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#940377 - 11/10/17 08:42 PM Re: Mister Miracle [Re: Brain-Fall-Out Boy]  
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Another spectacular issue. The thing that jumped out at me the most was when Orion had his reaction to Scott's breakdown. He not only looked shocked, he looked briefly like Orion. It might be that Orion is an agent of Darkseid. It could also be that he is simply overwhelmed with a role he can't handle, and the artificial face of bravado he is projecting temporarily cracked.

I've gone from wondering about the significance of the placement of "Darkseid is" panels to wondering about the placement of the "broadcast static" panels. Is there a pattern as to which question/answers got the effect?

"You then accused the Highfather of being similarly affected. True or false?" "True."

"The Highfather is an agent of Darkseid. True or false?" "I don't know."

"I am an agent of Darkseid. True or false?" "True."

"You hate your childhood. True or false?" "True."

Could these be lies? Answers influenced by the anti-life equation? Random effects? Putting them in the list like that, I see that all but one of them are about Orion being an agent of Darkseid. And we have already seen that Scott's feelings about his childhood are more complicated than hate.

I'm pleased that it looks like the next issue will be a Barda spotlight. Although I know better than to trust the narrator completely.

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#940385 - 11/10/17 10:05 PM Re: Mister Miracle [Re: Brain-Fall-Out Boy]  
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And one final thought: is it possible that rather than freaking out, Scott simply had that iOS auto correct bug that replaces the letter I with As?

ETA: I lied, I can't stop thinking of further things to add. I talked about how Orion looked like himself after the attack. I just went back and looked at the end of that scene again. When he sentenced Scott, he looks sad or guilty or something. In the next panel, he had his hard cold face back on, and he was holding up his mother box like he does when he's transforming between his bestial and human looking faces. Are those literally his two faces in this version of the comic, or is it simply a metaphor?

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Orion's face metaphor certainly carries over from the last page of the previous issue where his face went from human to bestial and then haywire. But I think there's a larger face/mask thing that's going to be key to all of this as it plays out. It clicked for me when Scott wore his mask to the trial. Why does he do that? When he met Orion before, both formally and not, he didn't wear his mask. In fact he only seems to wear it when performing or in combat. It's not even a formal thing, because his costume isn't even from New Genesis. I'll have to pull up the Granny issue to see if he wore it there.

Other face bits:

- Barda's eyes seem to change colour early on.
- The distortions change Scott's mask colour (similar to Dr. Impossible or the Death of New Gods version of Scott - neither of which I hope are truly referenced again).
- Barda messes up Lightray's face and he's no longer the chipper lackey, but sour and bitter.
- We never see Forager's face

I'll have to look back for others (though maybe I'm overthinking it).

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Issue #5 follows Barda and Scott through their last day before the execution. They try and do all the things Scott likes, and build a perfect day, but it's obviously tense and heartbreaking, as neither of them can really hold it together. There is a crazy amount to unpack in this issue, that you could write panel-by-panel dissections of the art and story and be here forever. I liked the Kirby tribute, as well as bringing Funky Flashman back to a straight up Stan Lee parody. I loved the Messianc Bondage Sex which makes perfect sense of your husband's a God and an Escape Artist. I liked the counterpoint of the more loving and emotional lovemaking at the end. And really I just loved the way Barda and Scott were together this issue. Despite all their issues, this was a great show of love and being a couple.

There was also a discussion on Descartes and the Natrue of God, that looks like it will have crazy ramifications to the plot of the rest of the series. (How often to you say that about a comic?)

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It's a rare thing in comics when you're reading something as it comes out and you know it's a masterpiece. That's definitely the feeling here.

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#941761 - 12/15/17 10:51 PM Re: Mister Miracle [Re: Brain-Fall-Out Boy]  
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The ending of the latest issue felt both inevitable and like a shocking twist in direction. Despite the fact that it happened an issue early, this felt like the midpoint of the series. Man, do I wish I could love his Batman this much.

#942779 - 01/11/18 01:49 AM Re: Mister Miracle [Re: Brain-Fall-Out Boy]  
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So... that happened. What happens next?

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My LCS didn't get any (damaged). They are on back order, expected in a couple of weeks. Why couldn't have been Suicide Squad or another book?

#942801 - 01/11/18 06:34 PM Re: Mister Miracle [Re: Brain-Fall-Out Boy]  
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I'm glad I was so vague, then. We'll wait to discuss.

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I saw this recently and it looked cool. I really liked the interplay between Scott and Barda. Also, it was gory and cartoony at the same time. I liked the art. I will wait for the trade unless my comics shop has all the issues.

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