Warren Ellis’ afternoon ramble is about the cost of (print) comics, and where do you go from $3.99?
Concluding Volume. 1, a brief history of comics, Jack Kirby, Marvel, DC, and the connections between them. Soon to be published in what I assume will be a print-on-demand edition.
I imagine the Robot Head of Jack Kirby curses a lot as it spins down.
A collection of his online writings from the last 7 years or so, sold and printed through Print-On-Demand shop, Lulu.com.
Congratulations, Internet Jesus. BLACK SUMMER’s main story is a super hero killing the President of the United States due to his implicit and explicit approval of various crimes against humanity. I’ll be surprised if this actually gets made, but I look forward to it. More: The official Black Summer comic site. Amazon has the Black Summer Trade Paperback for $16.95.
Warren and his filthy assistant Adriana are doing a t-shirt a week, and selling via Cafepress. First up: “LOVE means never having to tell the authorities where I buried you.”
This is where the robot head of Jack Kirby has been taking you too, all this time. This is a universe that abuts our own, a vast space of cometary ideoplasm and speaking atomic structure.
Legendary Pictures has picked up the rights with Ellis serving as an Executive Producer. I’ve read the first 12 or so issues of Gravel, and it could make a fun movie. England, magic, detective grit. All good things.
I don’t think, however, that Interorbital Systems has fully embraced the science-fictional condition. There is one important omission in its list, and it’s the reason why I need to borrow $8,000 from you.
Orbiting death rays.
Ah, see, now you’re interested.
Like most of his WIRED columns, this one is almost criminally short, but it does the job.
Things like this just fall off of Warren when he’s taking his monthly bath, and it’s the most interesting thing I’ve read today.