Superfreaks: Extreme #2

George Chen georgechen2 at
Thu Jun 19 19:40:29 PDT 2008

On Jun 19, 6:09 pm, Martin Phipps <martinphip... at> wrote:
> On Jun 19, 11:27 am, George Chen <georgech... at> 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.

I know what you mean.  Some people get off on insulting others and
pulling apart whatever they do.  It makes them feel superior.  These
people are just children.  They never grew up.  Ignore them.

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