Tag: warren ellis
The next volume of Warren Ellis’ take on James Bond, ‘Eidolon’, follows many of the same beats he established in his first story ‘Vargr’ (which was reviewed here http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/james-bond-volume-1-vargr-by-warren-ellis-and-james-masters-graphic-novel-review/). Again, Bond is the archetypal blunt instrument, sent in to do the government’s dirty work. He’s cold, efficient and ruthless and the globetrotting playboy we’ve come […]
Transmetropolitan Volume 4: The New Scum by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson (graphic novel review).
The fourth volume of ‘Transmetropolitan’, ‘The New Scum’, continues the satire, brilliance and general nastiness of its predecessors whilst still managing to ramp up the stakes. Following a brutal and unexpected ending to the last volume, ‘Year Of The Bastard’, leading man Spider Jerusalem is in a dark spot. Well, a slightly darker place than […]
Transmetropolitan Vol 3: Year Of The Bastard by Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos (graphic novel review).
‘Transmetropolitan’ is a great example of comics at their most gloriously grim, absurdly awesome and fantastically unfiltered. The book is an off the rails, hyper-real bastardised look at our society in the form of future shock. Following the journalist Spider Jerusalem, a thinly veiled cyberpunk take on Hunter S Thompson, ‘Transmetropolitan’ is comicbook satire at […]
PART ONE: SWITCHBLADE HONEY. Fold yourself, for a moment, into the warm and loving arms of the internet, and it will tell you stories of Warren Ellis – whisper myths, many largely self-propagated, of his constant attendance by a gaggle of sleek and slinky nurses (proud members of his ‘Holy Slut Army’), or his insistent […]