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 Post subject: Silk Spectre
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:06 am 
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I haven't actually read it yet, but here's a place to talk about the Silk Spectre series.

Edit: Just read it. It was alright, but not as good as the first Minutemen issue. There were a lot of heavy handed nods to future events, which was kind of lame.

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 Post subject: Re: Silk Spectre
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:39 am 
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I didn't like the second half of the issue. It just seemed very familiar, like a series of cliches.
1: Punches out popular girl who provokes her.
2: Gets in a fight with her mom.
3: Waits by the side of the road to get picked up a hippy bus, says she doesn't have a destination and is accepted for that.

I've seen those 3 scenes so many times, and nothing new was added to make them particularly interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: Silk Spectre
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:49 pm 
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It was too high school drama it was almost laughable. Way to many clichés and just overall really boring. I don't know what I was expecting but this is not going to be my favorite character series. I'm waiting for Comedian really. How come they are releaseing them like this? Why wouldn't they do Minutemen #2 before releasing the Silk Spectre line?


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 Post subject: Re: Silk Spectre
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It was too high school drama it was almost laughable. Way to many clichés and just overall really boring. I don't know what I was expecting but this is not going to be my favorite character series. I'm waiting for Comedian really. How come they are releaseing them like this? Why wouldn't they do Minutemen #2 before releasing the Silk Spectre line?

Deadlines. All normal comic book titles are released from month to month barring something experimental like 52.

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 Post subject: Re: Silk Spectre
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Read it.

I liked it, yes it was a tad cliche, but I feel like it was playing off cliches more than playing into them. I'm curious to where it goes, but this was never really one of my most anticipated... I want Comedian, Nite-Owl, and Rorschach right now.

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 Post subject: Re: Silk Spectre
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I downloaded the second issue, but I really just can't bring myself to read it.

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 Post subject: Re: Silk Spectre
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I downloaded the second issue, but I really just can't bring myself to read it.


It's not bad, I kind of enjoyed it.

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 Post subject: Re: Silk Spectre
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So... The latest issue (#3) jumps another Watchmen shark.

Sally can't locate Laurie (who, if you've been following this series has run away and started hanging out and drugging it up with other hippie kids). So, she calls Hollis, who basically tells her "Leave her alone. She'll come back." So, she gets pissed off, tells Hollis off... and has The Comedian (yes, the Edward Blake Comedian) go and locate Laurie and take care of her boyfriend.

Think about this for a second. Sally Jupiter contacts Edward Blake to go find teenage Laurie.

Jesus fucking Christ, have these people even read the original work??

On second thought, perhaps Blake himself would love this Before Watchmen shite. It is just a big joke, right?

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 Post subject: Re: Silk Spectre
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Comedian Carl wrote:
So... The latest issue (#3) jumps another Watchmen shark.

Sally can't locate Laurie (who, if you've been following this series has run away and started hanging out and drugging it up with other hippie kids). So, she calls Hollis, who basically tells her "Leave her alone. She'll come back." So, she gets pissed off, tells Hollis off... and has The Comedian (yes, the Edward Blake Comedian) go and locate Laurie and take care of her boyfriend.

Think about this for a second. Sally Jupiter contacts Edward Blake to go find teenage Laurie.

Jesus fucking Christ, have these people even read the original work??

On second thought, perhaps Blake himself would love this Before Watchmen shite. It is just a big joke, right?

Total fail. No, they don't get it at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Silk Spectre
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I'm so glad I stopped reading before this.

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 Post subject: Re: Silk Spectre
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Oh yeah... the whole thing is so stupid that I forgot to mention the silliest trivial (and laughably contrived part):

Those smiley face earrings/necklace that Laurie is inexplicably wearing in Before Watchmen? Blake steals one off of her nightstand as she sleeps... and it's what will eventually be THE smiley face button:

http://media.dcentertainment.com/sites/ ... S_3_22.jpg

Seriously, they have to be trolling us with this shit.

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 Post subject: Re: Silk Spectre
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Face palms everywhere.

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 Post subject: Re: Silk Spectre
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Comedian Carl wrote:
Oh yeah... the whole thing is so stupid that I forgot to mention the silliest trivial (and laughably contrived part):

Those smiley face earrings/necklace that Laurie is inexplicably wearing in Before Watchmen? Blake steals one off of her nightstand as she sleeps... and it's what will eventually be THE smiley face button:

http://media.dcentertainment.com/sites/ ... S_3_22.jpg

Seriously, they have to be trolling us with this shit.


But it looks like he picks up a smiley face pin. And does he steal it, or does he pick it up and smile knowing she has a Comedian style pin of her own? I guess what I'm asking is, does he not have the pin prior to this scene?

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 Post subject: Button Man
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If he did, then Blake hadn't yet added it to his costume, so presumably not.

The badge is conspicuously absent during that Crimebusters meeting in April 1966; Blake had taken to wearing it once in Vietnam, and certainly by the time he was reintroduced to Dr. Manhattan in Saigon in March 1971, in sardonic reflection of the relish with which he understood 'the madness, the pointless butchery' of that conflict.


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 Post subject: Re: Button Man
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If he did, then Blake hadn't yet added it to his costume, so presumably not.

The badge is conspicuously absent during that Crimebusters meeting in April 1966; Blake had taken to wearing it once in Vietnam, and certainly by the time he was reintroduced to Dr. Manhattan in Saigon in March 1971, in sardonic reflection of the relish with which he understood 'the madness, the pointless butchery' of that conflict.


If he's not wearing it in 66 and in this Silk Spectre issue he hasn't gone to 'Nam yet... it adds up chronologically, yes, it is pandering quite a bit, but it adds up.

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 Post subject: Re: Silk Spectre
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Can't fucking believe it, lol!

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 Post subject: Re: Silk Spectre
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Why even waste a moment trying to analyze it? It's pure dogshit.

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