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Warren Ellisish Thread

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  • Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    edited August 2005
    Antibodies wrote:
    Spectre-x wrote:
    Antibodies wrote:
    It's definitely bi-monthly so I think #3 should be out in a couple of weeks.

    Question: I'm fast becoming a J.H. Williams III fan and noticed he did all the art chores for Alan Moore's Promethea- is that series worth checking out? I've got pretty much everything else Moore has done but the mythic heroine isn't of much interest to me. Is there more to it than meets the eye?

    EVERYTHING MOORE DOES IS WORTH CHECKING OUT

    A POX ON YOU FOR EVER DOUBTING THIS

    It's more a matter of priority- eventually I'll get around to everything but as far as the entirety of Moore's works I've only just gotten V for Vendetta and some of the latter Tom Strong but I'm well past the halfway point. After V tho- damn- I the man can do no wrong in my eyes. Prolly going to scope out Promethea and From Hell this week. Many thanks guys.
    Have you read watchmen? Watchmen's pretty good.

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  • AntibodiesAntibodies Used to live in a psychic city. Never knew what would happen in a day. Chicago, ILRegistered User regular
    edited August 2005
    Dex Dynamo wrote:
    Antibodies wrote:
    Spectre-x wrote:
    Antibodies wrote:
    It's definitely bi-monthly so I think #3 should be out in a couple of weeks.

    Question: I'm fast becoming a J.H. Williams III fan and noticed he did all the art chores for Alan Moore's Promethea- is that series worth checking out? I've got pretty much everything else Moore has done but the mythic heroine isn't of much interest to me. Is there more to it than meets the eye?

    EVERYTHING MOORE DOES IS WORTH CHECKING OUT

    A POX ON YOU FOR EVER DOUBTING THIS

    It's more a matter of priority- eventually I'll get around to everything but as far as the entirety of Moore's works I've only just gotten V for Vendetta and some of the latter Tom Strong but I'm well past the halfway point. After V tho- damn- I the man can do no wrong in my eyes. Prolly going to scope out Promethea and From Hell this week. Many thanks guys.
    Have you read watchmen? Watchmen's pretty good.

    Yea, several years ago when I was first exploring teh greater comic world (outside of spidey/xmen) I read Watchmen and then again this year. It's not my favorite Moore work by any means though. I really enjoy Top Ten, League, Tom Strong and the rest of his ABC stuff so I'm just now buying up all his older work.
    I really appreciate just how much content he packs into all his books, it's a bit wordy but in a good way- beats the hell out of all the super decompressed superhero books going on lately.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited September 2005
    Still on track for September 14?

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA
    edited September 2005
    Still on track for September 14?

    Can't imagine why it wouldn't be. I remember Ellis saying somewhere that he'd actually finished the first six issues before they were ever sent to the artist (and goddamn I love the art in this book), so it sounds like it'll be timely for the first arc at least.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited September 2005
    I was just wondering. This is probably the only comic I will be buying this semester, unless I can scrape together enough change to try Silent Dragon. I realy really want to try Fell, but I dont know.

    I am several hundred dollars in debt and I need to save for a trip to France in the winter to visit my fiance.

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA
    edited September 2005
    UNACCEPTABLE BUY COMICS INSTEAD

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  • WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    edited September 2005
    I was just wondering. This is probably the only comic I will be buying this semester, unless I can scrape together enough change to try Silent Dragon. I realy really want to try Fell, but I dont know.

    I am several hundred dollars in debt and I need to save for a trip to France in the winter to visit my fiance.

    To put a point in the Pros colum, Fell is $1.99.

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  • WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    edited September 2005
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  • WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    edited September 2005
    Also, it went down within the first thirty minutes.

    So...don't count on getting in. Ever.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2005
    I was just laughing at that, the three BAD SIGNAL emails were waiting in my inbox when I woke up.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited September 2005
    I was just laughing at that, the three BAD SIGNAL emails were waiting in my inbox when I woke up.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2005
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    It's up.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2005
    Hahaha, now it's down again. There were 75 users online before it went down.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited September 2005
    Something over 46,000 connections
    were logged before the database stuck its feet in
    the air.

    Since it has been kind of fixed, more than 1000 people have registered. CRAZY

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2005
    It's running slllooowwww.

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  • The CowThe Cow Registered User
    edited September 2005
    It's running slllooowwww.

    Didn't it come up fucking yesterday? Because if I'm not wrong, there are at least 420 people who have posted in the introductions thread. Aside from Warren commenting occasionaly, I imagine most of them are different people. Which is a fuck ton of people in something under 24 hours of mostly downtime.

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited September 2005
    So i just got Fell, which is a promising start to a great new series from Ellis. Even though it is shorter than most comic single issues, it sure didn't seem like it. The best part is, once again, reading his ideas for the book in the back, and the whole idea of picking up a single, self-contained story for a cheaper price, which is something the comic industry could use (i'm looking at you, massive company wide crossover shit i can never keep up with). Anywho, would love to hear what others thought of it. I haven't even touched on the story, a neat little crime story that makes the city of Snowtown a character in and of itself. Don't wanna spoil it though

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  • MaladictMaladict Registered User
    edited September 2005
    I need to check out Fell.

