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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Punchy » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:15 am

I can't believe I'm already at the end...

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby nietoperz » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:25 am

It goes quickly, I know. Remember, though, that you also have Endless Nights, The Dream Hunters and the two Death minis to dip into, plus Overture is coming relatively soon.

The Kindly Ones is something special, isn't it?
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Zero » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:43 am

When you finish that, start a Sandman thread so we can all gush about it.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Punchy » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:45 am

nietoperz wrote:It goes quickly, I know. Remember, though, that you also have Endless Nights, The Dream Hunters and the two Death minis to dip into, plus Overture is coming relatively soon.

The Kindly Ones is something special, isn't it?


It's pretty crazy.

Has Gaiman ever actually said who hired Puck and Loki?

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Punchy » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:48 am

Zero wrote:When you finish that, start a Sandman thread so we can all gush about it.


Will do.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Zero » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:09 am

Punchy wrote:
It's pretty crazy.

Has Gaiman ever actually said who hired Puck and Loki?


There was a pretty long conversation about this in the AV Club comments for The Kindly Ones. The popular theories are Lucifer and Morpheus, and I lean towards the latter.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Punchy » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:13 am

Zero wrote:
There was a pretty long conversation about this in the AV Club comments for The Kindly Ones. The popular theories are Lucifer and Morpheus, and I lean towards the latter.


Yeah, I've been reading those threads, very good stuff. I don't think it was Lucifer, he's pretty much a good guy in Gaiman's world. I initially thought it was Desire, but now I think it being Morpheus himself makes the most sense, especially with his conversation with Death right at the end. He did it on purpose, but tried to pretend that he didn't. Like giving Nuala the pendant, but on a larger scale.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Zero » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:15 am

Punchy wrote:
Yeah, I've been reading those threads, very good stuff. I don't think it was Lucifer, he's pretty much a good guy in Gaiman's world. I initially thought it was Desire, but now I think it being Morpheus himself makes the most sense, especially with his conversation with Death right at the end. He did it on purpose, but tried to pretend that he didn't. Like giving Nuala the pendant, but on a larger scale.


Odin says it best when he asks if he's a spider spinning his web or a deer caught in headlights. He's both. He's the fly and the headlights too.

Also Loki being 'fire and wit and beholden to no-one'. Puck and he would find the whole thing hilarious.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Punchy » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:17 am

Zero wrote:
Odin says it best when he asks if he's a spider spinning his web or a deer caught in headlights. He's both. He's the fly and the headlights too.

Also Loki being 'fire and wit and beholden to no-one'. Puck and he would find the whole thing hilarious.


Yeah, and Loki realising how much he was manipulated when he's back on the AcidSnake Table at the end.

It was so weird having The Corinthian back as a quasi-hero.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby nietoperz » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:26 am

Punchy wrote:
It's pretty crazy.

Has Gaiman ever actually said who hired Puck and Loki?


No. In fact part of my Masters thesis is the assertion that Morpheus did it himself - an assisted suicide of sorts.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby glasgowceltic » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:25 am

re-reading Sandman Preludes & Nocturnes

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby outsider » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:27 am

concreatjungle wrote:re-reading Sandman Preludes & Nocturnes

I'm seriously tempted to do that, after all this Sandman talk. But I've got so many other books in my mental queue!!

Just started reading Longshot last night. What's up with the odd talking (hearing color, tasting sounds, etc)? I didn't know that Ann Nocenti was writing like Grant Morrison before Grant Morrison was writing like Grant Morrison!
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Zero » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:35 am

I've been re-reading Sandman for the past month or so, lots of stuff in between too. It's still my favourite.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:07 am

I've always assumed that Puck and Loki weren't hired but rather bound to Sandman after he allowed them both to roam free after their respective stories were told as their masters/keepers didn't really notice their absence.

In a lot of ways, I think Morpheus was more calculating than we're led to believe. He does things with purpose and we see the purpose later on.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:17 am

Also, thanks GWAC for Age of Ultron.

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