Rocketman on July 23, 2008, 11:19:48 am
On page 287 the next to last frame it appears that a flying man holding a briefcase in his left hand and a cell phone which he is talking into in his right.  What's with that?  Is he someone from the future like maybe a desendant of Susan or Libby that went back into time to check them out?

aditantimedh on July 23, 2008, 11:54:37 pm
He's the present.  The world has changed because of Susan. 

People can now use environmentally-friendly jetpacks instead of using cars if they so choose, on top of the fact that the world no longer has to run on gasoline.



KBCraig on July 24, 2008, 01:47:00 am
On page 287 the next to last frame it appears that a flying man holding a briefcase in his left hand and a cell phone which he is talking into in his right.

He's *ahem* a rocketman.

 ;D

aditantimedh on July 24, 2008, 02:30:02 pm
And who doesn't want to be a rocketman?

wdg3rd on July 24, 2008, 02:58:31 pm
And who doesn't want to be a rocketman?

Well, in the old song, Elton John seemed less than enthusiastic.
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aditantimedh on July 24, 2008, 05:48:47 pm
Elton John will LEARN.


H. Rearden on July 24, 2008, 06:04:04 pm
He's the present.  The world has changed because of Susan. 

People can now use environmentally-friendly jetpacks instead of using cars if they so choose, on top of the fact that the world no longer has to run on gasoline.




Suppose people want to drive cars, are there still gas stations or would the cars run on something other than gasoline? Why wouldn't there be flying cars like on ther Jetsons? What about the American Indians?  Are ther still Indian reservations?

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Rocketman on July 24, 2008, 06:56:03 pm
FYI guys and gals.  The reason that I chose the moniker "Rocketman" was because of the most interesting and challanging engineering project that I ever worked on.  I was senior draftsman on the cooling baffles of the X-30 National Aerospace Plane.  President Reagan called it the Orient Express.  New York to Tokyo in about 2 and a half hours.  Although I used to love the old Tristan Coffin (Jeff King of the movie "King of the Rocketman) movie and like the Elton John song that's not where the name came from.
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enemyofthestate on July 25, 2008, 01:35:51 am
Suppose people want to drive cars, are there still gas stations or would the cars run on something other than gasoline?
They run on the power of wishing and childrens' laughter.  Nice thing about the average super hero story is you never have to actually solve anything.  Chant some technobabble, throw in a Deus ex Machina or two and -- Viola! -- the world's all better now.

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Why wouldn't there be flying cars like on ther Jetsons? What about the American Indians?  Are ther still Indian reservations?
Sure.  They're all drinking free Bubble Up and eating Rainbow Stew.

aditantimedh on July 27, 2008, 02:46:30 pm
There are no more cars or vehicles that run on gasoline in this world. 

Everything's electric or fusion-based now.


Scott on July 28, 2008, 10:55:23 pm
The point being that anything's possible if you can tweak the laws of physics, re-sequence living DNA, stuff the Universe under your shirt, etc.

enemyofthestate on August 03, 2008, 10:08:09 pm
The point being that anything's possible if you can tweak the laws of physics, re-sequence living DNA, stuff the Universe under your shirt, etc.
That seems to be encouraged in comic books.  Susan and Libby are right up there with the seventh dimensional Imp and alien supercomputer that the the super villains in "Wanted" used to rewrite their reality after killing off all the superheroes.

Now that I think about it, it's the ends justifying the means.

aditantimedh on August 03, 2008, 10:10:07 pm
Well, there's something to be said when the means involving forcing her enemies to watch porn.  With her in it.



enemyofthestate on August 04, 2008, 11:43:17 pm
As comic relief I agree.  However, I hope you can understand that reeducation is hydrogen ice with a thin LHe layer.  Sure I "cheered" when she adjusted the skinheads but I don't see any moral grounding for using her power except as a tool to advance her goals.  She is a Sinister Superhero reflection of the New American Century.

aditantimedh on August 05, 2008, 01:22:46 am
Well, she's not so much a reflection of the New American Century so much as Unfettered Power, but you're thinking along the right lines. 

She's about more than just America.


 

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