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The_Other
Dec 28, 2012

MOTHER-HECKING FLIP YEAH!


So John Allison's Wicked Things, the comic starring Lottie from Bad Machinery, just came out today. I really enjoyed it and have been going over the questions raised from the first issue, namely:

1)Who stabbed Kendo Miyamoto? (the comic doesn't confirm whether he lived or died)

2)Why was he attacked?

3)Why was Lottie framed for the murder? Was she chosen specifically or was she just a convenient scapegoat?

His interpetor (Miss Maki) is the obvious suspect, (she intentionally mistranslated Lotties comments to Miyamoto, and she was the one who told her Miyamoto wanted to see her) but that seems too easy.

Was she working alone?

What was in the package she gave Lottie?

Were the other teen detectives in on it? (they all seem to have it in for Lottie). Why would they do it? Seems rather far for a prank.

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cropoval
Feb 16, 2020



Also really enjoyed Wicked Things, although it strikes me as a comic I'll like even more if it goes beyond a miniseries (which is also how I felt about Giant Days), although I'm not sure if that's in the cards or not. As a longtime Bobbinsverse fan, seeing Lottie and Claire grown up is a little surreal, but the center of the comic being their friendship is quite welcome.

The_Other posted:

His interpetor (Miss Maki) is the obvious suspect, (she intentionally mistranslated Lotties comments to Miyamoto, and she was the one who told her Miyamoto wanted to see her) but that seems too easy.

Was she working alone?

What was in the package she gave Lottie?

Were the other teen detectives in on it? (they all seem to have it in for Lottie). Why would they do it? Seems rather far for a prank.

These are the big things I've been thinking about too. First read made me think Miss Maki and the butler were both in on it and part of a larger conspiracy- Miyamoto was investigating something that shouldn't be investigated?- but on second read perhaps the butler was working by old-timey fancy hotel protocol and Miss Maki will turn out to be the mastermind alone.

The teen detectives definitely each have roles to play, though, or at least the four named ones do. We see less of the other two compared to Paola and Norris, so either they're less important or secretly important. Can't tell if Norris liking Lottie will just be a crush or if he knows something.

WeedlordGoku69
Feb 11, 2015

A DAILY DOSE
OF OLD SHOOTERS


PLAY NOW MY LORD



Kwyndig posted:

Why is it always oWoD? Why can't we get the far superior nWoD?

realistically speaking it's probably because oWoD has more actual defined lore, whereas nWoD is more of a toolbox for the ST to make their own thing with

if you're going to write a nWoD comic you might as well just not use the IP and make it an original horror comic

thotsky
Jun 7, 2005

hot to trot


nWod Mage had oodles of lore...

Macdeo Lurjtux
Jul 5, 2011

BRRREADSTOOORRM!


Mainly it's because the people that own the games now have decided to completely ignore NWoD in favor of nostalgia tinged kickstarters for the OWoD reprints.


Though 'now's might be the wrong word since I think the NWoD lasted all of maybe five years or so before the EVE guys bought the games and focused on OWoD again.

Space Fish
Oct 14, 2008

The original Big Tuna.

Support your LCS, get two free advance digital issues from Vault:

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site
Apr 6, 2007

Trans pride, Worldwide
Bitch


https://twitter.com/DavidWalker1201...201992094253059

Yvonmukluk
Oct 10, 2012

There were...
ABSOLUTELY NO CONSEQUENCES.



Hey, everyone! Chip Zdarsky's giving Afterlift away on Comixology for the next 24 hours or so! Just redeem the code AFTERLIFT and get it!

GrandpaPants
Feb 13, 2006


Free to roam the heavens in man's noble quest to investigate the weirdness of the universe!



Did anyone read the new Rat Queens with the new writer? I was wondering if I should give it a shot, but I also feel weirdly at a loss for what series to keep an eye on nowadays. I feel like the only new series I care about in the past year or two have been Die and Ascender.

GrandpaPants fucked around with this message at 07:18 on Apr 13, 2020

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.

GrandpaPants posted:

Did anyone read the new Rat Queens with the new writer? I was wondering if I should give it a shot, but I also feel weirdly at a loss for what series to keep an eye on nowadays. I feel like the only new series I care about in the past year or two have been Die and Ascender.

I haven't read it, but any new Rat Queens books I'd trade wait on, just in case whoever is working on it gets struck by lightening or turns out to be the last Nazi hiding out from Mossad or something (seriously, it's a cursed title).

ThePopeOfFun
Feb 15, 2010


Synthbuttrange posted:

Me, a trans lady reading Die #6: *incoherent hollering*

Yo this is from a waaaays back, but I just finished Die #1. I LOVE it. I mainvein angsty melodrama/revisit our horrible past we only get hints about.

