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June 21, 2005 5:50 AM   Subscribe

What with the new movie and the whole Tom and Katie thing, it's no surprise that the world's gone War of the Worlds mad recently. Still, for my money, this Darkhorse comic, adapted from H.G. Well's original text is gonna be ace - there are twelves frames up at the moment and they're adding all the time, with the aim of completely some 120 pages of superbly drawn comic-novel in the not-too-distant... Enjoy.
posted by benzo8 (32 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Yep!
posted by 40 Watt at 6:13 AM on June 21, 2005


Can we just get back to speculating about Tom's sexuality?

Kidding.
posted by Pollomacho at 6:15 AM on June 21, 2005


HE'S A PAEDEOPHILE!!!eleventy-one!11!

Oh, you meant kidding...
posted by longbaugh at 6:23 AM on June 21, 2005


Unfortunately, I can't read the initial text of War of the Worlds without the Jeff Wayne album ringing in my ears...

"...The chances of anything coming from mars are a million to one..."

uh, oh. I'm gonna be humming that for the next two days now.
posted by seanyboy at 6:48 AM on June 21, 2005


From what I've seen in the trailer, it looks like the aliens are blowing stuff up and wreaking havoc on humanity. If they're so smart why don't they use a discreet virus to wipe us out and save our glorious cities for themselves?
posted by disgruntled at 6:49 AM on June 21, 2005


the original is still the best
posted by Thayer-P at 6:55 AM on June 21, 2005


Awesome project. Even in those few pages I am already drawn-in to it. Thanks for the link Benzo8!
posted by BlueScreen at 6:59 AM on June 21, 2005


(I haven't followed the link, being at work, so forgive my question.) This sounds awesome. Is the Dark Horse adaptation going to be published in dead-tree trade paperback format, or will it be online only?
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:06 AM on June 21, 2005


Did you see the news about the camera team annoying Cruise in London. Apparently he handled the situation with some pinache. Good for him.

longbaugh: HE'S A PAEDEOPHILE!!!eleventy-one!11!
Oh, you meant kidding...


Until we routinely hear conversation like that at Starbucks and in line at the grocery store, that's annoying and infantile. I guess it's somewhat reasonable to use the internet to express yourself in ways you can't in the company of your peers, and heck, maybe you do have a mild case of Tourettes which has you yelling "paedophile" while ordering your Valu Meal.
posted by nervousfritz at 9:01 AM on June 21, 2005


Thayer-P: “the original is still the best

The original what? Book, radioshow, movie, comic?
posted by signal at 9:02 AM on June 21, 2005


dear nervousfritz,
it has come to our attention that the sense of humour you were sold on or before (xx-xx-xxxx) is in some way deficient. Please feel free to return your defunct sense of humour in the jiffy bag provided and we will happily furnish you with a free replacement.

many thanks.

(I communicate like that IRL too thanks, got a problem with it? Flag it).

Oh, and in good old internet style let me correct your spelling - it's panache.
posted by longbaugh at 9:10 AM on June 21, 2005


I heard that Cruise has a specially trained chimp that shaves his back for him.

I still smile everytime I think about the first radio broadcast of War of the Worlds that sent people into a panic because they really thought we were being invaded.
posted by fenriq at 9:29 AM on June 21, 2005


longbaugh: got a problem with it

In that I consider it libelous hate speech, yes I have a problem with it. Flag it? No, I tend to respond to such from the standpoint of debate, a fight against hatred.

Oh but it was a joke. I get it now. Ha, ha. Huh, no I still don't think that Paedophilia is funny, nor do I think that calling people pedophiles is funny. Maybe if you put more verbage on the joke. More "Oh, you meant kidding..."

Like, "You're a pedophile! I'm just saying! Ha" Nope, I'll never make a good comedian, I guess.
posted by nervousfritz at 9:32 AM on June 21, 2005


What do you call a manila folder full of pictures of naked children? A pedofile!

Ah, I got nuthin'
posted by Bugbread at 9:41 AM on June 21, 2005


These are the WotW illustrations that kept me up at night as a kid.

