Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Lost Meets Mystery Tales #40

Yesterday, Xande pointed out an interesting blog called Mystery Tales 40, created by a group of dudes obsessed with the LOST tv series and how they are currently attempting to decode the puzzle behind the Atlas Mystery Tales #40 issue that one of the characters apparently showed to another character in a recent episode. They believe that the cover shows, to quote: “…so many similarities with Lost's story's possible future for us to think it may contain key details on the show's plot.”



They could be on the right track, they could be wronger than the new Indiana Jones movie; whatever the case they were willing to pool together $400 to win an issue of MT40 on ebay to find out more. I don’t watch LOST so what do I know... does anyone else have anything to add?

7 comments:

Ger Apeldoorn said...

I watch Lost and love it. As many people have noted, it has one of it's best seasons ever, since they agreed with the network when to end the series. So now they know when to reveal which plotpoints on the raod to the end. This works both ways. The writers know what they have to reveal and the audience know they are no longer dicking around.

I have found that Lost can be a hard series to follow if you take it all to literally, though. In the first season I enjoyed how much mystification they managed to heap onto their basic premiss. Second season it turned into an easier top follow soap, which was a lot more noring. Third season was essentially a war story - exciting but no challange. All the exciting parts were revealed in the online 'game'. This season they have returned to heaping one unexplainable action onto the other. Now some people may be bothered by this, but I love it. There seems to be some sort of set of rules behind it and it is fun to guess what those rules are.

If I had had the issue of Mystery Tales, I would have immediately used it in my blog (if only because of the traffic it would ensure). But It is one of the few of that title I don't have (and now I can kiss it goodbye for a while). Still, if I really had some time on my hands, I could look up all the other stories with 'hidden land' in the title. Because it was one of a few titles Stan Lee used a lot.

Tim Tylor said...

'Fraid I don't watch Lost either. But I'm pretty impressed by that cover.

Anonymous said...

I DONT WATCH LOST EITHER BUT EVERYONE ELSE I KNOW WATCHES IT AND TELLS ME EVERYTHING SO I'M PRETTY CAUGHT UP. I'LL PROBABLY WAIT UNTIL THE FINAL SEASON BOXSET COMES OUT DVD AND HAVE A MARATHON AND WATCH THEM ALL MYSELF. THIS MYSTERY TALES CONNECTION SEEMS KIND OF COOL THOUGH.

Horror pariah said...

LOST really shows Paul Dini's strength as a writer,his dialogue isn't really too different from the kind he used on BATMAN,yet it still always makes an impact. as for the plot connections....don't know;i think LOST will either have a really well-thought out conclusion,one of my 10 possible endings from a list i wrote with with my ex when the show came on,or an ending so hackneyed and random and stupid that Shamaylan will sue for ripping ideas from his folder,wouldn't be surprised if it all ended with them getting on the plane at the beginning just for it to crash again...or they're in hell.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

If they do things really well, they will have an 'ending' to their backstory well before the end... and a final battle to make things right again. As things are playing out now, they are going towards an island lost in time where people can find redemption. My personal guess is that everyone is already dead, but has gotten a new chance.Only when they have redeemed themselves they can die.

Anonymous said...

been waititng for the series to end to finally watch them all at once but the more we here about the show the less interesting it sounds

Karswell said...

My wife has been watching LOST from day one and seems to really like it. She was looking at this Mystery Tales 40 blog though and saying she didn't think the similarities were all too solid.

I guess we'll know soon enough...