Date: 2013-04-05 03:52 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Gave this a shot again because of The Question being in it, but I was surprised by how much I liked it.

The philosophy quoting talking dog is probably my new favorite character in comics. :D

Date: 2013-04-05 12:28 pm (UTC)
alexanderlucard: (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexanderlucard
You know WHO the talking Dog is, right?

Date: 2013-04-05 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
No idea, but I'm guessing it's Faust reference? (though it would be the wrong kind of dog)

Date: 2013-04-05 06:57 pm (UTC)
alexanderlucard: (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexanderlucard
Nope, it's God.

Yep. It was revealed in an earlier issue. Oy.

Date: 2013-04-05 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
Huh. I was expecting the Devil/Mephistofefeles like in Faust.

Date: 2013-04-06 06:03 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
Say whu?

Date: 2013-04-06 01:54 pm (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
I don't think so. The dog refers to the Stranger's previous Master, whom he betrayed, yet still turns to, as he did earlier in the issue, who would have been God. The dog is decidedly the reverse of God.

Date: 2013-04-07 06:11 pm (UTC)
pyrrhocorax: It is XS! She is running! (XS)
From: [personal profile] pyrrhocorax
I'm not sure if you meant that as a pun or not but I laughed.

Date: 2013-04-05 03:54 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
ummm....what?

Date: 2013-04-05 06:58 am (UTC)
skemono: I read dead racists (Default)
From: [personal profile] skemono
Seconded.

Date: 2013-04-05 04:13 am (UTC)
ozymanidas: Mega Celestial (Default)
From: [personal profile] ozymanidas
Good to see the male question back
I nvr liked Rene Montoya

Date: 2013-04-05 02:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] filthysize
Back? This isn't the same guy. The New 52 Question is a supernatural immortal who has wandered the Earth for centuries, and his face is not a mask, his features were erased by wizards.

Date: 2013-04-05 04:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drexer
From what I've seen this Question has got nothing to do with Vic Sage or his personality, so I don't quite get why the interest in seeing 'him' back.

Other than pure dislike of other characters, I see no reason to like this character in favor of Renee based on previous continuity.

Date: 2013-04-05 04:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] benuben
Question is a vilain now? And is Stranger weakened at these panels? How can Question just beat him up like that? "After hundreds of year" The fuck?

Date: 2013-04-05 05:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] walkingthroughforest
Nu52 continuity had Stranger and Question "created" at the same time. Which was a long ass time ago, since the Stranger is Judas.

Date: 2013-04-05 07:14 am (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
The Question is Jesus?!?

Date: 2013-04-05 12:33 pm (UTC)
alexanderlucard: (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexanderlucard
No. Think the other direction. He's not Vic Sage, The Question. He's THE QUESTION. The Question is considered the worst offender of the Trinity of Sin. Worse than Judas or Pandora. So what question could have been asked that was far worse than anything either of those could have done? That's not only the mystery of the new Question, it's the question we're all supposed to have on our tongues, along with "who IS The Question?"

Date: 2013-04-06 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
Wait, so now The Question is the one with the mystery origin while Phantom Stranger's is pinned down and definate to the point everyone knows it?

What the fuuuuu....

Date: 2013-04-07 06:05 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
Well it's it obvious what that forbidden question is?

Doctor Who?

Date: 2013-04-07 07:42 pm (UTC)
philippos42: (doctor who)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
I was going to say.

Date: 2013-04-05 12:31 pm (UTC)
alexanderlucard: (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexanderlucard
They were created at the same time, but also plucked from different time periods to face their punishment. So Question COULD feasibly be from a different time period. After all, Pandora's sin was hundreds or even thousands of years before Jesus and Judas walked the Earth.

Date: 2013-04-05 05:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cypherfdp
It's odd, when I read the dialogue, I feel like the Stranger's and Question's roles were reversed at some point when the DCnu was being made.

Date: 2013-04-05 06:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverhammerman
I really do feel like this version of the Phantom Stranger has kind of missed both the "Phantom" and "Stranger" bits. Making him a classical leading man with a corny motivation seems contrary to what the character's been about for so long.

This feels like another pet project from Didio, just like OMAC was back at the start of the relaunch, but unlike that series, Phantom Stranger one doesn't even look to be all that good.

Date: 2013-04-05 07:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Giving the Stranger a de facto secret identity and a family to retire to occasionally... just seems wrong. As does giving him a definite identity as Judas Iscariot.

Date: 2013-04-08 07:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq
Yeah, I like to think this dude is just a cosplayer who's really into cosplaying P.S., and the real one is actually out still doing his cryptic-but-uplifting-advice-and-guidance thing, and still giving out a multiple-choice past to whoever asks. Also palling around with Cassandra Craft and Deadman.

LET ME DREAM

Date: 2013-04-05 12:34 pm (UTC)
alexanderlucard: (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexanderlucard
Thankfully the reigns of the comic are handed over to Dematteis after this issue I believe.

Date: 2013-04-05 06:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
I might have to check this out... I missed Renee though....

Date: 2013-04-05 07:19 am (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Hmm, although the story is interesting, I can't help but feel that it would have been better with different characters.

Though that might just be me being annoyed at the Stranger being lessened via them turning him into a more conventional character, made the Question an immortal magic user, and I don't even know what's going on with Dr Thirteen.

Prefer them in their Matt Wagner, Dennis O'Neil and Brian Azzarello versions respectively. So sue me.

Date: 2013-04-07 07:49 pm (UTC)
philippos42: Sarigar (Default)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
Doesn't everyone?

Date: 2013-04-05 09:15 am (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Man, who knew Scottish Terriers were capable of such evasive dickery?

Date: 2013-04-05 09:32 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Anyone who's ever owned one?

Date: 2013-04-05 10:07 am (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Yorkshire Terriers are worse. And noisier. And far less cute, given the lack of a moustache.

Date: 2013-04-05 09:33 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
The Question ONLY speaking in questions could get a little tiring, it makes him sound like a therapist more than anything else.

Still it's not badly handled here.

Date: 2013-04-05 11:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru
I can't say as I'm that thrilled with much of this, really. It looks like they've taken everything out of the Phantom Stranger that made him a character and replaced him with someone else by that name. The whole ties to the Question? Well, I dunno. Seems like they've just grabbed some random characters and slapped them together thematically by changing both of them and not for the better.

I'm assuming that if the Stranger is Judas, that makes that the Spear of Destiny?
Honestly the only thing I really like about this is the appearance of the Challengers.

Date: 2013-04-05 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] maseiken
"Oh hey, The Question is in this!
...
"Wait. Nope. Nevermind."

Date: 2013-04-06 06:35 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
Pretending this doesn't exist.
Sigh.
I like my Phantom Stranger to be, well... a stranger. And my Question to be either Vic Sage or Renee Montoya. Or Rorschach, if you must.

Date: 2013-04-07 07:50 pm (UTC)
philippos42: zat's bunny (comedy)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
Am I trapped in here with you? Or are you trapped in here with me?

Date: 2013-04-08 07:56 am (UTC)
leikomgwtfbbq: (OH SHIT)
From: [personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq
Come, join me in my fun pretendy corner, where everything is beautiful and nothing hurts, and things still make sense.

Date: 2013-04-28 06:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kraesil
As far as backstories go, this isn't too bad.

As far as not destroying characters go, this is pretty bad.

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