We survived a week of moving from our old office to our new office. This week we talked about Mark Millar directing movies along with the new Kick-Ass movie posters, Smallville and the Wonder Twins, nasty images in comic books, Ryan Reynolds in a towel and Aquaman riding a whale.
There wasn't any pie this week but we do answer the question, "Has a comic book ever made you cry?" We also put the question out to you guys as to whether we should try a week of no superhero comic reviews. Hopefully the weather will clear up today as we prepare for our barbecue as we celebrate our new office.
I don't know......That looks like a spray tan to me.
" Loving the Starfire nationalism. -______- "
I don't know if I've ever cried to a comic. I do remember I was very moved by those final pages of The Death of Superman.
There is a manga series that has made me shed a few tears through my years of reading.One Piece. Many of those characters have very moving stories. It's really hard to pick just one moment.
There is the story of Nami. (I collapsed it in a Spoiler so it wouldn't take up space)
They didn't have much money, but became a close family. When Nami was eight this gang led by the merman Arlong used their power to intimidate the villages of the whole island. If people wanted to live they had to pay 100,000 per adult and 50,000 per child. Everyone one paid, but they discovered Bellmerre's home. Nami and Nojiko had witnessed what happened in town and ran to try and warn their mother. They were too late. Bellemerre tried to fight back but was easily defeated. Arlong used his strength to crush her arm. Even with her emergency money, she could only raise 100,000. This would be enough for her, but this would mean that Nami and Nojiko would have to try to run away from the island. At this time Arlong's men hadn't seen the girls. The town doctor was trying to hold the girls back in hiding. He told them the plan, but Nami didn't want to leave.
As Arlong and his crew were about ready to walk away, Bellemerre stopped them. She said that money was for her two daughters. She couldn't pay for herself. She said that she loved being their mother too much to ever deny them. Nami and Nojiko overheard this. They escaped the town doctor and ran to their mother's side. Bellemerre told them both to grow up and be strong women. She said she loved them, then Arlong shot her dead before them.
That's just the short version of that one story. It gets a lot better when Luffy comes into the story and defeats Arlong for Nami and the whole island. The weird thing is, Luffy never really knew the whole story. The only thing he knew was that Arlong made her cry. That alone was enough reason for him to go and crush Arlong once and for all.
The idea of Red L.A.M.P. doing reviews would be awesome, I like that G-Man and Babs review dozens of comics every month, many of which are quite "unknown", but of you three, LAMP seems the most likely to enjoy a Vertigo comic or a Garth Ennis comic and therefore his reviews could possibly spotlight other comics I would really enjoy. It's always nice to get a new viewpoint into the mix. Hooray for diversity!
@Red L.A.M.P.: And I agree with your choice for comic book moment where I felt like I could cry, when Agent 355 was...(spoilers edited out)...wow...heart-breaking. That was one crazy finale...
By the way, does anyone else thinks it's weird her name is Agent "355" but they call her "three-fifty"?
" Loving the Starfire nationalism. -______- "can you explain why you don't like her? What did she ever do to you? I mean I'm not a fan but I don't hate her...
PS. There are some cool Brazilian superheroes and Starfire isn't one of them...
I have no sentiments regarding any of the characters you mentioned (i.e. Fire and Mirage).