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.…

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Author Appearance: Warren Ellis at Foyles

I have been very fortunate to see several of my favourite comic book creators giving talks or in conversation – Alan Moore and Alan Davis in the same day, and Grant Morrison at a similar event at Foyles – and this was another enjoyable personal appearance from a favourite creator.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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From A Library – Ultimate Human

[Full title: Ultimate Hulk Vs. Ultimate Iron Man: Ultimate Human] issues #1–4 by Warren Ellis and Cary Nord Ellis seems to have a free remit to write more or less what he wants for Marvel, especially the Ultimate universe (his run on Ultimate Fantastic Four, the Gah-lak-tus trilogy) – all…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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FreakAngels

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…

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