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    • CommentAuthorNakedCelt
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2010
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    Crack prediction alert...

    What if there must always be twelve Freakangels, but it doesn't matter who they are? What if, when a Freakangel dies, their Package goes into a kind of psychic power-pool which then lands in the brain of the nearest non-Freakangel? Could Alice be about to become a lot more than honorary?
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2010
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    @NakedCelt? We think alike. So we're probably wrong. As Ellis is craftier than us. The other possibility is the odd sky shift when they did the "big push" - so all twelve are still in 'normal England' and their doppelgangers are in the Drowned World doing what if game scenarios ... which explains how fallen game pieces return to the board.
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      CommentAuthorscs
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2010
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    I loved, loved, loved the art on page 1. The shards of glass blowing past the panel edges, the reflections in the shards in the first panel, the pellet that changes course after passing through the hand, the partial shield that's just too little, too late, the ripples the pellets make in it . . . wonderful all around. Kudos, Mr. Duffield.

    And Alice's lines on page 4, especially the last one. So perfect.

    @Stefan says said it for me - if Mark can survive a spike in the head, who knows what else is possible?
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    Very interesting episode. Can't quite say I liked Luke from the very beginning, so good riddance...for now. I think at the moment after making it stop raining Karl is where Arkady was out. I think the dude planting strawberries is Karl...or I made a big name assumption here. I tend to forget them sometimes.
    I do say my favorite is always Connor though.

    Sorta sad how they haven't brought Caz[the black chick/guy?], Kirk[I may getting Karl and Kirk mixed up...they are both bald], and Connor in though.

    Glad they showed Sirkka at least. Another one of my favorites in the pool of the favorites. Glad to know she still exist at least.


    Sometimes I feel 6 pages isn't enough. You're leaving me on edge all the time. By the end of it Freakanges may give me an anxiety attack.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2010
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    Agreed on love for the first panel, especially the way some (but not enough) pellets bounce off of Luke's still forming shield.
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      CommentAuthorNoogies
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2010
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    @indigo rose

    The fact that Jack shot someone wasn´t what surprised me, but that he seemingly shot someone he´d known his entire life with ease... I had the same reaction as Sirkka. It made me feel a little better when he threw up, made him more human somehow.

    Loved this episode, it had three of four of my favorites, Jack ,Sirkka and Luke. I really belive he´s coming back with a reboot.
    • CommentAuthorthud
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2010
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    What we get in these crippled weakly installments of the FA saga is a pale version of the printed story with all the gorgeousness of images as they are meant to be seen, and the full content as it was written to be read and appreciated.

    But who can resist a good story, no matter how scrunched it is on your computer screen or how slowly it seems to be going?
    Good is still good, although slightly less good.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2010
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    @Masterful - Caz is female. Karl is the gardener, Kirk almost always is in sunglasses and a vest of some sort.
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    @ thud

    I feel the opposite to be true. I always try to get people to read it on here (since we'll all end up buying it anyway) because of the suspense and the experience of coming on here and discussing things with other Whitechaplers. I feel more emotionally involved in the story when my favorite characters (Kait in this instance) are left in desperate situations and I am not able to simply turn the page. I think Warren has the perfect formula here, one week is just the right amount of time. I feel anxious or excited for the characters for more than just the amount of time it takes to glance at the next panel or page, but don't have to wait for a month or more for the next issue.

    Thanks again, Warren, Paul, Ariana and the rest...
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      CommentAuthorAdam Lucas
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2010
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    Am I the only one who thought, "Spike to the head." meant like a duel telepathic spike to the brain and not like a physical spike? I can see Mark coming back after a telepathic "spike"...but not a physical hole in the head like my boy Luke.

    Or did i miss the part about an actual 'spike'?
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      CommentAuthorAdam Lucas
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2010
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    ps: spike spike spike
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    No I'm pretty sure they meant a telepathic spike
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2010
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    Well, that makes more sense, then, in terms of survival. A computer that's been hit by a virus or power surge might well have cached, recoverable data and be able to be rebooted. A computer that's had its moist internal components blasted out the back of it's skull onto concrete seems quite a bit less likely.

    Of course, considering how adept the 'angels (and especially Luke) are with telepathy, it's possible that only Luke body is dead. Perhaps he's even now uploading himself into Jack's consciousnessness...
    • CommentAuthorfod_xp
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2010 edited
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    I don't know if anyone had already posted on the "Luke getting shot the fuck up!"*

    But, the last twelve pages with Mark and Kat talking brought to my attention that Mark had been "killed by Karl and Kirk" but Mark survived somehow...

    So the point I'm trying to make is, Will Luke pull a Hail Mary of the Freakangels and come back like Mark?

    *note: I lurves me some Alice! She's a fucking surgeon with that double barrel!
    • CommentAuthorfa4ever
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2010
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    Hey, i might be a little behind here, bu does anyone else get the feeling 'kady may have actually died when she overdosed and that's why she is so far advanced compared to the others? If mark is anything like arkady now, kait should run far, far away.

    Anyways, awesome episode, gotta love alice and jack.
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      CommentAuthorFoley
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2010
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    @Noogies: Consider their relationship as illustrated by past issues.

    Jack openly hated Luke. Even back in the Spanish Inquisition days when they were hiding out in empty barns and buildings.

    Not a huge surprise seeing Jack (to me, at least) put one between his eyes. Granted, since it was someone he grew up with, he vomited shortly after putting in the finishing stroke, but it wasn't exactly a secret that they weren't on good terms.

    But if everyone's theory about immortality being a part of the package is correct, well... I imagine that the next time they meet, it'll be awkward as hell.
    • CommentAuthorCassius
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2010
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    Goddamnit I don't like any of these characters any more. Fuck I hope Mark kills them and then himself. No offense Warren.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2010 edited
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    Goddamnit I don't like any of these characters any more. Fuck I hope Mark kills them and then himself. No offense Warren.


    You know, just saying "No offense" won't actually remove the offensiveness of a statement, so you may as well leave it off.

    See, without the "No offense" you sound like a rude fanboy. With the "no offense" added you sound like a rude and gutless fanboy.

    No offense.
    • CommentAuthorfod_xp
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2010
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    @ Cassius- buzzkiller!

    I actually enjoy characters with dubious and conflicted senses of morality. Heck that's why I love Brian K. Vaughan's Ex Machina. The point is to question the characters, I think of it as a morality tale.
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    They're not supposed to be Good People. They're just people, like you and I, and not everything they do will be praiseworthy.