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Words To Be Regretted in Chapter IV: Deep in Oceania
16th Jul 2017, 1:16 AM
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16th Jul 2017, 1:16 AM


The first "appearance" of Chiyo, K.A.'s Mother and Kirk's ex-wife:

K.A.'s vision for the future:

Who Profitted from the reality:


In terms of parenting, who had the better approach, K.A.'s mother or father? Should her philanthropic technocrat ambitions have been funded to this extent, or should Kirk have shown restraint earlier given the opposition the world might show? Though we haven't actually seen Chiyo yet, K.A. clearly favors her father-- what might have turned her off to her mother?

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16th Jul 2017, 5:26 AM

I think K.A. has the best approach! With her ideals in full-swing, she is a force with which to be reckoned. Regardless of the past - so long as they learned their lesson - the future can be paved differently.

16th Jul 2017, 5:52 AM

The age old conflict of the old way (which has the ear of many moneyed interests who stand to gain more with the status quo) versus progress (which is often risky, at least in the short run, but tends to make things much better in the long run) rears its ugly head.

I for one am 100% behind K.A. here, for what it's worth.

Good stuff, sir. Good stuff indeed. :)

16th Jul 2017, 9:34 PM

Thank you. It's a bit different when it's a disagreement of parental perspectives regarding the welfare of their child, not just political ones

16th Jul 2017, 10:42 AM

So K.A's dad has a bit of Tony Stark in him? I kinda didn't think about that before. Interesting to see you tackle parenting as well. Both perspectives are very relatable. I wouldn't say one is more right than the other, but they will yield different outcomes.

16th Jul 2017, 9:36 PM

More than a little bit of Wyrecats is designed to be the Iron Man story that Marvel never could or would tell, with the character closest to Tony Stark put down for good, and everyone else having to clean up the mess he's at least partially responsible for.

16th Jul 2017, 2:27 PM

Yeah, I don't think this is an either/or question.

Or phrased otherwise: when your way of life is failing, then progress is the safer option.

17th Jul 2017, 6:52 AM

Man this story's been great! Dark and engaging twist on the super hero genre . Binged it and I really like K.A , like the others here I also agree with her resolve. Looking forward to how much Orwell's reference at the beginning will play in this chapter!

17th Jul 2017, 11:51 PM

Thank you! High praise, given the quality of your own comics

18th Jul 2017, 12:43 AM

Sooo... Kirk is Daddy Warbucks?

Kirk's failing wasn't in funding the group, it was in not hammering it into their naive, idealistic little heads that their sudden ability to make a positive impact and to have their lives be relevant instead of marginalized, comes at a hefty price.

Not all the "good guys" they meet are all that good.....

19th Jul 2017, 9:51 AM

Yup. I agree completely. It's commendable that he nurtures the idealistic impulses his daughter and her friends possess, but it's obvious that he knew there would be blowback coming. If he didn't prepare for that in any way, he is just dangerously negligent.

20th Jul 2017, 12:09 AM

Preparing them, as opposed to passively warning K.A. a few days before they go fully public and making it sound largely like her mother's words.

20th Jul 2017, 7:05 PM

Have we heard anything about KA's mom in present day? Wonder if she's still around?

And not that I agree with it per say, but KA has to admit a bit of her own hypocrisy when she has to use these super suits to achieve a peaceful end by force.

26th Jun 2019, 9:09 PM

You did a great job contrasting their two worldviews, Neil. K.A.'s looking at the world as it should be, and Dad's trying to explain how the world really works.
I think one of the tragedies came from K.A.'s inability to take him seriously enough. On the other hand, without her overwhelming optimism (and technical skills and Daddy's billions) the Wyrecats and all the good they've done would never have happened.
Lamar's comments that no casualties are acceptable really must strike a chord with K.A.

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