Feb. 27th, 2018

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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.

Much of Europe is suffering from waves of freezing cold and snow coming in from Siberia or "The Beast from the East" as the UK media has dubbed it. Stay warm and safe Euro-folks!

Ironically the UK is also suffering from an excess of hot air as the politicans start to realise that they can't be fuzzy about terms of Brexit any more (Shocking, I know). The Labour Party has formally decided to change tack and, whilst still rejecting a second referendum, support the UK staying in a Custom Union arrangement with the EU after Brexit (Whilst still wanting to cherry pick the terms, which seems unlikely to get very far) which at least gives it something practical to disagree with the Conservatives over (and also exploit the significant number of Tory remainers who've more or less be told to shut up and keep voting along party lines, up until now). This show will run and run... right off a cliff in all probability.

In the US the gun control argument following the recent Florida school shooting is taking some interesting turns. Whilst the POTUS declares that he would have run into the building to tackle the shooter even if he didn't have a gun himself, the media-pilloried armed security guard who stayed outside has said that he was following the training he was given.

Meanwhile the NRA is apparently heamorraging corporate support, with several companies severing business links with them (so no discounts for NRA membership for several car rental firms, Symantec Security Software, and both Delta and United Airlines.

Schools are threatening to penalise students who skip class to join gun control protests (though it should be noted that schools are legally not permitted to treat skipping class for that reason any more harshly than they would for any other reason), but colleges have been quick to point out that they would not count such action against anyone making an application to them.

Doctor Who has an official (and, IMHO, rather elegant) new logo and a newly released image to go with it, as well as a little video to launch it.

India is mourning the death of Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor. An actress with a phenomenal success over multiple decades, she was a rare example (in Indian cinema) of an actress whose presence in a movie could ensure success, without needing a male star to be present too.

In the UK we sadly lost actress Emma Chambers, best known from her thirteen year role as the endlessly good natured and kind, but quintessentially dim, Alice Tinker in "The Vicar of Dibley" opposite Dawn French.

The new kinda-but-not ReBoot series; "ReBoot: The Guardian Code" got a trailer and it proved to be... not massively popualr amongst fans of the old school show, and it's not terribly hard to see why since it focusses on humans... when the point of the original was that there WERE no humans. I'll give it a chance, but this seems a lot more like a remake of Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad than the inspired madness of ReBoot.

And I got an indirect name-check in the latest "Jay and Miles Xplain the X-Men" for an attempt at an X-Men themed Tom Lehrer pastiche! Yay!
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'The White Wolf was (also obviously) the Black Panther’s “Reverse Flash.” It seemed an obvious opportunity. My approach to Panther was always to have him defined by those around him (as opposed to Panther talking about himself).' - Christopher J. Priest

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He came to Isaac Newton, who'd been using that power.

He came to those who'd been fighting Newton- Doctor Strange, some other Sorcerers Supreme from across time, and the Avengers.

The Sorcerers Supreme whom he met weren't all of the ones Merlin'd gathered against the previous user(s) of the Author's work.

Two of them, the Conjuror and Yao (the young Ancient One), were at Night Nurse's.

They and she'd been stunned by a lesser manifestation- a servant of the Author's, in the body of the Conjuror's brother (who'd been one of the few parts of the Word-using gestalt Newton'd taken the power from that'd survived).

' Take me to my master, or be destroyed! ' roared the servant. )


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