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    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2010 edited
    It's Friday, it's FREAKANGELS.

    Good morning, Whitechapel. I've had about three hours of sleep, so I'm gonna go shove Red Bull in my face until the world starts looking like page 2. How's everyone else?
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2010 edited
    I'm doing similar with very strong Yorkshire Tea - more than one bag per cup.

    Lovely lovely FA stuff this week as ever. Gorgeous colours. That scene with Connor underwater looking at the aftermath of the flooding is quite devastating. It's one thing to have an attractively depicted post apocalyptic London - it's another thing to see the bodies.

    edit: Oh and nice hint as to what KK is up to.
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    We're all good ... I guess. Connor is going on some trip!!
      CommentAuthorPurple Wyrm
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2010 edited
    I'm good. Managed to take half the day off and have a wander around some trendy markets down in Fremantle obstentiously in search of a nice wooden chest, but really just because I felt like it.

    I still have no idea what's going on, but I'm loving the journey. The last panel of page 4 with Mark's floating hair is quite striking, and the immediately-post-crash page 5 with the floating dead bodies is a nice reminder of exactly what the 'Angels actually did.

    And what has Alice seen? A plane from the outside world?

    Edit... or as Staticgirl suggests, merely KK?
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2010
    (^___^) Connor is tripping balls, man.
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    Yes, this is good, and I'm rather peachy as well.

    Ideas are starting to congeal into pretty blobs of strange colours.

    Just about to go drive to the better supermarket on the edge of my village and buy some materials for lunch. And quite likely either a sausage roll the thickness of a human wrist or a scotch egg with inch thick walls of sausage meat.

    Also a pot of coffee and the newspaper.

    Then popping along to the local Science Fiction club literature night because I half promised and it is an excuse to pick up comics and eat curry.
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2010
    I'm loving this run of episodes, as in more than usual. I think it's the mental colours.

    So Connor (sort of dead) is chatting with Mark (having a stroke) re: what they need to remember about the future they're currently privy to? And they're only able to do this because future-them and the rest are opening the channel?

    Yeah, mental.

    I've come out of lurking just so I could see that in black and white. Instead of Vimto-vision.

    I'm fine still. Seeking gainful employment. Percolating ideas.
    Just picked up Comic Heroes Issue 3 (A British magazine) 'cause its got a small press article featuring Marc Ellerby. Says the next issue's a Warren Ellis special - that's how they get you!
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    Just picked up Comic Heroes Issue 3 (A British magazine) 'cause its got a small press article featuring Marc Ellerby. Says the next issue's a Warren Ellis special

    Oh, I doubt that.
    • CommentAuthorSnapDragon
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2010
    WOW !... what a weir experience!!!
    • CommentAuthorSnapDragon
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2010
    Gosh!...WEIRD experience! my mind is blown
    • CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2010
    Wow! Have some color.
    Been up for over 2 hours, and still trying to wake up, coffee doesn't seem to be helping.
    • CommentAuthordraxxx
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2010
    Every time Mark opens his damn mouth = a shiny new reason to be afraid. Great episode, boys.
    • CommentAuthorAlienist
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2010
    Sleepy, sleepy too. Had a weird conversation with my subconscious so this episode was all the more trippy and the first time I imagined a Jimi Hendrix - Eastenders theme tune mash up. I too loved the depiction of the flooded world in contrast to what we've seen.
    • CommentAuthorthud
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2010 edited
    So there are plans afoot !

    Page 5 exits the plane so much it should have dripping blobs of water.
    Another surrealistic episode.

    As for page 7, Paul looks like the only reasonably well-adjusted one there....
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    "it's a bird? It's a plane? it's a kite?" NO,IT'S KK'S FLYING WHATEVER!!!

    Poor Connor, he's got more than he bargained for. Freakangels has become rather freakish. What will happen next?
    (apart from (probably) KK in the sky with diamonds)
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2010
    Well, we've had one thing confirmed: Conner is going to get himself a big upgrade. He went looking for it, and he got it.

    Remains to be seen what that does to him though.
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2010

    My apologies, it actually says:

    WARREN ELLIS (In big yellow font as big as it says NEXT ISSUE above it)
    He's the writer behind Planetary, The Authority, Transmetropolitan, Ministry Of Space and plenty more besides.
    Behold as comics' premier futurist opens his brain to Comic Heroes!

    So it doesn't say 'special', per se, but they wouldn't want to come on too strong now, would they?

    Also they're operating at a Spider to Warren image size ratio of about 30:1. I know because I measured it with my thumb.

    Also also @Alienist
    a Jimi Hendrix - Eastenders theme tune mash up
    • CommentAuthorTAL
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2010
    That sure was special in all kinds of great ways.
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    Great episode. If it keeps getting better like this, there's no limit to it.

    Mark's right that the Freaks never have a plan... but they're better at improvising!
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2010

    Now, while I'd be willing to side with Mark on this, I'd also say his unwillingness to recognize that his plans might not be perfect is probably favors the others. His plan to get the authorities to stop pursuing them? Punch a hole in the Earth. (I suppose yes, he got the desired outcome, but at more of a price than he was expecting.) His plan to get Alice to infiltrate and kill the group? Failure. (Though she did work as a distraction, I guess.) His plan to get Kait to "talk"? Failure.

    His strict adherence to his own shit not stinking his probably his biggest problem. "Best laid plans" and all that. Is it ego that keeps him from seeing this? (Probably.)

    My main problem is that I'm still not sure what to be thinking about Mark right now. His words (like Luke's words) are making sense, and he doesn't sound particularly malicious. Which is making all sorts of Skepticism Bells go off in my head. The most dangerous people say the craziest things and make it sound completely sane.

    As for my week? My daughter started school and brought home some Child-Borne Death Virus. I'm not terribly happy about that, as now both my wife and I are incredibly sick. Children, what are they good for, amirite?