Anyways.

Is this good or bad incoherent hollering?

How Wonderful!
Jul 18, 2006






I only have excellent ideas


I think Die approaches gender dysphoria about as well as I could expect from a cis author, I'm curious to see how Gillen develops it and I'm tentatively optimistic.

Macdeo Lurjtux
Jul 5, 2011

BRRREADSTOOORRM!


I will say, the diversion about Pendragon was extremely on point based on group's teenage experience as well.

Artelier
Jan 23, 2015




Humble Bundle has a bunch of Hickman's works.

If you get the $15 bundle, you get:
East of West 1-45 + volumes 1-9
Dying of the Dead 1-6
The Manhattan Projects vol 1-6
Black Monday Murders vol 1-2
The Red Wing
Red Mass for Mars
Secret Vol 1
The Nightly News

Is this worth picking up? Am not familiar with any of these, but I assume yes because Hickman

JordanKai
Aug 19, 2011




Artelier posted:

Humble Bundle has a bunch of Hickman's works.

If you get the $15 bundle, you get:
East of West 1-45 + volumes 1-9
Dying of the Dead 1-6
The Manhattan Projects vol 1-6
Black Monday Murders vol 1-2
The Red Wing
Red Mass for Mars
Secret Vol 1
The Nightly News

Is this worth picking up? Am not familiar with any of these, but I assume yes because Hickman

For that price it's worth it for East of West alone, and the rest is good too!

site
Apr 6, 2007

Trans pride, Worldwide
Bitch


black monday murders, manhattan projects, and east of west are all good yes

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with



That would be a steal at triple that price.

cropoval
Feb 16, 2020



Artelier posted:

you get the $15 bundle, you get:
East of West 1-45 + volumes 1-9

Just to make it clear, this is the entirety of EoW (43-45 is volume 10, the last volume), so this is getting an entire series and then some.

Might give me a reason to finally finish!

Andrigaar
Dec 12, 2003
Saint of Killers


Well this is both a bane and a boon. I have 8 volumes of EoW on Comixology (all picked up for $2.50-$4.50 each I think) and have been drumming my fingers in wait of the last collected edition to pop up digitally. Instead I get a DRM free set of likely the same quality (or of absurdly oversized images like their The Boys bundle) and a sampler platter of other comics.


[sound of smoldering credit card]

Terminus
May 5, 2008


No idea how Humble Bundle became the place where I buy most of my digital comics but here we are. drat those deals are good. Anyone in this thread have a preferred comic reader app? I've been using Comic Screen on my phone and it's pretty decent but I'd love to hear about alternatives.

\/\/ I use Android so that looks like it's worth a try!

Terminus fucked around with this message at 02:33 on Apr 23, 2020

Andrigaar
Dec 12, 2003
Saint of Killers


I've been using Perfect Viewer for years.

Dunno what OS your phone/tablets use though.

X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



The Dying And The Dead is awesome but it got cut short due to other commitments. I love the art in it.

Turin Turambar
Jun 5, 2011



Speaking of Bundles, I found this one, with Incal, Metabarons, stuff from Manara, Moebius, etc

https://groupees.com/humanoids - $15

Chinston Wurchill
Jun 27, 2010

It's not that kind of test.

Did anyone else check out Ludocrats this week? Here's the blurb:

Image posted:

The Ludocrats! The aristocrats of ludicrous! A collision of the ornate fantasy of Dune and an M-rated Asterix & Obelix! Baron Otto Von Hades and Professor Hades Zero-K are here, and they're going to save us all have a nice time. KIERON GILLEN (DIE, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE) and JIM ROSSIGNOL (Sir, You Are Being Hunted) write! JEFF STOKELY (The Spire) draws! TAMRA BONVILLAIN (Once & Future) colors! Clayton Cowles (BITTER ROOT, DIE) letters! The universe screams in pleasure, writhing, finally satisfied, complete, joyous!

As you might expect it's kind of...a lot. Probably too much for me, but others may disagree.

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Inkspot
Dec 3, 2013

I believe I have
an appointment.
Mr. Goongala?


Chinston Wurchill posted:

Did anyone else check out Ludocrats this week?

I liked it. Might be a little weird for weird's sake, and I know I'd have read it more favorably had I not just read Grant Morrison's Seaguy for the first time. Has the same energy as an NES-era video game, if that makes any sense?

Also snagged a copy of Year Zero from AWA. Felt like the pilot of a TV show as a comic, and I'm a little tired of zombie fiction in general, but it looked (and was) pretty good, so...

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