    So there.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2005
    So i just got Fell, which is a promising start to a great new series from Ellis. Even though it is shorter than most comic single issues, it sure didn't seem like it. The best part is, once again, reading his ideas for the book in the back, and the whole idea of picking up a single, self-contained story for a cheaper price, which is something the comic industry could use (i'm looking at you, massive company wide crossover shit i can never keep up with). Anywho, would love to hear what others thought of it. I haven't even touched on the story, a neat little crime story that makes the city of Snowtown a character in and of itself. Don't wanna spoil it though

    My buddy in Toronto is going to send me FELL along with Jones 2 and 3 when she gets it.

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited September 2005
    Fell is good, very good, like delicious apple pie good. Also, goddamn if Desolation Jones #3 ain't taking forever to come out.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited September 2005
    Desolation Jones is bimonthly. Always has been. #3 is due on the 14th.

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  • WallyWally Registered User
    edited September 2005
    So i just got Fell, which is a promising start to a great new series from Ellis. Even though it is shorter than most comic single issues, it sure didn't seem like it. The best part is, once again, reading his ideas for the book in the back, and the whole idea of picking up a single, self-contained story for a cheaper price, which is something the comic industry could use (i'm looking at you, massive company wide crossover shit i can never keep up with). Anywho, would love to hear what others thought of it. I haven't even touched on the story, a neat little crime story that makes the city of Snowtown a character in and of itself. Don't wanna spoil it though

    I just picked up today, I really liked the one panel scenes near the beginning that fill in parts of Fell's past. I also picked up Jack Cross, which was pretty badass.

    Is it safe to assume that this is THE Warren Ellis thread?

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited September 2005
    Apparently.

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  • MaladictMaladict Registered User
    edited September 2005
    Should get renamed, then :)

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  • RockyRaccoonRockyRaccoon Registered User
    edited September 2005
    i dont know why, but I was positive desolation jones #3 came out thurs, and i almost got into an argument with the guy behind the counter. anyhow, diamond says its out THIS wed. seems a little better than bimonthly.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited September 2005
    Yep. It is scheduled for the 14th.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2005
    oh fuck that's today

    that means i'm going to get a package in the mail soon with DJ # 2 and 3 and FELL #1

    awesome

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  • RockyRaccoonRockyRaccoon Registered User
    edited September 2005
    i wasn't impressed. ellis' take on the LA porn industry? I think i would have slept through this even if I didn't get his daily profanity filled emails. #2 was much better than this.

    edit: upon reflection, the scene where they are smoking pot and how that (plus him being fucked up to begin with) was reflected in the art was well done

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2005
    He did work as a prostitute for awhile.

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA
    edited September 2005
    Maladict wrote:
    Should get renamed, then :)

    aim to please, I always say

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  • MaladictMaladict Registered User
    edited September 2005
    Servo wrote:
    Maladict wrote:
    Should get renamed, then :)

    aim to please, I always say

    :oops: Thank you honey

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  • MaladictMaladict Registered User
    edited September 2005
    i wasn't impressed. ellis' take on the LA porn industry? I think i would have slept through this even if I didn't get his daily profanity filled emails. #2 was much better than this.

    edit: upon reflection, the scene where they are smoking pot and how that (plus him being fucked up to begin with) was reflected in the art was well done

    #3 was a bit of a letdown, for me.. but that about the joint smoking and the art was cool. And I like how it turns into black/white when there's violence going on.. cool touch.

    I hope #4 is a little more interesting

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  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited September 2005
    I fucking loved issue 3.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited September 2005
    Issue three was quite awesome.
    Brain, stop fucking with me now

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  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited September 2005
    I haven't read the first issue, but am I correct in assuming that this is the first time we've seen Jones's killer instinct?

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited September 2005
    You are incorrect.

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited September 2005
    Issue #1, the gimp with the mask.

    "You win fights by wanting to fuck up the other guy worse than he does you."

    Eye gouging.

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  • Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User
    edited September 2005
    Knob wrote:
    I fucking loved issue 3.
    It seemed really short to me, compared to the first two.

    No doubt it's the same number of pages. Maybe it was just a case of less dialogue, more action.

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  • RockyRaccoonRockyRaccoon Registered User
    edited September 2005
    latest 20 questions from the great curve
    15. Have you ever started reading a pamphlet about the inner workings of the pornography industry and suddenly realize that you meant to read a comic about some British guy?

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  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator mod
    edited October 2005
    Issue #1, the gimp with the mask.

    "You win fights by wanting to fuck up the other guy worse than he does you."

    Eye gouging.

    I finally got Issue 1

    And while Jones did get in a fight, issue 3 was the first time we get a sense of him being more than human. The crazy 'targeting' sequence while he's figuring out how to take the goon down, followed by a broken lamp to the crotch.

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