Do I detect an Alan Moore-era Swamp Thing Issue 31 reference in panel three?
Swamp Thing (to Anton Arcane): “I am of…the clean earth. I am in…my place…of power…
“AND YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE COME HERE!”
Eh… that seems like a little bit of stretch. There’s a variety of works that have used similar words to similar effect.
Also, what Hilda’s doing still seems dumb. Also brave, but mostly dumb. I mean, when Di of all people thinks that it’s too risky you should realize that what you’re doing might not be the smartest course of action. If she gets through this relatively unscathed Will is so going to chew her out.
wow that was unexpected. nice
That’s one heck of a crossword grid.
Tol’ja. It was a bluff.
I knew there was a plan here, but… damn. Hilda is hardcore. She always was a favorite of mine.
@Alice Macher is correct: I *did* read the Alan Moore Swamp Things, they were a huge early influence, and the “place of power” bit most likely owes more than a little to the fragment she quoted. My short-term memory is such that I don’t always recognize such things until they’re pointed out.
Come to think of it, Alan also used the line “You shouldn’t have come here” in some advertising copy for Swamp Thing (which began with “This is the place”), copy which I think was reprinted on the back of one of the trade collections.
I don’t feel too bad about borrowing from good sources, so long as it’s a little fragment here and there, not an entire plot or more than a few lines. Especially in Fans, which has always been a little metatextual.
Exorcism: there’s an app for that.
Way to go, Hilda! Possess that demon!
And here I was feeling sorry for her yesterday: “hasn’t she been mind-raped enough?” But at the moment, she’s in control and going beyond the call of duty! (It might still turn bad, but she went into this voluntarily and fully cognizant which is very brave.)
The power of Christ 2.0 compels you!
This comic is made of win!
I always thought “You shouldn’t have come here”/”You should not have come here” was just one of those stock phrases that crops up repeatedly in fiction rather than being associated with one character or series. The very close “You should not have come back” is of course most associated with Star Wars…
@Arky: All true, but the statistical likelihood of that stock phrase, in close conjunction with “my place of power,” occurring in more than one work without at least an unconscious influence of one on the other (as T has already allowed) is slim indeed.
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