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    • CommentAuthorfod_xp
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2009
    I got mine way back in late April. Thank you Russo's Books and Mr. Ellis. I enjoyed both issues tremendously. I cannot wait to repurchase this in the hardcover.

    I am buying the wrap covers because they are groovy. Gianluca Paglirania(sp) has beautiful art.
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    So I'm standing at my LCS/ used media store that my g/f and I frequent, selling my first 3 season collections of Lost, when I ask what's new with Warren Ellis.

    The clerk mentions Ignition City. Remembering that I'd heard about it here, I got issue 1 and 2.

    Now I am sad, for two reasons; one, because I have to wait for the next installment and two, because there isn't any indication that there will be more stories in the future for this wonderful view of yesterday's tomorrow today.

    Saint Dharma
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2009
    Actually I think the Avatar folks who reply to posts here have suggested that there will be more Ignition City after this miniseries - I think it was mentioned that there would be occasional miniseries, rather than an ongoing title, but that there are more stories coming down the line.
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    @oddbill - Yep, there will indeed be future mini-series for Ig City. Same creative team and everything.
    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2009
    Ignition City 2's painted cover is most excellent.
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2009
    I am impatient for #3. How did I do this week-to-week comic thing for so long?
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2009
    I thought I asked this question but apparently hit the back to discussions link rather than add comments.

    anyway, how many issues will this first mini-series be?
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    #3 in stores next week!
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2009 edited
    #3, already? Frak!
    I bought #1&2 last Saturday and haven't had the time to read them
    (since, mind you I also purchased Gravel vol1 and #11 plus FA vol 2 but I keep that for later)
    Yet, one can already notice serveral parts in #1, the setting of a fifties Berlin world, with a dlicious supsension of disbelief along with a bit of Uchronia, then that flashback on Mary's life
    through her memories of her departed dad

    That's all I can say since I haven't really read it for the mo. Of course I enjoy the rythm of this opening episode, which pace is more Freakangelesque than Annamercuresque or Gravelesque.
    Glad to hear there'll be several mini-series. I think it fits the principe of this uchronia.
    Now, this thread being about #2, I guess I'll be back.
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2009 edited
    So here we are invited this time to a Goodis/noir tale set on an alternate post WWII earth. The first two issues are concentrating on characterization:and as in a noir novel, characters are right from the begining pointed at as not being what they seem to be, like for example
    Mary bothers to write a telegramme to inform her mother about the latter's death, and takes the opportunity to insult her.
    Quincy Bryant whose wall behind the desk is a space heroes wall of fame yet on the other side, inside Quincy's office, the flipside of same wall is covered with hot pin-ups.

    What is attractive in these two first issues is the sense of desoriented fatalism which seem to drag dwellers into losing control. Ellis's irony is at its best here again (people who live in a rocket have to defecate in a pot and throw the turd by the ship's porthole)
    Let's skip favorite lines, since my favorite favorite one has alreadiy been quoted, the one about bolt washers.
    In fact something has jumped up to my mind while reading:
    feces. Yes it's an issue:
    It's not evident, it's just I'm wondering if there's not something to focus on there, or is it because Ignition city appears to be a bloody shithole on the planet?
    It starts with sloat's diarhea which is opposed to Lightnin Bowman's constipation, a disorder shared by many people here due to the food. I arleady mentioned the lack of main sewer. Colloquialisms are also excrement-orientated: "You're shitting me." People are called asswipes, assbandits (well there's a shift of meaning here but nevertheless), and they live in wingless shitboxes.
    "I swear everyone here stinks of food-pill farts" Mary says. " As a matter of fact, the word shit is written almost on every page and then you can read "...g's going to shit himself" on Rock's journal, which is (precisely?) what Gears says while watching Mary leaving with a gun on her hip

    Of course it is not the only aspect of Ignition City that attracts attention, but I just felt I should jot down my first impressions. Having read quite a few Ellis books, I've got a hunch that there is a pattern here which will appear issue after issue.
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    when is this going to be available for re-order? my store got half their initial run damaged, so i waited for the new ones. the new ones sold very fast, and now it appears it is not available for re-order?
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    when is this going to be available for re-order? my store got half their initial run damaged, so i waited for the new ones. the new ones sold very fast, and now it appears it is not available for re-order?

    I would tend to call bullshit, but... WILLIAM?
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    they checked while i was standing there, these guys never pull the "oh we cant order it" crap. they do get stoned and FORGET to order things sometimes, but they are always straight with me.
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    @joe - This book is going in and out of stock right now, copies are selling as fast as we are sending more. But tell your store to put it on backorder. I just sent out a huge re-stock, so if they get an order in with Diamond, they will certainly be filled from the new inventory. Sorry to hear you are having problems.
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2009 edited
    You won't believe me I had totally forgotten about my
    theory. But I now remember I definitely wanted to write it down. I'm gonna scan all the next issues to check whether that pattern is solid.
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    thanks a lot!