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    Out this week.

    Thoughts, comments, spare change?

    SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT obv.
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      CommentAuthorvickvega
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2010
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    I enjoyed it. The art is fantastic. There are some really cool ideas in this book. Anybody else get a printing error on 2 pages? Just wondering, it didnt decrease my enjoyment of the book.
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    Anybody else get a printing error on 2 pages?

    My office copy looks ok. Which pages?
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      CommentAuthorvickvega
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2010
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    Pages 3 and 14. Its like white spots on the page. My LCS is in South Carolina.
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2010
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    Just bought and read it. Fantastic.
    Great ideas and humor are two of the things that I like most about Warren's work.
    I will hold my questions and applause until the end.
    • CommentAuthorPablo
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2010
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    Absolutely loved this issue, and the series as a whole. The confrontation between Krishna and Malak was probably the highlight for me.
    • CommentAuthorDatDude
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2010
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    Big tippy and ridiculous.

    Its rare that anything in the funny books gives me the wow factor like I was reading mister majestic moving the solar system around.

    So darkly funny that our need for a god is killing us.

    See you next issue.
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    Great issue. Art is still spot on, Krishna is the best looking God to me as the others either look too human or are visually boring to me. I loved the shot of Malak walking from Afghanistan to India with the wake of destruction behind him as well as him getting shot through the moon. It's also really nice to see that the Gods are different from each other and not just big strong guys that can do anything they want. Can't wait to see the last issue.

    Vick -- My copy's fine. Did you get other copies at your LCS?
    • CommentAuthorchristoph
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2010
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    Fantastic breakneck pace in this issue. Is the final issue going to be double-sized? So many loose ends to tie-up. We've got what, 5 Gods left?

    British - Morrigan Lugus
    American - Jerry Craven
    Indian - Krishna
    Chinese - Maitreya
    Iraqi - Dajjal

    Is there an ETA on the last issue? Is it written already?
    • CommentAuthorOwen
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2010
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    Really enjoying this mini-series and this was another top issue. For some reason the whole ' I rather fancy a swim' creeped me out, I don't if he's metaphorically trying to wash something off, is at this stage off his fucking gord or just so disturbed by ... something he's going to chuck himself in the drink. I liked the scope in this issue, a map needed to show the trail of destruction, a god being thrown, and forced to go through, the moon and an inhuman intellect that could possibly predict consequences far in advance of initial action. Can't wait to see how this finishes.
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    This was by far, the crescendo point in this series. An amazing issue in this thought provoking story. I wait patiently for this to conclude, knowing full-well I will not be disappointed.
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      CommentAuthorvickvega
    • CommentTimeAug 6th 2010
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    Warped- My shop gets a few copies, but I usually have to pre-order everything avatar, plus, they put plastic bags on the Mature titles so younger children wont pick up something their parents might not approve of. I never inspected the others.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2010
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    Enjoyed it, but also struggling to see how this is going to be tied up in one issue. Still, I'd much rather read a comic with too many ideas in it than too few. The highlight for me was the look of desperation on Perun's face as he gave it his best shot against Krishna and hacked his arms off, only to be torn asunder without Krishna so much as looking particularly concerned.

    This issue also felt like the most overtly geopolitical of the run so far. I keep thinking about a comment Bruce Stirling made in a speech a while back, about how India and China will inherit the world but won't get to do anything fun with it because it's too fucked up already. That really rang true here.
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    Loved it. Love the concepts. Love Krishna. In the for the long haul. But still waiting for China's attempt at a "Lu Tung-Pin" incarnate to make an appearance.

    Regardless, great stuff!
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      CommentAuthorGekko
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2010 edited
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    A few cheap thoughts:

    I should have waited for the TPB as usual (for as far as Avatar is concerned I prefer TPB's) but I couldn't resist buying #4, just to have a look, it has happened already, and BANG! Whew!

    I love the japanese animé dimension of it, first of all. The Art is in perfect harmony with that. Kudos too for the choice of white noise during the battle and destruction sequences. Also for the questions raised and scattered althrough the issue. Just noticing the expression "industrialization of human intelligence" is frightening.

    In my view, a god is created for mainly one purpose: secure the power of those who make Them up, especially if this involves torture, violence and destruction in Their holy name. Only the dumb will feel in peace, "for theirs is the kingdom of heaven". However, here, some entities appear naked, and although obviously male judging from their features, yet, not one holy pecker: is this absence the main trigger of their wrath? one can wonder.

    What I expect always from Warren is something OTT, like the appearance of a kraken (unforgettable in Gravel 11) because irony is ludicrous. This time, a hole in the moon made my day, merci!

    Looking forward to devouring the TPB now.
    • CommentAuthorShadow Age
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2010
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    Another great issue. Krishna sending Malak into the moon is definitely one of my favourite scenes in the series so far. And to think he might have planned for that happen!

    I can't wait for Dajjal to show up, because I'm very interested in what he's capable of.

    And Morian Lugus is still creepy.

    Can't wait to see how it all ends!
    • CommentAuthorbumnote
    • CommentTimeAug 14th 2010
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    am i the only person that thinks malak might make a reappearance? alright he shot through the moon, but i'm pretty sure he was in one piece when he did it. or maybe thats for another comic set waaaay in the future - malak hurtling back to earth on a comet-like trajectory in 3000 years!
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2010
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    Just noticing the expression "industrialization of human intelligence" is frightening.


    That turn of phrase leaped out at me as well. I don't think I've ever encountered it before, and it perfectly ecapsulates the momentum of a lot of speculative threads about the uses of artificial intelligence. When singularity enthusiasts rhapsodize about the benefits of "uploading", the presumption is always that the capability to manufacture the structure of human thought in an artificial medium will be used to preserve the integrity of individuals. But what they are in fact talking about is a form of industrialization, and likely to be a more terrifyingly powerful technology than anyone can now imagine. Unlikely to turn into a friendly backup service to the immortality seeking individual. More likely to turn into "how can we commodify and construct new capacities with the components of sentient thought?"

    "Industrialization of human intelligence" is a better description of singular likelihood than "uploading".
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    I think I lifted it from Bruce Sterling.
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      CommentAuthorIron Imp
    • CommentTimeSep 13th 2010 edited
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    Well... I love it! Both issue 4 and the series arc. Immediately is too long to get my hands on issue #5.

    Rather than specifics of individual characters, I'd say why it really resonates with me is because of the underlying psychology of gods or godlike beings - Dr. Manhattan was without question my favorite part of Watchmen (like the maraschino cherry atop a delicious desert) and similarly characters like Kid Miracleman, or Tetsuo from Akira, etc etc have always really fascinated me. So this shotgun smorgasbord of different flavors and temperaments of godhood is just delicious.

    Initially the over-the-top, speedball delivery kinda threw me due to receiving misinformation that this would be a full run, volumed comic production instead of a mini series, but it seems over the top in just the right way and direction. Sorta like firing John Wyndamn out of a howitzer. :)

    Cheers.

    (I only just got my hands on supergod 1-4 last week and realize I'm a bit late to the game)