A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Beginning #1-2 – AT4W

One, two, Freddy’s coming for- oh, wait, the book’s been cancelled. He’s not coming.

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  1. Ah yes. October, which is one of my favorite months of the year, has finally arrived, as well as another October where everyone’s favorite comic book nerd reads some more Nightmare on Elm Street comics.

    I’ve already marathoned the entire ANoES series on the October before the 2010 remake was released. So, no spoilers for me, thank you very much.

    8:07- I’m calling it. Supreme Leader Snoke is really Freddy Krueger! …Nah, just kidding.

    I still love the PowerGlove scene from Freddy’s Dead.

    11:50- “THIS. IS. SPARTA!”

    14:34- I know, right? With the way he kept dressing in the same thing, it’s like Freddy thought he was an internet personality or something. =D

    16:30- Jesus, Freddy’s teeth are huge, and I mean “xenomorph from the Alien movies” huge.

    23:20- Still better than Frank Miller’s notes to Jim Lee in the script to the first issue of ASBAR.

    23:42- So, it’s like the “sky-gina” from Stephen King’s The Langoliers mini-series?

    26:46- Holy shit, the comic predicted the future!

  2. Well I guess that vagina thing might be a form of being reborn in hell. I do love H.R. Giger designs

  3. So now you’re out of Elm Street comics?

  4. Another possibility for a vagina design in Alien by Giger is the entrance of the derelict ship, not as gooey, but more fitting for a portal than a facehugger like seen here http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CgibqNuBXRg/Uhh-yQpU0VI/AAAAAAAAIf4/SyYIMXpgxYg/s1600/3573976.jpg

  5. I noticed the BooBerry cereal on the shelf. You always have different things there. I myself am watching slasher movies this month. I have yet to watch “A Nightmare On Elm Street”. They came later. Did you know Freddy was the first slasher villain who talked?

  6. That weird box thing he was in at the trial is actually from the “Freddy’s Nightmares” series.

  7. A note on the chronology:
    the original movie was in 1984, and Nancy was a teenager. Her mother describes ‘us parents’ killing Freddy – implying she was a parent when she did so. So, setting it in the 60s does make sense, since Nancy would’ve been born then.

    Shouldn’t there be kids with siblings who died years ago? This has never been addressed.

    The soul-tree, or the sultry? Hah! I kill me!
    Or is that Freddy killing me?

    “You’re not acknowledging that two different families have lived in that house since Freddy’s death?”
    Andy Mangels had a theory that Freddy’s house wasn’t 1428; it was a different house on the same street that was designed / built by the same people, so it looked the same. Freddy used the resemblance to scare Nancy.
    He wrote about this in The Nightmare Never Ends, including saying he’d have put the theory into issue 3.

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