In the late '90s and early '00s, Warren Ellis helped reinvent Wildstorm Comics for the 21st century with runs on titles such as Stormwatch, The Authority and Planetary. The imprint and its characters were folded into the regular DC Universe as part of The New 52, but next year DC is setting them up in their own corner of the publishing line once again, with Ellis taking control as the curator of a new "pop-up" imprint similar to Gerard Way's Young Animal.
Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire’s Injection is a comic that I was incredibly excited for, based on the same creative team's groundbreaking reinvention of Moon Knight at Marvel --- yet I felt underwhelmed after reading the first issue.
Injection is now ten issues in, so I recently caught up and discovered that it the series is nothing like I expected it to be from that first impression. It’s a series with bold ideas, stunning art, and a twist that’ll send your head spinning. Most importantly, it’s one of the most exciting and cutting edge science fiction stories on the stands today.
Welcome to The Issue, where we look at some of the strangest, most interesting, and most distinctive single issue comic stories ever to grace the medium. For Sci-Fi Week at ComicsAlliance, we're looking at one of comics' best single issue science fiction stories.
Transmetropolitan writer Warren Ellis is probably the king of the single-issue story. Transmet is absolutely packed with memorable one-off issues. “Another Cold Morning” might just be the best.
Warren Ellis and Colleen Doran's Orbiter might be one of the most underrated comics of either of those creators' considerable careers. Released as an original graphic novel in 2003, it told the story of a space shuttle that returned to Earth after being missing for ten years, and it's the kind of beautifully rendered high concept story that makes you wonder why Ellis and Doran don't work together more often. Now, though, 13 years later, they're reuniting for a new project: Finality.
Imagine, if you a can, a world where charismatic leaders and would-be messiahs take advantage of people's basic need for hope, and soulless corporations run by greedy little monsters squeeze every last dime out of their consumers even if they end up killing them, and elected officials care more about whatever they stoop down and squat out than the people who need their help.
If such a scenario is too hard to imagine, then you're just not paying attention, and you need a crash-course in the realities of human sewage and the power of truth. Begin with Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson's Transmetropolitan, which got its start on July 9, 1997.
Five Stars is a new interview feature in which Steve Morris looks back over an artist's career by discussing five of their milestone works. We kick off the series with an interview with Declan Shalvey.
Throughout his career, Shalvey has chosen his projects carefully, and moved between creator-owned projects and work-for-hire in a way that has made him one of the most impressive and prolific artists of his generation.
Phil Hester is one of my favorite creators in comics. No matter what he's working on, whether it's writing the working-class magic epic that is Mythic, drawing a classically underrated run on Swamp Thing, or working as a cartoonist on his mind-bending The Wretch, number one with a bullet on the list of comics you probably haven't read that you definitely should, he brings a level of skill to the table that makes it all worth checking out. And when he's going deep into a new high concept, it's the best.
So when AfterShock Comics announces that he's teaming up with Warren Ellis --- who, as you may already know, is no stranger to high concept titles himself --- then it's definitely something to get excited about. It's called Shipwreck, and just going from today's announcement, it's going to be a weird one.
The polls are closed and it's official, the United Kingdom has decided --- by a narrow margin --- that it wants to leave the European Union. I mean, who could blame them? Aside from the worker's rights, trade agreements and the opportunity to travel between member states, what does the EU even do? I mean, aside from the funding provided to the areas of the UK that London often neglects, environmental legislation and education and research funding.
So you've voted Leave, and you want to treat yourself to a nice comic to spend the weekend with. We've picked out five of our favorite independent comics to peruse while you wait for Article 50 to be enacted.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.
This week the bats are out of the belfry as we look at five of Batman’s greatest team-ups!
Unless you're the kind of traditionalist who knows that today is the day to send your true love four colly birds, the post-Christmas hangover is well and truly upon us. But doesn't that just mean that it's time to do something for yourself?
Of course it does, and to help you with that, Comixology has kicked off a sale on Dynamite Entertainment's entire line, offering up over 2,500 comics to get for half off. But with that many, you might need some help narrowing it down, and if that's the case, I've picked out two of the best comics you can grab before the sale ends on Sunday, featuring two of your favorite cinematic heroes: James Bond and Shaft.