|proteus_lives (proteus_lives) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-07-13 23:13:00
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|Entry tags:||char: mr. majestic, creator: alan moore, publisher: wildstorm|
Majestic in "The Big Chill"
Greetings True Believers! I wanted to share with you one of my favorite Alan Moore stories. Wildstorm Spotlight #1 starring Mr. Majestic at the end of the universe.
Mr. Majestic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Majes
In the beginning of "The Big Chill" Majestic has just watched the last mortal being in the universe die.
MM flies back to a vessel that is home his group.
He meets the first two of the group, Aptimaxer-a nearly omnipotent superhero from the world of Dead Elber. (He hails MM as Majestros of Dead Khera) Aptimaxer carries in his blood another member of the group, Simberleen-a hyper intelligent strain of syphilis. Meet the rest of the team.
My favorites are Lord Math and Manny. I really liked how Moore included the Wandering Jew (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wandering
Gemeth is decrypting the nine billion possible names of God and the group talks about the coming heat death of the universe. The question is what to do. Math, Gemeth, Aptimaxer and Dantalion elect to stay and await the end while MM, Manny, Eucrastia and Simberleen choose to quest onward.
The smaller group fly through the now empty universe. They come upon a destroyed Dyson Sphere, MM constructs a small ship from the ruins (He's capable of such feats, he's a pre-crisis Superman.) They fly with MM allowing to Eucrastia to feed upon his blood, they both hosts to Simberleen now. Manny declined on religious grounds.
They come upon icebergs as large as moons.
"It began with an 'E'" Our final epitaph huh? Glorious. Manny was my favorite character of the piece.
Eucrastia and MM discuss philosophy and have sex. I'm going to write out some of MM's thought-monologue.
"There in the darkness we undress. She wraps her limbs around me as I bare my throat to her moon-colored bite. We penetrate each other." "Afterwards, in my thoughts, The Simberleen is speaking with its strange voice like a liquid xylophone. 'Don't pin your hope on love,' it says. 'Syphilis is by far the safer bet, between the two. Love is not nearly so contagious...and love won't last forever.'"
Their ship rans out fuel and they drift. Then suddenly they are seized by a cobweb of cosmic gold filaments.
It's Hadrian a.k.a. Spartan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartan_(c
I enjoyed this tale immensely. Both simple and grand at the same time. I hope you all enjoyed it too!