LNHX: Manga Man #1: LNHX Origins #3

Martin Phipps martinphipps2 at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 13 06:08:45 PST 2011

On Nov 12, 5:07 pm, Andrew Perron <pwer... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:52:52 +0000 (UTC), Martin Phipps wrote:
> >   So here's the deal.  All I had to do was grab the Legion of
> > Net.Heroes while they were making a scheduled public appearance.  The
> > boss gave me these people tow work with, two women and two men, named
> > Amnesia, Angst, Apathy and Anger.  He called them "The Four Horsemen
> > of Procrastination".
> Hmmmm, so we're mixing in Apocalypse aspects here.  I see!
> > You see, Amnesia caused people to forget what they are
> > doing, who they are with, where they are, why they are there and how
> > they even got there. Angst, on the other hand, makes you remember everything.
> > Apathy, on the other hand, will cause you to stop caring... about anything.
> > Meanwhile, Anger will make everything important,
> > every single detail, and all of it will be the fault of whoever
> > happens to be a convenient target to lay the blame on.
> Ooooooh.  That's honestly some really good theme-ing there.
> >   "You don't remember me, do you?" I said.  "We served together in
> > iRaq.  Oh, but wait," I pointed to my full face mask, "I wasn't
> > wearing this back then."  I smiled under my mask.  "Not that it
> > matters.  You wouldn't remember your own mother as long as Amnesia has
> > her power over you."
> ...wait, with Manga Man?  Hmmmmmm. (By the way, I assume the first-person
> narrator here is Manga Man; he never actually says his own name.)

Even if Manga Man were Japanese (and I don't know if that's supposed
the case) it would make sense for him to have served in iRaq as a
covert ops.  It's an old comic book trope: all the characters know
each other even though they are being introduced for the first time.
Remember how everybody knew Cable?


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