspenseful installment. Congratulations again, Mr.s Ellis and Duffield.

    Also @Frakky hey screw you i'm one of those rowdy kids! (assuming you live in the Medford-Somerville neighborhood, but if not nevermind)
    • CommentAuthorIndigo Rose
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2009 edited
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    ...but I like Kirk... damn you.

    With much love, of course.
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      CommentAuthorFrekky
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2009
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    @SilentObjector -i'm not in th medford-somerville area, though I do quite alot of drinking and rabble rousing there. I live in Brighton, right between all the kids who attend BC and BU. Im lucky that my condo is in a building occupied by grad students and younger working types, but some of the spots around us are just utter shitholes, as are many of their occupants.
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    The only big thing on my end occurred on Sunday, when my birthday marked the year I chronologically turned into a cop.

    As soon as I saw the rainstorm coming down, I knew from overexposure to Japanese media that Bad Shit Was Going to Happen. Kirk looks ready to become a real angel unless his package includes instant dirty streetfighter abilities. My worry is whether Ellis will kill off Kait since she's going off by herself to investigate the serial killer den.
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    I'm still hoping someone shows up in time to rescue Kirk from his own stupidity. Likely it'd be Arkady, but I would be just as happy to see Connor or KK (I feel like everyone else is busy elsewhere).

    @Miranda's Eyes - Part of me thinks that's likely, because good writers will do that sort of thing to us helpless fans (put someone in peril, then kill off the one who isn't directly in danger...) just to get the reaction. On the other hand, I don't think he'd kill off Kait just yet, Kirk maybe, Kait; not so much. Kait's a very popular, and central, character at this current juncture.

    Then again, this is Warren Ellis, he may do it for that very reason.
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    My worry is whether Ellis will kill off Kait


    hahahahahahahahaha oh dear HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    • CommentAuthorbuzzorhowl
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2009
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    I think Kirk is a lot more likely to die in the near future than Kait, but I don't want to see anyone die, personally.

    I did like today's episode a lot, despite it making me worry about Kirk. Truly awesome violence.
    • CommentAuthorDatDude
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2009
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    @ warren RE: <li>hahahahahahahahaha oh dear HAHAHAHAHAHAHA</li>

    You are an evil bastard I want another hit or freak angels already.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2009
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    I had a suspicion that Luke would try something like that, but still found myself saying 'Oh you little shit!' when he did. Loving the look on his face as he opens his shackles.

    Warren, that laugh confirms that you are a mean, mean man. But don't stop.
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      CommentAuthordocquan
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2009
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    The action in the very last panel confuses me a little bit.. is that Luke jamming his thumb into Kirk's gunshot wound?

    Hot damn I love this webcomic.
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    Yes, and ouch.
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      CommentAuthordocquan
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2009
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    Yes. Ouch indeed.

    I'm hoping Kirk will inadvertently "stretch himself" per Luke's suggestion as the scuffle continues.
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      CommentAuthorGekko
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2009 edited
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    Woha woha woha.

    Clicking on page 3 to page 4 I was like, what a bastard.

    Yeah, I confess I don't really understand last panel neither but don't we all love it this way because we can't wait for next Friday.

    Hey, Ariana. You're right, I've been half dead all week, but also half alive and kicking. Regards!
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    One of the things I love about Freakangels is that the weekly episodes are so well timed - in the sense that each six page set gives us either a nice cliffhanger (a delightfully old-fashioned thing, that 'tune in next week' serial aspect...) or resolution point. And that these flow together so well when read continuously. Warren's craftiness (in both senses) in his plotting at a peak in this series, IMO.
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    It was funny, that in the last few weeks, whilst Luke was being a punchbag, that everyone seemed to forget that he is also a Freakangel, and it has been suggested on three seperate occasions so far, that Lukes powers are unequalled by anyone bar Arkady. The last time was the previous issue, when the subtext I thought Luke was giving off was, "I'm going to fuck you up Kirk, you fucking insect". He looks a bit of a wuss when it comes to a swedge, but the Manacle popping was great. As if he'd actually need a key, I think this fight is going to get ugly, and I hope Kirk loses, because we need more villain.
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    Why am I not surprised Luke would do that? Of course I'm tempted to say all the ways Kirk could have handled it but I realize that my ideas don't make for good storytelling.

    As for my week - it's been pretty good. I've gotten some stuff dealt with and had the week off and if I could just get my WI license everything would be great. Cute boys would never hurt though.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2009
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    I could watch static, sequential graphic depictions of people thumbing each others' bullet wounds and fighting in pink-tinged water all day. ALL DAY I tells ya.
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      CommentAuthorDoctor_Six
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2009
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    Am i the only Whitechapler who has been bugged over the last 6 weeks that shackles plus Kirk is probably not the most effective way to restrain one of the 11 or 12 most powerful people on the planet?

    When Luke popped open his manacles, I'm probably not the only fan who shouted "Well, THAT was always going to happen!"

    This point has totally distracted from the (exquisitely) building-up tension in the past month or two. If Luke has finally crossed the line with his rape of a norm, and needs a FreakTrial, why would you leave him in a proper medieval dungeon, with only one guard? What could possibly go wrong?

    The other FAs aren't doing much else (as evidenced by episode 64).

    I’m reasonably confident that Warren has already taken this on board, but am surprised that not much has been made of this on Whitechapel.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeSep 11th 2009
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    It's common knowledge that, this being an Ellis story, any character could die at any moment. Sometimes he does it out of spite, sometimes he does it for laughs, sometimes he does it because he hates us, or because we don't love him enough.

    And sometimes it's all for THE STORY.

    Yes, in big, thundering all-caps.

    In any case, I welcome the death of any major or minor character. Not because I want them to die, per se, but because it creates CONFLICT. Ooo, there are those caps again. I should stop here.

    Again, two thumbs up. And one in the leg hole, for good measure.