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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2009
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    Magnificent Bastard sums up Mark perfectly. And Warren, come to think of it. And I think Mark is inching up to the top of my Favourite FreakAngels list. I can kinda see that Mark is a good guy, and he's right... They've got to change the rules to survive the game.

    @Paul
    Brilliant head explody!

    @Ariana
    Ariana is awesome!

    @Warren
    Can you use your super Internet Jesus powers to make it next week already? Please?
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      CommentAuthorLissa77
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2009
     (7208.42)
    Soooo, I was way behind on the FreakAngels. Like, way behind. And I've been purposely reading them as slowly as I can force myself to in fear of that moment when I catch up to the latest episode and have to wait each week, like the rest of you. Sure, I was trying to make myself feel special for a bit by having a seemingly unending supply of FreakAngels at my fingertips. This morning, I reached the end. Foreboding, fear, excitement, and finally frustration that now I can do nothing but wait for more.

    The flashback to pre-explody time rocks. I was lusting for some historical knowledge of the Angels, and seeing them back in the old days was pretty cool. Handsome bunch of freaks, they were. This entire story is unfolding in a beautiful way, and the level of suspense I feel at this point in it rivals 'what's in the hatch' memories. I mean, a unsolved, brutal murder, a cuckoo, violent Angel on the run, one Angel down, and now we get to see how the whole mess started? This is like chocolate covered sex with a cherry on top! :D
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2009 edited
     (7208.43)
    "our parents gave us up" back-back story. Thanks

    Still alive because time and my body mock me.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2009
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    No reason to like Mark, no reason to like Luke. I care about the others.

    If Mark can ninja himself behind Cait and make heads go pop - why would he need a sword? I'm confused.
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2009
     (7208.45)
    @sparky
    That's why my initial guess was that it was Kait's dad, or maybe it's someone else we've yet to meet in the flashback.
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      CommentAuthorYskaya
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2009
     (7208.46)
    oh my..

    didn't expect arguments & reason from Mark, I was under the impression that he went cuckoo early on.

    I speed read a lot of freak angels, it is very fine for my disorganized mind.

    I get a lot of what now? need to read back moments to find out where I took a wrong turn of the page :)

    Joy.
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2009
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    @diello - what a horribly interesting possibility. Where ARE the parents, while all this went on? And what connection do they all have?

    This is why you're my favorite person I know named Diello.
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    I have just spent the last 24 hours reading all 75 episodes. Partly because I have the Nerd Flu, but mostly because of how AWESOME they were. I have to say that FA has easily become one of my top 5 comics and I will be coming back every Friday to read the next episode. I'll most likely pick up the trades this christmas sometime as well.

    As for the comic itself, man, I LOVE IT. The characters have so much depth to them and yet there is plenty of action and badassery to go around. I don't know if I can even pick a favorite character, as they all, even Luke, have their moments where they shine. And the art, OH MY GOD, the art is so beautiful. I really love the fish eye views and the fight between Luke and Kirk in the rain, when Luke uses his ability and all of the water kind of stands back from Kirk, that was great.

    Anyways, I'm not feeling so well so I'm gonna go chill for a bit, but I'll probably be a regular occurrence on the forum from now on.
    • CommentAuthorshadodragon
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2009 edited
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    As always a great episode!! Love the cops's head exploding ... especially the 'WTF???' expression, nice.

    It's nice to finally read a comic that has some actual thought in it.

    I wish it was next week already.........
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      CommentAuthoroverand
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2009 edited
     (7208.50)
    stsparky said:
    If Mark can ninja himself behind Cait and make heads go pop - why would he need a sword? I'm confused.

    This is why I think it's just someone Mark has running on "Remote Control." At least, that's what I thought before we had a "Mark in the past" reveal.

