Anjin-San wrote: »
Scars was good. Give that a look.
16 page issue 0 followed by a standard-sized 7-issue series
NO HERO #0
Retail Price: $1.00 US
Writer: Warren Ellis
Cover: Juan Jose Ryp
Art: Juan Jose Ryp
The blurb: The hottest series of the summer is beginning right now, as Ellis and Ryp unleash their next epic on the world! The superstar team that made Black Summer an instant fan-favorite are back, and revolutionizing masked heroes yet again! Warren Ellis & Juan Jose Ryp have created an exciting new universe that explodes into action in this zero chapter. In 1966, a group of superhumans emerged in San Francisco, guided by the man whose unique new drugs gave them their incredible powers. Calling themselves The Levellers, this unified front stood against street crimes and corruption, in defense of their city against any and all assault. Years have passed, and we fast-forward through the tumultuous events of those early years to today, where the idealistic Levellers have gone through four incarnations to become The Front Line. But the team is not the only thing that's advanced over the years, and there are no easy victories when their luck finally begins to run out... This #0 issue is not a preview, it features the essential first chapter of the story and is available with a Regular or Wraparound cover by Ryp as well as a rare 1-in-15 Design Sketch Edition featuring the initial character designs by Ryp.
Cerrius wrote: »
But where the hell are the new issues of Desolation Jones?
PLANETARY 27: John starts drawing sometime over the next couple of months, according to Wildstorm.
DESOLATION JONES: on hiatus, returning this year.
DOKTOR SLEEPLESS: #9 was cancelled and re-solicited for July release so we get back on schedule. Minor schedule bump.
NEWUNIVERSAL Second Series: I believe #1 of the new six has been solicited.
THUNDERBOLTS: fell late due to schedule conflicts, illness and other crap, still trundling along.
FELL 10: we're getting around to it. Right now I have some things to take care of first, and Ben's just moved to the US from Australia.
BLACK SUMMER: problems at the printers, apparently. Put that down to "shit happens."
DOKTOR SLEEPLESS: the book is roughly planned as three or four "acts." I choose not to nail it down to a specific number of episodes right now, at least in public.
IGNITION CITY: three issues in the can, I believe. Planning to release the first "volume" of IGNITION CITY with all issues complete.
ASTONISHING X-MEN: SECOND STAGE -- sometime this summer? Dunno what the actual release date is. I'm into the script for the third episode right now.
John starts drawing sometime
G.I. Joe Absolute
Adult themed, PG-13
Highly detailed animation
Designed to bring adult fans back into the market
10 5 minute episodes, 1 10 minute season finale
No distribution decided upon yet.
Could be webisodes, could be tv special, could be DVD, or all 3.
Starts in first quarter 2009
NO LASERS. NO PARACHUTING.
Will have deaths.
Little to no blood (but, from what we've seen, that won't matter)
Focus on core early characters.
No Cobra La.
Producers: Sam Register
Director: Jaoquim De SantosWriter: Warren Ellis
Lead Animator: Dave Johnson
Cobra Commander, Destro, Baroness confirmed. Lady Jaye more like a Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica type role. Not major player. Cobra Commander is ruthless. Not a clown. Emphasized several times.
Cobra Commander being played by 80s cartoon voice of Tripwire, Charlie Adler.
Ninja moves based on real world techniques.
Real guns, real bullets. No parachuting out of planes right before they blow up. People will die. They said they thought about sniping a guy in a parachute on his way down who actually did make it out of a plane in time.
No direct benchmark for success, will include overall promotion, hits, feedback, news coverage, ratings, eventual DVD sales if sold, etc. But XYZ product making XYZ money doesn't need to happen to continue on, its a brand promotion tool.
Entertainment being done first, and well, to stand on it's own, with product to follow, rather than the reverse. This is first outing with that philosophy
Comic Summary: by Warren Ellis & Juan Jose Ryp Warren Ellis and Juan Jose Ryp, the team behind the fan-favorite Black Summer, are revolutionizing masked heroes yet again in the hottest new series of the summer! Dead heroes in the dirt. A killer capable of almost supernatural tortures. Five generations of the world's only superhuman group. A forty-year legacy of standing for the rights of freedom and safety.
A young man obsessed with the need for street justice. How much do you want to be a superhuman? How badly does he want it? Bad enough to bring on the last days of an American legend? If he even gets to survive that long?
Forty years ago, a group of superhumans emerged in San Francisco, guided by the man whose unique new drugs gave them their incredible powers. But the team is not the only thing that's advanced over the years, and there are no easy victories when their luck finally begins to run out!
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As to what I'd do... well. Imagine a big lecture hall full
of mutant kids, tricked out with holographic projectors
creating CG imagery around the speaker -- I've only read a
few of Grant's issues, but let's say it's Emma Frost and
assume he didn't kill her or turn her into a hat and a pipe
or something. Imagine a lecture:
You're not different.
The world has spent forty years telling you you're different.
Some of your own teachers have doubtless told you that you're
different, with the best of intentions.
But you are not different.
You are new.
Yes, you are mutants. But so are the Basque people of Spain.
Did you know that?
They have a gene that protects them against heart disease.
It is a gene that no other people have.
That, by definition, makes them mutants.
Do people without that gene go to the Basque region with
pitchforks and torches? Do people seek to outlaw them?
Have people, in fact, designed and constructed giant robots
to hunt and kill the Basque populace?
They are simply part of the human genestream.
The genestream is the human torpedo, fired out of Africa at
the dawn of intelligent life.
Think of it as a contrail, shooting out of the past as
roaring into the future.
It curls around the world, thickening as it gathers pace. The
African human is part of the genestream. The Ainu, the Inuit,
the Caucasian, the Sumerian. The Basque. All of these are
part of the human genestream, powering forward into future time.
And at the front of the genestream is us.
The human warhead of the evolutionary missile.
Some people have called us Homo Superior, which is supposed to
mean superior human, superhuman.
Our genus is in fact Homo Novus. We are, quite simply,
You are not different. You are simply new.
The people who don't like you have a name, too. Neophobes.
Those who fear and hate the new. And I bring good news.
Neophobes die early.
It's true. A recent scientific study shows that neophobes
experience such stress when in the presence of the new that
it signficantly shortens their lifespans.
By hating you, they're killing themselves.
By now, I'm sure most of you have spotted the fatal flaw in
my Basque analogy. The Basques look like every other
standard-issue human on the face of the planet, and you don't.
Many of you, I'm glad to say, do not look like standard-issue
Homo Sapiens. And that, you believe, is why the outside world
does not accept you.
I have good news on that score, too. I'm just a little ray of
sunshine today, aren't I?
All you have to do is look out the window.
Look at your human peers, the teens and twentysomethings.
They're twisting themselves into something other than
They're changing themselves, with piercings and brandings,
and implantations and surgeries.
There's a surging body modification movement full of people
sinking feathers into their backs with hooks to make wings,
and splitting their tongues in two, and connecting extra arms
to their nervous systems.
Do you know why they're doing that?
Because they want to be you.
They want to be new humans.
They are testing the absolute boandaries of their own bodies
because they want to become what you are naturally.
There's a word for them, too. Neophiles. People who embrace
the new. And they live longer.
You think you're never going to be accepted? Look out the
window. The current generation of the previous model of human
is cutting itself to bits to try and be mutants.
They want to be you because you break all the rules they
hate just by existing.
Every last one of you is a subversive icon. Every last one of
you is a genetic superstar.
You are the genestream A-list, blasting the world into
And everywhere you go, you make the world new again.
Â© Warren Ellis 2003 All Rights Reserved