[REVIEW] End of Month Reviews #80 - August 2010 [spoilers]
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Thu Sep 30 19:02:51 PDT 2010
On Thu, 30 Sep 2010 23:08:32 +0000 (UTC), Saxon Brenton wrote:
> Oh, a _Quasar_ homage. Cool. That was one of my favourite series
> from the late eighties/early nineties.
Yes! <3 So much goodness, character, and thought.
> This story certainly displays
> the two main stylistic attributes that I associate with the _Quasar_
> stories: taking some cosmic notion or phenomenon, and then having a
> normal human try to deal with the situation by means of common sense
> rather than brute force.
That was the main thing I was trying to express, once I realized the main
character would be Quasar-based. Glad to see it came through.
> That said, it also contained the single most frustratingly terse
> line in any of these three posts. While sorting through candidates:
>| Without Joyce, we could only pick two candidates to investigate. So
>| Bruce and I went after the Ivory Coast and the Vatican. But no luck.
> Needless to say there's two posts worth of adventures contained
> in that brief paragraph which have had to be glossed over as part of
> the broader narrative. I can see why it's done, but it's still a
> particularly glaring example.
Perhaps he could go back to these - or, even better, leave them as "lost
episodes" and repeatedly refer to events that happened without showing
> Nevertheless, despite progress in getting the plant
> spirits to cooperate, this is not an instant fix, and the depressing
> conclusion is that unless the Earthlings take up the offer of the
> Trillions to hibernate to ride the problems out most of them will die.
Yeah, I liked that - the fact that, even though they fixed the problem,
there'll still be consequences. Rare in superhero comics.
Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, raaaar
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