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"It really is very 90s." -- Kieron Gillen

Gillen briefly revisits a certain Marvel supernatural trickster he's been associated with. No, not Loki. The other one.

It turns out her vision was warning her about the return of Mys-Tech.

She saw a girl comprised of technology rising from the grave. A girl of tech = miss tech. "Miss Tech" sounds like "Mys-Tech." Therefore, Mys-Tech rising from the grave.

They're back, and they've sent their demons after her.

Dark Angel realizes she can't win, and they'll just keep pursuing her until they get her, so she summons Mephisto.

He gives her a new contract to sign and, because her enemies are right on her tail and will arrive any moment, she signs it. She is then absorbed into the paper of the contract itself.

Date: 2014-02-14 08:42 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] capnduckman
He give her orders on a red sheet of paper, inside a black envelope... Darkhold much?

Date: 2014-02-14 09:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
So, Mys-Tech will be the big bads for this event? Guess that's to be expected, but I'd still kinda have preferred Bane.

Date: 2014-02-14 09:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alan_smithee
A little too on the nose about the debt/generational crisis for my tastes.

Date: 2014-02-14 02:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] doctor_spanky
It may be a little on the nose , but at least it's a comic book that's about something (especially when it's so relevant to the audience for this comic). And I think Gillen's chosen a really appropriate and compelling metaphor for it

Date: 2014-02-14 10:18 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
and not even then. Most of the time on the physical level you go into debt those around you also benefit. Setting it up on the spiritual level and claiming that sort of debt doesn't work on the same level

Date: 2014-02-14 12:13 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
I love Mephisto in a bathrobe.

Date: 2014-02-14 12:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
Yeah, Mephisto is fun when he's in "Not even remotely giving a fuck" mode.

Date: 2014-02-14 02:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] doctor_spanky
Kieron Gillen is quickly growing on me. Everything he's been putting out is intelligent and interesting and just plain fun ( I liked the Faust line).

He's still the most pretentious interviewee in existence

Date: 2014-02-14 03:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grazzt
"Ethical bankruptcy" is such a wonderful phrase, especially when it's being used literally.

Date: 2014-02-14 06:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
I have to admit, Mephisto's not one of my favorite characters, but Gillen does a great job of fleshing him out and making him both interesting and complicated. He's as much trickster as devil, playful and spiteful, and interesting. I loved his attempt to romance Amara over in New Mutants.

I daresay that Gillen is the one person who could make me care about Mephisto as a protagonist, under the right circumstances.

Date: 2014-02-14 11:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
You know, Mephy really does plan meticulously. I mean, passing the debt to the descendants in the case of the debtor dying is one thing. But putting that clause in a contract where the bargain is for total immortality - going as far as tying the life force of the recipients to the very fabric of the universe, so if they somehow die the universe would die with them? That's seriously covering all the bases right there.

Date: 2014-02-15 02:07 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
That's far too much power for Mephisto


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