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    Read it?

    Thoughts, comments etc?
    • CommentAuthorchristoph
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2010
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    Supergod is my favorite Ellis series of probably the last 5+ years, give or take, but this issue did disappoint me quite a bit. My biggest issue was when Morrigan Lugus explained the reason for his existence. Not that it doesn't make sense, but it was a heavy-handed way to say "religion is the opiate of the masses"/"if God doesn't exist Man would create him". One would expect when speaking to a near-omnipotent figure it wouldn't say "I am your stash".
    • CommentAuthorchristoph
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2010
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    As an addendum, I do absolutely love how this studies the hubris of man thinking that they can create a God to solve all of their problems and by proxy the law of unintended consequences. God knows how apocalyptic this series will end.
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    One would expect when speaking to a near-omnipotent figure it wouldn't say "I am your stash".

    Have you met many?
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    Morrigan's description of the reason for his existence and the use of "I am your stash" made me laugh. It seemed like he was trying to talk down to a level the monkey people could understand; a bit assholish, but really struck me as funny. Who wouldn't get a bit snippy stuck in a room, surrounded by what they perceive to be uppity less-than-idiots that are really, really boring. To me the character came across as somewhat frustrated and bored, which I would say is never a good thing in any creature with any amount of intelligence, much less a supergod. Isn't this how a trickster tale starts? Or prank wars at work?
    • CommentAuthorMandrakk
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2010
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    Hmmm...really interesting issue,I loved it,especially the proof that Simon is utterly crazy.Morrigan's explanation of it's own existence made me laugh but at the same time made me realise that it was the most dangerous of all the Supergods we have seen yet:This only comment and the awareness of how Mankind works it shows proves that it is highly intelligent,not the Idiot savant type of intellect like Krishna but a mean cold and calculating intellect that actually has an agenda and this makes me wonder even another thing:Did Britain decide to create Lugus,or was it some kind of intelligent alien Mycocomputer waiting to infest earth...So I think that Lugus is very different from the other Superhumans because it comes from beyond.Still I'll read the issue again when I have a little less vodka in my body.
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    .... I reallly like the phrase "mycocomputer' Myxamoebae mycocomputer?
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    My favorite thing in this issue: When Simon is trying to remember what happens next and shows a few different things before getting it right. That really made it feel like Simon was telling me a story as opposed to someone reading a story to me. Thank you, Ellis, for doing something that I've never seen done in comics before.
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    @Warped Savant — I really liked that storytelling device too.

    I've definitely been enjoying this series. I love the concepts involved. It's also very interesting to have it come out the same week as THE MARVELS PROJECT, because they're both doing sprawling stories told in somewhat similar styles, summarizing the genesis of a world's superhumanity. Very interesting to compare and contrast.
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      CommentAuthorRooth
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2010
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    Really good one.
    The Morrigan Lugas bits reminded me of the Warpsmith stories from WARRIOR, only funnier.
    (especially if you assign Morrigan Lugas Dalek voices while you read :)
    • CommentAuthorepalicki
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2010
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    @Christoph

    One would expect when speaking to a near-omnipotent figure it wouldn't say "I am your stash".

    I dunno. Considering that the near-omnipotent figure in question is made entirely of 'shrooms, it kind of makes sense.
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    At least he's not berating those who currently do 'shrooms for eating his babies....
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    I largely I have to agree with cristoph, this issue just wasn't quite as awesome as the last two.

    On a minor note, you might want to whip Gastonny for making it look like a *second* Big Ben was falling out of the clock tower. (Maybe there *are* two of them, fucked if I know, I'm American)

    Like cristoph said, the morrigan speech was heavy-handed, the constant reference to humans as monkeys is just cliche in this context. The "I am your stash" bit was lost on me, epalicki's comment only kind of clears it up. Ok, so Lugus is a walking psychoactive substance, so what?

    I liked Dajjall, the idea of "careening towards timelines" reminded me of the notion of quantum immortality, which I suppose was the point. Was disappointed that we didn't get a proper introduction to Perun, and he isn't interesting enough on the surface to work as a next-ish teaser.

    India as a cancer cell from space also went over my head, what is the significance of this supposed to be? I've actually forgotten what Krishna's gimmick was other than that I think it has something to do with technology, but I don't recall any gooey biology being part of his modus operandi, so what's the deal? I guess we'll find out next issue, but I don't know if it'll hold my interest till then. Once again cancer as a symbol of the fact that our society is supposedly eating itself has just become so cliche, and maybe it would have been more effective if you hadn't explicitly said that it was supposed to be cancer and just let it fester in our subconscious till next time.

    As far as Reddin's memory lapse, it sort of felt like 2 pages of filler, especially given the fact that this issue already feels decompressed compared to 1 & 2. I know that it probably wasn't filler, especially since I'm not convinced it was a mere brain fart given the context of his medication and the fact that it can't be *that* long since he had that spliff last issue. Or maybe I'm just reading into it too much.

    Do better next time.
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    Do better next time.

    Ooh, get her.

    Surprised at how few people here seem to have heard of the God Gene hypothesis.
    • CommentAuthorMandrakk
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2010 edited
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    Well,Krishna basically is an artificial intelligence in an human mount,he also contains fabbing machines and tailor made Bacteria that allow him to fabricate it's own tech for any kind of situation,just like he did with the barrier holding the paskistani nukes's blast and radiations,so this biological goo thing is just another application of Krishna's capabilities.
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    Yeah yeah, human beings are hardwired for religion, I've heard of it. I think that's what cristoph was getting at when he quoted "if he didn't exist, we'd have to invent him." I think it's probably true and I think it's also a bit overdone, but maybe that's just because I talk to too many atheists.

    Ok, I was a bit harsh, but I neglected to mention the "breaking the fifth wall" bit you did there with Dajjal. More, please.
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    I think it's probably true and I think it's also a bit overdone, but maybe that's just because I talk to too many atheists.

    Hi, I'm Warren and I'm an atheist.

    "Hi, Warren! Shut up now!"

    BUT THERE IS NO GOD AND

    "SHUT UP NOW WARREN THANKS"
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    BUT THERE IS NO GOD AND

    Personally, I prefer agnosticism in the true sense of the word. Roughly, the claim that notion of god is so nonsensical as to not be worth a refutation (not this pansy-ass noncommittal shit that you usually hear) But try talking to people about metaphysics and truth values and their eyes start glazing over. Saying "there is no god" is just as nonsensical as saying there is one.
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    Try using the term "truth values" in ANY conversation and watch people nod out.

    Anyway. Don't lose sight of the fact that SUPERGOD is a comedy first.
    • CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2010
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    Loved it, especially the "perceiving all possible futures ahead" stuff. Can't wait to see how it all plays out.