To this day, whenever I smell that type of ink used in the album booklet, I get a knot in my tummy.
posted by sourwookie at 9:48 AM on June 21, 2005


nervousfritz, panache is refusing to let go of the asshole who sprayed him and having him arrested? Hmm, I guess there are still some language differences between the US and the UK.
posted by fenriq at 9:48 AM on June 21, 2005


Creepy images indeed sourwookie. This one in particular.
posted by itchylick at 10:04 AM on June 21, 2005


The noses don't look right. They look like shoehorns.
posted by wsg at 10:42 AM on June 21, 2005


disgruntled: "From what I've seen in the trailer, it looks like the aliens are blowing stuff up and wreaking havoc on humanity. If they're so smart why don't they use a discreet virus to wipe us out and save our glorious cities for themselves?"

Vague spoiler: From what I remember of the book, this is a big unanswered question. Nothing was known of the aliens' motivations, and communication was essentially impossible (although I don't think they tried very hard). Maybe they didn't like the way we looked, or something. IMHO, the mystery made the invasion even scarier and more realistic.
posted by Plutor at 10:46 AM on June 21, 2005


Not only a bad comedian but also a bit of a tit. Libelous hate speech? Jesus H Christ...

Oh, sorry! Was that blasphemous? Should I maybe do some hail marys for you? Incidentally, I have no interest at all in seeing your crap today so if you have anything further to add send me an email or take it to MeTa. Or flag it. Or report me to the cops. You could even email Tom Cruise and get his legal team in on the action. Whatever you want to do in your pointless quest to make it seem as if you aren't being a picky little cock.

p.s. it isn't libel and it isn't hate speech. Welcome to the internet. Open 24 hours.

/apologies to the regulars for my annoyance - wankers are on thin ice today as far as I am concerned.
posted by longbaugh at 10:49 AM on June 21, 2005


In related news, neo-cons have found a new Terrorist: It's H.G. Wells!
posted by kenlayne at 10:59 AM on June 21, 2005


Rock on longbaugh.
posted by knave at 11:03 AM on June 21, 2005


MONEY SHOT!


posted by fenriq at 11:06 AM on June 21, 2005


Longbaugh you had me until the end.

"p.s. it isn't libel and it isn't hate speech. Welcome to the internet. Open 24 hours."

Could you please explain what you mean by this? You can't seriously be claiming that any remarks made via the internet are automatically immune to charges of hate speech and libel.
posted by oddman at 11:06 AM on June 21, 2005


Fenriq.

That really is the best of the web.
posted by oddman at 11:07 AM on June 21, 2005


plutor: Motivation is explained in the book. They've basically used mars up, and need somewhere else to stay. Humans are seen as nothing more than cattle, and so are easily (morally speaking) culled.
posted by seanyboy at 11:10 AM on June 21, 2005


I was sorely tempted to FPP it but I don't think #1 would agree so much.

It made me laugh out loud when I saw it on my pal's blog this morning.
posted by fenriq at 11:13 AM on June 21, 2005


I'm not derailing the thread further, email me, flag it or MeTa.

End of.


I was super happy when I finally realised that it was Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy playing Parson Nathaniel on Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds. I was not quite as happy when I discovered it was David Essex on one of the other tracks...
posted by longbaugh at 11:15 AM on June 21, 2005


"Bic meta fing wi legs on"
yeah!!!!!
posted by seanyboy at 11:23 AM on June 21, 2005


There's also the *other* new WotW movie, which is apparently a basically faithful adaptation set in Victorian Britain. The reviews on imdb are mostly "nice try, but this isn't very good."

From the trailer, it looks like Spielberg used Independence Day as the original for his movie, not WotW.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:26 AM on June 21, 2005


Well said, nervousfritz. Personally, I think its totally disgusting that longbaugh is vomiting his vile hate-froth over celebrated movie star Tom Cruise.

Just where the fuck would we be without Tom? We would never have had the cruise missile, cruise ships, cruise control OR San Juan de la Cruz. Jerk.

I might be a nubile around here or whatever, but it seems pretty obvious to me that while longbaugh is from mars, I want to suck Tom's penis.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 11:34 AM on June 21, 2005


Now who would do such a thing? I just don't know. Could it be........THETAN? .mov via waxy.org
posted by emelenjr at 1:39 PM on June 21, 2005


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