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"Nick is a character who has been around for a good few years now but I don't think has really taken off yet, which is surprising considering how prominent the movie Fury is in that franchise. Nick has legacy attached to him because of who his father was, has involvement in contemporary S.H.I.E.L.D., etc., but still hasn't been in the spotlight. I tried to approach the story with the reader in mind and thought "what would get me excited about Fury?," then things clicked into place." - Declan Shalvey

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"Nick [Fury, Jr]'s been around for a few years now, but I've never really felt like I've gotten a real sense of who he is, so I wanted to try and tell a story where we really find that out. From his introduction, he's landed from one situation into the next and I felt he needed to make a decision and strike out on his own a little." - Declan Shalvey

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'Somewhere in there is the notion of “hauntological fiction,” I think, which was a passing concern of a certain kind of artist here a few years back. But, also, look at what’s happening here — these are staples of a certain side of British popular fiction post-war, from Quatermass to Doctor Who to Doomwatch and The Sandbaggers and so on. It’s the British Weird. And also why living through the 1970s was so terrifying and scarring.' -- Warren Ellis

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"It is science fiction, tales of horror, strange crime fiction, techno-thriller and ghost story all at the same time. A serialised sequence of graphic novels about how loud and strange the world is getting, about the wild future and the haunted past all crashing into the present day at once, and five eccentric geniuses dealing with the paranormal and numinous as well as the growing weight of what they did to the planet with the Injection." -- Warren Ellis

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So Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey's Injection #5 hit this week, and I think it's...finished? Without spoiling anything, from the story as shown in #5 it is very hard to tell - the immediate plot is wrapped up, but there are also seeds sown for possible future story arcs. Ellis' style is usually executed in 6-12-chapter stories that end somewhat abruptly; but then again, he's gone outside of that with Planetary in the past and Trees currently. Image's website and solicitations do not clear up the matter at all.

In the meantime, though, as a Comp. Lit. graduate, I thought I'd point out some things I noticed.

But First: What Is A 'Couch Tomato', You Ask? )
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'There's only so many times I can say "folklore is the operating system of culture" before people start expecting me to conclude my talks by turning into a flock of crows and flapping out the nearest window, in any case.' -- Warren Ellis

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"There’s a deep strangeness to Holmes that rarely makes it out into adaptations. One of the first mentions of Holmes made to Dr John Watson — a war veteran with a dodgy left arm — describes a lunatic at loose in a morgue, whacking corpses with a big stick to see if people bruise after death. The walls of his disgusting rooms are slathered yellow from the hundreds of tobacco products he’s lit and let burn out there so that he can study and catalogue the peculiarities of their ashes.

"In an early CSI, William Petersen is found whacking a fake head filled with fake blood with a rebar to observe blood-spatter. In the first MONK, Tony Shalhoub sniffs a curtain and can tell that someone was standing next to it smoking Newports. These are the same gags, minus that certain berserk intensity. He may not have been the first fictional detective, but he invented everything in the genre you see today."
-- Warren Ellis

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"Injection is very heavily about the sort of things I've been discussing in my talks at conferences of late, the connections between deep history and the future, between folklore and technology, the ways in which the present moment is haunted by the future as well as the past." -- Warren Ellis

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"He changes clothes a lot, depending on the gig. You know, like everybody does. There is no tactical advantage to showing up to every single situation in a giant air-scoop cape." -- Warren Ellis

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'You can get really weird. Also, you can provide, as an entire plotline, the sentence "punching ghosts" and nobody really bats an eyelid. Today's job is "mushroom dream attack." I get paid for this, you know.' -- Warren Ellis on working in the Marvel universe

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