“I would ask that all members take it upon themselves to uphold the dignity of this institution. The whole world is watching us. I hope we can rise to the occasion,” concludes @GOPLeader.”
2. They kidnapped him to learn more about the Upside Down because it’s the Cold War and they don’t want the Americans to have a leg up on the research
5. It will try, but I wouldn’t hold my breath
7. They clearly lost interest in him as a character, to the extent they ever had it—he was only…
That it’s right there.
Yeah, my aunt died from that one, so no surprises here. Then of course there’s the time the government sprayed lightly radioactive gas over St. Louis to test how chemical warfare would work in Russian and Korean cities.
Great, so I’ll probably just wait 15 years until he’s finished both of them, and then I’ll consult whatever site has taken io9's place in our dystopian future so I can find out if Bran actually becomes king in the books too. Then I’ll know if I need to spend any time reading them between bout of fighting roving gangs…
Um. Yeah, sure we did that, and maybe you heard about it. But what was that supposed to accomplish, again?
God just finished it last night at midnight and I still don’t feel quite right.
Eh. Dawn of the Dead is his only movie that I thought got within eyesight of being decent, so maybe getting away from superheroes will be good for him.
Am I alone in that I really want to like Jeff Lemire, but then I actually read stuff from Jeff Lemire and I’m just kind of “meh”?
It’s really baffling how badly DC underuses that character given all his potential for interesting storytelling.
That is palpable, which means you can feel it.
I mostly starred this for your screen name. Funny comment too, though.
I’m far from a moderate and spend a lot of time pushing back on the idea that veering to the middle is the only way to build a coalition, even in my purple-to-red Midwestern-moving-toward-South state. But I still don’t understand this complaint.
Arnold Schwarzenegger made plenty of shit films too, and he is clearly the model Johnson is patterning his career after.
Oh yeah, I’ve still always said to start at the beginning, because you have to, I think. I’ve just always tried to let them know they should stick with it through ADH to make sure, and tried to say it like I wasn’t shitting on P & N, because I do think it’s good, parts great, but it’s not fully representative.
I mean, it seems pretty clear to me that there’s a huge tonal change from most of P&N (not counting “The Sound of Her Wings”) and the rest of the series, and the stuff that forecasts what’s to come is great, some of the other stuff a lot less so—which is why I said “uneven,” if that’s the take you mean.
The 64,000 question: will they have the guy who plays Lucifer in his own show reprise the role here and make some sense of the background of that show? Okay, I only saw the first four episodes before giving up, so maybe more like a five dollar question.
I agree with you that this is where the series comes into its own (the standard take, I think), but how do you make sense of that arc without a lot of the events of the first book? That’s always been my problem when I recommend to people how to start—I want them to pick up with book 2 or 4, but they kind of have to…
I’ve long though Watchmen only got the posterity that it did because Miracleman had the legal woes it had, keeping it out of reproduction for so long. It’s the same idea, but better.
Yeah, I’m wondering if they’re just deciding to skip the brief period of competition between streaming services and lean straight into the Netflix-Amazon-Disney oligopoly that will inevitably come out of that.