Denver Comic Con
June 30 - July 2, 2017
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Like son, like father.
I don’t know. Henry seems to have an excuse(Maybe not a GOOD one, but still…), whereas his father just seems to naturally be a dick.
Might be a case were dickery is handed down through the generation because father are dicks to their sons who then take it out on the world, including their own eventual sons, in the form of more dickery.
If the first Henry Whitney grew up in a hickory log cabin by a wharf, would that be a case of “hickory dickery dock”? 🙂
Why you little…
Hee, hee, hee… XD
See, and this is why I just can’t hate Henry. Yeah, he’s awful, but a lot of it is born from his upbringing. We’ve seen that he has something good in him, buried way down beneath the layers of jerkery.
I really want see him have some sort of redemption, breaking free from his father, something like that. I’m holding out hope, anyway.
Yeah. With this kind of past, he needs a very careful and very difficult breaking free — but you could see him turning out passably human, in due course.
That father is enough of a dick to deserve a kick to his face. With combat boots. Two of them. With all my 150 kg behind them.
What an asshole.
It’s bad enough that he’s so dismissive of his son through most of the conversation that he won’t even look him in the eye, but when levels that glare at Elliot for TRYING to be nice, he just lost whatever empathy I might have had for a man trying to make his son ‘a real man’ or whatever. This isn’t just coldness, this is deliberate cruelty and this man is a defective person. His sarcastic remark(He says ONE thing to his son, and it’s something so inane like that?).
It’s clear to me that he hates his son, seems to take inexplicable pleasure in spitting on him, and will likely NEVER give Henry the approval he so desperately craves just for shits and giggles. I tried to hold out for some hint that maybe he felt some guilt for being a negligent father(And maybe he did, once), but it’s clear to me now that he may be incapable of anything that would allow me to view him with something other than disdain. If he did feel guilt or regret, rather than deal with it in a constructive fashion he’s decided to hide from it and become this absolutely vile and despicable person.
Captain of industry, my ass. This guy is a heartless bastard, a disgrace as a father, and one pathetic excuse for a human being. What an unbelievable, inhuman piece of shit.
Seriously, fuck this guy.
(As a side note, was Henry III’s MOM like this, or was she someone who actually made Henry II not QUITE such a dick? It would be interesting to see if she made Henry II someone who’s not a massive asshole, at least for a little while. Maybe she died giving birth to Henry III and his father blames him for her death and STOP TRYING TO SYMPATHIZE WITH THIS CREEP MISTER MOON!!)
Sorry for the language, but I’m just so damn mad at Henry II that I’ve just not in the mood. Sorry if I offended anyone.
He has connections. Perhaps he’s seen the After-Action Review and knows his son is lying about killing Max Schnell.
Either way, he’s still a walking dog dropping. ><
Whether or not he’s seen the report, his reaction to his son hints at a person who really is to be despised. He seems to have little consideration for his son, and I suspect that he really doesn’t regard ANYONE in connection with the war effort as worthy of consideration(Aside from their efforts that protect his interests).
I mean YES Henry III is lying about killing Max Schnell. So what? Let him have it, because he’s risking his life.
III is risking his entire squad with his glory-hound, me-first attitude; but I actually agreed with you about II.
Shawn and Al seem to have pushed every button you have when they came up with the old swine. Now that’s WRITING! 🙂
Yeah, I did kind of go off on a tangent, but I can’t stand(And I think most halfway decent people can’t stand) pointless, vindictive cruelty for it’s own sake. II’s reaction just seems to be pure spite and bile.
As to III’s bragging and lies; yeah he is nearing unacceptable conduct territory with his bullshit, but this is the only way to reach his father and looks like it’s an unmitigated disaster. II’s reaction to Elliot suggests that he really hates ANYONE who isn’t him, and suggests that he may be mean bordering on evil. I suspect he’s what Janson would be if he was rich.
You can put as much perfume on a pile of dog shit as you want, it’s still a pile of dog shit.
I wouldn’t call it a tangent since that would imply that you were going off-topic, and you weren’t. Everything you said about Henry II was dead on, and I agree with it. 🙂
The instructive thing to me is how a bit of ink on a page (or in our case, pixels on a screen) and skillful dialog can raise such strong emotions. It also means that Al and Shawn have gotten us to invest those emotions in this comic, and that’s impressive. ^^
I don’t know where the guys are going with this, but since the worth of a hero is measured by the evilness and power of the villain he overcomes, if anyone takes Henry II down, that person will be a hero indeed. 🙂
Now, Mr. Moon. That makes two of us who want to steamroll that awful joke of a dad so flat that you could make a greeting card for Adolf out of him.
That’s fine, but I’m not cleaning up the mess afterwards.
Leave that to me. I always got to clean up. It was messy but worth it.
I repeat. Messy but worth it. ^^
Huh. So i guess it wasnt Henry’s natural behaviour after all. He DID get it from somewhere.
This almost makes me feel sorry for Henry. He’s learned this pattern of behavior from his father, of putting everyone else down to raise himself up. Can he eventually learn recognize the pattern and break it? Stay tuned for the next episode …
In one of the paperback collections, a news report concerning Henry III’s performance at the Olympics. In it, Henry III won three silvers(He was favored to win gold until Jesse Owens took them. It’s one reason he’s such a racist)and his father referred to him as “a loser” because he didn’t win gold. I originally thought that this was just a misguided attempt to “make his son a real man”, but now I see that he’s just a vile, mean-hearted creep. He doesn’t do this because he has to, he just feels like it.
This man is repulsive and I’m running out of adjectives of condemnation. There is absolutely NO justification for the way he treats his son. What a petty, pithy, venal bastard.
This fellow reminds me a tad of Cotton Hill. At least in so far as he simply seems incapable of respecting his son.
Oh, that’s a good comparison! I was just going to say that Game of Thrones fans might be reminded of Randyll Tarly.
I actually just recently got a chance to meet Lord Tarly with the new season coming out. Definitely a good comparison there, though Sam is miles away from Henry.
One of my main thoughts was that the first time we see Cotton Hill, he seems very dismissive of Hank although Hank basically worships him. It made me think of the end of the episode where Hank finally snaps and tells off Cotton, to which Cotton originally seems like he is wounded only then to essentially say he was waiting for Hank to finally grow a spine. I may be getting the quote wrong but…
“I never thought I’d see the day my son stopped loving me”
“It’s about time! Love is for sissies!”
Oh look we have the next target for Geist to take control of with perfect cover.
I wonder which one of them would yield to his control more easily.
Maybe daddy is afraid that his son might be better than he is, and he can’t let that happen, so he keeps putting poor Henry down. The man is so competitive that he’s competing with (and crushing) his own son. Pitiful!
So, were the comics about the comics and the Finkelsteins’ reactions a transitory bonus never to be seen again? I don’t see them in the guest art either.
Those pages were a retroactive insert into our first chapter. Once we finished that part, we moved them back to where they’re supposed to go, between pages 4 and 5. The first of them is here. (It was a radio drama.)
Ah. That makes sense.
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