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Ed Love

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Seyg-El

Subj: Re: Isis rips off Felix Faust's...what?????
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 at 05:10:57 pm EST (Viewed 273 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Isis rips off Felix Faust's...what?????
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 at 05:29:34 am EST (Viewed 42 times)


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> > In the new JSA.
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> > Please tell me that Isis didn't rip off Felix Faust's penis.
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> > Right?
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> > Did DC comics just take a low turn????
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> Well, they leave what we see, and what is said just ambigious enough for us to draw the conclusion we want. Notice when Atom Smasher said that Felix shoed up to Dr. Fate's, he didn't mention him being any less of a man.
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> Isis castrating Felix is just barely suggested, just as in the first couple panels it was barely hinted at that Felix was evil enough to take advantage of Isis while under the spell he had her under.
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> If that's what you saw, that's what you saw. But there is enough ambiguity that plenty of other things could've occured off panel.
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And, what is this other plausible explanation that a reader could come away with, where is there any confusion in the script as to what is supposed to be implied? There's a difference between "not showing" something and it being ambiguous and able to be interpreted another way. I don't really see how this could be reasonably read any other way other than what is clearly implied. At most, there might be some reader naive enough to wonder what it was Isis wanted from Felix and why but that's not the same as saying it's ambiguous. It's about as ambiguous as writers getting around the Code and an adult rating by writing "flick" or @$$ or G** D****.

"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and Disney's "Davy Crockett" don't show us the main characters' deaths, but that is the clear implication and interpretation you are meant to take. "Capricorn One" on the other hand is ambiguous about the fate of the re-captured astronauts as a case could easily be made for them being immediately killed or just captured until they have all 3. Most of the superheroes sex lives and whether they had pre-marital sex, that has been ambiguous. At least until recent years. Indeed, many characters have been outed just because certain writers thought their sex lives were TOO ambiguous even after writers established them as straight.




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