Jul. 18th, 2017

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In the comments to these weekly posts (and only these posts), it's your chance to go as off topic as you like. Talk about non-comics stuff, thread derail, and just generally chat amongst yourselves.

Clearly the big news has been the announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor on Doctor Who. The first woman to ever hold the role in it's 54 years of a regenerating main character. The more toxic end of the fandom, of course, turned up in force and doubtless will continue to but frankly, sod them.

The increase in British life expectancy has slowed down for the first time in over a century.

Trump has been Trump, what more needs to be said.

Though I will mention that he seemed a little nonplussed by President Macron's Bastille Day celebrations including a marching band performing a selection of Daft Punk numbers... a sentence it positively delights me to type.

In cheerier news, the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare has failed, again


Noted actor Martin Landau (best known for North by North-West, Mission Impossible, Space: 1999, or Bela Lugosi in "Ed Wood" depending on your age and tastes) died at the age of 89. A little known aspect of his history was that he spent over a year as a professional cartoonist back in the 1940's. Mark Evanier covers it here.
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8 is what might end up being the final conflict between Ego and Galactus – you’ll see how that plays out when it drops, but I think it might be the last go-round on that score for at least a few years, and as is my wont, I try to leave Ego in a better place than I found him. -- Al Ewing

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The killer who was'd tracked the vigilante who'd been to Santa Monica.

The latter sat there, watching the former pull the trigger. Then he moved.

The shot went askew, off his arm.

The Nobody knocked him aside.

" So there's still a little fight left in you, Mr. Hettinger. Good. "

" What- what did you call me? "

" I followed your little hero's journey across the country.

" Couldn't help yourself, could you, Greg?

" Well guess what.

" I'm about to undo all of that. "

" Do I know you? "

" No. Not really. But a lot of people are going to die unless you stop me. "

" Who the hell are you? "

" Wouldn't you like to know. "

The Nobody turned and walked away.

Greg, having heard police sirens approaching the scene of the commotion he'd been in, went the same way in another direction.

He went downtown. )

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