History ComicBook / MidnightNation

1st Dec '17 11:25:24 PM Kalaong
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* SuperSargassoSea: The "Place In-Between." Notably, not just lost objects end up here, but lost ''people.'' An odd element is that the normal world can occasionally be seen from the PIB, and people there can see things that ''aren't'' lost or discarded, they just can't interact with them.
-->We've got a saying for it. "Another one fell through the cracks this afternoon." The lost. The turned-away. The hopeless. The homeless. The dispossessed, the ignored, the scared, the twisted, the cast-aside. They roll into this place with all the ''other'' junk nobody wants anymore.
19th May '17 12:14:22 PM SteveMB
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* RunningGag: Someone will say Jesus in response to something and Lazarus will respond "Where?"

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* RunningGag: Someone will say Jesus "Jesus!" in response to something and Lazarus will respond "Where?"look around and ask [[AnswersToTheNameOfGod "Where?"]]
6th Mar '15 11:34:39 AM MarkLungo
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->''"Okay, let's run through it again. See if it makes any more sense this time than the last time. I've been attacked. I've had my soul stolen. I've slipped through a metaphorical crack in the sidewalk and ended up in the place of abandoned objects and dispossessed people. And if I don't get my soul back in less than a year, I'll end up dead or one of the things that prowl this side of the metaphor. Any way you slice it, it's been a hell of a week."''
--> -David Grey

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->''"Okay, [[LetMeGetThisStraight let's run through it again.again]]. See if it makes any more sense this time than the last time. I've been attacked. I've had my soul stolen. I've slipped through a metaphorical crack in the sidewalk and ended up in the place of abandoned objects and dispossessed people. And if I don't get my soul back in less than a year, I'll end up dead or one of the things that prowl this side of the metaphor. Any way you slice it, it's been a hell of a week."''
--> -David Grey
-->--'''David Grey'''
28th Nov '14 1:53:59 PM theAdeptRogue
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''Midnight Nation'' is a religious-themed twelve-issue American comic book limited series, created by Creator/JMichaelStraczynski (he of ''Series/BabylonFive'' fame) and published from 2000 to 2002 by TopCow Productions under their now defunct Joe's Comics imprint. It is about a man who is killed, in a sense, and is on a journey to save his soul.

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''Midnight Nation'' is a religious-themed twelve-issue American comic book limited series, created by Creator/JMichaelStraczynski (he of ''Series/BabylonFive'' fame) and published from 2000 to 2002 by TopCow Top Cow Productions under their now defunct Joe's Comics imprint. It is about a man who is killed, in a sense, and is on a journey to save his soul.
11th Jul '14 2:29:34 PM Quanyails
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* TheSadisticChoice: [[spoiler:David's choice comes down to reclaiming his soul (but becoming part of the Walkers in doing so) or giving it up, letting Laurel have it so she can live a mortal life, (but David will, they think, remain in limbo forever). Ultimately, the story isn't about the choice between good and evil, but between whether to sacrifice yourself for someone else's sake or sacrificing another for your benefit.]]

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* TheSadisticChoice: SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:David's choice comes down to reclaiming his soul (but becoming part of the Walkers in doing so) or giving it up, letting Laurel have it so she can live a mortal life, (but David will, they think, remain in limbo forever). Ultimately, the story isn't about the choice between good and evil, but between whether to sacrifice yourself for someone else's sake or sacrificing another for your benefit.]]
9th Jun '14 2:36:13 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* BreakThemByTalking: Satan spends most of issue 9 doing this to David, almost as if he's giving a HannibalLecture to God but with only David there to hear. Of course, then he punctuates it with MindRape rather than letting the point stand...
* CameBackWrong: Lazarus. Yes, ''the'' Lazarus. And there is at least some implication that this helped to either create or expand the limbo David finds himself in.

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* BreakThemByTalking: Satan spends most of issue 9 doing this to David, almost as if he's giving a HannibalLecture it to God but with only David there to hear. Of course, then Then he punctuates it with MindRape rather than letting the point stand...
* CameBackWrong: Lazarus. Yes, ''the'' Lazarus. And Lazarus, and there is at least some implication that this helped to either create or expand the limbo David finds himself in.
5th May '14 5:52:30 PM TheWanderer
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* CreatorBreakdown: JMS writes in the afterward that it was a breakdown in the 70s that give him the idea of there being different worlds that live right besides each other: while out on long walks, he couldn't help comparing the way a city would look during the daytime and the people that would populate it versus the much seedier side, (in the same location) at night.



* TheSadisticChoice: [[spoiler:David's choice comes down to reclaiming his soul (but becoming part of the Walkers in doing so) or giving it up, letting Laurel have it so she can live a mortal life, (but David will, they think, remain in limbo forever). Ultimately, the story isn't about the choice between good and evil, but between self-sacrifice or sacrificing another for your own sake.]]

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* TheSadisticChoice: [[spoiler:David's choice comes down to reclaiming his soul (but becoming part of the Walkers in doing so) or giving it up, letting Laurel have it so she can live a mortal life, (but David will, they think, remain in limbo forever). Ultimately, the story isn't about the choice between good and evil, but between self-sacrifice whether to sacrifice yourself for someone else's sake or sacrificing another for your own sake.benefit.]]
4th May '14 1:36:25 PM LongLiveHumour
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* PlaceWorseThanDeath: NewYorkCity, apparently. At least due to the influence of Satan and the Walkers. At some points it looks suspiciously like FireAndBrimstoneHell.

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* PlaceWorseThanDeath: NewYorkCity, UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, apparently. At least due to the influence of Satan and the Walkers. At some points it looks suspiciously like FireAndBrimstoneHell.
8th Apr '14 12:57:16 PM TheWanderer
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* GangInitiationFight: One of the Lost People describes having gone through the realistic version of this trope.
11th Jul '13 9:44:35 PM Nerrin
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* CursedWithAwesome: [[spoiler:David in the DistantFinale. He's soulless, but it mostly just means he can't properly die and move on, meaning he's functionally immortal and can interact with both worlds. He chooses to use this "cursed" state to help people on both sides of the divide, bringing lost people back the world.]]

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* CursedWithAwesome: [[spoiler:David in the DistantFinale. He's soulless, but it mostly just means he can't properly die and move on, meaning he's functionally immortal and can interact with both worlds. He chooses to use this "cursed" state to help people on both sides of the divide, bringing lost people back to the world.]]
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