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November 13th, 2009
12:30 am


The crossroads of superheroes and religion

Warren Ellis explores the crossroads of two topics he is known for his nuanced, thoughtful, and respectful treatment of.

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August 8th, 2009
12:50 pm


Absolution #0
Just to clarify some discussion from the post I made yesterday, here are some pages from Absolution issue #0. #1 is a flashback to the first time John Dusk deliberately broke the law; #0 is from the "current day."

The pages after the cut are SFW.

four pages after the cut )

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August 7th, 2009
05:02 pm


Absolution #1
Avatar has approached several well-known comics writers in recent months, looking for fresh takes on the superhero. One result was Ellis's Black Summer limited series.

Christos Gage is now taking a turn at it with Absolution. According to the #0 issue, it draws its inspiration from a friend of Gage's who left the police force. Gage's friend told him that in his daily life, he dealt with a variety of criminals who he was legally prohibited from touching for one reason or another, and that he knew, sooner or later, he was just going to shoot one of them.

Absolution is about a superhero named John Dusk, who is essentially a superhuman SWAT cop; he's called in to deal with rogue "enhanciles." #1 is a flashback, showing the first time Dusk - suffering from post-traumatic stress after seeing several horrifying crime scenes - voluntarily crosses the line.

While Absolution is somewhat tame by Avatar's standards, it's still a gory book. I'm not showing the worst bits, but after the cut, there is still a dude who's been dismembered. That's your warning.

five pages after the cut )

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July 21st, 2009
03:41 pm


Warren Ellis: Crécy

Not exactly Simon Schama...

Current Location: Seattle
Current Mood: chipper
Current Music: Japan, "Obscure Alternatives"
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April 30th, 2009
02:36 pm


Aetheric Mechanics
Title: Aetheric Mechanics (Avatar Press, 2008, 46 pages)
Creators: Warren Ellis (writer), Gianluca Pagliarani (pencils)
Availability: In print.

A Sherlock Holmes pastiche as written by Warren Ellis. When I first posted this back at the old comm, I described it as "what awesome will be once it grows hair on its chest and finds the confidence to talk to girls". I stand by this opinion.

It's not what you think.

Anyway -- good book. Lots of fun. Deserves your money.

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