History Comicbook / Red

14th Oct '17 3:22:12 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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A new director is appointed to the CIA named Michael Beesley, a naive overconfident politician with little military experience. After being briefed on his first day and learning of Moses' career, he freaks out that the man is still alive, and what might happen if his crimes are ever exposed to the public. To bury the past, he orders the death of Paul Moses.

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A new director is appointed to the CIA named Michael Beesley, a naive overconfident politician with little military experience. After being briefed The Deputy Director, Adrian Kane, briefs him on his first day and learning informs him of Moses' career, he and the extend of it. Beesley freaks out upon discovering not only the seer numbers of high profile assassinations, but also that the man who carried them out is still alive, and worries what might happen if his crimes are ever exposed to the public. To bury the past, he orders the death of Paul Moses.
Moses, over the protests of Kane, who insists that Moses is nowadays just a harmless retiree, who wouldn't dream of betraying the agency.
13th Oct '17 4:25:28 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Moses. Though in his case it is more like Been There, Killed Important People, Shaped History.



* NotSoStoic: Moses might be able to kill as easily as he breathes and shows little to no outward remorse about it, but the fact that at he at several point experiences what can only be described as PTSD-like flashbacks about his bloody past, shows that all the killing he has done is actually bothering him on some level.

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* NotSoStoic: Moses might be able to kill as easily as he breathes and shows little to no outward remorse about it, but the fact that at he at several point points experiences what can only be described as PTSD-like flashbacks about his bloody past, shows that all the killing he has done is actually bothering him on some level.
13th Oct '17 4:21:07 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* WhoKilledJFK: A flashback shows that it was actually Moses who did the deed.

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* WhoKilledJFK: WhoShotJFK: A flashback shows that it was actually Moses who did the deed.
13th Oct '17 4:20:44 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* NotSoStoic: Moses might be able to kill as easily as he breathes and shows little to no outward remorse about it, but the fact that the sound of rain triggers what can only be described as a PTSD flashback about his bloody past, shows that all the killing he has done is actually bothering him on some level.

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* NotSoStoic: Moses might be able to kill as easily as he breathes and shows little to no outward remorse about it, but the fact that the sound of rain triggers at he at several point experiences what can only be described as a PTSD flashback PTSD-like flashbacks about his bloody past, shows that all the killing he has done is actually bothering him on some level.


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* WhoKilledJFK: A flashback shows that it was actually Moses who did the deed.
13th Oct '17 4:18:26 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: He won't kill children.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: He won't Moses might have killed people by the truckload, but [[WouldntHurtAChild he refuses to kill children.children]].



* NotSoStoic: Moses might be able to kill as easily as he breathes and shows little to no outward remorse about it, but the fact that the sound of rain triggers what can only be described as a PTSD flashback about his bloody past, shows that all the killing he has done is actually bothering him on some level.



* RetiredMonster

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* RetiredMonsterRetiredMonster: Moses is aware that he was basically a mass-murdering monster during his time in the CIA, but he was pretty content with his retirement, and he is not happy about being force out of it.
11th Jun '17 11:53:02 PM Gregzilla
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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Moses is very, very aware of this.

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Moses is very, very aware of this. See the quote up top. Follows into IAmAMonster.
9th Jun '17 3:32:58 PM nombretomado
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!!This WildStorm volume contains examples of:

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!!This WildStorm [=WildStorm=] volume contains examples of:
28th May '17 4:35:57 PM nombretomado
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''Red'' was a three-issue comic book miniseries written by WarrenEllis in 2004 for {{Wildstorm}}. It tells the story of Paul Moses, a retired CIA operative who was at one point the most dangerous man in the world, spending his remaining days trying to live with the things he has done. He is responsible for a nearly impossible number of atrocities and assassinations committed over a forty year career working in the interest of national security.

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''Red'' was a three-issue comic book miniseries written by WarrenEllis Creator/WarrenEllis in 2004 for {{Wildstorm}}.Creator/{{Wildstorm}}. It tells the story of Paul Moses, a retired CIA operative who was at one point the most dangerous man in the world, spending his remaining days trying to live with the things he has done. He is responsible for a nearly impossible number of atrocities and assassinations committed over a forty year career working in the interest of national security.
2nd Apr '17 4:49:20 AM valar55
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Returning home one night to find a highly trained squad of professional killers waiting for him in his living room, Moses brutally kills them all. He recognizes their attack patterns, and realizes that he has been betrayed by his former employers. After grabbing all of the weapons he can carry, he places a phone call in putting himself back on red status, making him an active agent again. He then announces that he will personally kill the men responsible for disrupting his peaceful life, in addition to everybody else working for them who so much as knows his name.

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Returning home one night to find a highly trained squad of professional killers waiting for him in his living room, Moses brutally kills them all. He recognizes their attack patterns, and realizes that he has been betrayed by his former employers. After grabbing all of the weapons he can carry, he places a phone call in in, putting himself back on red status, making him an active agent again. He then announces that he will personally kill the men responsible for disrupting his peaceful life, in addition to everybody else working for them who so much as knows his name.
25th Mar '17 5:36:20 PM nombretomado
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The book was published under Wildstorm's more writer-driven ''Homage Comics'' imprint. Although it wasn't widely popular, Red met with critical acclaim when it was first published, and became a cult hit. BruceWillis also plays the main character in [[Film/{{Red}} a 2010 film adaptation]], which... on the one hand, appears to play the thing for comedy, and on the other hand, has Creator/HelenMirren [[RuleOfCool manning a Ma Deuce]]. And [[PragmaticAdaptation Warren Ellis has at least thrown his backing behind it]], on the grounds that the original graphic novel might have hit "44 minutes, if you included a musical number."

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The book was published under Wildstorm's more writer-driven ''Homage Comics'' imprint. Although it wasn't widely popular, Red met with critical acclaim when it was first published, and became a cult hit. BruceWillis Creator/BruceWillis also plays the main character in [[Film/{{Red}} a 2010 film adaptation]], which... on the one hand, appears to play the thing for comedy, and on the other hand, has Creator/HelenMirren [[RuleOfCool manning a Ma Deuce]]. And [[PragmaticAdaptation Warren Ellis has at least thrown his backing behind it]], on the grounds that the original graphic novel might have hit "44 minutes, if you included a musical number."
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