Tuesday, October 13 2009
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".
Wednesday, September 14 2011
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.
Monday, October 25 2010
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
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
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 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
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.