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Tuesday, October 13 2009

Beautiful and Unique Snowflakes: Warren Ellis' 'Planetary'

Warren Ellis, once thought of by many as comics’ resident Orson Welles, an angry, embittered artist, is actually the industry’s Kurt Vonnegut, sent here to make us feel as if "everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt".


Columns

Wednesday, September 14 2011

The Comics Writer and the Fall of the Superpowers

We often think of comic books as the height of escapism, but recent events point to an industry in a death spiral, due in no small part to how badly it mistreats the writers on which it depends.


Reviews

Monday, October 25 2010

The Day Before Social Media: DC/Vertigo and "Hellblazer: Shoot"

After 12 years of balking at the idea of publishing Warren Ellis' "Hellblazer: Shoot", Vertigo finally does so as part of their 18th anniversary. The result is to make a great story, momentous.


Tuesday, September 14 2010

¡Revolucion!: Astonishing X-Men: Exogenetic

At first blush Warren Ellis' Astonishing X-Men: Exogenetic seems to reenact the cultural politics of the Texas Revolution. Reading further, you discover this could not be further from the truth.


Monday, September 21 2009

Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes

The newest creative team is doing tremendous work on the series that redefined the X-Men -- so why some fans won’t accept it?


Sunday, July 19 2009

Orbiter

Orbiter is perhaps a perfect comic for this period in American history, when a current of optimism can be felt within the Obama administration.


Wednesday, June 3 2009

Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street

Warren Ellis’ violent, vicious, hilarious and horrifying vision of the future remains entrenched in a bleak and amoral future, where human beings are vat cloned as fast food livestock, media buys include subliminal bombs that buy ad space in your dreams and Star Trek style replicators are operated by AI addicted to cybernetic drugs.


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