PAGE FORTY SEVEN.  Interior Ziggy’s Café.

It’s naffing Friday again and we are very proud to bring you this week’s edition of ‘Free Mars.’  I know I say this a lot, but this might be one of my favorite pages to date.  I <3 this version of Samantha.  She is incredibly pissed off, and with good reason.  Orbital Burn has turned a good show into a chaotic bloodbath where not even ‘bot bartenders are safe!

This is part of an extended action sequence and I am convinced that these episodes really let our man Nicolas shine.  He does action really well.  Writing action is fun, but the burden of story-telling really falls on the artist’s shoulders.  A “chaotic scene of destruction” isn’t really very descriptive, so Nic is left with the responsibility to fill that in with actual screaming audience members, gun-toting waitresses, and plasma trails.  That said, these high-intensity moments are good times for little insights into the characters and I think Vikki might be a little sensitive to Vexx’s suggestion for a reason.

Nic and I did not agree on this week’s musical pairing, so I’ll give you both.  The Argentinean is going with Sepultura and ‘Refuse/Resist.’  It goes well with Sam’s defiance and is certainly the right tempo for the scene.  Personally, I think this is what I would call a Tarantino moment.  In my opinion, Quentin Tarantino stands alone when it comes to using popular music to enhance what you see on the screen.  So, as homage, I’m going with the 5,6,7,8s and ‘Woo Hoo.’  I love that the top comment on YouTube is:

Here are the lyrics: Woo Hoo Who Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Woo Hoo Who Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Woo Hoo Who Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Woo Hoo…

I think, as in KB, this song provides a nice juxtaposition to the chaos and violence.

Finally, to all the U.S. fans, have a safe and swass holiday weekend.  We’ll see you next Friday.

Dave

EDIT- how crazy is it to use this song as the pairing?  Freaks me out:

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