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    • CommentAuthormrjotz
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2010
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    Things are finally starting to warm up here in New York City, though the nights are still cool.

    For the last few weeks with this comic, the last panel has consistently elicited an audible "Wow" from my lips. Kudos to the FreakAngels crew for continually making such an astoundingly awesome book.
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    this imortality now begs the question what are they eventually going to be able to concieve of doing to the world in an active attempt at suicide. If they've already sent it to hell and back so to speak and lived through what luke did then if fire proves insubstantial then what sort of crazy things will they try after that to kill themselves or others of their kind. I get the sense that humans are still alive right now if they're just suffering a lot so what I'm getting at is the freakangels as they age seem to be getting more and more powerful as they delve into the gift but that only means they'll all eventually not see things from our perspective since our perspective is a mortal one. This idea leads to all sorts of awefulday hurtbringings popping into the works. I'm just saying if I were living in that world and I knew about the freak angels and what they could do I'd find a way to put a stop to them. I know most of you are going to cry shenanigans but they are not a force for benefit nor no matter how much good they do will they ever be a beneficial part of the world there's way too much power under their hoods for any person to ever have for any extended period of time let alone its the way they've always been. How long till when arkady's experiments turn into something fantastically dangerous just to see if she could do it?
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      CommentAuthorNoogies
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2010
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    Why is everyone dissing on Connor, that he´s not been doing anything, and is a quitter... Like Warren said last week, we just haven´t been seeing what he´s been up too, give it time people, I´m sure we´ll be amazed.
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      CommentAuthorparibolzi
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2010
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    Awesome twist.
    I don't think this means they're immortal. They're connected; Luke's personality can "coast" on the other FreakAngels while his body repairs itself.
    So to kill them, you'd need to do it all at once. Hmmm...
    • CommentAuthorSaiFai
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2010
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    Haha, I want to be able to say I saw it coming, but that wouldn't be true. Like others I thought that this would happen further down the road, but I'm glad I was surprised. I like Luke. Even with him being a dirty rapist I think he's one of the most interesting characters. He hates helicopters, puny humans, social contracts, and general responsibility. Most of his lines I have laughed out loud at. If I thought his was a conventional story i'd say he has all the makings of a good super villain. Can't wait till next week.
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      CommentAuthorstaticgirl
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2010
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    I agree with Noogies - We don't know what Connor is doing yet. All we've seen is a couple of pages of him packing a bag and walking out the door. We don't know what is in the bag for certain although I assume it's clothes and books. We haven't seen his face either so I am not going to 100% say it is Connor until I see him.

    I do hope he's been doing some serious thinking. It could be interesting.
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    "Oh for fuck's sake, what does it take to really kill these people?"

    My response exactly. That said, it was executed with flying colors and I trust that this will be explained, so the only question that remains is when.
    • CommentAuthorGraizur
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2010
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    But they are the master race. I mean with great power comes great responsibility. That phrase means absolutely nothing except "Oh Spider-Man" to some, but to others, who speak, think and conceptualize it means some some people can do what others cannot and therefor have greater reason for action. Also greater obligation. Response-Ability. The freak angels can respond to things that no other human has been able to do since Christ. But they have no obligation to do so? For the sake of equality? I bet the long term story is that they are actually abnormally born messengers of God. Actual freak angels.

    Can they even procreate? I love how the whole world seems to be stuck on this adolescent trip where the most important question isn't what kind of children you have, raise, and let out into the world/future. It's so hilarious that people can't see past their own toes. Warren I wish you would write about a family tree. Like 7 generations and the families effects on mankind. But these days the word Legacy is replaced by Conspiracy. As if "Didn't you know, every four years life get's reset and we all get to start from the same level, you know, to keep things fair." Madness.

    They cannot die even with brains blasted. Yeah, our standards of behavior have something to do with them, I am sure.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2010
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    Told you someone should have kept watch over Luke. Though they may have ened up very much in trouble. That said, Alice is definitely in a bit of danger.


