Archive for the ‘Curse You Warren Ellis’ Category

Two things I read in the comic shop.  One is Electropolis, by Dean Motter.  The other is the first issue of Warren Ellis’s Supergod.  Let’s do…ah, Electropolis first.

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Warren Ellis, as you may know, recently released a book of his essays (I guess?) on Lulu.  He and a friend of his knocked the thing together basically for no money, and now it’s for sale and people buy it.  I haven’t bought it, because I’m not really that excited by Ellis’ criticism, but that’s neither here nor there.

What’s here is this:  to any sensible person, this is a plan that obviously has no direct benefit to a person unless they are Warren Ellis.  And, for some reason, any time anyone mentions that, Warren et al talk to us like we’re a bunch of lazy crybabies.

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rabiesThis is actually a kind of a trick, because if you asked me, “Chris, what diseases are you afraid of getting?” the only sensible answer I could reply with is, “All of them.”  But some diseases terrify me more than others because they are TERRIFYING.

As a public service to you, I am going to describe them, and describe why they are terrifying, so that way you will know which things you ought to be afraid of and when.

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rex-dexter-1Another entry into the Whitechapel “Remake/Remodel” thread. This week: “Rex Dexter of Mars!”

Well…not exactly “of” Mars. From there, yes,but…

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Another entry into the Whitechapel “Remake/Remodel” thread on Warren Ellis’s Whitechapel board.

This week’s entry: Captain Justice!

captain-justice

We’ll just say it again: CAPTAIN….JUUUUUUSSSSSTTTIIIIICCCCE!!!!

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One of the best features of Warren Ellis’s old Engine forum was the occasional call for redesigns of old/disused/public domain characters. Ellis has resurrected the notion on his current forum, Whitechapel, irma-vepand he picked a doozy to start out with.

Irma Vep is a character from a 1916 French serial “Les Vampires.” She is, essentially, a French goth ninja jewel thief in a black winged bodystocking.

There is absolutely no way to improve on this design. It is simple, elegant, functional, and stylish.

I tried just the same.

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