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Lono is seriously one tought Son of a bitch.

 

At the end of the 4th trade I think it was. He gets shot down by like 10-15 cops. At that point I was like "oh yeah, he's dead." then I open the next trade and he's barely wounded. And those guys shot him at like 5-10 feet away. I really can see him lasting through the series.

 

At first I thought the series was mainly about Graves walking around and giving people the chance to avenge the wrongs that have been done in their life and get away scott free. But as it went on, it become a much better story with these people actually having connections to the trust or the Min men.

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Actually Wolvy, Lono was shot in the sixth trade (issue #40), and showed up again in jail in the seventh trade (issue #43).

 

Lou, from what we can infer by the conversations had between Lono and Shepherd, Graves never trusted Lono as a Minuteman (which is why he was never in Atlantic City when whatever went down went down). We know that, of all the Minutemen, Lono was the only one who was never hidden by Graves or Shepherd.

 

I think after Lono killed Milo, Graves wanted Lono out of the picture as a Minuteman, but still in a position to train his successor: Loop (he has a conversation about it with Shepherd in #37), and so that led to the big set-up of landing Lono in jail, and having it be the same one as Loop. The only thing Graves didn't know was that Lono and Loop had met each other previously.

 

That's why I still think that Graves is setting things up so that Loop eventually takes Lono out, and becomes his official replacement.

 

That said, on re-reading the trades, I noticed James was right, Shepherd says that both Dizzy and Loop are supposed to be filling in for Milo. Either this was a slight screw-up on Azzarello's part, or, more likely, Shepherd had something else planned before he was killed.

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And so now I'm thinking, if Lono wasn't in Atlantic City could he have been involved somehow? Somebody's going to have to put that bad dog down.

 

Funny part is, when Shepard and Benvenito (that is name? The heir?) sat and talked and they were speculating on how many Minutemen were still alive. They accounted for two: Lono and Burns. Funny part is that although the two were by no means the worst of the lot, they were both considered extremely dangerous, especially that Cole fucker! Ha! One would think Lono would be held in that regard. Makes me appreciate Burns a bit more, which isn't hard to do.

 

I'm only up to issue #21 so there's a ways to go yet. Have all the floppies, tho, so it's just a matter of sitting down to read them.

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Well, as we can plainly see as far back as the first trade while Lono is the most outwardly violent, he's also extremely sloppy. Everyone who meets Cole (ranging from Branch to Megan) is paralyzed with fear from him.

 

Also, the guy's name is Benito.

 

Sorry for the uptightness, I'm just obsessed with the book.

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That's cool, cousin, if there is one book worth obssessing about it's this one. Without question the modern day Vertigo's flagship title.

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you got the next 40 or 50 issues in front of you lou? enjoy man i got them too but there behind me so i only get to enjoy the occasional re read.by the way issues 28,29 and 30 is called contrabandelero and i think it's one of the best stories from the series.

 

it's got everything-wylie,shepherd,dizzy and of course choppers whopper."you got your own paddle?"

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No when he first appeared he was shooting a helicopter out of the sky from the same building that the Dietrich chick was in when the child porn guy had a go at her.

 

The him and Graves had a sit down that involved minutemen talk and possibly did they exchange some cash?

 

Then we see Lono in the hotel raping the girl and killing her boyfriend who is Loop's cousin. It's insinuated that they hit Lono with a car and took his cash.

 

Yeah, in the second trade Graves meets Lono in some outdoor restaurant place. Their waitress is flirting with a couple of dodgy types outside so Graves decides to test her character by dropping a 50 dollar bill, which she dutifully steals. After Lono leaves, with a suitcase containing a million dollars, Graves tells the woman what Lono's carrying - and she, in-turn, informs her thug boyfriend.

 

They're the pair that show up at Loop's in the third trade and who, subsequently, get all fucked-up by Lono.

 

As an aside, the table Graves and Lono were sitting at was bugged, by Augustus Medici I think though he's kept in shadow the whole time.

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you got the next 40 or 50 issues in front of you lou?

