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Of the three Fourth World titles, the Forever People was probably the least of them... basically a reworking of the Golden Guardian concept with space hippies replacing the Newsboy Legion. Still, Jack Kirby is like pizza. Even when there's space hippies, it's still pretty awesome. And one issue of the Forever People easily out-fucked-up anything the Saw franchise tiredness has ever come up with.









I know the idea is unworkable, as people screaming for help don't really look anything like people laughing with joy, but I think it's so messed up that that can be excused. Still, next time maybe a Halloween-themed haunted house or something?

So it's all basically one big excuse for sadism as Darkseid looks for the Anti-Life Equation on Earth, because when you're the dark emperor of the universe, why not have a little fun with it and indulge your minions' creativity?



Does Darkseid calling that guy "Grandpa" remind anyone else of the Kurgan calling someone "Mom"?



Date: 2009-09-02 07:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
I know the idea is unworkable, as people screaming for help don't really look anything like people laughing with joy, but I think it's so messed up that that can be excused.

Or the visual component is scrambled too, so othe viewers can only see them laughing

Still, next time maybe a Halloween-themed haunted house or something?

That would lose the irony though. You expect to get scared at a haunted house, this is reversing the expectation.

Date: 2009-09-03 02:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rab62.insanejournal.com
Or the visual component is scrambled too, so the viewers can only see them laughing

Which is explicitly stated in the story, as a matter of fact, because it happens to be a major plot point!

Date: 2009-09-03 02:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dr_hermes.insanejournal.com
Yes, as I recall, the next page has the people in the boat see Mark as a gesturing skeleton. It's quite a nightmarish sequence if you think about it.

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