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Warren Ellisish Thread

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  • Ambrose BalinAmbrose Balin Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Thanks, I will

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    ...buried in studies of a nature more than all else adapted to deaden impressions of the outward world.
  • Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Ministry of Space?

    I mean, that's REALLY short (I think it was three issues) but... yeah.

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    Scars was good. Give that a look.

    Scars was among the most horrible things I have ever read.

    So fucking depression.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I enjoy his crime writing, so I dug it immensely despite the aforementioned depressing story.

    OH SHIT!

    Hey, give Fell a try!

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  • Ambrose BalinAmbrose Balin Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Just checked out wiki's for all of these. It all looks interesting. Thanks for the recomendations!

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    ...buried in studies of a nature more than all else adapted to deaden impressions of the outward world.
  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    So Warren and Ryp have another project in the works, due in July 08. It seems to be called No Hero.
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    Honestly, it sounds kind of Black Summer-ish, before the Seven Guns dissolved. Which is awesome.
    July 2008,
    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
    Readership: MR
    Full Color

    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.
    from WhiteChapel

    In other news, Black Summer 6 has supposedly shipped to Diamond. I've been nagging Avatar every other week for damn near three months now. I've been told there were problems at the printers. Ellis and Ryp said it was done a long time ago. I may have read (I can't remember for sure) that they had the whole thing done before Christmas, but that might be wrong.

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  • CerriusCerrius Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Thats great.

    But where the hell are the new issues of Desolation Jones?

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    If anything, Ellis should stop making new books and actually finish existing ones.

    You know, in case he dies before any of them hit the third issue.

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  • bobgorilabobgorila Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Desolation Jones, Black Summer, Fell, Doktor Sleepless.

    Am I missing anything? Warren, for christ's sake, stop tweeting about ENTER THE DRAGON starring Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore and fucking finish telling the stories you started.

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  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    You forgot Anna Mercury, Freakangels, Gravel, running Grinding, writing Thunderbolts, consuming enough caffiene to kill a herd of bull elephants...

    I dont see how he could possibly physically do any more work without budding off a mini-ellis to do it.

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  • bobgorilabobgorila Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Eh, the only one of those things I'm reading is FreakAngels, and it's been pretty regular so far.

    It's getting interesting though, so it'll probably get held right back any day now.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Cerrius wrote: »
    Thats great.

    But where the hell are the new issues of Desolation Jones?

    I think the artist is the reason for the delay.
    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.
    via Whitechapel

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  • DemosthornDemosthorn Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Man, I want Fell to be a monthly series so badly.

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2008
    John starts drawing sometime

    oh geeze

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Rest, You Are The Lightning. Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    i want planetary 27 more than any other comic ever

    it's gonna be a long year

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2008
    yeah well, since it'll be started some time over the next couple months according to a third hand source, i anticipate a speedy release

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  • CerriusCerrius Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I hope so. I also hope they come out with the final trade right afterwards, because I can't find any single issues other than whats in the first three trades. In Portland, atleast.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I just want Black Summer to finish and the tpb to come out, so I can sell my singles for some credit for it and read it that way.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Rest, You Are The Lightning. Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Crecy is probably my favorite thing he's done since Desolation Jones

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Crecy is amazing.

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Crecy is large amounts of awesome.

    And Planetary 27 will be the greatest thing ever.
    Ambrose has to come back, and we'll find out which character they pulled out of fiction that ripped the shit out of the base!

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  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    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 Santos
    Writer: 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

    Looking forward to what COBRA does in their off hours, which will probably involve the Baroness fisting Destro while his chrome plated balls are being inflated with saline.

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    If it ain't got Cobra-Lalalalalalalala, I ain't interested.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    A serious take on GI Joe has some promise.

    I wish we didn't have to wait so long for No Hero 1. There is a big gap between 0 and 1, probably to build up anticipation or something. I just hope Avatar gets their printer sorted out.

