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Long Way Down, page 55

28th Sep 2015, 7:53 PM in Long Way Down
Long Way Down, page 55

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Zomburai 28th Sep 2015, 7:53 PM edit delete
I ... I think the relationship might be off.

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Nightsky 28th Sep 2015, 8:23 PM edit delete reply
Well, this will make one hell of a breakup story at least.
Zomburai 29th Sep 2015, 5:38 AM edit delete reply
"Why'd you break up with him?" "I decided we had some problems we couldn't work out after he stuck a gun in my face."
duLapel 28th Sep 2015, 9:45 PM edit delete reply
...With friends like this, Nick, who needs enemies!

Trust us... now that we have forced your hand into violence, you can believe us when we tell you that we are rescuing your family. Of course we realize that you may have been more corporative it we had informed you of both our actions and intentions... but we wanted to make a point that you should be subordinate to us and be a well behaved company player...

Just shoot her Nick and while your at it stick a silver nail into the werewolf... It's clear that this organization has lost its way.
Zomburai 29th Sep 2015, 5:43 AM edit delete reply
I gotta admit ... that was not an interpretation of the story I was expecting. :P
Kith 30th Sep 2015, 7:42 AM edit delete reply
I could rather easily see that interpretation, and with how Nick is right now, I could see him viewing their actions that way as well ... I also could see him clubbing Lilith unconscious to get around her.
Kith 30th Sep 2015, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
I also could see their strike team getting wrecked and Nick getting his chance to save his granddaughter anyway :-)
Zomburai 30th Sep 2015, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
I think it's pretty much exactly how Nick sees it, yeah. o.ob
Kith 29th Sep 2015, 5:35 AM edit delete reply
I feel like the fact that they aren't letting him rescue his granddaughter is just going to tick him off even more
Zomburai 29th Sep 2015, 5:45 AM edit delete reply
Probably! Nick's in a really bad place right now, so ... >_>
KarToon12 29th Sep 2015, 7:21 AM edit delete reply
It's like that episode of Batman where he found the killer of Robin's parents, but didn't tell him and wouldn't let him work the case. He knew Robin would probably do something he regretted if he went after the killer himself. Batman, of course, made the mistake of not trusting his partner (since Robin ultimately didn't kill Tony Zucco in the end).

Looks like both sides of this equation pretty much made the same mistake.
Zomburai 29th Sep 2015, 8:17 AM edit delete reply
Kudos for referencing one of my favorite Batman TAS episodes! o.ob

Not sure it's quite the same, though. Nick's pretty well shown himself to not be trustworthy through this whole thing (Cunningham's child's finger probably agrees with me :P).
duLapel 29th Sep 2015, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
Cunningham should be grateful that Nick didn't bother wiping out her bloodline... That kind of solution was practiced by Solomon himself and he was suppose to be a great and wise king...

The nanny attitude of "he can't handle the truth" is the hight of elitism at worst and bleeding heart condescension at best.

Nick, as you have depicted him, is reminiscent of Osamu Tezuka's character Gao the bandit in "Hi no Tori." He is a complete villain – a murderer and rapist who thinks nothing of killing a child in front of its mother... yet he is changed by an interpersonal event and there after seeks redemption!

Gao would bridle as much as Nick at the Agency's treatment!
Zomburai 30th Sep 2015, 11:39 AM edit delete reply
I don't know the work, but if it's been translated, I'll have to check it out.

Has there ever been a more versatile comics creator than Tezuka? Dude created at as high a level as anybody in multiple genres. That is amazing.
Delta-v 29th Sep 2015, 9:33 PM edit delete reply
As a member of a crime family, Nick has one cardinal rule: "If someone messes with you, punish them in such a way that no one else wants to try it." I'd say he was accomplishing that quite handily.

As far as the kid's finger goes, hey, Nick kept his word.
Zomburai 30th Sep 2015, 11:41 AM edit delete reply
You can take the kid out of the omerta, but you can't take the omerta out of the kid, I suppose!
Theeds 30th Sep 2015, 6:38 PM edit delete reply
This is a story about a man who was a demon
This is the story of a demon who was a man
This is a story of man haunted by the ghosts of his past
This is the story of a man who became a ghost as he confronted his past
This is the story of grandfather wolf on the prowl for his kin
This is the story of a lone wolf whose pride stopped him from seeking the help of others
This is story of a magic spoon trying separately to spin in a concrete grave
Indicating that this tale is above all tragic
And it's the final act
Lay on Macduff
Kith 1st Oct 2015, 5:26 AM edit delete reply
You are very very good at that, not much else to say other than keep being awesome