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      CommentAuthorSonny
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2010
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    I'm sure a lot of you read Comic Book Resources anyhow, but in case you don't: LINK.

    Interesting list. To be expected, it's very Transmet/Planetary heavy. Looking back, it's amazing how many will-be-legend artists the guy's worked with. What does everyone think of the list? What would you change/leave on?
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    VERY Transmet/Planetary heavy. I get that it was supposed to be individual stories, but they listed them by trade collection anyway, so I think that they should have just had them down as the entire series for two separate entries... I think it missed a lot of the really great individual Planetary stories by just having the collections, like that. At the top of my list: "Planet Fiction."

    I would have liked to see Crecy on there, too, as well as Stranger Kisses (because it's like Videodrome!). Nice that Warren was given his own category, though... Say, anybody remember City of Silence?
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    I tend to think of the stories as individual series. Transmetropolitan gets one entry, as does Planetary, Fell, etc. The individual issues are chapters in a book, some of which are heavily stand-alone (Planetary, Fell) while others work best with the whole run. Plus the list fails due to a lack of Ignition City, and I've got to track down Crecy one of these days.
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2010
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    As said already, Planetary & Transmet should've been listed as whole series. Nextwave is awesome but why two entries? Fell *is* a serial, but each can be read as a stand-alone so that I understand. But that said any list that misses off Crecy, Ministry of Space, Orbiter, Ignition City, and as frequentcontributor says Stranger Kisses, is pretty failworthy..

    And I'm pretty sure I'm missing some there.
    • CommentAuthorDan Kelly
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2010
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    No Lazarus? Hmph...
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2010
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    @frequentcontributor - I remember City of Silence.

    Missing from the list - Ministry of Space, Orbiter, Crecy (his single best work, IMO - hell, all the apparat stuff) and SCARS.
    • CommentAuthorsamishah
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2010
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    Yeah, for me Lazarus, Crecy and Orbiter are glaring omissions. Obiter is my favorite.
    • CommentAuthorepalicki
    • CommentTimeMay 13th 2010
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    Gah. They broke their own rules in calculating the results. Ministry of Space and Ignition City should have made the list, and I can't believe Extremis didn't at least make the Top 15.
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    OCEAN
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    GLOBAL FREQUENCY #2

    not only my favorite comic from warren, but my favorite single issue of all time.
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    I guess I wasn't really thinking of his Marvel stuff, but his Thunderbolts was good fun, and I'd sneak it in as one story.
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      CommentAuthorPupato
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2010
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    love a short story from DV8 called "THREE" & "STRANGE KISS" of course; i´ll never forget the day i bought it. Didn´t know Ellis nor Wolfer, & i was young & innocent, but after reading that... that... THING!, i´ve never been the same...
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      CommentAuthorCharlene
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2010
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    No Hero
    • CommentAuthorStyphax
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2010
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    I'll get back to this thread once I read No Hero and Black Summer (Comic shop had a Memorial day discount)
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      CommentAuthorNavrozov
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2010
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    I am disappointed that this thread does not focus on the greatest Warren Ellis anecdotes going.

    This one time in Southend...
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    What? No love for Switchblade Honey?

    "I am a Naval Aviator. I do not commit crimes."
    C'mon people! Isn't there a lesson in that for all of us?

    The following offspring of Ellis' love affair with space all have a very special place on my shelves:
    Ministry of Space, Ocean, Orbiter, and Switchblade Honey.

    Even with a shelf full of Transmet, Gravel (old and new), and most of the Avatar releases, the above four remain the ones which I have loved the most.

    It's the sentiment that gets me I think.
    I'm a romantic at heart, who wants earth to court space in a gentlemanly fashion, get married on Mars, then take a honeymoon cruise off to further reaches with a thirst for adventure and exploration.
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    To me it's HAUNTED, his first HELLBLAZER trade. Best thing Ellis ever wrote!
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    @Joe Distort

    I actually liked Global Frequency #3 better, but the whole series rocks.

    I prefer to read just the first 5 tpbs of Transmetropolitan - the second half of the series was a bit of a letdown for me. But the best Transmet for me is the Tales of Human Waste tpb, which collected Spider's columns. SJ worked best for me as those short concentrated bursts of goodness.
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    I agree with everyone..feeling Ministry of Space and Ocean are glaring omissions. Extremis is another horrible omission. I feel Planetary as a whole story is phenomenal. Especially when read as one piece. The mysteries and clues really come together so well, as a whole piece. But there are definitely some stand-out stories. Planet Fiction is an easy one. Also love the story when Elijah goes to seek advice from Melanctha. That one is so mind bending on several levels. We gain wisdom and tutelage from our elders who then return to the earth to become part of our medicine and food. That concept alone is highly inspiring.

    I would also include Crooked Little Vein. It's no comic but, still...
    • CommentAuthorVickyHall
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2010
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    Perhaps Lazarus has been left out because it's a collection of stories rather than an arc. But "Lucy's Drowning" is as good as any other on that list. I'm surprised the Desolation Jones story isn't higher up the list. There's Hitler porn, for chrissakes.