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  • The_LightbringerThe_Lightbringer Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I am suddenly imaging that GI joe spoof they had on the Venture Brothers and it makes me giddy with pleasure. Volleyball with destro's head between fighter jets!


    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO JOE!

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm pretty sure Ellis's take on GI Joe will have nothing to with camp or sillyness.

    So I found this:
    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!

    blah blah variant covers blah blah
    from here

    previews says something a little different

    I have only the vaguest ideas what No Hero 1 will entail.
    The cover has a pissed off looking white dude in a punk shirt (LAW IS NOT JUSTICE) standing in the middle of a bunch of bodies with blood on his fists. He looks kind of like the kid from Kick Ass, oddly enough. This young gentleman is apparently obsessed with street justice, and maybe wants some Foxy to power-up.

    I am guessing the Frontline guys will investigate the killer from issue 0 too.

    Should be interesting.

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  • Kevin CristKevin Crist I make the devil hit his knees and say the 'our father'Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I was reminded of this on another forum; Back when Grant Morrison started New X-men, Someone asked Ellis on what he'd do if he had a shot at the X-men, Ellis answered on his BAD SIGNAL mailing list.

    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?

    No.

    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.

    That's crap.

    Our genus is in fact Homo Novus. We are, quite simply,
    New Humans.

    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
    standard-issue human.

    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
    the future.

    And everywhere you go, you make the world new again.

    ###

    © Warren Ellis 2003 All Rights Reserved

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Huh. I wish x-Men had gone that way.

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  • frayfray Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    So I just read Iron Man: Extremis. Turns out it's awesome. Also read Gravel the other day, didn't grab me as much. Has potential to be interesting but it read like Ellis kind of phoned it in, didn't seem to have the same imagination as his other stuff.

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Oddly enough I just read Extremis a couple of days ago too. Not bad, though it felt like a couple more issues in the middle would have really helped the pacing.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Is it just me or does No Hero sound exactly like fucking Black Summer, at least initially.

    Scientifically advanced supers, side effects, limits of power etc...

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Um... in the vaguest sense. If it was by a different creative team, noone would be saying anything. I mean Black Summer has a super/post-human character kill everyone in the oval office and then the shit hits the fan for his old team mates.

    No Hero seems to be about a group of post humans trying to police an entire society, and also about a young punk vigilante who really wants to be turned into a post-human. There is also someone with a vendetta against the post-humans. Hard to say with just 1 issue out, and that issue being a 0 issue.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Preview of pencils-only (so far) pages from No Hero 1

    man that is a brutal ambush right there. damn. i guess daredevil or nightwing could theoretically do the same thing, but man that is wicked

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I do like that little surprise attack, as it seems like something more street-level heroes would do if they wanted to avoid getting shot or stabbed ten seconds into a confrontation. It vaguely reminds me of the pencils for an unpublished Showcase book that was to star Blue Beetle, where he used the momentum from swinging down from the Bug to boot some mugger in the head. Though it was decidedly less messy.

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  • AngryAngry The glory I had witnessed was just a sleight of handRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    ryp has the same problem that turner had in that all his characters have the exact same jaw line. except ryp's are all pudgy and round.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
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    This Wednesday.

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Fuck yeah.

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Rest, You Are The Lightning. Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Aw jeah

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Black Summer 7 was intense. Glad to finally have the last issue, but sad to see the series end. A lot of cool things happen off-panel, which was kind of a bummer.
    The final meeting of Tom Noir, John Horus and Frank Blacksmith was intense. Three crazy guys who used to be friends and tried to change society back in the day all trying to kill each other. Tom blows them all up. Meanwhile, the ladies try to help the people in the city. At the end, a recording, probably keyed by Tom's death, begins to play over all radio waves, which attempts to explain Tom's actions.

    We never really found out what Laura's gun could do, but it maybe deactivates John's eyes and I think Tom uses it to blow everyone up?

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