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Mimir said that it didn't do anything, though so unless once it fulfilled its function, it's now a worthless hunk of junk, I don't think that's the case, and the way Mimir talked about it, it seemed like it was meant to be completely useless. A Red Herring, perhaps?
Anyway, what this this mean for Minerva? Is she dead, or is she still in there somewhere? I doubt that the Ananke we saw die was Minerva - she hardly acted like it.
Or maybe there was never a body-jack at all, and Minerva's always been this way?
Anyway, speaking of Mimir, here's who they are in Norse mythology. The similarities are obvious, I think.
Also, Kieron mentioned in the afterword an additional theme of the series that he hadn't discussed before now, but believes that some people might be able to guess it now. Any clue what it might be?
edited 15th Nov '17 4:11:43 PM by KarkatTheDalek
The additional theme is puns, we've always known that.
Anyway, the thing that stuck with me about #33 was Laura's guilt about her family. She's deep in grief and it's messed her up and it's so sad. Poor Laura.
Also, the Christmas Special was great.
^^ I think the theme might have to do with not just decapitation, but heads in general? "My head is full of plasma!" "Alas, poor Morrigan..." "Night of the Living Godheads," etc..
...Huh. Not a bad idea.
Wonder what that might signify, though.
So today's issue is another look into a previous pantheon. The previousest, I believe. Pantheon of 1923.
I'm sure all of these people are historical cameos that have sailed right over my head. But in any case I hope you all like reading.
And bloody murder.
Neptune is Hemingway - that much is obvious. Dionysius is a cubist, but I donít know enough about that to say who.
Everyone else, I have no idea.
That said, are we meant to take Woden as being like our Woden - a false god?
That's the impression I got too.
I agree about Woden.
If you'd like to know who the gods are probably based on, I updated the character list on the comic's page.
Personally, I loved this issue and I'll probably be buying a physical copy.
What's the resemblance with some of these (not just in appearance, but in outlook)?
I wish I came up with those completely by myself, heh. I complied these from multiple fan sources:
It's a combination of their careers, outlooks, and of course imagery.
"Dionysus' Blew-Apart Period." Dammit, Gillen. I hope he at least felt ashamed of including that pun.
Could've done with more Aud Koch art in this issue. She's really good. Also, while the black-and-white is fitting for the period (and looks great), I honestly would be curious to see how it would look in colour.
Those are some fascinating links. And just like I hoped someone else did the brain work that I couldn't.
I've noticed something else. The Wicked + the Divine is extremely good at delaying with specials or an entire fucking arc right when its done something we want immediate follow-up on. If the specials weren't so interesting, I might even be perturbed.
The characters start putting the pieces together and hooo they do not like the shape the puzzle is starting to take
All that plus attempted Woden apologetism, more Skuld and Verdandi, the origin of the thing, and secret Ananke backstory.
edited 7th Mar '18 5:00:20 AM by Bocaj
So...how did Laura figure out that Lucifer was alive? Not quite sure how she made that connection...
Mimir's talking head and floppy decapitated body and probably Ananke's pattern of decapitation explosions that leave no trace of the head. It was a correct little logical leap but Mimir was able to confirm it immediately so the characters are in the same page as the readers regarding heads
Fair enough, I suppose.
The Wicked + the Divine #35: oh shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit i still don't know whats going on anymorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre but my guess is that bad things will continue to be happen
I...um...not sure how I feel about that last revelation.
I mean, itís one thing for Minerva to be Evil All Along, but Baal?
Iíll wait and see just how this plays out. Considering how Baal was the first one to awaken, as it were, if Minervaís aware of this, then Iím wondering if Ananke was involved here.. Still, depending on how things go, this might be the first creative decision I actively dislike.
I get where you're coming from
Oh, do you have a different view on it?
Oh, no. I guess I should have said that I had the same reaction
Iím going to trust that Kieron is going somewhere with this, but I already find this pretty dubious. I feel like weíve gotten a level of...if not interiority, than at least insight into Baal that we havenít with Minerva, and I donít really think this is consistent with that. Maybe there were hints that we missed, but I think there are limits the sort of things you can play this game with before you cross a line.
edited 4th Apr '18 1:34:21 AM by KarkatTheDalek
Yeah, thatís what I meant. Oops.
That's a hell of a montage. Interesting how Ananke eventually learned to block the most common counterattack
And the child sacrifice was allegedly to ward off the great darkness. Meaning Baal stopped doing it when Ananke was killed and then started again when the great darkness came back.
Since Ananke or whatever never really went away the question is whether any of this is real or whether it's just another of her manipulations she can use to force the pantheon into in-fighting. Has there been any hint of similar things in previous cycles? With Minerva dropping hints to both Persephone and Baal it certainly seems like at least in part it's a way to create in-fighting.
I feel I should be more annoyed that the majority of the comic was a montage and some more was taken up by big red pages but eh. It's going to be a hard months wait though.
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