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[personal profile] thanekos 2017-04-20 11:59 pm (UTC)(link)
One nice long-term point about the Millarverse: the villains get to be exultant bastards, and the heroes have to take it and take it and take it, but the latter ultimately end up winning more lasting victories than the former.
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[personal profile] cyberghostface 2017-04-21 12:37 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah I was expecting Nemesis to win so him getting his brains definitively blown out was a nice surprise.
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[personal profile] tigerkaya 2017-04-21 12:05 am (UTC)(link)
....... Roderick Kingsley?
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[personal profile] cyberghostface 2017-04-21 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
This actually predates the idea of Kingsley giving supervillain identities to rich people.
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[personal profile] tigerkaya 2017-04-21 12:40 am (UTC)(link)
Oh I know, it's just that last panel is identical to the Hobgoblin storyline from Stern.
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[personal profile] mastermahan 2017-04-21 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
So Nemesis was just some LARPer fucking around, and the real villain predicted exactly how everything would play out a decade in advance?

You weren't even trying with this one, were you Millar?
thanekos: Yoshikage Kira as Kosaku Kawajiri, after the second arrow. (Default)

[personal profile] thanekos 2017-04-21 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
To be fair to Millar, that kind of thing worked very well in Red Son.

" One can almost be forgiven for thinking this had all been worked out to the tenth decimal point forty years ago, eh? "
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[personal profile] sadoeuphemist 2017-04-21 01:16 am (UTC)(link)
Pretty sure the implication is the letter writer is the Devil, or some deity of equivalent power.
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[personal profile] mastermahan 2017-04-21 02:02 am (UTC)(link)
Does that really make it any better?
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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2017-04-21 08:32 pm (UTC)(link)
where do you get THAT implication?
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[personal profile] liliaeth 2017-04-21 11:22 am (UTC)(link)
I have to admit, I was surprised to see Millar show so much respect to a president. In this case the man definitely goes out as a hero,picking the lives and wellbeing of innocent people over his own. (even knowing that chances are big that the bad guy was probably going to kill him anyway, I mean, think about it, what bigger fuck you to the guy you're torturing, than to have him kill his wife to save the president, only for the bad guy to then kill the president anyway, having it all be for nothing)
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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2017-04-21 08:33 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't get it... what?

also is that his son and his boyfriend?