Comic Review – Iron Man: Extremis

Iron Man: Extremis by Warren Ellis and Adi Granov First off, let us talk about the art. I waited for the trade because I knew there would be one, but it was also nice to read this in one sitting without having to wait for the delays seemingly caused by…

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From A Library: Orbiter

Orbiter by Warren Ellis & Colleen Doran According to Ellis himself, he didn’t like science at school. Reading Orbiter suggests different; it makes you think he was the prize physics pupil, president of the after-school science club, what with all the amazing detail and understanding he brings to the workings…

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My printed letters of comment – Transmetropolitan #7

(Apologies for the two images – the letter was printed over two pages, and my limited Photoshop skills couldn’t seamlessly blend them together again, even with help from all the King’s horses AND all the King’s men, useless bastards.) Having a letter printed in a comic book is great, in…

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The Power of Warren Ellis

I admire the comics of Warren Ellis. His story sense and work ethic is finely tuned, and he writes stories that, for the most part, I actively want to read. I’ve mentioned my appreciation for his work in previous posts, even though I don’t enjoy everything he writes (Tokyo Storm…

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Comic review: Nextwave #1

Nextwave #1 by Warren Ellis, Stuart Immonen and Wade von Grawbadger I thought I should stem the potential tide of negativity that my Trimming the Collection reviews might create by waxing rhapsodic about a comic that will definitely stay in the collection. Nextwave is funny. That is all you need…

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Comic review: Desolation Jones #3

Desolation Jones #3 by Warren Ellis & J.H. Williams III (Wildstorm Signature) As you can probably tell, I enjoy the work of Warren Ellis. There is something about his style, his inventiveness, his dialogue, his attitude and his sensibilities that speak to me. I don't automatically believe that everything he…

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Comic review: Fell #1

Fell #1 by Warren Ellis & Ben Templesmith (Image) After the term 'widescreen action' was coined for The Authority issues illustrated by Bryan Hitch and made obvious the connection between comics and cinema, Warren Ellis is now making the connection between comics and television in Fell. In this first issue,…

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Comics: Apparat review

The Apparat line of comics was Warren Ellis writing a set of one-off issues of comics based on the idea that superheroes didn't exist in the publishing world. See here for the official site, which includes some information from Ellis and the covers. Frank Ironwine Ellis likes his emotional detectives;…

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