The Cape

Jul. 12th, 2017 09:50 pm
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Eric ends up getting forty staples in his skull and a shunt in his brain. He still gets splitting headaches as a result. He eventually starts dating his brother's ex.

Angie mentions to Eric that his brother emailed her about visiting.

They eventually break up. Eric moves into his mother's basement where he discovers his old cape.

He flies outside and shows up outside Angie's window.

Date: 2017-07-13 02:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] doctor_spanky
Wow, this was not an adaptation of this at all

Date: 2017-07-13 05:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] seisachtheia
I think I might have preferred it.

THE CAPE! With the carnival of crime! And the fact that I had the sneaking suspicion that the writers' room was like 2/3rds people who were taking it dead seriously and 1/3 who were snickering and seeing what they could get away with with a straight face

Date: 2017-07-13 07:59 am (UTC)
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Date: 2017-07-14 03:56 am (UTC)
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Date: 2017-07-13 03:26 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jmacq1
I had the same thought: "Oh neat, someone continuing that show as a comic?"

It was a little bit ahead of it's time, I think...also lacking a commercially known superhero, but still! I liked it for what it was, and it's always fun to see Keith David.

Date: 2017-07-13 11:45 am (UTC)
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I like Joe Hill (I think Heart Shaped Box is an amazing book and Locke and Key is impressive, if more on the violent side than I prefer)...but this....not so much. Main characters is an irredeemable asshole and perennial fuckup who gets super powers and goes on mediocre killing spree for no really good reason other than he's an insecure asshole. I get he's not supposed to be a good guy and it's essentially a horror story, but it's just so UGLY.

Date: 2017-07-13 12:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] speedingtortoise
Yeah, those last few panels made my feel physically ill

Date: 2017-07-13 02:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] commodus
This is such a weak story. The rest of the comic just gets worse from here on out. And for no reason. To the point where it's just gratuitous nastiness for the sake of it. There's no moral, no one learns anything, no one grows.
I still don't understand the point of the story to this day. It's literally just a doofus killing people for five or so issues.

Date: 2017-07-13 03:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
Saw that one coming!

Man, some 'hero'.

Date: 2017-07-13 03:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tigerkaya
And once more indie writers reverting back to their basic instincts of a 13 year old that only understands gratuitous bloodshed for shock value.

Date: 2017-07-13 06:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tigerkaya
I suppose I overreacted, I just grew tired of these indie writers obsession with bloodlust and cynical behavior on the comic medium.

If they hate comics so much they should consider looking for another job.

Date: 2017-07-13 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
I mean, Joe Hill has another job, as a novelist and short story writer. I don't think he hates comics, but, from what I've read of him, he does tend more towards the horror end of the spectrum than the superhero.

(Not that he's unique in that- anybody remember EC Comics?)

I don't particularly care for this, because it just feels... pointless, but I loved Locke and Key.

Date: 2017-07-13 09:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tigerkaya
Fair point there different genres of comics, for me I find it distressing when a writer decides to jump ship to write a completely different genre. The results tend go disastrous, example Bendis going from his famous street level comics to either traditional super hero comics or sci fi and it always goes horrible.

Date: 2017-07-13 04:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] michaelsaint
Was this just a one-off by IDW? No follow-up books?

Date: 2017-07-13 04:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] michaelsaint
and also... what a humongous douche bag.

Date: 2017-07-13 08:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
I'm not that familiar with Joe Hill's work, but I hope it usually is better than this.

Also, Hill hid the fact he's Steven King's son for years. His own agent didn't know for 10 years.

Date: 2017-07-13 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
I would heartily recommend checking out Locke and Key. Heart Shaped Box was... odd. Some interesting freaky ideas, but it didn't do much for me overall.

The Fireman was quite interesting, had some really neat worldbuilding and ideas in it, but felt a little incoherent at times.


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