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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeAug 25th 2010
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    Black Summer was the first comic that actually made me feel something, with the Tom in Issue 3. I've read BIG EVENT BOOKS that MEAN THINGS, but Issue 3 of Black Summer was HOLY SHIT SOMETHING JUST HAPPENED AND IT MEANT SOMETHING.

    So I'll have to go with Black Summer.

    I like Fell because it tickles me fanboy innards, and pretty much anything that's come out in the past couple of years (Avatar stuff anyway, I don't regularly read Marvel books, even when Mr. Ellis is involved) is damn fine work. I just really need to work on things from before I was really reading his books.
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2010
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    GLOBAL FREQUENCY
    PLANETARY
    FELL

    Not necessarily in order, but those are my holy trinity.

    Close runners up:

    (again NOT in any particular order)

    CRECY
    MINISTRY OF SPACE
    OCEAN
    ORBITER
    TRANSMET
    AUTHORITY
    DOK SLEEPLESS
    IGNITION CITY

    Soon to be counted in the above if nothing else changes:

    SUPERGOD
    CAPTAIN SWING
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      CommentAuthorcosta_k
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2010
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    Uhm offhand...NEXTWAVE: AGENTS OF H.A.T.E. and GLOBAL FREQUENCY I think. TRANSMETROPOLITAN too, but;

    (drumroll and shocking comic book fan confession coming up)

    I like NEXTWAVE more than TRANSMETROPOLITAN, personally. My better half isn't a big TRANSMET fan even tho she likes Senor Ellis, and I can see why.
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2010
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    Shit, NEXTWAVE is the forgotten entry in the close runners up category ..I knew I'd forget something.
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    Crooked Little Vein & Aetheric Mechanics are on their way to my doorstep as we speak. Haven't read them yet.

    My first Warren Ellis read was my favorite run on DOOM 2099 where Doom finally took over the U.S. I was really sad that didn't last; I really enjoyed it. It probably is one of my favorites. Of course I love Transmet, one of the girls I dated back in the early noneties was an avid Transmet fan, and she (along with Spider) brought me back in to the fold of collecting comics, this time as an adult, so those two will probably always take up spots in my favorites list.
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    OH SHIT HOW DID I FORGET NEXTWAVE?!?!?! one of my favorite books of the decade. maybe all time.
    • CommentAuthorTAL
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2010
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    We should all read Crécy today. It's the anniversary of the battle.
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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2010
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    TRANSMETROPOLITAN and PLANETARY.

    I consider both to be among the best works of fiction I've ever read. Both deal with themes very close to my heart.
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    Favs in no particular order. Well except Nextwave and Planetary are my absolute favorite comics of all time. But all are just fabulous reads!

    Nextwave
    Planetary
    Transmet
    Fell
    Desolation Jones
    Change or Die story arc in Stormwatch
    Authority
    Black Summer
    Crooked Little Vein

    And I'll add... Arse clenched in excitement for the return of Desolation Jones. The book was/is fantastic. And JH Williams is stellar all the time... Yet his art has evolved to retina-searing astonishment since his last issue of D.Jones. Can't wait to see what he does with Jones on the return. But doesn't that mean Warren will be working with DC again. Is that truly in the cards?
    • CommentAuthorPablo
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2010
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    Damn, put me among those who can't believe they forgot about Nextwave. It's brilliant.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2010
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    GLOBAL FREQUENCY
    PLANETARY
    NEXTWAVE
    CRECY
    CROOKED LITTLE VEIN
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      CommentAuthorMark R
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2010
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    Transmetropolitan - Some of the first comics I read when I "got in". My favorite book.
    Fell - Good solid stories that open and close between the covers. And, Ben Templesmith.
    Planetary - Goddamn Genius. Thank you.
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      CommentAuthorKieran
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2010
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    Rough question ... let's try it :

    - Transmetropolitan
    - Global Frequency
    - Fell
    - Planetary
    - Nextwave
    - Crooked Little Vein
    - Dark Blue (which makes Frank Miller's Hardboiled look like a walk in the park)
    - The Authority / Stormwatch
    - Freak Angels

    Ok, now we are expecting Warren's own ranking of his books ?

    Kieran
    • CommentAuthortoby
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2010
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    Desolation Jones was one of the first books I read after getting back into comics as an adult (the first one was Paul Pope's Batman: Year 100). I got lucky in that I happened to choose good books without guidance. Since then I've read it over and over and I still love it.

    ...also, Planetary and Fell I found to be particularly amazing.
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    Iron Man: Extremis is what made me sit up and memorize the name Ellis. Still my favourite of his works.

    Others that stand out for me: Ministry of Space, Desolation Jones, Transmetropolitan.
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      CommentAuthorFilmFan
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2010
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    I think I treat Warren's works like drug hits, and they return the favour by expanding my mind and altering my consciousness a little more each time. So usually my favourite is the last one I read.

    But my favourite at the moment is Frankenstein's Womb because a) Google's Doodle has informed me that Mary Shelley was born 213 years ago today, and b) I made one of my brothers buy it for me on his way to the pub and I proceeded to read it between games of pool, intriguing my dad and my brothers. So it has fond memories beyond the book itself.

    I continue to enjoy reading comics in the pub, the last I read there was Scott Pilgrim Vol. 6.
    • CommentAuthorsnafu
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2010 edited
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    Wow. So many to choose from.

    Transmetropolitan is always a go to when I'm looking for something to read. I read the entire series at least once a year.

    Crecy is a great read.

    Nextwave for the sheer lunacy.

    Global Frequency

    Stormwatch and The Authority which I read as a single work I call The Lives and Times of Jenny Sparks.

    So many others. Fell, Ministry of Space, Orbiter, Two-Step, Crooked Little Vein....
    • CommentAuthorChuckH
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2010 edited
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    I have to be honest, of all his works to this point, I prefer Doktor Sleepless. The idea of a really smart guy who deliberately tries to make himself into a super villain to accomplish something (save the world, or destroy it, I dunno, and I dunno if it matters), or nothing at all (if he's basically running a big prank to amuse himself) and we don't know which is a mind blowing concept.
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    I've tried on several occasions to into Dok Sleepless but I just can't do it. I'm not a big fan of the art style either. I do, however, love the concepts and technology used. I also enjoyed looking at the wiki that was made for it.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2010
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    Doktor Sleepless has got to be one of my favorites as well, as he's just my brand of crazy.