Now a feature film starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, and John Malkovich, "Red" was originally a comic book miniseries by writer Warren Ellis ("Transmetropolitan", "Planetary") and artist Cully Hamner ("Detective Comics," "Blue Beetle") about a retired black ops killer named Paul Moses, an over the hill former operative who had been done with the wetwork game for years, wishing only to be left alone to have a quiet life and to try and forget the awful things he had done for his country.
But when a newly ap
At least year's Comic-Con Marvel announced plans for "Iron Man," "X-Men," "Wolverine" and "Blade" anime written by Warren Ellis and animated by Mad House Studios, showing off Iron Man and Wolverine teaser trailers featuring some impressive (if not completely representative of the final product) animation, along with a 2010 release date. One year later, Marvel is more or less delivering on that timeline, with all 12 episodes
I never fully got into Warren Ellis. "Transmetropolitan" seemed uneven to me, and especially when given mature-readers latitude he tends to include tons of... well, for lack of a better term, Ellisisms (Godzilla bukkake, "chair leg of truth", etc
ComicsAlliance reviews the biggest, best, and most interesting comics that hit the shelves this week.
SAVING MY REMAINING AC-DC PUNS FOR THE LAST ISSUE - Blackest Night 7
"Blackest Night"'s main title book is back after taking the month of January off, possibly in the hopes that we'd forget how it claimed that every single character resurrection that's ever occurred in the DC Universe was all part of Nekron's masterful years-long plan. Still no further elaboration on that statement h
Last Wednesday, Bluewater Comics released the latest in its Political Power line of comics. So far the company has published biographies of such figures as Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan and Joe Biden. So you'd expect that the newest edition on George W
WHAT'S THE OPPOSITE OF "A SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS"? - Siege: The Cabal
This week Marvel kicks off its next big event with "Siege: The Cabal," the first issue published under the "Siege" banner that leads up to "Siege" #1 next month. Once more we see Norman Osborn's Cab
ComicsAlliance's Chris Murphy reviews the biggest -- and best -- comic books hitting the shelves this week.
WHY DON'T WE STILL USE ZEPPELINS, ANYWAY? Batman/Doc Savage Special
Batman is a more interesting superhero when there are no superpowers to deal with. Put him in a situation where he's got to face of
ComicsAlliance's Chris Murphy reviews the biggest -- and best -- books coming out this week.
AND AT LAST WE ARRIVE AT THE END -- Planetary #27
I believe I may be required by law in this review to address the following topic first: This week Wildstorm is releasing the 27th and final issue of Warren Ellis and John Cassaday's Planetary. The series premiered with issue one way back in the spring of 1999 and in 2000 was nominated f
"There are mad and beautiful things beneath the skin of the world we know, that you only see when you look at things on a planetary scale..."
-- Warren Ellis, from the original "Planetary" proposal
With this week's publication of "Planetary" 27, one of the most articulate and influential superhero comics of the last decade finally spirals to its strange end.
And after ten years, six-hundr