 

yes. I have all the floppies up to #74. I've read half the series already but I'm giving it a re-read to attack the other half.

 

 

...Graves decides to test her character by dropping a 50 dollar bill, which she dutifully steals. After Lono leaves, with a suitcase containing a million dollars, Graves tells the woman what Lono's carrying - and she, in-turn, informs her thug boyfriend.

 

Ah yes, that's right, forgot about that.

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As an aside, the table Graves and Lono were sitting at was bugged, by Augustus Medici I think though he's kept in shadow the whole time.

 

Was that Medici? I thought that was Shepherd, sans trenchcoat (which, in the Florida heat, would make sense).

 

If it was Shepherd, I'm not sure how to take that scene. I would think that Graves knew about the bug, because there's no way Shepherd could've selected a table at random to tap into. So was he listening in to find out about what Graves had in store for Lono, or was he making sure that Graves didn't kill the Dog?

 

And then, to top it off, he gets a mysterious phone call at the end of the issue. Who from? Graves? Medici? Someone else entirely?

 

Gah, the end of that issue has always confused me.

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the first part of chill in the oven is so fucking great,from loops rapping to pass the time in the hole till someone really unexpected showing up on the last page.

 

i cannot be the only fan who thought he was dead and then almost yelled out loud when he showed up getting off the prison bus.(by the way i'm not trying to be vague-i'm unsure if lou or any others haven't read up till that part yet.)

 

and i too would wager it was shepherd and not medici bugging the conversation.

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ahh,so you have read it uncle lou(smiles) it's one of the best stories from the series.when coworkers get to talking about movies sometimes the conversation moves to categories like favorite war movie or funniest comedy or something like that,just joking i said to a few people what's your favorite prison movie.then after every single one of them mentioned shawshank redemption(plus one for green mile)i got asked what mine were-i rattled off a few of them and ended the list with chill in the oven.

 

of course none of them have seen it because it's not a movie but i begin with-okay so this young kid goes to jail and he's there for a while and his dads old buddy who is nuts gets thrown in the same prison....

 

i really love doing that type of shit.when people ask me what my tattoo means(as it is the trust logo)instead of mentioning that it's from a comic book i tell the tale from issue fifty and then explain my tattoo was originally a prototype for what was going to be the united states flag.i'm not kidding three people already believe me.

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apologies mr.m,my cousin is moving to my town in a few weeks and is quite the computer buff.he has a camera and i think a scanner as well and i will supply photo documentation within a day of his arrival.

 

 

i'll post the "circle saw blade at thirteen o'clock" as dan the fuckin idiot at work calls it right here in a post.

 

i'll also make myself a nice little picture thingy under my stage name.it seems impersonal not to.actually my cousin will but i already picked it out it's a georgous brian bolland shot of shade.

 

and so as not to derail this thread i think ryan gosling should play wylie and tomas jane should play milo.

 

david fincher should direct a davie s goyer script.

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That doesn't bode well - will that be the arc collected in the 11th trade, or are the monthlies further ahead of the trades than that?

 

On the positive side, Decayed is the best title pun yet, and the last two trades have both been aces, so 192 pages of noir goodness should keep me happy.

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It's the tenth trade, and "Decayed" sounds a bit like "Decade". Simple, but I like it.

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it's either too simple or i am. i had no clue on that one gracias mark.

 

p.s.someone just told me jon spencer died,shame,he would've been great in a 100 bullets movie or hbo show.

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i fucking hate every story title azzarello ever named

 

There are times I think he and Rogan were separated at birth.

 

 

We're like the Anansi Boys - i get a lot of grief, and he gets the glory. ;)

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Just finished Red Prince Blues. Fantastic stuff. We get to see the inner workings of the Trust and Graves reaches out to touch someone. Starting to really like Benito as well.

 

The single issue with Joe DiMaggio was pretty fucking sweet too.

 

This really is Vertigo's flagship title.

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It's far and away the best Vertigo title I can think of. It certainly pisses on the worthy-but-frequently-rather-dull Y: The Last Man and the entertaining-but-vastly-overrated Fables from a great height.

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