Superfreaks: Extreme #2
martinphipps2 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 19 03:09:51 PDT 2008
On Jun 19, 11:27 am, George Chen <georgech... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'm impressed with the way these first two issues have brought in
> elements of pop culture (documentaries, science fiction, reality TV,
> crime dramas, superheroes) and put them together in a way such that
> they don't clash but form a cohesive whole. It seems as though the
> series isn't so much about Extreme but the world in which he lives.
> It's a world where people have become jaded to the idea of mutants,
> aliens and superheroes to the point where they're as mundane as ipods
> and cellphones. Which makes sense. People adapt. We get used to
> everything. Eventually everything becomes mundane. Matter of fact.
> I liked the way Extreme and Wendy argued about whether or not people
> know he has superhearing or not. "They know I can hear them. That's
> why they cry out 'Extreme! Help me!' whenever they're in danger."
> "Exactly. They shout. They don't know how good your hearing is."
> Very funny.
Thanks. I appreciate honest commentary from anybody. It's malicious
bile that I can't abide.
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