I really really love that Richard and Steve are friends.
It seems very possible that the “Liberation of Night” means the murder of the sun. The phrase does a lot of things with three words, because Alexis is very good at his job. If the emphasis here is on Liberation it reads a lot like “The liberation that is achieved in the night, away from the light of the Judgements”. If the emphasis is on Night it comes out more as “The act of freeing the night”. The revolutionaries want freedom, as revolutionaries tend to do, and it’s tempting to think that they want freedom from the Masters and the Bazaar. However these little commercial slaveries that the Masters enforce are petty compared to the rules imposed by the judgements. What better cause for a revolution than the overthrow of the ultimate authority?
Between stars lies the liberation only possible at night, far from the prying eyes of the Judgements. To bring this about on earth requires the negation of the sun. Perhaps it’s not a question of murder, perhaps they merely wish to drive the sun away, but murder is far more dramatic a climax to a story.
How does one kill a star?
You’re close, but the Liberation is far grander in scope than that. The ultimate goal of the Revolutionaries is the absolute extinction of light- the destruction of every star in the sky, the absolute eradication of the Judgements and their laws. Whether or not they’ll be able to pull it off is another question entirely; if things go according to plan, they at least manage to pull off a test-run in the Neath, making the darkness even darker. This also kills the Bazaar. You’ve basically got the gist of it, though. The cosmos will yet be free of light and law.
And this is why everyone regrets siding with the Revolutionaries when they find out about The Liberation of Night.
i shouldn’t be this attracted to rich rn
BLACK WIDOW #13
NATHAN EDMONDSON (W) • PHIL NOTO (A/C)
• The world has turned against Black Widow. Her web is broken. How will she deal with this?
• The final path to Chaos is at her feet, but will her own demons keep her from finally taking it?
• What happened to Isaiah? Can Black Widow still turn to the Avengers, or even to SHIELD?
• The creative team celebrates the first FULL YEAR of their astonishing unbroken run!
Congrats to the series and creative team on the longest Black Widow run ever, and making it past issue twelve. Keep going!
AU in which all hallows’ eve is the only day Spectre!Hal can hang out with mortals
Nova by Javier Pulido
do you ever realize that we spend our days hoping imaginary people will kiss each other
Another time, Jack took a call. A voice on the other end said, ‘There are three of us down here in the lobby. We want to see the guy who does this disgusting comic book and show him what real Nazis would do to his Captain America’. To the horror of others in the office, Kirby rolled up his sleeves and headed downstairs. The callers, however, were gone by the time he arrived.
Mark Evanier, Kirby: King of Comics (via nerdhapley)
It’s Jack Kirby’s birthday, so here’s that story of him being bad ass all of the time.
True fact: during WWII Kirby was assigned as a scout due to his art skills, meaning that he went in alone and unarmed, ahead of Allied attacks so that he could draw enemy fortifications.
Once he was ambushed by three Nazi soldiers, all of them with guns. He killed all three with a knife he stole from one of them.
Dude was verifiably grade-A stone-cold badass.
And that’s why Jack Kirby was the King.