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  1.  (1623.41)
    I think I missed where Apparat was explained. Is it just an Avatar imprint where you can play?
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2008 edited
    Apparat started as a series of four comic 'singles', set in a sort of alternate reality where the superhero genre never took over comics. Each comic was a self-contained story with different pulp influences, an educated guess of how, for instance, the Doc Savage or Shadow type stories would look today, had they been given the chance to evolve, instead of being replaced and incorporated in superhero stories. They were collected in a single volume titled 'Apparat: The Singles Collection Volume One'.

    And now Warren is using the Apparat label to do graphic novellettes, starting with Crécy.
    • CommentAuthornickellis
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2008
    A veteran doctor returning from the front to meet an amateur detective... War with Ruritania...

    Very cool. I'm in.

  2.  (1623.44)
    Mumble. William Christensen is the graphic entertainment equivalent of a drug dealer and Warren Ellis' work is my drug of choice. May somebody never develop an artistic detoxification program to wean me off of AETHERIC MECHANICS or whatever else Ellis writes.
  3.  (1623.45)
    Weird. I only heard of Ruritania yesterday, when I read Kim Newman's A Shambles in Belgravia. And now here it is again.
  4.  (1623.46)
    It´s a beautiful cover. A stronge and suggestive image. When I read the plot description at backcover, some H. G. Wells narrativs came at my mind. There are some "elective affinities"?
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2008
    Looks interesting. Can't wait to get my hands upon it.
  5.  (1623.48)
    @ Miranda's Eyes - That may be the nicest thing anyone has said to me all day!
  6.  (1623.49)
    Wow, I feel bad I've never heard of Ruritania, so to make up for that, after checking it out on wikipedia I went and added this to its usage by other authors.
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2008 edited
    Hmmm. Lemme try to one-up.

    EDITED: William Christensen's PUBLISHING is the white-hot-ejaculate-compacted-into-porcelain on top of which of a medium-cooked-ribeye-dog-steak of a Warren Ellis script is served.


    STILL No.
  7.  (1623.51)
    @vrbtm - Good try, except I'm the publisher, not artist. 'fraid that's a no.
  8.  (1623.52)
    That's a damn pretty looking thing. The back text is so spot on to the era and style. I'm pretty sure this is going to join Crecy as one of those books I buy for my non-comic reading friends to say "Here, smart comics."
  9.  (1623.53)
    Ooh, neat! Plus it's a giant penis cover, which is always amusing.
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008
    I'm loving the concept of a graphic novella actually - sounds a really nice length. And verrry nice work to all involved on the cover - looks fab ^_^
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008
    hmmm. nicely.
  10.  (1623.56)
    UK Issue?
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008
    @William: unimportant details? No. Okay, tried again. This one should go on your business card.
  11.  (1623.58)
    UK Issue?

    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008
    Looks brilliant, and the cover is lovely.
    • CommentAuthorjhjester
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008
    because my OCD wont let it go, is the British Horrible said with a silent H? Hense the "an horrible" instead of "a horrible?"

    I know, fuck me for being knitpicky, but my brain starts to itch if I can't see the reason.