Chapter 5: Lit, page 97.

Chapter 5: Lit, page 97.

To be fair, Nicky is an acquired taste.

Discussion (29)¬

  1. Jerry says:

    Also an indelible one. Bleagh.

  2. George Spelvin says:

    One that’s not worth the effort to acquire.

    He wouldn’t be so bad if you didn’t know he’s all a pose.

  3. WoS says:

    Ha, I love Nicky. In, you know, that “Thank God I don’t have to share a city with him” sort of way.

  4. pinglederry says:

    I would totally be a fan his show if I lived in Templar. People everywhere take themselves way too damn seriously. :P I prefer his upfront rediculousness to the terrible, wincingly-fake scripted humor of most newsanchor dialogue. Also, I think Nicky has teeth and smarts underneath all his bluff and bluster. A plot this devious and darkly amusing deserves a Nicky Collision-style exposé (probably involving sequins and platform boots). :D

    Also, is he -naked-? Or just shirtless? I wonder what the rest of his outfit looks like…

  5. Rebecca says:

    Nicky Collision reminds me SO MUCH of Ruby Rhod from The Fifth Element. So now whenever I read him, I head Chris Tucker.

  6. ABYSchan says:

    That look in the last panel seems slightly resentful at the insinuation that she has “dried up”.

  7. Dotcom says:

    Yeah, Nicky is intreguing, but he’s still gross! Not sure why, but I feel my gag reflex going every time I look at him.

  8. Pseudo says:

    Nickys crew should have a steadycam mount for this kind of work. He might not behave professionally, but I bet he actually is quite. And both Nicky and Spike should pander to their audience; throw in some fanservice!

  9. amity says:

    Great writing, Spike, you’ve outdone yourself.

  10. DCB says:

    bwhahaha such delicate whores.

  11. AMC says:

    Nicky is one of those people I would hate but also watch religiously BECAUSE I enjoy hating him.
    Rereading this chapter all in one go makes it make more sense, and the build up of tension is fantastic

  12. AMC says:

    Also…Is Tuesday going to be postergirl for the Doves??

  13. tekno says:

    I like that his instinct is dead on the money. Like he’s got some real journalistic chops underneath all the wacky bullshit.

  14. Jl says:

    I’m wondering what an brothel that caters to short leather bears ( second panel ) would be called.

    It would probably be something like Curzon but in my head it’s more like Cupcake Palace.

  15. He looks like a skunk!

    Also, I would claim that he isn’t really taking sides here.

  16. Jl says:

    Also, Barnabas is called The Red Dwarf?


    • coldfrog says:

      It might help to explain why Dinah’s got that mark on her head… she’s really a hologram!

    • Twiggy says:

      Something tells me that’s just Nicky’s pet name for him. I wouldn’t be surprised if no one else calls the North Oarlock “North O” either.

  17. norm says:

    Heh, Orpha’s secret plan doesn’t seem quite so clever, now that Nicky’s figured it out within minutes …

    • George Spelvin says:

      I seriously doubt this has anything to do with Orpha’s plan. She was going to have “pretty people saying pretty things”, and this ain’t pretty.

  18. Jl says:

    Hmmm, seen but haven’t met…


  19. Andrew says:

    All city Soviets on lockdown. I predict violence coming. Possibly la familia de Cook will make a re-appearance.

  20. Slothrop, T. says:

    Nikki is pure ‘D’ drag, as in Queen.