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      CommentAuthorMark Seifert
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011 edited
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    FreakAngels pages 751-756 are up.

    Also, this is out this week:



    And if you are fast and brave, you might see the future.
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      CommentAuthorsmileyfish
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
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    Hi Mark. I know someone here in Australia by the same name, but you are not he.

    ...so the 'angels are learning to grow up, and Alice learns you don't need super-powers to take care of things. Interesting times.


    Interesting times in the here and now too. The general manager of my company resigned today. The future is very uncertain, yet I'm making plans to journey through the Persian empire with a friend in the next couple of years.

    *cheers Whitechapel*
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
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    Good morning!

    Excellent episode today. I was behind them fixing Mark, but the solution they came up with seems like the most just. He doesn't get off scot-free, and they still get him fully on board with Freakangels Business.

    I have indeed seen the future, and for the record I'm into it.

    I got some very good news regarding a secret project I'm working on with a fellow Whitechaplain.Said project has a timetable.

    I need to get cooking.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
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    Man, Alice's face in that last panel ... wow. Also, wow to the volume six cover - that'd be nice as a Tee, too.

    Happy friday everyone!
    • CommentAuthordraxxx
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
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    Good morning!

    Rushed. No time to be clever. EXCELLENT EPISODE! Thanks, everybody. Safe trip, Captain!
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
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    I hope Ariana hasn't finally succumbed to the plague. Maybe she's earned her biennial day off.

    I wonder if they are going to try to fix Mark next.
    • CommentAuthormarya
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
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    This episode brings to mind the same questions that were asked in the lost (in the US, anyway) 21st chapter of A Clockwork Orange. The US publishers did not like the final chapter Burgess intended. They thought it felt "tacked on." But it was quite intended, the 21st chapter, the chapter of adulthood. Alex could not be "cured," The cure did not take. What worked was his becoming a man, and finally understanding the ramifications of what he did with an adult mind.

    Is this what Warren Ellis is trying to tell us in the last panel, that "brain washing" will not work. That some trauma will inevitably will cause one to remember. The very moment things are being erased for Luke, are things suddenly coming back together for Alice?
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
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    repaying rape with mind rape. Interesting.
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      CommentAuthorstaticgirl
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
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    The shift in colour from FA to Alice was great!
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    Magnoficent episode! My compliments!
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
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    Also, Mr Seifert? While your here, any idea when the TPB of Crossed: Family Values is out?
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    This is probably the most disturbing episode yet. Very well done.
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    any idea when the TPB of Crossed: Family Values is out?

    That'll be this fall.
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      CommentAuthorSoftSpot
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
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    Great episode, the bunch finally realizes what they are upto. And I wonder what conclusions Alice will cook up... she's not stupid and likely to put 2 and 2 together till things add up...

    Quiet week here, just a few odd jobs around the house, taking things easy for a change. Next week will be different I fear. And I wonder how things will work out in North Africa.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
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    Perhaps Mark wired in a dead-man's switch. Something happens to Mark, all his followers go off. The FA equivalent of a Doomsday Machine.

    You know how the Freakangels love surprises.
    • CommentAuthorAmhuinn
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
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    Marya, the whole Luke thing has had me thinking of A Clockwork Orange too. One of the things that spurred Burgess into writing that novel was the real-life assault of his wife. He wanted some sense of hope and felt there had to be the chance of moral growth - hence the 21st chapter. As you say though, this change cannot be imposed - it has to happen as an organic process based on free will. The juxtaposition of the scene with Alice at the end might well be ominous.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
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    this episode reminded me a little bit of in the 70's TV series Survivors when they spent a episode on a massive dilemma on what to do when one of their own committed a crime. Lots of Banish him/ kill him/we can't do that we're monstors stuff.

    But i think that their outcome is the best. That psychic sledgehammer looked like it really hurt.... good.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
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    New frkanglz is new! This episode really reminded me of DC's Identity Crisis mind wipe, and also the bit from the Crow movie where he makes the boss feel everything all at once. Moar :D
    • CommentAuthorAmhuinn
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
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    I'm curious to see how their method is going to work. Is this just his punishment before they do a wipe, or are these memories and the feelings associated with them going to be part of the "healing process"? They will have some lasting impact.
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    "Perhaps Mark wired in a dead-man's switch. Something happens to Mark, all his followers go off. The FA equivalent of a Doomsday Machine."

    Maybe, but I find the overall idea that These Are Things That Superpeople Would Actually Do, and This Is What Would Happen If They Did It In The Real World fits better. Gary and Sanura are logical consequences if you think about what might happen if you fuck with someone's head in reality.

    And maybe Mark can only prey on people who are mentally fragile to begin with. Gary and Sanura were certainly vulnerable, for completely different reasons. Even strong Alice was still dealing with the death of her family when he controlled her.