    As for the rest, I has a sad.
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    @paribolzi I really like that theory.
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      CommentAuthorWaxPoetic
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2010
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    Dear Warren Ellis,

    I love you.

    S

    Dear Paul, et al,

    I love you.

    S

    Dear Ariana,

    I respect you from a distance.

    S
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2010
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    I bet the long term story is that they are actually abnormally born messengers of God. Actual freak angels


    Well, given that Warren's a pretty clear atheist, I seriously doubt that's the direction of this story. Messengers of God, no. Creations of Something else, perhaps. That said, we really haven't gotten much into the origin of the 'angels. So far the story doesn't seem to care how the 'angels got here, just that they did.

    Think about it like the old Niven/Pournelle novel, "Lucifer's Hammer." It really doesn't matter how the asteroid came to be formed. What matters is that it collides with earth and what happens after that collision.
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      CommentAuthorstaticgirl
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2010
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    Being an atheist could give you greater license to do outrageous things with a god as the concept has no power over you.

    I tend towards experimental subjects or aliens meself. I don't suppose it matters.

    It is peculiar that it is Just Them with the package, though.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2010
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    It is peculiar that it is Just Them with the package, though.


    Why? It's a trope of a lot of science fiction and fantasy that certain people happen to be in the right place at the right time to gain their abilities through no planning or action of their own. Hell, look at Spider Man. Blind chance places Peter Parker in exactly the right position to get bitten by that spider and gain his powers. The odds against that happening, even within the Marvel universe, are extremely high. But it happened in that story.

    So, suppose twenty-four people in the Freakangels' "flat little village in southeast England" happened to be fucking at exactly the time that some rogue spurt of cosmic radiation bathed their area and altered the DNA of their eggs and sperm to create the 'angels. No experiment. No alien plots. Just pure, random chance. And just like there's no real need for some convoluted plot for Peter Parker to become Spider Man, there is also no real need for intense complexity to surround the creation of the Freakangels.

    It's certainly an option for Warren, and there could be quite a bit of story space around the ideas of alien intervention or secret government experiments. Ultimately, though, Freakangels is the story of "what happened next." There are certainly points at which flashbacks are useful, but this seems to be more a story about moving forward instead of looking back.
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    Man I'm surprised that so many people didn't see this coming. Mark got shot in the head and healed, which had to give some clues the same thing was going to happen again.

    Also when Arkady died, she saw twelve figures which I took to be the freakangels in the future.
    Which means they all survive and perhaps they are all working as a team again?
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      CommentAuthorphorgan1
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2010
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    Well. I predicted it. Don't know if my lizard brain theory holds. Maybe beheading? Maybe the right head shot? Quite fun. Mark reported no memory of dying, just waking up, so perhaps no cosmic connection/growth while dead. I love this. Very smart, quite intelligent. No boring like most stories. Thanks, Warren. Now surprise me;)

    Patrick
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    @phorgan1 - Mark reported no memory of dying, just waking up, so perhaps no cosmic connection/growth while dead.

    But he did wake up somehow knowing how to cloak himself - Episode 88
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      CommentAuthorstaticgirl
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2010
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    @johnjones - cheers! Yes that makes sense to me.
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    I knew it was coming (that he'd come back to life). Here's the fun part. Now that the Freakangels know they have Wolverine-like healing, what's that going to do regarding conflict-resolution? Also, regardless of healing - what kind of impact will the bullets tunnel of destruction through his brain have on Luke? Will he change as his brain regrows? Get worse?

    The possibilities go on - will Kait try to go the Prometheus route in terms of punishments? Tie 'em to chains in the pool and let rats eat out their liver every day?

    so fun
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      CommentAuthorphorgan1
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2010 edited
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    @Purple Wyrm - I agree, it seems they all power up when they die and resurrect.

    It's a little strange though. It's not as if they have new powers, it's as if they just learn more about what they have. Then, once they know it, they can just show the others how to do it. (Of course they don't have to learn as KK recently with teleporting--good steampunk lass:) Imagine if they DO have kids! The kids will grown up just expecting all this to work, and will take off from there!