Date: 2019-02-10 03:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
This is the issue titled Total Eclipso: The Heart, isn't it?

Date: 2019-02-10 04:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dcbanacek
The little known Blue Beetle 3 theme song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOtMizMQ6oM

Date: 2019-02-10 06:41 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sanjuro
Paco sneaking up on and smacking the hell out of dentist Jaime is the most hilarious thing ever.
Edited Date: 2019-02-10 06:42 pm (UTC)

Date: 2019-02-10 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
It's a good subverting of this sort of situation, that faced with a typical "I'll give you your heart's desire!" thing, Jaime's deepest desire is actually... sensible, practical and considerate.
(also, funny.)

But at the same time it makes Eclipso look like a right eedjit (this seems to be a running thing with villains against Jaime, actually).
A being of temptation and manipulation somehow not noticing Jaime's whole thing is that, while he does have an alien killing machine at his command, he doesn't like it, and clearly has not taken the chance to Unleash His Dark Impulses.
Eclipso couldn't pick up on any of that?

(Seems like that should be a bigger problem in this sort of situation.
"I shall grant you power, glory, wealth beyond imagining!"
"Make me a banker."
"Err... wouldn't you rather like a nation of your own? Or to crush your enemies? Humiliate those who made you feel small? Get revenge on the world?"
"Banker."
"Not even a little revenge? C'mon, there must be someone you want to get even with."
"Bank. Er. Then I get wealth and success with minimal chance of someone trying to kill or depose me, and I get to be as smug as I like about it. Now get with the granting!"

Date: 2019-02-10 07:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thanekos
I always wondered what Cosmo Kramer selling his soul would be like.

Date: 2019-02-10 07:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastermahan
It is. Epic wordplay, that.

Date: 2019-02-10 07:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tripodeca113
"Are you sure your not one of those evil dentists?"
"Nope"
"oh"

Date: 2019-02-10 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scarabknight
Aaaaaah, the first instance of Paco's hittin' stick. That stick will claim many victims.

Also I loved the relationship between Jaime and Traci. It was nice, fairly casual and angst-free, thank god. They just had this easy respect for each other that was really refreshing.

Date: 2019-02-10 09:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zylly
The “I am... a dentist!” bit is one of my favorite moments in all of comics.

Jaimie is such a pure kid.

Date: 2019-02-10 09:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Oh, you can't fool me. Like there's any other kind.

Date: 2019-02-11 01:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] burkeonthesly
This issue is just, cover to cover, so much good. I think seeing scans of this before might have been what convinced me to get into it.

Date: 2019-02-11 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
It's the classic "Evil cannot comprehend good". Which is the idea that villains can't even conceive a hero would be kind, humble and/or selfless.

It's the same logic as Luthor in Byrne's "Man of Steel", where he has a supercoputer tell him the conection between Clark Kent and Superman but, when the computer discovers Clark Kent IS Superman, Luthor concludes the computer MUST be wrong. Because he finds it absurd someone with so much power would bother to live among mortals.

Date: 2019-02-11 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] shadur
I also love how they explicitly showed off Paco's ability to mentally roll with near-absurd surprises very quickly without spending more than minimal time gawking early in the issue, and then made it an actual plot point.

He doesn't stand there gawking at the weird turn this just took, he doesn't give Eclipso time to come up with something else or decide to change the rules. Just *WHAM* "I win."

Date: 2019-02-11 06:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
I'm gonna be saying this a lot in these posts, but this is my favorite run in all of comics.

Date: 2019-02-11 07:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] super_fly
"Paco, no!"

Paco, YES.
Edited Date: 2019-02-11 07:05 am (UTC)

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