New York Times Best-Selling author Warren Ellis (Secret Avengers, Gun Machine) and chart-topping artist Mike McKone (Amazing Spider-Man) assemble the biggest heroes in the Marvel Universe—Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Wolverine & Captain Marvel—for Avengers: Endless Wartime, a landmark original graphic novel scheduled for release on October 2nd, 2013. This movie-length epic launches an all new original graphic novel line for Marvel Entertainment, featuring the biggest super heroes brought to life by the best creators and debuts in a high-end, oversized format featuring sophisticated packaging and design.
Y’know when you have a bad tooth, and any time you touch it with your tongue, it jolts a little lightning bolt of pain down your jaw and makes your whole head ache? But, even so, you can’t help but futz with it with the tip of your tongue all day, constantly stabbing your own nervous system with meaningless little barbs, the immediately regretting it, just because you can’t help yourself?
That is my relationship with the Crossed franchise. Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
RED 2, a sequel based on the 2010 DC Comics miniseries by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer, is moving toward production, and it looks like Summit Entertainment may have landed Anthony Hopkins to play the big bad.
Or – “Sadly, I Think I Really Meant To Pick Up #21.1…”
And here is my biggest complaint about Marvel’s Point One initiative: It’s a pain to keep track of. When purchasing this issue, I thought this was the first part of Rick Remender’s revamping of the Secret Avengers. Will my disappointment outweigh my enjoyment?
Sequart Research & Literacy Organization’s Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary Guide is now available for order through comic shops (use Diamond order code MAR111401). The book is currently listed in the books section of March’s Previews catalog (page 347) and is set to hit stores in late May.
Sequart is excited to announce that 2011 is the YEAR OF ELLIS — as in celebrated comics writer Warren Ellis. Throughout the year, we’ll be offering three books and a documentary film on Ellis, exploring his major works, his overall career, and why he deserves his status in the top pantheon of comics writers.
I have an incredibly embarrassing admission to bring to the readers of Major Spoilers. This may very well cost me geek credibility cache, but I owe you the truth.
Here’s the thing: I have never actually read Warren Ellis’ and Cully Hamner’s graphic novel, RED. Further details will only serve to compound my lapse in fandom. For example, I consider Warren Ellis to be my favorite comics author. When I say I own EVERYTHING else that Ellis has produced, I’m not overstating the facts.
Rather than spend any additional time lamenting my contemptible actions, I have decided to instead speculate on the uniquely intrinsic benefit that my lack of exposure to the graphic novel has allotted me. I went into the Cineplex with few preconceived notions of what to expect. My red and green-tinted fanboy spectacles have been cast aside, freeing me from the inevitable comparisons that typically plague my critical palate during comic-to-film adaptations.
So, faithful Spoilerites, get ready to get your ass kicked while smiling throughout the entire journey. Red is the single most enjoyable film I’ve seen all year.
Way back in 2003 (seems like forever, doesn’t it?), Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner had a little project called Red, a three issue series from Wildstorm, that follows the attempted assassination of former CIA agent Paul Moses. Moses obviously doesn’t like trying to be killed, gets his old gang back together and gives back what they got.
The mini-series has been turned into a movie starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, and others who are no strangers to comic book movies.