Ignition City #1
By Zak Edwards
April 11, 2009 - 19:13
Writer(s): Warren Ellis
Penciller(s): Gianluca Pagliarani
Inker(s): Chris Drier
Colourist(s): Digikore Studios
Cover Artist(s): Gianluca Pagliarani & Chris Drier
Wednesday is new comic book day, obviously, but this day also means another consistency: Warren Ellis starting a new series. Probably one of the busiest writers in comics, Warren Ellis seems to be creating a new series every week and is writing so much it’s impossible to keep track. But I managed to get this one, thanks to a tip, and Ellis’ new series this week, Ignition City, is just plain cool. A warning, while not as offensive of some of his other stuff, this title could probably do with a looking over before handing it over to a young comic book fan to read.
Artist Gianluca Pagliarani seems to reflect this emphasis of the world over the characters inhabiting it, even on the first couple of pages. These pages feature a highly detailed landscape shot of Berlin, complete with traffic james and flying blimp like vehicles while the characters in the other panels feature very little detail. But the whole look of the landscapes in the issue are really something worth looking at, drawing on the combination of western and science fiction of the writing. It’s very pretty to look at, even if the characters lack of detail reflects their lack of interest.
7/10 Flat characters, but cool concept combined with pretty art is enough for issue #2.
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