Good war comics are much harder to come by than they used to be, but there's at least one source that will remain consistent. Garth Ennis has written some of the most emotionally compelling and contextually complex stories in the genre over the course of his career, and that continues with Avatar's War Stories, with artist Tomas Aira.
True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto has claimed that Alan Moore Moore and Grant Morrison were the first writers to excite him about the possibilities of storytelling.
With everyone looking to solve the many remaining mysteries of True Detective, it’s tempting to ask: are comic books the key? Pizzolatto’s spectacular Moore crib aside, I’d go with with a big no. Ain’t nothing going to settle the debate around Carcosa let alone Marty Hart’s hot dating skills, but comics do represent a largely unexplored and appropriately strange route into the show. So without further ado here’s our by no means exhaustive guide to True Detective and weird comic books.
SPOILER WARNING: The following contains major spoilers for True Detective, Top 10, From Hell and some of The Invisibles.
More than a few of your favorite Marvel and DC Comics creators have projects that you may not have heard of, depending on how closely you follow their careers. In creator-owned comics, they get to go wild and create a story that springs entirely from their own brow, and I love seeing the results of that...
Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows' pandemic horror comic Crossed has been in print since 2008, but now Avatar Press is taking the brutal act online with a webcomic sequel. Crossed: Wish You Were Here (not safe for work or anyone with a sensitive stomach) has just debuted, giving all of its gory murder and dolphin rape away for free...
The co-founder of Blur Studio, the animation and visual effects house best known lately for the very memorable opening credits for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and to ComicsAlliance readers for The Goon animations, Tim Miller will direct a live action film based on Gravel, the Avatar Press comic book series created by Warren Ellis and Mike Wolfer...
BLACK SUMMER: HORUS 8 inch figure
Retail Price: $24.99 US
Package Art: Juan Jose Ryp
Format: 8 inch figure in a clam-shell package
Straight from the pages of Warren Ellis' smash-hit series Black Summer, Horus is now available as an action figure
Warren Ellis BLACKGAS TPB
Retail Price: $19.99 US
Cover: Jacen Burrows
Writer: Warren Ellis
Art: Max Fiumara
Format: Full Color, 144 pages
All six issues of Warren Ellis zombie outbreak tale are collected here for the first time
Last week was a big one for our friend Warren Ellis. Aside from contracting what he diagnosed as San Diego SARS and downing something like five pallets of Red Bull at what is assured to be one of his last Comic-Cons in quite a while--and you should check out John's stellar on-the-scene reportage for all the tidbits and gory details of that adventure--he released the first issues of two new comic series, a graphic novel and his first ever prose novel-quite a hefty load, so much so that its taken me this long to parse through the material, develop one or two cogent thoughts and present you here with my mega-Warren-Ellis-review bonanza...
Living up to his reputation during a candid two-hour conversation with his fans late Saturday night at Comic-Con, Warren Ellis worked his way through two Red Bull tallboys, a can of Sparks (an alcohol-infused energy drink presented to him by a fan) and, in flagrant disregard of Convention Center policy --to say nothing of the state of California-- a late-in-the panel cigarette ...