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#21 dogpoet

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 12:36 PM

Hey, don't knock it until you've tried it.
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Posted 26 November 2015 - 11:24 PM

I just want this John/Oliver thing to get started already so I can go back to re-reading old HB in peace.
Just fuck and get it over with you two.

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 10:05 PM

isn't john oliver a happily married man? i am so disappointed.

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:45 PM

I didn't dislike this issue. It was a better issue, although still with some problems. My biggest problem with this issue was that the comic is still over-written.
However, I did like the presentation of Hell. The fact that human souls are just used as the form of currency in Hell was a nice choice. The idea that demons aren't evil and involved in some sort of cosmic chess game for the control of humanity, that they're just greedy, and their society is set up so that they are forced to use souls in order to survive and get ahead is a novel (for DC) way to go; commenting on our own society, but also making Hell a more interesting place than the usual torture chamber for the sinful. I especially liked to see the homeless demon holding the sign which read, "Will work for souls".
Not a bad issue, I'd rate it as a 7.
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#25 dogpoet

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 08:17 PM

View PostChristian, on 11 February 2016 - 07:45 PM, said:

However, I did like the presentation of Hell. The fact that human souls are just used as the form of currency in Hell was a nice choice. The idea that demons aren't evil and involved in some sort of cosmic chess game for the control of humanity, that they're just greedy, and their society is set up so that they are forced to use souls in order to survive and get ahead is a novel (for DC) way to go; commenting on our own society, but also making Hell a more interesting place than the usual torture chamber for the sinful.
Didn't Delano have all of that in the Demon yuppies story back in issue 3?

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 08:45 PM

Oh, I forgot about that. I was thinking it was just that yuppies were in league with Hell, but you're correct. Still, not a bad call-back for the book.
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#27 A. Heathen

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 09:37 AM

This feels like a tribute to that issue rather than anything original.
Maybe an update.

Except when Neron is around, I like the art very much.

There is a jarring moment when Constanteeny refers to Midnite as "Papa".
Thats not right, is it?
Nor is "I swear on my sister's skull".
Plus he's too much of a dick in this version.

Smoking = "mortal vices" ???

There is more to like here but the escape is too much like a Road To... buddy movie for me.

And as for the final page... ug.
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"But that's the whole point, it's supernatural, these things happen.
It's not supposed to be realistic in that sense."

#28 dogpoet

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 10:09 PM

View PostA. Heathen, on 14 February 2016 - 09:37 AM, said:

There is more to like here but the escape is too much like a Road To... buddy movie for me.

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#29 A. Heathen

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Posted 15 February 2016 - 06:20 PM

Yes. Exactly.
Except Bing and Bob and Dot never had to encounter the shit Neron.
They had REAL villains.
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"But that's the whole point, it's supernatural, these things happen.
It's not supposed to be realistic in that sense."




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