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arbre_rieur ([personal profile] arbre_rieur) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-11-02 19:21

Earth vs. the Moon, Round 2



The moon's launched a slew of meteors at Earth, and each one that lands will transform into a giant monster. It's just one of those days...











The rest of the team pops over to Colorado, where Jack tries to make contact with this ancient, mystery city, while his teammates try to keep the monster from killing him before he gets a chance to.



Over at Newsarama, Cornell explained some of the ideas behind Adam One in an interview (http://www.newsarama.com/comics/cornell-dcnu-stormwatch-november-111101.html):

"He's a Boltzmann Brain. The theory goes that — and this will not appear in the comic at all — unless I do a Warren Ellis-style aside at some point about it — but as the theory goes, if we live in a genuinely infinite universe, there will, at some point, simply spring into existence intelligences. And that first moment after the universe was born would be a good moment for them. So he is one of those individuals, one of those people. He was formed simply out of sheer chance in the first moment of cosmic expansion. Or perhaps out of order — there may have been a great purpose behind it. Who knows?

He's been aging backwards ever since, perhaps because he got on the wrong end of that moment when time stopped being a dimension of space and became something a bit different.

I'm talking a fantastic game here, but none of this will show up in the title."

[personal profile] jlbarnett 2011-11-03 03:01 (UTC)(link)
well at the very least Gotham sounds like he may smack him if it's a choice between him or Batman
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[personal profile] thanekos 2011-11-03 03:03 (UTC)(link)
That's saying something, Gotham, considering you've got at least two demons bound up in your history.
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[personal profile] long_silence 2011-11-03 03:04 (UTC)(link)
lol the Spirit of Gotham has bat-like ears.
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[personal profile] superfangirl1 2011-11-03 03:12 (UTC)(link)
Lol at the spirit of Gotham and I want the spirit of Metropolis outfit. :)
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[personal profile] big_daddy_d 2011-11-03 07:34 (UTC)(link)
Stormwatch is definitely among my favorite titles right now. That City Spirits scene is my favorite in the issue and I would love to see more of it. Let's get some Star City Spirit! And Houston! Can't leave out my home. :D
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[personal profile] kirke_novak 2011-11-03 09:00 (UTC)(link)
Not a big fan of the issue. They still do massive awkward expositon dumps, Jack now literally talks to the cities and Apollo's name is Andrew. ANDREW! Ugh.

[personal profile] jlbarnett 2011-11-03 10:46 (UTC)(link)
It's like they're making Apollo a nod to Sentry
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Madness? THIS! IS! GOTHAM!

[personal profile] blue_bolt 2011-11-03 16:20 (UTC)(link)
"The madness in me was matched by what was in her. Exceeded, even."

Okay, Gotham - the city that brought us Thomas Wayne (Simon Hurt), Batman, Joker, Two-Face, Killer Croc, The ventriloquist, Quiltman, Calendar man, Scarecrow, Hush, Black Mask I and II, the Riddler and many many more. The city with the demon Barbados as its spirit (seriously, it once influenced/possessed the Riddler). The city that killed Batman's parents so he'd have a bat god that lived in the back of his head - yes, that was canon in old DC.

Oh great "king of cities?" RUN THE FUCK AWAY, NOW.

Seriously, do not wake up crazyville USA, you will not like whatever the hell you find. I don't care if the moon's attacking earth, push it into the sun (or something) and grab a spare from somewhere else in the galaxy. That's a much better plan than waking up a city that Gotham considers to be nuts. Heck, creating a short-lived black hole to take care of the sentient absorbs-everything-it-touches moon rock is a better idea. DON'T WAKE UP THAT CITY
DON'T WAKE UP THAT CITY
DON'T WAKE UP THAT CITY
DON'T WAKE UP THAT CITY
DON'T WAKE UP THAT CITY
DON'T WAKE UP THAT CITY
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-11-03 19:31 (UTC)(link)
There's nothing wrong with Andrew as a name, it's a perfectly decent name.
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[personal profile] kirke_novak 2011-11-03 20:15 (UTC)(link)
It's not the fact that his name is Andrew, it's the fact that he HAS a name - and in the 3rd issue. It's just... for me, he'll always be Bert. The end.
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Re: Madness? THIS! IS! GOTHAM!

[personal profile] biod 2011-11-03 21:07 (UTC)(link)
"DON'T TURN YOUR BACK ON THE CITY!"
"THIS CITY, SHE'S BEEN DEAD FOR YEARS NOW!"
"THERE IS A CITY THAT DARKNESS CAN'T HIDE!"
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[personal profile] biod 2011-11-03 21:09 (UTC)(link)
Star City's spirit is a cripple with permenantly raised middle fingers.
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[personal profile] hopeofdawn 2011-11-03 21:54 (UTC)(link)
Is anyone besides me annoyed that all the cities Jack talks to are personified as female (with the possible exception of Gotham), and that Jack is now called their 'king'?

My feminist side has more than a little problem with this, for some reason ....
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[personal profile] big_daddy_d 2011-11-03 23:49 (UTC)(link)
lmao that's quite a thought. If this was in the old DC Continuity, I'd imagine it would be Lian. Kinda a cute thought actually...DC and their missed opportunities.
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Re: Madness? THIS! IS! GOTHAM!

[personal profile] midnightvoyager 2011-11-04 00:50 (UTC)(link)
That city is obviously actually R'lyeh.
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[personal profile] silverzeo 2011-11-04 00:54 (UTC)(link)
.... Gotham's appearance seems cliche... would be amazing if it was the most beautiful of the trio. Metropolitan... uhh... can't really say without steping on any toes..
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[personal profile] filthysize 2011-11-04 02:45 (UTC)(link)
I've never heard of anyone calling the personification of a city "he." It's always "she."
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[identity profile] kurenai-tenka.livejournal.com 2011-11-05 13:30 (UTC)(link)
I hate that they've given him a name too, and 'Andrew' does nothing for me at all. They always seem to pick the plainest names possible for their heroes. =/

I don't get the 'Bert' thing though, personal fanon? :P
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[personal profile] jar 2011-11-06 04:10 (UTC)(link)
I'm pretty sure they're referring to the time Jenny Sparks dubbed Apollo and Midnighter "Bert and Ernie", heh.
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[identity profile] kurenai-tenka.livejournal.com 2011-11-06 10:20 (UTC)(link)
Oooh of course, I'd forgotten about that. Thanks!
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[personal profile] clemon 2011-11-07 21:11 (UTC)(link)
Did they mention why Gotham is male where the others are female? Gotham's spirit also makes me think of Medieval times, which is not how I imagine Batman's city.
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[personal profile] alashandra 2011-11-11 20:14 (UTC)(link)
Being a fan of The Authority, that's...yeah. Not a fan of this.

Also, I know Angie can multitask, but it seems to me that the whole leadership thing is NOT something she'd be asking about in the middle of a mission. Think about it, yes. But she'd save the asking until things were calmer. Mostly because not everybody can multitask the way she can and she knows that.

I can fully accept her wanting to be leader when the current one isn't exactly working out. But I can't see her putting that ahead of what needs to be done.