    My out-there theory? Mark did die, but he'd managed to 'upload' himself (see: infect) into various normal humans. Would they then have his powers? Hmm.
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    Anyone else's nerd radar catch the continuity error on page 5. When car first bursts in it's clearly a female police officer in the passenger seat (check the funny hat). But when Mark does his amazing exploding head trick it's a dude. But hey, an exploding head is an exploding head regardless of gender.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2009
     (7208.52)
    Anyone else's nerd radar catch the continuity error on page 5. When car first bursts in it's clearly a female police officer in the passenger seat (check the funny hat). But when Mark does his amazing exploding head trick it's a dude. But hey, an exploding head is an exploding head regardless of gender.
    From page two of this very thread:
    As for the police man, he was climbing over the police woman to squeeze out. I realised after I'd done this that it was a bit counter-intuitive so I'll swap them round in the original shot for the trade.
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    @overand - My out-there theory? Mark did die, but he'd managed to 'upload' himself (see: infect) into various normal humans. Would they then have his powers? Hmm.

    Interesting theory, however the Mark that Alice ran into in Manchester looked like a FreakAngel (she says that Connor looks just like him) and definitely had the package (given what he was able to do to her head).

    Of course maybe he was able to possess someone and the package changed them...
    • CommentAuthorAfriXan
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2009
     (7208.54)
    @Purple Wyrm - <em>Of course maybe he was able to possess someone and the package changed them... </em>


    Luke has hinted that most of the FA don't really know anything about the package, Mark is clearly very willing to use it in interesting ways (like running 50 ppl as drones). Maybe he learnt to shift his consciousness into other bodies.

    He could be controlling someone remotely, like a puppet, and that is who is holding the sword. Alternatively he has the sword for an added edge against Kait, forcing her to deal with both a physical threat and a simultaneous psychic attack.

    I hope his hair isn't too long, otherwise he'll look like a purple-haired Sephiroth.
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    otherwise he'll look like a purple-haired Sephiroth.
    Haha! XD That's an image I'll take to the grave.
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    'Where ARE the parents, while all this went on? And what connection do they all have? '


    Read John Wyndhams Midwitch Cuckoos. These are alien kids and the parents likely got the ticket to ride straight to the graveyard, which is seemingly the premise of the Freak Angels comics. What if they hadn't managed to blow the village up?

    see also the excellent film adapt 'Village of The Damned' with Christopher Reeve (there is an older, crappier film adapt)

    Then also see Day of The Triffids by the same author. The man had a good style for post apocalypse.

    See also 'Chocky'. Not for post apocalypse but just because it is a really good bit of sci fi.
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    Inspiration doesn't mean that Warren's in any way bound to follow the novel to any precise degree. We just know he found some parts of the novel intriguing. We don't know what happened to their parents. Warren & Co. working on the novel could have whatever they want to happen. Maybe the parents are alive somewhere. Maybe they aren't. Maybe a meteor proclaimed the kids' births, maybe it was just a really crowded day in the delivery room...we don't know that much. In addition to the Midwitch Cuckoos, Warren's got a lifetime of memmories, things he's researched, seen and done, and the internet, to help him inform his work.


    Also LOLing imagining a Freak-sephiroth.
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2009
     (7208.58)
    @mister hex
    D'awwww! I'll bet you say that to all the diellos ;)
    Well, of all the hexes I've encountered, knowing you is not in any way a curse.



    Question:
    How long have the FAs been on their own (before the apocalypse, I mean)?
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2009
     (7208.59)
    @ Diello - de rien, mademoiselle.

    Their parents turned them in. There have been mentions of parental problems, specifically Jack and KK, waaaay back in Volume 1. (KK's mom was a hippie or something?)

    The world's been destroyed for seven years now, at this point. Not sure how long they've been in Whitechapel but they didn't start out there.

    @ dotcommunist - Yes, I've read Wyndham. Quite good. This is more than Wyndham and I'm not sure if all the parents are dead. (Reasonably sure. As sure as one can be.) We still don't know the origins of the package. (although I suspect in vitro genetic manipulation, rather than the more prosaic cosmic influence, like a meteor or something.) The guy behind Kait with the sword might very well be her dad.
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    Read John Wyndhams Midwitch Cuckoos.

    This isn't a sequel.