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Yeah, late again, sorry! This time it wasn't anything dire, but I just... forgot. >_> And my internet has been shaky today, so I couldn't post earlier when I was intending to. Oh wells.


You know, for the big build up, the big action part takes place over a pretty short period of time. In the space of one issue they've gotten the McGuffin, and gotten out, and got on with their lives. Except that things look to be going even more pear-shaped now...

Anyhow, to go back to the start of the chapter and take it bit by bit:

"Call me Ishmael." Hah, gotta love that introduction to Nemo's first mate. Here I was starting to think that Nemo was running the Nautilus on his own. Guess the crew have just been out of sight! And apparently the other guy is from a penny dreadful, although I haven't read about him.

Geez, what's with the look on Quatermain's face going down the ladder? I mean, what with all the pettycoats and all, there can't be much to oggle...

And the invisible man, uh, appears. For some value of the term. I thought it was kinda silly, him staying outside when he can sneak around INVISIBLE and all...

The effect of the "Shelter" sign is kinda nice, almost Helter Skelter, and could have been more so if they'd angled Jeckyll's hat juuust a bit better in the art....

So Hyde can see Griffin, eh? Why do I suddenly think this is going to turn out to be important at some point? Especially with the care he's taking to hide it?

"I'm not incapable, you know." Nice to know, although the introduction left it a bit... in doubt perhaps. But she does seem to be the brains of the outfit.

And, oh dear... so, the implication for those who haven't read enough Holmes is that "M" is, in fact Holmes' old nemesis, Professor Moriarty. This... can't be good.


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stormfeather
Feb. 21st, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. >_> <_< (Finger must have been one key over, oops.)
khedron
Feb. 22nd, 2012 03:29 am (UTC)
I was actually pretty pleased with this chapter. Not just because we're off & running in a completely different direction from the movie, but things happened, secrets were revealed, and all without self-parody...

Geez, what's with the look on Quatermain's face going down the ladder? I mean, what with all the pettycoats and all, there can't be much to oggle...

I studied that one a long time myself, and didn't get it myself. Either it's just a play on Victorian mores, or Miss M. has a bite on her... ankle?

And the invisible man, uh, appears. For some value of the term. I thought it was kinda silly, him staying outside when he can sneak around INVISIBLE and all...

Pretty timely!

So Hyde can see Griffin, eh? Why do I suddenly think this is going to turn out to be important at some point? Especially with the care he's taking to hide it?

Agreed, and I liked this most of all. Hyde *does* have a brain in there, and is taking pains to gather secrets. Good man... thing. Good manthing. That will be useful.

And, oh dear... so, the implication for those who haven't read enough Holmes is that "M" is, in fact Holmes' old nemesis, Professor Moriarty. This... can't be good.

I had to read a few pages into the next chapter to understand that, but the "Reichenbach Falls" thing spelled it out for me. Oh, Mina, you'll wish you had the right M. there! Curiouser & curiouser.
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