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From A Library – Avengers: Endless Wartime

Written by Warren Ellis Art by Mike McKone Tblunka, capital city of Sorenia, nestled between Iran, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. A mercenary, part of a force formed by the unseated regime trying to retake the country from the democratically elected government, shoots down something strange with ‘US Air Force’ on it. Stark Towers. The Avengers: Captain America (Steve Rogers), Hawkeye, Captain…

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Notes On A Film: RED

I can’t believe the cast list for this adaptation of a Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner comic book: Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban, Morgan Freeman, Brian Cox, Richard Dreyfuss, Ernest Borgnine. And room for Julian McMahon. How on earth did this film attract such a collection of well-known faces? The director, Robert Schwentke, must have…

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Thunderbolts: Caged Angels TPB

Thunderbolts #116–121 by Warren Ellis and Mike Deodato Jr Although I was initially hesitant about trying Ellis’ run on Thunderbolts, borrowing the first trade from the library, I was won over by the story and Ellis’ approach and handle on the characters. I know I’m predisposed to like Ellis comic books, but this is still really good, which is why…

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Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Box

Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Box TPB

Astonishing X-Men #25–30 and Ghost Boxes #1 & 2 by Warren Ellis and Simone Bianchi For someone who is supposed to dislike ‘pervert suit’ comic books, Ellis can write an excellent superhero story. Ghost Box is no exception: starting with a murder mystery, it leads to pre-stages of invasions from parallel dimensions and mutants with the mutant gene on different…

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Comic Book Review: Aetheric Mechanics

By Warren Ellis and Gianluca Pagliarani This might be a week late, but I wanted to talk about Ellis’ graphic novella from Avatar (under his Apparat label), Aetheric Mechanics. The basic premise is Ellis’ version of Sherlock Holmes – this is a good thing: I remember an Ellis-written draft of his take on Holmes and Watson, in his unique style,…

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From A Library – Thunderbolts: Faith In Monsters

Thunderbolts #110–115 by Warren Ellis and Mike Deodata Jr Warren Ellis’ work-for-hire books for Marvel falls into the category ‘wait for the trade’; when he is brought onto an ailing title for the purposes of boosting sales in the wake of a crossover, this is a confirmed decision. Thunderbolts was always in the lower tier of Marvel’s titles – the…

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Book: Crooked Little Vein

Being a fan of Warren Ellis (see this rather extensive selection of previous posts about Ellis’ work), it was obvious that I was going to buy his first novella; the only question was how much I would enjoy the book. The story of Crooked Little Vein is pure Ellis, a mix of his love of hard-boiled fiction (e.g. Scars, Desolation…

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Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield’s free webcomic, FreakAngels, is six pages of full-colour sequential art on a weekly basis that has been going on for the last few months. Completely free. That’s impressive. It will be collected into hard-copy form eventually, but it will still remain free online. God bless Warren Ellis and his continual desire to plough his own…

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