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Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

Postby Jesse » Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:19 pm UTC

Gravel. Film.

That is all.
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Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

Postby Decker » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:59 pm UTC

So far I've read Doktor Sleepless, Crooked Little Vein, Transmet, and FA. Anyone know when the next volume of Doktor Sleepless is due?
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Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

Postby Belial » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:03 pm UTC

It is *horrendously* irregular.

So no.
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Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

Postby Decker » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:07 pm UTC

Someone get Warren some fiber please.
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Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:45 pm UTC

Dude's writing, like, 400 comics.
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Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

Postby Belial » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:18 am UTC

and, like, 4 film projects. And a couple cartoons.
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Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

Postby Jesse » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:19 am UTC

Jesse wrote:Gravel. Film.

That is all.
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Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

Postby Decker » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:43 pm UTC

Cartoons? I may need to look these up.
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Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:58 pm UTC

GI Joe:Resolute, for example.
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Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

Postby khariifa » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:33 pm UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:Jack Hawksmore=win. (Hawksmoor? I can't remember)
I think the only one on that teams I don't absolutely adore is Shin, as she's only 'pretty cool'. Hatched from an egg that the Nazi's were cooking for ultimate power. Oh yes. Nazis.
But I think if I had to order them, which would be pretty tricky, it'd go something like this
Hawksmore>>>Engineer>Doctor>Jenny Sparks>>>Midnighter>Apollo>>>>>>>Shin


For me: Midnighter>>>>Engineer>>Jenny>Hawksmoor>Apollo>>Doctor>>>>>>>>Shin

Agreed. Shin's always such a complete nonentity in the team, both in terms of personality and powers. I mean, you've got two people who are practically omnipotent (Jenny and the Doctor), and everyone else is... well, unbearably badass, except for her. Not just that, but they're all strong personalities (well, maybe not Apollo, but his other half makes up for that), and she just... falls by the wayside. She belongs in the Birds of Prey or something, not the Authority.

As for Ellis' other stuff, I like Planetary, but I tried the first TPB of Transmet and didn't care for it. Did anybody else feel that way, and then end up liking it after reading more?
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Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

Postby Jesse » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:33 pm UTC

The first year of Transmet is a collection of thigns Warren Ellis hates and wants to rant about. The second year picks up a cohesive and fantastic plot. However, if you're not enjoying the style then you won't enjoy it later.
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Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

Postby Zohar » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:00 am UTC

A friend of mine just started reading Planetary and I thought to jokingly spoil it for him - for example if he was watching Titanic, tell him everyone's saved by aliens at the end or something. Something that's so outrageous that they can't take it seriously.

But... that doesn't work for Warren Ellis. I can't think of a single joking spoiler that couldn't actually appear in a story.
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Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

Postby Grop » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:43 am UTC

Everyone is saved by Titanic's victims?
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Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:25 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:A friend of mine just started reading Planetary and I thought to jokingly spoil it for him - for example if he was watching Titanic, tell him everyone's saved by aliens at the end or something. Something that's so outrageous that they can't take it seriously.

But... that doesn't work for Warren Ellis. I can't think of a single joking spoiler that couldn't actually appear in a story.
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Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

Postby Zohar » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:38 pm UTC

You know, I wouldn't be totally surprised if that were true.
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Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:53 pm UTC

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Though due to an unfortunate misunderstanding, he's no longer allowed to play the Bros icing Bros game. On the other hand, the Frathouse is renamed from "Swamp II" to "George "Skidmark" Mevlin Chapter House"
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Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

Postby Zohar » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:15 am UTC

I'm sorry SexyTalon, it just doesn't work. That's as reasonable a story as any other for him. And he'd make it awesome.
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Re: Let's all talk about Warren Ellis, now.

Postby El Spark » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:32 pm UTC

Everyone resolves their differences through diplomacy and then retire, with the rest of the series following the day-to-day events of a pawnshop owner in Utica who used to be a cosmic superhero.

...you're right, Zohar, this is a tough one.
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