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Comic 637 - A Man And A Woman- Page 22

1st Oct 2017, 11:00 PM in 17. A Man and a Woman
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A Man And A Woman- Page 22
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1st Oct 2017, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Nnnng.... Hyper-Patriotic racist dressed like a super-hero beats up a Hispanic woman while garbed in a bastardization of the American flag using a football tackle in front of a crowd that chants "USA! USA! USA!" This... This page got me nice and depressed. Just... Goddamnit.

Admittedly, it's a bit hard to feel bad for Sareena when you know she intentionally signed on for a fight with Mr. Atlanta, agreed to terms beforehand, and just smugly assumed she'd win. Really, Mr. Atlanta is giving her a pretty hard lesson that just because someone is an asshole doesn't mean they'll always lose. And it helps that Sareena's not exactly a sympathetic character beyond that, with what she did to Alex.

I do like how Atlanta comes off here, though, reality subtext aside. I like how he just soaked up damage casually but once he got off the ropes he turned out to be a serious threat... Thumping his chest like he's Blanka was a great touch too. Martin summed up the character as having a Final Boss quality to him.
1st Oct 2017, 11:20 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, this whole thing is certainly an awkward turn for things to take. Next page'll probably be even moreso but we'll get to that.

Not sure how much I've really got to say beyond what Adam did, but honestly I do really disagree with the idea that Sareena isn't sympathetic. Me and Adam have debated on that one a lot but honestly as the writer I don't really see Sareena as the one so much to blame for the whole situation as Sarabeth is - certainly to blame for it to a degree but I feel like by now she's made it pretty clear she's remorseful about it given her and Alex have discussed the matter multiple times over - and I don't think it should be something constantly hung over her character. She is supposed to be a flawed character but I don't see her as a flat out villainous one.

Though it is still really a matter in this whole case where it's mostly her pride that led her to throw down the gauntlet here, especially seeing as she opted to call out the guy who wasn't even there at the time the whole thing with her went down. Still doesn't really change though that it's basically her opting to try and cut a bunch of racist assholes down to size.

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1st Oct 2017, 11:25 PM
Whoa things have certainly taken a bad turn here, wonder what's going to happen next.