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  1.  (9246.1)
    It's done.

    Ariana is, I think, still angry with me about the Horrible Thing in the middle.

    Thoughts, comments, etc?
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2010 edited
    Ariana is, I think, still angry with me about the Horrible Thing in the middle.
    Yes. There was a
    happy-ever-after good-things-etc* ending
    right fucking there and you were all "HA HA FUCK YOU I'M WARREN ELLIS."
  2.  (9246.3)
    You appear to be the only person on Whitechapel who's read it, too!
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2010 edited
    Or they're all just TOO UPSET TO SAY ANYTHING. (There's no crying here, you know.)
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2010
    Nah, we've all gone down to our local shops to scream "Where's my fucking 'Supergod 5' comic?"
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2010
    Some shops didn't sell the book until today. Because of last week's holiday. The LCS claimed they'd play by the rules.

    I liked the ending. I liked Jerry and Krishna not fighting. And that is what happens when you try to make sense of grown-ups realizing fighting is stupid.

    Thanks for the series.
  3.  (9246.7)
    Entertaining run. Some genuinely creepy scenes, lovely dialogue.


    The Cthulhoid horror show in the middle made me smile. Delightfully horrid.

    • CommentAuthorShadow Age
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2010 edited
    I read it too. I really liked Krishna's version of the world. That was so cool. And the scene with him and Jerry is the one scene from the whole series that's stuck with me the most.

    And Dajjal gets the douche bag of the year award- fucking emo supergod.

    I really want to know what that "one timeline" is that's not so goddamn boring.

    Is there any chance Krishna could have survived and, maybe, saved Jerry?
  4.  (9246.9)
    Awww.... what a lovely ending to such a dark series.

    *turns page*


    "Strange game. The only winning move is not to play."
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2010 edited
    Bleak. Loved it.
    I liked that the British Astro-Fungo-Naut Death God survives as default deity after the metafictional Islamo-nihilist Chrono-Angel destroys half the world; Warren's idea of a sentimental ending, I suppose.
  5.  (9246.11)
    re-read the whole series last night, and i can say
    i was not really wowed by this book until reading all together-dont get me wrong, each issue was good. i just didnt really get the sense of scale until taking it all in at once. the narrator held everything together nicely, grounding it and also playing into the story itself. the flesh Elder God made me grin ear to ear, and then when i realized pieces of it were falling apart, even better. the six billion dollar man thinking for himself at the end was brilliant, as was the kiss from Krishna. and i can honestly say that i didnt expect the ending with morrigan lording over the collapsed europe AT ALL. although i am ashamed to admit that im missing the signifigance of him being the only one left, yet 'fungus only grows on dead things'. theres some part of that im not grasping.

    regardless, great book. i felt it ended DRASTICALLY better than Black Summer (which seemed front loaded, in my opinion) and compliments NO HERO as well. holds up pretty fucking well as a whole.
  6.  (9246.12)
    God. All the "spoiler" bars in here are killing my eyes. White-text-on-light-blue-highlight? Man.

    I loved the Cthulhu bit — and the fact that even a man-made Cthulhu makes people cry and puke. Lots of interesting twists in this one. And, yeah, I'm with Ariana. Got me!
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2010
    God. All the "spoiler" bars in here are killing my eyes. White-text-on-light-blue-highlight? Man.
    You do know selected text colors are a user-end setting?
  7.  (9246.14)
    You do know selected text colors are a user-end setting?
    ... I'll go look for that in my system settings. Thanks for the tip!

    Edit: ... Or maybe it's just my degenerative eye disease. Damn.
  8.  (9246.15)
    Just read the book.

    I was reluctant to pick up this series at first because I read Black Summer and felt it was incomplete, read No Hero and felt horrified and didn't know if I was prepared for another X number of issues of a comic that ended with the message that things suck and if you look for heroes or saviors, you're just going to get your balls curb stomped. But as I am one of the many bitches of Warren Ellis, I gave it a go and was really happy that I did.

    If you think of the scale of it, it's more horrifying than many other books because, well, bodycount and the world pretty much dying. But the way the series ended, I felt like it was in some regards the more hopeful than the series I was comparing it against.
    Perhaps because even though the "Horrible Thing" happened in the middle and we know that life is ending as we know it, something is coming after and the narrator feels that it can be swayed to the better somehow.

    I felt like if this were told a slightly different way, it could have been a five year run. As with most mini-series, there are people that I was sad I didn't really get to know. I did feel like I knew (and liked) the narrator, though and it was his framing of the story that really sold it for me. I'm glad I read this.
    • CommentAuthorStyphax
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2010
    Loved it. This was actually the 1st creator owned work I ever dared to pick up (Supergod #1 that is) So it was nice to see the series end. I got the feeling that Warren feels all warm and fuzzy about Superheroes. I hope that's what he was trying to convey.
    • CommentAuthorGilgurth
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2010
    I really dug this series, myself. The running commentary on various nations was pretty good, in regards to what they build, why, how, and what they miss. I'm curious what the one timeline was, myself, and since it's already seen it, does that negate the lack of boredom? Lack of Japaneese supergod also made me laugh. I wish it was longer/bigger, in some respects, but, I also know that might entail not seeing the last issue before the 2012 apocalypse.

    <div id="hide"> I, for one, welcome our new space fungus, monkey hating overlords.</div>
  9.  (9246.18)
    Guh, why can't I find this issue in my LCS? I'm dying, here.
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2010
    Yes, i can see Ms Osbourne's point there but then again, let's face it, he is Warren Ellis.

    The ending seemed strangely familiar, then i remembered something i read in Paul Stamets Ted talk:
    Now we’ve had several extinction events, and as we march forward, 65 million years ago — most of you know about it — we had an asteroid impact. The earth was struck by an asteroid, a huge amount of debris was jettisoned into the atmosphere. Sunlight was cut off, and fungi inherited the earth.

    I am left wondering what the good Mr Ellis was listening to while writing the last few pages...
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2010
    I am left wondering what the good Mr Ellis was listening to while writing the last few pages...

    Paul Stamets notwithstanding...I would guess that Mr. Ellis had a head cold at the time.