ONE AND DONE: Moon Knight—It Doesn’t Take Much

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You ever see The Raid? It’s this Indonesian action movie. It (and its sequel) is probably one of the best action movies in recent memory.

The plot of The Raid is ridiculously simple. One cop, in one building, against an army of criminals. It is an hour and a half of dudes wrecking shit. It’s eighty minutes of brutal martial arts. It’s something that’s been done lots–you can describe a ridiculous number of movies that way, thanks to Die Hard–but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s absolutely thrilling, a marvel of craft and assured filmmaking.

Warren Ellis and Tula Lotay take on Rob Liefeld’s Supreme in SUPREME: BLUE ROSE

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Back in the original days of Image Comics, Rob Liefeld’s Supreme was one of the central characters, a Superman analog who later enjoyed a fantastic run with Alan Moore at the writing helm. And now, with other Extreme STudios character completely rehabilitated (Glory, Prophet) Supreme is getting a new look with Warren Ellis and Tula Lotay (ELEPHANTMEN, The Witching Hour) taking on SUPREME: BLUE ROSE.

Warren Ellis to revamp Dynamite’s Superpowers Universe

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TweetWell well, Dynamite is putting together quite a collection of creators, aren’t they? Here’s a big one: Warren Ellis will take over the Project Superpowers universe later this year. Just what that means isn’t entirely clear, but according to senior editor Joe Rybandt, Ellis will be given “carte blanche to reimagine these characters and this […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/9/13: You’ll love comics even more after you read this!

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Tweet§ It isn’t just here, folks: in India a cartoonist has been arrested for harassing a woman over the phone. A female translator who hired him to illustrate a cover for a book complained that the unnamed cartoonist was calling her late at night with crank calls. The perp was found to have four other […]

Marvel Announce Moon Knight #1 from Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey, and Jordie Bellaire

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TweetAnnounced by the LA Times today – just in time for Thought Bubble, bless ‘em – is the news that Marvel will be launching a new Moon Knight series next year with writer Warren Ellis, artist Declan Shalvey, and colourist Jordie Bellaire.

Warren Ellis to descend on New York later this week

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Tweet Writer Warren Ellis is making an EXTREMELY RARE appearance in New York with a talk sponsored by Vulture and GQ, and a signing at Forbidden Planet. Both events are sure to be spoken of in terrified whispers for generations to come. RSVP for this to events@nymag.com

Marvel in December: Welcome Back, Peter Parker, Bye Kaine

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TweetMarvel have released their solicitations for December, including a lot of odd decimal placements, an apparent return for Peter Parker, the finale of Scarlet Spider, and a whole load of other stuff. Here’s a few bulletpoints about what you can look out for over Christmas: If you want the full set of solicitations rather than […]

The week in review: No one did anything they didn’t want to

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Now that the outrage-o-tron has moved from torture to movie casting, here is a round-up of reactions to the “Torture Cover” post the other day. Actually I don’t even need to write anything, as the Outhouse already summed it up with CROSSED TORTURE VARIANT CONTROVERSY SPARKS SURPRISINGLY CIVIL DEBATE ON INTERNET. It’s true. No one was blackballed, castigated or petitioned. The effects and provenance of disturbing material were widely debated, but it was generally decided by everyone involved that those who like it can like it, those who want to throw up can move right over to the toilet.

Image Expo: Warren Ellis’s Scatterlands launches Image’s DRM-free digital storefront

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Tweet Image will be publishing digital collections of the handsome webcomic Scatterland by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard, it was announced as part of this Image Expo hoopla. You can buy the first collection right here in DRM-free pdf, cbz, cbr and ePub format. The first issue is $.99. It’s part of a larger move […]

IRON MAN HOUR: Hannah Meets The Mechanic in Iron Man 3

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TweetThe first Iron Man movie landed like a bomb blast in my personal pop culture universe, making me believe that superhero films could find their own voice while forming a dialogue with comics. Strict adaptations hadn’t been that great in the past and there needed to be another approach, one that had a deeper understanding […]

On the Scene: Pros Wrestle with Tony Stark’s Appeal in ‘Iron Man at 50′ Event

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Tweet The fact that both the Iron Man character and the Avengers team has reached their 50th anniversary since creation hasn’t received a lot of attention in the press, and this could be because the immense success of the IRON MAN and AVENGERS films means that the powers that be don’t particularly want the public […]

INTERVIEW: Marie Javins on Super-Geekdom and Compassion in IRON MAN: EXTREMIS

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Tweet Reading Marie Javins new IRON MAN: EXTREMIS prose novel, released April 16th, on my iPad, gave me an eerie moment of realizing how much had changed in the technological surface of our lives since Warren Ellis and Adi Granov released their Iron Man comic arc EXTREMIS in 2005 and 2006. Facebook was around then, […]

MEGA-INTERVIEW with Matt Kindt: ‘find the territory that nobody has staked out yet’

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Tweet Interviewing Matt Kindt at WonderCon brought with it some unusual circumstances. Just prior to speaking to Kindt, I had the opportunity to hear him talk about his career history in a mammoth 90 minute panel interview, which I later covered for The Beat. This posed a serious question: what could I possibly ask him […]

Warren Ellis returns to Comics for ‘Scatterlands’ with Jason Howard

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TweetWell, he’s not been away really. He did a one page story with the brilliant Tula Lotay for Thought Bubble’s 2012 anthology, for one thing. But he certainly hasn’t had a major project in quite a while, that’s for sure — and now his novel The Gun Machine is completed, it looks like Warren Ellis […]

“The Disappointed Optimist”, A Review of Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts

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Tweetby Glen Downey Just over an hour into Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, the charismatic chain-smoking troubadour of transhumanism observes that he isn’t—as some have suggested—a cynic: “I think it might be truer,” he says with a grin, “to think of myself as just a constantly disappointed optimist.” But Ellis’ true feelings about the human condition, […]

Warren Ellis on writing dialogue

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In response to a reader, Warren Ellis passed along the following notes for writing dialog which strike us as very useful. With apologies, here’s the whole thing: